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Old 09-17-2003, 12:48 AM   #16  
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Wow, Redballoon! Keep going on the no eating after 6:00pm, if you can. The more the better, right? Make it a habit and it will become easier and easier.

I walked 1 hour again today. My eating was ok, not perfect. My mom invited me, hubby and kids over for lasagna for my uncles 60th birthday party. Of course there is chips, a nice big meal, and cake and homemade ice cream. I can't hurt anyone's feelings so I ate a little of everything. Well, almost everything. I was given a cupful of ice cream and I know I ate too much of it. I just kept shoveling it in without even thinking, listening to my mom, aunts, and grandma's stories. What a hoot! But I had a good time, and I'm not dieting. This is a life change and I'm not about to deny myself things that I enjoy. I have to find a way to live my life with food, and figure out how to eat in moderation. I did better today than I have in the past, and I am exercising everyday. This will work, I did not mess anything up. Tomorrow is day 4. I will never again start all over with day 1. I will do the best I can for the rest of my life to create a happy balance of food/exercise/and a normal lifestyle I can live with, without deprevation and sacrifice. I have a lot of confidence in me now. I can do this.

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Old 09-17-2003, 08:55 AM   #17  
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Well done redballoon!!! Awesome!! I now have 3 days of yoga under me and i will do my pilates later today. And yes, its amazing what a little quality alone time can do for the soul... i feel soooo good... and i love to wake up like this. Congrats to everyone else for making their goals... and even if u slip.. just get right back in the game!! Take care of U ladies!!!

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Old 09-17-2003, 09:00 AM   #18  
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WELL SAID HEIDI!!! BRAVO!!! I just love your attitudea nd your enthusiasm... U GO GIRL!! and u r sooo right... one day at a time... I just LOVE the no more starting over at day one!! I am going to adopt that as my motto as well.. if thats alright with u... it just rings so ture! Have a FABULICIOUS day all!!

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Great job Sandybrat!!!! I did not make my goals yesterday..got diverted with a bag of Doritos..But I am taking full responsibility and am on track today. My relationship with Frito lay is officially over.
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Old 09-18-2003, 08:19 AM   #20  
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Well, sorry not to have posting so often but I've been really busy! Glad to see some of you here and keeping with your goals for the week. Come on! It's just one week at a time. You can do this! Of course, I think my goals were some of the least ambitious among us though. . ..

Well, I'm doing it tonight. I'm knocking this baby down. I've got another half hour before I'm hitting the sack and this is my third night with NO food (or drink) after 6 p.m. I planned it. I ate something before six and even took a thermos bottle with something to a parttime job I have after another job so I wouldn't feel like I had to scour the convenience store for something or become ravenous and light-headed. I did it the night before but I don't think that's a good thing. Last night eating after 6 felt like such a treat. I was full of energy too today. There are only three more days in this week (I'm 13 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast) so I figured I should get it done with when I could. Hurrah for me!

doIlookfat? Thanks so much for the encouragement and compliment. Yes, I do want to make this a habit. I've realized I have to make lifestyle changes as that's what is keeping these last pounds on me. I set my aim rather low this week just so I figured I could do it and then feed off the high it gave me. But I am going to keep doing this and even if it's not part of the week's goals I may just throw in some no food after 6 nights for good measure!

I like your thinking with the life changes. You didn't beat yourself up over eating at your mother's and probably because of that you didn't go way way overboard with the eating either. for you! You're doing it!

Sandybrat, congrats on getting your yoga sessions in! Have you done your pilates yet? I must try that too. I have books and even some videos but just could never get into it. I think I should just learn one exercise at a time and do them at the gym until it too becomes a habit. I'm most interested in keeping my core muscles (around the spinal cord) strong (because I ride dressage). Any suggestions on the best exercise for that?

jackieO, How are you doing? Diverted by Doritos! Yes, I know how that can be. I stay far away from anything of the sort. I could just vacuum up mega amounts like you wouldn't believe. I just know never, ever to get started!

OK, everyone, please keep checking in. Our thread was getting low on the page! How are you all doing? Cerise? jelynn? Give us a shout!

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Red... u should give pilates a try them... it specificly(can t spell) targets the area from your shoulders to your hips... they call it the box... your working on keeping that area in control as you do the exersices... i find that after the first session you can feel it working... it strenghthens your abs and lower back areas.
I love the frito lay quote... hahahah!! I was laughing out loud and my kidlets asked me what was so funny... lol
AS for my goals... i did not do my pilates yesterday... i instead decided to clean out the garage... and redo a dresser. so i cleand and rearranged the garage then sanded and washed and painted the dresser. By the time the guy go there to pick up the stuff from the garage and i loaded it up with him i was pooped. I some how managed to stay awake til 10pm waiting for dh to get home from work so i could at least say hello and i love u b4 bed.
I am still sore from all the moving and lifting. I will do my yoga later today... i even slept in today... not 6 am but 7:30... got going late... oooppss!!
so i will get the yoga goal in but not the pilates... i am too sore to do it today and tomorrow i am leaving for Green Bay for a wedding so i will be gone til sunday. I wont even bother to bring the tapes with me... as i know i wont make the time to do it.
that said i do think i still got my exercise in... just not the ones i planned on... hahahahah thats a great rationalization isnt it...!!
Hope you ladies have a wonderful day... take care of u!!

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Hi Redballoon!
I'm in kinda at the end of the week, so I will put my challenge up for the rest of this week and for next week as well.

For the remainder of this week I will walk briskly for no less than 20 minutes everyday. ( I haven't been doing the exercise thing as much as I need to and this will give me a jump start)

Next week I will walk briskly for no less than 20 minutes four days.

Wish me luck!
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Old 09-18-2003, 04:58 PM   #23  
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Just a quick note to say Welcome aboard to friendsforfitness! Thanks for coming over! You'll be great here. You are such a warm, and supportive person and I love hearing from you! Good luck on your challenge!
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Hey Redballoon.... I decided to browse and I'm interested. But I will start on Monday ok. I haven't figured out what it is yet that I want to do beside the water. So I will see you Monday!!

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Ok, I couldn't wait. I want to start doing my AB workouts 3-4x a week. That should be a good way to get me started on excercising more!!

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Old 09-18-2003, 11:46 PM   #26  
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Oh wow, M.N.J., I JUST got finished typing in an explanation on the 21-day thread and then came over here and there you were! Hurrah. OK, if you want to jump in right away, just do it through it Sunday and consider it a trial if you like! Then join the new thread I'll start Monday. (It'll no doubt appear on Sunday in the States because I'm ahead of you all but you start when your day changes for you.)

Allright, glad to see things picking up with more challengers!!
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Old 09-19-2003, 07:50 AM   #27  
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Hello there, I'm home for the night and just getting ready to get to bed but wanted to say Hi to all and ask how are you doing? Friendsforfitness, M.N.J., how did things go today? I've added your names to our list of challengers! Hurrah! Let's do it!

Sandybrat, thanks for the pilates tips. I'll give it a try in the near future. Well, I think you did really well with your week, don't you? Every effort counts in getting us there where we want to be! Have fun at the wedding. I should be in N.Y. next month for a friend's too.

Good night all! Closin' out Friday! What a long day!


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Well, you could say I got my walking in, but not 20 minutes of it. My Van broke down on the interstate last night on the way home from work. So I walked for about 10 minutes before someone was kind enough to stop and give me a ride home. So I guess I am starting over today right? Well I was doing good, I did my warm ups and went out and walked hard, very hard, all out of breath and sweating and everything. I forgot my watch so I just checked the clock when I left the office and when I came back I was sure it was 20 minutes.....NOOOOOO OF COURSE NOT! IT WAS ONLY 10 MINUTES!! I am such a wuss! So I will go out again this evening for 15 minutes when I get home so I can wear my watch and time it, well maybe not, I just remembered we have to do some car juggling with my Mom due to the broken down Van and I don't get off until 6pm. I have to drive 35 minutes to get hubby and then another 40 minutes to get mom's Car, 35 minutes home, then there's dinner...it'll be dark out by the time I get the time to go..UGGGG! Somehow, someway, I will squeeze the time in. I am determined!

Wish me Luck.....
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PS. Redballoon have you heard from your family in Isabelle's path? I too have some family in Richmond Virginia and I heard it was pretty rough, but everyone is ok.I hope your family is ok too.

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friends, thanks for your concern about my family. I called and they seem to be OK but I haven't heard from them directly. Power out in Philly but it looks like the hurricane didn't get near Pgh. Don't know about my friends elsewhere but the family at least seems OK. Thanks again. I'll be writing more later. Rushing here as usual.
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Thumbs up ARRRRRGGGGGGG!!!

No I did not walk, there was just no way for me to fit it in, by the time I finally got home it was after 8pm and I had to go back out at 9:30pm to pick up my daughter from her ROTC event. I will try harder today.

Wish Me Luck,
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PS The good news for yesterday is that my wonderful Mother has loaned me her PURPLE (my favorite color) Mustang to use until I buy a new van!! Now I'm really sporting purple!! tee-hee

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