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5/19/08 4:27 P

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That is a great idea. I sometimes go for a really good walk on my lunch hour. I walk at a fast pace and for about 45 mins. That gives me time to cool down before I go back to the office. This week I am going to walk in the evening so my daughter can join me. I hope your lunch time workout works for you.

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5/19/08 11:43 A

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My problem isn't the location of the gym, it's finding time to set aside to go. I know, LAME EXCUSE, but being a Mom & a wife that works 2 jobs isn't easy in itself. There is so much guilt associated with not spending enough time with my children or my husband, or not doing enough @ home that I put myself (as I am sure we most all do) LAST. So my plan is to simply get back to the gym on my lunch hour, starting today, and every other day this week...I CAN DO IT!!!!
I, too, will keep you posted!!

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LINBUTLER's Photo LINBUTLER Posts: 1,693
5/19/08 10:02 A

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I acrually enjoy working out to. Making the time to go has been more of a struggle since the gym isn't on my way home. Last week I went 4 times and I am going to monitor what I eat better. Let's see if that works. I'm hoping to see results soon. I'll keep you posted!

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5/16/08 10:09 P

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5/16/08 3:21 P

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Yes I seem to suddenly have a bit of a belly...and it's not coming off very quickly nor easily...
I am not new to SparkPeople, more like reconnecting. I enjoy working out, so that is not an issue, it is connecting with others with the same thoughts, feelings, pressures etc that I need. Some people just have no idea what it is like to have a weight problem.
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SHARIFIKIM's Photo SHARIFIKIM Posts: 12
5/16/08 12:26 P

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Thanks for the compliments! I was working out 6 days a week for 45 min a day and then got a torn meniscus in my knee. Now I am sort of starting over with a new routine - different exercises and only about 4 days a week. But I will get back up there but I need to take it slower. I put on 10 lbs since I really started getting lots of pre-menopause symptoms so I have to keep chipping away at it.

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5/16/08 11:48 A

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Thanks! You seem to e doing very well with the weight loss. How many days a week do you work out? I'm going to start sticking to the eating plans outlined a little better. Planning is key to healthy eating

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SHARIFIKIM's Photo SHARIFIKIM Posts: 12
5/16/08 11:12 A

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Yes, these seem to be the common changes that occur at this age. I am not giving up though. I am vowing to continue to improve my diet and exercise routine. I am older than you and have now had to deal with aches and pains as well as joint trouble. Boy I guess I just never thought this type of stuff would happen to me. But I just take it in stride and keep going forward. My Dad is 84 this year and he said he just consistently made changes to improve his health all his life and he has no real health issues at his age. So here is to moving forward!

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5/16/08 9:51 A

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LINBUTLER's Photo LINBUTLER Posts: 1,693
5/16/08 9:32 A

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Hello. I'm new to this team but not sparks. I hoping to get some motivation from people over 40 who are going through the same things I'm going through. Things sure change after 40. The hardest thing for me has been the change in my metabolism. I've always been heavier at the bottom with a small waist. I have starting retaining weight around the middle and don't like it at all. Anyone else have that problem?

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