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    Quote Originally Posted by womanridge View Post
    You are all making me feel the old parochial guilt. I will behave beginning Jan. 2nd.
    Karen, keep this in mind: Its easier to stay fit than get fit! Feeling guilty?

    AKBeemer, I'd say, "Forget the scales"! Put full length mirrors around the house; especially in the bathroom, and check yourself out frequently. Since muscle weighs more than fat, a scale can be deceiving and discouraging. It isn't so much how much you weigh, but how it is packaged and carried.

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    I've gained 5 pounds since my husband broke his leg. I'm out of my exercise routine and its affecting my attitude and the way my clothes fit.

    I "tuned up" the Nordic Trak two weeks ago and took a 30 minute "spin" today. I finished up with some weights,then stretches. Feels good! My plan is to ski on the Nordie at least five days a week and add light weight training 2 or 3 days a week. If it ever snows and I can get out on real skis, I'll be a happy camper.
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    -eating strictly vegetarian at home, lots of tofu and meat substitutes

    -red meat once a week

    -replacing all lunchtime "crap food" (subway, chipotle burritos, halal cart) with a real boring salad/bean/1 scoop of chicken salad combo from the by the pound place

    -diet soda, 2 a week and a friday regular soda "treat", keeping sugar consumption low in general

    -eat breakfast and have a multi-vitamin, you'll have less for lunch and feel more energetic all day. instead of taking the elevator 3 floors, you'll take the stairs, heck, i often walk down from the 18th floor where i go often to my office on the 3rd.

    -2 miles on the stationary bike, 3-5 miles on the treadmill, 5 times a week. i noticed i run more if i listen to my ipod, less if i watch "cash cab" on the treadmill tv. music that is good for running - The Happy Mondays, Mercyful Fate, NYC late 80s hardcore. music that is bad for running - Steely Dan, The Fall.

    -less beer


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    Our diet in America is mostly sugar & things that turn to sugar. Mostly artifical factory made fake food stuffs. Exercise and try to eat from the farmers market, stuff of a 150 years ago. At least that is how I am trying to go about it. Soda really bad stuff, white bread also. ymmv
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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    -eating strictly vegetarian at home, lots of tofu and meat substitutes ...

    -less beer

    Yer killin' me, here!
    And of course, the advice is sensible even for general health purposes, let alone
    weight loss.
    I hate it that thoughtful selections and moderation are always the answers rather than
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    What do you mean no magic?

    Next you'll be telling me there's no Santa Claus!

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    Not in KS anymore!!

    Well Voni, you are not in KS anymore! But I agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaZanetti View Post
    -eating strictly vegetarian at home, lots of tofu and meat substitutes

    -red meat once a week

    -replacing all lunchtime "crap food" (subway, chipotle burritos, halal cart) with a real boring salad/bean/1 scoop of chicken salad combo from the by the pound place

    -diet soda, 2 a week and a friday regular soda "treat", keeping sugar consumption low in general

    -eat breakfast and have a multi-vitamin, you'll have less for lunch and feel more energetic all day. instead of taking the elevator 3 floors, you'll take the stairs, heck, i often walk down from the 18th floor where i go often to my office on the 3rd.

    -2 miles on the stationary bike, 3-5 miles on the treadmill, 5 times a week. i noticed i run more if i listen to my ipod, less if i watch "cash cab" on the treadmill tv. music that is good for running - The Happy Mondays, Mercyful Fate, NYC late 80s hardcore. music that is bad for running - Steely Dan, The Fall.

    -less beer

    Has someone told you that you are large? Tall, yes. But iirc from seeing you at Johnson City you are in fine shape.
    But kudos to you for following such a strict regimen.

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    OK. The Christmas part of the holiday is done and I've only gained a pound. So thanks for all the advice. Seems to have worked!

    How about you?

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    Reformed Vegan

    Avoiding the treats at work by snacking on raw almonds and pecans.
    Breaking the sugar addiction is soooo beneficial, no soda for me thanks water is just fine.
    I miss micro beers the most but I want to get back under 200, my 36" pants miss me.
    I can tell right away when I've gotten off track by the way I feel and the way my clothes fit. Avoid processed foods, eat the real stuff you will feel much better. It's not a diet it's a lifestyle choice. Keep your goals in mind when tempted to indulge.

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    I'm struggling with my "holiday bonus" and making a good go at getting rid of the extra pounds. I fell off the fitness wagon just before Thanksgiving. . . Mostly, I quit weighing myself daily - or even weekly. ACK!

    Last February, in preparation for riding from Baltimore to Denver in August. I vowed to lose at least 10 pounds, but mostly to just get in better shape for the 1700+ mile ride that I'd given myself 4 days to do.

    I started with walking every day. Not "strolling" but walking quickly and with purpose. I pushed myself either farther or faster every time I headed out. In a month, I had nearly doubled the distance I could do in the time I gave myself. I noticed I felt better in general, and the scale started creeping down, without depriving myself. I also weighed myself every day. Didn't fret over the little up/down bobbles, so long as the overall trend was down. It kept me from getting too far off track.

    I think the key is to start wherever you are (fitness-wise) and keep at it. Be smart about snacking. For me, deprivation can lead to a binge, so I'll limit myself to a small portion of whatever I'm hankering for rather than trying to avoid it completely (it makes me easier to live with, too).

    A REALLY good book that helped keep me at it is, "Younger Next Year for Women" by Dr. Harry S. Lodge and Chris Crowley. (I'll celebrate my 50th birthday this summer.) I got the audiobook and listened to it while I walked. It is great fun, not "medi-speak"!

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    Great advice! We need all the encouragement we can get!

    Voni
    just back from New Zealand and Hawaii only 2 pounds heavier!
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    Welcome Back, Voni. We'll be expecting pictures, of course.
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    Yoga at BMW MOA Rally in Redmond 2010

    I just posted this thread since it might help the bikers relax and stay focused and fit. If any of you are interested to participate, please join.


    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...048#post590048

    Suresh

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