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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! Help!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sorry that was dramatic. I need you guys' help! I am in a wedding in the beginning of September and would love to shed about 10 pounds. I really was wondering what tips you guys had out there to curb cravings and ideas for healthy lunches I could eat in the cafeteria besides salad. I have a tendency to get bored with things quickly, but like to know my options. I also would love some healthy snack ideas besides fruit because honestly, the fruit here is never ripe, and the only fruit I eat is usually what I have at home. Also, I am so busy and wondered how everyone keeps theirselves exercising. I work out for 1.5 hours on Tuesdays, but other than that, don't seem to prioritize working out very well. I am by no means trying to crash diet, but I would love to slim down a little by then. Any motivational tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks everyone!

  
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FATHINSN 7/17/2012 1:11AM

    Uhuh, I've never try to lose 10lbs in healthy way - last time I did lose that much or more, I was having stressful moments, could barely eat so that's not a good idea.

But I can say something about exercises in busy life :D If you have barely time to get your normal workout time, say 1 hour, split your workouts in several short sessions throughout the day, squeeze in exercises! Try do exercises 1st thing in morning as you might make more excuses to not do workouts as the day passes. And short high intense exercise like Tabata also good for someone with busy schedule. I suggest you do Quickies/short sessions of exercises during workdays/expected busy days and longer medium intensity on weekends/less busy days.

You also must get good quality rest time as it also affected weight loss! Don't skip sleep, try to keep same sleep schedule, for example, sleep at 10pm and wake up 5am, don't stray too much from that sleep pattern.

How about get dried fruit or fresh fruit juices as snacks if you can't find fresh ripe fruits? Try find healthy snacks in SP Recipe, I'm sure there's something there that you can get for your needs. Drink lots and lots before you choose munching anything unhealthy. Avoid those desserts, sweets and for me, I always choose dark chocolate for my chocolate cravings but always small portion per day, not big portion every two days as it might make my craving much higher and unrestrained!

Good luck and let us know how's the result and what do you to make it happen!

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LYNNBELTONLOSES 7/16/2012 8:44AM

    GURL HEY, I WILL TELL ALL THAT HELPED ME SLIM AND REDUCE PLUS I WILL EVEN HELP YOU TAKE OFF THE 15 TO 20 POUNDS OF FAT BY SEPTEMBER HONEY (YES GURL ITS POSSIBLE) SO JUST HOLLA AT ME GURL HERE OR ON MY YAHOO I'M WHICH IS:
belton_lynn

SINCERELY
,
YOUR OLD WEIGHTLOSS SISTAH GURLFRIEND,
~lynn
(yahoo im: belton_lynn)

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Drowning and Laughing (at least I'm in good spirits!)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Ok, so this blog is about me getting back on track, which means I've been playing in all parts of the meadow that weren't on the yellow brick road (Hey, Dorothy- I'm over here!)

I've eaten mine and a friend's share of Christmas cookies, never passed down a glass of wine, or a taste of someone's sweet potato pie, and have gotten so beyond myself that I actually had to buy a new pair of jeans (See: Eat, Pray, Love) for my newly expanded muffin top (not the good kind of expansion).

So, I've finally (see other blogs for other misguidings) decided to commit to my first 10%. I currently weigh (this is an estimate), somewhere between 260 and 265 pounds and am waaaay off the beaten path. I have actually been attending a Zumba and Pilates class for the past month and a half, but it conveniently took a break between Christmas and New Years, and besides, it in no way stopped me from eating ALL THE OTHER CRAP I ate BEFORE the holidays.

So in closing, I am aiming for 27 pounds by June 3, which will put me close to my previous weight of 235.

I am going to continue attending my Zumba and Pilates class once a week, as well as, adding at least one-two days of activity at home.

I am going to eat better and focus on eating fruits and vegetables 5-7 times a day.

I am going to limit my juice intake and up my intake of water.

These are not resolutions, but instead, my goals for my own weight loss.

  
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HEALTHYFIGHTER 1/6/2012 4:18PM

    Thanks for the motivation everyone!
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SG11505 1/3/2012 4:08PM

    You can do it and we're here for support!

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CJANSEN40 1/3/2012 12:09PM

    Glad you are back, you can do it!

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JLPEASE 1/3/2012 11:54AM

    Way to stay positive!
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DADDYS_GIRL6 1/3/2012 11:46AM

    Congratulations on your goals and COMMITMENT!! A hint, it is easier to take more water if you squeeze some lemon or lime juice in it ... just a tsp or so and fresh is the best. Many calories are dropped from ones diet by going for water (even with a tsp of juice) instead of juice which are really empty calories because they don't have any nutrition in them.
Blessings on your journey!
Daddy'sGirl

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It's Been Rough...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

So for the past couple months I have had the biggest issue with CHOCOLATE you have ever seen!

Apparently chocolate has the power to jump out the wrapper and into my mouth whenever it is near me and I am just so sick of it!

But seriously, when I realized that I was getting a little thicker around the mid-section, I realized that maybe it was time for me to get my behind together!

I am a pretty self-motivated person, I really am, but apparently I am in a diet (what I'm eating, not calling this a "diet" by any means) and fitness rut.

I've been so hungry and eating a bunch of BS...and I've been lazy as sin. And I really just don't know why.

I really think that my job has been making me unhappy. That's too much for a blog to discuss at once, but let's just say, I'm not where I want to be right now.

I've been researching and applying for new jobs with not much luck, and I feel so stuck, it just makes me depressed thinking about it.

I'm kinda sick of people asking me so many questions or judging whether it looks I lost weight or not, because it just make me feel like donkey poop. And I don't like that I can tell I've gained weight in pictures, or that I feel more tired, or just feeling not like myself.

Which is exactly how I feel, like I look in the mirror and don't know who I am.

Sorry this is getting so deep but honestly I've completely lost my footing and I'm just trying to get back on track.

I was able to be so positive before but it feels like I'm slipping away from my real self.

At any rate, I'm trying to get it together and I hope you all are doing great!

  
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HEALTHYFIGHTER 11/1/2011 9:50AM

    Thanks for the advice guys!

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BABYGURL941 10/23/2011 10:24PM

    I'm where you are now. My fitness is pretty good, it's my eating that I can't seem to get a handle on. But we're not going to give up!! Just hang in there and you will get it together. emoticon emoticon

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CLASSYLADYMAY 10/22/2011 9:57AM

    Hey i know how you feel.. seems like i was there too.. then i realized i was gaining and i had to get back to really working out and eating better... i am so like you i am self motivating.. and once i get in and go for it i really do good.. but it takes planing for me.. food and exercise.. and mixing it up helps too.. also no choc or sweets in the house. cause no matter what i am addicted to sweets and its better if they arent here.. so go for it.. and think positive and i know you will do this!!! i sure hope you find another job also!! hugs Geri

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What do you guys do...

Monday, September 05, 2011

When you're bored?

So I definitely am an emotional eater. It's something I've come to grips with in my life and am taking day to day.

I can really have a handle on it at home because I stock my own fridge, but at work it's another story.

When I get bored, I have the bad habit of sticking food in my mouth.

I really don't understand how it got there most times, Lol.
Seems like I open the hatch, and food somehow jumps in my mouth.

So my question to you fellow Sparkers is, "What do you do to keep yourself from eating when you're bored?"

This really is an issue at work, "So what do you do when you're bored at work?".

Sound off! Thanks, love ya, byee!

  
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HEALTHYFIGHTER 10/22/2011 9:04AM

    Thanks Lynn! That's actually a great idea. Gotta get shopping so I can make some snack baggies. Thanks for taking the tiem out to reply. And MissMaudlyn, don't worry, those are great suggestions for when I'm bored at home!

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LYNNBELTONLOSES 9/15/2011 10:55AM

    GURL, PLZ THERE AINT NO PROBLEM TO EAT WHEN YOU GET BORED, ITS JUST WAT YOU EAT THAT IS THE ISSUE.
I WILL MAKE THIS SUGGESTION TO YOU AND IT HAS REALLLY REALLY HELPED ME WITH MY EATING.

SOLUTION: BUY SEVERAL BOXES OF HEAVY DUTY ZIPLOCK SANDWICH BAGGIES

WHEN YOU GET READY TO LEAVE HOME FOR EITHER WORK OR AN OUTTING GURL SIMPLY PORTION OFF (IN SINGLE PORTIONS FOR ONE SNACK ONLY) ONE BAG OF HEALTHY GOODIES. SO BASICALLY ON SNACK = ONE ZIP LOCK BAG. DON'T INCLUDE MORE THAN ONE HEALTHY SNACK IN ONE BAG B/C THIS GETS CONFUSING AS FAR AS HOW MANY CALORIES EACH BAG CONTAINS. YOU CAN EVEN TAKE A WHOLE BOX OF GOODIE SNACKS (CHEATS) AND DIVIDE THEM UP TOO APPROXIMATING PORTIONS.
THEN I PLAY LIKE A GAME HONEY, I TAKE ALONG WITH ME BASICALLY (1) CHEAT SNACK TO EACH (4) DIFFERENT VARIETY OF HEALTHY ONES (5 BAGS OF SNACKS TOTAL) EACH TIME I LEAVE THE HOUSE.

YOU WILL HAVE OPTIONS GURL THAT ARE MOSTLY HEALTHY AND YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF PICKING MORE OFTEN THE HEALTHY SNACKS AND LEAVING THE CHEATS BEHIND (OR AT LEAST EATING ONLY A PORTION OF THE CHEAT ONES WHICH IS REALLY A VICTORY FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU DID NOT EAT ALL THE CHEAT ONE BUT JUST PLAY WITH IT HONEY)
REMEMBER THOUGH THAT CALORIES ARE CALORIES WHETHER THEY FROM FAT, PROTEIN OR CARBS SO MIND YOUR SNACK QUANTITIES.
TRY TO ONLY CONSUME LIKE 3 OR 4 SNACKS PER DAY. ACTUALLY I'VE FOUND THAT WHEN MY WEIGHTLOSS COACH FINALLY ADJUSTED MY DIET, I DIDNT EVEN CRAVE SNACKS ANYMORE AND THEN I STARTED LOSIN MORE WEIGHT BUT GURL JUST TAKE YOUR TIME.

I HOPE THIS LITTLE "ZIP LOCK BAGGIE" TRICK HELPS YOUR.
IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS HONEY THEN JUST HOLLA AT ME, K?
AND DON'T SKIMP ON THE ZIP LOCK BAGS, THINK OF THEIR CONTENTS AS MINI SNACKS AND DON'T RECYCLE THEM JUST THROW THEM AWAY WHEN DONE, MORE SANITARY GIRL, TRUST ME.

SINCERELY,
YOUR WEIGHTLOSS GURLFRIEND,
~lynn
(yahoo im: belton_lynn)



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MISSM66 9/5/2011 8:57PM

    Sorry my Friend, at Home when I am Bored I just take a walk down Stairs and went into the gym and do some workout, or take my jump rope and go and do some jump rope. I am not working at this time,so I don't know about work, good luck emoticon emoticon

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...I've gained 15 pounds!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ok I could definitely tell, but I didn't know for sure until I pulled on my pants and they pulled across my thighs that I definitely gained some weight.

Sigh. I kinda figured I was overenjoying the summer!

With all the eating out, and not planning ahead, and partying, and drinking (not that I drink ALCOHOL! lol)...I kinda figured this would happen.

I'm not gonna be all depressed about it, but instead am going to REPRESS all my negative emotions and convert them into positive energy to get the pounds off again.

Lol I knew I was getting nervous of the scale for a reason!

But I'm back fellow Sparkfriends! And I extend a hearty high five to all of you! :). Because whether you've been kicking butt or falling off the bandwagon, you're still here, trying your best to do something great for yourself.

So I'm not going to sit here and cry and eat a bag of potato chips (cuz boy that would be so easy!).

Instead I'm going to pick up where I left off, really try and use my workout calendar (guess who worked out yesterday!), track what I eat, pack healthy meals for work, and dust myself off and try again!

I'm motivated!

  
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HEALTHYFIGHTER 9/5/2011 1:50PM

    Thanks for all the support guys...if I can only put down this hot dog! LOL JK! Off to the gym tonight (shouts emoticon in my head!)

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/4/2011 9:24PM

    Welcome back. Sounds like you had a great summer.

Happy almost - Fall. Enjoy!!

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CHRISSY1012 8/30/2011 2:57PM

    It's the summer hehe :) But you have a great outlook and sound like you're ready to get back on track - kudos!!! I just joined the SP virtual 5k race ~ might be something you're interested in.

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LOGANDRYLSMOM 8/30/2011 12:57PM

    Great attitude! you got this!

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CANDLEGIRL33 8/30/2011 11:19AM

    Everybody has ups and downs.. the best thing is that you are not beating yourself up and wondering how it happened.. . Great way to get back on the wagon! You can do it! Look how much you have done so far!

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WOLF648 8/30/2011 10:16AM

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MINENA1 8/30/2011 10:12AM

    I gained over the summer too! But I'm back at it & ready to pick up where I left off. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!! emoticon

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JIVEY1979 8/30/2011 9:52AM

    You can do it!!! You sound like you really have it in you to get that weight gone!! emoticon

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