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Old 04-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motivational Thread April 7 - April 13

You can only fail if you quit!

Good morning my fitday friends! I chose today's quote as a reminder to myself to keep forging forward. I've struggled for the past two weeks and have been feeling like a failure. I need to remind myself that the only way I will fail is if I stop trying. I may have hit a bump in the road, but I'm not a quitter so I will not fail!! Here is to a new week of reaching for our goals!

I'm going to be setting daily goals rather than weekly. I think I find it easier to take it day by day rather than to look too far ahead. So goals for today will be the same as yesterday, burn a minimum of 500 caloires, keep calories below 1200 and drink 96 oz. water.

Have an awesome day all! As Libby says, make it count!
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good morning all. Thank you Debbie for starting us off this week. I like the quote and am determined to succeed one day at a time. Yesterday was a good day so today will be a repeat of that.
I have a suggestion to keep us focused on our goal. Think of something that you want like a hair cut or a new dress or a manicure, than set a goal weight,
it will be different for every one. My goal is to lose 10 pounds and my reward is to get my hair cut. Let's have fun with this. I want to see what you can come up with for yourselves. Make it a good day.
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Old 04-07-2014, 02:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Libby - Great idea to set rewards for ourselves! Last time I bought new clothes for myself was when I returned to work after having my kids....that was over 5 years ago! As I gained weight, I just squeezed into my clothes and only bought the bare necessities. Now that I've been losing weight, my clothes fit comfortably and some are even a little baggy. I would love to buy some new clothes for summer! Between now and the end of May, for every pound I lose I'm going to reward myself with $100 for a shopping spree! I hope to end up with enough money to buy a few cute outfits! I'm way off track for the Easter Challenge, so maybe this will help motivate me for another challenge of sorts. Thanks for suggesting this Libby!

Jenai - I was looking for new recipes this morning and stumbled across these. I thought of you since you have the vegetable spiralizer...may be something you might like? Mern - You may like these as well since they are lower in carbs! I think they look yummy, so I may give them a try too...but I may have to buy a mandolin or spiralizer

Zoodles and Meatballs
Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp
Sauteed Julienned Summer Vegetables
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Old 04-07-2014, 03:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks Debbie for the recipes! Will have to buy some zucchini when I'm near a grocery store. A good idea Libby--will think about what my goal would be. Oh boy I think I overdid it on the yardwork yesterday--very stiff today. I might go for a walk this afternoon if I'm not too stiff.

GOALS for the week
1. Keep to carb limit
2. 4 servings of fruits and veggies
3. 6 glasses of water
Easy enough during the week but on the weekend I seem to do poorly on it.
4. Exercise 4X 30min
5. Snacking is ok as long as it's veggies or fruit

Personal goals
1. Finish raking back lawn (behind tree)
2. write

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I am going to try those recipes. I have a mandolin but have only used it to cut potatoes and onions for scalloped potatoes. Now I can use it to make zoodles.
Last summer my neighbour grew lots of zucchini and gave me some every week. Thank you Debbie for some new recipe ideas.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Debbie, great quote! I may be stumbling, but I am not going to quit. Thanks for the reminder that I'm not failing because I haven't quit. And thanks for the recipes. I'm going to go check those out.

Libby, good reward for yourself when you get to your mini goal. I'll have to think of what my next mini goal is and what I should be rewarded with.

Jenn, you've got quite a long list of goals, but I bet you will achieve most if not all of them.


As for me, week is not off to a good start. Haven't done well with my choices already today. And my daughter had an important appointment with a specialist for a 2nd opinion on a different specialist's diagnosis, and I completely forgot about it this morning. ugh I could strangle myself. We've been waiting so long for that appointment. I remembered all the way up until yesterday evening. Then I woke up brain dead and blank. Now we have to wait all the way until 5/28 to get in again. Not happy about this.

I was talking to my step dad about my cholesterol. One thing I read is that eating fish helps. But I can't stand fish. He recommended fish oil capsules because that has helped his cholesterol. I went and bought some last night. Just hope they don't give me those terrible fish burps that I've heard people complain about with some brands of fish oil. He says he's had no problems with that and this brand, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

I'm with Debbie. I need to keep goals daily rather than weekly. A week at this point for me seems like too long of a long time. So for today I need to finish off the day with better choices and hopefully not go too far over on my calories. I need to drink more water, too.
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Good afternoon ladies. How is everyone doing? I see we are missing quite a few people this week. Where has everyone gone?

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1) drink a lot of water
2) workout 3 times
3) lose 2 pounds
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The calories add up so quickly. I wanted a snack tonight but after supper I was already up to my limit. I need to watch my calories more closely. It has been a busy day but I did get an afternoon nap. I hope every one had a good day.
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Back to post my results for the day.

Today's goal is to drink 96 oz. water - Check!, burn a minimum of 500 calories - Check! and keep my calories under 1200 - Check!

Another strong day!.....it's only Monday though...need to keep focused all week long!

Mike - Good to see you back! Seems like people come in waves here...busy one week, quiet the next. I wish the boards were busier!

Glad to read a few of you thought those recipes looked good! I haven't tried them, so I don't know for sure, but it's worth a try!

See you all tomorrow
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Good morning all! Setting my daily goals for the day. Today I'm aiming to burn a minimum of 700 caloires, keep calories below 1200 and drink 96 oz. water. I'm upping my calorie burn today but keepign everything else the same. I'll check back later to see what everyone has in store for the day.

Have a great day!
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