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  • 20 pound challenge week of September 26

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    16 posts, 10 voices, 734 views, started Sep 26, 2010

    Posted on Sunday, September 26, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      how’s everyone doing?? Making progress? Having some struggles?

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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 26, 2010
        • Virginia I’m so excited for you! I know that your event next month and the new dress you‘re wearing will be fantastic!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 26, 2010
        • I’ve refined my goals to include running again. I was training for a race earlier in the year when I got pneumonia. I’m ready to focus on another one; maybe in February.



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          Brimstone1968 wrote Sep 26, 2010
        • I am struggling with SWEETS.  I am doing good on the food, exercise is not as regular as my hours are long and all over the place and feel to tired to even go back out to the gym but I am determined this week to get at least 5 hours of exercise.  Eating good with no exercise will not do it so I am determined to get in the exercise.

          Congrats to all the ladies who are fitting into things and feeling more confident as the days go by.  To the ladies who are struggling every effort counts, donot stop to stop moving is giving in so let us move this week.  Have a great week ladies.



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          Anne E wrote Sep 26, 2010
        • I haven’t stepped on a scale lately, but my pants are definitely looser!  I’m eating a lot less when I go to Souplantation and am not starving. happy



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          Max0125 wrote Sep 27, 2010
        • Brimstone,

          Which sweets are you craving? Encorporating a few fruits in your diet might help. If it is chocolate, buy high quality, high cocoa content dark chocholate and jut eat an ounce. It should keep the chocolate craving at bay. The other thing you can do is the 20 minute craving rule. When you want to cave into your craving, wait 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, you most likely won’t want it. Good luck!

          I haven’t gotten on the scale yet. I am feeling lighter though! I just ordered a highly rated kick boxing dvd and hould get it today. I can’t wait!

          Hope everyone has an awesome week!

          Mary



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          Vikki Hall wrote Sep 27, 2010
        • Hello everyone!

          This past week I struggled with eating every 3 hrs but I did eat healthy 95% of the time. I also struggled with getting enough miles logged in this week due to being in a hotel and they only had 1 treadmill and it was being used.

          This week I am planning on doing double time on the miles to get caught back up!



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          Brimstone1968 wrote Sep 27, 2010
        • Thanks Mary for the advise.  Chocolate is my main thing.  I will do what you told me.  Thanks again.



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          MaryAnne Carrier-Harrison wrote Sep 27, 2010
        • Congrats Ladies- We are still hanging in it is so nice that we are still here and have not given upestaticheart

          I to am struggling with the time isssue.frown There is never enough time in the day.. With fall the days are shorter and I have a harder time to go running (I have my dog but it still scares me)when it’s dark.frown
          I can go to the gym but my dog needs his exercise toofrown

          I am new to the area-I can look for others to run with..estatic

          Have a great day ladies!!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 27, 2010
        • Brimstone I love Max’s idea of the 20 minute rule - good advice.  

          Anne, I like Souplantation - I wish we had them here.

          Over the past couple of weeks I’ve tried the smaller meals, more frequently model and I have to say, I don’t really like it for me. It’s keeping me thinking about food all day long; when I’m going to eat again and what it will be. I’m so used to eating breakfast, lunch and dinner and if I get hungry in between I grab a piece of fruit or a glass of soy milk. Today I’m going to go back to that and see how I feel in a couple of weeks.

          My level of fitness is definitely higher. I’m walking faster, have incorporated some jogging, take the hills without getting as winded and I’ve added some yoga and abdominal work every day. I’m hopeful.



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          Max0125 wrote Sep 28, 2010
        • Thanks, Cynthia! I swear by the 20 minute rule. I do anything from taking a speed walk, sipping on my favorite tea or answering emails. I also take the time to check in with myself to see what is really going on behind the craving. Most of the time it is related to stress or boredom. Waiting 20 minutes is an incredibly powerful tool.

          I had an amazing workout this am. Discovered a fun cardio kickboxing dvd where the time really flew! I am trying to really change up my exercise so to enhance my results.

          Hope everyone is having an awesome week!

          Mary



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 29, 2010
        • Ok, today I’m wearing my size 6 jeans. They‘re not exactly comfortable but I had to put my 8’s into the wash because they were a little baggy. I guess I’m in between the two sizes.

          I’m finally able to exercise more vigorously because my menopause symptoms are not as bad as they’ve been the past couple of years. I’ve added running/jogging to my walking routine - it feels really good! Today I ran on my treadmill so I could control my speed and inclines. I stayed on the machine for nearly an hour but had to get off to answer the phone. My weekly call with my mom.

          What I think I struggle with is, I still eat too much. I love to cook and I love to eat. I’m not a junk food eater. I prepare really good meals with lots of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains. I just have a very healthy appetite. Always have. So I’m now going to make more of a diligent effort to keep my portions down, keep a food diary and start weighing portions when I’m in doubt.



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          Yana Berlin wrote Sep 29, 2010
        • WOW Cynthia, size 6 jeans????? I was born size 10 estatic

          So proud of you.

          I’m down 10 lbs, with 12 more to go. I’m counting my points, and doing 20 min of cardio and 20 min of weights 6 days a week. This seems to work great for me.

          Sometimes I do my 5 mile walk, but I’m so hungry afterwards, I don’t know if it’s even worse it.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 29, 2010
        • Thanks, Yana. I still feel so fat but at least these things fit without laying flat on the ground to zip them up!



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          Missbeautimus wrote Sep 29, 2010
        • WOW!  Great job ladies!!!



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