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  • Accountability Group. What and How are you doing?

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    10 posts, 7 voices, 1166 views, started Jun 20, 2008

    Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008 by Dana Hall

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    • Aquamarine
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      We have 2 members now, Mara and myself.
      Anyone want to join us?

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          Donna08 wrote Jun 20, 2008
        • Oooh, Accountability!  Not a word loved by many but if one is serious, then I guess so!  I’m in!



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          Yana Berlin wrote Jun 21, 2008
        • When it comes to weight loss, I’m consistently in consistent, however, I’m NOT giving up.



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          Debra Roby wrote Jun 22, 2008
        • Accountability.  Sure.  Why not?  

          Goals: to refocus my diet on clean eating, not quick cooking and stand-by habits.  Maybe even plan evening meals for the week ahead.

          Goal: 3-4 weight training/stability sessions a week in the gym.  Challenge balance and avoid habitual behavior. Mid-term goal: 1 unassisted pull-up before 10/16/08.    

          Goal: Cardio 4-5 times a week.  Consider taking a dance class or tai chi to shake things up.

          Goal Long-term: a body composition of 24% fat. Stand with eyes closed, on 1 foot for 45 seconds without falling over. Strengthen lower back and abs.



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          Tammy40 wrote Jun 22, 2008
        • Accountability!!!!! Yep, you betcha!  I am in.  I have been a team leader on another website for women in their forties.  I log on every day several times a day to motivate and support other women going through the same weight problems and health issues I am going through.  

          I do 60 to 120 minutes cardio 6 to 7 times weekly. I do strength training 30 to 60 minutes weekly. Doing this my health is better now than I was when I was 25.  

          I am eating healthier, logging what I eat so I can visually see the mistakes I have made in my decision making or see where I have actually done something that helped lose the two pounds I am struggling with.  

          My mini goal at this point is to get to 150 and currently at 158. My time frame was in April. I am a little behind on that but I am not giving up.  

          My overall goal is to get my body weight to 125. I wanted to do this by December 2008. Doesn’t look at this point. But not giving up.



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          Debra Roby wrote Jun 22, 2008
        • Tammy,

          Take from someone who’s lost that weight (I have actually gone from 158# to 118#, then up a bit as I’m building more lean muscle)...

          You are doing too much cardio and not enough weights!  45-60 minutes of cardio 5 times a week will burn fat; make sure you work at a minumum of 65% MHR  and higher is better. Add spurts of 85% MHR (about 1 out every 3 minutes) to really kick your system into gear.

          But you must push weights (and I mean PUSH them! Increasing the weight every 4-6 weeks) 2-3 times a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each time.  With only 30 minutes, you would do a 10-12 machine circuit.. 2 circuits moving immediately from machine to machine and resting for 1 minutes before repeating the circuit.  

          And don’t forget to build rest days in there so your body can heal.  

          Cardio exercise forces your body to burn additional calories for about 1-2 hours after you stop.  Weight training forces your body to burn extra calories for up to 48 hours after a workout.  And every pound of muscle you build will always burn more calories than the pound of fat it replaces.  

          In addition to building stronger muscles, strength training builds stronger bones, stronger immune systems, stronger cardiovascular systems and stronger brains.



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          Tammy40 wrote Jun 22, 2008
        • Thank you for the advise. I will try to revise my routine to follow your suggestions. I could use all the advise you can give. Thanks again.



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          Angie555 wrote Jun 25, 2008
        • **I would like to be able to lose 65lbs and tighten my skin,especially my belly and my jaw line! I am glad that I am able to join this group of wonderful women and that we can do this together.



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          Debra Roby wrote Jun 25, 2008
        • Tammy and Angie,

          My advise is posted about 3 times a week right here in my column, Titled Better Every Year.  I try to include the work “Step” in every column title because we are all taking steps to being better every year.

          I write about food, exercise, rest, etc.  Eager to see how everyone else words their goals, and how we all use this accountability group to get there.



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          Twinssupermom wrote Mar 11, 2013
        • America needs to get healthy... ! Great article
          I let myself go for too long taking care of my twins and working full time and then oh yeah i have a great husband also who gets put on the back burner when my esteem was down and i was so tired and busy... If anyone is interested what helped me get off the couch and go for it was i found these great shakes called Shakelology.. they are your healthiest meal of the day and now i have the energy i need.. i get up and work out before going to work and i've actually trully started getting stronger and losing my midsection weight that gets almost every woman after the age of 40... So check it out and if you have any questions send me a message i became a coach out of passion for the product and want to help others get the same results..
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          I have a motivational Like page on facebook i just got started with that will also show any upcoming challenges.. A Total U by Tammy McChesney Look forward to making friends on this site .. contact me



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