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Old 07-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Starting again ..

but this time it's different .. I've been making it to the gym .. I've been going every day i started out Monday and my favorite thing to do is ride the bikes .. (i HATE the elliptical machine but i know that's how you burn the most calories in less time) .. lol .. Monday on the bike i could only make it 10 mins w/ a 3 min. cool down .. but today i made it 20 mins w/ a 5 min cool down and burned 137 calories .. and then i do the nautilus machines working my arms .. tomorrow I'm taking my daughter and were going to do the kids zumba class .. cant wait!!
I will no longer allow myself the choice to be unhealthy and overweight!!

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:29 PM   #2
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Congrats! Good for you for getting back on the wagon!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Smile Congrats

I think sometimes getting started is the hardest part......so congrats for making that step!

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 PM   #4
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You CAN stick with this. You really can......
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:28 PM   #5
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I am so glad to see you back!!!!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
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Way to go!!!
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:02 PM   #7
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Congrats for getting started again !

It is a big step, but it sounds like you are off to a great start.

Keep up the good work !


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Old 07-22-2009, 04:53 PM   #8
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So glad to hear from you. Sounds like you're back with a vengeance as far as the exercise goes. What's your plan as far as the food goes?

I just want to caution you that those calories burned things are usually on the very high side. They're pretty much inaccurate. Just do what you can do, slowly increase and try to focus on those numbers.

I've heard lots about Zumba. My daughter actually went to a class last night. She loved it. I'm sure you will too!
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:00 PM   #9
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the first time I did the elliptical, I think I made it for a total of maybe 3 minutes?? heh heh.

great job on upping your time, making it to the gym, and the weight loss!
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:24 PM   #10
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Welcome back and way to go on the exercise! What's your plan of attack on food?
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:12 PM   #11
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Glad to see you back and committed! I'm thrilled your including your daughter in your fitness routine. I heard Zumba is fun, looking into that myself.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:36 PM   #12
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To get there you've got to start -- so good for you for re-committing!

And glad you've found something at the gym you like to do -- dreading exercise is the worst.

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien
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Old 07-23-2009, 07:49 AM   #13
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Welcome back! Looks like you're off to a great start!
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:54 PM   #14
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Hooray for getting back on track! You can do this
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:53 PM   #15
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Congrats and welcome back. Way to go with the exercise
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