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ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
Hi! I've been a member here for a while, I dropped out for a bit and now am motivated to get back into the action. Recently joined a gym and I'm working at this. My best success was a group of people who shared almost daily and motivated and pushed each other. We shared struggles, success and just overall frustration and joy! I'm looking to find those core people again. Create friendship and get to a healthy lifestyle! I plan on checking in daily, I'm bad on the weekends, but I will try harder. Please share in this group if you are looking for a core group to help you get to where you want to be. I don't care if you have 20 or 100 lbs to lose, I promise to be a good cheerleader! =)
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  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Welcome cr6nd! I cut out soda as well! I was having at least one a day and sometimes 2... I went from reg soda to diet, to now, nothing! WATER! I do Arbonne Fizz Sticks sometimes too to help if I feel I need some carbonation! I still have a wicked sweet tooth though! Ugh! My dad is that way too, I think he rubs off on me! =) I love the mindless eating goal! I need to do that! I just ate my breakfast in front of my computer screen and barely realized I ate at all! Great goal!!
  • GillianSmith2GillianSmith2 Posts: 387Member Member Posts: 387Member Member
    I would love to be in the core group. Please :)
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Welcome Gillian!!
  • Gibbsy21Gibbsy21 Posts: 23Member Member Posts: 23Member Member
    ShyCush6 wrote: »
    Good morning! Had a not so great weekend. But not off the charts either! My daughter's birthday party and 5 teenager kids running around, constantly eating! =) Hard not to snack with them as well! And I made homemade cinnamon rolls as requested and damn if they are just to yummy to pass up! Happy with myself as I was up and at it at the gym this morning! Did the treadmill today, trying to build up my cardio! Also, trying to beat my sister with our fitbit steps too! Hoping for a good week! So far so good! Hope you all had a great weekend and are off for a awesome, fit week!

    I seem to always have a bad weekend. I always try to to eat out or go way over my calorie limit. This is why instead of putting my limit at 1700 I put it around 1500 becuase I know how I am. This will keep me from going waaay over, because I know I probably will. I'm also going to restart doing the Les Mills Combat today. Hopefully I will be able to complete it this time.
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Welcome Darklords.... Hope to catch up and don't be afraid to share accomplishments, struggles.. We are in this battle together! =)
  • DarklordsDarklords Posts: 3,209Member Member Posts: 3,209Member Member
    THANKS :) I am on a 1200 cal a day and some days it is hard not to go over while other days like today I will have a hard time meeting that. I have tried logging all my food in at once for the day that way I will stick to a meal today I will be hard pressed to get all that into me
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Weekends are my toughest battle... I'm a beer kind of girl and damn if I don't enjoy having one, here and there on the weekend. Plus, my hubby and I like a nice dinner out at least on Friday or Saturday night. And one of us will cook a big breakfast on Sat or Sun. morning as well! Ugh! Plus I am awful at making it to the gym on the weekend! I need to get better at that! I do have an elliptical in my basement and I need to square away a few moments for that at least! I enjoy that sometimes as it is my Netflix getaway! =) I am going to make a goal that on Wednesday evening when my husbands bowls, I will go to the gym. So hopefully getting in a weight lifting and a cardio session in on one day. You can question me about that and make sure I follow through! =)
  • DarklordsDarklords Posts: 3,209Member Member Posts: 3,209Member Member
    ok I will, I purchased a set of resistance bands and they seem to help.. probably not as good as weighs but it is better than nothing. I live in the country so getting to a gym after work is difficult to do. I did try it for awhile but was working out with home life
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
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  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    I have to remember this tonight, as we are going for Italian... Bread and pasta! Yikes! My favs.
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  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Darklords wrote: »
    ok I will, I purchased a set of resistance bands and they seem to help.. probably not as good as weighs but it is better than nothing. I live in the country so getting to a gym after work is difficult to do. I did try it for awhile but was working out with home life

    One of my friends posted a resistance band option for squats. Said it is much easier on the knees. I want to try that. Bad right knee. I need to purchase some bands. I would not know if they are better or worse, but guess what... you are using them and that is the plus! You don't need a gym... if you are doing the workouts.. you are bettering yourself! Keep up the good work!
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  • DarklordsDarklords Posts: 3,209Member Member Posts: 3,209Member Member
    ShyCush6 wrote: »
    I have to remember this tonight, as we are going for Italian... Bread and pasta! Yikes! My favs.

    YOU MUST BEHAVE!! lol, but Italian is so good just put that picture on your phone and look at it when you are feeling the need for more
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Darklords wrote: »
    ShyCush6 wrote: »
    YOU MUST BEHAVE!! lol, but Italian is so good just put that picture on your phone and look at it when you are feeling the need for more
    That is a great idea!!! I should do that!!
  • MrsrobinsonclMrsrobinsoncl Posts: 72Member Member Posts: 72Member Member
    I'd love to join you guys!!! I use to be in pretty good shape, I worked on a wildland fire crew in the summers hiking all over the place carrying packs and running with the crew. Then I got a desk job, married and kids, blah blah blah same old excuses. I am currently on week 3 day 1 of the couch to 10k program, hoping to run a half marathon next summer or fall. I ran one many many years ago and loved the feeling of accomplishment.
    I do pretty good during the week, making my meals in advance and not picking up any snacks during the day. I've been running/walking or lifting at lunch every day and even got my supervisor to agree to let me come in eaarly a few days a week so I can take a longer lunch to workout. I find that is the easiest time for me to get workouts in, when I get home I have kids to take care of, dinner and we have a farm so lots of chores to do! I got a garmin Vivosmart for my birthday :) and have been challenging meself for steps every day, If anyone wants to do a step challenge Im game :)
  • gearster2014gearster2014 Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
    Hi All,
    I am pretty keen to join this group, too many false starts trying to do it all on my own. I get going.... Get good results and then life happens and before I catch my breathe I am back to square one (or worse). Be very keen to help others when they are struggling if I know they will be there for me when I am down! Accountability/weekly scales all for it.
  • DarklordsDarklords Posts: 3,209Member Member Posts: 3,209Member Member
    if anyone wants to add me as a friend go ahead, support always welcome and given
  • jessykab74jessykab74 Posts: 144Member Member Posts: 144Member Member
    I would love to be part of your core group as well. It sounds like we have a lot in common. We know how to do it just need to keep the motivation going. :)
  • DorisIsDoingItDorisIsDoingIt Posts: 19Member Member Posts: 19Member Member
    I have dabbled before but this is my fresh start. I would love to join the group and really do this.
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    I'd love to join you guys!!! I use to be in pretty good shape, I worked on a wildland fire crew in the summers hiking all over the place carrying packs and running with the crew. Then I got a desk job, married and kids, blah blah blah same old excuses. I am currently on week 3 day 1 of the couch to 10k program, hoping to run a half marathon next summer or fall. I ran one many many years ago and loved the feeling of accomplishment.
    I do pretty good during the week, making my meals in advance and not picking up any snacks during the day. I've been running/walking or lifting at lunch every day and even got my supervisor to agree to let me come in eaarly a few days a week so I can take a longer lunch to workout. I find that is the easiest time for me to get workouts in, when I get home I have kids to take care of, dinner and we have a farm so lots of chores to do! I got a garmin Vivosmart for my birthday :) and have been challenging meself for steps every day, If anyone wants to do a step challenge Im game :)

    Welcome Mrs. Robinson! Desk jobs are so hard! 8 hours of my day sitting at a computer! ugh! Easy to grab snacks that are awful! I need to pack daily good for me snacks! Great job on the couch to 5K! I did a couple 5K obstacles the last few years! Those were really fun and not just a straight 5k so it made it more exciting. I just got a fitbit as well! Post your daily steps and I'll post mine, if I'm not too embarrassed! LOL!
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    jessykab74 wrote: »
    I would love to be part of your core group as well. It sounds like we have a lot in common. We know how to do it just need to keep the motivation going. :)

    Welcome Jessy! Hope to hear how you're doing and willing to keep you motivated!
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    I have dabbled before but this is my fresh start. I would love to join the group and really do this.

    Welcome Doris! Check in often! Looking forward to helping on the journey!
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Might be a good time to check in... help let people know where you are and your goals, etc. I'll go first.
    My name is Shyanne (Shy), I'm from Wisconsin, I'm 40 years old and looking to lose about 40 lbs. I plan to check in daily... maybe not so much on weekends. I'm going to post my weight loss every Friday and my steps daily if there are others who want to do the step challenge... Yesterday I had 7,263. My biggest challenge is carbs. I love bread, and pasta! I have a sweet tooth as well! Hope you can help me through this and get me to where I want to be. I set my goal on here for 10 lbs at a time... hoping hitting my goals will motivate me further, than one big goal that is so far away!
  • ravenzbaby47ravenzbaby47 Posts: 29Member Member Posts: 29Member Member
    Hi everyone! My name is ashlee and I am a night shift nurse...I never seemed to struggle on the night shift until I started working in the nicu in March which is a much closer unit and it seems like we have a party everyday...I would love to join this group and make some new friends to keep each other motivated!
  • ShyCush6ShyCush6 Posts: 998Member Member Posts: 998Member Member
    Hi everyone! My name is ashlee and I am a night shift nurse...I never seemed to struggle on the night shift until I started working in the nicu in March which is a much closer unit and it seems like we have a party everyday...I would love to join this group and make some new friends to keep each other motivated!
    Welcome Ashlee!! Let's do this!
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