Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Food, Friends and Fitness Discussion

First of all, I'm lovin' your purse/pocketbook stories! You guys are very entertaining.

Secondly, we're needing some input from a few more people in the
Food, Friends and Fitness Discussion Area. (It can be found in the right column under "The Backyard Fence" heading.) There are a couple ladies making some life changes who are needing some encouragement.

Meet Pam and Lesley:

First, some comments from Pam:


I didn't eat ANY ice cream last night . And there were TWO kinds to choose from. I tend to 'reward' myself with dessert. I like dessert. But, I want to live a long, healthy life and be physically active. So that means lose some weight, lift some weight, and stretch.

Baby steps.


Went two days without sweets. Heelllooo! Is anyone out there ? I need some support! LOL.

I have actually thought about exercise. Very little sleep last night due to worrying about sick husband. So might wait until tomorrow. What are the rest of you doing? Does anyone want to get with me tomorrow and do 20 min of cardio and some floor exercise? Lesley?

And just so you know, the reason she's asking about Lesly is that a few days ago, Lesley posted the following:


Well, I have cleaned out my kitchen of all the goodies. I am going to go with the whole grain, fruits and vegs, lean meats and popcorn diet :) Actuallly, it is what Dr. Oz recommends. I love him.

So here's one of the catches: at work there are lots of snacks that I shouldn't have. And I have to start the 1/2 hour walk every day. I will start with the work issue first and pack my cooler full of good stuff. It isn't easy! Wish me luck ladies!

I would say I have about 30 pounds to lose, pounds that I have put on in only this one stressful year :( I hate to think what I would look/feel like next year if I kept this up. I have to turn the corner.

And there you have it! If you have any advice or encouragement for these inspiring ladies, I know that they (and the rest of us) would love to hear it.

Just click on the link above and it will take you straight to the conversation.

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I'm in the same boat as well. I do need to lose some weight! I can never go by a week without eating sweets :( Would love to hear everyone's stories for inspiration. That would be really helpful. I'll check them out. Thanks!

Ann Martin said...

Tried to put a message on the discussion but could not figure out how to do it after typing my message so I'll get put it here. I need to lose about 7 pounds that I gained during Daddy's illness and passing away on August 6. Seven weeks ago today. We have a treadmill and Jim walks it daily but I am having trouble finding time to do it. I am trying to take Mama places as she does not drive anymore. I did start back with my volunteer services Tuesday and Wednesday. Oh, well, I will keep trying.
As for the purse--I usually change for church because I don't want to take all that "stuff" with me there. Sometimes when I shop I carry a wristlet or just the little ID with license and debit card. It is easier to shop with something small and you don't have to worry about someone grabbing it. Take care and enjoy the week end at Manteo. I am so excited for you. I will be in Greenville for lunch with the Red Cross tomorrow and then on to Wilmington for a NC District Pilot Fall Workshop on Saturday. It will be good to get away for the first time since the beginning of July. Mama doesn't want me to go but I think it will be good for both of us to have some time apart. God bless.