Challenge Forum: Looking forward to the challenge

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Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 09:38
I really need to drop 20 lbs. I am not liking how my clothes have been fitting lately and it's putting me into a nasty cycle...I get mad, depressed, then go find something to snack on (usually not healthy one's either!). Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

So I am definitely up for the challenge. Need to start some kind of a schedule at the gym since I am paying for it and I haven't been going. Not sure if I'll be able to do the 90 minutes, but perhaps I can take a couple of 60 minute classes and squeeze in some cardio on the weekends.

I am glad this is 12 weeks. Hopefully it will help keep me on the straight and narrow since the dreaded holidays are coming up. And for me it seems to be a downward spiral beginning with Halloween!
Mother [mu-ther]- noun
1. One person who does the work of twenty. For free.
(see also: 'masochist', 'loony', 'saint')

Joined: Aug 11
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Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 10:50
SandraDee, would love to get back to 148, but haven't seen that in years. 20 lbs. would put me at 140. Lost 10 lbs last winter but it was because of marital problems. Now that we're recitfied things, gained it back. I Jazzercise twice a week and am going to start a cardio interval strength training class tonight!, so I am on the right track. I agree, the holidays are hard. We'll all pull together and lose the 20!

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Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 22:21
SandraDee, Think of it this way you can walk on the treadmill for the 90 minutes. Go at a time when you would normally watch tv and watch your shows while walking I do or I take my nook and read for 90 minutes while walking...Multi-tasking is what make my working out 90 to 120 minutes a day 5 days a week possible. We are all in this together!

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Posted: 31 Oct 2011, 14:54
A year ago I got out of an extremely abusive relationship, before then I had always thought of myself as a very strong person but having someone physically hurt me whenever they liked made me feel weaker than I'd ever felt in my life. I'm currently weighing in at 140, and though I'm happy with my body I would love to go back to the 120 I was before my abusive ex, I want to feel strong again. Actually I want to feel stronger than I've ever been Smile I truly believe we can all do it if we focus.