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1/6/12 10:18 P

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Your name: Sara.

You can share what you are hoping to manage: At this point, I have the weight loss thing pretty much under control. I've been on Weight Watchers for almost three years now and I've lost more than a hundred pounds, and the program works for me. I'm not here to shill it, but if you have questions about it, I'll be glad to answer them. At this point, my focus is very much more on fitness, physical and mental. Physically, I just want to be stronger overall. More muscle, greater endurance, the keys to keeping this weight off this time. Mentally and emotionally, I am preparing for a huge change in my life and I'm just looking to stay as mentally on course as I can through this.

Goals:
-Yoga, at least once a week. Ideally more.
-Gym, hard, at least three days a week. I have a gym partner I go with who is basically an informal personal trainer. Going with her means going hard, but I need to learn how to push myself just as hard when she's not there.
-Pay more attention to and put greater diversity into my food. For a very, very long time now, I've been eating the same exact thing for two meals a day. While it's not exactly weight loss shakes, it's not far off, and I need to diversify. I'd also like to cook more for myself for supper, but that's a very long term goal, probably for after the move.
-Meditation. Every morning. This is hard on so. many. levels. But it needs to happen.

Plan:
-Make a routine, especially around the yoga and meditation. These are things I can do at home when I have time, but if I build them into a routine for my day and week, they *will* get done.
-Work on being less self-conscious when I work out. When I go with my partner, I don't get self-conscious because all my attention is on what I am doing and on her direction. Alone, my attention is all on me and it psychs me out. Gotta get past that.
-Be more adventurous with food. I have to plan around points with Weight Watchers, but it's entirely possible to be braver and have more diversity without blowing up all my points for the day. I just need to be braver. Braver would solve a lot of my problems, really ;)

BYHEROWNWINGS Posts: 45
1/6/12 8:29 P

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M, I seriously rec the game Walk It Out for the Wii. They don't make it anymore, I think, so it's ridiculously expensive in places, but I know an online store that sells it, new, for $17. Want the link?

"Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.”


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1/6/12 7:04 P

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Your name: Michelle, though I prefer M. My screen name works too.

You can share what you are hoping to manage: My weight is well over what it should be, but I'm actually more worried about controlling my mood swings, sleeping better, and being physically able to keep up with things. I'm also trying to remember to use my journal every day. I'm willing to go into details if people want. Otherwise, just figure I'm trying to get more healthy.

Your goals, or what you're hoping to accomplish:
- In bed by 2am. Yes, this sounds like a no-brainer, but I am workaholic and insomniac.
- Work out 3 days a week.
- Actually take breaks on the computer, and use those breaks to stretch and work out.
- Take my vitamins daily.
- More water intake. It's probably going to mostly be in the form of low to no caffeine tea.

Last year, I gave up soda except for the very occasional high quality sugar soda. We're talking about once a month tops here. The tea is now Stevia or honey-sweetened. My deserts tend to be a cookie here or there because I read somewhere it was better to do that than overindulge occasionally. Not sure about that accuracy, but it has made me feel less inclined to go for cheap or processed deserts. Also last year, I started taking B-vitamins to see if they'd help my low moods and they have. I've since added more vitamins to the regiment and stopped trying to fill the gaps with caffeine.

Plan for this:
- I have a journal where all these things get recorded.
- The Wii and its workout programs are my friend. Yes, there is more than just Wii Fit and Sports.
- Being here.
- I have a program called Workrave that enforces breaks on my computer.
- The Wii and the tea kettle are in the same room I spend time in.
- If I'm out, I'm going to Subway. It's cheap and comes with veggies.
- I have something which will auto-shut off my computer. I do need to set the darn thing.

I'll take always take advice. also, I am a research queen. If you want something looked up, I will cheerfully to so.

BYHEROWNWINGS Posts: 45
1/6/12 5:36 P

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You don't have to share your whole life! You don't even have to share your weight. (Do I hear relieved sighs?)

Your name, or what you want to be known as, is good. You can share what you are hoping to manage, or what you're afraid of being a problem. If you want to talk about what have been problems so far, or what you think you have to deal with most, please do. But you're not required to share personal details.

Here's what we DO need you to share, though, beyond your name:

- Your goals, or what you're hoping to accomplish. Do you want to lose weight, tone your body, improve how you eat? These can be as many or as few as you like.
- A plan, if you have one, to achieve your goals. If you don't have one, feel free to ask for advice!
- In future posts in this forum, put in the things things to celebrate and the things you need us to support you through. You can put this in other forums too, of course, and the mailing list.

Edited by: BYHEROWNWINGS at: 1/6/2012 (17:42)
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