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    CHERYLL1949   21,145
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Time for a update!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I dare to dream that I have lost 50lbs. But you know 40lbs would be nice!! Well I gotta wake up now..He,He!

I have been on the treadmill every day for 16 days now. There was a lot of times I just didn't want to do it but I kept telling myself just 10 min. and it always ended it more. I am now doing 45 min..Thats a lot for me because 16 days ago I could only do 10. I keep pushing myself just a little bit more.

Soon I need to work on my portions and eating better. I really have trouble with the veggies and fruits. I'm just a meat and potato girl. I know thats really bad and thats the reason why I am obese. I don't know why I am that way. My mom was never that way. She ate healthy and was never overweight. So I have no excuse. I just love to eat! But thats a very bad habit. So I need to take babysteps to do something about that. Period!! When?? I always say I'm going to wait and do it the first of the month. I usually last about 2 days. No will power! And Halloween coming up and darn if I'm not going to eat leftover Halloween candy. I just hope I don't pigg out....

Well Dream on!! emoticon

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MIZCATHI 1/2/2013 9:15AM

    Good job on that treadmill! Now I have to start realizing again that self imposed hunger is a loving thing, not a bad thing.

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SHARON10002 10/28/2012 10:08PM

    Why not try adding some extra protein throughout the day to help curb your hunger? I'm a meat and potatoes girl too. I do love my meat. I have found adding a protein smoothie and a protein bar to my daily nutrition has helped curb my hunger. As far as the Halloween candy goes, I'm not eating any. emoticon

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KALIOPPE 10/24/2012 5:03AM

    Happy to see you are keeping at the treadmill. Eating better does take a bit of time. Undoing all those bad habits takes even longer. But you can do this. One step at a time. emoticon emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 10/20/2012 1:54AM

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Changing to a healthy lifestyle takes time, for me about a year! And I am still learning and making adjustments. Fruits and veggies now are no problem- I actually crave them more than chips! It doesn't happen over night-like you said baby steps!
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P.S. Thanks for the well wishes on the Friend feed. I am doing good with the eye, check up is next week!

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MEXGAL1 10/17/2012 6:49PM

    good for you to keep up with the treadmill. that is great! you can also do the eating thing right as well. I highly recommend using the food tracker here. it takes a while to input your own things and create a data base of favorites but once you have done that it's easy to use the pull downs and just click off what you eat. and share them with everyone and it keeps you logging and honest.
you can do it!

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PURPLELVR7 10/17/2012 9:34AM


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BUTEAFULL 10/17/2012 12:34AM

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RONALANA 10/16/2012 5:04PM

    emoticon That's great that you have worked up to 45 minutes on the treadmill! You can start with a small goal on your eating - like not drinking the high-calorie sodas. Then maybe add a goal to try a new vegetable at lunch or dinner each day. Once it has become a habit, try having a fruit for snack or breakfast or even dessert! Baby steps seem more reachable! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/16/2012 4:13PM

    I started with exercise too and the diet part came later. It all adds up. Keep it up!!

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DEBRA0818 10/16/2012 4:06PM

    I think regular exercise is a great habit to achieve because it can turn you into a healthy person on the inside even if the outside doesn't look quite the way you want it to. I still have about 90 pounds to lose but because of exercise (and eating healthy), my cardiac markers, blood pressure and fasting glucose levels are all excellent. My doctor says I might live to 100 (don't quite know how I feel about that, but whatever). Be consistent and make it a part of your life and the rest will come later.

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JILL313 10/16/2012 3:35PM

    emoticon On Your Progress!! You actually already look slim to me in your pretty pictures. But, you know better than I what is a happy weight for you. Take one day at a time and be sure and track all your calories. I also love meat and potatoes but have added fruits and veggies but not as many as I should. Just add one or two of them a day and choose ones you like. Baby steps sweet friend. I am proud of you.

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SHAZG321 10/16/2012 3:21PM


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VINGRAM 10/16/2012 3:21PM

    Good start with the exercise! emoticon emoticon

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