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4 Weeks back on track and feeling better!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

After getting away from what worked, I have now gone 4 weeks of eating right, exercising, tracking, reading, staying motivated and it is paying off. Read two books "Maximize your Fat Loss" and "You on a Diet" by Dr. OZ.

  
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JEN169 7/22/2011 12:32AM

    Give the Dukan Diet a try! It will keep you totally motivated as you see yourself transform.
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Back to Square One - getting remotivated

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Well - I learned from my 2009 mission to loose weight that for me I have to continue to monitor my calorie intake, don't get away from exercising and when the weight starts to creap up attack it. I always learn the hard way. SP has been great and I'm looking forward to 2010 and re-dedicating myself to a healthy lifestyle. I felt I had really changed my eating habits and exercised more than I had but once I stopped monitoring I slowly went back to old habits. NOT GOOD but it taught me a lesson and I won't give up. Now I know what I need to do and I have to build a strategy to adhere to it.

Do any of you have any tips or suggestions for getting back on track and staying with it.

  
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KRISTYSMOM 1/17/2010 12:26AM

    Mike,

you can do this.. you are one tough cookie..lol a sugar free one.. in your corner..

trish

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GETFITAGAIN09 1/7/2010 12:57PM

    Thanks Katy Sparkers for the advice and support. I'm mad as hell and i'm not going to take it anymore!!!!!

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KIMBIE100 1/6/2010 9:33PM

    Good to see you again Mike. You've been missed. It's so easy to get side-tracked and slip back into the old habits. Why is that when we know how hard we worked before and, as we age, we may have to work harder? I agree with both of our dear friends here. They give excellent advice.

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JANESMISSION 1/6/2010 2:55PM

    Glad to see you back! My tips would be to only allow yourself a treat/dessert after dinner if you have honestly tracked your calories for the day and have room for certain (that forces me to track), make the appointments for workouts like Jayne suggested - it will become a habit eventually, and challenge yourself to eat more fruits/vegetables and make healthier food choices every day.

Hang in there and way to get back on the horse!
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BBAHONORS 1/6/2010 1:49PM

    emoticon to see you here again!

The only advice I can give you is to schedule appointments with yourself to work out until it becomes a regular habit. Hope this helps!

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Is Golf considered exercise?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some say golf isn't much exercise. I wore a heart monitor just to see how many calories I would burn in 4 hours of golf. I was shocked when my Polar indicated 1500+ calories. Heart rate never got above 135-140 but that surprised me. I used a golf cart since they build courses today so you have to take one. I miss the old tee to green courses where you could easily walk. What do you think......is golf exercise????

  
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BUZYBEEDEBRA 6/18/2009 2:09PM

    I vote YES - it is exercise.

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KRISTYSMOM 6/17/2009 9:26PM

    riding a golf cart??? nahhh walking walking walking..lol

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KIMBIE100 6/17/2009 7:00PM

    Sure! Why not? How many calories would your heart monitor show you burned in 4 hours being home, at work, wherever? Anything above your resting calorie burn per minute should indicate exercise to me. (Does that make sense?)

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Do Chubby people prefer food or sex?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hmmmmmm.....give me a kiss and pass the potatoes!! emoticon

  
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BOTZZZ 4/11/2009 1:20PM

    Sex ;)

As Ever
Me

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RENA1965 4/11/2009 1:17PM

    my other boyfriends name is Gym lol...

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LADY-IN-BLACK 2/25/2009 8:53PM

    Oh really hard to decide hmmmmmm SEX every day every night as often as humanly possible.

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KRISTYSMOM 2/24/2009 6:22PM

    I would rather be at the gym... is that not an option?

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SKINNYNANNY 2/20/2009 10:11AM

    I like both, but some days the order changes! lol

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CRYSTALONYX 2/20/2009 9:57AM

    I would say if the partner made me feel sexy then give me the Sex to hell with the food!

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The evening binge!!!!! Tell me your secret.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I struggle at night and counting my calories has helped, but what do you all do to stay away from a bad eating habit???

  
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CAPECODDIN 3/10/2009 8:15AM

    If I am home, I've always had a rule no food after 7 pm.... If I start heading to the pantry I grab a glass and fill it on the fridge door, cold water definitely kills my appetite... I do have a lot of fruit around which is good and I keep a basket of 100 calorie snack packs in a basket for a quick cheat.

What exactly do you want to snack on at night??

Keep up the great work!

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GETFITAGAIN09 2/15/2009 10:57PM

    Thanks ...I'm learning and all those tips have helped. For me a cup of tea or coffee and sometimes sugar free gum work best right now.

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KRISTYSMOM 2/9/2009 6:35AM

    about 99% of the time I don't eat after 8pm . I will drink water, tea, or coffee, brush my teeth. something like that. After nine, when I have the downstairs to me, i wll hula or do crunches, or step aerobics, and that usually takes care of the hunger. Sugar free gum also works.

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BACKTO122 1/30/2009 6:52PM

    I keep busy....if I have to eat I make it healthy...carrots...fruit..

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GETFITAGAIN09 1/21/2009 10:10PM

    Some great stuff....thanks for taking the time to share it with me. I am finding the water and decaf tea is helping me...but whoaaaaaa do I have some bad habits to break!!!! emoticon

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SKINNYNANNY 1/18/2009 11:45PM

    I like to munch too. So I eat fruits or veggies, and drink more water.
IT takes care of my craving and gets my alloted amount of good stuff in also.
I put my fruit or veggies in baggies after I measure them out so I am aware of what I am eating; thanks for posting this! I find myself struggling also. Tonight I went over my calories because I left snacks out in plain sight that I should have put away. Another trick for me, If I have to hunt it, I shouldn't have it. My kids deserve their treats every now and then, buu I prefer that it stay out of my sight! I also measure out my goodies, like tonight I measured a .5 cup of ice cream.
IT does satisfy my craving as much as the big bowl. I am learning to enjoy the taste, not the quantity.
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KRISHAL 1/18/2009 10:45PM

    I'm on the computer so much I don't think about snacking.
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SLESLE2 1/16/2009 11:20AM

    My success has been to be on my computer with my bottled water or hot tea in the evening time right after cleaning up after dinner. I usually have my dessert which is a piece of fruit or my fat free yogurt. Either playing a game or on sparkpeolpe website keeps me busy and I don't even think about it. Good luck in your journey to success.

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CLEANFROG 1/15/2009 10:22PM

    that's been a struggle for me also. I can't say that I'm totally over that struggle BUT I do FEEL progress because my determination is growing and the longer I work at exercising and eating right, the more progress I see on my weight tracker and the better I feel (!!!!) the stronger I get in establishing the habit of NOT eating in the evening. Good luck and let me know if I can be of support for you. emoticon

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CONNJR86 1/15/2009 9:49PM

    I have found I have to keep myself busy- even if it's just going through files(getting rid of 08 stuff) and I keep a glass of water at my side at all times. I've tried to stay away from sitting in front of the TV- Too many yummy commercials- and if that doesn't work, I go to the nutrition tracker and add whatever I'm feeling like to my daily intake and see where it puts me on the totals. Is it worth it? Sometimes it is, I just make myself do an extra mini workout the next day- Good Luck ! emoticon

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RIVER0 1/15/2009 9:48PM

    I'd have to say that there are a series of things that I do to stay away from a bad eating habit and what they are sort of depend on what the habit is. but for the most part planning is a huge part of it. I do best when I log my food ahead of time. It keeps me focused and I feel I wont' be left "out of control" Spacing out my food, so I don't ever get overly hungry is important too. a fairly large breakfast, small snack at 10 or so, lunch around 1-2 then sometimes a snack at 5 and dinner at 7. I try to stay busy too and distract myself if I have cravings. Stay hydrated, get plenty of exercise because it seems to keep my appetite under control. I try to get enough sleep too, because I get super hungry when I'm over tired. What I eat makes a difference too. White bread, sugery junk food tends to keep me in a vicious cycle of being hungry. whole grains, plenty of lean protein not so much. But when it come right down to it, the only secret to breaking a bad eating habit is to make the decision to break it and then stick to it. Good luck!

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