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Fitness My love hate relationship with INSANITY Jun 05 2010
19:27 (UTC)
2

Thanks so much for the encouragement Jill91198

Im doing it with my best firend now and it does seem easier...maybe it is because i have company now.

Laughing

Motivation Starting a group for backsliders. May 19 2010
06:19 (UTC)
39

This group is EXACTLY what i need!

I am a curvy girl, but i have always been a bit on the slender, curvy side with a small waist and firm body as i work out consistently.

While living in France with my boyfriend 2 years ago, i was at my ideal weight which is about 130lbs or so; i ate a Mediterranean diet and was very happy with how i looked.

However, after i moved here to the States  i have slowly gained weight. Some of it is because i was terribly ill and was advised not to do anything physically strenuous.

Soooo here i am, 2 years later and 20 lbs overwieght Frown

I have been on calorie count since about last year but have not really used it much.

Also, i know a lot about working out, eating healthy etc. I just need to practise it more.

I have however just started Beacbody's new workout programme INSANITY and i think at least it is a step in the right direction!

I think i have had several 'AHA' moments...but the real one was actually just last week, when i was looking at pictures of myself from last year, and a recent picture one of my sorority sisters took of me....the difference between the two pictures it got me sooo sad Frown

Also, i LOVE fashion and each year i go all out with updating my wardrobe for summer as it is my absolute favourite season. This year however, i have told myself that i am NOT going to buy any clothes until i lose the weight i want to. So hopefully that will be a big incentive for me to work hardUndecided

However, i am BACK and would love to give and recieve support and encouragement and i think this is the ideal group for me on this website to do so.

I am definitely in!

Thank you sgbear98 for starting thisLaughing

Motivation My first kilo! May 17 2010
05:20 (UTC)
2

YYAAYYYY!

Congratulations :-)

Foods Healthy can sooo be YUMMY! Apr 27 2010
18:53 (UTC)
1

Thank you Chrissy1988

I actually did have 2 tablespoons of hummus( i think i put one by mistake)

And, traditionally, freshly made hummus is topped with olive oil sprinkled with parsley as a garnish....the store bought ones don't have this though.

So, fat wise i was good.

 

Fitness HELP.....I can't do push ups! Mar 16 2010
02:12 (UTC)
3

Thank you all for your help and suggestions!

I am defnitiely going to try teh modified push ups on my knees, not on my toes like crazydiamondchrysalis suggested.

And, amethystgirl i will check out te stumptuous page...thank you!

To erin811 i absolutely LOVE insanity! It is extremely challenging. However, i feel as if this is exactly the kind of change my body needs as it has hit a plateau recently.

 

Health & Support LEEP Procedure. Really scared. Feb 12 2010
20:25 (UTC)
5

Erm, i would not be able to tell you that because i was anesthetized.

But really, i'm sure you will be fine.

Health & Support LEEP Procedure. Really scared. Feb 12 2010
19:46 (UTC)
7

Hello, I actually had the procedure done in December right before Christmas :(

It is a bit scary and so you should definitely have someone go along with you.

Aside that, you will expereince a little bleeding/spotting and discharge for a few weeks and cramping for a few days.

Oh and did i mention the tiredness Laughing?

That's about it though.

All the best.

Motivation I beat the NIBBLES!! Feb 04 2010
16:26 (UTC)
28

Thank you Beaverley. And all the best to you too!!

Weight Loss No desire to eat :( Feb 04 2010
06:31 (UTC)
1

Awwwww

thank you everybody for your replies

I know this is late but i have been MIA for awhile due to some issues i have been dealing with

However...I'M BACCKKKKKK!!!!!!

Laughing

Motivation this happens EVERY time :( Feb 03 2010
02:47 (UTC)
21

OMG...i can sooo identify!

I find it  hard to stick to a programme once i start. I think it is because i look around me and see that i am actually "average" weight for my height and so i get comfortable and eat whatever i want :(

I don't have a problem with working out per se...but it is still difficult for me to loose weight despite being active because i eat sooo much junk.

Anyways, i just came back from holiday and i gained 10lbs in 4 weeks!! Can you believe that????

So, i sat down and looked at old pics of myself ( looked soo slim then and i actually thought i was overweight....hmmm, twisted media and what they feed us about standard of beuaty these days) and realized i have lost weight successfully once before, and back then my motivation was my boyfriend at the time. However, since we broke up due  i am not motivated by him to get in shape. So, i have to look within me for motivation. I realized that i am NOT  quitter....or at least that's what people tell me...so being unable to remain disciplined enough to get in shape as i want does not mirror the strong willed, disciplined image i have of myself :( Clearly, this got me uoset!

So, like everybody before me said, start small. I drink a lot of water and NO soda/carbonated drinks, i have cut out alcohol even when i'm out with friends, i am trying to eat about 6 small meals a day; emphasis on TRYING :) etc etc.

And although i have not weighed myself yet, i feel much better already!

Ok to summarise (i know i know i have written a lot but i can't help it i'm a talkative...smile).......look within yourself for motivation ....because i am 100% sure that there's something deep within you, which you may not have discovered yet, that will push you!

ALL THE BEST!

Motivation My attempt at dealing with food addiction Nov 24 2009
08:30 (UTC)
11

Hello,

looks like you are on the right track. I am going to borrow some of your tips if you don't mind.

All the best!!!

Games & Challenges Christmas Miracle Challenge! Sep 19 2009
04:24 (UTC)
132

Hi,

 I would love to join in this challenge! I have been yo yo dieting for awhile and i just want to go back to being healthy and in shape; and stay that way!

 

Name;- Naa
Current Weight:- 154 lbs
Scale stepper or Judge by clothing:- both
Amount of weight you wish to lose:- 20lbs- 25lbs
How often do you want to weight-in?:- fortnightly (every two weeks)

Goal by Christmas?

My goal by Christmas is to have lost the amount of weight i wish to lose, and have maintained it for awhile. As well as get toned by lifting weights.

What do you do to workout?

I jog/run at least 4 times a week for 45 minutes

100 crunches daily

Weight machines 4 times a week

I want to alternate jogging with swimming, pilates and Tae-bo

Eat right?

Also, with regards to food; i follow the Mediterranean diet i.e. i eat a lot of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, cook with olive oil, etc.

I just need to watch my portions and drink more water.

Tips or advice

I would just like to encourage everyone to keep working hard towards their goal and not give up. Healthy weight loss is a slow and steady proces....but the results are worth it...not just how you look; but just how healthy you feel and active you become!

I wish everyone the best of luck!

Motivation My skinny jeans fit me again. : ) Jul 27 2009
02:12 (UTC)
1

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

:)

Motivation Ta da! I have lost 30 lbs! Jun 27 2009
23:34 (UTC)
14

WOW!CONGRATULATIONS!

How exactly did you do it?

Weight Loss Interesting... Jun 22 2009
19:20 (UTC)
10

Thank you so much for providing this information.I just bookmarked the article. I t is ver informative and definitely makes sense Smile

Motivation It's never too late... Mar 25 2009
22:16 (UTC)
7

Hello,

 thank you so much for writing such an inspirational entry; it's exactly the sort of thing i need to hear as i've sidetracked a bit lately too and feel very out of shape!

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