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User Topic: A Healthy You! Weight Support Group
musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 10:03 AM, June 18th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My parents came to town this weekend - which meant a lot more eating out. Still, I watched my choices and my portion size and lost another pound (that's down two from last week when I had gained). Today was day 18 of the ab challenge I'm doing and I haven't missed a day yet. Held a full arm plank for 70 seconds. Getting stronger is probably the coolest part of this for me right now. It is awesome to come to a workout and know I can do it instead of struggling through and having to take a break every couple of minutes.

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 12:30 PM, June 22nd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Musiclovingmom,

Good job on losing weight while still eating out. That's impressive.

And good for you on sticking with your workout and not missing a day. That is not easy. I'm sure that there were plenty of times that you didn't feel up to it but you stuck with it and did it anyway.

Getting stronger is probably the coolest part of this for me right now. It is awesome to come to a workout and know I can do it instead of struggling through and having to take a breaks every couple of minutes.

That is one of the biggest motivators for me, being able to do something that I couldn't do 2 weeks ago. I track all my weights and reps when I workout and I try to go up in weight a little bit on every workout.

My first week of P90X I could only do 60 pullups during one of the workouts. He says at the end of the video that "many of you just did 100-120 pullups." I was thinking there is no freaking way some one could do that many. Day 90 I did 120 pullups. I was so proud of myself. By the end of my next round of P90X I was regularly doing a minimum of 150 pullups.

Tracking my progress and seeing the changes in the mirror and on the scale is what pushes me through the hard parts of my workouts when I want to quit.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 6:48 PM, June 22nd (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm down 3 pounds.

I've been craving chips, lately. So I've been having sweet potato chips and dry roasted soy beans instead. It helps me get rid of my craving all things crunchy.


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TheBestMe
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Default  Posted: 11:35 AM, June 23rd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ever since we went on vacation, I have been off my normal eating regimen. Drinking alcohol and eating carbs has my belly bloated and the scale up.

Today, I started my day with a protein shake and melon for a snack. I need all the positive vibes that you all can send.

Have a great day. ((Tribe))


ME Doing Better
WH Trying As Best He Can
Married 23 years
Status: Working towards friendship
D Day #1 - 2007 My gut told me
D Day #2 - 2010 His D told me
D Day #3 - 1/11/2013 OW Confirmed
LTA 7 years

Both feet pointed forward; positive


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Myname
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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, June 24th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

@ Thebestme
Side tracks happen sometimes.

Getting back on track is as simple as making one good meal decision and then repeating. You can do it. You've done it before.

Protein shake and melon sounds like a good start.

[This message edited by Myname at 8:25 PM, June 24th (Tuesday)]


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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LostSamurai
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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, June 25th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am doing two protein drinks. One before work out and one after and then I eat chicken at home. No skin and not fried.

I am doing Mens health Hard-Body Plan.


I am now nothing by a mere Ronin.

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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 11:06 AM, June 25th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm trying to follow the plan where you eat a big meal early in the day and then very light for supper - nothing after 7:00 p.m.

I'm down to 145lbs. I would love to see 140. I started at 165.

NL


Even if you can't control the world around you, you are still the master of your own soul.

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LostSamurai
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Default  Posted: 12:08 PM, June 25th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congratulations.


I am now nothing by a mere Ronin.

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, June 25th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Newlease, that's terrific!

Lost, you sound very focused.

What motivates all of you to exercise? I need tips or someone to nag..errrr.. remind me daily.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 12:12 PM, June 25th (Wednesday)]


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Newlease
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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, June 25th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm trying to stay motivated to exercise by knowing that I need to keep up my strength and balance as I get older. It is so easy to loose, and so difficult to get back. It is much better to just keep it going.

NL


Even if you can't control the world around you, you are still the master of your own soul.

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, June 26th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hadn't thought of that. Thank you.

I think I'm going to have DD nag me.


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Dreamboat
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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, June 26th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I had my Dr appt today and my HDL is up 4 points in 6 months! That is the most rapid increase I have ever had. In fact, the most I have gotten before was 2 points per year, and I was stuck at the same number for quite a while when I was first diagnosed.

So my treadmill is really paying off. I have only lost a few lbs, but the increase in HDL was my true goal.


And it's hard to dance with a devil on your back
So shake him off
-- Shake It Out, Florence And The Machine

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jadedheart
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Default  Posted: 12:31 AM, June 29th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

not posted for awhile, so came to check in. It is great to read everyone's positive posts! Since March 2nd I am down 35lbs. I hoping for the HDL boost too. I have gotten the better eating choices down now and still use Weight Watchers as a tool. I really suck at making myself exercise. I don't understand why this is such a difficult thing for me.

Keep on trucking everyone!


Me 45
FWH 47
DS11, DD18, DS21(they know nothing about A)
Married 23 years together 25
Dday 09/24/2010
"You can't control how others behave, you can only control your reaction."

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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 8:51 AM, June 29th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Great job, Dreamboat & Jadedheart.

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musiclovingmom
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Default  Posted: 4:39 PM, July 1st (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Had a couple of weeks where my schedule (and emotions) were completely off normal. Had to travel 1000 miles in 2 days with the kids, teach 5 days of VBS and face the 2nd anti of the only physical encounters of my H and OW that I actually have dates for. My exercise definitely slacked mostly out of physical and emotional exhaustion. Still, I'm down another 1.4 pounds. That's 40 overall and only 25 from being in the ideal range for my height. Jumping back into exercise today because I've noticed that I feel worse now when I don't get it. That's definitely progress!

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soccermom9
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Default  Posted: 5:02 PM, July 8th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Struggling with self esteem since Dday. I need to lose 40 pounds and I am almost 6 foot tall so no one thinks I weigh what I do. I need motivation! I am so depressed all the time!


Me: 44
WH: 43
Dday: 6-20-14
He admitted to drunken sex at massage parlor!
Attempting reconciliation

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Myname
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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, July 20th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I worked out today for the first time in months. I haven't been happy with the way I look and feel so I'm going to get back on track with regular workouts.

I'm going to do at least 3 days a week but I'd like to do 4 days if possible.


DD: 1-14-09 EA/PA OM #1
TT: 5-11&12-09
DD#2: 5-18-09 EA OM #2
5-31-09: Told me she hasn't loved me.
No kids
Me BH: 38
12-08-10: S

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