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Forcing the gym issue

Friday, April 05, 2013

I can see now 2 weeks into my health diet that I'll get very discouraged if I only lose 1lb or less a week. I tried to do a 11min chair work out the other day, I did it for about 3-4 minutes...it killed me! My lower back is so sore I can hardly drive my car. Just shows me how far out of shape I really am. The only way I'm really going to make it is to make the 1 yr comittment, and beyond and pay them the $45 Bucks!! I hate that! Obama Care should include free gyms for tax payers, it would cut down on health care costs...could somebody please mention that to a Senator? LOL.... to be continued UGH!

  
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RODGRODMEDFLOD 5/3/2013 11:46AM

    Hope you are keeping up with the journey and still have that great motivation!

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DAY 13 OVERCAME MY VICES NOW HOW TO SQUEEZE IN EXERCISE?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

OKAY....I QUIT DRINKING
OKAY... I QUIT SMOKING
OKAY... I'VE STAYED WITH MY CALORIE RANGE

ALL THAT IS WELL AND GOOD, I'M PROUD OF MYSELF!

BUT HOW DO I SQUEEZE A HOUR OF EXERCISE INTO A ALREADY LONG DAY:
UP AT 6AM....SHOWER, DRESS, EAT BREAKFAST, PACK LUNCH, MAKE MY BED
LEAVE FOR WORK AT 7AM....DRIVE FOR A HOUR
ARRIVE AT WORK 8AM
LEAVE WORK AT 6PM
DRIVE A HOUR, GET HOME AT 7PM....CHANGE CLOTHES, FIX DINNER, CLEAN UP
NOW IT'S 7:45 PM IS THIS WHEN I EXERCISE? A HOUR BEFORE BEDTIME?
GET TO BED BY 9-9:30 PM

DO I GET A BREAK? DO I GET TO JUST SIT BACK AND PUT MY ACHING FEET UP FOR AWHILE?

I KNOW....Y'ALL WILL TELL ME TO GET UP AT 5AM....MY GOD....REALLY?

HOW DO YOU DO IT? OR DO I SETTLE FOR A 1LB WEIGHT LOSE A WEEK INSTEAD OF 2 BECAUSE I CAN'T DO A 14 HR DAY....FRUSTRATED....HELP emoticon

  
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ASHLEIGHGAL 4/16/2013 11:00AM

    I didn't have a chance to read through all the advice you got, so you may have already gotten this. Years ago when I worked in an office that had a gym, I used my lunch break to workout. You could also walk during breaks at work.
that being said the job I have now doesn't really have defined breaks and I have to work to find those times to fit in exercise, and sometimes it doesn't happen.
If all else fails, remember this. Nutrition is 80% of the equation, you can lose so much weight just by cutting your calories, hang in there girl!!

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KASHMIR 4/5/2013 4:14PM

    I take 2 walk breaks most days while at work. I also do squats and lunges when I use the ladies room. Last summer I was working 10-12 hour days, and would go straight to a park to hike immediately after work. Just a few ideas...good luck!

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2014ISTHEYEAR 4/1/2013 3:28PM

    I think everyone had some great advice. I can understand your frustration. They say weight loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. A lot of people will start losing weight if they are eating well and eating within their calorie limits. So maybe you should focus on that right now and slip a little exercise in here and there where you can. You could try doing a little bit of strength training at night, if you are sitting there watching TV. Do a few bicep curls, planks or push-ups, etc. And maybe on your days off you can get out for a long walk or something. Try to find things that you enjoy doing, so it doesn't feel so much like a chore. Just find what works for you and don't EVER give up! emoticon emoticon

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FFUSCO 3/31/2013 4:22PM

    Well, I can certainly relate.

I roll out of bed at about 6:00 am these days, un-shaved and un-showered and in route to the gym in a suit. It may seem odd, but by joining a gym nearer to my job and reporting there directly, I am actually less stressed out and feeling healthier by the day, even despite my at-times horrifying eating habits. Yikes.

It works out that by rolling early, I avoid nearly all of the traffic and nearly all of the stress. It takes me about 2/3 the time it normally takes me to get to the vicinity of work. And then, just before work, I enjoy a quick workout, shower and shave at the health club. Then I arrive at work at the usual time but already one up on everybody else cause I have worked out the stress.

Try it or something like it and report back. Thus far the routine has worked for me.

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MSKITYOCAT 3/30/2013 4:27PM

  This is an answer to your comment on my blog, Oh how I wish I had a treadmill in my place. I did join a gym but its a new one in town, called "You Fit". One dollar to join and 10 a month. That I could afford. I walk an hour on the treadmill watching TV. Then I alternate upper and lower body machines every other day. I feel lucky to be retired, however, when I was still working I didn't make time either and now I'm paying for it. I don't have another answer for you, but I will pray about it so that you can find lunch time to walk or some such little bit of exercise. Blessings to you

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CATE195 3/30/2013 4:17PM

    Just a suggestion, but why not try just 10 minutes of exercise, there's a team that you could join


Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge
http://teams.sparkpeop
le.com/10MinuteChallenge
>It's a good way to squeeze in a little exercise during the week, maybe at lunch time?? Then you could do more on the weekend.

I'm just suggesting, I know I had a tough time fitting in exercise when I worked full time.
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ERICABETH130 3/30/2013 3:59PM

    How about incorporating exercise into your workday? Walk laps around the cubicles, or the parking lot during a break or lunch. Walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator. Do squats while your going to the bathroom... okay did that suggestion go to far? emoticon


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I Finally Weighed In.....

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Okay...I know I said I wouldn't weigh myself, well I caved in. I went to wal-mart and bought a $11.00 scale. I HAD to....you see I've been feeling sooo good and could tell I'd done well by the way I feel but I guess I needed some validation. Guess what? I lost 10 lbs! Wow.....that's validation. I can't stand to see the scale go up and down and only moves a fraction so I think I'll only weigh in every 10 days, something good's bound to happen in 10 days, right? Even3 lbs is good, that's 9 lbs a month!! Sounds good to me!

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 3/28/2013 9:31PM

    Congrats!! But remember different scales do weigh differently!!

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CHAOTICMOM4 3/28/2013 6:10PM

    Sounds good to me too, but don't you wish you could have someone hold onto that scale for you until the next 10 days has passed?

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COFFEEMUG2009 3/28/2013 2:31PM

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ALESHAWALKER 3/28/2013 2:28PM

    Great job! I struggled with the scale for a long time! Would get me down. I'm not as bad as I used to be but weigh in atleast twice every week!

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KNEWMETODAY 3/28/2013 2:18PM

    Congratulations on your whoppin' loss! You do well to remember that the numbers on the scale are not the only indicator of success. Again, congratulations.

Kathy

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Saved room for dinner

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yipee...Tonight the boss is taking us out to dinner at a nice steak house. He's rewarding us for a job well done. I've only eaten 700 cals so far today so that leaves me 5-600 cals for dinner tonight...How many calories in Lobster? Heehee. I'm looking it up now!! emoticon PS...Day 8, no cigs, no booze, on track!

  
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REDBIRDFLY 3/28/2013 11:20AM

    Thanks for the comments....I passed on dinner out. Went home and cooked for myself and went to bed early.....mostly wanted to avoid the temptation of the alcoholic drinks. emoticon

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4EVERNESS 3/26/2013 5:25PM

    How about petite sirloin with baked potato and broccoli instead? side salad.. But the lobster sounds great!

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PICKIE98 3/26/2013 2:02PM

    I hate seafood, so I do not know, but thank goodness for water and salad!! Run, do not walk, from the biscuits!
Picture all of the bad foods duct taped all over your body and then decide if you are desperate enough to eat them!!
I always eat a salad and a drink a big glass of water at home first. emoticon

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JAMBABY0 3/26/2013 2:00PM

    I don't think I would look until after I ate it! Hee Hee

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Die McDonalds, Die Burger King, Die Taco Bell...You're killing Us!

Monday, March 25, 2013

I want to share a couple things I saw on a show from England called the Food Hospital. They cure patients ailments with changes to their diet and the results are amazing starting at 3 weeks and full recovery in 12. Things like psoriasis, acid reflux, bad liver function, etc. Here's a couple tips I'm going to try:
No Sugar........Stevia or other natural sweet ok.
No White Flour.......Whole Grain Only 1st ingredient
No white potatos.....Red Potato only

Why? They said the bad foods have a High Glycemic value which means they burn up in your system very quickly and if you don't use the calories right away they'll turn to fat quicker. The alternatives have a LOW Glycemic and they burn slower and make us feel full longer.

They also suggest anti inflamitory foods to combat inflamation in our cells which are the culprit in most diseases and ailments. We all know this: Berries, fresh fruits, veggies, salmon, almonds, etc.

I wish I'd known about this stuff when my kids were little and I could have fed them better, they may have avoided the acne, sinus infections, earaches and other ailments they had.

I also wish McDonalds, Burger King, Taco bell etc would all fall into the ocean and disappear, they are ruining us & our future generation. News just released a study that the young people of today have a lower life expectancy than we do, first time in history!! The news also reported that in a few years 50% of Americas population will be obese, we're the fattest country in the world.....amazing. We think we're so smart and all we're doing is making bad choices and our health suffers from all this "abundance" (of crappy, greasy, sugary easy access food).

Join me in Boycotting ALL Fast Food Restaurants!!

I will NEVER pull into a fast food restaurant, not even for ice tea, the rest of my life!
I want to put them out of business for poisoning us all these years. They could be making healthier food, taking the 1,000 calorie burgers off the menu. They won't do it because all they're about is big profit, fancy yachts,mansions, servants, vacations to private islands in their private jets. They think because they put a couple salads on the menu they're doing us a big favor. They won't even put their employees on a full 40 hr week because they'd have to participate in a health plan for them, so they give them 36 hrs or less instead to get around the government loop hole! Shameful....Please stop supporting them, they're killing us and our children.

Had to get that off my chest. Otherwise DAY 8....No cigs, booze, on track, feeling great!! emoticon

  
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LUCINDARW 3/25/2013 11:49AM

    Thank you for sharing the information it is very true. I agree with your statement about the fast food places if they went out of business Americans would have to get healthy. Good luck with your journey.

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TOPCAT93 3/25/2013 11:37AM

    very good info

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