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5/23/08 9:22 A

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Hope you are feeling better, Tash!

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5/21/08 9:53 A

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Will do. I got a pain meds prescription this morning and feel drowsy!! I will be fine! I hope all is well with everybody!

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5/21/08 9:39 A

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Hope you feel better and this will pass...drink that water and eat those fruits and veggies.

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5/21/08 2:11 A

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I am having a serious problem with my shoulder. I think I pulled a muscle so pain is just killing me!!

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I am sorry tash..sometimes we all need a break..continue to drink your liquids and take your vits.

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I really believe I am so tired because of the unbelievable heat that we are experiencing. I drink more water than what I am eating. But I am just so tired!! Ugh!!

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Thanks for my information on the calories, Foxy. There is only so much our bodies can do and we have to realise this. I find since I am eating alot better, I do not feel as tired as before.
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Hey Tash, if you can't find yourself to workout then eat properly. Whenever you have a day off just workout 30 mins on those days...don't stress yourself out. You can still lose weight by having a calorie deficit in what you eat.

Prepare your meals the day before to make sure you eat healthy....

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Andrea, I have been having days where I feel so tired. Do you have a recommendation for how to keep up with work, exercise and keeping up with my diet?

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You can put your info in spark page ....for example give them your weight, state how many days you will do strength training and exercise....give them a goal weight and SP will state how much calories you should eat a day.

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Thanks Foxy, I guess the thing I need to find out then is how much calories I should be eating for my size, height, age etc. I do not want to lose this weight and then put it back on. Also, strength training 6 days a week, is a bit much. I think 2 or 3 days is good except if you are body building or training for a fitness competition.

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5/14/08 7:56 A

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This is a heap of great info. Sometimes u wonder if you can do it all, but when you have a goal, you CAN!

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Share the wealth of info...

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2/4/08 11:57 A

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Thank you for that information. It has definitely been added to my knowledge bank. I would like to share this with others on my page if you don't mind...One love!

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This is great information but somewhat certain portions are a little difficult for me. I try my best to exercise as often as possible but I just can not go more than 4 days a week. My schedule just doesn't permit it. I work my regular job and I work a second job as well. The 4 days are a huge sacrifice as it is. For example, today I leave work at 5:00 and go straight to the gym. I have a meeting at 7:00 which means I have to leave early(from the gym) and go home, shower, change and rush to my meeting. Today I am lucky, my meeting is at 7:00 but what about the days I have to go to my second job at 6:00? I am lucky, I don't have kids but what if you have kids? I leave for work at 6:00 am every morning, which means I have to be out of my house by 5:45 am. I just don't have enough hours in the day. I am committed but can only do so much. Hence the reason I sometimes feel that I am not giving it my all.

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Lots of people want to boost their metabolism so they can burn fat more effectively.

The main reason people are overweight is because their basal metabolic rate (BMR) is lower than it should be. BMR is the rate at which your body burns calories to perform its normal functions of digestion, circulation, breathing, etc. This means that they burn fewer calories 24 hours a day .
Obviously, over a period of months, this adds up to stored fat.
Your body needs a minimum of 1500 to 2000 calories a day to perform its normal functions. When it does not get its daily requirement it slows down the metabolic rate. The protective function of the human body is to survive. So when the body 'senses' that it is not getting enough calories, it will start slowing down all its functions so that it does not burn up as many calories... this means that the rate of digestion, circulation, breathing slows down. This includes brain and central nervous system functions. By doing this the body is instinctively 'saving' calories. By drastically reducing your caloric intake you are working against the natural rhythm of your body. This is also the reason you will see that you gain all + more of the lost weight as soon as you get off your diet. The body starts 'storing' calories for a future 'self-induced famine'. This is also known as the 'yo-yo syndrome'... losing and gaining the same weight over and over again.
Dieters often complain of lack of energy, fatigue, exhaustion, headaches and difficulty concentrating, depression, irritability, etc. This is a direct result of the body not getting enough fuel (food) to function optimally.
The larger the size of a person, the more calories he/she will need to maintain the body's daily functions. If you weigh 300 lbs your body will need more calories than a 200 lb person. Men generally need more calories than women.
So, what is the best way to lose weight?
Use common sense, be realistic. Eat regularly, nothing harms a body more than skipping meals. Eat well-balanced meals. There is no such thing as 'bad' food... every food group is used by your body for necessary functions. What fats do for your body, proteins cannot.

Do NOT, do not, do not deprive yourself of your favorite foods. Deprivation will only set you up for failing. You WILL end up over-eating to curb your craving and chances are you will still eat the food you were craving initially. By depriving yourself you have now ended up consuming more calories than if you allowed yourself to have a reasonable portion of your favorite food to begin with.

The best option: eat healthy, include exercise and be active... burn more calories instead of cutting back to the point of starvation. Slow and steady weight loss lasts. To lose 1 lb of weight you need to burn 3500 calories.

Here are some tips to boost your metabolism. Start slowly and build up.
Do some type of aerobic exercise (walking, jogging, swimming, stationary cycling, aerobics, etc.) on a DAILY basis for 30 to 60 minutes, preferably in the morning. Forget this twice-a-week stuff. Your body was designed to be active on a daily basis! When you are active your metabolism will soar!
Do an additional 15 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise in the evening, five days per week.
Incorporate "intervals" into most of your aerobic sessions. Intervals are a powerful tool to help boost your metabolism. Intervals means adding a brief stint of 1 minute aerobic activity every 10 minutes into your regular exercise routine.
Tone your muscles with weight training six days per week . Toned muscles supercharge your metabolism! This should be done just after an aerobic exercise session. You should exercise each body part three times per week. For example, work on the lower body on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the upper body on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. This can be accomplished at a gym or at home with a few sets of dumbbells
Do not skip meals. Always eat breakfast! Skipping breakfast sends the message to your body that you are "starving" because you haven't had food in 18+ hours (dinner the night before to lunch the following day). As a protective mechanism, your metabolism slows down.
Look for ways to be active . Park as far from the store as you can rather than looking for the closest parking spot. Use the stairs rather than the elevator, etc. Look for the "hard" way to do things!






When you know what it is you want in life, don't wait for it, go get it!!!




Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.

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