I really just need to make a commitment to myself and to the other people in this community. I feel that if I don't I will not take my goal of being healthy and 40 lbs thinner seriously.
I sometimes wonder why at times in my life it is very easy to get serious about my weight and other times I just can't grasp it. Is it that I really don't want to lose the weight ? Or is it that I don't want to do the hard work. I think that is part of it. I just don't want to deny myself the little… Continue
Added by Lori on January 31, 2008 at 10:46pm —
I'm on an exercise and diet high right now. I have been doing SO well for the past couple weeks. The poundage is going down (slowly but surely, at the rate of about 1 pound a week) and I've been feeling really good. I have more energy, I'm more productive during the day and sleep better at night, and I fit into jeans that I haven't in a while.
My goal is to get down to my all time adult lowest weight (129). Actually screw that, I want to go big...I want to get down to 128, set a new… Continue
Added by Mamacita Chilena on January 31, 2008 at 7:55pm —
I hope this little bear helps make you all feel warmer this cold, snowy, blustery day. (It says 'Carla' because that's who I am in real life.) ;D
I have been inspired by reading all the posts this morning. Christine - I'm sorry to tell you that there are people here. I, for one, love reading your posts. I look forward to hearing your progress each day. In fact, you have… Continue
Added by Eve on January 31, 2008 at 9:48am —
Hi love the site
Can't wait to try the tightass challege
tho my tummy and thighs are my main target areas to work on
Pamela x x x
Added by pamelajayne on January 31, 2008 at 8:05am —
New York City has again tried to get major restaurants to put their calorie numbers on their menus. Most chains already have this information available, either at the restaurant or on their websites.
Photo courtesy of ebruli
Will having the… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on January 31, 2008 at 6:30am —
I bought this shirt a couple of years ago. When I bought it , I thought(mentally) it would fit me since it was in my size. Well , I brought it home , tried it on ,and I couldn't get my arms through the sleeves. I was never able to wear it. So now this shirt has become "my motivation" to lose the weight.
Here I am 2 years ago. It was August of 2005… Continue
Added by ShellBell on January 30, 2008 at 10:49pm —
I am really getting tired of snow and cold. It has been an especially hard winter this year. This morning the electricity was out for an hour.
My moods are really affected by the lack of sunshine. I know I can get a light machine but I really just miss being outside each day. I am also tired of my living situation and am anxious to move on down the road. I will be glad when Spring arrives and I can move on.
I have been gone all day today so I have not exercised. I am now feeling too… Continue
Added by Lori on January 30, 2008 at 7:09pm —
I used to be annoyed when people talked about being "addicted" to
things that aren't physically addictive. Call me the word police, but
it muddies the understood definition of a word when people use that
word to mean whatever they want it to mean. That said, I'm getting over
it - especially when it comes to addiction.
(add knowledge and stir)
When I was in school studying psychology, I learned about a concept called a "process addiction." Simply… Continue
Added by the shrinking queen on January 30, 2008 at 2:44pm —
Concurrently with the launch date of Iowa Avenue’s Tight Ass Challenge Campaign, Iowa Avenue proudly endorses it’s “I’m a Proud Member of Iowa Avenue’s Tight Ass Club.”
The benefits of your membership will not only will you get a tighter ass but you can proudly show off that tight ass too!
Here is the embedded code for your Iowa Avenue Tight Ass Club button!…
Added by Lisa Newton on January 30, 2008 at 1:00pm —
I've suffered off and on my whole adult life with digestive problems. I had my gall bladder removed when I was 27 - that improved a lot of things. I was diagnosed in 1983 with chronic pancreatitis. That explained a lot. Over the course of several years the pancreatitis was eventually brought under control with pancreatic enzymes and some sensible food choices. But, I was still plagued with frequent diarrhea. Last September I got a parasite - cryptosporidium - from my grandchildren who got it at… Continue
Added by Eve on January 30, 2008 at 9:44am —
So my brother challenged me to a weight loss competition this New Years. He knew I had worked a little bit last year to get into better shape, and he had similar goals. Why not have a friendly competition. Let's see who can lose the most by April 1st?
This was how our little contest started, four weeks ago. We decided to make our little contest public, so we set up a little blog at TwoFatBrothers.com
. A month has gone by and we've had some great… Continue
Added by Thomas (twofatbrothers.com) on January 30, 2008 at 4:55am —
What is National Wear Red Day?
It is in support of women’s heart health.
Help celebrate the kick-off to American Heart Month and National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1, 2008, by wearing red in support of women’s heart health. National Wear Red Day promotes the symbol and provides an opportunity for… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on January 29, 2008 at 5:00am —
I have chosen two words for today. I couldn’t decide between them and choose just one.
First: kibitz (from Dictionary.com)
1. –verb (used without object) - to act as a kibitzer
2. –verb (used with object) - to offer advice or criticism to as a kibitzer: to kibitz the team… Continue
Added by Eve on January 28, 2008 at 11:34pm —
The last few days I have had a lot of pain in my hip and really did not want to exercise. I know that I feel better when I do but that is not always enough motivation. I did exercise today and had a great workout. Did I have pain ? yes - but I would have whether I exercised or not. Don't worry, I did not overdo it. I know my body well and know how far I can push it.
What I really like about this community is the support I get from the other members. Even on the days that I do not… Continue
Added by Lori on January 28, 2008 at 9:06pm —
Back when I was in college, we used to play tons of drinking games. Actually found this site Drinking Game
as a way to drink. I decided to try this as I was riding my elliptical. I took a bottle of water and ran out within the first few minutes. Couldn't tell you how many times I chugged, but I know I'll be getting up to go to the bathroom more than once tonight.
I actually enjoyed the State of the Union as my drinking water and riding the… Continue
Added by TB on January 28, 2008 at 8:44pm —
If you cook, do you have recipes that you’d like to share with Iowa Avenue members?
Photo courtesy of Nick Sherman
Let’s work together to create a dynamic and useful IA Healthy Living Recipe Box.
I have good news and good news.… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on January 28, 2008 at 6:39am —
Stress can kill you, and feeling stressed frequently leads to weight gain; but here are a few ideas from Texas Woman's University , with my comments in italics.
Photo courtesy of belfathus… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on January 27, 2008 at 4:30am —
The last day and a half I spent a lot of time eating too much and feeling overwhelmed. I feel better emotionally today but my stomach is a little upset. I have always turned to food when life got rough. I suppose in some ways food has been my savior. Without food I don't know how I would have coped. I do not believe that was the right way to cope but it was the only thing I knew how to do at the time. As they say "when you know better, you do better." Most of the time that is true but it wasn't… Continue
Added by Lori on January 26, 2008 at 2:48pm —
1. What do you absolutely love about your body?
Not much these days. I sometimes feel as though my body has betrayed me. It doesn't act at all the way I expect it to. However, I like my feet and my legs - I carry all my extra weight on my torso, so my legs have remained thin (maybe too thin?) and my feet are free from… Continue
Added by Eve on January 26, 2008 at 8:40am —
I don't support Government's intervention, and/or regulation of how people conduct themselves with respect to overweight and obesity, other than research and making sure products are safe. It's like "Big Brother."
A Democratic lawmaker in… Continue
Added by David on January 26, 2008 at 6:14am —