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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2009, 04:43:18 PM »
Just finished today's workout.  Yay!  No more Oreos . . .

What are y'alls' favorite healthy snacks?  This is the area I have to watch the most.  I can eat a box of Cheese Nips in under 48 hours.   ;D

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2009, 04:50:06 PM »
Good thread idea! I'll sign on...I'm trying to keep to my running routine enough to be able to a) get in better shape cause I have to be a bridesmaid in the summer (and for U2 of course!) and b) be able to do a half marathon sometime this year (though still have a way to go for that...) - so moral support would be great! Good luck everyone...

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2009, 06:31:59 PM »
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Good thread idea! I'll sign on...I'm trying to keep to my running routine enough to be able to a) get in better shape cause I have to be a bridesmaid in the summer (and for U2 of course!) and b) be able to do a half marathon sometime this year (though still have a way to go for that...) - so moral support would be great! Good luck everyone...

You got moral support bloom!  We get to carry each other! ;)

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2009, 06:35:08 PM »
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Just finished today's workout.  Yay!  No more Oreos . . .

What are y'alls' favorite healthy snacks?  This is the area I have to watch the most.  I can eat a box of Cheese Nips in under 48 hours.   ;D

I really like hummus and baby carrots or other veggies for dipping. 

I wasn't good about working out today.  I figure if I go to the gym every weekday, I can have the weekends off.  Of course, the weekends are when my eating gets out of control - I'm always really good during the week since I have more of a schedule then. 

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #49 on: April 06, 2009, 08:45:15 AM »
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Just finished today's workout.  Yay!  No more Oreos . . .

What are y'alls' favorite healthy snacks?  This is the area I have to watch the most.  I can eat a box of Cheese Nips in under 48 hours.   ;D

I like almonds - as long as I'm careful about the portion size!
Light string cheese
yogurt
hard boiled egg

When it comes to snacks, I really need some protein, so I steer clear of carby things like chips, pretzels because once I start, I can't stop!

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2009, 10:07:44 AM »
Thank you, MirrorballMoon and Vickidvm.  Those are good suggestions.  Today I tried an apple and skim milk for snack.  So far so good - and I know what you mean about not stopping once starting w/ salty things!

This will be a good source of encouragement over the months.  I'm already planning more exercise time.  Thx!

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2009, 10:55:14 AM »
I found some inspiration for everyone.  A few years ago PBS did a special where they got 15 "average" people to train for the Boston marathon for 9 months, and it included a guy that had a heart attack, a woman considered "obese", soccer mom, ect.  One of the youngest women got stress fractures and had to drop out, but the rest finished.  I know few people here are going to try and run a marathon, but I found it very helpful - if she can run a marathon, I can run two miles!  Anyway, here's the link.  It has their stories, plus a workout schedule, and lots of advise.

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #52 on: April 06, 2009, 11:10:01 AM »
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Just finished today's workout.  Yay!  No more Oreos . . .

What are y'alls' favorite healthy snacks?  This is the area I have to watch the most.  I can eat a box of Cheese Nips in under 48 hours.   ;D

I like almonds - as long as I'm careful about the portion size!
Light string cheese
yogurt
hard boiled egg

When it comes to snacks, I really need some protein, so I steer clear of carby things like chips, pretzels because once I start, I can't stop!

Try making your own protein smoothie.  They're good for you, yummy, and fill you up.  You can put all kinds of stuff in them.

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #53 on: April 06, 2009, 01:25:44 PM »
Oh man.  I sent Mysterious Ways, our America-fascinated Aussie, some pictures of my trip to WA last summer.  It was an old web album, and I didn't look at them much before I sent them.  Well, I opened that album today, and UGH!  MY face was so pudgy I looked like a different person!  Between then and now I lost almost 20 lbs, but lately I've been lax on the calorie-counting, though not the running.  Needless to say, today I started counting calories again.  I don't want to go back to last May, that's for sure!

I'm impressed with you guys who post your daily activities. Very inspiring!  This thread was a good idea.

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2009, 06:06:05 PM »
Today I did a 30 minute step aerobics DVD (added a riser so it kicked my butt) and lower body strength training.  I hate squats/lunges, but know I need them!

I also successfully navigated a buffet at lunch time.  I started with a salad and used a salad-sized plate for my entrees.  I'm totally behaving better knowing I'm going to post what I do here . . . hopefully that will continue!

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2009, 08:12:13 AM »
How's everyone doing?

I've been keeping up with the exercise (walking, strength training, step aerobics) and "doing better" with food.  I'm on vacation right now, once I go back to work it will take a lot more effort to make time for the workouts and cooking healthy food.

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #56 on: April 10, 2009, 10:44:24 AM »
Hi, all.  I was just checking in . . . exercise has been going well; I visited family this week and ate more dessert than usual.  Now I am home and can get back into a routine!  I will say that I've never been more motivated to stay healthy.  Hope everyone else is having success.   :)

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #57 on: April 11, 2009, 11:54:13 AM »
I am actually doing pretty good.  well, except for last Tuesday...  I decided to get up early & do some exercise dvd that my roommate has.  Not only was I a bit sore from the excerises, I has flipping exhausted all day & actaully fell asleep @ my desk for a few minutes.  (good thing the lady sitting next to me noticed & woke me  ;D)

I am loving spring time!  I have gone for a nice walk every day (after work) for at least an hour & then am doing stretching stuff afterwards.
I am even eating healthy...  I seriously think I would kill for a burger with extra cheese & mushrooms right now *sigh*

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #58 on: April 11, 2009, 03:36:32 PM »
Keep up the good work, Witsa!  Think of Adam . . .  :D

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Re: Get in Shape with U2!
« Reply #59 on: April 11, 2009, 04:41:05 PM »
mmmm...  Adam.   ;D

my roommate is killing me today!  She's made pancakes, bacon, homefries & eggs for breakfast, then BLTS for lunch and now she  is making lasagne for dinner (& extra for lunches during the week).  Good thing she's also been painting all weekend, so the house smells more like paint than food.

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