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Chapstick



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    7th of Jan '18 @ 11:03 PM


There is a local Biggest Loser challenge at a place where my friend works and they have a huge cash prize. I want to do it, but for myself not the prize.

Anyone else doing a diet/ weight loss plan this year?

I have gained too much weight this past year, I got a sit down job and I have been spending all the time I have at the computer either drawing or playing games and not getting enough exercise and I have been recently only learning how to cook decent.

I am decreasing how much sugar I eat, drinking apple cider vinegar with water in the morning and more water during the day, working out after work on my Wii fit (until its not -20 degrees outside and I can take my dog for a walk on the sidewalk that doesn't have salt on it.) Also snacking less or healthier. (snacking is my biggest problem, i snack while i craft or art)

Any advice or tips you have will be amazing! Just this weekend I didn't snack and I honestly feel better in my own skin. I will be struggling in the beginning trying to fit in volunteer time, art, personal crafts, gaming, and dnd but this is a change I need to make for my life. Trying to stay positive and do the best I can.

Here is my little mantra for this "If Sam could follow Frodo to Mount Doom, I can exercise a bit every day..."





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    8th of Jan '18 @ 2:16 AM


Hey, I'm sorta in the same boat, but I need to GAIN weight rather than lose. But I do have some great suggestions to help you out.

First I would suggest going to the doctor's for a physical. Get a Complete Blood Count if you haven't already, so you can see what youre lacking and what you have too much of. That way, you could form an appropriate diet!

Next would be reasonable portions at reasonable times. Try to eat every 4-5 hours and only someting like a banana before bed.

I highly suggest you go cold turkey on fast food and start eating lean foods like chicken breast and ...Turkey! Have spinach with your meals. Raw or cooked, whatever. It's good. Cut the pork and limit beef.

Don't drink soda or alcohol. Try to limit juice. Aim to drink water at every meal or at least for dinner. Apple juice for breakfast would be okay. Don't skip breakfast either! And if you're hungry between meals, eat a fruit or have some Gerber baby food!

Hope that helps. 👍

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Chapstick



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    8th of Jan '18 @ 9:30 AM


@Gladion

Thanks for the tips, I do most of these already (I like knowing im doing something right) but I didn't think about baby food for a snack! I love those little jars for containers!



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    8th of Jan '18 @ 1:23 PM


@Chapstick that's great! Yeah, baby food as an occasional snack is pretty good. I personally recommend the sweet potato. It's my favorite bedtime snack. Bananas are also ideal for bedtime.

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    8th of Jan '18 @ 6:42 PM


@Gladion @Chapstick

I never even thought about eating baby food! I don't know why, but the thought grosses me out a bit. but it's just pureed food (and probably has no sugar because it's supposed to be healthy for babies so...)

I don't necessarily need to lose weight.. but I used to be super healthy and go to the gym every day and count my calories! I still track my calories... I have a fitbit.. but I hardly have any time to work out now. My only chance I have is at home. I've recently been trying to wake up earlier and work out for at least 10 minutes in the morning even if it's just my legs I focus on, or my arms, etc.

I believe counting your calories helps you decide to eat healthier things because you realize what you're putting in your body! but anyways, sorry for the novel lol


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    9th of Jan '18 @ 12:01 AM


Interesting guys...

My new year resolution is to do more sports. I don't do sports anymore smile_cry.gif

Started doing stationnary bike but stopped a week later...

Grr.

haha

and @Chapstick you can do it smile_grin.gif !

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Chapstick



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    9th of Jan '18 @ 10:20 AM


@skipena (check out my novel i wrote)
I don't like numbers and if I can't see it I don't understand it that well. Counting calories doesn't mean a lot to me, but using the Wii Fit it shows me how much work I have to do to burn off 'an icecream cone'. My mom is counting calories, I am choosing healthy alternative foods online. Also learning how to cook better in the process (I am a horrible chef)

@Chien_chien
Sports and me do not get along, I have had a sour taste in team sports since I was a kid. I played for fun but everyone was in it to win it.

My sports now are extreme pokemon stop dog walking. My dog gets bored fast if I stop on a walk so I have to get my stops and gyms fast and sometimes loop around the block to finish the gym battle.

I also play Frog Hunter 2: Don't fall in the mud. Walking along the mississippi river and not falling is a hard thing to do.

Only problem with where I live is I can't do outside activities for a few more months, my asthma hates the cold air. Dance Dance Revolution is my go to game to play in the winter.



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skipena



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    9th of Jan '18 @ 1:11 PM


@Chapstick

hey DDR isn't bad! It at least gets you moving! I think a physical activity like that for at least 30 minutes a day is the recommendation from doctors and stuff. or 10,000 steps (also referring to fitbit)
but yeah I guess if you aren't counting calories, just make sure to watch what you are eating. and sometimes if you feel hungry you may ACTUALLY be thirsty! Sometimes our brain mixes up those signals. so if you think you are hungry for a snack, try drinking a cup of water first.


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    9th of Jan '18 @ 1:56 PM


@Chapstick

dance dance revolution ,nice and fun game haha

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Chapstick



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    12th of Jan '18 @ 7:50 PM


Almost a week in and I am feeling the burn.

I have my goal set low for the first week, I will up my game on monday.

I have not had any bad for me snacks, I have not had sugary sweets or even sweetened coffee. Working out every day before I eat and drinking more water than I have before.

Hardest thing for me....beating my laziness. I am trying to walk more but thats the hardest part for me. That and its still -20 here in the morning so its hard to walk far.



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    13th of Jan '18 @ 5:52 PM


@Chapstick

I gave up soda for TWO years! lost a ton of weight. Now I drink i cup of coffee in the morning, with 4 sugars, and water and un-sweet tea all day long. I sometimes have sweet tea when I go to dinner with my family, but thats maybe once a week.

Just cutting out the soda made me lose 40 lbs in a 6 months. I walk alot at work, and lift heavy things, so the exercise was already there. but cutting out the soda, definately helped.



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Chapstick



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    13th of Jan '18 @ 8:14 PM


@Elkgrace

I don't drink much pop, I do admit to too many sweets. I switched to sugarless gum. I gave away all my candy stash too, so the temptation is gone. I am going shopping next week and I am going to buy a small bag of sugarless candy to keep at my desk at work. Something I don't love so I won't be tempted to have 'just one more'.

I bet you feel great, thats such a big step to a healthier life! You are giving me more motivation!

Time to go workout :3 smile_heart.gif



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    14th of Jan '18 @ 2:07 AM


@Chapstick i've gone up and down in weight like a yo-yo for as long as i can remember, and i can remember from age 2. unfortunately i have a humongous sweet tooth i need to curb, eating to stuff down emotions i need to hault, and do battle with the urge to keep eating even if i'm full if it's a favorite food.

we'll reach whatever goals we set, though - with determination and the will being key. i just need to set the goals on this aspect of my life.





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Elkgrace



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    14th of Jan '18 @ 9:25 AM


@Chapstick

You can do it! We can all cheer everyone on and help eachother out .





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    22nd of Jan '18 @ 3:54 PM


I'm sure this has been mentioned and you said something about sugarless candy at your desk. It's good to buy stuff that you plan to use as snacks that isn't sugar like that, so that temptation is gone! I always like to buy apples and grapes and that's like my go-to popcorn haha. or if you get natural popcorn rather than the ones in bags that have all the butter and stuff, it's actually pretty good for you.


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