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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 12:35:29 pm
Author : dataimport
Always have a gallon of ice cream in the freezer? Are chips and soda a staple of your day? Let's break unhealthy eating habits and lose weight together.

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January 3, 2006, 8:25 pm CST

PEI

Quote From: stefywi

I am always glad to help and it can't hurt to have too many supports.  

I usually am on first thing in the morning, then I exercise, well, walk, then shower, then I'm ready for the day!!  So, anytime, I usually make a habit of checking e-mails and posts through out the day. 

Same here as well, I am a house-soon-to-be-wife-fiance with a daughter of 4 years, right now, as you know I am 32 weeks pregnant, but always ready to be fit. 

Anytime you want, and when I can do it, we can chat! 

  

By the way, what part of Canada? 

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN TO FIT A GOOD BRISK WALK IN.MY HUSBAND IS GONE BY 6:30.  MY TWO LITTLE ONES ARE4&5,  BRISK IS OUT OF THE QUESTION.  WE WALK MOSTLY EVERYWHERE.  WHEN MY SON STARTED  KINDERGARTEN WE WALKED THERE TWICE AN AFTERNOON i WAS BABYSITTING THEN, WAGONS AND STROLLERS, A REAL PAIN, THEN THE FEET BECAME CHRONIC.  TOO MUCH WEIGHT I THINK.  STILL GIVE ME SOME TROUBLE BUT HAVE SETTLED DOWN.  WELL ANYWAY EVENINGS ARE VERY BUSY BUT THAT WOULD BE THE MOST SENSIBLE TIME. I'LL DO THAT TOMORROW EVENING IT'S 12:30AM HAVE TO GO TO BED. 

  

are you in canada too? 

 
January 4, 2006, 5:03 am CST

Losing weight

Quote From: brandy830

Hello, I'm 21 years old and I am about to start student teaching.  I always lose 5-10 pounds in the summer and by Christmas I have always gained it back.  I like to blame a lot of the weight on being in college, living on campus, eating in the dining hall, and having irregular eating habits.  I'm home now and I feel like it will be much easier for me to take control.  I am about 30 pounds over weight and I am looking to lose at least that much weight, but do so in a healthy and life-changing way.  I'm looking for someone in a similar situation who would like to keep in touch.  I'm reading Dr. Phil's book now.  The sad part is that I know it won't be that hard for me to lose enough weight to gain a little bit of my self confidence back. I just need to get started and keep going on the right track.  Anyone interested? 

Thanks :) 

Brandy 

brandyhager@gmail.com 

  Dear Brandy, 

   I'm hopeful today that you will email me and we can begin our wonderful journey of showing off the reall us!  Not the fat, but us.  Slim and trim in 2006! 

   write to me dear one and anyone else out there looking to lose weight.  We can all share our successes and pitfalls along the way - but in the end we will be healthier, happier, more vibrant women (and men) .  email me at  jsdickey_83@msn.com  ( there is an underscore line between the name, and the 83  so there are no empty spaces in the email address. 

  

     Here's to the NEW YOU! 

Just so you know there is a group of us at work also joined  together to work on this together.  We started just by talking to each other and heck were gonna give it a shot!  Won't you join us?  At whatever pace and by whatever (healthy) method you can?  any success is your success and you should be proud of it. 

 
January 4, 2006, 5:29 am CST

Yep! Ontario

Quote From: starr6

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN TO FIT A GOOD BRISK WALK IN.MY HUSBAND IS GONE BY 6:30.  MY TWO LITTLE ONES ARE4&5,  BRISK IS OUT OF THE QUESTION.  WE WALK MOSTLY EVERYWHERE.  WHEN MY SON STARTED  KINDERGARTEN WE WALKED THERE TWICE AN AFTERNOON i WAS BABYSITTING THEN, WAGONS AND STROLLERS, A REAL PAIN, THEN THE FEET BECAME CHRONIC.  TOO MUCH WEIGHT I THINK.  STILL GIVE ME SOME TROUBLE BUT HAVE SETTLED DOWN.  WELL ANYWAY EVENINGS ARE VERY BUSY BUT THAT WOULD BE THE MOST SENSIBLE TIME. I'LL DO THAT TOMORROW EVENING IT'S 12:30AM HAVE TO GO TO BED. 

  

are you in canada too? 

I think the best time is maybe, do you have stairs?  If you can, once your kids are sleeping, run up and down the stairs maybe to the basement.  Or walk the stairs several times, enough to get you out of breath.  Be careful going down, but definately try to go fast, or at a good strong pace up the stairs.  That is a GREAT exercise that will work your butt ragged!  If your feet are sore, I would look at sports insoles and a new pair of runners, with LOTS of support, the gel kind. 

So you have access to an indoor pool?  Maybe if you took your kids to the pool every other day, and keep up your efforts to match their energy, that's a great workout too.  You won't notice it, but you'll work up a big sweat. 

Try to find that time when you notice, you're not doing anything, like if you sit down to read a book or catch the news or something.  You can always get caught up on things like that from someone else, and you can use that time to exercise.  But just remember, the cleaner you eat, the easier it will be to lose the weight with less workout time, as long as it's intense. 

You can do it! 

 
January 4, 2006, 3:49 pm CST

Have your feet checked by a specialist....

Quote From: starr6

TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHEN TO FIT A GOOD BRISK WALK IN.MY HUSBAND IS GONE BY 6:30.  MY TWO LITTLE ONES ARE4&5,  BRISK IS OUT OF THE QUESTION.  WE WALK MOSTLY EVERYWHERE.  WHEN MY SON STARTED  KINDERGARTEN WE WALKED THERE TWICE AN AFTERNOON i WAS BABYSITTING THEN, WAGONS AND STROLLERS, A REAL PAIN, THEN THE FEET BECAME CHRONIC.  TOO MUCH WEIGHT I THINK.  STILL GIVE ME SOME TROUBLE BUT HAVE SETTLED DOWN.  WELL ANYWAY EVENINGS ARE VERY BUSY BUT THAT WOULD BE THE MOST SENSIBLE TIME. I'LL DO THAT TOMORROW EVENING IT'S 12:30AM HAVE TO GO TO BED. 

  

are you in canada too? 

Hi, back in Oct 04, I was in a pilates class when my toes cramp, then my arches, and finally the back of my calves.  I had also experienced some really nasty heel pain on 2 different occasions. 

  

I went to a foot specialist and discovered that I am an overpronator and that I have bone spurs on my heels.  (I'm also overweight.)  I also walked my dogs about 3-4 miles every 3-4 days. 

  

I got the shoe inserts that fitted my feet and haven't experienced pain in a long long time!!!  I also learned how to stretch my feet properly too!   

 
January 5, 2006, 11:09 am CST

Throwing out the scale

I am realizing with the start of this new year the most unhealthy habit I have is monitoring my weight to closely.  For the past 8 years I have weighed myself every Friday morning.  This may seem normal to some but for me it has become an addiction with bad consequences.  It was like I was a wrestler trying to make weight before a tournament.  I would begin to stress on Wednesday or Thursday that maybe I had not lost any weight or perhaps even worse I would have gained...then once Friday morning was over it was like I was free to eat what I wanted for a few days because I didn't weigh in again until the following Friday.  Which is probably why I have never really lost those last 10-15 pounds that year after year (or child after child) I vow to lose.  So I have had it with being a slave to the scale...this year and every year after will be about eating and exercising  for my health not for a meaningless number on a scale (I say meaningless because it should be about being healthy not thin).  It has been over a week since the last time I weighed and it is as if a huge weight has been lifted off of me!  I am watching what kinds of foods I eat and making sure to drink plenty of water...so this time around I will be focused on my health not my size and I am guessing that I will actually look and feel better in a year than I have looked and felt in years!   I want to say thank you to Robin for saying that she doesn't weigh herself!  That was a light bulb moment for me...one that brought me to tears, making me realize I was focused on the wrong thing...a number and not my health. 

 
January 5, 2006, 1:18 pm CST

I have similarities!

Quote From: starr6

Hi!  First time posting a message.  looking for someone to share with.  I'm a 35 year old stay at home mother of 4 I have always been overweight 95lbs in grade 3, 250 in gr. 10 lost some of that weight back then I was 180 when I met my husband in 94  four kids and a stroke later i'm at 240lbs  been there for 3 and half years now . won't gain anymore i've tested that theory. But it doesn't want to come off either .  Can't get motivated anymore.  For as long as I can remember this has been a problem. I'm getting sick and tired of constantly failing and thinking of the weight. Anyone have some advice??  I'm open to anybody  especially anybody with similarities.
Hi This is also my first time posting(similar). I am 27 years old and I too am very over weight. I am female, I sometimes think it is harder on us then on guys. I weigh 262LBS. That is ridiculous! I have never been this heavy before in my life. I had started to eat more but the biggest change was I started on-line college full time and I don't move nearly as much as I used to. How I knew I was gaining wasn't so much by how I looked but by how I felt. My knees would hurt and feel like they wanted to give out as I walked up the stairs. I am 27 and if I continue the way that I am I don't think I'll get much older. Both my father and my father's brother died at the age of 49 from a heat attack. I'm afraid that is going to be me. I am currently on a plan to change my life. I am almost a week into it and doing good so far. I am just going to take it day by day and do the things to make it work. I will also be reading the weight loss solution. If you are interested we can communicate for support. My whole family is trying to do this to but the more the merrier. rochelle_kelly_3333@yahoo.com. Anyone looking for support is welcome to join us as well.
 
January 6, 2006, 5:50 am CST

thank you

Quote From: marcia52

Hi, back in Oct 04, I was in a pilates class when my toes cramp, then my arches, and finally the back of my calves.  I had also experienced some really nasty heel pain on 2 different occasions. 

  

I went to a foot specialist and discovered that I am an overpronator and that I have bone spurs on my heels.  (I'm also overweight.)  I also walked my dogs about 3-4 miles every 3-4 days. 

  

I got the shoe inserts that fitted my feet and haven't experienced pain in a long long time!!!  I also learned how to stretch my feet properly too!   

I will do that cause I have nasty heel pain on a daily bases.  First thing in the morning it takes about  a half an hour before I can walk properly without to much pain, I wear flip flops at all times in the house to cushion them. It has subsided quite a bit but  when its there it stops me from running around doing everyday things it's just annoying.
 
January 6, 2006, 6:04 am CST

I had that problem

Quote From: lewfam24

I am realizing with the start of this new year the most unhealthy habit I have is monitoring my weight to closely.  For the past 8 years I have weighed myself every Friday morning.  This may seem normal to some but for me it has become an addiction with bad consequences.  It was like I was a wrestler trying to make weight before a tournament.  I would begin to stress on Wednesday or Thursday that maybe I had not lost any weight or perhaps even worse I would have gained...then once Friday morning was over it was like I was free to eat what I wanted for a few days because I didn't weigh in again until the following Friday.  Which is probably why I have never really lost those last 10-15 pounds that year after year (or child after child) I vow to lose.  So I have had it with being a slave to the scale...this year and every year after will be about eating and exercising  for my health not for a meaningless number on a scale (I say meaningless because it should be about being healthy not thin).  It has been over a week since the last time I weighed and it is as if a huge weight has been lifted off of me!  I am watching what kinds of foods I eat and making sure to drink plenty of water...so this time around I will be focused on my health not my size and I am guessing that I will actually look and feel better in a year than I have looked and felt in years!   I want to say thank you to Robin for saying that she doesn't weigh herself!  That was a light bulb moment for me...one that brought me to tears, making me realize I was focused on the wrong thing...a number and not my health. 

Weight Watchers is like that you weigh-in Wednesday evening then I woul feel free to eat crappy for Thurs. and Fri. wich usually lasted through Sat. and Sun.  then the big panic was on to starve Mon. and Tues. and part of Wed. so the scale would be less. I usually was down but hated that feeling and decided $13 a week for this torture wasn't doing me any good. I was still losing the wrong way.  Well yesterday I started The right way and will keep this going till I succeed. I still will weigh myself but it's not the numbers i'm doing it for it is for the feeling of health I'll know I have( and a really cute top I spotted in the Sears Catalogue) Whatever works for you and is healthy go for it! 

  

Chandra 

 
January 7, 2006, 10:38 am CST

I call it the SCALE WAR myself....

Quote From: lewfam24

I am realizing with the start of this new year the most unhealthy habit I have is monitoring my weight to closely.  For the past 8 years I have weighed myself every Friday morning.  This may seem normal to some but for me it has become an addiction with bad consequences.  It was like I was a wrestler trying to make weight before a tournament.  I would begin to stress on Wednesday or Thursday that maybe I had not lost any weight or perhaps even worse I would have gained...then once Friday morning was over it was like I was free to eat what I wanted for a few days because I didn't weigh in again until the following Friday.  Which is probably why I have never really lost those last 10-15 pounds that year after year (or child after child) I vow to lose.  So I have had it with being a slave to the scale...this year and every year after will be about eating and exercising  for my health not for a meaningless number on a scale (I say meaningless because it should be about being healthy not thin).  It has been over a week since the last time I weighed and it is as if a huge weight has been lifted off of me!  I am watching what kinds of foods I eat and making sure to drink plenty of water...so this time around I will be focused on my health not my size and I am guessing that I will actually look and feel better in a year than I have looked and felt in years!   I want to say thank you to Robin for saying that she doesn't weigh herself!  That was a light bulb moment for me...one that brought me to tears, making me realize I was focused on the wrong thing...a number and not my health. 

Back in Nov. 2003 when I committed to WLS, I found myself racing around 1 week weighing myself in ..  I did it for 2-3 days and did it on 2-3 different scales ... my weight fluculated every day.  The self-talk I had with myself was just plain demeaning! 

  

Now I weigh in every 6 weeks at the gym.  My goal is to use my clothes as an indicator if I'm gaining or losing when I hit maintenance.  However, I'm hoping that by then, my eating habits will have matured to eating naturally without having to make it something I think about 24/7.  I want food to be my body's fuel not something I think about 24/7. 

 
January 7, 2006, 11:24 am CST

I'm still here!

 My how easy it is to slide into old habits! I had to wean myself from some of the websites for awhile to get back into my workouts. Losing weight is what I REALLY want to do, and I was spending too much time on my backside at the computer. I just finished chapter 9, Key 6: Intentional Exercise. I know from past experience how valuable it is, but it was an eye-opener when I took the inventory of how much exercise I get on average. Although in the recent past (just last summer)  I've been pretty active, I've become a real slug as the weather has gotten colder.
It may be "in our genes" to slow down over the winter, but I'm choosing to view it as an excuse to do nothing, and eradicate it. I'm back to hitting the treadmill or the pavement daily, weather and schedule permitting.
I especially liked Step 3 in getting going, "Consequating" my exercise behavior. This is putting consequences or contingencies on doing your planned exercise. As you can see, computer time is contingent upon getting my workout done. If I don't do it, I don't get on the computer!
 
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