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I fell off the wagon. I have felt blah all week. We had some raining and flooding this week (not in our house, but around town) and I just felt like doing nothing.

Sun came out a little bit last 2 days so I did take the dogs out, but I didn't go to the gym. I haven't done anything, and it shows on the scale.

We're going out of town this weekend, so there goes the gym until Monday. I MUST do something at home, but I'm just not into it and really, I just don't wanna.

I know I have to in order to get to my goal, but how do you motivate yourself to get moving when most of you just wants to crawl under the covers and sleep?

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Heartfire - If I could send the rain, I would! It was teeming with rain when I left work last evening, so I asked DH to drive me home. I see no reason why I should get cold and soaking wet - if it was the least bit warm, I wouldn't mind, but barely above feezing and pouring rain? No thanks!

And it is STILL raining - so I didn't walk to work today either. No Y for 5 days....but I did at least walk for 3 days, so as long as I do something either today or on the weekend I will meet my '4 days a week' commitment.

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I fell off the wagon. I have felt blah all week. We had some raining and flooding this week (not in our house, but around town) and I just felt like doing nothing.

Sun came out a little bit last 2 days so I did take the dogs out, but I didn't go to the gym. I haven't done anything, and it shows on the scale.

We're going out of town this weekend, so there goes the gym until Monday. I MUST do something at home, but I'm just not into it and really, I just don't wanna.

I know I have to in order to get to my goal, but how do you motivate yourself to get moving when most of you just wants to crawl under the covers and sleep?

Hang in there, Glouc. I think we all have days/weeks like that. I know I do! I haven't been able to do anything since Thursday. I ended up going out of town this weekend as well. I have GOT to get out of the house in the AM and walk!

In all honesty, motivation or not, you've just GOT to get out there and DO IT!!! I don't think there is any magic to it. Wish there was. I'd be first in line!! LOL!

Best wishes!

Heartfire - If I could send the rain, I would! It was teeming with rain when I left work last evening, so I asked DH to drive me home. I see no reason why I should get cold and soaking wet - if it was the least bit warm, I wouldn't mind, but barely above feezing and pouring rain? No thanks!

And it is STILL raining - so I didn't walk to work today either. No Y for 5 days....but I did at least walk for 3 days, so as long as I do something either today or on the weekend I will meet my '4 days a week' commitment.

Okay Tap... This is the craziest thing. After I posted that, weather reports predicted a little bit of rain Friday night and maybe in to Saturday AM. Okay, great! Woke UP Friday AM to rain and it has been raining ALL WEEKEND!!!!!! We've gotten over 2 inches of rain so far!!! They were HOPING for 1/4 of an inch! LOL!

Did you get a chance to do anything over the weekend?

Gang, I will report back and let you know if I got out there in the AM or not!! I must say that this thread is really helping me try to stay on my new exercise track! Thanks to all of you!

Have a happy Monday!

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I didn't just fall off the wagon, I got run over by it. I haven't walked since that first day. It has rained here every freaking day! I know that is no excuse since I have exercise equipment here at home. I can say that I noticed that I am not getting winded walking the stairs at work. I have to climb the stairs several times a day (it's faster and easier than walking to the other end of the building to the elavator). I know that if I want to lose, I have to exercise. I know it. Making myself do it is kicking my hind end.

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Happy Monday everyone!! I hope everyone had a good weekend.

I have officially passed the 40 lb. mark! And, I'm officially NOT obese anymore! I've been marking my weight on the livestrong.com website, and it shows a graph of the weight loss. I see a pattern. I lose 5 lbs, then hold steady for a couple of weeks, then drop 5 more. I can live with this.

Got DH back to the pool for laps yesterday. We were both tired, so we only did 5 laps, but it's better than nothing.

Check out the "8 minutes in the morning" workout. If nothing else it will help tone you up and it does count as a workout! 8 Minutes in the Morning - Yahoo! Health

Ya'll get out there and move!!!

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I have officially passed the 40 lb. mark! And, I'm officially NOT obese anymore!

Woohoo!:unsure:

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I have officially passed the 40 lb. mark! And, I'm officially NOT obese anymore!

Congratulations!! That's a fabulous achievement:w00t::):unsure:

As for me, I spent some time outside on the weekend doing some gardening - digging a new bed, planting a few things, removing sod, etc. So physical work but not sustained cardio-vascular stuff. Still, I did something and that's the main thing.

today I walked to work (a brisk 35 min walk), and it will be the same back home .......thank heavens it isn't raining!

Hope everyone else is doing something to keep active...... just one thing more than you did last week.

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I didn't just fall off the wagon, I got run over by it. I haven't walked since that first day. It has rained here every freaking day! I know that is no excuse since I have exercise equipment here at home. I can say that I noticed that I am not getting winded walking the stairs at work. I have to climb the stairs several times a day (it's faster and easier than walking to the other end of the building to the elavator). I know that if I want to lose, I have to exercise. I know it. Making myself do it is kicking my hind end.

Do you have a pedometer? If you walk alot for work then you can count it as extra credit! It won't replace a workout, but every step counts.

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I don't have a pedometer yet. I need to pick one up. I do a lot of walking at work.

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Hi everyone,

Saturday I went shopping with my roommate and her niece. I had a hamburger, and promptly fell asleep, for four--count 'em, four--hours! So I made myself get on the treadmill when I woke up.

And I've behaved better since then. And I only ate a few fries, gave the rest to my friend.

I exercised yesterday, went on the treadmill, and got on it again today when I came from work.

They're celebrating Cinco de mayo in my department at work, but I'm bringing my lunch. I want the scale to keep going down

Debbie!

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Good for you, Debbie! Getting on the treadmill after a nap would be HARD for me! But, it sounds like you needed the rest. I'm fortunate that I can't eat a whole hamburger anymore. I get full on less than half!!! Yea!!

The Cinco de mayo food would do me in. I'd be throwing my lunch in the trash and grazing off the spread. I love to sample other people's food.

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Hey! I just looked at the calendar, and it's my 6 month bandiversary! I'm down over 40 lbs. (over halfway to goal). I've gone from a size 18 to a size 10. I can go 45 minutes on the elliptical. I can swim about 75m without stopping.

I have a whole new life ahead of me now that I wouldn't have had without my band. Life is good!

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Happy Bandiversary June - and congratulations on your weight loss to date!! WOW - halfway there, and already a size 10....such a great positive post!!

I walked home last night (another brisk 35 min), and then went back out into the garden for another hour or so digging and transplanting and weeding...I hope to get out there again tonight. There is SO much to do - an average city house lot, but the previous owners did NOTHING with it resulting in a nothing-but-invasive-weeds and gravel sloped yard. I've been here less than 2 years, but so far I have built 2 perennial beds, and a herb garden - but there is still LOTS to do...it will take years to get it to where I would like it. Good thing I love to garden!

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Alright ya'll have motivated me. after reading this thread I feel like everyone is doing something but me. I haven't worked out since Jan. (had surgery) It all changes today. I'll just keep checking in on ya'll to keep me motivated so keep up the posting, Ya help more people then ya think.

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Welcome Kimaly! Feel free to jump in at any time. Post your workouts, no matter how big or small. If we can help, we will!

Got DH back to the pool. He's looking really hot now! Can't tell him that...I couldn't live with him!! We're swimming 7 laps 3 nights a week right now. I swim on Friday mornings, too, because it's adults only. We're trying to get in shape for vacation in June.

Tomorrow I have to hit the elliptical and some weights. I'm kind of slacking there because I enjoy the swimming more.

Taps, you're my hero! Walking to work every day! Great job!

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