Exercise! - All Air Walkers / Regular Walkers etc - New beginnings! #36

10-10-2001, 04:21 PM
Wow these threads are rolling now:D! This is so great to see.

Taz-Thanks for the tip about your attachments. I'll have to check them out. The carpool one is so cute:)! Good job with the walking. I think a treadmill would be great for those days when the weather just isn't cooperating. I really enjoy my elliptical:). Of course it works better when you actually use it;). I really do need to get back on the exercise wagon. I've fallen off for too long. Last night the TV sucked me in with too many season premiers. I should have been doing some exercise while I watched but that didn't happen. Well there is always tonight!
Keep up the great walking Taz. I'm getting motivated!

I'll try to check in later to see how everyone is doing. Hopefully I'll have some exercise to report tomorrow.:)

10-10-2001, 04:44 PM
Hi Rose, Taz, Lynne:
Woops, I posted half the message at the other one.
I'll get this straight you'll see!
I have been excercising...Monday was denise for 20 minutes..her kickboxing cardio workout and tuesday was 20 minutes of the rower and 20 minutes of weightraining. Today was taebo day. I'm feeling good this week! Been busy running my mom all over, she just got back from Alaska. I am thinking of ya though!
I'm so glad you guzs are doing so good!!!!

Welcome TAZ so happy to have you, good job on walking 3 miles, that is so fantastic!!!! Woohoo!

Rose-You will get back into this groove in no time at all. TAEBO POWER...hehe. I know what you mean about these tv premiers...I am an addict. I hurryup and get my excercise and errands done for the day before my shows...hehe. I'm terrible. One night I was doing my weightraining while I was watching crossing Jordan...hehe.

Lynne-I hear wedding bells pretty soon! Keep up the good work lynne...You will look so superb in your wedding dress!!! It will be here before youknow it!!!! I know you can do it!!!!!! Keep burning that butter!!!!

STAY strong ladies....Keep burning that fat...


10-10-2001, 08:12 PM
Okay I hope I'm in the right place. Following instructions isn't one of my strong suits :lol: Just wanted to check in and wish evreryone a good night and an early start on a good walking day for tomorrow. See you guys in the morning.

10-11-2001, 09:42 AM
Hello everybody!
Well it is raining here today so my daily walk outside is off. I feel like I should be doing something. I still have H20 aerobics today so that will give me some form of exercise although walking seems to be the only thing that really helps take the pounds off.

Just for today everyone get up and get out on the track and walk your little tushies off. You can do it!!!!!!

I'll check in a little later, Have a wonderful day

Oh by the way Rose: You must get back on the old exercise wagon. We're all here, just grab one of our hands and we'll help you up on this good old wagon:)

Shasta: I do the exercise tapes too sometimes. I don't like them as much as I do walking but on a day like today I guess I'll have to make it work.

Lynne: Congrads on your up and coming Wedding. I'm sure you will make a stunning bride. You'll have to post pics. I do so enjoy a wedding. It is okay if you don't save me any cake,I'll understand why:)

10-11-2001, 09:55 PM
Good morning everyone!

All I can say is what would I do without my Marc? I have been so down over the last few days and ended up crying on his shoulder on Wed night. He helped remind me that Iím a beautiful person no matter what, and that I shouldnít think that people wonít like me because Iím bigger than the ďnormĒ. Iíve been worried about how Iíll look in my wedding dress, how I look every day, and how Iíll look when I meet all his family and friends. Itís so hard to accept how you look when youíve had your mum hassling you all your adult life to the point that it becomes your thinking too. My rational compassionate accepting person says that I am beautiful in all shapes and sizes, but my inner ďbadĒ voice always says that Iím fat and should do something about it. But thatís not really me, but my mum and judgemental society. And Iíve been struggling with that inner voice for 10 years! I said to Marc that he needs to keep reminding me that what I want to believe is true, and hopefully within time the inner voice will be changed.

In doing so, he has motivated me and made me believe in what I am doing again. Last night he took me shopping to buy some new shoes and pants for work so I donít feel so frumpy. And he then ďencouragedĒ me to do my aerobics (saying ďpushedĒ would indicate bullying, but maybe true! :lol: ), and has constantly encouraged and complimented me. I feel half human again! I felt so much better for doing the aerobics and today feel a bit better physically. I was getting so bloated and lethargic, which doesnít help your desire to exercise! Iíve also decided to have a couple of days ďcleansingĒ my body, by exercising a lot and eating heaps of fruit and vegís, and staying away from anything heavy. Iíve got the weekend coming up, so I want to take full advantage of the chance to get back on track. Itís one week until I get my dress, and just over 2 months till the wedding and holiday, and Iíd like to know that Iíve made a concerted effort to feel healthy again. Iíve got to set a precedent to carry me through the holidays and beyond, so that this time next year I will have made a significant difference in my body and life.

I also donít want to waste my gym membership! So today Iím going and then Marc and Josh will join me tomorrow for a swim. Itís nice to feel motivated again. Thereís nothing more frustrating than watching the kilos slowly pile back on as you sit and feel more miserable by the minute. Yesterday and the day before, I went through a whole big block of chocolate! Ewwww!

Taz, I know what you mean about wanting to be back to a healthy life ďyesterdayĒ - Iím an impatient person, and itís hard to watch it slowly go down as weeks go by. Water aerobics is good fun - Iím hoping to join a class if I can find one that has a time that suits me - possibly the weekend. Love those pics too - gonna have to find me some of those! :lol: I love walkind outside too, best way to get REALLY moving!

Rose, sorry to hear your machine wasnít exactly what you were after - what is it by the way???? :?: - is there any way you could exchange it?

Shasta, I canít believe how well youíre going with your exercise! :eek: Youíll be skinny minnie in no time!! :D

Iím heading off now, so have a great day and weekend. I just have to say at this point THANKYOU for being here for me - I donít know what I would do if I couldnít come in here every day and boost myself up on your enthusiasm and support. I just hope that I can give as much back as I receive! :D

Here's to lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of exercise!!!

Lynne :wave:

10-11-2001, 11:26 PM
Good night ladies. I do hope you all had a wonderful day. I had a small incident that I can't correct untill tomorrow. I left my bank book in my sisters car. the police impounded her car and now I need to cancell my account and reopen it with a new account number. So first thing in the morning to the bank I go.

Other than that, My day was all that, and a bag of low fat, low carb, no salt, baked chips:lol:

See you guys in the morning. Sleep well!

10-12-2001, 08:58 AM
Good morning Ladies. WHERE IS EVERYBODY AT!!!!!!
It is still raining here and I'm sick of it now. It is going to go on all weekend too. YUK!:p
Well it is exercise tapes for me today. I wish I had gotten my treadmill like I said I would do yeterday. I just hated getting out in the rain so I kept putting it off untill it got too late to go. I'm going out today but no promise on shopping for the treadmill. Winter blues is kind of setting in and I'm not a happy camper.:(

I hope everyone has a smashing day. I'll check in a little later

10-12-2001, 07:50 PM
Hi everyone:wave:!

Of course what you don't want to happen always happens. When I came to work today my computer wouldn't turn on so I had to borrow someone else's and couldn't post until now:(! Sorry about that.

Taz-I hear you about the rain! I hate too much rain too:(. A treadmill would be great for days like those. I know I sure like my Orbitrek because I wouldn't exercise at all if it wasn't staring straight at me. I'm sorry about your bank situation. I just had my checks stollen so I had to do the same thing. Good luck:). It will all work out.

Lynne-It was great to see your post:). I bought my Pilates from EBay so the only options I have are to resell it or to use it. Oh well live and learn. You must be getting excited about your wedding:)! I'm getting excited for you.

Shasta-Well those darn premiers got me again;)! I have to say I did manage to do a little Tae Bo and I feel better for it too. You are doing great by the way. So motivating:)!

Okay I have to go. Work calls. Have a good weekend.

10-13-2001, 10:17 AM
Hello everybody,
Just checking in to say Hi and have a wonderful day. I'm on my way out to walk since it is dry here for a change. I'm hoping to do 4 miles. I'll let you know how that comes out. I lost 2 pounds over the past week. YAAAAHOOOO!!!! I got all my bank stuff fixed and there was no harm done. I'm going out today and buy that treadmill for sure. Nothing is going to stop me today, not even the rain.


10-14-2001, 09:53 PM
Helloooooo all!

Well, I finally got my butt into gear and did some exercise! Yay!
On Friday I got out the aerobics video and worked that for Ĺ hour. Then on Saturday I went swimming and did laps for Ĺ hour - I lost count, but it would have been well over 20!!! I loved it too, so hope to get back there soon! And yesterday I went for a walk. Iíve also been up on my feet quite a bit. Unfortunately the eating hasnít been as good, especially with pizza last night, but overall it was quite controlled and a lot healthier than last week! Iím even cutting my portions down when I do have something unhealthy, so Iím adjusting my habits slowly! :D

I missed my weigh in last week, so I have to go this week, but with TOM coming up, I donít like my chances of seeing a loss. However, the scales at home are telling me that I havenít done too much damage. *phew!*

So this week has been a lot better, and I feel that will only increase with time as my patience and hard work start to pay off. I just HAVE TO STICK WITH THIS!!!! :smug:

Taz, what a hassle about the bank account! What happened with your sisters car? We don't get a lot of that here thank god! Ah, the rain, how I miss it - NOT! Good luck on getting your treadmill and WELL DONE on the loss!!! :D

Rose, what a hassle about the machine! Can't believe you can't return it, what a bummer! As you say, just have to make the most of it! You still haven't told me what it is though! :lol:

Shasta, how was your weekend?

Have a great day everyone!
Lynne :wave:

10-15-2001, 09:27 AM
Good morning everyone,

It is warm here today and dry, Thank God, so I'll walk outside this morning. I'm glad to see people posting again. For a while I thoguht I was going to be left here alone. (and I'm afraid of the dark :lol: )

Yes Lynne, I did get that bank situation fixed the very next day, and there was no harm done. My sisters car was parked in a tow away zone. So the police had it towed. She had to pay $150.00 to get her car out of the pound. Here in the city you can't just park where ever you choose. I'm sure after this she has learned her lesson. She has been getting away with this kind of thing for some time now. She just got caught this time. I'm sure she won't repeat this costly infraction. :)

HEY!!, Congrads on your productive weekend. Sounds great. Don't worry about the slight diet stray because the increased exercise has burned that right off.

Rose: You'll get back into the swing of things. It will only take one time and you'll be hooked again. When I do finally get this treadmill, we can watch TV together and exercise away :lol:

Well I'm out of here, I need to walk and lose some of this excess me. Talk to you guys later.

Have a wonderful day!!!

10-15-2001, 03:58 PM
Hi everybody:wave:!

Well I'm happy to report that I finally did some exercise:)! And I feel much better for it too! You're right Taz, now I'm motivated to do more.

Lynne-Doesn't it feel good to get moving again? Good job on the awesome workout:)! I got tired just reading about it:dizzy:! If you keep that up you're going to be a skinny minnie! The Pilates machine is like a total gym except it lies flat on the ground and you do more yoga/stretching type exercises on it. The one I wanted was the one with the built in stand. It gives you more exercise options and that's what was advertised but not what was sent to me so I'm currently trying to sell if for what I paid for it and then get the one I wanted. Until then I've been using it but it really isn't working out that well for me:(. Of course I have many other options to strength training such as tapes and free weights so I guess I'll be using those for a while. Sometimes those work out even better:)!

Taz-How did the treadmill shopping go? I love to shop for exercise equipement. I think I'm addicted to it. I fall for almost all the infomercials but recently I've controlled myself and stopped buying everything I see. That and the purse was getting empty:^:. Congrats on the weight loss:)! That's great. I'm really motivated to exercise more so that's what I plan on doing now that I've started. You're right about once you start again you want to keep doing it. I saw by your signature that you are on the Atkins program. I did that one for a while too and it really does work. The weight loss is quick! I'm such a carbo queen though I just couldn't stand it so I gave in. It sounds like you are doing great:)!

Hey do you think we should tell a little about ourselves like where we live and what we do and hobbies, etc etc? Let me know. I think that would be fun.

10-15-2001, 10:14 PM
Hi all!

I went for my walk yesterday afternoon. :D I also did my stretches and situps last night (well, I've got one of those things that you put between your legs sitting down, and push down with your hands to crunch your tummy). I ate reasonably well, but again exceeded points. Not by much, but enough to have to compensate today. Feeling good considering TOM is due, and can't wait for my weigh in.... well maybe NOT just a little! :lol:

Taz, glad you could get out for your walk. I won't be able to today, so I'm hoping to get to the gym tonight for a swim. We don't have tow zones here specifically, but most parking is metered, so you have to buy a ticket, and will be for a maximum amount of time, so you can't park there all day. If you exceed your time you get fined. But at least we don't have to actually go and retrieve the car as well! Or pay that much!

Rose, good luck on selling the machine. Hey, I can't understand. If they advertised a certain machine, and you got something different, surely they are obligated to refund your money? Sounds dodgy to me! Glad you've gotten back into your exercise - we'll all keep each other going! :D

Well, you know that I live in Adelaide, South Australia. We live in a 3 bedroom house south-east of the city in a suburb called Lower Mitcham. We rent and pay a ghastly $250 a week! We want to move next year, to save money. But the house is really nice, and we have an ensuite bathroom, which I'm going to miss!
I work for my dad, as an office administrator for his computer company, and am as bored as heck, so that's another thing that will be changing next year. As you can see, everything's on hold until we get back from our honeymoon! I love painting, and have a diploma in fine art. I don't get into it much at the moment, and miss it! I also love reading - thrillers, murder mysteries, and historical romance, and love going to the movies. At the moment, we don't have as much time to do stuff, but want to start doing some small courses next year, such as astronomy, piano, horseriding, coin collecting, and other things that I've never had time to really work on.

Enough for now, back to the grindstone, so talk to you all tomorrow!

Lynne :wave:

10-16-2001, 10:43 AM
Hello Rose,Lynne and Shasta
I hope you all have a wonderful day. It is raining here again today and I just hate that.

I BOUGHT THE TREADMILL!!!! I got it at sears, it has all the bells and whistles and I can't wait to get it delivered. It will be here on Sat. I really wanted it to be dilivered friday on my birthday but no such luck. I will get my money's worth out of this piece of equipment and thats for sure.

Lynne: I used to like to swim when I was a teenager but for some reason Im scared to do it now. I don't understand it either but thats how I feel now. It seems you have a full life and still adding on. WOW!! You make me want to do more. I'm not nearly as active in enjoyable activities as I should be. You have given me some idaes.

Shasta: I do my exercise tapes too but perfer walking to anyother type of exercise. I have all types of tapes but I didn't know that Denise Austin had a kick boxing tape. I'll look for it at Boarders or Media Play when I go next

Rose: Starting over is tough but when you got your own cheering section that should help a lot. We are all behind you here. Let me know what your routine is going to be and I'll do it with you. Together we'll do it for sure.

I'm going to let you guys go for now, it is raining here AGAIN, so It is exercise tapes for me today.

10-16-2001, 10:11 PM
Good morning!

I didn't get my swim in last night but played with Marc - I'm sure that counts! hee hee :devil:
Food's been ok apart from those spring rolls I indulged in at 10 pin bowling yesterday afternoon. I've learnt that Chuppa Chups are only worth 1/2 point, so I bought a few to cover my pre-period munchies. It worked! Yesterday I felt like something, and this chuppa chup kept me entertained for ages! :lol: Darn site better than chips etc! :D

I've got weigh in today. I hope to see at least a maintain, if not a loss, and I've GOT to hang in there until next week after TOM, instead of ruining all my hard work! :mad:

Taz, yayayyayay!! Finally you get what you wanted! Happy birthday for Friday by the way - mine's next Thursday!! Are you a scorpio too then? :D It's interesting what you said about the swimming - I had a really bad experience at the beach when I was in my early teens, and have been scared of deep water since - but pools are ok, just can't go deep sea swimming! I love swimming though - I used to be a real water baby, and love just cruising up and down the pool by myself. I've got a really bad back, and this was one of the things recommended to help loosen up the muscles. It's really nice to stretch and stuff and feel my back relaxing. Pity I can't do that all day!
I'm glad I can inspire you - cos you guys do the same for me! :D

Shasta, hope things are well, drop in soon!

Bye bye for now!
Lynne :wave:

10-17-2001, 10:38 AM
Good morning people,

It is dry here today and the sun has peeked through although it is cold outside I'm going walking this morning. I'll bundle up really good and go for it. Thanks Lynne. No I'm a Libra. Your birthday is the day before my oldest sisters. She is very kind hearted(A true Scorpio) I hope you lose when you weigh in. I don't weigh untill Friday. I hope the scales are kind to me on my birthday and TOM stays away from me at least untill next week.

Well I got to get moving. i'm late getting strated this morning.
Talk to you all later on today

Have a good day all

10-17-2001, 01:56 PM
Good Morning all:wave:!

Well it's been so busy this week I've only had time to do my Oxycise in the mornings. I'm hoping to get back on track this weekend. I've been so tired lately I think I'm coming down with a cold. I hope not but you just never know.

Taz-Do you have any special plans for your birthday? I hope you have a great one:)! Hey that's great about the treadmill. I'm glad you found one. Sears sells awesome exercise equipement. There are a couple of people on here that bought elllipticals from Sears and they have great quality machines. I bet you will love it:)! Let us know how it goes this weekend.

Lynne-What are Chuppa Chups?:?: I love to bowl. It sounds like fun. I love spring rolls myself. I could eat those forever. I hope your weigh in goes well. Let us know.

Shasta-Where are you? Check in when you can:D.

Okay I'll check in with you all later.

10-17-2001, 10:46 PM
Hellooo all! :D

I go get my dress today!!!!!!! In 3 hours I get to see MY dress for the first time!!! :D :D Sure beats when I was trying on the display one that was too small and I was flashing my back and bra to everyone! :eek:

I'm a bit hungover today.. :o ... Marc and I were indulging in a bit of port last night while I gave myself a footspa, pedicure and manicure and I had a bit too much I think! I'm spewing cos my nail varnish got smudged when I went to bed! :lol: Still looks pretty though... nice soft pink/lilac colour to match my new clothes! I'm feeling quite beautiful and feminine today..... (*batting my eyelids and grinning* hee hee)

Anyway, I'm feeling really good physically, and am hoping to get my swim in tonight - couldn't go last night, but that's another story!

Well, I lost a whopping 0.3 kilos! :lol: That's about .66 pounds, which is the same loss I had about 4 weeks ago! LOL I know it's more, but won't see it till next week. Feels good though! But I have to lose what I gained a couple of weeks ago first! :mad:

Taz, glad to hear you'll be able to get out and walk - there's nothing quite like it is there? If I don't get a chance beforehand....


Rose, well done on getting some exercise - might not be much to you, but AT LEAST YOU'VE DONE SOME!!! I hope you don't get sick, that wouldn't help your busy life! I laughed when you asked what a chuppa chup is = you are deprived girl! lol They are round hard lolly balls on the end of a stick in flavours like strawberries and cream, and they're just the right size to sit in your cheek with the stick hanging out = SUCH a good look at reception! LOL

Hope you're all having a nice day.
Lynne :wave:

10-18-2001, 11:56 AM
Thank you Lynn, you are a sweetie. :love:

I'm on my way out to walk right now. I had to go to my moms this morning and help her do some thing so it threw my schedule off. I plan to do 4-5 miles today as it is pretty warm outside for a change. i'll still keep pretty warm thoguh. I would hate to catch a chill.

I'll check in a little later on. Have a good day all.

10-19-2001, 09:05 AM
Good morning all,


I'm going to walk this morning and then my kids are coming over to take me out. I don't know where but I know I will love it. I just stopped in to say Hi. got to get going .

See you guys tomorrow!

10-19-2001, 01:44 PM

I hope you enjoy your special day!



10-19-2001, 07:07 PM
Hi All:wave:!

TAZ-HAPPY BIRTHDAY:). I hope you have a great day!

Lynne-thanks so much for the words of encouragement:D! I need all the help I can get. I did manage a few minutes on the Orbitrek last night. So it was something:)! How is your dress? I bet you look great! How exciting.

Well I hope to get some exercise in tonight but with my son's football game at 7 I doubt if I will have much time so I'll aim for 15 minutes and then really do a workout tomorrow. Thanks everyone for being here and giving such good support:D! See you all tomorrow!

10-20-2001, 10:44 AM
Hello all,

Thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes, you guys are marvalous.

Lynne: I really wish I wasn't so afraid to swim now. you make it sound so soothing and calming. you seem to enjoy it so much. I do get into the H20 for H20 aerobis 3 times a week for an hour, but I just can't bring myself to swim and I used to swim all the time when I was a teenager. I have no clue where this fear comes from now. I'm glad you get to enjoy it though.

Rose: I'm glad to see you back in the game. CONGRADS!!!! you got on your Orbitrex and did your workout. You may have to take it slow and not be able to do as much as you would like at first but as you get back to your old routine you'll increase you time and speed. We'll have to run to keep up wuth you after that.
I hope your son won his game. What is the name of the team he plays on and is this colledge ball?

WE'll I'm going to get moving, I still need to go out and walk before my delivery arrives. it is warm and sunny outside today so I'm going to take advantage of it.

Talk to you guys later..............HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!!!

10-20-2001, 03:45 PM
How we doing??????
Sorry I've been gone so long. I have been very busy with my mom and shopping for my aunt in ALASKA. Plus I hurt my back a little over 3-4 days ago. I've been feeling a little sick lately.
I got three days of excercise last week and three this week, despite feeling ick.
I got these new excercise tapes by MINNA....
One is Yoga and Pilates.
The other is a strength fat burning one. Man can really feel those thighs and butt working.
I need to sit down and figure out my routine this weekend...so I can fit all of this in...hehe. I still want to do my weightlifting three times a week and aerobics three times a week. I need to wait til my back feels better.
I took these pictures like in June of myself...I really do see a difference, that is so motivating :)

Rose: Hey girl, how ya doing? What is the ORBITRECK???? I think every little excercise does help!!! Whatever you can do! Still doing TAEBO??? You can do it! As little as three days per week really HELPS....Hope all is well with ya!

Taz: You sound like your doing great! I want to wish you a HAPPY Happy BIrthday! I think your doing so good with your walking!!!! 4-5 miles is just AMAZInG! WOOOHOOO, YOU GO GIRL!!!!! Keep burning those CALORIES!!!!

LYNNE: Hey girl, I'm so excited to hear about your dress! It sounds like your doing so good!!!! The swimming sounds like so much fun. I'm so Proud your doing so well...WOOOHOO lynne. Your just going to look AWESOME in your dress. Keep up the good work, IT WILL ALL PAY OFF!!!!! The spa sounds like a little piece of heaven.



10-21-2001, 09:46 AM
Good morning all,

Shasta: Sorry to hear about your back pain and you are feeling a bit under the weather too. YUK for real. I hope you get better real soon and be totally back in the pink. It is fabulous that you were still able to do any form of exercise when you weren't feeling good. I am such a baby about that. When I'm not well I stay in bed and whin a lot.

Alright, you would think I would be walking on a brand new treadmill by now wouldn't you. NOT!!!! When it was delivered yesterday the control panel was broken on it and it had to be taken back to Sears. Now I'm told that the earliest they can deliver my treadmill is Wed. I am outraged to say the least.I want my new toy!!!!!!!

Well, I need to get out and walk now before it starts to rain again. We are getting more rain too today. Can I get a break or what? :lol:

Have a good day everyone.

10-22-2001, 12:01 PM
Hi Everyone:wave:!

Well here it is Friday already:dizzy:! I can't believe how fast the weekends go. I managed to do my Orbitrek twice over the weekend but only for fifteen minutes each time. It just wore me out. I think I'm going to go back to the spark program which is 10 minutes of exercise three times a day spread throughout the day. Just until I get back into the swing of things. This weekend will be super busy for me with my son's homecoming game and dance so I won't get a whole lot done over the weekend. So that means I need get moving during the week.

Taz-what a bummer about your treadmill:(! I would be pretty angry myself:mad:! I hope they get it to you at least by Weds. But it's good that you didn't get stuck with a broken one and then have to have them come back to get it and bring you a new one. Good job on keeping up with the exercise:D!

Shasta-Alaska sounds great:)! That's one place I would love to visit. I'm glad to see you're back. An Orbitrek is an elliptical machine but much smaller then the ones in the gym and much less expensive. It is really a workout. I sure can feel it in my legs and butt when I do it. Now it's just a matter of doing it! I hope you'll be able to post more now that you're back. We missed you:D!

Lynne-How's the dress? I bet it's gorgeous. Post when you can. I know how busy you must be.

Okay everyone. I'm going to make a commitment to exercise tonight. I need to keep moving. Thanks for all of your support. I really need it.:)

10-22-2001, 09:59 PM
Hi guys!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, it's been rather busy around here lately, and I don't think it's going to get much better until we get back from New Zealand! :dizzy:

I had an amazing week last week, and one of the things most significant was that I had a major psychological breakthrough with myself over the whole self-esteem, weight loss drama. I finally accepted that gaining weight was not my fault, that I'm not to be blamed for having a low metabolism and not being able to lead the same lifestyle as a lot of others. I don't have to feel guilty and beat myself up because I have more love handles than others. Basically, I learnt to accept that I am a great person, the weight issue is irrelevant to that, and being overweight is just something I have to accept as the way my body works. Accepting that if I lead a certain way of life, I'll always be overweight, or I can change it by changing my way of life, but either way I'm still Lynne. Does that make sense? It was quite a breakthrough. Because now if I have a "bad" day, it just means it will take longer to get where I want to be, rather than feeling like a failure and ending up in that vicious cycle again! :D

Taz, where did you ending up going for your birthday? Sounds like you had a great day - my birthday's this Thursday, but I'm so busy at the moment that it's almost tempting to forget about it altogether! Sorry to hear the hassles with your machine = you and Rose aren't doing well are you? :( Hey that was nice of Vivica, whoever they are! :)

Rose, glad to see you're getting back into it. I confess I haven't exercised all week, and am I feeling it or what! As usual, other things come up! :mad: However, I got quite a bit of cleaning done, so that's something!

Shasta, you are amazing girl! :D So much enthusiasm and energy, can you pass some my way?? :lol: Glad to see you're still around and sorry to hear you hurt your back. I've always got hassles with mine, so I can fully sympathise! Hope you feel better soon. Be careful not to strain it with all those tapes! :eek:

I've got a description of the dress, and I'll post it in a sec...

Lynne :wave:

10-22-2001, 10:03 PM
Okay, here goes about the dress etc -

Firstly, got the dress, fit really well. It's really beautiful. It's in a duchess satin in ivory, and has slightly off the shoulder straps that are about 2cm wide (so no sleeves - brave me!), and a heart shaped neckline that's quite low. The bodice is whale-boned, so it's very very fitting, and a bit like a corset, with the bottom of the top sitting just over the hips. The skirt is separate, and is full with a netted petticoat underneath. The fabric, being a duchess satin, is quite thick and heavy, and really yummy. It has embroidery in the top and around the bottom of the skirt in two tones of champagne and pale apricot in little flowers. The skirt has a train at the back, but not really long, just enough to be able to pick up and hold in my hand later. It only needs slight adjustments, so I have to go and get my first fitting next week!! Woo hoo!
The veil is gorgeous - it's two layers in a rounded design with ivory piping on the edges. It will sit at the back of the head, and falls down to about fingertip level.

The great thing is that I was told I needed my shoes and lingerie before the next fitting, and I've had quite a hassle trying to find the shoes I want. I popped into a shop that mum had been to, and found just the right pair! And then I decided to pop into a lingerie shop that had been recommended by the bridal place, and found just the right stuff! Amazing! So I was chuffed by the time I got home and just HAD to show Marc (who promptly claimed pre-wedding rights! hee hee) I felt really beautiful and FINALLY very excited about wearing it all - it's all finally coming together. I'm not nervous, just can't wait to see it all happen, and then go off on the holiday. The only thing that continues to stress me is money, as we are really struggling to come up with the holiday savings on top of everything else, but we're crossing our fingers and hoping like heck!!!
(I know on the day I'll be a nervous wreck and cry a lot, but for now I'm fine! lol )

Gotta go, thanks again for all your well wishes!
Lynne :wave:

10-23-2001, 12:03 PM
Hi TAZ, ROSE, Lynne:
hey girls!
how's you?? I hope GREAT!!!!!
Thank you for all the get wells!!! I surely needed them.
So today I found my new motivation!!!!!
I got back on my diet after being off for a couple days but I'm not going to feel guilty about it...:) I'll just jump right back on the bandwagon and get to burning MORE BUTTER!!!!!
Time to get back to the basics. I decided to stay with rowing, weights and denise for another few months :) I think I got too excited about doing more and jumped ahead of myself, so I hurt my back, but will take it back to basics til I'm stronger. I just have to give myself time to see results, I'm so impatient some days!!!!
Consistency is what is going to really help me trim down!!!!
I'm back and feeling much BETTER!!!!
This week I want to get back to 5 days a week of excercising!!!!
A new day and NEW WEEK!!!!

Lynne: Your dress sounds so gorgeous!!!! Fit for a princess!!!! I'm sure you look absolutely wonderful. I'm so happy everything is coming together for you!!!!!! woohoo!!! I'm so glad you had a breakthru with your self-esteem....that must be such an awesome feeling!!!!You stay strong girl!!!!!! I'm so proud of you!!!!

Rose: Hey girl, how's you???? Your Orbritrek sounds GREAT! I really should look into one of those. I'm so happy you got some time on it over weekend!!!!! I think even as little as 20 minutes three times a week is a great start, I can imagine how busy you are...whewww. I'm sure you burn a ton..running all over!!!! I'm so glad your getting your excercise in though, that's the important thing!!!! GOOD JOB rose, finding time!!!!

TAZ: So sorry to hear about your treadmill, AGH!!!! POOR THING, well hopefully you get it wednesday!!!! How is the walking going!!!! I think your doing great with your walking!!!!!! GOOD JOB!!!! My back is loads better...wheww now I can really burn some butter! Hope you have fun with your new toy!!!! looking forward on hearing about it!!!!!! BURN THAT BUTTER GIRL!!!!

Have a smashing evening/day gals.


10-23-2001, 03:01 PM
Hi everybody:wave:!

Well here I am. Managed to do a little exercise last night on the Orbitrek but just 10 minutes. I guess that's better then nothing right?

Shasta-You're just a ball of energy aren't you:D! You really get me fired up. I'm glad your back is better. Mine was stiff last night and I noticed it while I was doing dishes how tight it felt so I did some of my stretching exercises and it helped. Back pain sure does suck. I'm glad yours is better. Good job with the exercise.

Lynne-I so agree with your revealation:D! That's exactly how I feel. And that's the important thing How You Feel! Your dress sounds so beautiful. I wish I could see a picture of it. Hey maybe you can share your wedding pics with us, hint, hint:)! I can understand you being nervous. I would be too but what a wonderful day it will be!

Taz-How's it going? Well you should have your treadmill by tomorrow. I'm anxious for you to get it:)! I agree that you are doing great with your routine. Walking is such good exercise. I bet you're going to love your treadmill. Keep us posted:D!

Okay I need to get back to work. I'll check in with you all later. Keep moving!

10-23-2001, 10:16 PM
Hi all!

I had quite a good day yesterday. My approach is different now. I can tell that itís no longer a battle of wills between my ďweakĒ side and ďstrongĒ side, but just me being determined to get the body I want as and when I can. It doesnít mean Iím slacking off, but just that I know that itís totally up to me how I do this. Sounds silly, because that's what I was thinking before, but now I really believe it. Because I've finally accepted my body for what it is, rather than myth, bias, criticism, etc, I no longer have to fight it. I've said, well this is what I've got, I can't change that, but I CAN change how I live to improve myself. ie. for the rest of my life I will always gain weight quicker than others, so I either just let it be, be overweight, and accept it because I'm beautiful anyway, or accept that if I want to be slim I have to consciously take steps to keep myself that way. Again, I don't know if I'm making sense, but to me, it's all so clear, and..... easy, if I can say that. The pressure's off. I can now lose weight in my own time, knowing that at every step of the way I am still a great person, and me being slim has got NOTHING to do with anyone or anything except what I want.

Anyway, enough of that or you'll kick me out! :lol:

I STILL haven't exercised = last night I was going to go to the gym when Marc got home, but he didn't finish work till late, so missed out again! And I was too tired by then to do my aerobics! grrrr! Try again today! *sigh* I can't wait till this is all over and I can get back to having my own time again!

Shasta, you use more !!!! than I do! :lol: It's great, you've got such motivation and energy in your posts, it's great to read! Glad to hear that you're back on track and feeling better. You're doing enough already, I don't know where you get the time or energy to do anymore, you're amazing! :D

Hey Rose, don't you worry about those pics - you'll be inundated with them! hee hee What I'll do is get a whole pile scanned into the puter and then email them to you all, but that won't happen till after christmas, so you're just gonna have to wait! :D Good on ya for getting on your machine, you set a good example, like you say 10 minutes is better than nothing - I think I need to take a leaf out of your book too!

Talk to you all tomorrow, and thanks again for letting me ramble!
Lynne :wave:

10-24-2001, 12:14 PM
Hey Everyone let's go to thread #37:D! We're on page two and it always loads slower so what do you say?