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11/16/10 7:21 A

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11/15/10 11:33 P

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Susan - yeah, the Wii step accessory is great! This is the one I have:

http://www.amazon.com/Everlast-3-Aerobic
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It makes it a much better workout. :)

If anyone has ideas for reconnecting, I'd love to hear them! I think I'm getting back into the groove with exercise the last couple days, but I am still really struggling with food. I am eating healthier meals, but still just snack too much in the evenings. In the past I have tried sipping hot tea instead of snacking. Maybe I'll try that again...

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11/15/10 7:46 P

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Rebecca - How did the buffet go?

Julie - I feel like we are all feeling disconnected. The question is how do we reconnect?

MaryAnn - Feel better!!

Not much going on with me. I am working on prioritizing and putting myself first. I sorta quit one of my jobs on Saturday. Basically, I am going to work once every two weeks instead of twice a week. Just a little bit of extra cash but I get to pick my shifts and make them fit with my life instead of making my life fit around my shifts. I was going to go to the gym today on top of ballet, but ballet felt like a good enough workout and going into intense rehearsals I don't want to totally abuse my body. I think I might try to get up super early and go to the gym in the morning, but not sure how that is gonna go. I think it depends how late I get to sleep. Hope everyone is off having fun!


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11/15/10 7:20 P

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Julie, I wasn't aware there was a Wii accessory for Step - I'm going to put that on my X-Mas List -- along with a nice trip to St. Augustine - can't help it, that place just has my heart.

Hope everyone's Monday is going well.

If hunger isn't the problem, then eating isn't the solution!

Commit to your quit, and don't cave to your crave - (quit smoking 09/10/08 after 28 1/2 years)!

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11/15/10 9:59 A

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Good Morning,
Feeling happy, in spite of a slight cold and tons of work to do. Well, I'd rather be busy than bored!
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11/14/10 11:14 P

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Saying hi real quick before bed. It has not been a good day and my bed is desperately needed. Night all!

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11/14/10 10:03 P

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Looks like everyone else is a bit MIA this weekend, too. Hopefully it means you are all out enjoying the weekend!

Susan, do you have the accessory for the Wii balance board that elevates it for step aerobics? If not, I definitely recommend it! I sweat so much more doing Wii Step now than I did before I got that! :)

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11/14/10 11:48 A

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I did accomplish the Wii Advanced Step yesterday for 30 minutes, and then I continued playing other games for another 30 minutes with my little one. I tried to get the ambition to get on the treadmill later, but it just didn't happen. Dinner was on the table too late, and we just watched a movie afterward.

The house is quiet - DH is outside already figuring how he is going to do the X-Mas display atop the screened enclosure -- he just can't seem to wait for Thanksgiving to pass - says he'll be too busy. At least he's only "strategizing", and no plans of putting it up until after Thanksgiving.

If hunger isn't the problem, then eating isn't the solution!

Commit to your quit, and don't cave to your crave - (quit smoking 09/10/08 after 28 1/2 years)!

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11/13/10 11:42 A

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Julie, I'm with you - where have I been..LOL?? I too realize I haven't been on all week - yikes.

Still struggling with food choices and exercise, so I've finally broke out "the list" and hopefully with looking at it throughout the day, it will keep me on target.

Off to the Wii again, think I'll change it up and try 30 minutes of Step instead of the treadmill.

If hunger isn't the problem, then eating isn't the solution!

Commit to your quit, and don't cave to your crave - (quit smoking 09/10/08 after 28 1/2 years)!

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11/12/10 11:56 P

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Hi everyone,

Yikes, where have I been??? This week was so crazy at work, I totally forgot to check in here all week. I even forgot to post my weight (although I did remember to weigh myself), and didn't even notice. TGIF!!! I need the weekend to recuperate, for sure.

I had a great couple of days of exercise, so I'm feeling good. The eating is another story. Trying to focus on one thing at a time. Usually when I exercise consistently, everything else falls into place, so I'm trying to focus on that.

Well, I'm still fighting the tail end of my cold, so I'd better get some sleep. Have a great weekend everyone!

Julie

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11/12/10 10:32 P

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Ok, I have no idea where my post went - I guess I didn't make it. I am having major weigh in issues. My weight is up and down day by day. Today I feel bloated but there isn't a reason for it. I know the sleep thing is bad - I get between 5-6 hours which isn't enough. DH has been home for two days - not relaxing either.

Well, I have a lunch tomorrow at a GIANT buffet complete with a chocolate fountain. Sigh. I'll do my best to eat carefully and then exercise seriously tomorrow afternoon. My legs were sore today so I took time off.

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11/12/10 3:59 P

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Here is the website for the Vitatops. They have lots of different flavors.

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I don't buy them online but at the grocery store in the natural foods freezer section. Hungry Girl also runs many sales on them too if you need to order online.

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11/12/10 8:21 A

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Yoohoo, Mary Ann.. It's Friday.
Hope you all have a great weekend!

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11/12/10 8:19 A

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They are all decent alternatives, Shira..I ahve never heard of the vitatops. I do the same thing with chocolate graham crackers and frozen cool whip. I like the laughing cow too. See if I can trick the mind in believing. Thanks.
Just step away from those fries.

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11/12/10 1:00 A

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Wow, those are tough cravings to come up with alternatives for. So far I have chocolate vitatops to deal with the chocolate cake. They are a bit expensive, but totally worth it! They are only a hundred calories and super yummy! I also like putting frozen fat free cool whip on top! It is seriously addicting! I actually no longer buy them because I started to have trouble controlling my intake. I will probably go back to buying them soon.

Instead of the soft pretzels with cheese what about one serving of regular pretzels with laughing cow light cheese? They come in all different flavors. Same thing for the cream cheese and ritz crackers. Switch out the cream cheese for babybel. It isnt all the way great, but I don't know what to swap for the ritz.

I wish I could stop eating the fries at my part time work. I am actually thinking of quitting but that is for a variety of reasons. The icing on quitting would be that I would probably drop some weight from lack of fries.

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11/11/10 9:30 P

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Mary Ann.. I really hope you catch up with yourself. It would be awful to miss your Saturday.

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11/11/10 9:22 P

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Thats really a tough one, Shira... It's the wierdest thing. My hormones must be so wacked right now. I am craving things that I really don't eat all that much to begin with. Soft pretzels with cheese.. like 600 calories of waste, cream cheese and ritz crackers, chocolate cake with of course ice cream. I am not even a big lover of chocolate cake either. I am managing pretty well to stave off the cravings, just can't figure out why I am craving them in the first place. Most of the time they only last a day and it so infrequent. But this week it's been none stop. I figure if I can beat off cravings for things I love, I can surely beat these. Thanks for asking. I am sure it has something to do with more exercise, while not excessive, combined with the thyroid and perimenopause, it must be doing something. I hope it's buring calories whatever it is. LOL

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11/11/10 7:03 P

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Good Evening,
I got royally confused...this is Thursday, Not Wednesday. So I missed the weigh-in again. I was on vacation on Monday, so this week is all wonky.

Maintained, I'm happy to say. So, here's hoping I catch up with myself and don't go to work on Saturday.

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11/11/10 3:56 P

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Was the entire web doing maintenance? I couldn't access my google calendar either. Urgh!

Suz - Hugs on the pound. It will come back off. We both yoyo a lot!

Thundercat - which foods are you looking for alternatives to? Maybe some of us have some ideas.

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11/11/10 7:56 A

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Starting off on a better week. Last few days have been going great and fighting off some awful urges to binge on junk.

It's still hard for me to find healhier alternatives for the foods that keep taunting me and I find the more I try to exercise the hungrier I get. Not really hunger but the need to eat something sweet and fattening.

Just keep reminding myself why I really don't want it. I figure if I beat that battle half the time, I am doing better. LOL

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11/11/10 7:44 A

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Totally panicked when I tried to sign on last night. Didn't say in was doing maintenance until I tried for like the 10th time.

Much better staying on track for the last few days. Now just to keep up that trend. I don't adapy well to change. LOL

Hope everyone has a great day!

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11/10/10 5:41 P

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Website will be down from 11PM-7AM EST so I am popping in now! My weight makes no sense at all. Have been turning up the exercise so maybe that will help.

Rebecca

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11/10/10 1:21 P

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Hey All! I know I havent posted last few days. I had a sick child. I gained a pound, ARGH. Just cant seem to keep going in the right direction. Congrats to those who lost, "Hugs" to those who need them.

WB Shira! Glad you had a nice time on the cruise.


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11/10/10 8:09 A

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Good morning..
Been tough trying to get all my ducks in a row, nut pleased to say at tleast the last few days have been pretty darn good. Making a point of checking in daily this week.
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11/9/10 9:30 P

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So the view from the gym on the cruise is soooo much better than at the regular gym! Beautiful seas versus mirrors... but at least I went...

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11/9/10 8:06 P

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Good Evening,
Wanted to check in and say Hey.
I am fighting this cold too...it's miserable, and I start coughing when I talk too much. Not good, since I spend a large portion of my work day reading books out loud!
Good luck on the weigh in!
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11/9/10 3:47 P

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So I just got back from my cruise last night and I am checking in here now. Pretty quick for me actually. I had a really nice time. I just totally relaxed. I don't think I have ever slept so much on vacation. Apparently I really really needed it. I did make it to the gym one day and I went rock climbing one day. I did okay on the eating, but I will know more tomorrow.

Hope everyone had a great week!

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11/9/10 2:36 P

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New thread - sorry it's late again. Think i should put them up on Monday night.

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