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About luvinke

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    Aspiring Evangelist
  • Birthday 12/17/1974

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    I love shopping and can't wait to be able to shop in any store for regular size clothing
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  1. Happy 38th Birthday luvinke!

  2. Happy 37th Birthday luvinke!

  3. luvinke

    Unnaturally cold all the time

    Every since I started losing weight (after being banded) I am always cold. When I'm in my office I have to close the door put on a small heater, a sweater and throw a cover over my legs because I am always freezing. Once in a while I may say I'm hot but that's usually only when I'm outside and its 90 something degrees out. I always joke and tell people that I've lost all of my good fat, that it kept me warm. I love the cold but now I have to wrap up indoors and I'm just not use to that. I was thinking that maybe my iron is low, but I've never had a problem with that in the past.
  4. I have the Wii fit system and have not been using it at all so as of today I am dedicating at least 30 to 45 minutes of my time to working out on it. If this goes well then I will give the EA Sports Active Personal Trainer a shot. This will not stop me from pricing this particular game.
  5. luvinke

    i am staying on plan today because ...

    Because I want to lose 15 pounds before Mother's Day Weekend getaway.
  6. luvinke

    Which free tracking site is best?

    I've tried FitDay and SparkPeople and I have to tell you that I think SparkPeople is great. They have a lot of the foods that we eat daily but you can also create your own list for example I make a high protein shake that I drink often and I was able to create it and add it to my list and therefore it's available for me to add anytime I want. They also customize a workout routine for you but you can opt out of that and create your own, they also demonstrate the exercises for you. It's got a lot of features and they have important news articles and recipes you can share. It's free and it's managable and I can access it from anywhere. Good Luck with your selection.
  7. luvinke

    Slow Losers Unite!

    Hello Everyone! I'm back, I've been gone for awhile but I'm refreshed, recharged and ready to lose. I stopped working out when the weather changed and my weightloss has suffered because of it. I've been at a stand still so starting today I'm reclaiming my aerobics, I'm going to put that Wii Fit to good use and I'm going to shed these pounds. I would appreciate and exercise, eating, and other tips that you want to share as we are a team and everyone is here to help one another. Thanks for your support. We can do this together.
  8. luvinke

    To all of you SLOW LOSERS!!

    Hello everyone! I too am a slow loser and I lost track of my eating healthy for a couple of months probably since November but I'm getting back on track. I couldn't get enough of my fried wing dings ans meats with gravies so I've decided to cut that out for a while. I will reintroduce myself to it but perhaps try it once or twice a month max. I haven't been exercising at all and that's what I know that I need in order to lose weight so starting today, I'm getting out of the kitchen cooking all those heavy family meals and I'm going to go in the family room and connect my Wii fit so that I can get the weight loss started. I want to lose 10 percent of my body fat in the next 3 months and I know that I can achieve it with your continued support. Thanks for this thread. I'm back for good this time. Happy New Year and may we all have continued success!:thumbup:
  9. luvinke

    I'm so cold-is this normal?

    I too am cold all the time now that I even had to go out and buy me some long johns to wear under my pants and tops. I am a winter baby and enjoy the cold temperatures but I'd much rather have on a sweater now becuase I'm always freezing. I often tell people that I am still fat but I lost my good fat (which was what kept me warm). They often laugh and disagree with the part about me being fat which I truly appreciate. I think out weight loss has a lot to do with it.
  10. luvinke

    Countdown to Onederland!

    Hello all, I'm back and doing my countdown again. I hope to get this last couple of pounds off me to get to onederland. Somehow I lost focus so I'm back with a vengenance and a Wii Fit to help me get there. I will see you all on the other side soon.
  11. I too have been experiencing the same feelings for the past couple of nights. I haven't had a fill in a few months but my eating pattern has changed for the last couple of nights. I am eating to late and going right to sleep afterwards and I don't think I'm chewing my food throughly as it seems to be stuck. I said I will work on my eating for the next couple of days and may schedule an appointment with my Doctor for next week. I have also been snacking on chip and dip. Any additional advice is appreciated.
  12. luvinke

    i am staying on plan today because ...

    I'm staying on plan today because I really need to.
  13. luvinke

    i am staying on plan today because ...

    I'm staying on plan today because I need to after all the labor day partying and jello shooters.
  14. Congratulations everyone! Thanks renewedhope for the stats, we did great. I didn't make it to goal but I did manage to lose some weight. I am scheduled for a fill on Monday so hopefully that will jumpstart me for the new challenge. For those of you that haven't signed up for the new challenge come and join us, the more the merrier. I look forward to seeing less of you all on the next challenge. We can do it! Keep up the good work!:biggrin:
  15. luvinke

    i am staying on plan today because ...

    I'm staying on plan today because I want to lose weight. Renewedhope, it appears that you have a new picture for your blog. You look really nice, I can see all the weight loss in your face (meaning your face is a lot smaller than the other picture). You inspire me, thank you!