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Getting more involved

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I have a weight loss group on facebook, although its just three of us it still helps. I read a few articles on here that really helped me out and I will try them to help me get to where I wanna be. I even took some of the tips I read and posted a few of them to my group. I hope it will help them to!! One of the articles I read was 12 tips to drinking 8 glasses of water a day. That is a TON of water! But I hardly EVER drink water and its time I start drinking it. I have gotten so used to soda and tea that water just hadn't been on my top 5 list of things to drink.

I also searched You-tube and found some workout vids to do at home bends I can't afford a gym. With this cold weather we've been having walking is out of the question. I did look at the weather for my area today and its gonna be in the 70s the rest of this week which is awesome. So I will be able to go walking outside and enjoy myself!!

I have tomorrow off work so I'll probably clean out the spare bedroom in our house and start making it a bedroom for when we have my hubby's aunt down so she'll have a room of her own or maybe if we have a friend that wants to spend the night.

I have a ton of ideas of things I can do to lose weight and I'm so ready to dip into all of it! I'm creating my own personal notebook just for myself to log everything and to write everything down. And yes I will also use my food and exercise logs on here because I love the way it is set up. The more I learn on here the more excited I get and I'm so happy to have support from my fellow sparkers!!!
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DIET_FRIEND 1/9/2013 7:45PM

    I am loving your enthusiasm! I can't afford a gym right now either. My team is doing a challenge to lose 13 pounds by Easter. That's a pound a week. So far so good for me. I like your idea of putting together a notebook. In my opinion, you have to be kind of obsessed to stay on your health and fitness program. Keep on sparking!

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JASI27 1/9/2013 8:10AM

    That's awesome! About the water, I thought 8 glasses a day was a lot until I read a spark article where the suggested intake is 64oz a day! that is only 8 CUPS of water, not full glasses. However, I have been drinking twice that much and have gotten used to it so 64oz would seem like a joke to me now, but they really should be more specific so people are not so overwhelmed by the amount of water they should be taking in. And don't count out walking in the cold. It actually helps you burn more calories and if you bundle up, can actually be a very enjoyable walking experience. I make sure I have sweats, boots for heavy snow, or just my tennis shoes when the roads are clear, a heavy coat, and gloves, and of course my music; and I find I can actually walk longer than I do in the summer. Just a thought! You can give it a try and if its not for you, it just isn't.

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CAKAROO 1/9/2013 6:16AM

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NMSUSTUDENT 1/9/2013 5:29AM

    Quote: "To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."─Buddha

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