Get in Shape & Lose Weight for August 2014 Group

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  1. rebeccam31

    rebeccam31 DIS Veteran

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    Yes to the check-in idea! I will probably stay more on track if I have to confess to all of you. ;)
     
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  3. rebeccam31

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    Your thread is very interesting! I am not an eater of processed foods (big Michael Pollan fan, here) though I do still eat gluten and sugar on occasion. It definitely has an impact on my overall feeling of wellbeing. I notice feeling sluggish/bloated when I eat something processed. You are doing fantastic and taking such a sane approach to things!

    Also? I LOVE the sundress you have on in the September picture. :)
     
  4. PrncessA

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    I'm here as well!
     
  5. lizzyb

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    I'm in. Would like to lose 20lbs.

    I have been working out for over 2weeks and will continue to do so. Now just need to get my eating under control.
     
  6. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

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    Thanks - I don't always feel sane about my "healthiness" :laughing: But I try hard to make small changes here and there - which has led to HUGE changes in the long run.

    And thanks about the dress - I made it. :thumbsup2 I loved the fabric so much that I purchased more of it, so I can make myself a new dress when I get down to my final size. :woohoo:

    D~
     
  7. mom2taylorandemily

    mom2taylorandemily Not so patiently waiting our next trip to Disney..

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    I'm jumping on board. My DH and I are going for the first time without our kids this summer. The last time we did this we were on our honeymoon. I will never see the honeymoon size again, but I'd sure like to see about 30 lbs. or so gone! I'm a large girl and am a substitute teacher so my lifestyle is very up and down, some days I move a lot, and some days I don't at all. Starting with food changes first, then moving into the exercise portion of this. But so happy to be here!!!
     
  8. xlsm

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    I'm here!!

    5 years ago I weighed 122 lbs and was a size 3/5 and now I'm close to 170 and a 10/12ish depending on the day, lol. I struggle everyday with the way my body is now. Lots of crying. My poor husband. :lmao:

    I'm not so much concerned with my weight as I am about trying to get back in shape. I really just need to get moving again. Once the kids started having activities all the time, I stopped being active myself b/c I was exhausted by running around and cramming in volunteer hours.

    I have made a goal - Princess half in 2015. I might not make that actual goal, but I need it on the horizon. If it's not the Princess half, if I can't get to Florida at that time, then it will be a local race. But I'm shooting for the Princess b/c...well...come on, you know why. Disney.

    My overall, ultimate goal is very simple. I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin again. Weight doesn't matter. I'm just tired of feeling bad about myself.

    So here's to August, and to not feeling like I'm going to die on the pavement half an hour into the trip.

    Although, in the meantime, I'm sure I'll feel like dying on whatever pavement I'm on when I finish my first training run after several years away from the sport, lol.

    I look forward to offering support and encouragement. We can all achieve our goals!! And Lord knows I need the accountability!!
     
  9. Pikester

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    Good morning everyone! I started eating less and moving more about 6 weeks ago. I dug out all my old Weight Watcher materials from 2003 and have been logging my points each day. I have also been walking 5 times a week on the treadmill for about 30 minutes each time and 3 weeks ago I started using a 5K app that is getting me ready for a 5K in May. Today I ran for 10 minutes! (that was out of a 30 minute workout) My goal (and my husband's goal) is to get down to Disney for the Tower of Terror 10miler in 2015. I would be honored to make this healthy journey with all of you. :goodvibes

    Edited to add....I've lost 5lbs so far.
     
  10. digiMom

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    We are already over 20 people strong. WooHoo!

    Welcome! I have more to lose but I know the closer you are to goal the harder it can be, so wish you success! I have not heard about isagenix, but I avoid stuff like that in general because I have HBP and that stuff always seems to have stuff in it that makes it worse.

    Wow, that's awesome!

    This made me laugh.. so true!

    This is where I'm at. 40 lbs would be amazing, but my realistic goal is about 20 by August. I have an elliptical and a bowflex, plus about 9 million workout videos..

    That is great! How nice to have your mom doing this with you.

    I have wii fit and some xbox 360 games too. I got them for my daughter (she has special needs and it's hard to keep her active.) Maybe I should try them out myself.

    Welcome and great idea!

    Good goal! How do you like Zumba? I hurt my knee about a year ago and it still isn't right. I need to do some more low impact stuff before I work up to that, but it looks like fun.

    Yes, I'm the one with the camera on the trip, LOL. Keeps me out of most of the pictures. Hoping to change that for this trip.

    Thanks for sharing. I need to lose a bit and want to do it the "old fashioned way" too. Eat real food, avoid sugar, get active. sounds easy, right? Sure.. Couch to 5k sounds cool, but again, my knee, can't run at the moment.. I love to walk, though and can't wait until the weather gets better and I can start up again.

    Welcome! You sound like you're going strong! That's awesome.

    A year.. congrats to you. I'll take a look at your post when I get a chance. I also have a journal on these boards, but it was a while ago and I haven't kept it up.. I haven't decided if I want to keep it up. I think I'll just stick to here for now.

    Welcome!

    I was at disney for my honeymoon too! That was aver 20 years ago. I'd have to lose 45 lbs to get there, but like you trying to be more realistic. But it's kind of like that bowling split (I'm on a once-a-month couples league, yes I'm a geek :) ) The one you know you can't get but think for just a second that maybe you can.

    Great post. Welcome!

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    Well that took me longer that I thought. I'm going to get in a quick workout before I go to work. I'll share a little bit about myself later today.

    In the meantime, I made Saturday our check in day with Sunday as an alternative. Posted that to the second thread post. Hope that works for everyone; let me know if it doesn't. Maybe a weekday would be better ??? Also, if anyone has any other thoughts on guidelines for us let's discuss

    Have a great day.
     
  11. Disney before Sally

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    I also have a fitbit! I love it. I use myfitnesspal to log all of my food, good or bad. myfitnesspal has a bar code scanner and so many grocery and restaurant items in a database with easy search functions. It links automatically to fitbit. It has really helped me with calories in and calories out. If anyone has a fitbit and would like to link with me as a friend, please private message me!
     
  12. msyjoa

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    I'm in! I would love to lose 15 pounds, but mostly I just want my shorts from last year to fit and look decent! I started back to spin class this week, Mon/Wed/Fri at 5:30 am and I am feeling it! Now to get the Dr. Pepper under control and I will be on track. :rotfl2:

    Good luck to everyone on their goals!
     
  13. rebeccam31

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    Now that I know you made it, I'm even more impressed! It's beautiful. :)
     
  14. rebeccam31

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    I am not a soda drinker, but of all of them, Dr. Pepper is the one that occasionally calls to me!
     
  15. BudgieMama

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    I feel like I should join in too. No clue what I weigh at the moment, but could probably do with losing half a stone!
     
  16. donnaf516

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    I'm in too! Keep telling my husband that I need to get my butt in gear. Hopefully this will help!
     
  17. digiMom

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    I'm a little jealous you started 6 weeks ago, but also inspired. The 5-6 week mark is usually when I start losing my umph, so hope we help you stay with it!

    Here, here! Except I wear capris at this point because they cover more.. So I want to wear new shorts in a smaller size ;)

    OK, so I had to look that up, LOL. So 1/2 stone is 7 pounds? I think that's right.. Welcome!

    .. and my husband keeps telling me that I need to get my gut in gear. Just kidding; he's very supportive. He really wants to be active together: go for walks, swim, use that new Bowflex we have in the basement...
     
  18. DisMom1981

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    I hear you. I have such a hard time consistently using moderation. So frustrating.

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  19. digiMom

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    So I finally have time to sit down and introduce myself. There's so much I could write, but I'll keep it brief. (-ish)

    I'd like to lose somewhere around 20-40 pounds (OK, upper number is eventually) and go down 2-3 dress sizes. But really I want to feel better. I've had some health issues over the past few years, and I really think getting some weight off will help me with those alot.

    I usually go "all out" when I start and try to do everything right. And I keep it up for a while too. But then life and stress etc comes into the picture and things slowly go back to where I started habit-wise, which a little while later gets me back to where I was body-wise. So I'm going to approach this a little different this time. (You know what they say: the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.) I'm going to make weekly goals and add on to my previous ones. I'm a control freak and will probably try to do more than just my 1-2 goals, but I hoping as my motivation slacks off, just focusing on a few things will get me over the hump.

    I'm also going to be kind to myself. I haven't felt well for about a year or so. I think if I start like I'm battling myself into submission, it's just not going to work. I'm 45 and I really need to work with myself instead of against it.

    So this week my main goal is to get my morning down. I'm lucky enough to have a chunk of time between when my kids go to school and I leave for work. So I'll be doing an old walk fit video I have (about 30 minutes) and when it gets warm enough (will this winter ever be over?) transfer that over to a walk with the dog. I also need to figure out what I'm going to eat for breakfast. In the summer/fall I was making smoothies and that worked out really well. I used coconut milk, chia seeds, rice protein powder, and a variety of fruits, berries and even spinach depending on what I was in the mood for. And I felt really good with that. But I just can't drink a cold drink in the morning until it gets a little warmer. So I gotta figure out an alternative until it warms up a little. Hmmm...
     
  20. DisMom1981

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    I hate tracking. I'm so bad at it. I know it works- I don't get why I don't just do it!!!!

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  21. digiMom

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    Countdown: 22 weeks to Aug 1!

    Your task: Set one or two goals for this week


    When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implictly and unquestionably.

    ~ Walt Disney​
     

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