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How I Drink More Water w/Sparkpeople

Monday, February 16, 2009

I've made an easy rule for myself...Whenever I sit down to participate in the SP website, I make myself keep drinking water while reading all the great info. That way, it becomes another good habit and helps me drink even more than my regular 8 a day.

  
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SWIMMERYOGINI 2/16/2009 5:39PM

  Great idea!

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7WEEKS2GO 2/16/2009 2:58PM

    Oh that is a good idea!! Don't know about you but I could spend hours in here everyday .. if I was drinking water that would be a lot I could consume!

I am in New Zealand btw and today is Tuesday emoticon

Tori


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Uh Oh! Last Night I dreamt I Wanted Donuts!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

For the first time since I started this healthy eating lifestyle change last October, I dreamt of food. Specifically, donuts. The funny thing is that I haven't had one single sugar craving during this entire time, so where did this donut dream come from? Okay, I'll admit that I've been on a frustrating plateau and that the "why bothers" have begun to creep in. However, I banish those thoughts immediately. In my dream, I was on vacation and I said that I was going to eat donuts, tired of healthy food! As I prepare my healthy breakfast this morning, I smile to realize how far I've come. Why? Because there is not one wisp of desire for donuts in real time.

  
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MAMA2BOYZ1 2/15/2009 4:02PM

  I think it's amazing that you've made it so far without sugar cravings. At least it was just a dream!

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CHEVYLOVER3 2/15/2009 10:32AM

    Tisk, Tisk...

Those were NOT donuts Jesse...
Those were Ummm...Mini whole grain bagels...Yeah that's it!

Hang in there girl! You have come so far and I know you can finish it.


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Oh How Impatient I Am Sometimes

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Even though I've been consistently motivated, I do sometimes wish I could just go to sleep and awaken the next day with all of these remaining pounds gone. But this adventure in eating lifestyle change helps me to learn patience as well as enjoy the process. So, I'll just keep on keeping on and one day I'll awaken and my wish will have come true.

  
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CAMILLE74 2/14/2009 1:24AM

    ooo eyss how we do wish that could happen sometimes...altho sadly it cant we can find joy in knowing that God is with us on this weight loss journey and if we stick at it we will reach our goal..all we have to do is STICK TO IT..inorder for us to see results emoticon

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So Far, My New Elliptical & I Have Not Bonded

Friday, February 13, 2009

I've had my new little elliptical for about 4 weeks now. It's a great little machine and I had gotten an amazing deal on it. But it's tough. I'd never done this exercise before getting the machine, and I'm not too fond of it. I'll have to learn to love it. So far, I can just do mere minutes on it and build up motivation and endurance from there. Will keep trying.

  
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DTHIONS 2/13/2009 4:47PM

  Hey! thanks for the post on my blog!!! And the compliment! I LOVE writting, but aften forget I can do it! haha
COngrats on your weight loss! thats amazing! I can't wait to be where you are in this process! :)
About the elliptical... I love this exercise. Just remember its WAY better for your knees than running! I like to go on it and kind of pretend like im running on the clouds... I feel like there is no impact on my knees so its like running in water or clouds or sand or something like that! I know its kind of tough at first but hang in there and you'll be running to the moon in no time! :)
Plus its an amazing calorie burner! I do 45 minutes every morning and try to do another 35 in the evenings 3 times per week...
GOod luck and stay in touch! We need all the support we can get! :)

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LAHEWITT 2/13/2009 3:01PM

    Hi!

First of all it sounds like you're really kickin butt!! That's great! Secondly,
it will take you some time to get used to it, but if you do use it everyday you'll bond. :) It took me a few months to go beyond 20 min., but then I kept pushing a little more everyday and soon I was on it for 30 min. Best wishes for many more burnt calories!! emoticon
Lois

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DUTCHWAHINI 2/13/2009 10:58AM

    I saw your note on my blog, thanks for the support. I too have exercise equipment in my house (treadmill), and my record to date is two days a week before, well, I lose interest. I think I have ADHD. So I set little goals, since they are easier to achieve and won't tempt me to go do something I would rather do, like a root canal....so I go for 20 minutes at a time. I don't know about you, but if I don't do it first thing in the morning.....well, let's just say I can easily avoid the stairs to the family room later in the day.

You will find a way to fit it in, and make it less annoying. Some of us just aren't exercise fanatics...or like me- you could be coordinationally challenged :-)

Start small, think of other things (I personally like to watch really dumb tv shows so I can overthink the plots and yell at the characters) and add a minute or two a day.

Good Luck, you can do it!

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MMFMOM 2/13/2009 10:46AM

    I was the same way when I started Pilates a year ago (already!). It was a 20 minute program and the exercises looked so easy but it almost killed me at first and I couldn't even get through the whole thing for the first 2 months or so. But it wasn't long before I was flying through the program with no trouble at all .... and suddenly, all my clothes were fitting better!

Your patience will pay off with endurance. Good luck!

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DAYBEESLALY 2/13/2009 10:30AM

    OMG Yes! Keep trying it. That's how I felt about the elliptical. I remember the first day I got on it with my friend. We were side by side and she was going like extremely fast on it and looked happy doing it. I was going really slow and my thighs were killing me. After a week of doing it for 20 minutes a day I had built up enough endurance to make it that far at a high resistance and feeling like i wasn't going to die. You just have to get used to it, get on it more often, use an mp3 player and you'll for sure grow to love it. Good luck!

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Plateau - again

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I have reached a plateau at my 29th pound loss and can't seem to move it downward. Frustrating, but I'll be patient and work harder.

  
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MMFMOM 2/13/2009 10:43AM

    I too am stuck on a plateau ... nothing has budged since before Christmas. It's very disheartening but I'm trying to force my way through it. A change in exercise routines and such will hopefully do the trick. Maybe it will for you too!!

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BLACKDIAMOND2 2/12/2009 12:06PM

    Thank you so much for your encouragement.

Now you be encouraged. Keep eating right and exercising, maybe read 1 or 2 of the articles on dealing with plateaus and I'm SURE that you will be back to your losing ways in no time - 30 more pound gone here you come! emoticon

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