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12/1/12 2:15 P

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I have a pretty similar goal to LKG. While I've hit my original goal weight, and have lost 4 more lbs, I decided after the new year to try and get down to 140, which would put me in a BMI "normal" category. So, my goal this month is to stick to where I am as best I can. The worst part will be the week we are spending in Wyoming with BF's family. His mom is a great cook, but not a healthy one, and there's always a lot of alcohol involved whenever we go there, both with his family and when we go out to see his old friends.

Working on maintaining at 140!

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12/1/12 12:40 P

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My goal this month is to simply maintain my current weight. I'm realistic that with all the holiday events that will be happening and a trip to visit family at the end of the month, losing weight will be very difficult. There are three main prongs that I see to being successful at maintenance this month:

- Continue to stay within calorie range for 90% of the month, and also continue exercising 6x/week as I have been.
- Keep tracking my food and weekly weigh-ins as reality checks
- Set up a plan for the time I am visiting with my family. This may be the most trying as I am away from my normal routine, the gym, and regress in my eating habits.

Edited by: LKG9999 at: 12/1/2012 (12:40)
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11/28/12 9:19 P

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November was month #1 for me on SP, and I managed to break myself of my mindless snacking habit.

December's habit to break: My bad habit of not stretching when I work out.

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Everything I do is in moderation. No extreme diets here; I go to the gym 3 times a week when my schedule allows it; and I just try to make the best choices I can, regardless of what life throws my way.

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11/27/12 4:45 P

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for december I have scheduled FIRM step aerobics workouts on sunday, wednesday and friday of each week. I will gradually increase my time doing the dvd I have choosen by 5 mins every 2 weeks. Nothing to fast, nothing to much all at once....i want to feel confident i am doing the moves correctly before just jumping in like a maniac, doing the whole dvd. I feel un-coordinated enough and feel good with this approach. I have almost fell twice (my fault for wearing pants that are too long). My downfall is running in full steam ahead and burning out within 2 weeks because i let my negative talk get to me...telling me "you will never get this down, you look like a fool, you are too out of shape for this, then i finally say forget it". I hope this approach works-wish me luck

Its a daily struggle but consistency not perfection will carry me to my goal....
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Be careful of your words, for your words become your actions.
Be careful of your actions, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful of your habits, for your habits become your character.
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LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,228
11/27/12 1:52 A

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For December, I am going to try to consistently eat fruits or vegetables every day with every meal.

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11/26/12 5:22 P

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My habit for the month was more consistency on my workouts - with a mini goal of getting at least one workout started before 9 am (if I start early enough I don't wake all the way up until I'm halfway through; oddly my focus on form and intensity is better because I'm not thinking about anything else).

I added another goal/habit a week ago - 5 minutes of "quiet" time a day. "Quiet" meaning meditation or deep breathing. As we go into the holiday season, it seemed like a good idea.

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11/19/12 11:21 A

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I didn't start anything at the beginning of the month, but for the rest of the month I'm going to add more fruit into my diet. I don't eat nearly enough fruit.

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11/18/12 2:39 P

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I think my next habit will be adding more fruits and veggies to my daily diet.


~Kelly~

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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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11/16/12 5:30 P

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It's fine to wait I think. I don't know that I'll be introducing anything new for December! I'm going to be quite busy and involved with family and friend gathering type things. I'll be lucky to get in my 600 monthly minutes but I'm willing to try! (I'm actually getting quite good at the exercise habit thing. It's self-perpetuating for me now...I don't know that I'd WANT to do less than 600 minutes.) I mean I decided today that I felt like actually getting 150 this week so I ended up going five over doing a video in addition to what I had already done today.


~Kelly~

"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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11/16/12 2:53 P

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I'm going to have to think about more changes I want to make for awhile so I might not do anything new until December.

I have been working to make some new habits- taking a vitamin every day, eating breakfast every day, and exercising an hour every day.

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11/15/12 12:12 A

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LADY, I've never actually made it LOL. I'm hoping to get the pasta roller attachment for my kitchen-aid mixer for Christmas. But, as long as you have the roller it looks pretty easy, the dough is very basic, just flour and egg pretty much. You can freeze it too.

Part of my problem with doing batch cooking etc is I get bored very easily with food.... like since the end of May this year, I've made 91 different recipes off of Pinterest (hence why I am planning on starting a food blog). So usually once I make something and eat it, and have leftovers for a day or two, I'm done eating it for awhile haha. I do try to freeze some stuff, like I made these mini meatloafs and froze half of them and have those when I'm on my own for dinner. I also made a big pot of soup when BF was hunting and I froze most of it and have slowly been working my way through it. I also don't have a large freezer (and it's currently occupied by a fat turkey haha)

Working on maintaining at 140!

If you're interested in checking out the food I've made and liked, come visit me on Pinterest, and feel free to follow me:
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11/14/12 10:42 P

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I do a lot of big batch cooking and freeze stuff in individual portions. i love garlic stuffed meatballs but they take forever. so I make a huge batch and freeze 3 with sauce in a ziploc. Same with spaghetti sauce etc. Otherwise I'd be eating cereal for dinner lol. My problem now is everyone is on different schedules so I eat alone most nights. Boring!

I like fresh pasta, is it hard to make? And does it freeze well?

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11/14/12 9:43 P

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Track my food every day and stay within range every day. I'm also going to start exercising again on Friday and keep that up for the rest of the month.

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11/14/12 7:38 P

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My goal for November is at least 10 cups of water every day. As soon as we turned on the heat in our house, I felt myself drying up like a raisin.

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11/14/12 5:01 P

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Oh I'm no stranger to cooking, I cook full meals every night and generally I do pretty well. I'm even working on starting up a healthy cooking/grocery shopping/meal planning blog. I just wish I had more time on weeknights to make things like my own marinara sauce, fresh pastas and breads for example. I also know how to make cheese but again, requires time. Unfortunately I'm gone from the house 11 hours a day on weekdays, I get home at 7 and still have to get dinner on the table, so making some stuff from scratch just isn't an option except on weekends, and lately we've been busy on weekends too so it really cuts into my cooking time.

I would also like to be able to afford better quality meat. I at least grind my own hamburger from chuck but it'd be nice to be able to buy nicer stuff.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 11/14/2012 (17:03)
Working on maintaining at 140!

If you're interested in checking out the food I've made and liked, come visit me on Pinterest, and feel free to follow me:
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11/14/12 4:38 P

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YoJulez, I found that once I quit eating the processed/fast food and made my own that the processed stuff tates nasty. Now, I don't want to eat anything that comes out of a box.
One of my favorite quick meals is to toss chopped up veggies in a little olive oil, herbs and balsalmic vinegar and bake them for 10 to 20 min on 350. I add some leftover meat and heat it up for another 5 minutes and I have dinner. Nothing processed, low fat and tastes really good.

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11/14/12 3:34 P

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My goal this month is to change my habit of drinking to many of my calories. So I'm trying to give up McDonalds Carmel Frappes and sweet tea! This means I need make sure I get plenty of water everyday!!!!!
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11/14/12 11:29 A

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Hmmm. It's an ongoing one that I struggle with, but I guess mine would just be to decrease my reliance on processed prepared food.

Working on maintaining at 140!

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11/14/12 11:16 A

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Oh, I am also trying to get consistent with strength training. Very important to keep bone and muscle mass, especially as we get older.


~Kelly~

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Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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11/14/12 9:22 A

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consistency.

All the so called "secrets of success"will not work ... unless you do.




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11/13/12 10:51 P

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Good goal. Mine is to increase my carbs to at least the minimum recommended amount. I'm great at protein and veggies and fruits but had really cut out the carbs.

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11/13/12 8:30 P

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I was given an idea for a thread and a goal for us and I quite like it!

So what changes are you trying to make this November?

For me I'm taking my fitness minutes up to a 600 minimum.


~Kelly~

"Food is not love, comfort, or an anxiety pill."

Time to stop trying to solve things with food (lack of included) that food won't solve. Food solves one thing: bodily hunger.



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