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Old 12-30-2012, 06:32 PM   #61
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I'm in, because I definitely need some motivation! I have a few goals for January and for the entire year of 2013. I want to run a half marathon in 2013, and I really hope that while training for it I'll be able to lose some weight.

I'm planning on being gluten-free in January. Every time I complain about being tired or my skin breaking out (which is all the time for both), I'm told that it's because I have too much gluten in my diet. So I'm just going to cut it out for a month, see if there are any changes, and if there are I'll keep going with it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #62
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Hi All! I'm going to join for January. I've been lurking this thread, hemming and hawing whether to join, but I like that it's monthly. I really like the monthly exercise threads so I think I'll give this a shot. My goal for January is 5 pounds.

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Old 12-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #63
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If anyone is on facebook, I <3 to run had a really great post today. It made me a little weepy when I read it.
WOW!! she is an amazing person. Almost makes me want to join FB just to tell her that and to tell the nay sayers where to shove it.

OK so I have to share before I forget. I ate a fortune cookie today, I know, bad bad bad but wanna know what my fortune said?? Focus your attention. Is that cool or what?!?! And it wasn't the fortune cookie I was reaching for either, but I changed my mind at the last minute.

Oh and I read something else today on another forum. A girl decided that she was not going to weight loss in her New Years resolutions anymore, so she just lost the weight. She said it was very liberating to not have that on her list anymore. So my New Years wish to all of you is that we don't have to have that on our list next year!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:28 PM   #64
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Count me in however I am going to have tone creative with my goals....tripped going up some stairs Friday and broke my arm
Will have to have surgery this week on it

Ideally wanted to be down to 145 by May 1 as that is our Disney trip but walking is even difficult at this point

What kind of a handicap can i get weight wise with full cast?!? LOL
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:20 AM   #65
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I am on the verge of a 2 year old temper tantrum like Rose&Mike! I keep trying to stay upbeat and see the positive in IBS -- almost 10 pounds lost without even trying !, no overindulging over the holiday , it always goes away eventually . But the feeling miserable has caused me to pretty much waste my break. I haven't accomplished any of the things that I had hoped to and now have to go back to work on Wednesday, and am not sure how I will be feeling. I want to be eating healthy but instead I am stuck with rice, white potatoes and bananas. My coworkers will make a big flipping deal over it if I am still not feeling well. I try to hide it but it is obvious when I have to keep going to the bathroom and don't eat anything "normal" at lunch-- I really would rather they just not mention it. At this point I am just DONE. mad: DONE, DONE, DONE (that is me on the ground kicking my arms and legs and screaming)

DH has a headache so I can probably put grocery shopping off until tomorrow. Have to make a Costco run for sure tomorrow.
I am going to pm when I finish up here.
Seems like yesterday was the day for temper tantrums since I had another one last night! I hope you feel better quick! Stomach stuff just stinks.

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Well...we don't eat wheat, rice, or white potatoes anymore. That has been surprisingly easy for us to follow, which was a nice surprise. I am still amazed at how much better we feel when we cut these carbs from our diet.

We are also eating as "low processed" as we can. It means more cooking for me, but I am ok with that!
We are a gluten free household, but I do eat rice. That's awesome that it is easy for you to follow. Going gluten free has been very difficult for me, but if I get even a tiny bit I feel horrid sometimes for days. I do feel best when I eat low processed, home made food though.

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Count me in. I have been avoiding this like the plague. Finally made the decision last month to start in January.

I will be using MFP to log my food and will be walking and doing yoga for my exercise.

I have a Myriad of health issues and if you add them all up, it is grimm. I am having a hard time putting a weight loss goal for the month as we chose (my doctor and I) to use a year end number.

I will PM my information on the 1st. and I will put a 1 pound a week goal in. There are 4 Wednesdays after the initial weigh in so for January my goal is 4 pounds.

I did purchase a new walking CD today and a new yoga tape. I received a yoga mat for Christmas and have a treadmill. We walked about 5000-6000 steps per day at Disney and I know if I can do it there - well no more excuses at home.

As per trigger foods. They are all around my home. I have a skinny husband and 2 skinny teenagers who while watch their food intake, do partake in more snacks than I can.


This is going to be hard. I have so many meds that counteract the process, but you know what I am so sick of giving out excuses.

Finally, and I do know this is long. IF I forget to send in a weight, please bear with me. I have a problem with memory because of my illness. Just send me a PM and I will make sure to take care of it.

Looking forward to spending the month with you all.
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I am sorry about all of your health issues.

FWIW, in 2009 I weighed ~40 pounds more than I do now. I had chronic brain fog. By the time I gave up gluten in 2011 my hair was falling out by the handful. I had a stomach ache all of the time, I had an irregular heart beat which sent me to the cardiologist, and too many other things to list. I was pretty sick, but it came on so slowly that I didn't realize how sick I was. I basically went to my part time job, went to the gym and slept. Not even sure how I was still going to the gym.

I am a big believer in what we eat having a huge effect on our health. I also live with a super thin husband and son. Here's the thing, weight loss is hard. There is nothing easy about it or everyone would be a healthy weight.

But it is so worth it in the end. Hopefully on this journey you will discover healthy foods that help you feel better.

I do not PM reminders, but I do post lots of reminders.

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I'm in, because I definitely need some motivation! I have a few goals for January and for the entire year of 2013. I want to run a half marathon in 2013, and I really hope that while training for it I'll be able to lose some weight.

I'm planning on being gluten-free in January. Every time I complain about being tired or my skin breaking out (which is all the time for both), I'm told that it's because I have too much gluten in my diet. So I'm just going to cut it out for a month, see if there are any changes, and if there are I'll keep going with it.
Have you looked at having testing done? There is a lab that will do testing for gluten issues that may or may not be celiac disease. My initial celiac disease blood test was negative (which is not unusual), but rather than stay on the gluten and keep feeling horrible I had some alternative testing done. I will never have an "official" c-d diagnosis because I did not have the biopsy after the negative blood test, but I did have positive results to all of the other tests and my doctor is on board with the gluten free diet for life. Anyhow, if you want more info let me know. I feel so much better without gluten, but I am going to be honest. After two years I still really, really miss it. I am glad I had the tests done, because at least I have some "proof" that this is not all in my head.

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Hi All! I'm going to join for January. I've been lurking this thread, hemming and hawing whether to join, but I like that it's monthly. I really like the monthly exercise threads so I think I'll give this a shot. My goal for January is 5 pounds.

Good luck to everyone!
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WOW!! she is an amazing person. Almost makes me want to join FB just to tell her that and to tell the nay sayers where to shove it.

OK so I have to share before I forget. I ate a fortune cookie today, I know, bad bad bad but wanna know what my fortune said?? Focus your attention. Is that cool or what?!?! And it wasn't the fortune cookie I was reaching for either, but I changed my mind at the last minute.

Oh and I read something else today on another forum. A girl decided that she was not going to weight loss in her New Years resolutions anymore, so she just lost the weight. She said it was very liberating to not have that on her list anymore. So my New Years wish to all of you is that we don't have to have that on our list next year!
I know which one you are talking about Buffy, but did you see the one that said: You are going to be great, keep going. It brought me to tears.

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Count me in however I am going to have tone creative with my goals....tripped going up some stairs Friday and broke my arm
Will have to have surgery this week on it

Ideally wanted to be down to 145 by May 1 as that is our Disney trip but walking is even difficult at this point

What kind of a handicap can i get weight wise with full cast?!? LOL
Aww, Jen that stinks! I hope the surgery goes well and that you have a quick recovery. You can definitely still lose weight though. We will keep you on track and there is always lots and lots of walking.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:30 AM   #66
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Good morning!

Last day of 2012!

QOTD December 31, 2012

1. What is your exercise plan for this month? Do you have long term goals? I read something that said that women over 40 need 60 minutes of cardio a day. Which is overwhelming. And who knows if it is even true. But I do believe we need some form of exercise to lose weight and to stay healthy.

2. When we find ourselves in that position of needing to lose (in my case, again) it is easy to be negative and get down on ourselves. To play the shoulda, woulda, coulda game and to call ourselves all kinds of not nice things.
Starting today and for the entire month of January, I want you to say something positive about yourself. I would prefer that it not be--I am a good wife, mom, sister, cousin, aunt, etc. You can say it in a post, or just say it in your head or write it down in a journal, but I want you to make a conscious effort to say something good every day for a month. And if all you got for that day is I am a good Mom, then that's good enough.


I hope whatever you have planned for today, that you have a happy, healthy safe New Year!

I am off to the gym to get in my last run for the year on the treadmill. It is cold today!
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:26 AM   #67
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Hello! I would like to join this weight loss challenge. I've never been a thin person, but over the past 5 years I've had 3 kids (had our last one 3 months ago) and have really gained a lot of unecessary weight to the point that I'm now obese. So now that I'm done having kids I'm finally ready to commit to myself and lose this weight once and for all. It also helps that we have a big family beach vacation in August, so it gives me a long term goal to look forward to (wear a bathing suit without being embarassed!)

I haven't read every post yet but did read the last 2 questions of the day and will answer them.

My eating plan is to follow weight watchers. I've used it in the past and lost weight and I think what I really need is to do something sensible that I can keep up (I've also done Atkins and lost weight but that's definitely not a long term solution for me!). I won't be attending meetings as I really just don't have the $$ for that right now (or the time honestly) but now that I have this group it will help me keep myself accountable.

As for exercise, luckily I have amazing sleepers and all of my girls are asleep by 7 every night. So as soon as they're asleep I plan on using my DVDs to work out at least 30 minutes a day in the basement. I just bought Zumba though haven't tried it yet. I also have a bunch of Biggest Loser and Jillian Micheals DVDs.

So that's it for me. I'm excited to get to know you all better and have a happy and safe New Year's Eve everyone!

ETA: I forgot to mention my goals. I have an overall goal of losing about 80 pounds (ouch that hurts to write!). For January I'm going to set it high at 8 pounds as I usually lose fairly quickly in the beginning and think I can lose at least that.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:44 AM   #68
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Good morning!

Last day of 2012!

QOTD December 31, 2012

1. What is your exercise plan for this month? Do you have long term goals? I read something that said that women over 40 need 60 minutes of cardio a day. Which is overwhelming. And who knows if it is even true. But I do believe we need some form of exercise to lose weight and to stay healthy.

2. When we find ourselves in that position of needing to lose (in my case, again) it is easy to be negative and get down on ourselves. To play the shoulda, woulda, coulda game and to call ourselves all kinds of not nice things.
Starting today and for the entire month of January, I want you to say something positive about yourself. I would prefer that it not be--I am a good wife, mom, sister, cousin, aunt, etc. You can say it in a post, or just say it in your head or write it down in a journal, but I want you to make a conscious effort to say something good every day for a month. And if all you got for that day is I am a good Mom, then that's good enough.

I hope whatever you have planned for today, that you have a happy, healthy safe New Year!

I am off to the gym to get in my last run for the year on the treadmill. It is cold today!
Good Morning Rose and Everyone!

Happy end of 2012!

My January goals are to keep perfecting my yoga, I plan on going for 75 minutes twice a week. If I'm not too sore, I will add in a day or two a week of Zumba.
My long term goals are to run in a Disney race! I Would love to do the Wine and Dine run in November! We'll see... I'm so proud of how far I've come in 2012 I'm excited to see what 2013 brings!
I'm going to end 2012 with the way I started my new healthy lifestyle- with a little Zumba
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:15 AM   #69
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Happy New Year's Eve!!!

For starters I'm walking a 5k tomorrow morning. It's a "Committment Day" theme put on by my gym, Lifetime Fitness and it's happening in about 30 cities across the country. I've done about 4 5ks this year and am going to increase that number in 2013.

I have been lax lately in going to the gym so I'm going to get back into the groove by going to some classes - most likely yoga and strength training. Part of my issue with not going is I don't currently live near my gym, but that will change in the spring when we move closer.

What I had the most success in sticking with is doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred DVD. It's a 20 minute workout you do every day for 30 days and there are three different levels so you can switch it up if you want. And really who doesn't have 20 minutes in their day to exercise?
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I'm going to end 2012 with the way I started my new healthy lifestyle- with a little Zumba
I Zumba!! It's so much fun and a killer workout!
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:39 AM   #71
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My plan is to finish up the Couch to 5K Program and then start working on my time with that. I'm hoping to continue running 3 times per week and fill in the spaces at the gym either doing elliptical or walking and then also some strength training in the mix as well.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #72
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I'm in for is challenge and excited about it! Thanks for organizing it. My name is Melissa and am a mostly SAHM to 5 yr old and 2 yr old boys. I am an RN that works a couple nights a month. I have lost about 30 lbs so far since my DS #2 was born. I started running and ran my first 5K in Oct.

My long term goal is to lose 50 more lbs. My goal for Jan is 5 lbs.

How do I plan on doing it? For exercise i plan to Run 3-4x week on treadmill till its nice enough to run outside again. i havent run since i finished my 5K in Oct and miss it. I plan on doing couch to 5K app again. I highly recommend that program. i need to be ready for a 5K March 17. i also ordered Jillian Michaels beginner dvd and 30 day shred and bought some light weights. I plan to do those 3-4x week. I need stuff I can do at home with the boys so a gym isn't for me right now. As far as diet I am planning to Drink 8 glasses water a day, Track food in my fitness pal and Keep calories below goal.
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Good morning everyone and Happy New Year!!

I'm definitely in for this challenge, and ready to lose this weight again, and for good this time. I'm going to go high this month and aim for 8 pounds. I'm feeling ready to focus and keep my focus, by keeping my eye on the prize which is the 2014 princess half marathon. I have 50+ pounds to lose to get to where I'd like to be. I know what to do, and I'm going to do it. I'm going to join weight watchers again. I've been successful with that in the past, and am planning to track every bite and start running again.

It's great to meet everyone, and I wish you all the best this month!! We can do this!

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Good morning!

Last day of 2012!

QOTD December 31, 2012

1. What is your exercise plan for this month? Do you have long term goals? I read something that said that women over 40 need 60 minutes of cardio a day. Which is overwhelming. And who knows if it is even true. But I do believe we need some form of exercise to lose weight and to stay healthy.

2. When we find ourselves in that position of needing to lose (in my case, again) it is easy to be negative and get down on ourselves. To play the shoulda, woulda, coulda game and to call ourselves all kinds of not nice things.
Starting today and for the entire month of January, I want you to say something positive about yourself. I would prefer that it not be--I am a good wife, mom, sister, cousin, aunt, etc. You can say it in a post, or just say it in your head or write it down in a journal, but I want you to make a conscious effort to say something good every day for a month. And if all you got for that day is I am a good Mom, then that's good enough.

I hope whatever you have planned for today, that you have a happy, healthy safe New Year!

I am off to the gym to get in my last run for the year on the treadmill. It is cold today!
Hi everyone!

My exercise plan for January is to exercise! Lol! Seriously though, I am going to treadmill 3 times a week. I was going to purchase Jillian's 90 day revolution however I'm committing to the treadmill before I spend money on another program. My long term goal is to run the first 5k that our local running club sponsors for the year which is called run from your taxes which is on the closest weekend to tax day.
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I'm in for the first time! I started running in mid September and have lost 24 lbs so far. My ultimate goal is to be out of the "overweight" category for my height, and into a medium/size 8 by June of this year. That means losing 34 more lbs. This month's goal is 6 lbs in order to reach my previous goal of 30lbs by the time I cruise on Feb 10. I'll be sending my PM in a few!

I meant to add that my plan is to continue to stick to my calorie goals every day, which I've been doing very well using My Fitness Pal. I also want to get down to a 9-10 minute mile and increase my distance from a 5k to a 10k so I'll be running at least 30 mins a day 4-5 days a week. I graduated from Couch to 5k this past Friday, and I'll be doing the 5k to 10k app now.
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