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#91 nsbride2010

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    Posted 13 April 2010 - 11:56 AM

    You ladies are sending pictures already? Isn't the weigh in on friday? I'm confused... ??

    I did the non-competing category last time, and it is definitely good to have to send your weight to someone every week (read: accountability)!

    I'm stoked for this to start! I started P90X yesterday, and I am so sore today... yikes! But what's good is that I'm sore in some of the spots that would be trouble in a dress... like the spillover wings! hahaha
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    #92 Sapphire723

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      Posted 13 April 2010 - 01:24 PM

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      Hey Bikegirl,

      As Cindy said, I think most people will be doing whatever works for them, including eating better and exercising more. Perhaps we should get our season 8 winner LeAnne to give us some tips!

      And thanks to Elifrigo for posting that diet -- I haven't had a chance to download it yet since I'm at work, but I like that it's nutritionist approved! I feel like we should add a disclaimer on the first page about promoting healthy ways to lose weight... I don't want anyone to go to extremes or damage their bodies. It's important to be healthy first!
      Heh, I love that you think I'm some sort of weight loss guru! Well, here are the tips that I've picked up along the way...

      Spark People - I use SparkPeople.com (and their iPhone app) which gives a meal plan that you can follow (if you want) but it also allows you to add your own food choices. They also give some exercise regimens and tips and reachable goals to help you live a healthier lifestyle.

      Eat Right and Exercise - I've found that I usually need to watch what I eat AND exercise. Just doing one or the other helps me maintain, but to watch the scale go in the right direction, I need both.

      Motivation - You have to want to lose weight more than you want to eat whatever you want or not exercise or drink excessively. Because there will be days when the stress gets to you and you'll question why you're even trying. I put a commitment note on my fridge and signed it with my soon-to-be last name. Every time I'm feeling weak, seeing my new last name reminds me that I want to start my new life with John as the best me possible. I'm getting Boudoir pics done next month and married next year, and it will only be harder to lose weight later when age and baby fat play a factor. If there's any time in my life when I'll have a huge motivation to make my goal weight, it's now, so what's stopping me?

      Wii Fit - I got a Wii Fit for V-day, and it's helped me fit exercise in with FI and when I wouldn't normally feel like I had time.

      Variety - I try a few different types of exercise (sometimes yoga, sometimes running, sometimes dance, sometimes weights, sometimes spin), so I don't get too bored with one thing. I also try different foods to avoid making food seem like a chore.

      Measure - Don't just check your weight. Measure yourself, look at body fat %, and consider how clothes fit you. There are many ways to be a winner without being the Biggest Loser.



      I'm excited to start a new season. I think I'm going to try NutriSystems for a little while, because I haven't had time to put together meals lately.

      #93 Eliana

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        Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:14 PM

        WOW LeAnne!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR POST! It truly motives me to start this process as soon as possible!!! I love everything that you said, especially the motivational note on your fridge!!! love it! tHANK YOU!

        #94 LadyTrunck

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          Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:30 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by nsbride2010
          I'm stoked for this to start! I started P90X yesterday, and I am so sore today... yikes! But what's good is that I'm sore in some of the spots that would be trouble in a dress... like the spillover wings! hahaha
          Argh! I hate my spillover wings- any excersises I should be doing??

          [QUOTE=Sapphire723;1254908]Motivation - You have to want to lose weight more than you want to eat whatever you want or not exercise or drink excessively. Because there will be days when the stress gets to you and you'll question why you're even trying. I put a commitment note on my fridge and signed it with my soon-to-be last name. Every time I'm feeling weak, seeing my new last name reminds me that I want to start my new life with John as the best me possible. I'm getting Boudoir pics done next month and married next year, and it will only be harder to lose weight later when age and baby fat play a factor. If there's any time in my life when I'll have a huge motivation to make my goal weight, it's now, so what's stopping me?

          Measure - Don't just check your weight. Measure yourself, look at body fat %, and consider how clothes fit you. There are many ways to be a winner without being the Biggest Loser.[QUOTE=Sapphire723;1254908]
          This is hardest for me. I have a wonderful way of justifying and talking myself into things! Also- I am totally measuring too!
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          #95 Oryx

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            Posted 13 April 2010 - 02:34 PM

            LeAnne -- thanks so much for the great tips! I really love that part about motivation and making a commitment to yourself and reminding yourself by posting it on the fridge. I think I will do this along with a motivating picture of myself.

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by nsbride2010
            You ladies are sending pictures already? Isn't the weigh in on friday? I'm confused... ??
            That's right -- weigh in day is on Friday! That's ok if people want to send me their before pictures of themselves now.

            I received photos from Mere, mnh1983, and Elifrigo. You ladies are awesome for your enthusiasm and getting started! But if you could, please send me a new picture of just the number on the scale on Friday (or by Saturday at 12:00PM at the latest). Unless you will be out of town and cannot send a new photo, that's ok.

            Does this sound good to everyone?

            I'm so happy that you girls are pumped. I am too! I think we're going to have a great season. :)

            (By the way, I'll try to use only your screen name on here unless I've noticed that you've used your real first name on the forums. If you have a strong preference either way, please let me know in your e-mail).

            #96 Eliana

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              Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:08 PM

              Hi Ren©e I will be out of town starting Thursday until Sunday. Could you use the scale picture I sent you yesterday?

              Please let me know... thank you!

              #97 Eliana

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                Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:16 PM

                Hi Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


                I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to be out of town until Sunday, therefore, I sent my picture last night... But don't worryyy! I will start my diet and exercise on MONDAY 4/19 when I return from my trip... Good luck to all of you and I think we have a great supporttttt groupppp heree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                #98 mnh1983

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                  Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:17 PM

                  If I get home from out-of-town work earlier in the week than anticipated, I'll be sure to weigh in again. I just know that my schedule sometimes changes at the last minute, and I wanted to make sure I had something in while I had access to the scale.

                  #99 Oryx

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                    Posted 13 April 2010 - 03:18 PM

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                    Hi Ren©e I will be out of town starting Thursday until Sunday. Could you use the scale picture I sent you yesterday?

                    Please let me know... thank you!
                    Hey Elifrigo and mnh1983,

                    No problem -- in the end, the main purpose here is to support each other and be healthy! I don't think a couple of days will make that much difference anyways.

                    #100 Tifany

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                      Posted 13 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

                      Ooh, Friday! I have been away too long and will remind myself to take a photo!




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