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6 Week Body Makeover

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I'm going back to what I know is good for me. I started 6wbmo yesterday. I've had the program for about 4 years or so but have never followed through with it. I think I've never gotten past week number 2. But it really does work and I did lose weight with it but when Thanksgiving came around I just defaulted back to what I always do and instead of picking all the pieces up and starting fresh I just said the heck with it. I brainwashed myself into believing that I could never lose the weight so why even keep trying and depriving myself of all the food that I love. I know now that is just the enemy talking to me and putting pressure on me. So now I have a different outlook on my life and I know I can only get out of it what I put into it. I know that nothing is easy but all it takes is a little self determination and a lot of will power. So I'm going to this again and if I fail one day then I will try to do better the next. I know I'm not going to be perfect but I'm also not going to lose heart this time.

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HHUSTON 9/22/2010 10:57PM

    Good for you! That's the only thing that has worked for me, I'm on week 7 now and I've lost almost 14 pounds. I have WAY more energy and I know my metabolism is working for me again :)

Join the 6wbmo team if you'd like to share your journey -

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IZONPRIZE 9/21/2010 9:47PM

    I am so proud of you!!! Setting your mind is the first step to success. You really can do this! Come be my friend and we will keep each other accountable. I am adding you as mine. I am on Day 15 and so is my husband. He has lost 12 and I have lost 8 lbs. I feel great and I am truly seeing a difference in this diet verses others I have tried. This one I see a huge improvement already in cellulite reduction and in booty size LOL. YOU are making a great choice. Just check in everyday with our team. I will be looking for you!
Blessings and prayers for you,

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Struggling to keep on track

Friday, July 02, 2010

So I haven't exercised in the last 2 days because my knee has been swollen like a grapefruit. I tried to get into the doctor this week but he is off for the next 2 weeks. I hate to not exercise for a whole 2 weeks so I think I might just try a different video. I have the Walk Fit DVDs by Leslie Sansone and I think that will be better for my knee. It's a lower impact workout and I really want to ramp it up right now. I'm still going to keep my focus on 6 weeks from now so that will give me a goal. I've also thought about doing my step aerobic DVD without the step. I guess I'm just going to have to experiment until I find something that doesn't put a lot of stress on my knee. Thankfully my diet hasn't been bad. I struggle in the mornings because my routine has always been to stop and get a bacon cros-sonic and a Route 44 coke at Sonic. So that has been my craving this week. We have a BBQ at church on Sunday evening and I'm supposed to bring a dessert so I'm going to search SP recipes to see if I can find something that will fit into my eating plan. Any suggestions on what to bring?

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ASKORRINGA 7/2/2010 5:17PM

    Do not be afraid to rest your knee. A severe knee injury could happen if you try to use it when it is not at 100%. I too, struggle with my morning routine. I used to get a large carmel frappe in the mornings but now I have replaced it with a milk chocolate slim fast shake. It does satisfy my cravings for the most part. You can do it.

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PRETTYATLAST 7/2/2010 2:13PM

    One of my favorite healthy desserts for summer is a sugar-free angel food cake from walmart...top it off w/ slices strawberries mixed w/ a little bit of equal or splenda and some low-fat cool-whip. Getting hungry just thinking about some!
Hope your knee gets feeling better soon. and good luck.

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SARAHLOO871 7/2/2010 2:03PM

    really need to rest the knee for a week atleast and put ice on it try to get into a doc asap that is a very bad sign usually ive had all sorts of knee injuries back injuries ankles and so on lol

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I pushed play!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

So I started my Slim in 6 this weekend. I even woke up early this morning to do it be/c I know I will be exhausted by this evening. Monday's are always hard for me. I play catch up all day at work. I was able to do more of the DVD than I thought I was. I didn't get all the way through it because I have a knee that doesn't cooperate with me. I'm afraid I won't be able to finish because of my knee but I'm going to do it as long as I can. I guess I should probably just break down and go to the doctor but I don't want him to tell me I can't exercise; then again, I don't want to injure myself either. I kinda splurged on my breakfast this morning but I had a yummy salad with taco meat and ff ranch dressing...no cheese either. I've had better salads but this was yummy for me today. I'm making a Shrimp Pasta for dinner. I'm really looking forward to something good and healthy besides just bland and healthy which is what I'm used to. My husband thinks that it's a form of torture so hopefully he will be surprised.

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JOURNEY1986 6/28/2010 6:52PM

    Shrimp Pasta sounds soooo good! Tonight I am having a steak tip salad with low fat Italian dressing. Actually - it just walked through the door!!!

Great job pushing play!

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LADYHUNTER82 6/28/2010 3:39PM

    Good for you! And very smart taking it easy on your workout. I do the same thing. Isn't any thing worse than pushing yourself to hard, knowing better and then re-injuring yourself, Hope your supper is delicious!

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Starting Slim in 6 Today

Friday, June 25, 2010

Today is the day. It's the last day of Vacation Bible School at church and exactly 6 weeks until I go on vacation. So this is the day that I'm going to start my Slim in 6. I wanted to start it sooner but I've been so exhausted all week with VBS. There's about 80 kids every night and I work in crafts so we had each and every one of them coming through. I've loved every minute of it but I am hurting in places I didn't know could hurt. Tonight is water night so it won't be so fast and furious and hopefully I can make it home before 9:30 at night. I can't wait for Baby Kate to play in the water. She's only went swimming once and that was about a month ago. She wasn't too keen on it but she got used to it pretty quickly.

Anyway, I'm going to do my Slim in 6 when I get home tonight...no matter what time it is. I'm really excited this time because I know that I can make it through 6 weeks. I'm the queen of "I'll start on Monday" and by Tuesday I'm back to the old routine. I think it's because I didn't have a set goal. I was just trying to lose weight. I keep telling myself that it's only 6 weeks; I can do this for 6 weeks. And then I will focus on the next 6 weeks once I'm done with the first. I'm going to update my Youtube vlog tomorrow and get that started up again. It's a great way for me to be held accountable. I will send a link whenever I can get to it (I'm at work and Youtube is blocked). Hope everyone that reads this has a wonderful Friday!!

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HEATH2 6/26/2010 3:59AM

    I just started Slim in 6 on Tuesday! emoticon

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WINTER20101 6/25/2010 7:08PM

    You will be fine! I just love Beach Body dvd's.. anxious to see how you like slim and six .


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PLAYBLUES22 6/25/2010 11:00AM

    You are going to do just fine emoticon

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CANDY58 6/25/2010 10:10AM

    Good luck.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will suceed.
Proverbs 16:3


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CAROL3SAN 6/25/2010 9:53AM

    Good luck with your challenge and enjoy your day. emoticon

Comment edited on: 6/25/2010 9:59:17 AM

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New Beginnings--Again

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I really can't count how many times I've started over. Is anyone in the same boat? I'm in the mindset now that it doesn't matter how many times I start again but that I just refocus and keep trying. It's been several months of off and on dieting. I'll do good on Monday and Tuesday but by Wednesday I splurge a little for lunch but eat good for dinner and then on Thursday I splurge on breakfast and lunch and may not eat anything at all for dinner. And here comes Friday which by then I feel like I've already lost the battle so I just go all out and say that I will do better next week except it's just the same vicious cycle each week. But I think I've finally reached my breaking point. I got my hair cut today and I was actually looking at styles that I wanted to get but I kept analyzing each cut saying that cut will not look good on my round face; maybe if my face is not so fat then it would look pretty; or it looks good on her be/c she's skinny. It was one negative thing after another. And I did get the cut that I wanted and it actually does look good but all I could think about when I was sitting in that chair was how ugly I looked in the mirror. I know it's getting bad be/c I change my clothes about 5 times every morning before I can find something to wear to work. I'm just searching for something that makes me look a little better than the outfit I had on before. This has got my turning point. I don't want to continue in my downward spiral. It affects my marriage and my relationship with my child and my friends.

So here's the plan: I'm pulling out my trusted Slim in 6 workouts and starting with that. I will push play 6 days a week for at least 6 weeks. I go on vacation to Tennessee in exactly 6 weeks from Friday so that will be my first goal. I will push play no matter what time of day or night it is. I will go back to my SP recipe books and plan my meals in advance so I won't be tempted to cheat and I will bring my lunch to work with me. I've got to do this...I'm done feeling alone.

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ALYCAT29 6/24/2010 12:30AM

    Sounds like a great plan Karla! I'm right here with you all the way! emoticon

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JOURNEY1986 6/23/2010 5:51PM

    I have the slim in 6 video's too! I love them (as well as the Turbo Jam videos).

Tonight I will be doing a slim in 6 video.

I know exactly how you feel about having to start over and over and over. The only good thing I can say about all of my "false starts" (for a lack of a better term) is that I really did learn from them all. I learned what didn't work, what would work better, what I liked, or didn't like, what new things I wanted to try, etc, etc. So that this time, I know what exercises I like doing, and which ones I would hate and would therefore not be able to stick too. I know when I should work out, and what foods I like to eat, etc.

Good luck this time! I'm in the same boat as you. we can do it!


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