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Old 02-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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thank you all for you positive thoughts!

I really appreciate it!

keep em coming!

K.9. Thanks, I agree, the small goals helps to stay on track. I broke one of my goals this week...Lowest weight since I had my son...YAHOO!

I'm celebrating with a cheesecake

Just kidding!
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Campy, congrats! I know how fantastic it feels to know your hard work is paying off. I have a tendency to get hella discouraged if I don't feel like I'm getting to whatever goal I have quick enough, but I think it's great that you have more than one goal, and that you're working towards them steadily.

I kind of also love the fact that you posted about this- right around the time I first saw it I was having one of those no-confidence days, and was kind of down on myself. Seriously, your positive attitude about all this (and reading about your goals and progress) made me feel way better, in a kind of "other-people-can-do-it" way, plus just knowing it's not just me that feels a bit low about myself every once in a while. You're awesome! (and I bet you look great!)
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:40 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Also, I find that watching tv when I work out works great as motivation. There's a tv in the gym I use, and since I don't watch tv much otherwise it's kind of a reward at the end of the day to watch tv... plus, a lot of reality shows are focused on people losing weight or working out (Biggest Loser, Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp, Bulging Brides, etc...) which are ridiculous sometimes, but massively motivating. Jillian Michaels has never failed me yet

... also, for some sick reason, the Food Network entertains me during my workout time sometimes. I think it's something about seeing out of shape, unhealthy people eating ridiculously unhealthy food that keeps me on the treadmill. Kind of like inspiration by bad example.

Ooh- and any movies where people have to overcome some kind of obstacle and become insanely baddass. Never Back Down got me through so many workouts, I feel like I should send someone a thank-you letter.
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Old 02-05-2011, 05:46 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Campy, congrats! I know how fantastic it feels to know your hard work is paying off. I have a tendency to get hella discouraged if I don't feel like I'm getting to whatever goal I have quick enough, but I think it's great that you have more than one goal, and that you're working towards them steadily.

I kind of also love the fact that you posted about this- right around the time I first saw it I was having one of those no-confidence days, and was kind of down on myself. Seriously, your positive attitude about all this (and reading about your goals and progress) made me feel way better, in a kind of "other-people-can-do-it" way, plus just knowing it's not just me that feels a bit low about myself every once in a while. You're awesome! (and I bet you look great!)
Thank you!! I have been really down in the dumps about my weight for a long time and I know I can change things around. I have no one to blame but myself if I don't right. I was hoping this thread would help anyone who needs motivating or inspiration. God knows it feels impossible to do anyhting monumental all by yourself, who can you brag to when things go your way?!?!

If you are into inspiratioanl movies you HAVE to HAVE to see "The Fighter" It is very badass in my opinion!

I am getting up at 5:30 in the morning and walking around the neighbourhood while I catch up on KATG. It is my quiet time. It seems to be working.

Thanks for the tips!
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I publish everything. I seperated from the AF in 2006 and stopped smoking in 2009 and put on 40 - 50 pounds on a body that was already 15 pounds overweight. I decided in 2010 to start running and got an App that puts it on my facebook page and let everyone see what I was doing. When I don't exercise I get questions from my friends and family as to why. I also think when I'm running that I need to do better and faster because everyone will see when I'm slacking. On the flip side I get a ton of encouraging comments and likes.

For goals I have signed up to a relay race in June that will have 12 of us running 220 miles in 24 hours. Every month I have a race to run that helps keep me motivated also.

So far I've lost 24 pounds
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I find that ROUTINE helps to keep me on-track, whether that's a specific time of day when I exercise, or prepare meals.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:37 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Hey Camps try the Couch to 5k program, I started it recently and Im pleasantly surprised by the results. The build up in intensity is such that you don't get discouraged and all you really have to do is set aside a schedule during the week to do it and you're set.

Other than that I have read that the human body often confuses hunger with dehydration, so upping ones water intake can drastically improve weight loss success.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:59 PM   #28 (permalink)
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My wife has been on and off weight watchers for a few years and it works great for her (she stops when she's been pregnant). It's good for me too as, though I don't count points, I eat better and try the recipes in all her books. We've done it for so long that it is kind of second nature now and my wife doesn't need to look at her points books at every meal.

It can be hard but I think my wife has succeeded most when she is consistent with the eating and getting some exercise in. Some weeks you may build up some muscle which makes it look like you've not lost as much as you think you should have, but keep going. If you're eating better and exercising but not losing heaps of weight, you're still going to be in a better spot than giving up.

A really good breakfast we found was some low/no fat yoghurt, bananas and frozen mixed berries in the blender. Then eat it, don't just put it in the blender and look at it because it starts to grow fungus after a few weeks and although that makes you puke, bulimia isn't the way.

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:27 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks guys

Here I am, 5:20 a.m. going for a walk in the frigid Canadian north where moe then once this year a woman was killed by a snow plow...wait, this should be in the Fuck Winter thread!!!!

Couch to 5 km? I've never heard of that but it sounds exactly like a plan i've been looking for. I has thinking about joining the running room ( a store that sells high quality running gear but also holds seminars and classes for runners) so I can reach the goal of running ...well let's be honest here...1 km to start...!

Routine...without routine I couldn't get anything done...especially with a kid around. Very good advice, thank you....

BW Thank you too...I LOVE to hear success stories from Weight Watchers. I know it is the only program I have ever used that worked (I went off to have a baby too) , why, because it doesn't deprive you of anything but calories.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Other than that I have read that the human body often confuses hunger with dehydration, so upping ones water intake can drastically improve weight loss success.
This is among the shit that I wouldn't have believed before I tried to lose weight. But I have found recently that when I keep drinking water throughout the day, especially when I get the hunger pains, I don't feel the need to eat so much.

Lately, I've been giving myself too many breaks from the gym though. And letting myself eat more than I need to. Go go motivation!
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