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I'm in trouble

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I'm already sore from this mornin's work out.

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MIGIRLJLO89 2/4/2010 1:53PM

    When I am sore, I try to be positive. When our muscles are sore, they are burning calories to try to repair the damaged muscles. When they do, the come back bigger. The bigger the muscles, the more calories it takes to sustain them- that is matabolism! So when you're sore, just think about how amazing you're doing and how many calories you're burning by just sitting there!

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Not sure if it's real or not.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

I forgot to take measurements a month ago when I re-started, but I SWEAR my butt looks smaller.

If you see my consistency, You'd hope I wasn't imagining things.

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RNSHARON 2/4/2010 12:36AM

    I bet you're right! There are so many positive signs we are doing things right (besides the scale).

Keep up the good work!

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Pep Talk today

Friday, January 29, 2010

It's not about the scale today... it's not about the scale today... keep going, keep trying... keep pushing... keep ENJOYING what you've been enjoying. The weight loss will come... the fitness level will keep improving... trust the system... trust the program.


My issue with the Biggest Loser Trainer

Monday, January 25, 2010

It's my own fault, really... to think that there may be a TV Personality out there that actually believes what they say, and supports the hype of their show as part of their ethical fabric in other areas of their lives.

Oops... my fault... Of course not.

I was shopping this weekend and caught glimpse of a dietary "supplement" with Jillian Michaels (from the Biggest Loser) face and body on it. It should be known that I have a particular aversion to celebrity endorsements and the irrisponsible use of mass media- hence my slightly elevated irritation.

Apparently, there's not Santa Clause, either. What's this world coming too.

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JCJSKI5645 1/25/2010 8:11PM

    You're so right! Glad to know I'm not the only one thinking it!

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RED_JEEP_LADY 1/25/2010 4:31PM

    The product placement on the show got to me too!

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RUNTRILAUGH 1/25/2010 3:50PM

    the whole biggest loser thing has always struck a chord with me.

they put the idea out there that you can/should lose waaaay too much in too little time for the average joe

most people can't and shouldn't do what they do on that show anyway!

and yes, it IS sad what people will do for $$$
bet the biggest losers don't take her supplement!!!

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CRYSBROWN1 1/25/2010 3:19PM

    I've seen her diet products which I feel are completely contradictory to what she tries to promote during the BL, it's amazing what some will do for $$.

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SARAH-BELL 1/25/2010 11:12AM

  I totally agree, while i love the biggest looser. I feel like it is being too commercialized and I am starting to question what kind of advice they are giving. Whether is is real or if they are trying to make money. Hopefully it is a little of both. My hope is that they have enough integrity to say no if it is product they don't believe in or if they don't think people should use something as a weight loss tool.

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MTHAMES1 1/25/2010 11:11AM

    She has a commercial out now trying to get people to join her website which I believe is a pay site.

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STRIPEDTIGER 1/25/2010 11:10AM

    Endorsements can certainly be irresponsible and down right unethical but, with complete agreement for your point, I would add that as consumers we also need to take some responsibilty for educating ourselves.

I know someone who is taking this product and I'm afraid for them. It's supposed to be for 14 days to "kick start" weight loss. What happens when you are no longer taking the caffeine? Withdrawl, lack of motiviation and a slump in energy that will have a mental effect.

I'm glad you've brought this up. Hopefully someone who was considering it will see it and change their mind. =D

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BAILEYSMOM7 1/25/2010 11:07AM

    Funny! I am shocked and sad that the trainers (well, her) peddle products. I even had to stop watching the show because I was SO tired of the ads for gum, storage containers, etc. Just felt too commercial to me.

Good for you for reading the ingredients and walking away!

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Eliptical can be diverse

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I did an eliptical work out this morning and discovered it's diversity by varying my posture and intensity. Push versus pull, no arms, squat, stabilize. We'll see how I feel tomorrow.


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