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Ah, joy! I lost 2.6 pounds this week! Now, I have lost all that I had gained back plus 1 pound!

My biggest challenge? A lady brought in several trays of enormous cinnamon rolls to work yesterday!! The breakroom is right next to my office! I had people practically begging me to eat one! (how rude!!!) I stuck with it though and ate my healthy meals and did a good workout when I got home! Yippee!

Jules

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Hey! I lost 2 more pounds this week! I met my goal of 7 pounds by January 1st! Heck, I hit 7.2 pounds and I still have time to go. Let's make it 10 pounds by Jan. 1st.

I'm really pumped now!!! Hubby likes feeling my ribs! Lol! Says I'm really curvy now! Lol!

Have a good one!

Blessings,

Julie

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I think I'm right there with you, Muzz. I found my glucose levels felt the difference, not my weight. The couple of pounds I dropped have stayed off. I did notice that I felt slightly buzzed a few times so I had to double-check the amount of sugar I was taking in (Christmas cookies. LOL) Once I became aware of that the rest was great!

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So, is everybody motivated now that the New Year has arrived??

Are you exercising? Drinking plenty of water? Eating healthy foods and cutting down on fat?

Come on, everyone! We can do this! Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!

I've eaten so much lettuce and carrots this week that I'm starting to feel like a rabbit!

Anyway, I am motivated. Darlin' hubby (DH) wants to go on a vacation to Branson at the end of March, beginning of April for our anniversary. My 30 year high school reunion will be this summer. I really just like how I feel when I'm livin' right!

Hang in there and let's motivate each other and work together! We can do this!!

Jules

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Down another 3 lbs and I did notice that some of my things are fitting looser than they used to.

I really need to work on increasing my water intake. That's always a problem for me in winter. (I also need to get back to drinking my sea salt and my apple cider vinegar and get serious about it!)

Anybody up for a challenge? Maybe that'll motivate us as a team!

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Kathy Lee--I'm game for a challenge. What'cha got in mind? 3 pounds is awesome!!! That's inspiring!

I challenge everyone to work out at least 4 times this week--starting today (Monday--not sure about what day it is in New Zealand, Muzza. Would that be Thursday here?! Lol!!!)

I'm also having some trouble with the water part. My boss is having me go out of the building and out into the community and the bathrooms are few and far between! I had to use a road ditch a couple of weeks ago!!! Good Grief!

Julie

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Julie --- I don't think I can match you with the exercise challenge yet but I'll see what I can do. (I'm coming off of a respiratory infection AND a stomach/intestinal flu --- part of the reason for the 3 lb drop! Indifferent )

I WILL, however, try to match you with the water increase and a fruit/veggie increase! You've done brilliantly with the Weight Watchers food program!!! Curves are nice, girl! wink What else are you doing for you? Maybe I can partner with you there, too! smile

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Reid --- what can we do to lift your spirits and get you feeling energized and enthusiastic again? Why don't you join us in the fruits/veggies challenge? This doesn't have to be retracing your steps by condemning yourself to carrot and celery sticks! haha Pick a couple of great fruit/veggie lunches or dinners and tell us what you did! You CAN do this!!! king

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I'm up to the challenge! We just upgraded to digital cable and now have access to exercise on demand. I love it. Especially "I want those Abs"

ouch, can I feel it. A tropical vacation may be in the wings, a good incentive.

Not too bad, I already have in 2.5 hours in for the week. smile Where's the sweaty graemlin? Oh wait, I mean glowing graemlin?

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Lunch: quiche with veggies, fresh fruit on the side with a small amt of cottage cheese for addl protein, and water alongside my iced tea. I've taken in 5 extra glasses of water today!

I'm also starting a book to help me develop a new mindset called Extreme Makeover God's Way. Remember, I'd done a lifestyle change when I became insulin resistant 5 yrs ago. Now I need a fresh infusion of initiative to get my drive going again to deal with the adrenal/thyroid stuff. It's more like I burned myself out earlier and now I need to mentally recharge myself so I don't become discouraged and overwhelmed.

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Kathy Lee,

What about breakfast and dinner? It's so important to start your day out right. I used to just do cereal and skim at breakfast and still felt hungry. Now I do a apple or banana before lunch and it's made a huge difference. Usually a Lean Cuisine for lunch and then fish or chicken for dinner with green beans or brussel sprouts or a nice green salad with plenty of tomatoes and maybe avacado with basalmic vinegar dressing,yum. Maybe a small red potato. What do you think was your best benefit from the apple cider vinegar? So many questions but it's getting late for today.

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Dinner isn't as big of a problem as breakfast is. I'm not usually a breakfast person but I do understand the benefits. I've been thinking maybe I should start light and small --- yogurt or a fresh fruit smoothie. What I did notice, though, was that I had a lunch that was predominantly protein but I desperately needed carbs for dinner because I was so shaky and needed the energy fuel.

Raw apple cider vinegar and raw honey (but it MUST be raw and unprocessed) provide a couple of benefits. The vinegar helps alkalinize the body and helps build the immune system. The honey helps desensitize the body of pollens/allergens. (I am currently off of ALL of my allergy/asthma meds AND supplements and only need them during a flareup!!! spin It took two YEARS to accomplish this!!!) This drink also acts as a liver detoxifier. The sea salt that I also drink in water nourishes the adrenals and acts as a diuretic to retaining water.

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