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68ANNE
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4/12/14 7:57 P

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I am feeling pretty great right about now. So much going on. . . . . the only thing sort of bringing me down is the son that is living with me until the end of the month. I am counting the days though!
Glad you are felling better too!

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4/10/14 3:03 A

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Hope you're feeling better Anne. I've finally recovered from some weird virus. Was so worn out since last week. So wiped out. But thank goodness it's over.
Hope everyone is doing great.
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68ANNE
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3/31/14 10:34 P

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I have a cold that I think is getting better but I started with some bad coughing today. uck

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3/29/14 10:48 P

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i also had a concusion. it might of affected our sinuses


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68ANNE
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3/29/14 9:24 P

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I'm glad you didn't. I hope you feel very good about it too

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3/29/14 5:12 P

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I wanted to over eat today...but I didn't. Whew it was hard. emoticon


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3/26/14 5:49 P

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sounds good thank u for positing this good luck emoticon

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68ANNE
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Nice bruise there, huh?

I feel good with how it went but won't know anything for a week or two. They have more people to interview.
I've done a 7 min workout today and will go on the treadmill after work.

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3/26/14 12:01 P

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Hey and Good Luck and Best Wishes on that Job.
I hope you hear positive things. emoticon

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3/26/14 11:57 A

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Well other than a purple bruise that is in my hairline I survived. It still hurts to lift my eyebrows.
Yesterday was a busy day. Spent it in travel and meetings. By the time I fell into the bed I forgot I hadn't even exercised.

Cooked supper and baked a rack of St. Louis ribs. Will finish the ribs off tonight and have them for supper. Yesterday was just a busy day.

Allergies are starting to sneak up on me my the end of the day too.

I must exercise today! emoticon

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68ANNE
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3/25/14 8:07 P

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I'm not surprised you didn't feel like doing anything with a concussion like that. Your brain needs time to recover. I hope you are feeling better.
I do dislike feeling unmotivated and it can be hard to get into gear. Wishing for it to go away quickly for you.
I had an interview for a job today at a local hospital for a patient rep position. I feel good about how it went but I won't hear anything for more than a week.
By Friday we are suppose to have better weather, I can't wait!

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3/25/14 9:23 A

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Thinking weight is back up. I don't own a scale clothes usually tell the story. Feel like I need a weeks worth of sleep. Hit my head yesterday HARD. We were unloading supplies at work and I raised a goose egg I hit it so hard. Today it's a purple bump. Had a headache ( duh) and didn't feel up to doing anything last night.. emoticon

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3/23/14 8:16 P

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Well, I was doing good there for a while, as far as being consistent with exercise. But the last few days I have rebelliously fallen off the wagon. Weight is back up a bit, too. Part of it is I just haven't felt 100%. It has been "that time" for about 9 days now and that has never happened before. Plus it was a week early, that also never happens. So...feeling sluggish and unmotivated.

At least it seems like winter is finally ending. That is a blessing, to be sure! Have a good week, all.


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68ANNE
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So far so good but today was hard, still is. Up early for bf's surgery and only fitness is pacing. Surgery started 2 hours late and no lunch yet. Stress is a bit high but for me that's a 3 so manageable. So it's now four pm and I've had only a banana. Good thing I did get a great breakfast.

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68ANNE
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3/19/14 8:36 P

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Struggling with some stress from one of the kids, who just happens to live with me (and shouldn't) way too long of a story.
went to gym last night and going tonight just for some relief

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3/19/14 5:32 P

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CONGRATS!! to kahlad1 every pound makes it easier on the knees and heart!
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68ANNE
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3/18/14 8:27 P

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congrats on your weight loss!

Awesome job with showing the house. Fingers crossed for you

I also managed some minutes this weekend too. I found that the email reminder i send myself is a big help in getting things in

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3/17/14 11:04 A

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Managed to get in 30minutes of exercise on Saturday and Sunday. The weather was not great but There were moments of no rain. Ice and hoar frost here at work. Sun is trying to peak out. Guess we are still waiting on spring.

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3/15/14 10:27 A

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Hopefully we will have the tractor working before we need to remove snow again...that will make it go much more quickly.

Had a house showing yesterday and will have another one tomorrow... emoticon Here's hoping it will sell soon.

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KAHLAD1
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3/14/14 7:36 P

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I got a pleasant surprise when I stepped on the scale this morning.............2 more pounds gone!

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68ANNE
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With my schedule I only get a weekend off about every five weeks but it is a three day weekend sooooooo. . . . .
ready or not here I come woohoo!

hope everybody has a great one!

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3/14/14 12:59 P

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Checking in with the team. A little bit lazy today, but trying to work through it.

My weight is ok...no loss and no gain.

I am looking forward to my weekend, it is so important to have some freetime.


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68ANNE
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3/13/14 8:03 P

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I haven't watched the show but I am still learning about portion sizes. It is really hard when the serving size on that small box says that it contains 3 servings and holy cow, I just ate all of it. Another good reason to stay away from canned and boxed foods.
I think for some people it is better for them to eat more times during the day. I am not one of them though. I end up eating way too much if I do that but if you find that having very small meals throughout the day works for you then, go for it!

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3/13/14 10:55 A

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It's funny you guys mention overdoing it. I am terrible about that! When they say give it everything you've got, I do. When they say intensity level 9 or 10, I do. What they don't tell you is that they are compensating for people who normally think their 5 is a 10, and want to push them to achieve more. I almost invariably injure myself. So I have learned to give less than what I have, and not push myself. I tell myself I'll give it 80%, and they usually does the trick. It's not easy, though.

I haven't seen that TLC show...I should check it out. I came to sparkpeople to avoid trickling in those extra calories, and it really really helps me. Eating every 3 hours is actually something that I heard was supposed to be the best thing for you. What did they say about it?


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3/13/14 10:02 A

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Can't seem to get off this weight loss plateau. I have been an entire month at the same weight. Thank God no gaining! I exercise a minimum of 4 times per week, but haven't been able to keep my calories in check over the last 2 weeks. Last night I watched " My 600 pound life" on TLC channel and listened while the bariatric surgeon was talking about proper portion size and not eating too many calories or too many times throughout the day. I think that is good advice for everyone. Now I need to put it to use.


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68ANNE
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3/12/14 9:14 P

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I do hope that you have a bit more machinery and people next go round and that it doesn't happen for many years!

I am one that use to over do it all the time. I have to have stern talks with myself now about not going too far. I am more consistent and less likely to procrastinate or skip my workout now and I am much happier with myself this way, which leads to it being easier to get myself moving. Win-win situation for sure!

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3/12/14 10:52 A

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The snow removal was a hard job, and I wish I never have to do it again, but as I am not moving out of the frozen waste lands of MN, I guess I will be doing this every year.

Will be making a trip to the farm with a load of stuff today...had better get moving.

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I think we all are doing things we don't exactly like to try and counter some of the things we maybe liked too much in our past that got us here. I think small doses is a good thing though.

I know for me, I tend to overdo every time. I end up sore and cranky the next day and feeling kind of defeated. Because I'm aware of that I have specific things I am doing for specific amounts of time to try and keep myself from overdoing it. That way, when I hate it, there will be less to hate and when I see the results, there will be more (well less actually, but that just doesn't sound right) to love :)

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3/11/14 9:48 P

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Tesenisis1, I was truly humbled by your description of the snow shoveling experience. That is something I have never had to do.

It has been a long, cold winter all over the country for sure, but our definition of that in South Texas doesn't compare to other places, I know. Still, I will be so glad to have winter over. Sadly they say we will have another round of freezing temps next week. emoticon

I should be feeling so proud tonight because I just finished a major workout but instead I am thinking anew about how much I hate it. That's not what I want. I want to like it! I think I must have overdone it because I do like it in smaller doses. emoticon But it did put me over my fitness minutes goal for the first time. So I guess that's a yay. emoticon


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TESENISIS1
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3/11/14 6:15 P

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It is a lot of work and the drive usually takes it out of me...maybe tomorrow...

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68ANNE
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That's a lot of work.
I went on the treadmill last night after work and completed my workout. that felt great. Then I take a long time to do some stretches and relax before heading home.
Tonight the plan is to do SP videos then a kettlebell routine once I get home.

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Having a bit of a lazy day, was gonna make a trip tot the farm, but haven't felt like loading up the van and then to unload it again once at the farm...maybe tomorrow.

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68ANNE
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I had a great three days off. My fitness numbers went through the roof. I am not usually like that. I had my granddaughter plus I got on the treadmill, then I went dancing and finally I did some major cleaning as well as all my errands. Phew, I was really tired!

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My back is finally feeling better! Still can't get too crazy with working out, doc just wants me to walk and do the exercises he's given me to strengthen my back. To make up for the lack of exercise I have been really watching what I eat. I must not be doing too bad because when I stepped on the scale Friday my weight was the same as the previous week. I'll just take it nice and slow.....


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Less sore today and feeling more rested...hope you are all having a good Monday morning.

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Well I ate all weekend. Hormones were flipping and the weather was nasty. I spent the day reading and eating Sunday. Saturday I did get outside and work for just a bit in the yard and then a bit working on a birdhouse I am carving out of a hollow log. I chiseled and scraped on the thing for at least an hour. I got the cavity large enough for a titmouse or chickadee. I'll finish it up next weekend. I had wanted to do more in the yard Saturday but it was raining.

Congrats to breaking the 200 mark! emoticon

Hopefully nicer weather will allow us all to get out and move more.

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I posted a long time ago on this team and have been absent for quite some time...thought I would try to post to more teams for a while...summer has most teams pretty quite and I think that is when I had started here.

Hubby and I are buying the family farm and had to go down yesterday to clear the driveway of snow. The drifts were three and four feet high and crusted over to where you could walk across them without sinking. Well the snow removal at the farm certainly did a number on me...5 hours of snow shoveling and blowing with 5 of us working all day...certainly could have used a couple more people and a couple more snow blowers...I am so VERY sore today...I may do some light stretching today but that would be about all. The guys tried for over an hour to get the tractor running to no avail...so it was everything by hand...UHG!!! Even my toes ache! Plus I got a sunburn on my face...hadn't even considered that as a possibility.

I certainly exceeded my 10 minutes of exercise for that day...hahaha! It was even funnier when I logged that 5 hours, then got my trophy for 250 fitness minutes in the month. Hope you are all much less sore than I am...this SUCKS!

Brightest Blessings!
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3/8/14 2:53 P

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emoticon timetogrowup!!!

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

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3/8/14 1:13 P

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emoticon Timetogrowup!


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Wow, congratulations to you, TIMETOGROWUP!! That is quite the accomplishment! You have every right to feel so proud of yourself. I am always inspired by success stories like yours. Keep up the good work!

Saturday...first day of Spring Break for us here. It's raining but we are actually thankful for that! Hubs and I both teach so we're looking forward to the week. My Lenten discipline is to walk (or otherwise move) for ten minutes each day...so far so good! Three days in a row is really good for this exercise hater!

Have a great day everyone!


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I was a bit anxious about going on the scale because there were a few days last week that I cheated. Today I manned up and saw the good news...I broke the 200 mark!!!

Very happy and very grateful. I am grateful for all the support I received on Spark. I have been meeting great people here.

Now I can at least reflect on this positive thought. When I am troubled because my boss is a jerk, my kids are difficult, my life is falling apart....I can at least say that I have accomplished something. I lost nearly 20 pounds in a very healthy way...and I will keep going.


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68ANNE
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It's a good thing people return! This is such a great place to get any assistance needed

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As long as you pick yourself up and try again, you haven't failed Stoneyhillmom! I'm recently returned, too.


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I went out Thursday but they closed early so I had to find something else for exercise that night. Bummer.....
I did go out Sat too but it was a downer, someone there was really short with me and apparently I don't have thick enough skin.
Boy I hope your back gets better. That is terrible, that it is worse after an adjustment.

Welcome back! So glad you will be here instead of on FB. I am here much more that on there too.
You've got this!

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Hello, I used to be a regular here on this board but I took a break for a while. I am back on SP now, "starting again" as they say (as opposed to starting over)! I like the support the Sparkers on this board offer as we share the experience of being a 40-something trying to live healthy.

I am trying to move away from facebook...I feel like time on SparkPeople is time better spent for me. Hope to get to know some of you and make some new friends!


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3/4/14 8:19 P

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I was able to dance Saturday night.....my back got a bit tight but it didn't really hurt. However, on Sunday I was doing a lot of standing and was not able to ice my back. Now, I am paying for it! Yesterday wasn't too bad until after I saw the doc. He did some adjusting and today was awful. I am walking with a very noticeable right lean and my back really hurts! I may have to go see the doc tomorrow morning. My next appointment isn't until Friday.


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Ooh that stinks. Especially when you don't know how you did it. Hope you enjoy dancing! That is what I'm doing tonight too!

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No workouts all week! I somehow hurt my back and haven't been able to do anything. I went to the chiropractor yesterday. I told him I had plans to go dancing Saturday so come hell or high water I was doing it! All day today it's been pretty stiff and sore, not feelin to bad right now.....hopefully it continues


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I sort of found an app that helps me. It is 100 push-ups and it tells me how many to do every other day based on my initial test. So far so good and I'm in week two. Weekends are rest days.

Awesome that you've found one too. I don't have the xbox but I have a Wii and a few DVD's for it but yay, just gotta DO IT!

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2/25/14 6:39 A

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I finally found a fitness program for me and now am in the 3rd week of it! I never could bring myself to go to a gym/ymca...self-conscious and a bit of a germaphobia. I have an xbox Kinect and discovers a dvd called Your shape Fitness Evolved 2012, not only is it easy to use it has a lot of workouts on it and warmups and is fun too. A diverse way to exercise and during the workouts you have a personal trainer showing and working out with you. I have been able to consistently workout in the privacy of my home now 3 times a week for 3 weeks. It also gives you helpful tips when your go to the next choice of activity, like your building muscle memory etc..Kinect is great because you don't need a piece of equipment to play it, just yourself! I know it has made a difference because my jeans aren't as tight. I didn't realize how weak I had become til I done this program. I used to be known for being strong, I could lift and throw a wooden pallet for a ways, here lately I struggled just to lift one up to place on a stack. At almost 48 I feel I am making progress and positive change. Anyway, I recommend this dvd, you can get it thru walmart.com for like 22$. I created a habit of exercise and now I am addicted to it, now if I can just get un-addicted to carbs!!!! :)

If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand.


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Is it so packed that you can't use the machines or just so crowded you are uncomfortable? I don't have a Y any where near me but I can go to the fitness center at one of my jobs. I usually go after work, which is really, really late so nobody is ever there.
Today I have already done my sets of push-ups (I have a 100 push-ups app and am on day 1 of week two) and will be headed out to use the treadmill after work.

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2/20/14 6:34 P

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I went to the YMCA yesterday to work out after work. Bad idea!!! The place was packed! I think I'll be working out at home for awhile. My son showed me some core exercises that he does in PE and for track.


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A very windy day here in northern Illinois. My son has the day off from school so I took a vacation day today. Later, my son is going to show / teach me how to do some core exercises he did for conditioning in his weight lifting class. I am looking forward to it. Now, I have to get to the kitchen and make my carrot apple salad.

Have a good day everyone!


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I know what you mean. There's probably a team for night-time eaters. I'm never hungry. I just like food. I think I'm going to try to have some hot tea at night when I get the urge. It takes a few minutes to make, so I'm hoping that will distract me.


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2/15/14 1:40 P

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Its nice seeing Im not alone in this. This is my 2nd try at spark people. I did it last year from Dec to Feb and lost almost 20 lbs. Then slowly stopped doing everything that I was doing. I can happily say 1 yr later I only gained half of the weight back. I just started back on this journey last week. I weigh myself tmmrw. I feel that my motivations and ideas of this whole journey are wrong, that's what happened last time. I set a date to loose a certain amount of weight. Once that date came I kinda gave up. I really want to do this for the long haul (life long). I am trying to set realistic goals this time (though I find it still hard to figure them out.) Right now my motivation to start again was because I want to look good for a concert this summer. I am constantly thinking about the scale and always saying to myself "you cant have that". I know these arent the good techniques I should be doing but I think Ive always done this since Ive had my weight issues (which seems like a lifetime). Any suggestions on how I can change my metal thinking on this whole idea of a life change. Im already 40+ years into my eating habits so I understand its going to take some time to change them. I just have to start believing the things I read and not automatically feel I need to accomplish this task in 2 wks.

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:) thanks for the reply! It's always nice to know there are others with the same issue. It's been a few days and I must say I am getting better at controlling myself at night.


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I've always gotten up early and worked out and then spent the day trying not to overeat. Most days I failed. This week I changed things up. I started sleeping in an extra 45 minutes, was careful of what I ate, then got on the treadmill for an hour after dinner. I'm a little hungry when I go to bed, but I've managed not to eat anything after working out. The scale hadn't been moving for almost 2 weeks and now I'm losing weight again. I don't know if this will help anyone, but I thought I'd share just in case.

Good luck and be safe for those of you getting snow or ice. I got about 2 inches of snow this morning and the temps are going to be in the 20's today. It's supposed to hit the 30's this weekend. It will be a heat wave!! Looking forward to it.

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I neeeed to clean the house! All this snow/mud/salt that gets tracked in drives me crazy! But when I get home from work, husband & son are usually installed in the living room...I need them out to do a decent job! Maybe we'll get a foot like you Anne, and I can have a snow/clean day tomorrow!

Got 2 mi in on the treadmill before work. This morning I was NOT motivated. Did it in 3 chunks, but at least it's done.

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.

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Way to go!
Today is cleaning day. Some laundry and cooking for the week. 💦❄I'll probably do some driveway work just to make sure everything is all set for tomorrow. The kids didn't put the snow banks back far enough. Oh yeah up to a foot predicted yippee. (sarcasm dripping)

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Good morning friends. Today I managed to get up early to work out. I am always happy when I am able to accomplish this.

When I was in my 20s and 30s, if I wanted to lose 25 pounds, I would do it. Now its tough, and a little scarier. I am happy to have all of you for support.

I hope the rest of your day goes well. I wish all of you success!!!


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2/11/14 9:11 P

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Hang in there! One step at a time-making the most of good decisions through the day. I am at the end of day 2 here (again) and my legs feel like they will fall off from the gym yesterday!! Headed back to the gym in the morning!


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TJARRATT1 -

I relate to this. At night, everything is worse for me across the board, especially with temptation. I don't think that I can give anybody advice but here is what I have tried:

The first couple of nights are the toughest. If I can just get through them then it does get a little easier. So my experience is that I just have to settle into a routine and the only way for me to do that is to take that just leap of faith on the first couple of nights...when its the toughest!

Good luck


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I know it is very discouraging when the scale doesn't reflect your efforts. The most important thing about that, is to realize that everything you do all week, good or bad, will show in your body and mind much sooner than the scale will pick up on. I was stuck for almost a year at the same weight range, give or take 5lbs. Very frustrating.
I use to have a box of snacks by my bed and I would munch away. I made it a goal to not snack mindlessly at night. I started by measuring out one serving and only eating that. Now I just don't have anything in my room and I don't buy those snacks any more

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It is tough to post tonight. I just started (again), and really really worked all week ... burnt over 5000 calories in one week ... tracked what I ate ... ate lots of good for you food, didn't eat or drink like I usually would have ... and did not lose one pound. Is it my age? The time of the month? I didn't quit, like I would have before. I got really discouraged. Several good things happened in spite of not losing any pounds. 1. My husband encouraged me. That is huge for him. 2. I went to Zumba. 3. I tracked what I ate today. ... I am not going to quit.

This is not too hard for me. I can do this.


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I am right there with ya, but actually doing it seems to be a struggle. I am so tired of being out of shape and sluggish! We CAN do this and imagine how amazing we will feel!!


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2/10/14 8:22 A

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Hi everyone - I'm new :) ! Trying to get in exercise everyday is tough for sure. I've been trying to get 60 mins a day. I will either go for a walk outside (if its warm enough) or hop on my treadmill with a Netflix show on my phone.

My biggest issue is boredom eating at night. I could really use some tips on how to stop snacking on those carbs before bed. I know its not good for me!

Can't wait for winter to be over!!


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I am good with food right now but terrible with fitness. argh.....I need to move

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I haven't done well at all with diet and exercise lately. Pretty bummed right now. I hate the way I feel physically and DO NOT want to go through another Spring and Summer this way.


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I'll give that a try 68Anne.


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When I started training for a walk/jog 5K, my ankles got pretty achy after running. I looked it up and the suggestion was to do ankle exercises before running. poof, ache is all gone.
I do rotations each way and up and down.

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I am going to the Y tonight to hopefully get in a workout. My ankle still doesn't feel quite right since I fell down the stairs back in December. But it feels better than it has so I'm going to give it a try. Hopefully I can get the rowing machine!


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I don't really have a favorite abd workout but I also have a bunch of dvd's and I am trying to get better at plank.
My trouble lately has been just doing anything for a workout.

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Besides the dvd video that I have I work out to some of these videos on Spark People. And I don't have weights so I use the cans of veggies I have in the cupboard or a couple of half gallon milk juggs emoticon emoticon



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I found a Supreme 90 workout program at Wal-Mart. It has 10 dvd's with strength training, core training and cardio. All of the strength days start off with abs first. It also has a 3 month workout schedule to follow. It keeps me from getting bored because it's always changing. Then I throw in elliptical, bike and treadmill which work the core in different ways.


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I have a Billy Blanks tae bo video that I have been working out to but I need to get another one so I don't get bored with just one.



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I like the Hip Hop Abs video I got. I also enjoy the Sweatin to the Oldies videos. I try to vary things at home so I don't bored. I have those videos as well as some Biggest Loser ones and my Wii Fit Plus.


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I did indulge some during the game, but definitely less than I would have before -- and I did start off with the veggie tray, so am okay with improving on last year!
It is hard to motivate to exercise in the winter, we have some exercise videos and weights to use indoors - but it isn't as fun as doing something outside. We have snow and ice now, so it's an indoor day.
Anybody have a favorite ab workout that they use? That's my biggest problem area and I have not found anything I really like yet.


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Low cal foods will attack me too. I will just eat more. I've decided to just go with having none around. So far so good with avoiding the munchies.
We are due to get about 10 inches tonight/tomorrow and I just can't send to warm up the morning.
I worked during the game and stayed well within calories
Woohoo

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This has been the most horrible winter! I am so tired of the snow and cold in Northern Illinois! Spring where are you????????

Hope everyone is doing well. I slipped a little bit last night with super bowl party munchies but got up early and made it to my 5:15 am workout warrior class to burn it off. Hopefully it will be a wash.


"People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how what you did or said made them feel."


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There predicting 1-3 inches of snow here on Tuesday. Very glad that is all, but it's still enough to keep me from running outside. The roads just aren't clear enough. I don't know if this will help anyone with munchies but I found a great recipe that is less than 150 calories a serving. It's a package of angel food cake and a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple including juice. Mix them together, pour into a greased pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. The servings are 1/12 of a cake so it's a really big serving!! My only problem is that I think I can eat more because it's so low in calories. Have a great Monday everyone!!


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The night munchies get me all the time. I use to keep a box on cereal next to my bed. I'm not hungry, I know I'm not I must be just bored. I went shopping today and didn't get any cereal so now there is nothing to snack on!
I have trouble drinking enough when it's my weekend too so I have to put a water jug right in front of me to remind me.
I do like running outside but have to pick and choose my days because of work plus it is cold, snowy and the sidewalks aren't safe.
We are forecasted to get more snow very early Wed.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Its snowing here in Utah today too. It figures it would snow on my day off when I am running errands. LOL

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Were getting more snow here in northern Illinois. They are calling for 3 to 8 inches. I am so glad I got my grocery shopping done last night!

We tried a new recipe this morning for cranberry buttermilk pancakes. I think the recipe came from a diabetic cooking magazine. They were OK but I didn't think they had very much flavor. I won't be making them again.


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My son said running outside isn't too bad....again better him than me! I am so ready for spring and warmer temps! I like the treadmill but you're right, it's just not the same as being outside. I am so ready to get back to my long walks! The Y has been so busy lately that it's hard to get a machine so I have been doing some workouts at home. I'd really like to get back to the Y so I can get on the rowing machine!

Everyone have a good night!


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I couldn't imagine running outside right now. Even if I was younger! Of course, it has started to snow here and the wind is picking up again. Two nice days in the 20's and then the cold comes back. I can't wait until spring gets here so I can get outside again. The treadmill and stationary bike are not the same as getting outside!! Not sure what the TRX system is....sorry I can't help.


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Wow, running outside in that weather. That's a bit crazy if you ask me and I don't mind cold and snow. Tomorrow is supposed to be a bit warmer here, so I'm looking forward to getting outside for a walk instead of the treadmill.

Wondering if anybody here has used that TRX system for training and what you think of it. Also what do you need to attach it to to use it well.

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Welcome Brenda!

Today was actually a decent day. I think we got up to 18, talk about a heat wave!
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My son had track practice after school and he said they ran outside....better him than me!

I hope everyone has a good evening, I off to watch The Biggest Loser (we record it).


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CSTEVENSON
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1/28/14 9:18 A

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Hi Brenda, welcome! Quite a lot of us are definitely being challenged by the cold weather.

Live by what you love and not by what you fear - author unknown


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1/28/14 7:31 A

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Hi, my name is Brenda. I'm new to here. I see many of you live in the north where it is cold! Me too. I live in Iowa and we have been freezing. I have been reading some of the posts and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you. Have a great day!


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1/27/14 11:16 A

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I was cooped up in the house all weekend thanks to the lovely weather here in Northern Illinois. I stayed within my calorie range and drank 4 glasses of water both days! I am very proud of myself!! I have always had a hard time drinking water at home. I told myself "I can't have anything else until I drink at least 4 glasses."

I am stuck at home again today. I tried to make it to work this morning but the roads were just awful! I have drank 2 glasses of water so far.

I hope everyone has a good day!


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CSTEVENSON
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1/27/14 10:12 A

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You've got this KAHLAD1. Don't let it get to you, just hang in there and do what you know you need to do. 1 lb isn't much and might even just be a bit of bloat. Stick with it and the results are sure to come.

Live by what you love and not by what you fear - author unknown


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1/27/14 9:23 A

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Great keep moving. you'll be there before you know it!!!!!!! emoticon hi I am new just getting started



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1/27/14 9:20 A

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hi I too get my excise in but night is the worst. I start snacking because "nights or lonely" emoticon



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1/26/14 9:40 P

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Hi all
Hope the weekend is treating you well. I'm not getting the fitness I should but got some by cleaning.

LIVE PASSIONATELY, EVEN IF IT KILLS YOU, SOMETHING IS GOING TO KILL YOU ANYWAY



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1/25/14 5:43 A

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Kahlad - my sympathies! I'm hoping that the pound or so that I am up is due to the onset of my period (any day now?), but there may also be a connection to the box of cookies I ate on Thursday evening. I get in my exercise every day, but am not always making my calories-burned goal, let alone exceeding it as I try to do in warmer weather when I can go for long walks outside!

Best wishes to everyone in finding ways to be active and other healthy opportunities this week. We're a month past the winter solstice - days are getting longer and I'm sure that it will start warming up (at least a little!) soon.


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KAHLAD1
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1/24/14 6:55 P

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A little bummed today, stepped on the scale this morning and was up 1 pound. But it's time to shake it off and make sure I do better this week. I think this weather has a lot to do with it. It's been so cold and nasty that I don't go to thy gym. I really need to start doing the workout videos and stuff that I have here at home.

Here's to this week being better!


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