2017 and our New Fitness Goals Let's Recommit!

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2017 and our New Fitness Goals Let's Recommit!

Postby Vanaladiel » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:53 pm

It is time to recommit to our improving health goals and better fitness so that we sleep and feel great!
Let's get recommitted for 2017!!

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This is a renewing of our commitments that we made in 2012!

All those who were posting with us from January 2012 to now and those who would like to join us, welcome to our support group, encouraging each other as we strive to get better fit and healthier in the coming year.

Several of us started and some have had great success in finding a better wellness and fitness for themselves. We are proud of each and everyone who joins with us and is willing to work or encourage us along this struggling and sometimes very frustrating path.

A few of us have health issues that push us to strive for this endeavor, it can be difficult on medications and with conditions that prohibit or work as a stumbling block on our path to wellness. So to have the support and encouragement along the way is a big benefit. It can help one to continue when it would feel better to stop and give up. We can not let each other down. We are a lifeline to keep moving forward and onward to better health.

We have made jokes in the past about the scale being broken and I do love posting cute little pictures that express what we might feel at times in a humorous way, but this can be a very serious struggle.

All are welcome to join us and go as far as you wish but do come along as friends and supporters to each other!


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Information from our original thread back in 2012!

Welcome to the "Let's get Fit for Life" thread!

Several of us here at TORC have expressed an interest in getting fitter in the year 2012 and have decided to encourage each other in this endeavor! We welcome anyone who wishes to join us to lose weight, gain fitness, improve your general health or just to cheer us on. We are here to encourage each other and find some accountability to stick with our efforts or to forgive and help us get back on track with our goals.

Now we are going to search for healthier choices and watch our portions as we move more and do some cardiovascular stuff as well. I am with you and will cry with you and cheer you all along the way!! It is not going to be easy and it will be very tempting to give it up and give in to temptations.

The cues and clues I will give you are these:

1) Set goals both long term and short term attainable goals. If you set you sights on something too far away you can get discouraged that it is not happening fast enough and give up. Setting short term goals allows for smaller victories and helps you to feel that you are getting somewhere and the chance to celebrate the milestones as you achieve them.

Reward yourself for achieving your goals, even the short term one. Do not make it a food item but something else that would mean something to you. IE a trip somewhere, a new piece of clothing that you have wanted, new shoes, etc.

2) If you truly crave something and you CAN CONTROL the small portion and then walk away and get back on program - then do it! But remember to get right back on your program to lose weight.

It is easier to give in a little now and then instead of blowing it and staying off and doing whatever you want because you feel bad about it. Do limit how often you do this too!!

3) Eat foods you like! Don't force yourself to eat foods that you really do not find good or enticing at all. You wont stick with it!!

You have to be able to live it!! Eating good foods that you like is the only way to go. Find ways to fix your favorite foods in a healthier version. Graham Kerr was a genius about that, he was known for years as the Galloping Gourmet but has changed all his recipes to more fit and leaner versions. Thumb's Up Limit portion size as well.

4) Do this for you!! Remember where you are starting from.

Make a list of why you want to lose the weight and then keep a diary or journal about your progress and how each success makes you feel. Such as when you can go up a flight of stairs and not feel exhausted or out of breath. When you go down a size in pants, shirt or whatever measurement you use to keep an eye on your success. Write down your measurements and your weight at least once a week to see your progress.

5) Find someone in your area who is willing to walk with you or help to encourage you to keep at it. Some one who will notice the changes you are making.

This gives you more accountability for your choices and in following through with this program. Also talk with your doctor and make sure that the choices you are making are in agreement with his plans for you. He may even have some suggestions on where to find the best vitamins and such.

6) Do get on a good multivitamin since you want to be sure you are getting all the proper nutrients while cutting some of the things out of your diet.

Remember that you also need some good fats to lose weight and keep your insides working properly. NO ONE can lose weight and totally cut out fat, your body wont work if you do!! You need it for digestion!

7) Eat lots of fruit and veggies and be sure they are fresh when at all possible. Frozen is better then canned because canned has more sodium.

Make these your mantra and it will surely help to keep you on track!!!

All TORCers are welcome here even if you do not start with us from the beginning. We are here for each other!!

But if you are wanting to come in and discourage or tease anyone for being here and striving to make a difference in themselves, we ask that you do not post.

This thread is for those who wish to improve themselves with the encouragement of fellow TORCers and those who cheer us on.

So let's get started!!!

We have been made aware of a site on the internet that has wonderful information, support and tracking tools for weight loss and exercise and I started a group there called "TORCers on Track" for any of you who would like to join with us there as well. It is not required by any means but I think the tools are fabulous and who cant use all the tools and information we can get to stay on track and attain the goals that we have set for ourselves.


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Let them know that I sent you if you choose to join us there!!

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Some helpful tools to use along the way...

Measurements of your waist, hips, thighs, upper arms and bust. These measurements along with weight loss will give you the entire picture of how you are actually getting more fit. Muscle is denser then fat and takes less space so even if there is no weight loss sometimes as the inches are coming off, you can see how you are succeeding in your goals!

Keep a journal of your starting measurements, weight and your goals, both short term and long term and give the short term goals dates (when you want to achieve that goal). Use it for encouraging yourself as well. Write down and keep track of the exercise you are doing and how often. Do not lie on paper cause you will know in your heart if you are doing it as you write it. No one else is going to see this journal so be honest with yourself. If you start drinking water and haven't before then praise yourself for that too.

Take the time to look at yourself in the mirror with no clothing on. Learn to appreciate your body, it is the only one you get! Then pay attention to how your body is changing as you lose the weight. See how the collar bone is more defined as the padding comes off, or how the waist becomes more evident and your feminine curves reemerge. These are all good things.

Do away with negative self talk! You are not bad or hopeless or anything else you can say to yourself that is not good. You are wonderfully and marvelously made. You are special and are making positive changes in your life. Look at yourself and see them. Acknowledge that you are doing what you can to make yourself better and that in itself is a GREAT thing!!! Praise yourself for taking up and continuing exercising, drinking water, eating more sensibly, whatever you are doing to lose this weight or improve your overall health. These are positive things and you need to be recognizing yourself for doing them. You are special not just to yourself but to me and to all of us here!!! :D


Have fun!!!

Something to add to our Mantra:

-When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.
-You don't have to go fast, you just have to go.
-Losers look at what they are going through. Winners look where they are going to.
-Transformation is not a future event, it is a present activity.
-Don't let the fear of time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway. We might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
-When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track. That's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.
-It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
-Limits, like fear, are often just an illusion.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Cock-Robin » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:05 am

There are times when I want to dynamite that scale. I've been looking through the posts in the other thread. I'm really amazed at how far I've come. That's an encouragement for me, as 2013 hasn't been very kind to me.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby earendil81 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:09 am

Cock-Robin wrote:There are times when I want to dynamite that scale. I've been looking through the posts in the other thread. I'm really amazed at how far I've come. That's an encouragement for me, as 2013 hasn't been very kind to me.

I agree with that Robin :lol: . Let's dynamite these scales.

Well, to be fair I have lost a lot of weight and I am now weighing 138lb (if you recall I joined because I had reached an unthinkable for me 170lb in June 2012), which is what I weighed when I started dating my husband seven years ago. That being said the true motivation for me to lose the weight has... well... not panned out so far. It seems that the specialist I was seeing only wanted my money and not really to figure out what was happening with me. So I am still eating like a diabetic - not so much as before mind you - but so far it has not paid off. We'll see.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:10 am

I am extremely proud of your progress CR. I know you had some set backs but, Wow, look how far you have come. That in itself is a major accomplishment. Don't down play what you have done for the small set back you had. Let us look ahead at how far we will come in 2014!

Though because you have lost so much already, this next year you can not expect as much in a total weight loss but you can do add to what you have lost and each pound can be a milestone in itself or each new habit you take on can be that milestone. I will say ignore the scale. As tempting as it is to use it often it can not register the other accomplishments and goals you can reach. Inches, habits, healthier choices and a more active lifestyle are all other ways to measure success. Use all the tools available to you. Use the scale maybe once a week to see how you are maintaining at this point.

My goal for 2014 is to get on program again and stick with it no matter what. This was and will remain my main goal in getting the treadmill. I have worn them out in the past and plan on using this one the same, to reach my goals of being more active, eating healthier and being active in my life instead of sitting on the sidelines and wondering why I hurt and can't move well or are getting stiffer with age. I don't believe it has to be that way and so I am going to fight it. It is going to be easier for me to start now, not because of the up coming holidays but because I am still only working one part time job, so I can commit the hours to getting the habits of better health started and set before I must get the second job and have fewer hours at home.

Where I live there are walking paths in the valley but no where safe near home to walk when the nights come so early. But with the treadmill I wont have to wait for Ryan to get home to exercise safely. It will also allow him the opportunity to walk before or after his work day, which ever works best for him. It is not safe to walk on our narrow highway in the dark and with no sidewalks, I am not willing to take the risk. I hope that during the year we can add an exercise bike, an exercise ball and bands to our list of active equipment in our home.

Yes I want to lose weight and I do have a substantial amount I would like to lose, but my focus as of now is to get moving, eat better and move my body off the couch! My ultimate goal is to lose 80 pounds but I am willing to set small goals to reach it in the long run. Every new habit I make and continue will help me to reach that goal even if it takes me the rest of my life. My eye is on getting into better shape no matter how long it takes me.

I know we can do this together!!! :D :hug:
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:53 am

:hihi:

I'm still in a holding pattern. :roll: I was losing steadily, then it came back. I'm working on following weight watchers, but got away from it for a while, so getting back on track today. One thing I realized was that I was trying to do too much in the walking category...I was trying to do what I could several years ago, not what my body can do today. So my goal is just to move more, and work into more from there.

I also decided I have to find a way to incorporate more veggies into my diet. So I was looking at walmart and found the individual vegetable serving things and bought a pack. Then, at BigLots, I found a different brand, and bought a couple of those.

I know right now a good deal of my problem is stress.

CR: I know 20 pounds might be depressing, BUT you are NOT where you were and you will NEVER go back there...look at 20 pounds as a detour. :hug:

Vana: that's a great gift. :D I have a dream for the front bedroom of our house, once we get the master room finished and can get stored stuff out. We have the Wii Fit, and an elliptical machine...I want to put both of those up there with a small TV and then other stuff...like crafting supplies, etc. and then while one person is watching TV in the living room, the other person can go use the Wii or whatever and not bother them.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Welcome Iris and CR, so we will start small but it is the end reward that we are after. I know others will join up with us along the way. Some may be thinking that they want to wait till after the holidays. I think I will not wait this year. I know that I can eat well and still be within my limits for the holidays. So I will just be mindful of what goes into my mouth and the amount of exercise I get in to balance it.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby heliona » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:07 pm

Okay, so I've been away from TORC for a while. At first it was because I was looking after my parents' dog, and then I just found other things to do! :whistle:

However, I've made a commitment to come back. :hihi:

With regards fitness, I'm afraid I've not been doing well. I got lots of exercise when the dog was here, obviously, but after that, I let things lapse. As a result, I'm now heavier than I've ever been (140 pounds - which with my height and frame is a lot). With that in mind, I'm taking action! I've restarted the Blogilates that I mentioned in the previous thread, and am also taking part in the 30 Day Plank Challenge with Bardy. I'm doing them in the morning just after I get up, as in the bedroom we've got a full length mirror, which makes doing the pilates easier. Also, seeing myself bigger than I've ever been is motivation to keep going. ;)

I'm also planning on doing some cardio exercises - I've got an app that gives 5 minute exercises, although I did it on Monday and my calves seized up, so I didn't do any today. But I did go out around the town, which involves walking up our steep hill. :D

Right now I'm eating a large meal in the afternoon, and then something much smaller in the evening, if I'm even hungry at all. This Monday just gone is my first day of the new regime, so I've not had any progress yet. :D But I am feeling better after pilates - I really have to keep reminding myself when I don't want to do things that lovely feeling you get after you've done some exercise. :)

Vana, that's great news about the treadmill. And great that you and Guru are doing things together. Having a partner in exercise can be really motivating. I have a really good friend from university who has lost lots of weight and now runs half marathons (which I'm pretty sure she never imagined she would do!) and I really wish she lived closer (she lives 4 hours away) because we'd keep each other motivated and have fun exercising together. Even with all the online support, it is kind of a lonely business exercising on your own.

Anyway, hurray for a new thread, and keep your chin up. :thumbsup:
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby hamlet » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:17 pm

I know how you feel, CR. So many days I want to drop kick my scale right out the window. Last year, I set a goal that in 2013 I wanted to lose another 15-20 pounds, down to 150. I didn't get there. Not even close. And I've been roller coastering up and down around and around and it's driving me insane.

And Halloween just didn't help at all.

So, my fitness goal for 2014 is the same. I want to lose the next 15-20 pounds and, as I've said to some folks in private, lose the gut. I'd like to have a flat stomach, or flatter at least.

Gonna have to kick my own backside to do it, though, and relearn all the good habits I had before and unlearn all the bad ones I've reacquired.

I refuse to buy any pants larger than the ones I have now. Absolutely, adamantly refuse. I will go naked in public before that happens.

C'mon and join me in the greuling deathmarch towards better health! :D
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:23 pm

Welcome Hamlet and heliona!!! We all face the ever present procrastination bug that haunts around every corner and in ever cupboard. I personally have to be jump started and reminded frequently to get off my bum. Where I am working right now I do get up and down and climb stairs some days but nothing like I used to at my full time job. So if I dont stay on top of it, I will balloon up in weight I am sure.

I can not afford that in that my health will get worse. I dont want that and I am like Hamlet, I adamantly dont want to give in and buy any clothing larger. I went down a size shirt and pants and refuse to go back!

So together we shall keep climbing the trail to better fitness and encouraging each other no matter how long it takes or what detours we end up making. The goal is at the top and that is where we need to set our eyes and minds. Stay with me folks and we can help carry each other as Sam tried to do for Frodo!

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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:22 pm

I was talking with my family last night and said I was going to start finding recipies for food we like that are healthier and everyone seemed on board. I picked up a weight watchers cookbook at the estate we're working on, and my friend tuned me into a website called "Your Lighter Side" that I'm going to start utilizing. *crosses fingers*
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:06 pm

You might also check the recipes at Sparkpeople.com they look absolutely get and they have a cook book as well.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:10 pm

I have added to the first post information from our original thread back in 2012. So feel free to use it if it helps you, I know it helps me.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Cock-Robin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:45 pm

Here's the link to our Spark People thread as well. Let's get moving!

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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby hamlet » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:26 am

Spent about 6 hours on Saturday raking and bagging leaves. I guess that counts as exercise.

Undone by Sunday, though. The rain kept me inside and dinner . . . sorta exploded. A nice pan sauteed chicken breast, but smothered in home made gravy with mushrooms and onions. Honestly, I'm not sure how it exploded into what it did. Tasty, but probably very bad for me.
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Postby heliona » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:56 pm

6 hours - I'll say that counts. :) And having one bad-for-you, enjoyable meal is all right, I think. :)

Well, Monday is my weigh-in day and it appears I've lost a pound. I wish it had been more, but I wasn't very good with food last week. But my pilates and plank challenge is going well. It seems that my new strategy of doing it in front of the wardrobe mirror directly after getting up in the morning suits me better than coming downstairs and instantly getting distracted. (It also means that I don't have to worry about what my neighbours think I'm doing since I keep the bedroom curtains closed. ;) )
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:51 pm

Good for you heliona!! A pound in the right direction is a very good thing and slowly lost is usually kept off easier. :hug:

hamlet I would say the hours of bagging leaves and raking leaves should most definitely count as exercise. Now dont let that dinner become a recurring thing and it should be alright. :thumbsup:

I have not lost anything this week from last week but I am eating better and moving more. I did spend 15 minutes on the treadmill that first day but have not been back on it yet. I need to get more faithful to exercise again. I don't want to make excuses but it was a rough week with the cat's health issue and some unusual events to attend. But I think we did well considering. Now we just have to get past this and move on!
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby heliona » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:22 pm

Vanaladiel wrote:Good for you heliona!! A pound in the right direction is a very good thing and slowly lost is usually kept off easier. :hug:


You'd think, wouldn't you? Apparently I'm very good at putting it back on! ;) However, I'm heavier than I've ever been and this time I have to lose it and keep it off, so I'm more determined than I've been before, I think. :)

I have not lost anything this week from last week but I am eating better and moving more. I did spend 15 minutes on the treadmill that first day but have not been back on it yet. I need to get more faithful to exercise again. I don't want to make excuses but it was a rough week with the cat's health issue and some unusual events to attend. But I think we did well considering. Now we just have to get past this and move on!


If you can get into a routine, then perhaps that will help. It certainly seems to be working for me - doing my exercises before anything else means I'm more likely to do them. :) Good luck! :hug: (And not losing anything is a bonus in the sense that you've not gained, either. :) )
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:34 am

hamlet: I keep reading that you should never discount the work you would do anyhow: housework, yardwork, and so on. So raking leaves would definitely count.

And I have to remind myself that no losing doesn't mean bad, it just means the scale doesn't reflect what you did do, for whatever reason. I actually read an article that said women shouldn't worry so much about the scale because so much of our lives can alter the reality...to focus more on how your clothes fit, how you feel, etc. and keep the scale as a guideline. So the pants that were falling off of me the other day... ;)

I am actually between sizes at the moment. One size is a wee bit too small, the next one up is a wee bit too big. :roll:

Yesterday I did good. :) I knew we had chicken put out for supper and I decided to get on weight watchers site and explore recipes. I found one that I had to doctor a bit because I had less of the ingredients than I thought, but it still worked out okay. I'm going to try again sometime with a more accurate ingredient list and updated cooking time. I told mom if she tells me what she puts out ahead of time, I'll do that more often.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby SilverScribe » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:48 am

IrisBrandybuck wrote:I am actually between sizes at the moment. One size is a wee bit too small, the next one up is a wee bit too big. :roll:


That's actually a weird place to be, isn't it? You either look like you're wearing your little sister's clothes, or your mom's. ;) :D :D

CR, hang in there! You've come a very very long way and should be proud of yourself. :)

Just stopping by very, very quickly to say :hihi: Hi! and congratulate everyone on their commitment and of course, on all the successes, in whatever form they take. It's all good. :)

I lost an additional 5 pounds this past spring/summer which isn't coming back . . . not sure how that happened but I suspect it's my uber-hectic schedule. :shock:

And now, there's been lots of shovelling and yes! It's cross-country ski season again. I cut this year's first trail on Sunday and we're getting oodles more snow this week so I plan to get out and "groom" it nice and proper this coming weekend . . . ;)

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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby hamlet » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:24 am

Yesterday I managed to get 5 miles of walking in. Not all at once, really, but 5 miles overall. Which is good.

Today, I'm hoping for the same.

Tonight's supper, I'm planning on making some butternut squash soup which, except for some cream at the end, is full of very healthy things and not so much of anything bad. I'm reaslly looking forward to it and hope I can find some fresh chives in the supermarket on the way home tonight. Those would taste yummy on top.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:04 am

Someday...someday...I want to have a small herb garden, maybe in a window like rwhen has said she has. Although chives are super easy to grow and hard to kill. ;)
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby hamlet » Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:41 am

I manage to grow herbs in my yard. One of the very few things that won't die on me.

Though northern NJ is too cold in the winter for these plants, I manage to keep them alive by planting them over the water main inlet and right next to the blacktop driveway, which keeps the soil just warm enough to let these plants overwinter here. Makes a really nice scent garden, actually, on those hot days in summer.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:37 pm

I want to get a real garden going this coming Spring so I will be starting some plants this early Spring or late Winter in the house. I just hope I can find a way to keep China from chewing on them.

Well I said I had not lost anything this week and I guess I have been but for some reason the scale didn't show it on Sunday. I have lost 4 pounds and my bp is doing great!! the doctor says it is at 128/62 with my pulse at 60 and steady. Great news for me so the working out and all is starting to really show in my health!!! I am going to do all I can to make it this time and keep it off. I am committed!
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Cock-Robin » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:30 am

I'm proud of you, Vana! I wish I could report such success, but not this year. I'm struggling like I didn't last year. I've got to get it back down. Here's a blog I recently did at Spark People:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_publi ... id=5537495

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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:15 pm

You can do it hon!! I have seen what you are capable of and know that though it seems a struggle right now. You have the determination and the ability to do what you set out to do.

So let's shake off what has gone on before and start out again from where we currently are and move on to the goal! I know your health is better then when you started, so let's go on to more improvements in our health.

My blood pressure is down where it should be and that has taken several years to get there. Now I want to get in better shape and fit into the cuter clothing that I want to be proud to buy!!!

Are you with me CR? Stop the negative and let's get positive and do this thing right!!!
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Cock-Robin » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:59 pm

Here's a blog to enjoy while we prepare for Thanksgiving, or on this year, Thanksgivukkah!

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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:08 am

I keep gaining and losing the same few pounds. *frustrated* But I'm going to keep at it because I have too. I tell myself, even if you make little changes, they'll add up eventually.

I try to make myself walk places too. I was tempted to drive to my meeting yesterday but did a stern talking too...it's just over a block away, not far at all, and it wasn't icy yet, just snowing. I was going to walk more after the meeting, but it was turning nasty at that point.

*sigh* Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...
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Postby Cock-Robin » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:54 pm

2013 has been a total disaster for me. I started out about 200 and ended up at 225. I want to get back on track and get back to where I was at the beginning of the year. I did it before, and I can do it again.
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby Vanaladiel » Sun Dec 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Of course you can CR!! I love your attitude and I am there with you all the way!!!
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Re: Recommitting to fitness through 2014!

Postby IrisBrandybuck » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:29 pm

You can do it, CR! :hug:

We can all do it...this is our year!
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