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    Welcome to the Architecture and Design Team. Great to have you. I know the teams been kind on inactive for a while, but I'd like to start thinks up again. Why don't you introduce yourself?
    2852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2012 5:30:26 PM
    That's great that you started tracking your food. I have no pointers--just do it. You can save the recipes you cook into SparkPeople with their calories. That way you can more easily track your favorites.

    Good for you with keeping up the exercise! Which 30-day workout plan are you using on ExerciseTV? Do you like it?
    2958 days ago
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    Look at you, keeping me accountable and e erything! I'm tickled, thank you! Well, I'm actually enjoying working out every morning! I watch an episode of Sex & the City every morning on the stationary bike (never watched an episode when it was on), so that really helps get me into the basement at 5:30 every morning! And I just started another 30-day workout plan from that ExerciseTV site you recommended. AND, I tracked my food yesterday and today, and should probably keep up with that, because my weight still kept creeping up slowly all last month even though I was exercising for the first time in years. I LOATHE tracking my food--did it obsessively for months on WW, so I know it works, but it takes so much time, especially if you make a lot of meas from scratch, like I do. Any pointers on making tracking easier?
    2962 days ago
    So what's your plan for November? Sometimes it's nice to take a short break after a bootcamp. If you want something less time-consuming than bootcamp, try the four-week 10-minute daily exercise streak challenge. That way you'll get in at least 10 minutes of exercise per day. You can choose 10 minutes of cardio or a different set of 10-minute videos than the ones you used for the 28-Day Bootcamp.

    2962 days ago
    Often the exercise alone doesn't lead to weight loss. It helps. I've found that it is one of the secrets for maintaining weight loss. More importantly exercise can be very effective in addressing mood. And at our age emoticon we really need strength training to maintain muscles. My mother has been a faithful walker but she never did strength training. Given that she's only 20 years older than me, I get a preview of what I need to be doing now to prevent some of the health issues she's had.

    Right now I'm in the best shape I've been in about 10 years. Exercise has made the difference. Finally, I have lost inches even when I wasn't losing pounds. I learned early on SparkPeople to record my measurements, too. Weight isn't the only way to measure progress.

    So feel good about your exercise progress--keep your focus on that success. Focus on the possibilities before you. Success in life is really a very relative thing and has a lot to do with the lens you use to view yourself and others. Mastering goals in one arena like exercise can lead to achieving other goals if you let yourself enjoy the progress. No regrets--just continued learning and moving forward.
    2972 days ago