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Making these Next Three Months Memorable

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I've got 19 lbs to go and I want to make this next three months very dynamic in getting me to that goal. Not that I can shed all of it during this time, but I want to get a good chunk of it done by the end of June. Thank you to all my Sparkfriends who've been a great support system.

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HONEYNAJAR 3/31/2009 4:52PM

    Hey girl get that chunk offa your trunk!!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT! emoticon You've got tons of cheerleaders just jumpin suportin you! emoticon JUST DO IT! Hide

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KRISHAL 3/31/2009 2:04PM

    Looks like we're on the same path.
I've got 19 pounds left too, by June 30th.
We can do it!!!

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TNDARLINGTON1 3/31/2009 12:25PM

    Wow it just hit me when I read this that there are only have 3 more months until June. I have to make these 3 months count as well. I missed my 15 pound goal by 4 little pounds. I know I will lose that this month but I still want to be at my June goal weight or as close to it as possible. So I am going to make this count more so than the last 3 months. Good luck and I know you will do it.

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ZZYYGGY 3/31/2009 12:11PM

    Good luck, and just keep plugging away.

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ARTHURTOM 3/31/2009 11:51AM

    3 months...12 weeks...not impossible...stay the course!

Go Jesse!


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Making Friends with My Exercise Equipment

Monday, March 30, 2009

Okay, the time has come to kick this last 19 lbs. to the curb with Sparkpeople. I know I can do it, and no time like the present. Welcome Springtime, and here's to that extra push I've felt coming for awhile. No more laziness!

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/30/2009 8:33PM

    I can tell from what you've written here that it's a GIVEN! emoticon You're really coming down the homestretch now :) - Sara emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 3/30/2009 4:01AM

    Motivation! Spring to action! You can do it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    You can do it!

~ Kimmie. Leader of the HOTTEST SparkTeam No Topic Off Limits! ~

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LOSTNSPACE4NOW 3/30/2009 12:48AM

    love the title of this one, lol, I so need to do this myself. You go girl you can do it. emoticon

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BEFIT014 3/30/2009 12:43AM

    emoticonYOU GO, GIRL!!

You CAN do it!!

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When the Motivated Become Lazy

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Prior to the past few years when my weight gain occurred, I was very active. Then came these past years full of, well, let's call them obstacles - losses, tragedies, hormonal havoc, etc. With those came less activity and subsequent laziness. It should be easy to restart my engine, having been an active gal. That's what I've been trying to do, but it isn't as easy to do as I'd thought it would be.

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ZZYYGGY 3/29/2009 8:31PM

    Sometimes it is true. Objects at rest stay at rest. Once you get started though it does get easier.

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/29/2009 5:50PM

    Jessie, those are some pretty significant obstacles to being at a healthy weight...I think so many of us could relate to gaining weight during such times. I believe that because your intention is gaining in clarity, you're well on your way to restarting your engine! It's a matter of time...and I sense that it won't be long ;) I had trouble getting it in gear on the first attempt - or the first FEW attempts - too! - Sara emoticon

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ARTHURTOM 3/29/2009 5:01PM

    Here's some positive karma from me to you to get those engines throttled up!



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April Goal - Beating Night Munchies

Saturday, March 28, 2009

It's a lifelong habit. At first, I was just famished at night and one of my SPfriends and I came up with the solution of getting more protein in during the day. But now that I've taken care of the hunger, it's a leftover behavior throughout my life. It's gotta go. I've read so many differing opinions on this - not eating past 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Or eating a healthy snack, etc. It's not that I pig out, but I'm sure if I eliminated this habit, it would help with losing more weight.

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PRETTYWITCH 3/28/2009 9:00PM

    hi there my name is Josie and I have had a life long problem of eating when I am not hungry. I would love to learn to do this procedure but I am having problems exactly knowing what to do. If someone could lead me to this I would be eternally grateful.

Josie emoticon

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MARYJANE63 3/28/2009 7:58PM

    I just completed a twelve-week online program (money involved) that took me through emotional eating. Now I know I'm a rebellious night time eater, but you are right: it is a habit. I believe that even if I were to say it was an addiction, that would not give it complete control over me. Anyway, I'm going to try writing when or after I get the evening eating impulse so that I can at least get a better understanding of myself. The other thing that was recommended was a mantra that I repeat about 180 times. For instance, I am in control of my eating. I enjoy the tingle of exercise. You have to pick your own, I guess.
Anyway, you are sure not alone.
M. J. emoticon

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/28/2009 5:14PM

    Something I do is have some MYNTZ (spelled in all caps like that) on hand. You can get them at Trader Joe's. They're very intensely flavored sugar-free mints - 3 of them for 5 calories. MYNTZ with a "side" of ice water can get me over that "mouth-craving" desire for more food at night. Good luck to you... - Sara emoticon

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LBAKER2009 3/28/2009 12:48PM

    Hi Jesse: I have the same issue myself. I've found that eating 5 to 6 smaller meals and eating dinner by 7:30 helps. But...the key is measuring my food. For instance, last night I made jasmine rice, ground turkey with tom. sauce and canned green beans. I follow the servings size listed on the package; 3/4 cup of rice, 4oz turkey, 1/2 cup of green beans. Eat your veggies first and then the starch and meat. When I felt full I actually had 1/4cup of rice left over and put it back! Try following the serving recommendations on the package and see if it helps. Also, if I get the urge to eat after dinner (usually just a sweet tooth, but not ACTUALLY hunger pains) I grab a stick of sugar free gum and drink water, or brush my teeth and use mouth wash. The mouth wash just ruins the taste of food, lol. Hope this helps! emoticon

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What nerve!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I expect to be losing faster and get frustrated at the slowness. Yet, I'm a lazy exerciser. That is, I do a lot, but not at a rate that would make my metabolism stand at attention. I've really gotta step it up. I've got that new elliptical that I'd intended to bond with by now, but it's not a likeable form of exercise for me, so I don't last long on it. And I've recently stopped using it. What a lot of nerve - to expect more loss while being an easy-does-it kinda gal when it comes to activity.

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BINEMELLES 3/28/2009 9:48AM

    oh yes, i know that ... during my last move i said good-bye to my thickly dusted stationary bike. i never got around to using it regularly. it seems i'm that get-out kinda girl, i need to GO SOMEWHERE for exercise. i'm perfectly happy to bike for an hour to buy the perfect loaf of bread, and i can even walk for an hour without that deeper purpose. but i can't do an hour of exercise staying in the same spot all the time. i tried watching tv, listening to music or reading a book while on the stationary. no use, i hate it. i guess it's not a bad thing getting out for exercise and fresh air, but i have a hard time during the cold and rainy days.

i think maybe you still have to discover the kind of exercise you can love enough to make it a habit. for me swimming did the trick. i guess a good approach might be, if you want to step it up, to try a variety of new things. you might just discover something that gives you unexpected joy!

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JANEYJ. 3/28/2009 8:15AM

    Exercising can be addictive once you get in the habit.

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SPARKLESSENCE 3/27/2009 8:44PM

    Yes...I like SPARKHOPE's idea. How 'bout just trying ten minutes here and there? Also, do you have an iPod or other music or TV source to keep you occupied? Boy, I am not one who enjoys exercising, especially since it's usually painful for me. Yet I've got to do I rely on my iPod. Good luck, and it'll be interesting to see how it goes for you! - Sara emoticon

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-DEBY- 3/27/2009 2:31PM

    I hear you....

I was slow to get into the exercising... and now I LOVE it...

sometimes I get frustrated with the slow pace at loosing the weight...
and then I remind myself I AM CHANGING my life... and that helps me remember.... it took me my LIFE time to get here so on that scale the change
is coming REAL QUICK

blessins allways

have a FUNtastic Friday and Weekend ~~~0:)

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SPARKHOPE 3/27/2009 2:26PM

    There is nothing like doing something you don't enjoy. Try to find ways you could sweeten it up. Ask yourself , what do you find so negative about this exercise(?) How could you make it more interesting? Start off small like 10 min. and do that for a week or two then up a little at a time. Would rewards help? If you can find no way to make it work then sell it and look for another form of exercise. Just a few thoughts.

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HONEYNAJAR 3/27/2009 12:25PM

    Jesse - you are NOT alone! I'm with ya girl and we are sharing the same podium! My problem is I think I've suffered from ADD for my entire life and exercise just doesn't CUT it. It's thoroughly boring to me. We've been going to the gym 3x a week and I hit the bike in the cinema room but 25 minutes is IT for me - regardless of the movie. I feel like such a failure that I can't just "do it" and get it done. All those exercise freaks out there have no idea what its like to just NOT wanna "go" there. lol There are So many other things we could be doing - things that are interesting! You've got NERVE alright - to admit it. LOL (hands on hips - stomping my foot - why can't we lose weight by what we DON"T eat??How many times have you told yourself - NO??????) How unfair is THAT? emoticon On to better days my friend! Better days.................. emoticon Hide

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