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  • I need motivation from my peers!

    42 posts, 22 voices, 1096 views, started Nov 30, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008 by Cindylouwho1966

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    • After I ate my weight in Thanksgiving food, I told myself I was going to get back to the gym Friday-didn’t happen. Told my hubz I’d go to his gym today-he ended up taking a much needed nap to alleviate back pain, and I got a convenient way out. But I don’t want the way out!! I am too easy on myself!! I need a push, or several.  

      I am one month away from going to Florida with my husband and stepkids. I know I am not going to be thin, but I want to be toned.  

      I’d really appreciate some persuasion from my peers. I need to lose about 30 pounds total. I’d like to get 10 off by NY. Once I go to the gym, the eating falls into place.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Finding that magical motivation is so difficult!  Each time i get serious about my weight loss, i have to up the ante and make it more difficult to cheat.  That is why i reported to the general population here at Fab40.  

          A couple of things come to mind...

          *the hardest part about going to the gym is getting there.  once you‘re there, you‘re glad you made the effort!

          *sometimes you have to fake it to make it.  No excuses, just go.  Make that promise to yourself that you will AT LEAST go no less than 3x/week until you go on vacation...and if you do, you promise to reward yourself with an extravagant purchase in Florida!

          *purchase ONLY foods that you know you should be eating.  If it’s not there, you can’t eat it.  Find some quickies that are permissable and/or spend some time once/week preparing fruit and/or veggies that you can pop in your mouth in a weak moment.

          *get online and talk to someone if you‘re feeling the urge to cheat.

          *Immerse yourself in writing/blogging.  Put all your thoughts down and re-read things every couple of weeks to see how your thinking has changed as you accomplish one day at a time of watching what you eat and exercising.

          I hope something i’ve written has struck a note with you.  I truly, truly understand the difficulty of trying to catch that motivation!  Good luck, my friend!



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          Daphne wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Finding that magical motivation is so difficult!  Each time i get serious about my weight loss, i have to up the ante and make it more difficult to cheat.  That is why i reported to the general population here at Fab40.  

          A couple of things come to mind...

          *the hardest part about going to the gym is getting there.  once you‘re there, you‘re glad you made the effort!

          *sometimes you have to fake it to make it.  No excuses, just go.  Make that promise to yourself that you will AT LEAST go no less than 3x/week until you go on vacation...and if you do, you promise to reward yourself with an extravagant purchase in Florida!

          *purchase ONLY foods that you know you should be eating.  If it’s not there, you can’t eat it.  Find some quickies that are permissable and/or spend some time once/week preparing fruit and/or veggies that you can pop in your mouth in a weak moment.

          *get online and talk to someone if you‘re feeling the urge to cheat.

          *Immerse yourself in writing/blogging.  Put all your thoughts down and re-read things every couple of weeks to see how your thinking has changed as you accomplish one day at a time of watching what you eat and exercising.

          I hope something i’ve written has struck a note with you.  I truly, truly understand the difficulty of trying to catch that motivation!  Good luck, my friend!



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I have thought about it more after reading posts on here. I had great success with LA Weight Loss, but it was free due to being a radio endorsement. Otherwise I could not have afforded it!



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Lucinda, join the LFL group. We are doing calls every Wed night. I am not pushing products; you can get there with or without them.
          I am not very motivated when it comes to exercise either. I have been taking baby steps. Don’t laugh - but I do crunches in the bed every morning before I get up. I am up to 100+ every day. I moved the bike into the bedroom. It sits there looking at me in the morning. I am committed to riding it 5 days a week, if only for 10 minutes.
          I have a ‘kick my butt please’ thread on exercise. Let’s encourage one another.
          Check out some of the posts - eating low glycemic will kick your body into fat burning mode. You can do it! We’ll cheer you on... and I’ll hold you accountable if you’ll do the same for me. :)



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          Yana Berlin wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I think WW has free registration still, 14 bucks a week and you get all motivation you need.

          You CAN DO IT.



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I did so much better when Scott and I were both on NutriSystem, but when one of us falls apart, the other is quick to follow.

          You’ve mentioned before about your Newcomers Group (is that right?)... is there a support system there, you think? Maybe someone close by you can set a standing walk-date or gym-date with?



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • It's tough because I have a hub who works out every day at 5:30 am. When we got together I was a hot, red-headed size 10. He doesn't say anything, but I read his thoughts-or maybe it's me projecting my guilt.

          yes, DeeDee I will read over your blogs again, I have skimmed them.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I need to get my exercise routine
          I am waiting for my gym buddy
          to shovel me off the bed early
          So I can catch up with her
          while we doing the treadmill.



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          Daphne wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Yana...WW online is $16.95/month and all the tools and resources you need are at your fingertips!



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Heather, the Newcomers group has a walking group in the warmer months.



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • While here in NY I got a chance to play Wii fit and sports.  I gotta tell you that its a workout.  It’s too expensive for my pocketbook but it kept my whole family entertained for 4 1/2 hours and I worked up a sweat with the tennis and boxing games.  You don’t even have to leave the house.  Can’t wait until its affordable.



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          Funjewelri-com wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • All it takes is getting through the first week of exercise to get into the routine.  After that you’ll feel that you need to exercise in order to get through the day with energy.  After you purchase your first pair of pants that are a size or tow smaller...that will get you to work harder.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I hear ya. My hubby is naturally thin. He never has complained or commented - ever. But, he complains about any stray pound he ever picks up - so I conjure up my own ideas about what goes on in his thoughts about me. When I finally came to the point of change, it was ultimately for me and my self image, not him. It is great to have a hubby who loves you for who you are, but I had come to the point of taking advantage of that. - no makeup, slouchy sweats, a who cares attitude. No more - I am fabulously 40. LOL Sad thing is, I still am not doing it for him. I am doing it for me. :) But, even still, I think he appreciates it.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • And doing this would not affect my hub, because he is happy to eat anything put before him.

          My biggest problem is food tastes so gooooood. I want the taste as long as I can have it, and it doesn’t matter if I start to feel full, I want the taste.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I was being sooo diligent about the gym til I got back from Mexico. Then I slacked, and came up with this reason or that reason.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • A good way to overcome that is limit yourself to how much you eat at one ‘sitting’ but don’t limit yourself by saying you have to quit. Tell yourself that you can have more 2 hours from now.
          But then it is also about what you eat, not just how much. So you find negative visuals to associate with the foods that are really not healthy options. For example - I used to love french fries - I ‘tagged’ the smell with the association of a very overweight person’s cellulite dimpled butt. I made myself visualize it every time I smelled FF, saw FF, ate FF. Now, I am repulsed by them - not because they don’t taste good, but because I see that fat butt. LOL I did a similar thing with chocolate covered creme filled donuts. Every time I am tempted I tell myself that they have 18 grams of fat. Multiply times 9 = calories of fat! I ask myself where will those fat calories land.
          Much of being successful in any arena is to train your brain for success. Weight loss is no different. :)



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I find music helped me stay in the mood back in the day when I worked out.  Put on some kick ass music and walk around your neighborhood.  Or take your cell phone instead and catch up with some friends and the latest gossip while you walk your way to good health.



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          Mary Clark wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I need major motivation.....right there with ya....

          I mean like...why can’t we just do it?????



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • I’m right there with you on tastes & flavors, Lu.

          I would love a (miracle) pill that made all fatty foods taste bad, or make you sick if you ate them.  

          Kind of like Anabuse (sp?) for alcoholics...



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • For me, I rather have a miracle pills that allow me to eat and taste, meanwhile, no worry about weight or anything to my thigh and waist. estatic



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          Cheryl Sharpton wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • chinadoll when you find that pill can I have one?



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • lol chinadoll... I guess that would be a better alternative.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Well, there is Alli - it just makes you have anal seepage when you eat fatty foods. lol Would that work for ya Heather?
          I think Osolean is the closest thing I have found to eating, tasting, and not accumulating fat. But, even still exercise is a necessity if you want to tone muscle.



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          Feathermaye wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • Alli works great, but still requires the self discipline. I won’t go near Mexican food when I’m taking Alli, lol.

          I want the easy way out, Dee Dee!! Convenience me! ;)



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • If anal seepage is the easy way out, you’d love Osolean. LOL

          You know I was joking about Alli. It is dangerous because it blocks the good fats as well as the bad ones. Some fats are essential. You gotta have them for your cells to function. I know that Alli is FDA approved, but I have to wonder what the outcome will be for people who are long-term users.



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          Cindylouwho1966 wrote Nov 30, 2008
        • No, I am not looking for anal seepage (I always call it "intestinal distress"!) I had that happen when I went on a detox plan. First, I was starving then I couldn't stop going.  

          I appreciate all the ideas-music, walking, WW, Dee Dee’s group. I have got to get a handle on this. My dad’s side has terrible heart health issues. I don’t, and I don’t want it! Plus, I have a huge stack of really cute clothes I want to get back into!

          PS, I am going to post a quickie little blog related to weight loss, but more about a husband who hasn’t a clue what he said!



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          Jenni0811 wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • Put on a workout outfit that you makes you feel good, look in your closet at all your cute vacation clothes and go get your groove on sister !



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          Vikki Hall wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • ok so you all have inspired me to get out and take a walk....I will be back in an hour.

          Thx!!!!



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          Mara wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • I know it is tuff to take the first step but believe me after a fews weeks it is like riding a bike.  You can do this and remember you have us here to help you.  Keep us posted on your progress.

          Mara
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          Jean Walter wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • Download your favorite itunes and start walking... the benefits are worth it!! Since the colder weather has set in, I get on my treadmill, walk for about 1/2 hour and work up to a slow jog to a sprint, jog, back to walk.... it is invigorating... and I have so much energy afterwards... drinking lots of water...tends to fill me up and lately green tea seems to be a great weight reducer...
          Good Luck!!!



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          Daphne wrote Dec 1, 2008
        • Okay, now that i’ve stopped laughing about the comment, “If anal seepage is your thing...”  I can honestly say i have never seen or heard a sentence that began with those words!

          I was talking to a friend about portion control and listening to your body tell you when to stop.  I told her that you have to make a decision that it’s okay to waste food...to throw it away.  That is a toughie for some of us!  It almost feels like a moral issue.  If you‘re beginning to feel full, STOP EATING.  Scrape your plate and leave the kitchen (or clean it).  Once you begin to see what your food intake limit is (based on when you feel full) you’ll begin to take smaller portions.  From there, make it a game to see how much you can NOT eat and still feel satisfied.  

          SLOW DOWN your eating.  Completely finish one bite before taking another.  I usually wait a minute or so between bites.

          Sorry this got so long...i got on a roll, there!

          We‘re all here for you, Lu!!  XOX



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          Betty_penn wrote Dec 9, 2008
        • Don’t beat yourself up! Thee are millions of us who were or still are in the same boat as you.  Losing weight is difficult and keeping it off is sometimes just as hard.  First things first-get all the junkfood and snacks out of the house.  If you have small children keep small bags of pretzels and popcorn and plenty of fresh fruit.  That wait when those late night cravings hit you won’t do anything you will regret in the morning.  Next go for long walks,at least three times a week,  include your husband too.  Its refreshing and it helps to clear your mind after a long day.  Also I’ve been using these great slimming leggings from fitandsharp.com that really helped me see a difference.  They are so comfortable and they firm up your skin as you run through your day.  After one month my clothes were actually fitting looser.  With the holidays coming up we  need all the help we can get! Hope this helps.



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          Lucinda Wormsbaker wrote Dec 9, 2008
        • Here is some major motivation!

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          If Oprah can fall off the wagon, I guess I can forgive myself.


          Lightfandango, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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          Dana Arcuri wrote Dec 9, 2008
        • Be persistent and do not give up hope!  Literally post on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror something uplifting and affirming that will remind you that you CAN & WILL lose some weight before this vacation!

          The one thing that helps is to eat only HALF of what is on your plate.  Save the rest for another time if you prefer not to waste food.  Eat ONLY when you are truly hungry, do not go by the clock or what time it is.  If it is 12:00 PM and you are not hungry, do not eat lunch.  This really does make a difference.  My appetite has decreased by following this method.  I eat much less.  That’s a good thing!    

          Hang in there, stay determined and the pounds will shed!



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          Twinssupermom wrote Mar 11, 2013
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