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Motivation were are you?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ok I am back to exercise classes.
So that helps alot. Reading about
more motivation. The ice is almost
gone in the yard. A start of a new
year, the possiablties. emoticon

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DOOLEYBABE 1/16/2014 12:56PM

    Every little bit helps. Keep it up and you will get there. My yard is still an ice rink!

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FIT4MEIN2013 1/14/2014 11:52AM

    Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.

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Going to exercise and doing physical therapy...

Friday, November 15, 2013

I know I have to watch portion
sizes. The Holidays are hard.
But I'm working at being in shape.

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MRSJERRYBUSH 11/24/2013 10:54AM

    emoticon emoticon You can be proud of your reserve.

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MCFITZ2 11/15/2013 11:24PM

    Just keep working on it. That's my area of challenge also. That said emoticon

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Back to exercise classes...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I am working at it and going
to physical therapy. Having
trouble with the knee I had
replaced. If I get my Quaids
stronger it will help.

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JIACOLO 11/12/2013 11:05PM

    Good luck!

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To many things...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Getting in the way of my exercise classes.
I am still walking the dog daily. But need to
find ways back to exercises. Maybe after
this week of appointments.

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MAUREENIE1 11/8/2013 3:13AM

    Good for you for keeping up with walking our dog!

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Back at senior exercise.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

I am back taking senior exercise
class. So walking my dog and
taking exercise classes three
times a week. My legs get aching

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MRSJERRYBUSH 10/6/2013 11:40AM

    Way to go! emoticon

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PHATPAT18 10/3/2013 9:01PM

    Great job getting back into it.

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SUSANBEAMON 10/3/2013 12:45AM

  all good for you.

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