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Thursday, January 03, 2013

I can buy the healthy stuff and fix it. but getting everything to work out just isn't working. I am struggling with getting in to the exercise. I can drink pretty well nothing but water, that is not an issues. But the craving for sweets is hard. I am just struggling hard right now.
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NYHARDHAT_1 1/3/2013 7:02PM

    I'm just starting this but I am having to push myself to do the excerise myself. I did do 10 minutes of strength training this morning and walked for 10 this afternoon after work. At 254 pounds I figure as long as I am moving I am making progress.

I have a big sweet tooth too. I make my own kettle corn. I can control how much of the sugar I put in. I also do sugar free popsicles when I can find them. Otherwise it's just popsicles. They are low cal. Works. If I break it in 1/2 my brain thinks I am getting two. Works even better.

Find what works for you. Do it for yourself because you are so worth it. I have put myself on the bak burner for so long that I was beginning to think I was lost and wouldn't find myself again.

I will hold your hand if you need the motivation, should to cry on or just someone to boot your virtural butt and tell you to get moving. Just holler if ya need me. My name is Cindy.


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BARBANNA 1/3/2013 6:32PM

    You can go up and down a couple steps for 30 minutes at your own pace. Lift a jug of milk 12 times in each hand, etc. If you are just getting started it's always bad, bad, bad. It will get easier as times goes by. Good luck and god bless you! emoticon

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ITSMATT 1/3/2013 6:14PM

    Hi there - how are you doing today?

So it sounds like three issues - the sweet tooth, exercise and maybe some motivation. I have a few suggestions I hope you don't mind me making. I don't know anything about your situation other than what I just wrote, so feel free to disregard what I write here.

I've personally found that putting a moratorium on candy and such was VERY helpful to me. I've blogged about this before but I could eat a one pound bag of Twizzlers in a day and routinely ate a couple bags of licorice during my commute home. Utterly ridiculous and sad looking back at that.

Instead, I do two things - I eat a LOT more fruit now. Grapes, oranges are in season as well as clementines, apples and bananas. This has completely replaced all the junk candy I was eating. Secondly, I'll have some of those ultra-low calorie fruit pops (25 or 30 calories apiece) when I really want something sweet. Works great for me. Maybe that would help you.

On the exercise, I just had to make it a priority. I joined the 10-minute challenge and I'm doing some walking on my treadmill (I have a foot injury and so it has been difficult and slow getting back to this point) while I listen to a podcast or something like that. Helps to take my mind off the monotony of the treadmill walking.

For motivation, I made the Vision Collage - yeah, that might sound goofy to some but I think it is helpful - about what I wanted out of life. One thing I'm done with is being obese.

I don't know you but I do know one thing - you CAN do this.

You are strong. Strong enough. WAY stronger than you might think!

Make it a great day!
Matt

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DEVINMARIE85 1/3/2013 5:28PM

    Try the diet coke cake, it is low fat/cal. Eat just one serving to get that sugar fix or a granola bar for a snack. Keep that head up!

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ZZYYGGY3 1/3/2013 5:12PM

    try short bouts of exercise ten or 15 minutes at a time. That works when I'm busy.

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