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Posted on Tue, Mar 21, 2006 02:51

Walking is so important!
I haven't walked much for the last couple months, since I met Julian and now I can really feel it. Julian has a lot of difficulty walking because of the size of her breast. I gained so much weight in the last two months, probably 30 pounds - I could weight as much as 520 now... I had to get my leather trench coat enlarged and my stretch pants are at the limit.
So I decided to start walking again but it is now very hard, I get out of breath very quickly and I'm super exhausted after a walk. My back and my feet hurt. I can barely walk more than a couple blocks at a time. I have to avoid sitting down since getting up is very hard so I lean against something when I stop to rest. But I will keep doing it more and more so that even if I keep gaining weight I'll at least be trained again.



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Posted on Mon, Feb 27, 2006 15:57

My current routine is:

Mon/Wed/Fri - 45 mins on the elliptical.

Tues/Thur/Sat/Sun - 25 mins on the elliptical + 20 - 30 mins of

Resistance (free weights/pushups/crunches/stability ball)

or Tae Bo

or Mini Trampoline (great for strengthening bad knees, bad for the b*obies)

or Belly Dancing!



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Posted on Mon, Feb 27, 2006 11:52

Every morning i do breathing and stretching exercises. In the afternoon, i walk about 30 min. Its something that's my lifestyle along with the way i eat. If I get bored with the walk in the afternoon, I'll bike or just change my route.

  


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Posted on Thu, Dec 01, 2005 03:34

Hey, thanks for the positive boost! I agree that exercising regularly is important and it makes me feel a lot better. I'm still over 450 pounds but I walk everyday for a couple hours, as much as I can.



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Posted on Thu, Nov 24, 2005 21:28

"Regular exercise -- ...-- is the most loving thing we can do for ourselves! " - Promises.


I think that is a great comment, Promises. I feel healthier and more energized when I get regular exercise whether I loose weight or not.



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Posted on Sun, Nov 20, 2005 10:49

Regular exercise -- in any form, that you do at least 2 - 3 hours per week, that gets your heart rate up to at least 60 per cent of capacity -- is the most loving thing we can do for ourselves!



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Posted on Sat, Nov 19, 2005 04:45

For me, walking is good enough, as long as I do it enough. I'm 40 years old and almost 500 pounds but still walk around a lot, a couple hours everyday. If I didn't do it, I'd probably be 700 pounds by now...



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Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2005 16:02

Congratulations to everybody that has been getting healthier...and Gordon, stick with it. Its a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Remember, you didn't gain it all over-night, it took some time and will take some time to come off.

I have a multi-station machine in my garage that I try to use for about 1 hr. a day, 3 days a week. That and LA Weightloss has helped me lose 60 lbs. so far in about 4-5 mos. I have a long way to go, but the important thing is its going.
Congratulations to everybody that has been getting healthier...and Gordon, stick with it. Its a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Remember, you didn't gain it all over-night, it took some time and will take some time to come off.

I have a multi-station machine in my garage that I try to use for about 1 hr. a day, 3 days a week. That and LA Weightloss has helped me lose 60 lbs. so far in about 4-5 mos. I have a long way to go, but the important thing is its going.



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Posted on Thu, Oct 27, 2005 08:41

I FINALLY worked my was up to 65 minutes on the Stair Stepper! Geez I'm glad I quite smoking! I love it cause I go into a Zen-Like state when I'm all sweaty and the music on my MP3 is playing!

I also do weights with lots of reps BEFORE cardio...IN THE MORNING! Especially squats, which work your ENTIRE lower half! If you work out first thing in the morning (before breakfast),you burn what ever carbs you stored from the day before...PLUS..by the time you move on to cardio..your body goes into FAT BURNING MODE!!!!

I lost 15 so far..my weight did fluctuate back up(before I really started getting serious about it) and now I got a handle on it. And it's coming off FAST!


I am realizing that: I DON'T have to eat when I feed my daughter! She's 3 and likes EVERYTHING. I have to learn NOT to eat what she doesn't finish.

I'm not advocating the: "lose the darned weight and be skinny" type of mentality. I have Diabetes and Heart Disease running rampant in my family, and although I might get it (heredity) I want to be able to control it.

I know I'll never be a size 1 ever again ( thanks to Metabolife years ago), but at least I'll have an abundance of energy to keep up with my 3 year old...I call her Hurricane Abby!
I FINALLY worked my was up to 65 minutes on the Stair Stepper! Geez I'm glad I quite smoking! I love it cause I go into a Zen-Like state when I'm all sweaty and the music on my MP3 is playing!

I also do weights with lots of reps BEFORE cardio...IN THE MORNING! Especially squats, which work your ENTIRE lower half! If you work out first thing in the morning (before breakfast),you burn what ever carbs you stored from the day before...PLUS..by the time you move on to cardio..your body goes into FAT BURNING MODE!!!!

I lost 15 so far..my weight did fluctuate back up(before I really started getting serious about it) and now I got a handle on it. And it's coming off FAST!


I am realizing that: I DON'T have to eat when I feed my daughter! She's 3 and likes EVERYTHING. I have to learn NOT to eat what she doesn't finish.

I'm not advocating the: "lose the darned weight and be skinny" type of mentality. I have Diabetes and Heart Disease running rampant in my family, and although I might get it (heredity) I want to be able to control it.

I know I'll never be a size 1 ever again ( thanks to Metabolife years ago), but at least I'll have an abundance of energy to keep up with my 3 year old...I call her Hurricane Abby!



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Posted on Thu, Oct 20, 2005 08:24

Gordy... it flucuates... don't give up and stick with it! You can dooooooooooooo it!!!!!!
Gordy... it flucuates... don't give up and stick with it! You can dooooooooooooo it!!!!!!

  


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Posted on Wed, Oct 19, 2005 19:28

Latest: I'm back up to 283.....
Latest: I'm back up to 283.....



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Posted on Sat, Oct 15, 2005 12:57

I'm doing a routine at home about 3 to 5 times a week with focus on my tummy and toosh. I've noticed it gives me extra energy and my clothes are starting to fit me better. I do have a big tooshie. I don't want to lose it just firm and tone it. Maybe a toosh like Buffie the Body or Trina would be cool. Wish I knew their fitness routines...

  


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Posted on Sun, Sep 11, 2005 23:32

I have lost 100 pouds in the last 8 months by walking 4-5 times a week for an hour and swimming 3 times a week for an hour also. I made all my friends join with me so I never lack for company and if I know someone is waiting for me I can't flake. Chasing Patient bells up and down the hallways at work doesn't hurt either.



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Posted on Thu, Sep 08, 2005 11:50

I run, lift, and do the eliptical.


If you don't have time to do the eliptical and weights, do the weight training, it is better for you in the long run.

Also, I have a stationary bike at home, and I play playstation when I'm on it. It is amazing how much longer I can go when I zone out playing a game.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2005 06:47

i alternate between weight training and cardio every other day 6 days a week soo i dont over do it!!! ive even thrown in some squats on the ball lol and some crunches.tummys getting flat :)



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Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2005 02:48

I walk every day (40 min. Mon to Thurs. and Fri. Sat. Sund. 1 hour and 20 min) which has worked wonders for me. I go around a walking trail. And, I also have been watching what I have been eating so far so good. I've lost one dress size already.



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Posted on Wed, Sep 07, 2005 00:11

I joined a gym about two weeks ago. Eliptical Trainer. It's awesome. YOU WANNA FEEL THE BURN? I'm also weight training and can leg press 300lbs. I gotta work on the arms more though. I'm attending Cardio Kick, which is more dance aerobics on Thursday mornings, I have Pilates on Tuesday nights to help keep me limber and Monday and Friday Nights I am kick boxing. WOO! I have a full schedule. And after just two weeks. I'm noticing the difference!!! Woo hoo!



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Posted on Tue, Sep 06, 2005 16:52


NorthernGordon write:
Update: I'm now 278 pounds!



Gordy, don't just loose the weight like that, give it to me.. i could use it!.. LOL.. i am slim. heheheheh

  


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Posted on Mon, Sep 05, 2005 20:40

Luckily, I'm in walking distance to my office. Especially with the price of Gas!!!!. 20 minute walk to & from work and walking on my lunch break 5 days a week.



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Posted on Thu, Sep 01, 2005 11:47

YOGA!

I go three times a week, and started it for the stress relief, but i am amazed at how little movement can cause so much pain the next day.....

and its amazing for the stress....



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