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Old 01-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #16  
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Happy New Year!

I decided to take up running again, it's the easiest way to jiggle off the layer of fat around my middle and tone up the rest of my body.
I ran 5 km this morning, felt good actually, took me 30-35 min and I walked some of it. Luckily one of my dogs likes to pull me along

Toning is my motto for the year, that should help keep me from bubbling over the top of my jeans.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:55 PM   #17  
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I loved having my kids home the past two weeks but I'm looking forward to them going back to school and getting back to my routine. One in which I eat better and exercise more. Today's eating was not terrible but not great either, tomorrow will hopefully be better.

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #18  
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I agree with Amy. There's much to be said for normal routine
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Hiya Feathers! Sorry I've been AWOL - I've had a far worse relapse with video games than I have with the food and exercise, but that ends when I go to bed tonight (eyes bleeding, carpal tunnel, the works!).

2010 - I have a major swim meet to prepare for, so that's the first half of the year. From there, I'm going after these single-digit remaining pounds, and I am going to build some functional upper body strength. Other than that, flexibility and working on the procrastination that has dogged me for 42 years. It's all good.
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Dear husband put the weight bench in the livingroom for me!!! And no we don't really have room for that. However .... legs and the elliptical tonight. That feels awesome!
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:21 AM   #21  
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Didn't get formal exercise today like I was planning, but food was MUCH better, so it's coming along....
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:38 AM   #22  
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Well, I am starting the year nearly 4 lbs more than last year this time, so that was disturbing information. I got as low as 139 (more than 11 lbs less than I am now) last year but apparently let things slide.
Oh I know so much how that feels. If it makes you feel better I was 138 this time last year and last Monday morning I was 161 which is only 2 lbs off when I stopped smoking 6 years ago. Not good.

I couldn't wait for New Year so I started back on Monday and am so glad that I have. I feel much better already. I constantly wonder why it is that if eating well and exercising makes you feel so good, why do so many of us slip and then stop as often as we do?
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:51 AM   #23  
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Hi Doughnut! Nice to see you.

I don't know either. 161 was my kicker this year too. But I just don't know why I let that happen.
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Hey ladies! Happy new years! I hope all is going well. the last few days have been pretty good. I am staying within my calorie range pretty well.

I hope you all had a fun new years eve!

I started work again yesterday, very hard to drag myself in! BUt i managed. I still haven't weighed myself. this morning i even got out the scale, but i didn't! I guess i am feeling good right now, and don't want to be disappointed if i went up.

Hope all is well!
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Hi feathers!

So far, so good! I'm really motivated to lose the last 5-7 lbs. I even passed up champagne on NYE which is a first for me. I can fit into my skinny jeans but have the dreaded muffin top -- it's driving me crazy LOL! I've been doing lots of abs work and pilates to try and firm up my waistline but I really need to just drop some more weight.
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Old 01-03-2010, 01:12 PM   #26  
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I constantly wonder why it is that if eating well and exercising makes you feel so good, why do so many of us slip and then stop as often as we do?
I wonder the same myself ... I guess outwardly I hope I can eat as a "never overweight" person, but we're just not. We have to be aware and consistent of our exercise and especially food intake... It just sucks to be us ...

Still at 158 this morning, same as I was last year at this time...

I saw some pics of myself at my brother's place on NY day and hated what I saw, DD felt the same about her pics too... I guess she inherited my genes, lucky her, NOT!! Oh, well, onward and downward we go this year.

Just back from the gym, I had a very good workout. This afternoon I hope to make out to run. There is so much snow that we'll have to run in the streets. I'm thinking that we'll just zig-zag the neighbourhood...
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yesterday was not a good day. 4 days of insomnia leads to binging. I know this but have yet to conquer it.

Ran a 10K race this morning. Trying to be upbeat about being a full minute per mile slower than a year ago.
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hi everybody!
just a quick check in...i've had a couple of terrible eating days and only slept a couple hours last night...don't know why, was super stressed and anxious...not a recipe for good eating...
BUT tomorrow i start school, excercise and diet(i'm usually much better at something regimented). i'm a little worried that when i weigh in tomorrow i'll be higher than my starting weight but am determined not to let it get me down if that's the case. i also started off this year heavier than last like some of you, but tomorrow everything changes!
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last night i was in the fist social situation where everyone was drinking beer but me, and i stuck to diet coke! go me! I am very proud of myself!

It is nice to finally have the holidays behind me. I feel really good and optimistic about this year and my weight loss!
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OK - I am back also. It's my wedding year this year (end of July) and I have till the end of May to get down to the weight I need to be for my fittings.

I don't see it as a problem - I have to lose 14 lbs and I have 21 weeks to do it, so it's 2/3 pound a week.

I am actually 10 lb heavier than this time last year - I let it go over the autumn - before we went to Spain in August I was 129 - when we got back I was 144!! I lost a bit but put it back on again. Currently 147.

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