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A few small changes

Moms View Message Board: Let's Get Fit! (Weight Loss Support Group): A few small changes
By Happynerdmom on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 11:14 am:

I see there hasn't been much activity here, but I just wanted to see if anyone wanted to join me to try to lose a few pounds this summer!

Last year I had a personal trainer and lost 13 pounds, which doesn't sound like a lot, but I lost a lot of fat and gained a lot of muscle. Fast forward, I had to give up my personal trainer due to finances, and I slipped back into inactivity and bad eating habits, and I've gained all my weight back plus some. :( (Not to mention I'm back to being out of breath when I carry a load of laundry up the stairs.) I weigh 156 pounds, which is even more than I weighed 9 months pregnant!! None of my pretty summer clothes that I bought for a trip to Hawaii last year fit. :( My goal weight is 135. Soooo, I am committing, starting today, to make three changes...I will go to the gym at least four days a week and build my cardio back up, I will eat a healthy breakfast every day, (I only have coffee for breakfast now) and, besides my morning coffee (CAN'T give that up!!), I will only drink water. I figure that's a good start.

Anyone else want to make a committment to a few small changes as we begin the summer season?!

By Enchens on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 02:09 pm:

Hi, glad to see someone posting! I started up my dance again class last week and let me tell you, I felt the burn! I was sore for a couple of days after.

I do want to lose weight before July, I just can't seem to stay on track. I eat breakfast every day, I eat a large lunch, and then a small dinner. My downfall??? Snacking after dinner while watching tv with DH. Last night, I was about to have a snack, but stopped and just had some mint tea instead. (Small victory)

My other weak area is exercise. I've got to get out there! I need to think of a motivator. Maybe a pair of earrings if I lose X number of pounds or something.

I currently weigh 144 (yeah, I went up again.) My goal is to weigh 129. That's my post pregnancy weight after I had my first ds.

So, yes, I'll join you!

By Rayelle on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 05:21 pm:

Hi I want to post! I almost did last night. My pregnancy weight was always 192. Pretty much since having kids I've been 160-165. Before kids I was 135 and I want that again so bad! But, right now at 175 none of my summer clothes fit so fifteen pounds would be a good place to start.

I am an emotional eater. I eat when I'm stressed. I'm not supposed to eat gluten but I even do that when I'm stressed out which isn't good. I want to start keeping an honest food journal. There are alot of healthy things I like, like water and things I love that are summer time foods like watermelon and corn on the cob. I've also started walking the perimeter of the playground when I take the kids instead of just sitting there.

Today I started out good- I had 2 egg whites and fruit for breakfast, 2 huge things of water. then i binged on icecream and leftover spaghetti. :(

By Happynerdmom on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 05:51 pm:

Thanks, Nancy and Rayelle! It sounds like we are off to a decent start. I went to the gym today and did 20 minutes on the eliptical. 20 minutes seems pathetic, LOL, but I guess it's better than nothing. I like to think of that commercial, "I'm one walk healthier," "I'm one yogurt healthier," etc. Every little healthy thing we do counts! Like your mint tea last night, Nancy! ^5!

Rayelle, I know what you mean about stress eating. And the fatter I feel, the more I eat!! What's up with that?! That's why I like to start with exercise. Once I start exercising, it's easier to eat healthier because I don't want to "undo" the hard work I did that day. KWIM?

I just really like the idea of small steps, because otherwise it's too overwhelming and I don't do it, LOL. So here's to getting thinner and healthier one baby step at a time! :)

By Cat on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 10:28 pm:

Okay. I'll crawl out of the woodwork again. I haven't been able to get to karate for one reason or another for probably about 3 months. At first it was because my sinuses were bothering me so much. Then it was scheduling conflict, and then it got to the point where I just really didn't want to go so I'd skip when I actually could go. I'd gotten down to almost 145 a year ago, and now am back up--gaining back all I'd lost (almost 15lbs) plus a few more. I'm at 169 now. :( I haven't weighed that since Randy was a baby. My ultimate goal weight it 135ish. I'll be happy being 150 again right now.

SO, back to karate next week (tomorrow night's my last class--started those in Feb and they're finally done!), every Monday and Wednesday. I'm going to start doing more things at home, too. Push ups, sit ups, jumping rope, dvd's, etc. Better portion control, healthier choices, less snacking. I'm also an emotional eater. I eat when I'm stressed. It's funny, though because I've found when I'm truly depressed, I don't eat, so I know when I'm in trouble! lol I'm back on the bandwagon. Hang on tight, Girls. We're in for a bumpy ride. :)

By Kym on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 09:55 am:

I will stop eating in my car, unless it's an apple. I don't seem to plan my exit time correctly and will grab lunch from a drive through and eat in my car and usually way too much.

I have started taking water with me everywhere, my bottle is like a security blanket, and I am going to start putting an apple in my purse each morning so even if I'm rushing, I'll always have that snack.

I don't have a goal weight, I have a lot of muscle so know I'll be "heavier" than I look but have one more size to go to be in a comfortable size 8, that's my goal, I do like some curves as does dh, but I'd like firm ones:)

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