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Old 09-20-2008, 08:47 PM   #31
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Hey, y'all...

Deb set up a blog thread here, if you want to start posting updates on daily exercise, weight loss goals, etc...
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:19 PM   #32
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:24 PM   #33
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Its cool that you posted this thread. One thing after the other has kept the hubby and I from consistently making it to the gym regularly for the last few months and simultaneously we've been grabbing a lot of meals here and there, not sitting down for a good meal together. Not only do I feel sluggish, but the pants are getting a little snug. Then would you believe I ordered a gorgeous JCrew dress for my brothers wedding in a month and it is uncomfortably tight around my chest.
I have 2 dogs that keep me honest about walking twice a day and I am on my feet in the hosp all day 5 days a week. As odd as it seems I think my body has adapted to that degree of exercise and I really need to get back to the gym and all my crunches to get in this dress for the wedding !! So if you don't mind I would love to join the motivation blog and have you guys keep me honest.
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:55 PM   #34
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You're right...our bodies DO get used to whatever our regular workout is.

If you ever read or listen to someone talk about their path to weight loss, they talk about hitting a wall, so they changed up their exercise and wham-o, bang-o, things started happening again.

You probably should try adding some weight training in there. That might kick-start your metabolism.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:13 AM   #35
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I force myself to make time, which can be very difficult, I know. For me, though, I feel better when I exercise.

I was doing 30 minutes on my elliptical machine 5 days a week with occasional step aerobic workouts, but in the last week I have had to put it on hold because of my knee. I guess from the repetitive motion, I ended up with a fluid collection/inflammation in my knee. Ortho doc told me I need to quit doing so much aerobics (I'm a former step aerobics teacher) and start trying yoga and Pilates. My problem is if my heart rate doesn't go up to 150 beats per minute and I don't sweat, I don't feel like it's a workout!

So, anyway, I purchased a 40-minute Pilates DVD with an exercise band, and I have a yoga tape. Once my knee is good, I'll do my elliptical maybe 2 or 3 times a week and the other stuff on the other days.

I really feel that you have to make exercise a priority in your life...
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
Nathalie, my first thought when I read the title of your post was to put a thousand 's on the page, but I then started thinking about how my clothes don't fit too well now either, and I'm already a big 'girl'. Carrying 40 extra pounds on a 6'1" frame is still carrying 40 pounds too much. I'd love to use stress, pain, illness (and lately, grief) to cover all my excuses, but with my belief system, I've been given this body to take care of, and I don't.
I'm 6'1" too! And I was skinny all my life till I had a baby and now I look like everyone else. I think I have 40 extra pounds all in my tummy. How do I loose just that?
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I don't think anyone has mentioned this yet... www.sparkpeople.com Their counting calories tool is awesome...has tons of restaurant food in it. You can also log exercise, keep a blog, friend people etc and make groups. Maybe a KH group there would be a good way to do it?
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #38
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Hey all...

Thought you might like to know that I now have my treadmill! The gal I bought it from delivered it to me last night.

Here it is...





It has an on-board fan and inclines too.

I'm going to try to "really" use it in the next couple of days.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:52 PM   #39
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YAY! Every time I use mine, the fan is going and I am on a 3% incline going about 2.5 to 3 miles a hour. I am going to start walking again, I am feeling better so that will help out. Have fun with your treadmill!

(May I ask how much you bought yours for? We paid about $1000 new for ours maybe 2-3 years ago)
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The gal was asking $250, but I got her down to $200.

She got it from a lady she works with, who had received it as a gift from her hubby but never used it. The gal I got it from used it about three or four times. So, it's practically brand new.

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