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Old 04-29-2013, 08:39 AM   #361  
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Attachment 44516 another view with my gsd- jackson, he just got back feom playing in the creek.

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Well its a rainy monday morning so plans are to start getting things caught up in the house over next couple rainy days. Thought id show yall 1 of the projects ive been working on (not sure why the 2nd pic went sideways lol sorry). Its a wooded part of my property that i wanted to make into a park setting and still keep it critter friendly. Ive got some underbrush i still need to cut out and some fallen timber to clear but thats simply to control mosquitos and ticks. The alleyway i cleared is aroynd 1 side and the top of my driveway around the other so its like an island. Ill get pix of the entire area later in the week once its complete for yall to see.
Sinderelly- i am a very independant woman myself because of my childhood and early adult life since only person ive been able to turn to is myself. I to have trust issues so am not very open with people around me which i think a big reason for my attachment to this website.
Munchey- ive tried for years to get him to stop drinking! He has come to realize he is an alcoholic finally but all that did was make him see that the alcohol will be what kills him. His theory is he works every day so its not a big deal. So needless to say he does his thing and the kids and i do ours and every now and then the 2 cross paths to interact.
Sparks- thanx, hey you have to take the bad with the good and we all have both so just enjoy the journey lol.

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #363  
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Candace- *hugs* I think finding the root cause takes some time and self exploration.. it is definitely not an easy answer or an easy fix.. For myself to find the root cause of my being overweight.. I had to look at my life and see where it began..and what makes me want to eat.. those were the places I had to start to change my inner self and self worth. With my weight loss.. I started by putting motivational quotes all over my walls/mirrors/desk/car to remind myself I AM worth being healthy.. and that kind of helped me start, and then I looked back at my past to see what made me feel this way.
Thank you so much for the message and advice...I realize that I am hyper when it comes to these kinds of things cos I want to do them right so badly and then I get frantic with questions...oh goodness...but I realize there is no right or wrong...just what works for each person.

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Oh my freakin goodness!! I didnt realize I was overwhelming myself with worrying so much about the root cause that I just went over board....I tend to do such things.

And you are So right...people do these things. they talk about other people...its what people do to make them selves feel better or what ever the case may be. and I read somewhere "what other people say or think about you is non of your business" That is a good saying...It just means you do not have to worry about their petty thoughts about who or what they think you are.

Ok....assignment accepted

This week I will also put more effort into getting my bottom in the gym and sweating.

Thank you for the awesome thread!
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I just ordered a polar ft7 does anybody else use one?
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My motivation this week? This picture! I can't believe how much different my face looks! The one on the right is this morning (at like 5:30 before work >_<) and the other one was at my heaviest.
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Looking great sinderelly!!!!
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WOW!! That is amazing!!!

Gives me motivation!!!
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I would like to share this link that I found on Twitter last night.

Im not much of areader, but when I saw it I read the whole thing as I felt it related to yesterdays conversation with Munchey

I also feel like I can relate to this post, cos when I get anxious or bored I tend to grab to things that make me feel better...that being food!!

I hope you enjoy the link:

http://thedailylove.com/the-real-rea...t-lose-weight/
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HEY CAMPERS!
I'm having some Internet problems, so didn't get any posting in yesterday.

Ross brings up an interesting subject, monitoring devices. What is everyone using?

I need to have a talk with myself and follow my own advice, lol. I started peaking at the scale on several days (other than weigh-in day). I've got to stop that - it only serves to frustrate me. I discovered that early in the morning, before I eat or drink anything substantial, I can step on the scale twice within 30-60 minutes and see a pound difference. I've reinforced the best logic for me - only weight once a week.

One thing I have reminded myself of by weighing too much is that my weight fluctuates day to day (and within a given day). It goes up and down a pound or two and then on one magic day, I own the loss of a pound or two and hit a new low.


SINDERELLY:
Looking good!


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I looked up the Polar FT7 online - interesting. If you buy one, let us know how it works for you. I've used a Fitbit (that has been misbehaving) and a Nike fuel bracelet. I bought a Body Media arm band, but haven't used it much. I don't like the feeling of it strapped to my arm. When I first tried it, I was working and didn't want to fuss with it at work (or wardrobe issues). I just looked at it in a drawer a few days ago and I will give it another try and wear it at home and for trips to the park.

Another reason for me to wear the Body Media is that it has 2 metal pieces on it that you need to touch your skin. It will be a good test for me to wear it for an extended period to test my metal allergy. Earrings that aren't surgical steel or gold bother my ears (generally those with nickel in them). Since I'm going to need knee replacements in the future, probably a good idea to test the nickel allergy issue as best possible. There are different thoughts on issue of joint replacement devices, but some folks who have metal allergies have problems with the metal devices (alternative would be to use a ceramic joint, that is less durable.


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Thanks for sharing the blog link. I certainly identify with it. Anxiety is my root cause - I think I was born anxious, lol. The advice is spot on. We don't necessarily need the exact root cause to manage why we overeat. We do, however, need to tame/manage what is causing us to overeat. (Find the food alternative to our "food drug")


DANGEROUS:
I wish I could bottle your energy! The "campsite" is awesome!

Good for you for working around an alcoholic husband. I hope he is a happy drinker and not an abusive one.

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Hello ladies-
Sinderelly- wow can definitely see the difference and look younger to boot! An awesome motivation!
Munchey- he gets mouthy and condiscending at times, mainly very self centered and thinks everything is/should be about him... NOT! but anyway it is what it is, the kids and i love our home dearly and choose to just deal with him and not have to move since he wont leave, hes like an annoying roommate for the most part lol.
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Munchey - I don't use a monitoring device, but I did use the bodybugg for a while and liked it. But that was when I had a lot of 'me' time to upload and log my food, etc.

Sinderelly Wow, you look like you have lost years off your age too! Wonderful inspiration, thanks for sharing!



Since it is the last day of the month, I wanted to put some goals out there for May. Today I weighed in at 250, and I really hope that tomorrow I will weigh in at 249, so I'm assuming that on these goals.

Total Weight Loss Goal for May - 16 Pounds
Goal Weight for May - 233
Exercise Goal - Complete the bike to work challenge (bike 2 work 2 days/wk) and go to the gym on weedays when I don't bike to work.
Nutrition Goal - Count Calories, even if I'm afraid that they will be high.
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Sorry fone wigged out...
Where was i hmm Oh yes...
my "device" is my fone and an app called Noom Weightloss Coach. It helps me count calories, choose better calorie options, set my own goals as well as they set daily goals for you, it has its own pedometer, excersize tracker w/calories burned which automatically adjusts your calories thru out the day according to your activities/workouts and steps. I love it!
Yesterday was a wash for me as i seem to have or be coming down with someghing that has my stomach in knots and causing me to have dizzy spells and passing out. It has happened today as well but im not feeling quite as bad as yesterday so im slowly but surely getting things done around here. Laundry is in the process of being done as well as the dishes, ive managed to have a meeting with ms. clairol and we have gotten rid of my gray hair... for now anyway. Got new spring hinges put in my bedroom door so that it will close automatically as i removed the door on our master bathroom when the remodeling of it was done anddwcided i didnt want to put it back up since its my "private" bathroom theres no need for anyone to be in either room which always seems to be where everyone ends up so this should change their minds lol.
I love DIY projects around the house it keeps me busy and ive always got new idwas running thru my head lol. The dh once told me he was going to go under the house and bolt all the furniture to the floor so id stop rearranging it (which i do every 3-4 months so i can do my "deep" cleanings). Thats my OCD which the prozac also helps with lol. Im just a jumbled up mess!
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Since it is the last day of the month, I wanted to put some goals out there for May. Today I weighed in at 250, and I really hope that tomorrow I will weigh in at 249, so I'm assuming that on these goals.

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Total Weight Loss Goal for May [/B]- 16 Pounds
Goal Weight for May - 233
Exercise Goal - Complete the bike to work challenge (bike 2 work 2 days/wk) and go to the gym on weedays when I don't bike to work.
Nutrition Goal - Count Calories, even if I'm afraid that they will be high.


100Mother:
Good luck with your May goals! I'd love to lose 15 pounds in May and start off June in one-der-land. I don't think I could get more than one week with a 3-pound loss. I'm rooting for you!

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Here is the majority of the info from the Dr. Oz show on Monday about getting rid of belly fat
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7 Belly Blasters That Really Work!

Dr. Oz has the secret weapons to flatten your bloated belly. Using science to fight fat, heís identified 7 belly blasters to tighten your core. See how to shrink your stomach and feel sexy and confident in no time!
The firm, flat, sexy stomach of your dreams isnít that far out of reach Ė Dr. Oz has the secrets to fight your belly bulge. Heís identified scientific strategies to shrink your bodyís fat cells, tighten your core, kill your hunger, detoxify your digestive tract and more. These fast, simple belly blasters will help you look and feel better. Learn these effective tips and kiss your bloated belly goodbye!

1. Rev Your Metabolism with Hot Pepper Jelly
The first step to blasting belly fat is to rev your metabolism. Ignite your bodyís fat-burning engines by eating hot pepper jelly. This condiment is packed with capsaicin, a chemical that puts the kick in peppers and speeds metabolism up to 20% for 30 minutes after you eat it. Take advantage of these benefits early in the day by having 2 tablespoons of hot pepper jelly every morning. Spread it on a whole wheat English muffin or eggs. It costs around $5 and you can find it at most supermarkets and online.

2. Shrink Your Fat Cells with Catechin and CLA
The fat around your belly that covers your organs is called the omentum; itís the most dangerous type of fat because it raises inflammation in your entire body. The fat cells that comprise the omentum donít multiply as you introduce more fat to the body, instead they expand and get larger. You can combat their growth and shrink your belly by draining the fat out of these cells. Catechin and CLA work together to trigger this process.
CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid. Itís been shown to reduce fat and increase lean body mass. CLA works by facilitating the process by which your cells release fat. Additionally, catechins help your body burn off fat. Studies have shown that these antioxidants incite fat breakdown. Working together, these chemicals make it easy for your body to blast fat from your core.
You can get catechins from green tea. For maximum benefit, drink 2 cups every morning. Let the tea steep for 20 minutes and drink it warm. You can add natural sweetener to the drink if you dislike the bitter taste. CLA is found in supplement form. Take 3,400 mg daily.

3. Kill Your Hunger with Acacia Powder
This belly blaster is like a diet pill without the chemicals! The powder comes from the bark of the acacia tree and is a shakable fiber. Sprinkle it on your meals and it will fill you up so you eat less. Make sure to drink a big glass of water with your meal.

4. Use Pickles to Detox Your Digestive Track
You have many different types of bacteria in your gut. While some kinds are good and aid with digestion, there are also bad types that can build up in your digestive track. The amount of both good and bad bacteria depends on what you eat. The wrong types of food can allow bad bacteria overgrowth in the colon, which makes the lining of your gut leaky and inflamed. This causes bloating and expands your waistline. New research shows that bad bacteria can increase belly fat as well.
Fight bad bacteria by snaking on pickles. This food is packed with probiotics, which helps to prevent harmful build-up and reduces inflammation in your gut. Make sure you choose a low-sodium option. If youíre not a pickle person, you can get the same benefits from sauerkraut, kimchi or any fermented food.
5. Drink Red Wine to Reduce Stress
One of your bodyís responses to stress is to store extra calories, especially in your belly. Reduce the stress hormone cortisol by having 4 ounces of red wine daily. Research shows a glass at the end of the day can lower your stress levels by helping you unwind. Plus, itís packed with antioxidants that reduce inflammation.

6. Eat Wet Foods to Flatten Your Belly
When youíre dehydrated, you hold onto water in the wrong places, which can make you look and feel bloated. Foods that are wet are full of water to flush out your system and fight inflammation. Wet foods have two main characteristics -- a water content of 70% or higher and 5 grams of fiber or more per serving. Theyíre usually whole foods with low salt content. Since most food labels donít display water content, identify wet foods by seeing if they fit into either of these two criteria:
1. Wet fruits and vegetables should juice if you bite or cut into them. For instance, banana and avocado are not wet foods.

2. If the food swells or requires water or liquid to be prepared, it can be considered a wet food. For example, you need water to prepare dry beans and oats and chia seeds swell when wet.
Use the meal plan below to incorporate wet foods into your diet to fight bloat:

Breakfast
Pair your hot pepper jelly breakfast with belly-blasting water. Start with a pitcher of water and add in lime, watermelon, mint and blackberries. You can continue to sip on this drink all day long.

Lunch
Beans are very hydrating. Try a wet bean burrito made with pinto beans, shredded cabbage, salsa and guacamole in large lettuce leaves.

Snacks
Swap out dry munchies for a snack bag that will beat the bloat! Try chopped jicama, celery, clementines and cashews. Add a dash of cayenne pepper for extra belly-blasting kick. Toss the mix in a bag and you can take these bloat-fighting benefits with you to munch all day long.

Dinner
Wet foods arenít just fruits and vegetables! During dinner, blast your belly bloat with a turkey burger made with chia seeds and have a side fattoush salad. Enjoy an orange for dessert.

7. Get a 6-Pack with the Foolproof Belly-Blaster Workout
You can do crunches until youíre blue in the face and still not see the results you want. The only way to truly tighten your core is to combine those efforts with cardio. The Biggest Loserís Brett Hoebel has designed a workout to get your heart rate up fast and work your abs from all angles.:Address for the full ab-blasting workout. http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/bell...rk?video=18929


HERE IS THE SHOW LINK IF YOU WANT TO CHECK IT OUT:
http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/belly-blasters-work
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I took a night off from exercise.. I am just sooo exhausted. I've worked out every day for a little over a week, so I am going to lay on the couch tonight and be tired. lol I rented a movie that I think I will finally watch now that the kids are unhappily in bed.

I weigh myself daily..every morning.. and every morning I see the same number- 218.. I am hoping to see a lower number in the near future.. ugh.
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