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Old 05-22-2008, 05:51 AM   #71
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I am in the portion control group. You can eat almost anything if you just pay attention to how much of it you are consuming. Low carbs is good, but no carbs is bad in my opinion. Also, I have scanned all of the pages and don't see a lot of exercise mentioned. Start walking, even if it's just to the corner in back at first. You'll be amazed at how quickly you will look forward to getting out and how much better you will feel. It's all about changing your lifestyle a bit. When we eat out, I have the wait staff box half of my entree before I even see it, especially if it's pasta.

Good luck to all of you out there who are trying to get to a healthier life style. Just don't obsess on it, and you'll feel fine and not deprived.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:43 AM   #72
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Holy exercise by accident batman!
I started putting in a new flower bed on Tuesday. I was out there squatting and crawling around for about 3-4 hours. I felt fine when I was doing it, but I am still so sore in the legs I can barely walk!!! Am I outta shape or what?! I'm only half done I hope today is better.
Moral of the story, cardio is great, it's my favorite part, but don't forget that strength training!!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #73
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Nice work on the strength-training-by-gardening workout!!

Lunges and squats Suzi!! They literally kick my bu**!
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:38 PM   #74
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let's see.. I belong to this forum: 3 fat chicks on a diet
I'm working on shedding about 20lbs... I started out with the south beach diet.. but found it to be too restrictive of fruits and carbs.. I have gotten into eating WHOLE foods. whole grains, veggies, fruits, beans, nuts, seeds, and fish.. meat has become a when-I-have-to kinda thing...
I have started counting calories... I currently intake 1900-2000/day and I track it at this website: fitday
I like fitday because I can customize foods and add foods that aren't in there.. so homemade dishes.. etc.. some calorie counting websites don't have that part...
this way.. I eat what I want, when I want and how I want.. I control my own body..
And I exercise at least 60mins a day doing a Walking video that works on upper body also.. and I also do an abs video (8mins) and at times a tae bo along with bike rides and walks otherwise..
So far, I started at 161... down to 155..then up to 156.. and am working on getting down and keeping it down..
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Old 05-23-2008, 09:25 PM   #75
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Hey, DW is on that same forum!
As for me, turned out to be appendicitis, I went into the doctors late Wednesday and he sent me to the ER. They did surgery around 11pm and I woke up around 3:30am. DW had to leave around 10pm as she was tired so she wasn't there for it. She was able to visit me briefly Thursday evening, but was working on the north side of Chicago today when I was released, so I walked home from the hospital.
Now I am tired, sore, and resting.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:37 AM   #76
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Oh no Mav! I can't believe that! Hope you are home resting and watching some comfort movies! Hope you feel better soon. :)
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Old 05-24-2008, 12:41 PM   #77
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Comfort movies, good idea! Maybe after I get the house cleaned up a bit, it is sorely in need of it.
On the upside I am down 4lbs! I don't know how much an appendix weights, but at least that is not weight I can gain back, LOL.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:36 PM   #78
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i started my regimen of exercise. so far I've walked 2 days and I am happy that I actually did it. After trying on shorts and pants that fit last summer and i cannot button them this summer, i can't wait to get all these extra pounds off....
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:00 PM   #79
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my shorts from last summer are a smidge too big. I like that.
But every spring I depress myself by trying on this one pair from about 10 summers ago now....
I really should just throw those stupid things away now.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:53 PM   #80
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Throw them away.. even when you get to where you can fit in them.. you'll want new ones anyway!!! LOL...
so i keep working.. I lost a pound this past week.. we'll see how I do for the rest of it..
Mav.. glad to hear you're feeling better.. and What's DW's name on the forum?
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