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post #121 of 543 Old 04-04-2013, 02:02 PM
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I reckon i really need to join this thread. I have been tryin to lose weight for awhile, but i seem to gain it back as fast as i lose it. :( I am in my early 30's and i have had 3 kids. I used to be around 130, and even after having all the kids i was around 150, but i am now up around 195. My long-term goal is to be around 140lb, and my short(er) term goal is to get below 175.

I believe i have discovered my two greatest problems with losing weight and keeping it gone. The first is what i eat. I work full time (40 hrs, sometimes more) at a fast food restaurant (Hardees) - hence the eating issues. I try to bring my own food, but always find myself forgetting and then winding up eating at work. Or we get a new item i want to try (so i can tell the customers when they ask my opinion) and wind up eating it for the next 2-3 weeks ;)

The other problem is also partly due to work. After working 40 hrs or more a week, when i am at home i have three kids to take care of - homework, etc, etc. - which means i do not get out to exercise like i should. Also means eating out more, as after working a 8-10 hr day and then helping kids w/ homework i do not feel like cooking.

So, i guess my two immediate goals are:

1) bring healthy food to work, and eat only that. (Also to cook dinner instead of eating out.)
2) to exercise more, and find ways to involve the kids so i am not trying to wait up to do it till they are asleep.

and my short term goal: get under 175lb
long term: get to around 140lb.

Ps. sorry for the long post.......
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post #122 of 543 Old 04-04-2013, 02:29 PM
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Thank you, NBEventer! Taking measurements sounds like a great idea! I'll have to do that.

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I reckon I really need to join this thread. I have been tryin to lose weight for awhile, but I seem to gain it back as fast as I lose it. :( I am in my early 30's and I have had 3 kids. I used to be around 130, and even after having all the kids I was around 150, but I am now up around 195. My long-term goal is to be around 140lb, and my short(er) term goal is to get below 175.

I believe I have discovered my two greatest problems with losing weight and keeping it gone. The first is what I eat. I work full time (40 hrs, sometimes more) at a fast food restaurant (Hardees) - hence the eating issues. I try to bring my own food, but always find myself forgetting and then winding up eating at work. Or we get a new item I want to try (so I can tell the customers when they ask my opinion) and wind up eating it for the next 2-3 weeks ;)

The other problem is also partly due to work. After working 40 hrs or more a week, when I am at home I have three kids to take care of - homework, etc, etc. - which means I do not get out to exercise like I should. Also means eating out more, as after working a 8-10 hr day and then helping kids w/ homework I do not feel like cooking.

So, I guess my two immediate goals are:

1) bring healthy food to work, and eat only that. (Also to cook dinner instead of eating out.)
2) to exercise more, and find ways to involve the kids so I am not trying to wait up to do it till they are asleep.

And my short term goal: get under 175lb
Long term: get to around 140lb.

Ps. Sorry for the long post.......
One thing I find important to remember when trying to lose weight (especially for someone who has lost weight and gained it back) is that it is really a lifestyle change. Not a "diet". It is forever.

I think an even shorter term goal might help. Try 185. After that aim for 175. And so on.

Nailing down what is wrong with your lifestyle is the first step to losing weight, so great job doing that!

If you're having trouble with exercise, try doing anything for five minutes. Make that a habit, and then go from there. And make it something you like, something that will be a positive part of your day. People seem to think they have to torture themselves with exercise or something, and that is so not true! If you hate the elliptical, don't go on it. There are so many different ways to get active and lose weight.
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post #123 of 543 Old 04-04-2013, 02:30 PM
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you can do some exercises at work to help you. Also try taking healthy snacks to eat so you can cut that craving to eat. And count calories. Counting your caloric intake will completely blast some of that fat away, but you NEED to stay consistent.

Some exercises you can do at work are calf-raises and other variations, get a pedometer and hit at least 10,000 steps a day (take a walk on your lunch break), if you have an office job at where you work sit on an exercise ball to help with your posture via your core being engaged as well as your back.

Whew am I sore from yesterdays workout! I increased my weights and concentrated on shoulders, upper back, and triceps. My shoulders cried during the workout (they sweat a lot lol) and my fiance just gave me a back rub to loosen me up but holy moly does it feel good to be sore after a work out! Gives me that feeling that I know I worked really hard yesterday and because I'm sore i'll soon have results to prove I've been working hard :)
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post #124 of 543 Old 04-04-2013, 03:05 PM
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Can I join in? Will you guys yell at me when I eat really dumbly?
The bf is trying to put weight ON so he just shrugs when I whine about diet haha. To be honest, I'm staring at the wrapper of an ice cream bar I just had for lunch because I was starving after class and had no ambition to cook anything
Thankfully I'm the primary cook here and when the bf and roommate cook its following the directions I left for them, so really is no excuse for terrible meals.

I used to be in great shape - jogged, biked, weights, sports, riding 4x a week. But alas, this darn university is sucking all my time away.
The bf has recently taken to bulking up muscle, and I make his work outs for him so I'll do them with him. Its a lot of weight lifting, but hey, more calories burned at rest with more muscle plus we've taken up hiking. We still suck at it and have no endurance, but we'll get there.

So the goals:
Lose 5-10lbs by May.
Lose at least 3 inches off the waist and add at least 1 to the upper arms by May.
And when it comes to hiking -complete the 10km coulee hike! The biggest hill where I grew up was 30ft to the top. Hills are brutal!
Look amazing by August! (good friend's wedding and I'm a bridesmaid. Back in my home town that I haven't visited in 4 years. Back when I was fit. Eek)
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post #125 of 543 Old 04-04-2013, 03:14 PM
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Can I join in? Will you guys yell at me when I eat really dumbly?
The bf is trying to put weight ON so he just shrugs when I whine about diet haha. To be honest, I'm staring at the wrapper of an ice cream bar I just had for lunch because I was starving after class and had no ambition to cook anything
Thankfully I'm the primary cook here and when the bf and roommate cook its following the directions I left for them, so really is no excuse for terrible meals.

I used to be in great shape - jogged, biked, weights, sports, riding 4x a week. But alas, this darn university is sucking all my time away.
The bf has recently taken to bulking up muscle, and I make his work outs for him so I'll do them with him. Its a lot of weight lifting, but hey, more calories burned at rest with more muscle plus we've taken up hiking. We still suck at it and have no endurance, but we'll get there.

So the goals:
Lose 5-10lbs by May.
Lose at least 3 inches off the waist and add at least 1 to the upper arms by May.
And when it comes to hiking -complete the 10km coulee hike! The biggest hill where I grew up was 30ft to the top. Hills are brutal!
Look amazing by August! (good friend's wedding and I'm a bridesmaid. Back in my home town that I haven't visited in 4 years. Back when I was fit. Eek)
Nope, I won't yell. I eat stupidly more than I'd like to admit!

It's April now, so a pound a week is a great goal. That looks like the low end of your goals.

Don't worry about sucking at something! I suck at running, but I still do it
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post #126 of 543 Old 04-04-2013, 09:38 PM
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I'm thinking you mean elliptical?
LOL yes! Darn auto correct on my mobile!
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post #127 of 543 Old 04-06-2013, 01:21 PM
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How has everyone been doing the past few days? I worked out fairly hard on Thursday and def felt the results on Friday. I didn't work out yesterday since we had prenatal appointments all afternoon yesterday and I had class all morning. After that I was so exhausted that working out was out of the question.

Today instead of doing a structured work out I will be shooting bow with my fiance and our friend and then will be going to see my dear mare and we will go for a walk as well as do some groundwork which will leave me a bit breathless. Also grooming her since she is shedding is a workout in its own right

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post #128 of 543 Old 04-06-2013, 10:38 PM
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I've been staying on target with food and exercising regularly. I had to cut back on running because my knees are aching for some reason but I'll replace that with some indoor cardio.
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post #129 of 543 Old 04-06-2013, 10:46 PM
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I've been doing 30 mins to an hour of cardio everyday, missed one day due to being unwell. Have managed to stay under my calorie budget most days too, again missed one day.
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post #130 of 543 Old 04-07-2013, 11:13 PM
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I found my cardio workout game for wii! So tomorrow will start my workouts with cardio! "Time to start sweating!"
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