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Old 05-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #76
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Alrighty, done with the mass feasting. No real damage on the scale and no improvement either. Has anybody heard of the Give It 100 site? It's kinda cool - was started by a young lady who decided to learn how to do a specific form of dancing. The idea is to commit to doing something, practicing something, learning something 100 times and videoing progress. The brave post it on the website. I've decided to commit to a very simple 100 consecutive days of deliberate exercise. Not necessarily workouts, mind you. Just 100 days of actively thinking and DOING some form of deliberate exercise. Monday was heavy housecleaning (several hours), and yesterday was 45 crunches and attempt at planking.

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Old 05-28-2014, 10:30 AM   #77
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ICU -- that sounds really cool, I'm going to look that up! I immediately desire to do *something* new for 100 days, but nothing is coming to mind. Must. Think.

Andrew- beer and bourbon, I'm right there with you. Except on the bourbon part. But yes, yes, yes on the beer!

NEMom- Welcome back! It surely will be a lifelong struggle for me! Not a doubt. Some days are easier than others. Some are ****. We just gotta keep moving forward!

Batampte - Getting started can be so tricky. Sometimes you've just got to gut it out even when you "aren't feeling it". It does get easier when you find your groove, so in the tough moments keep reminding yourself of that!

Zumba -- I'm sorry to read of your breakup they can be soooo hard! Senfing you hugs!
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Old 05-31-2014, 11:16 AM   #78
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Ah, black IPAs, why do you have to be so tempting?
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:54 AM   #79
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Made the mistake of caving in to the pleadings of DS14, who begged for a bag of Brookside's (sp?) dark chocolate Acai berries when he found out I had to go to Costco. Sure, it's two moderately healthy items ... but not in the quantity that they get eaten at my house! 1/4 cup serving ... Not.
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This is a great thread! Haven't been around for ages. I've put on about 20lbs since breaking my leg in the fall. I've actually been doing well with exercise...joined a gym as soon as my physical therapist gave the ok, and have been working out 4-5 a week for an hour for the past 3 months or so. However, my eating has been horrible. I've stopped logging calories which I used to do religiously and I've given in to cravings more often than not. Anyway, I really need to get back on track with my food and calories. It always seems like I do one or the other - either I'm great tracking calories and staying on plan but I don't exercise, or I exercise but that leaves me starving and I don't track my food and am not careful about eating too many calories. So...I need to get my act together...
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Hey guacamole! Sorry to hear about the broken leg! It sounds like you know you path back.

I discovered that no matter my exercise, I can't out-exercise my kind of bad diet (which was REALLY bad). So my priority has to be on the food side of the equation, with exercise considered the "cherry on top"!
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:12 AM   #82
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Found what I think I need in the Chicks Up for A Challenge thread. They're doing a "bootcamp" type thing for 3 months this summer, starting June 15. I'm going to join in as soon as I formulate a workable plan. I'm not all that particular about what the scale reads, but I definitely feel ready to pursue some serious inch loss.

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I lost the bulk of my weight strictly through diet with zero exercise...only the last 15-20 lbs were with exercise added. So, I know that my food choices are the key ingredient to weight loss. Still, I get cocky about the exercise and overestimate the power of calories burned - hoping that the exercise will offset poor eating - which it never does. I've got to get mentally back on plan again with my eating.
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I discovered that no matter my exercise, I can't out-exercise my kind of bad diet (which was REALLY bad). So my priority has to be on the food side of the equation, with exercise considered the "cherry on top"!
This is going to be the case for most people anyway. The research I've done indicate that weight/fat loss is 90% diet and only 10% exercise. I know this is a reality for me. I can skip the gym if necessary and as long as I stay on my eating plan, I still lose what I would expect. The exercise does help speed things along a bit, but most people can't typically out exercise a bad diet.
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LOL Annie, it is a cruddy lesson, I think that's why we block it out!
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I think no matter how old we are and how much we know better, we don't always DO better. Include me in that as well.
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Grrr! My weight loss is kind of stalling! I think it's salt/water related bc I have been mostly on plan the last few days. I need to prioritize water but I just am not an overly thirsty person. Grrr! Just needed to vent!
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Hello all,

I hope it's ok that I join you? I'm 48 years old, living in Israel. I'm a long-time lurker trying to gingerly wet my toes in active participation. This thread seems like a good place to start - seeing as I'm forty something and definitely struggle

I've been trying on and off to get rid of 10-20 pounds that seem to all concentrate in my tummy (which I hate) for years now with no real success. I'm hoping that being more active, sharing and talking here will help keep me more focused and accountable. I guess we'll see ... I'm going to try and post every day -I'm a bit shy so it's quite a challenge for me.

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Welcome, Naama. I turn 48 this year and my goal is to be down 30 more pounds by the time my birthday rolls around. If I can stay focused and get it done I will be the thinnest I have been in 20 years. Making good progress, but still a LONG way to go.
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