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post #11 of 543 Old 03-05-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Sevastion27 View Post
Just to put it out there...there is this website called fit day that you can track everything you eat and it gives the approximate number of calories...its really greatPosted via Mobile Device
I have heard of Fit Day, I love those kind of websites! I use SparkPeople myself. They have a nutrition tracker and I use it everyday. They also have a fitness tracker that I use on occasion, it seems to be pretty accurate.

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post #12 of 543 Old 03-06-2013, 01:27 PM
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This thread is a wonderful idea. Support from others is a good boost to those working on reducing. At this point I probably don't belong here but I have been where many of you are...and it's frustration.
I have posted this previously but what worked for me was keeping to the diet of a Type 2 diabetic. I never counted a calorie, only carbs, and the pounds fell off. I hit a plateau at 128 and have remained there for a few months. I'm 5'3".
I feel better, my joints feel a lot better, and my horse says Thank You!

I wish you all success. You will be so happy you did this.
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post #13 of 543 Old 03-06-2013, 03:01 PM
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Are we going to do a weekly "weigh-in" or anything like that?

Also, a friend of mine is going to WW and has lost 21lbs in 5 weeks (very proud of him) and he picked me up the new 360 kit so that is what I will be reading tonight when I get home.
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post #14 of 543 Old 03-06-2013, 03:10 PM
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I had my first session with my PT today. We went over the 20 minute fit fix circuit they have and showed me how to use all the machines. I love it. I will be back tomorrow to train at lunch. My next session with my PT is tuesday. We will be doing a weigh in and measurements then.

Not going to lie, I am scared to get the actual numbers. I have been guessing at my weight. So this will be the real numbers. Eek!

In the mean time, I am going to do cardio tomorrow at lunch and will do the 20 minute fit fix on Friday and Monday. I will be doing barn, teaching and riding all weekend so I wont make it to the gym. But that will still have given me 5 days this week.

I did slip up and drink a small chocolate milk today *sigh* I shouldn't have, but I did. I think I am going to do some pilates tonight at home.

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post #15 of 543 Old 03-06-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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We could do a weekly weigh in if you guys want to, which day would you like to do it? I am open to any ideas.
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post #16 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 08:22 AM
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Out of winter boredom, I acquired a culture (SCOBY-symbiotic culture of bactera and yeast) and began brewing a tea called komboocha. I find it very filling. If I drink 4 oz. before each meal I feel full before I even start eating. You can buy it at the stores (pricey) or buy a culture and make your own for about $2-3 gallon.
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post #17 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 11:04 AM
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I'm game for a Monday or Tuesday weigh-in. That way I have to remember to be good on the weekends. :)

Boy this week has been stressful at work and home, but I refuse to dive into any junk food.
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post #18 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 11:42 AM
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I usually weight myself and take measurements on Mondays, but I'm open for anytime.
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post #19 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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My name is Golden, and I have divorced my scales.

I am fat, but losing, I'm getting fitter is the main one.

I do have a target in mind, well several targets, but I am trying not to focus on the scales.

My targets, to be 100% on my diet from now until 25th March, when I go on vacation, and to get fitter by working out every day, the weight loss is a pleasant side effect.
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post #20 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 12:02 PM
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Some heart rate monitors will tell you your actual calories burned. Those websites are usually way off.
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