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Old 07-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
 
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So, I know there are alot of us out there who are not sticking to our healthy living goals (exercising more, eating right, drinking more water,etc) therefore I thought it would be fun to do a 40 day challenge where whatever our healthy goal is we have to commit to getting it done for the next 40 days & we can post our struggles/progress w/each other. No strict rules...just commit, post your goals & how you are doing at least once a week. Hope everyone will join!

Goal: Get back to exercising no less than 5 days a week, drink my green tea each morning, give up red meat & pork & up my water intake!

Challenge starts 7/5/2011
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:05 PM   #2
 
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I am so in. I am documenting my weightloss journey on youtube, so I don't fail. My goals are to stick to my diet, exercise everyday, and stay positive no matter what.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:05 AM   #3
 
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I'm in. I will exercise 5 days a week, pure foods, nothing processed to include breads, pasta and table sugar. I will increase my water intake also. Thank you so much.

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #4
 
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I am so in. I am documenting my weightloss journey on youtube, so I don't fail. My goals are to stick to my diet, exercise everyday, and stay positive no matter what.
I think I will add that one to my goals as well. I have been going thru a rough patch w/my child's father lately which includes me just having left court today. So its been hard to stay positive in spite of it all but I am pressing on!

Good luck to both of you ladies. I know we can all reach our goals!
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:45 PM   #5
 
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hope u ladies dont mind another one!!!

im gonna kick my killer soda habit eat healthier,spend more time outside being active with the kids,and stop skipping breakfast!
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Old 07-05-2011, 02:34 PM   #6
 
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I'm in. 5 glasses of water a day and 2 servings each of raw fruits & veggies. No soda and I'll take a walk at least once a day.

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Old 07-05-2011, 03:35 PM   #7
 
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Im in. Now more skipping meals and increase water intake.

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Old 07-05-2011, 06:42 PM   #8
 
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Welcome everyone! The more we get the better! I've been sooo busy today I haven't even had my green tea today but I will have it b4 bed. I have however had plenty of water so thats a plus!
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:58 AM   #9
 
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I am a day late, but I'd like to join. I got on the scale today and saw that I have gained back 22 of the 35 pounds that I had lost. It is so hard when the hubs still looks at me like I just stepped out of the sport's illustrated swim suit issue.

Anyway, I need to walk 5 days a week, drink lots of water, and stop eating after dinner.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
 
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I am a day late, but I'd like to join. I got on the scale today and saw that I have gained back 22 of the 35 pounds that I had lost. It is so hard when the hubs still looks at me like I just stepped out of the sport's illustrated swim suit issue.

Anyway, I need to walk 5 days a week, drink lots of water, and stop eating after dinner.
But thats the wonderful part! Who doesn't want someone who loves them thru thick & thin (literally) LOL! I do understand though. I will get in a routine & be good at it & then fall off & then when I weigh myself again finally I'm like oh no! But thats the point of this thread ...to commit to getting it done which I know we will all do!

I do have a confession tho...sadly I did only half of my goals yesterday (water & tea)...no exercise & I ate pork!...I was crazy busy yesterday & starving! Thats the only reason I ate it bc it was available but thats no excuse!

If I'm gonna do it I should do it all the way. No excuses! I did however go to the grocery store & stock up on more water & fruits today. I had my green tea this morning & am sipping water as I type. I plan on doing my workout dvd when my son takes a nap.
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Old 07-06-2011, 03:00 PM   #11
 
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ok im good on the no soda but after promising myself to limit my carbs i did the unthinkable,after being up all night with little ones and a spat with my hubby i ate a hot dog...on a bun!!!!! im so sad, im such an emotional eater. but ok jump right back in right? ill have better luck tomorrow i hope.


on another note, my hubby swears im as hot to him as the day we met but i cannot get that "im sexy" mentality. like with this extra weight my mojo has died...any of ladies ever feel off ur game or less than attractive?

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:13 PM   #12
 
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[QUOTE=curlykristx;1710578]ok im good on the no soda but after promising myself to limit my carbs i did the unthinkable,after being up all night with little ones and a spat with my hubby i ate a hot dog...on a bun!!!!! im so sad, im such an emotional eater. but ok jump right back in right? ill have better luck tomorrow i hope.


on another note, my hubby swears im as hot to him as the day we met but i cannot get that "im sexy" mentality. like with this extra weight my mojo has died...any of ladies ever feel off ur game or less than attractive?[/QUOTE]

I completely understand that. Everyone could be telling me I look good but if I don't feel it, it doesn't matter. In that respect you have to do what makes you happy despite what friends, family or even hubby has to say about it. So if your feeling down find a way to change it!

Yes to your last question. I believe not just as women but people in general we all feel a little 'off' some days... I know I do. I am generally a relatively confident person but I do have my moments like anyone else. I just try to give myself a mental check...am I feeling down bc of this or that & once I try to figure out where the feeling came from I try to remind myself of all my lovely qualities & then I do something that makes me feel good (pedicure, exercise, long shower/bath,etc.).
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:26 PM   #13
 
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Ups didn't know that i was that late.

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Old 07-07-2011, 02:35 PM   #14
 
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thanks jaylensmami

as a mom ive really lost myself, its always my kids, their dad,my mom and then im left at the end of the list if there is even time to get to myself.i have trouble even getting up the desire to do my hair or make up,heck sometimes i skip shaving lol. but ive gotta say that ive been inspired by all ive read here so im pushing myself, my hair was my fav feature before my last child but i got stuck in the ponytail routine and totally neglected it so im conditioning like crazy,eating healthier,taking vitamins and trying to find my swagger lol, thanks for the inspiration ladies!
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:35 PM   #15
 
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I'm in (2 days late, but I've been working on these lately). I think the accountability is so helpful! I'm on a super healthy diet lately to try and see if I can figure out if any foods trigger or exacerbate some health issues I have. I've been doing good with the diet but not the other healthy things I need to work on (trying to lose 10 pounds I gained! ugh...)

So, my goals: continue my diet/start trying to figure out trigger foods, drink 8 glasses of water a day with 1-2 of them being green tea, and do at least 30 minutes of elliptical or yoga 5 days a week.

Not doing great today, though. Diet was good, but not enough water today and I was going to do yoga after work but have felt nauseous since I got home :-/ I am going to go drink a cup of water, make a cup of green tea, and hopefully I'll feel better and can do a few minutes of yoga before bed.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #16
 
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I'm in! My plan is to exercise 5-6 days a week (spinning, elliptical, weight train, other assorted cardio), to drink more water and to eat more veggies and fruit and less carbs.

Does anyone use an app to document food intake and exercise? I started but feel no motivation to use them. :l

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #17
 
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What do you all use for motivation?

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I'm in! My plan is to exercise 5-6 days a week (spinning, elliptical, weight train, other assorted cardio), to drink more water and to eat more veggies and fruit and less carbs.

Does anyone use an app to document food intake and exercise? I started but feel no motivation to use them. :l

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My SIL had given me the name of an online site that lets you see all the calories of restaurant/fast food meals as well as an exercise log. I will ask her in the am for them again & post.

I do however like the idea of doing a food diary. At first I was like oh no but when I actually did it & I had a 'bad day' it really helped to see every little thing I put into my mouth...I can always justify that cookie I had and brush it off but you can't argue w/something written in black & white! Plus that bit of guilt I had after eating it along w/having to see the reality of my bad choices made me eat better. I have since stopped but will start again tomorrow.


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Like I stated above, the food diary really helps (I even write down what I drink...its amazing how many calories we take in each day just from drinking alone), trying to keep readily available healthy food choices well stocked (already cut fruit/veggies so when I want something I don't have to chop it up. Its already ready to eat, yogurt, special K bars,etc) & not even buying the junk, taking pictures of myself in an outfit I really wanna look hot in & looking at it everyday (sometimes twice a day if I'm tempted to eat something I shouldn't), buying a really cute outfit in a size smaller than I can wear & hanging it where I can see it everyday, posting a picture of myself when I was hot (lol) & have it where I can easily see it & finally weighing myself everyday or no less than every couple of days...seeing if my weight is fluctuating too much helps me stay focused & change any bad habits before my weight gets outa control.
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Old 07-07-2011, 09:12 PM   #19
 
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I'm in! I lost 25lbs a year ago, and have maintained but would like to begin losing more. I was an athlete in high school and for a year in college and want to get back into that shape.

Goal: workout at least 5 times per week, replace lunch or breakfast with a protein shake, eat fast food less, stick with my weight watchers plan
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I'm in! I would like to get to 160. I'm currently 178. I need to work on vitamins, water, and up my exercise to 5 times a week.

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