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Thursday, January 06, 2011

I am confused. I have this toning tape - Richard Simmons that used the stretch thingie - not sure what its called. I didn't realize the importance of toning - until I have been reading the fitness articles in spark. Well each time I do it - the next day I am sincerely hurting (the first time was over a month - the last time was like a week and this time is only the day after so far.) Each time a different area of my body too. What the heck am I doing wrong? I watch the video and do it exactly on form as they are doing it...

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CHNKYCHIC76 1/11/2011 12:30PM

    Sounds like you were using a resistance band with too much resistance. Try going to Wal-Mart or Target and see if they have one with less resistance. Play with them a little bit and see what feels good. Or for the first few time do the tape without the resistance band and see if you are still sore. If that's the case it may just be that you aren't doing it quite the right way and it's throwing your body out of whack.

Good luck to you.

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MELISSAP1981 1/10/2011 10:45AM

    I hope you figure out what is wrong. Sometimes I find it hard to tell if I am doing the exercises right and I am totally un

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NIKKI_BOO 1/7/2011 2:10PM

  You could be over stretching. An over stretch of the muscle will cause SEVERE pain for a few days.

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SBILLIAN 1/7/2011 9:29AM

    Ooo, I don't know, but maybe you should try something else (SP has videos) and see if it's any better. A little soreness means you're building muscle, but sincere pain is not good.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My sister told me not to worry about her. I told her that I love her too much - and that I will always worry about her. Unfortunately my two sisters and my brother are all overweight. I finally - myself lost enuf weight to move into the "overweight" category and only just recently - (according to all the bmi charts - I was obese). I am excited to be down to this category - and feel like for the first time I have the right momentum. According to my family - I'm the thin one.... I've kinda got a wierd problem - when I look in the mirror - I think I look thinner than I really am...... I know this to be true because every picture of me - gives me a jolt = and I ask myself - is that really me?
This year - I will be a healthy weight. I will look at my picture and say I look fantastic!!!

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STALEYK 1/6/2011 5:41AM

    You can do it lady! We can do it together. We're heading down the right road.

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SBILLIAN 1/5/2011 12:33PM


I always think I'm skinnier than I look in pictures too. The camera adds 10 pounds (on every side of me, apparently). Soon the pictures will catch up to the real you inside as you continue to make progress.


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MELISSAP1981 1/5/2011 10:45AM

    I can relate I am always considered the thin one in my family too. Then I get the sneers from my siblings like You are thin what do you have to worry about but to look at my BMI I am in the overweight almost obese category. I don't want them to think that I think I have it worse than them but I don't want them to think its easy for me to lose weight either. My mother is a good example though she lost 80 pounds and has kept most of it off. I would like to be in a healthy BMI by the end of the year.

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Ups and Downs

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I learned something very valuable today. Over the Christmas holidays - specifically the 24th, the 25th and the 26th of December I really did indulge - with my own consent and realization about the possible consequences. Well when I did my weekly weigh-in - HOLY - I went up 5 lbs in 3 days. I was very disappointed - saddened really - because all of the weight I had lost since I joined Spark - was 5 lbs - in 5 weeks. After 2 days of being discouraged, to say the least - one friend said, I probably needed a good "poop" lol or bm and I would be ok. I thought about that and realized that over those 3 days I wasn't "normal" and after 2 days of being back on track - I was. My hubby said - now lets look at the scale. Sure enuf - I was down 3 lbs. WOW. So armed with this 2lb gain - I really wasn't that sad nemore - figuring that a 2 lb consequence I could accept.

Even before this tho - for the first time - because of Spark - I got back on track right away and was mentally convincing myself that this was a good lesson to learn from - that you can destroy weeks of work in a very short time - SO BE MORE CAREFUL in the future.

Well over New Years - My hubby and I turned on the music and literally danced the evening away and brought the New Year in with dancing.

Today was my weekly weigh-in. WHOOOOOOOOPEEEE I was down 3 more lbs. So the 5 lb gain was gone and wooohoo I was able to lose an extra lb.

I learned to not take the numbers so seriously - or the setbacks - just get back on track and let "sweatin" take care of sweatin the small stuff. He He

Can you tell I am thrilled .....

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DANCINTEA2529 1/6/2011 3:25AM

    I didn't do my work out even once during the week between Christmas and New Year but I am back on track. Two days of adjusting to the news from the Provincial Tribunal has been hard but I am aware and tracking what I am eating is making me much more aware and accountable.

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SBILLIAN 1/5/2011 12:55PM

    Gettin' back in the groove is awesome! It's not the mess-ups that matter, it's how fast you get back on track.

You did emoticon

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Monday, January 03, 2011

I have family and friends who I love dearly and are unhealthy weights. I so want them to find the inspiration I have from this Spark site - but don't want to offend or sound like I am hounding them. I also want them active here to understand and participate in my support network (which I am trying to build at the moment). I even went so far as to sign some on myself .... lol .... but to date not one has made a spark page - or read my congratulatory emails - I know cause I talk to them almost every day lol. Any suggestions - should I just let it go???? I am sincerely fearful of losing them early and so want them to enjoy a healthy life and healthy body. I have had complete strangers already in Spark that have lifted me and touched my heart and inspire me... I figure if anyone can give me suggestions - its YOU, the members of Spark - I am asking.... for your thoughts and help......and ideas.... I look forward to your thoughts ......

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DANCINTEA2529 1/6/2011 3:21AM

    Well sis I am here and have been on everyday for the last 3 days and have made my sparks page................thanks for your encouragement. Checking in and see how we are doing. You know the old adage "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink" . We all get on board at our own rate and I know I am trying so just keep encouraging but don't hound lol. love you and appreciate your help. emoticon

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STUBBSKID69 1/3/2011 2:56AM

    I totally understand your frustration. My brother-in-law is having problems with uncontrolled diabetes right now and I'm very concerned about him. I've talked to him about this site and what a great resource it is, but he hasn't looked at it yet. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink.

Maybe, you could start out small with your friends and family. Ask one or several of them if they would like to start walking with you on a regular basis. Encouraging them towards consistent physical activity of any form is helpful.

As you continue to lose weight and get healthier, your friends and family are going to start asking you questions about how you are doing it. Leading by example is usually the best way to get others to change.

Food and weight problems are a type of addiction. People have to be ready to make the change in their lives before they will be successful.

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