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Thursday, July 11, 2013

My friends. Let me start off by saying I love my friends but they aren't the best when it comes to motivation. My best friends are both overweight and need to lose weight for health reasons but they really don't put out the effort. I hear a lot of " I need to lose weight" "I am going to start exercising" "I am going to stop eating out". So far..... hasn't happened. I love them but I now know I can't depend on them for my motivation. It is all on me.

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ELISADENK 11/4/2013 7:21PM

    Oh yeah..... I got friends like that, too!


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BONNIEBONNEAU 7/15/2013 11:48AM

    hello !
I understand very well !!

I tell my husband , that I am trying to lose weight ..what did he buy on sat ??

a chocolate cake !!!
I just looked at him - (ty for nothing !)
we have to help each other !

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NYARAMULA 7/12/2013 12:26AM

    Maybe it is your job to motivate them. When they see you determined to make the right choices and start exercising, they might just be inspired enough to join you. Sometimes we get our motivation from motivating others. You are a good friend to be concerned about your friends. Now go on and show them the right way.

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FITWITHIN 7/11/2013 8:12PM

    I believe once they she that you have made changes in your life, and progress with your weight lost then they will began to get on board with you. I've been doing my thing solo every since I started. I truly know where you coming from not having that support like you where hoping for. Start by taking before pictures and measurements, so you have a progress guide during your journey. Best of luck and be strong on your journey. emoticon

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Wasted Time

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ok, this is not going to be hard. When asked what wastes my time the most its definitely TV. I don't even need to do an time audit because my TV watching has been a big problem for a long time. I have tried many times to give up the habit but I was an only child that had to come home from school to an empty house. I was ok because I had my friend and babysitter, the TV. I am well aware of how I am NOT motivated to do anything because I might miss something, anything of importance on TV. I suppose I could figure out what shows I absolutely love and DVR those and forget the rest. I could spend that precious time taking care of myself and my family.

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ELISADENK 11/4/2013 7:20PM

    I agree w/ DESERT. Combining things that you love doing w/ other things that are helpful.

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    I'm not a big "TV-watcher" (I prefer to listen to music all day) but I know that I spend too much time online... Trying to do less of that this summer... I don't want my kids to remember their childhood as having a mom that was always on the computer! Good luck, I think you're on the right track! emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 6/28/2013 10:35AM

    You could make a rule for yourself that you have to do something active while watching TV. I have a rebounder (mini-trampoline) in front of my TV and will jump or run in place while watching. That way, I accomplish my cardio instead of being a couch potato.

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Excuses, excuses

Thursday, September 27, 2012

I have so many excuses for everything. The excuses I have come up with for not exercising aren't unique but they serve there purposes. The one I use the most is " I can't exercise while my husband is up". I've talked to him about this and he poo poo's that excuse and says just do it. Ok, what about how tired I am? Well, I probably wouldn't be so tired if I got regular exercise. Well I don't want anyone to see me in my exercise clothes. Dude, you are such a dork, that is what exercise DVD's are for. Last but not least, I have no time. Of course you don't have time because you just spent 2 hours sitting on your ample butt watching TV. GET UP AND DO SOMETHING!

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WATERDIAMONDS 9/28/2012 1:13PM

    Good for you for recognizing that the choice is always yours and for making the decision to choose differently.

Go for it!!!


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  I totally get it. I have a difficult time exercising when my husband is even in the house. I've managed to find ways around it though "You are NOT allowed in here for the next 45 minutes - I don't care if the house is burning down."

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SELTZER111 9/27/2012 7:15PM

    Changes happen one choice at a time !! you CAN do it !! Good luck on your journey to a healthier you !! emoticon

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    Once you get out there and start you will feel so much better. Start out small then work your way up. When I started exercising I began walking for 15 minutes at a time.

You will get the hang of it. Keep going forward and NEVER look back!


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DESERTJULZ 9/27/2012 4:34PM

    For the first hour I watch TV, I am only allowed to watch if I am exercising at the same time. After I have put in an hour, then I'm allowed to sit and watch. Maybe a similar rule would help you. Try starting with 15 straight minutes, then move it up!

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MINNIEKS6101 9/27/2012 4:17PM

    I hear ya! I always have excuses and I am trying to put them aside. I read a post one day that said "no matter how busy you are there is someone busier working out right one". I felt like a turd and got on the treadmill. No excuses, just one day at a time!

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