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6/18/11 4:41 P

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The overlap of my achievement satisfaction and satisfaction with the physical comes in when I try on a new size and it fits. At that point I feel the satisfaction of accomplishment, as well as the pride in being a size smaller.

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6/14/11 1:20 A

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you will find it, satisfaction is the best reward and if you are working for a physical reward you are working for the wrong reason

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6/13/11 11:01 A

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Yeah, I've searched those places too. Basically, it seems impossible (or very difficult) to find these things at reasonable prices. They are running a 15% off special for larger orders right now, so maybe it's time to order. I just don't want to order the wrong size! I think I'll be wearing a small in August, but my weight loss could always slow down and give me a hard time. emoticon

I haven't gotten any rewards lately because he's broke. That's fine with me. The best reward is the satisfaction of success!

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6/10/11 6:51 P

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Hi have you considered ebay or or Amazon. Sometimes they have great things brand new more reasonable that the store

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6/10/11 10:42 A

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Exactly what I was thinking! You're good!

I like SOME of the clothes at bebe.com. The problem is that 80% of their stuff is hideous and the rest is expensive. Well, it's all expensive, even the things that I wouldn't use as curtains.

I have one formal dress that I'll wear to shows, and I need one more because we're going to be there for 5 days and we're doing several things that require formal attire. I found a couple that I like, the problem being that one looks like you'd wear it to a wedding and the other looks like you'd wear it if you were working on the street corner. Sigh. I'll find the perfect dress one of these days. I have to consider my figure and work with strengths/minimize imperfections too.

See what women go through! For men, it's a suit and tie. Presto. We have all these dresses, accessories, etc. to worry about. emoticon

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6/9/11 11:10 A

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How about a new dress to wear out on the vacation

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6/9/11 10:02 A

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Woohoo!!! Talk about needing a reward! I hit halfway today!!! I'm at 139!!! 140 was halfway!

I have no idea about a treat. I'm already thinking of the end game and how I'll look when I've lost an additional 20 lbs. I'd love a sassy dress to wear out clubbing on our Vegas vacation! emoticon

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6/5/11 8:48 A

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I hear ya about affording the rewards! I'm on SSDI and it's hard to afford anything, much less rewards. My husband actually rewards me. emoticon

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6/4/11 11:19 P

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Hi thanks for the suggestions, I am going to check it out

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6/4/11 8:16 P

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Mike, I have a great youga instructor who has modification for everything and she has spoken about them, as we have several persons with challenges in our class from fibromyalgia to frozed shoulders - whished you lived here.



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6/4/11 4:54 P

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My biggest problem with reward is affording it in the first place

Edited by: KOKOEK9 at: 6/4/2011 (16:55)
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6/4/11 1:08 P

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It turns out my scale was on the fritz and when I got a new one, it reported that I weigh 144 and not 131.5! This is kind of a major difference!

So I'm still working on some major goals, and others have been met. When I hit 140 I don't know what kind of reward I'll give myself.

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5/29/11 8:26 A

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I'm sorry to hear about your hips. Maybe a good instructor could help teach you modifications of those seated poses. There are many, many standing poses and poses on your back though. The real problem, at least I would think, wouldn't be in the sitting but would be in how the hips are used in all of yoga. They are sometimes drawn in up and towards the tailbone, like when you're in cat pose on all 4's, etc.

There is a great DVD I got from the library called "Yoga For Every Body". They show a lot of modifications, props to help with poses, and emphasize that breathe is more important than getting into a pose.

I guess what I'm getting at is that I just started and I'm already getting so much out of it. I really think it's worth a shot. You could always watch a Yoga For Every Body DVD through, and if you feel you can do it, then do what you can do. Or, invest in a session with an instructor (many are cheaper at seniors centers, at least in my area they advertise all the time) and find out how you can modify for your hips. The thing is to NOT hurt yourself, but to really get the most out of your practice.

There's a great team, Yoga Lovers, that I just joined that has already been so helpful to me.You might want to lurk on their page to see if anything they say is helpful to you.

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5/28/11 5:21 P

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I do at least to start because of some disabilities I need to work around, the worst being I have inflexible hips that have both been replaced. Even in kindergarten I could not sit cross legged and that is a large part of yoga, at least the books and tapes I have seen

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5/28/11 8:08 A

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Mike- You are 100% right! I have a "tum tum" as I not so affectionately call it. It's totally genetic. Every woman in my family has a little extra on her tum tum, and has a thicker waist than she would like, I being no exception. I have it from both sides of the family, meaning that there was really no escaping it. emoticon

This is something I need to learn to accept. I believe that my body is strong and I appreciate it, however the tum tum is something I battle every time I go for a walk or do an exercise DVD. Instead of battling it, shouldn't I just accept it and go on with enjoying the rest of me?

You don't need lessons to learn yoga. I'm learning from DVDs from the public library. They're really good. While probably not as effective as lessons, I'm getting a good workout.

I'm already gaining perspective, and I know that my flexibility, strength, and muscle balance will increase. It's really good to do. I think I'll try to fit it in every day.

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5/27/11 9:40 P

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I have heard that yoga can make a person incredibly strong without building a lot of muscle, I am divided about taking lessons, they are very expensive and I am retired. keep up the good work. Remember you are you and only you. You May want a body different than you were meant to have. Work hard to be in the best shape you can be but accept what you are.

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5/27/11 10:18 A

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KOKOEK9- I'm on Eat To Live, which is a life program that emphasizes leafy greens and other fruits and veggies. I eat one starch a day (while in the weight loss phase. More can be added later).

You bring up a good point that I need more strength conditioning. Yoga relies heavily on balance between the muscles. When I did yoga for the first time properly last time (my first attempt doesn't count), I could tell just how weak my muscles are when I thought they were strong, and how out of sync with each other they are.

The body and mind need to be in harmony. I'm hoping that this yoga practice will help with both. In the meantime, I'm not abandoning my cardio and strength routines. I need to up the intensity, especially with the strength, however they're going to be balanced with the yoga.

I have to say that the downward dog position is quite difficult (for me) if done correctly. I made sure that I followed the instructor's instructions exactly and that my posture was correct. I have no idea how people can maintain that position for long! My muscles aren't used to being recruited that way. It's time they learn to be used in a variety of ways.

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5/26/11 1:50 P

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don't sell your self short, you are not frumpy, you are you. try changing what you eat, increase raw fruits and veggies and greatly reduce grain and pasta, and increase strength workouts

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5/26/11 10:53 A

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Vikki- You're going to really look awesome and turn some heads at that party!

I know just what you mean. With the Vegas trip coming up, and knowing all those beautiful dancer types who hang out in Vegas, I don't want to look frumpy! I decided to work it and work it, and see where it gets me. So far 18 lbs down and 12 to go, that is, unless I lower my goal. We shall see.

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5/26/11 9:36 A

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Buying a new outfit to look fabulous at a party I'm going to later this summer !!

I stay on my road and I don't change lanes.
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5/25/11 5:33 P

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Thanks for the encouraging words! I should have been there a long time ago, but I will remember not to give up.

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5/25/11 11:03 A

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Mike- No goal (or lack of goal) is a bad thing (unless it's illegal! LOL!).

CHOOSINGHEALTHY- You're almost there. Give it a week or two and you'll be booking your appointment!

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5/24/11 7:04 P

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I told myself months ago I would get a massage when I got below 160 lbs. Its hasn't happened yet, but it will!

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5/24/11 4:08 P

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I know I should but I do not set goals. If I did I would have something frivolous like a book. I look at buying something for fitness something you need to do anyway. Thats just me everybody is different

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5/24/11 11:00 A

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I started this thread in the other group I lead, and I think it would be good here too.

When you reach a goal, say you lost 10 lbs, what's a way you treat yourself? What are your rewards for goals?

For me, I get to spend $50 on myself in any way I want. For the first goal I bought a yoga mat, hand weights, and yoga clothes. For this second goal coming up I'm getting my ears re-pierced and one of those manicures where the polish stays on for a couple of weeks (Yah! No doing my nails and no chipped polish!).

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