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12/22/08 10:24 A

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I think that is a hard thing I had to get over too... knowing "this will not be the last time I eat this". I will have another hamburger and fries. Cut it in half and you will walk away happier.

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"Bringing it out on a special occasion" is the best thinking. We of the mcdonald's generation think and are use to having what ever we want when ever we want. It takes the special out of events. I try to teach this in my class that every day can't be thanksgiving. I had 2 guys tell me that they lost weight just by eating off smaller plates. This is hard for somepeople to get use to but you will eat again. I also tell them they are not bears. I find the eat till you are stuffed is the hardest habit to break. I too love wine but the got to eat effect will pack them calories on. I'm thinking of a stretching machine. Maybe 5'9" then I would look fit. I guess you have to take the good with the bad. I never have to worry about getting flood pants when I go shopping and I will never have to worry about not having a donut show up on my but. The answer will always be yes I can see that donut you just ate. Not fair but we have to live with it. I really hate flood pants so I will be back to the treadmill.

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12/22/08 9:46 A

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Yeah unfortunately I have had holiday party after holiday party...my BF's party was this past weekend and of course the alcohol and not to mention the biggest slice of cheese cake they placed right in front of you lol...of course while buying some candy stocking stuffer's for my BF's son...we both decided to treat each other lol...needless to say yes I gained yet once again...I am going to try to cut out whatever I can and try not to beat myself up since it has been crazy due to the holidays. Come Jan 1st though...it will be a different story.

I think your idea of hiding it and only bringing it out on a special occasion is a good idea. Trust me...I love wine!! I actually did put any alcohol away in the cabinet and only pulled it out for special occasions and it did work. Believe it or not...when I did put the bottles away and did not have my glass or two at night...with that alone I had started to lose weight. Every little bit counts!

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Wine and bad food are my weakness too! This coming week should be a real test of will power. Throwing away the bad food is the best. If I have a party at my house the first thing I do after everyone leaves is throw away all the junk food if no one takes it with them. I just have no will power if it stays. I don't know what to do about the wine yet. I have to say it is my absolute weakness. I guess if I have my husband hide the wine openers and bring them out on special occasions it might work. hehe

Just remember to eat enough calories. If I'm not over eating, I'm under eating. Otherwise your body will start storing... there is little worse than barely eating anything and still gaining weight!

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12/22/08 9:02 A

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I think at night I allow myself to over eat...it also doesn't help having a glass of wine, which not only has calories that are not necessary, but my will power goes right out the door. So I am going to cut that out and just force myself to just stop eating everything. Plus I have some junk food that I need to just throw away. I don't eat it often cuz I am not into sweets as much as I am into just bad food. But ever so often I will snack and that never helps either.

I have also found in the past that when I start a new healthy eating habit regiment my portions are out of control. I force myself to eat less, which in return "shrink the tummy" and that only takes about a week or so. After that I eat like a "bird" as the boyfriend likes to say. But I am petite and they say that your stomach is really only as big as your fist, and I have very tiny hands Lol.

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I had to change the way I eat recently per trainer's request. She says it's more important for me to eat every 2 hours. At least a little something. My problems in the past was not eating enough during the day and gorging at night. I have real portion control problems when I actually sit down to eat. My husband is 6'1" and 220lbs and I can eat that boy under the table. Thus the problems I have.

At first it was hard to wake up and eat right away and then every 1/2 hour after. I wasn't always hungry and it took some work. It took about a week and I finally got the hang of it and so did my body. I've become more aware of when I need to eat and I don't take as large as portions. I've become more aware when I'm hungry. I never really feel starved (unless I catch myself in a meeting with out food). And when I'm hungry, I eat. It doesn't matter if I'm going to eat in 1/2 hour, I grab a snack, other wise I'll gorge at dinner. It has really helped me to be more aware of what I need and when.

Also a reminder to eat more complex carbs later in the day since they keep you fuller longer.

I hope that helps some.

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12/19/08 12:18 P

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We all have to do what works for us. I too want to look like I am 5'9 thin with hot looking legs. So at 5 foot I look like a box on pegs. I just keep hoping that the toner I get the less like a line backer. I think it was the years of carrying coffee pots and then swinging metal parts that gave me those shoulder muscles. I have to rip out those shoulder pads out of all my dress jackets. Yes I cut them out. Lynn

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12/19/08 7:22 A

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I have a battle with myself all the time when i'm getting ready and often end up crying and in a really foul mood - pretty much ruined the evening for me and my boyfriend before we are out of the door!

I see the clothes on the models, buy them in my size and put them on half expecting to look like the model does proportion-wise and i just look like a sack of potatoes... no legs, no neck, no arms...

So, you're not alone in your frustrations :)

As for not eating much during the day and a big meal at night, that is how i prefer to diet, but you have to find what is best for you.

I just find having a full belly much more satifying than constantly nibbling and snacking, not being hungry but not being full either.

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12/18/08 10:51 P

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So this is how I eat and think. Breakfest, a heavy carb so I have thick cut oats w/ flax and wheat germ and then some fruit on it. Sometimes I cut up an apple on it or put some fresh pineapple on it or bnana. Lunch I have a salad with cheese or some kind of protien, Have you ever tried pineapple w/ 2T of peanutbutter. I drink coffee most of the day. I also drink a ton of water. Dinner is something simple. I try really hard to make sure I have some more fruit of some kind. If I get hungry in the afternoon. The biggest thing that helped was reading every label. I cut as many additives as I can. If it's not real food don't eat it. Hppe this helps. Oh and last if you want to eat something that contains sugar you have to ask did I eat something with sugar yesterday. If yes you get no sugar. If no then you can have 1 serving. On of the things I love is the sugar free van. pudding and add a con of pumpkin and spices. Too good. I had Broccoli w/ cheese for dinner tonight. and some choco. covered peanuts. PMS Bigtime/ Now I feel sick. Sugar overload and I didn't really eat that many.

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12/18/08 4:38 P

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Okay first...I keep stepping on that darn scale and its going up!! it went up half a pound from Monday!!

I think part of my problem is that I am not eating enough during the day and then I am starving by dinner and then I pig out. But I split up my calories perfectly amongst breakfast/lunch/dinner and even snacks...so I shouldnt be as hungry for dinner technically. But I am !! Not sure what to do...ramp up more during lunch time? Or should I just try and stop eating so much during dinner and let my stomach get use to that again?

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12/18/08 1:23 P

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Thanks. Everyday I lay in bed and think. I have 3 days in I' not giving up now. my hard work should be showing pretty soon. I should move my tracker but then all of you would know I porked some pounds back on. So as of now I am back to 122 down from 125. Why are we so excited to move our trackers down but it like your drivers lic. you never move the # the other way. I also keep thinking how cooll it will be to cross the finish line on that 4k

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12/18/08 9:00 A

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Congrats on your mile! That is awesome! I am going to the gym after I drop off the kids at school. Only for 1/2 hour this time since my youngest has a party. (Anything is always better than nothing though.) I was able squeeze out of work so I can go. Should be fun! Tomorrow is cardio day for me though.

Everyone have an awesome day!

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12/18/08 7:55 A

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It is day 4 this week. Anyone else up? OK I did a mile. I have to get towork. I should be there eariler than I am all the time. I have to work out with my dayghter tonight because she is going to curves tonight. I did do 1 mile

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BTW my weight loss friends call me the black cloud so here comes the party buster. Go ahead and pack on those holiday pounds because it will be fun taking them off in Jan. I will be thinking that through the rest of the year and it should keep me on track. Lynn

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SBERG82 don't be afraid. We tested the water for you. Come on and jump on the fitness train. The food taste like food not like artificial additives. Pineapple on oatmeal in the morning. how great is that. So you like apples? do those oats and cut up a real apple on it and sprinkle it with cin. Not C & S but just Cin and taste the sweet apples. Don't have time to make those oats? Make them once a week and scoop out 1 cup and nuke it. I am doing a challenge with myself to see how long of a workout streek I can go. If I can do 1 I can do 2 then 3. I can do it and if I fall one day it's only mud, take a shower and get back on. So far this week I have 2 days. If I can do 1 mile I can do 1 1/2 and if I am at 1 1/2 I can do 1.75 and then I am only .25 from my 2 mile goal so kick it up is what I say. Your almost there. By the end of Jan I want to be able to do 2 miles with out having to walk part of the time. I will send richard in to help us out for the week. "Come on ladies you can do it"

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12/16/08 3:48 P

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haha... maybe I should try watching youtube. Just to warn you the videos are about 30 seconds each on how to do a particular exercise. It might be a lot more work with the mouse that what you want. :-)

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tHANKS. tHIS GIVES ME SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE MORNING instead of you tube. I do need to watch how to change the blower motor in your furnace. I love youtube.

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It's actually the women's health magazine site. Here's their link www.womenshealthmag.com . The site is full of great info and I could spend my whole day look through it. I recommend going to to their fitness link at top to search through what would work best for you. This link shows some of the agility training my trainer has added to my weight training. www.womenshealthmag.com/fitness/agil
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It's not exactly what I do but it's pretty close. But again, take small steps. It has taken me 4 months to be where I'm at now. I did it by going slow and steady.

Good luck!

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Thanks! And which website are you referring to? SP's?

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That's a prefect goal! I do strength training twice a week and have found it has made all the difference in the world for me. I've found the Women's Health site has a lot of good recommendations and they have mini videos to show you how it is done.

Have fun at your company party tonight!

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I won't have time tonight since my lovely company decided to have our Holiday party right in the middle of the week! But I am looking forward to hopefully do maybe 15 mins Wed and Thurs night! I think I should start strength training too.

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Good for you!! 13 minutes is great! My husband laughs at me cause I can never figure out the elliptical (his laughs are more laughing with me). I can't do 13 minutes on it. You should be very proud of yourself! You can do it again today!

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THANK YOU!! I think you will all be proud...I fought off all those excuses, and trust me they were coming left and right, and I threw on my workout clothes as soon as I got home and I did 13 mins on the elliptical! Granted it was only 13 mins...BUT it was 13 mins more than do absolutely nothing! Plus its always hard when you first start out on those things even if you have worked out on them before.

I do want this really bad. I heard someone say before "You are not allowed to complain about anything if you are not doing anything about it". So that helped me jump start...and you are all absolutely right "How bad do you REALLY want it?" Someone that actually REALLY wants it will do something about it.

I guess I have always been scared to try to do anything that seems completely out of reach, in fear that I can never actually do it. I have always been around the weight I am now...I don't know if I can actually weigh less than what I do, it seems so foreign.

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I am standing on my treadnil dressed and ready to go. I have to keep telling my self get going and it will be done in 1/2 hour. 2 miles. If you think it is easy for me your wrong. I am really standing on my treadmill be cause I don't have a tv in this room so I have to play youtubes to work out to. Lynn
I made it a mile and a half. I wanted to quit at a mile then that Jillian get your a(( going do another half. I have to get to work.

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I have read what everyone has said and you have the ground work on what to do it's really up to u to do it! It's never easy and there will always be set backs it's what u do after the set backs that makes a differnce! Make small changes give yourself pats on the back instead of kicks in the butt, may be the frist thing u need to do! Tell yourself u are worth the heathly changes u are going to make for yourself!

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I agree with Lynn - the older you get, the harder it gets! If you can whip yourself into shape and set good habits now - when you're young - you will be so much better off then when you're 52, like I am! As someone else said, start out by setting small, doable goes - 10 or 15 minutes here and there and work up to longer and more frequent workouts. Before you know it you'll be looking forward to working out 45 - 60 minutes a day!

You can do it - we're here to cheer you on!

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Well, I was in your situation.
When I finally reached the breaking point, I decided that if I wanted to get back to a healthy weight, I had to eat better and exercise. Now it's just part of my daily routine. And while fitting in exercise every day can make my life a little hectic, it's so worth it. I hate it if for some reason I can't exercise. But that's rare. I really enjoy it, or should I say, I enjoy how it makes me feel and look.

You just need to ask yourself "How bad do I want it?"


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You can totally do it! Motivation can be incredibly hard! There are a couple of things that keep me going...
1. Remember... at the end of the day when you take any amount of time to exercise, you will never say "I wish I never worked out today." Instead, you will always be proud of yourself for doing it. Even if it starts out with a 10 minute walk during your lunch break.

2. Set a long term and short term goals for yourself. At the beginning of this year I set the goal to run a 1/2 marathon. I couldn't even run 2 miles...(I was so terrified) now I'm in the last bit of training for it and running 7 miles. My short term goals are to be more active. Like running with my husband as he rides his bike. Take my kids out sledding. Things that I was too out of shape to do before.

Do a little bit at a time makes things go easier. Don't forget to look back and remind yourself where you started from and be proud that you are making progress.

Even at my skinniest when I was in my 20's (less than 100lbs) I could never successfully purchase an article of clothing off the rack and have it look good. My body shape is one that never looks flattering in a shirt that is even close to fitted. Don't take that personally. Most women are not able to!

You can do this, and you have our support!

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Relax , take a deep breath and start over, we all have those days. You can do it emoticon emoticon

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Ladies may I please say. First you didn't put it on over night and like I e-mailed Oprha this morning, I remember her saying if you could buy good health and thin in a pill don't you think she of all people could afford it. Next I too have a nice warm bed and a husband that like's to lay in bed in the morning. I too also would rather eat cookies and chips rather than salads and lean protiens. Lets cut the... If you want it you have to work hard for it and it doesn't stay gone unless you defend your loss. As fast as a few pounds come back on I am pulling out the big guns to fighting them off. It took me 25 years to learn this. I eat those salads and load them with flavor. I ran on the TM this 2 miles in 30 min. I am trying to work up to 2 1/2 miles in 30 min. I'm thinking of hanging a toned Oprah and Jillian on my treadmill. I lay in bed and think "what would Jillian say" "Unless you are pucking or dead get up and get going". "Do you like the body you have or do you want to change it? Now let's get going"!!! As long as I am on the floor crawing to the treadmill I stop and do 50 crunches and then 50 planks and 50 planks on each side. At 5 foot tall I didn't think I would ever break the 140s and now I am trying to break the 120s. BTW I also work 40+ hours and I'm almost 50 so please join me in a few runs in the morning. You can do it. Depending on how bad you want it will determain how long it will take. Please don't wait or take as long as it took me. 25 years is a lot of life to miss out on by saying I wish I would of... Just do it and remember I'm doing it too.
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Does it help to shift your focus from your appearance to your health? I was never motivated to eat right & exercise to change my appearance (mostly because I never thought it was possible or realistic for me to be anything but overweight), but it is easier for me to do things to feel and be more fit. I know what you mean - it took me a long time to get past the feeling of it being unfair that my weight, which many women would be envious of, still put me in the overweight category. Start taking control of the situation and you'll start feeling better.

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Those 30 lbs do seem to be very slow coming off, at least with me, as soon as i got to 150, my weight slowed right down, to where i'm lucky if i get a 1/2 lb loss in a week!
It's so weird how that works! I don't do much exercise, but i stick to the bottom of my range, and yet, nothing.
I wish i could say something that would help, but i too, am in need of something i think!!
I always thought i would be happy once i got to a size 10, i'm there now, and am soooo not happy with my body!
I hope that one day that ends....let's hope!


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Am I, or the others crazy? - Albert Einstein

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This past weekend I had one of my many upcoming Christmas parties and I bought a new shirt (of course without trying on) and put it for the first time this past weekend right before the party...

Let's just say after a 2 hour episode with me upset, my boyfriend frustrated, me standing in front of the mirror calling myself a line backer...we eventually left but with me wearing a shirt out of the closet (very big sweater that hid the "rolls").

I am so frustrated that I let myself gain back all the weight that I lost and now I am making excuses every night as why I don't want to work out. I just don't know if I will EVER be happy with the way i look in the mirror. Standing all of 5 FEET TALL!!! its hard to lose 30 pounds to get from 145 to 115. Not only that the scale continue to go up even with me watching what I am eating!

Just venting... any encouragement, words of wisdom, would be appreciated!

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