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I did a yoga stretching class for the first time.

Friday, November 05, 2010

I did a yoga stretching class for the first time and I LOVED it! I can't believe how stiff I was! Nothing feels as good as getting all your muscles stretched, especially my spine! Maybe I found an exercise I like! Here's hoping!

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SUSAN1ARNOLD 11/6/2010 7:25AM

    Good for you!! Just wish I had the time for classes. I just know I would love a yoga/pilates type class but just can not find the time to do it consistently. Keep us posted on how it's going and how often you go. Happy Saturday. Susan emoticon

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I learned something today

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I learned something today. We make hamburgers about once a week and buy whatever is on sale. Well, I bought 20% fat hamburgers, never really thinking too much about the calories.

I researched the calories in the size hamburgers that I made and I was ASTOUNDED at how many..just for the meat alone, not counting the bun or anything else! I won't be making this mistake again...too bad I didn't research it before eating dinner!

Oh well, like I said, I have learned something. When we have hamburgers again I will get the very lean ground beef. You can save yourself half of the calories by doing that.

Needless to say, I went way over my calories for the day from this meal...I won't make that mistake again. I can thank SP for encouraging me to research this kind of thing, something I've never done before.

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RONIH2O 8/11/2010 11:04PM

    I think what I was putting in my mouth was one of the biggest shocks I had when began with Spark People. I have to plan ahead now so I know if I am going to have a big lunch, I have enough to eat for dinner that I don't wake up hungry in the middle of the night but don't go over my goals.

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I lost a pound!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I decided to weigh today, just to see what 2 days on this program might have done for me and I was very happy to see I had lost a pound! It might not seem like much, but it's been 10 months since I have seen the scale go down at all! I've only seen it climbing so this is great news for me and helps me to feel even more motivated! YAYY! emoticon

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RONIH2O 8/8/2010 7:26PM

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I love it when that happens. Congrats to you and best of luck this week!

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TAMNTN 8/7/2010 12:47PM

    AWESOME! You are on your way...keep it up...you can do it! Keep on Sparking! :)

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SMILINDI 8/7/2010 11:28AM

    Every Great Journey Begins With THE FIRST STEP! I am thrilled for you~one pound down dear lady, and YES THAT IS GREAT TO CELEBRATE! I haven't looked at your spark page, but am looking forward to doing so. Please feel free to come visit me~I have had one great journey, that likewise began with the first pound shed. Smiling so big for you, that I am. emoticon

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First impressions

Friday, August 06, 2010

So far I am loving this website and all of the fun features. I have been customizing my meals with what I have at home already. It's great to be able to track my calories. They sure add up fast!

I have had a few ups and downs with weight gain over the years. I always relied on diet pills to keep me in check. Every time I go off of the diet pills, I gain weight though and I'm tired of that! It's not healthy for me to take diet pills all the time anyway so I am hoping I can do this on my OWN willpower!!

I exercised today and that is something I don't do very often. This site motivated me to do that! I hope I can keep this enthusiasm going for the long run!

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RONIH2O 8/6/2010 6:20PM

    I have lost over 60 pounds since starting here and it was so much easier than I thought it would be. As with everything--if you want it you can do it.

Welcome and best of luck on your journey here.

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ROSE1951 8/6/2010 3:01PM

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IOWEIT2ME 8/6/2010 2:16PM

    I've been here two months now. I agree, it is a great site with plenty of support! I am motivated by all the weight loss success that many people are having! We will soon be able to add our names to that list as well. Continued success to you!

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JLBOORMAN 8/6/2010 1:30PM

  I am new to this website too. I started on Monday and find it a great help. If you struggle with enthussiasm I am sure there will be someone on this website that will give you plenty!

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