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post #21 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 12:25 PM
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I just had another awesome work out. I am truly addicted to the gym. I love it. I just go in, zone out on the treadmill to warmup then hit up the fit circuit working on muscle and tone. My first weigh in with measurements will be on Tuesday. I wont be doing weekly or i'll drive myself mad. I am going to do bi-weekly weigh ins with measurements.

GH - Don't look at the scale. My goals are going to be done by measurements. Reason being the scale will annoy me as I am turning fat into muscle and muscle weighs more then fat so I will get fed up when I look at the scale lol. So measurements it is!

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post #22 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 12:58 PM
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I don't think I belong here... I'm not a "heavy" rider, but I was when I was younger, and I have a bit of "tummy and thigh wobble" to get rid of, so here I am!

Great idea, and good luck and well done to everyone!

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post #23 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 01:04 PM
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I don't think I belong here... I'm not a "heavy" rider, but I was when I was younger, and I have a bit of "tummy and thigh wobble" to get rid of, so here I am!

Great idea, and good luck and well done to everyone!
I don't fall into the plus size but i'm over weight and have way to much jiggle lol so its all good. Welcome to the kick our butts into shape thread
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post #24 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 01:42 PM
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I noticed today that my tightest pair of jeans are getting looser! YAY!!

I'm currently at 244 which is 32lbs down from where I started at 276. I haven't been working out much this past week because I pulled/strained a muscle during my slow pitch softball game last Friday. But I'm eating healthy and going to start running again next week.

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post #25 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 02:17 PM
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Ello everyone! My name's Heather. I'm 24 years old and 5'1. I just recently hit 240 which kind of threw me over the edge. I quit playing rugby about a year ago due to plantar's fasciitis in my left foot. It's gone away and I typically don't feel it day to day, unless I've really over exerted my foot (standing or LOTS of walking). Ever since then I've just been gaining.

I just joining weight watchers online and so far I like the program. It's been almost a week and the scale has yet to reach 240. It's been hovering around 237-238ish, which feels nice. Tomorrow is my official weigh in day! They say to do 5% of your body weight at a time so my goal is to get down to 228. Long term I'd like to be down to 200-210 by the time I go on my cruise in August! I'm pretty busy with 2 jobs, my friends horses and school, but I try to take the stairs, walk, walk around campus. Every once in a while I have time to hit the gym.

One of my BIGGEST problems is going to nursing school, for several reasons. 1. I binge eat from boredom and stress. So if I'm study I like to graze or of I'm under stress (like finals week) I'll eat meals until I have trouble breathing. 2. I'm poor! So much intense school leaves little time for work =\. This semester isn't so bad, so I do have some extra money to spend in groceries. But when money's tight I eat whatever is free or cheap. For example we get lunch brought in by the doctors office I work in every Tuesday and Wednesday. If its bagels and tuna/chicken salad or Boston Market thats what I'm eating. And I usually make myself some for the next day or dinner. Not good.

Any tips on affordable dieting?
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post #26 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 03:22 PM
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HI, I'm working on weight loss too. Not only so that I can be a better rider, and have more fun with the kids, but also because Diabetes runs in my family. My doctor says I am having pre-diabetic readings but if I take action now, I can change the course of things for the better.

Being a stay at home mom of an autistic toddler, I don't have a lot of "me" time, and when I do it is spent with Cinny. I work out at home when I and wear a "fitbit" to help keep my food in proportion to my activity, which my doctor recomended. If you don't know what a fitbit is, you can see it here. Fitbit I just have to take it off when I ride and log my rides separately because it counts every one of Cinny's steps LOL.

My doctor is currently managing my diet. I can basically eat whatever I want as long as I stay within a low glycemic index. Basically for each day when my meals are totaled up they need to be 50-55% carb, 20% fat and 25-30% protein. I am bad at math but the fitbit website gives me running percentages LOL.

The weight is slowly coming off, I'm feeling great, and my glucose readings are leveling back out. But it's really hard because my husband isn't exactly the healthiest of eaters so we always have junk in our house...frozen pizzas, frozen burritos, cola, waffles, candy, chips :( I really need some friendly support!
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The weight is slowly coming off, I'm feeling great, and my glucose readings are leveling back out. But it's really hard because my husband isn't exactly the healthiest of eaters so we always have junk in our house...frozen pizzas, frozen burritos, cola, waffles, candy, chips :( I really need some friendly support!
I feel your pain here!! My girlfriend absolutely refuses to eat ANYTHING diet. No diet soda, nothing fat free, or lite. And she says she doesn't like water so her house is always filled with soda, juice, ice tea, etc. It's not that she is meaning to sabotage me, but watching her eat a huge bagel with a chocolate milk while I eat a yogurt and water isn't exactly helpful. It makes it awfully tempting!
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post #28 of 543 Old 03-07-2013, 03:38 PM
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I feel your pain here!! My girlfriend absolutely refuses to eat ANYTHING diet. No diet soda, nothing fat free, or lite. And she says she doesn't like water so her house is always filled with soda, juice, ice tea, etc. It's not that she is meaning to sabotage me, but watching her eat a huge bagel with a chocolate milk while I eat a yogurt and water isn't exactly helpful. It makes it awfully tempting!
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At least that's where my doctor's plan has a little leeway for me. If I decide to divulge, I have to eat a really super YUCKY protein bar to even myself back out and then exercise until my fitbit says I've made up for it in exercise LOL.
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post #29 of 543 Old 03-08-2013, 02:50 AM
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Hi all! I'm reigninseattle, I'm 5'7" and 246 lbs. (ugh) as of last sunday (I weigh myself every sunday). I am 18 years old. My ultimate goal is 180, as I am naturally big-boned, but for now my goal is 235. I have been doing Weight Watchers for 2 1/2 weeks now and have lost 7 lbs. (I started at 253).
I have one horse and he is my inspiration. Every time I find myself getting discouraged or craving junk food, I remind myself that not only am I doing this to get healthier, but so my horse doesn't have to carry so much weight (although he has never had a problem carrying me).
So far I've mostly been changing my diet. Weight Watchers has worked really well for me in the past, it makes me accountable for everything I eat, and I can track my food from my phone. I haven't been exercising very much, although I do try to stretch every day and do push-ups, crunches, lunges, and some other exercises. I also like to play Just Dance on wii.
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post #30 of 543 Old 03-08-2013, 01:57 PM
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Okay so I swore I wouldn't, but I did it anyway. I stepped on the scale today(for some odd reason there is a scale in the bathroom at my work). I am down to 178 from 185!! In one week!! I am beyond excited and proud of myself!

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