Post # 1
Hello Bees! spoiler alert: this may offend. so stop reading if you get to that point.
So I’m interested in starting a sort of “health club” and wanted to see if anyone is willing to do it here. We can be each others support group and sounding board, kind of like weight watchers, but free! I personally am tired of the idea that you have to be thin to be healthy (like anorexia or crash dieting is healthy) but I’m also tired of the fact that so many people are complacent about being overweight (and not in a healthy, ready for baby kind of way). It really is not ok. Not only do you do damage to yourself, your unhealthy habits have the potential to affect your mate and your offspring(both more likely to be unhealthy) and your family when something happens to you. I unfortunately have fallen victim to this lack of concern about my health and I think it is time to change. Which is where you come in! If you are interested, I would love to start a little community of those of us who are looking for a little inspiration to do what we should be doing anyway!
I am thinking that it would be great if you would share every healthy tip for eating, cooking, exercising, motivation, all that great stuff on this thread and hopefully through using it we can all get better! (and look great for our wedding day without starving ourselves!) Also, share your successes! Let everyone know when you lost a few pounds or moved up a weight class when lifting or ran the farthest you have ever run! But also share your failure, i know I just ate half a can of Almond Roca because of stress, help each other out by being eachothers “sponsors”!
What do you think?!
Post # 3
I am totally up for this I have been trying to loose weight and getting frustrated that just being healthy and excersing isnt dropping the weight as quick as i would like it too and need some support to stay away from some of the things i have done in the past… So i will gladly join your group!
Post # 4
I’m in! I need to get healthier myself. It’s kind of a loaded topic for me, but I am all down for helping others with what I know and could use some help myself!
Post # 5
I’m in! Great idea! Here’s to making healthy choices!
Post # 6
Totally in. FH and I lost a combined 12 lbs this week (our first week) and I know its not always gonna be this quick and I am quick to quit this type of thing. Love this idea!
Post # 7
I am totally in. I have been making a concious effort to eat healthier and drink more water, but it doesn’t always happen. Especially lately with the wedding, school, and starting a new job I find myself making more and more bad eating choices. I also need to start excrising.
Post # 8
Oh and i want to add i ate a whole box of truffles on mothers day… LOL There is my failure for the week lol
Post # 9
I’ll join, I’m all ready with the workout buddies, but I think when it comes to being healthier it never hurts to have as much support as possible. Because it’s not easy to be healthy.
@MsPanda: Don’t feel bad, I consumed an entire thing of pull-apart jalepno cheese bread in two days (one of those days it was all I ate, aside from some plain greek yogurt). But on a good note, been to the gym every single day of the week aside from Monday when I didn’t want to eat anything but that strange sinfully good bread >.< never again is it coming in this house. I told the person responsible for buying it to never get it again, or at least have it where I can see it and am having moments of weakness.
Post # 10
Just joined Lose It.com yesterday (it’s free) and am trying to net about 1,200 cals per day (calories eaten – exercise).
Went over on Tuesday (mostly due to alcohol) but did 50 min on the elliptical yesterday and Day 1 of the 30 day shred today.
1,200 is fairly restrictive but it’s my “goal” for each day and I will not beat myself up if I have a 1,500 calorie day every once and a while.
It’s really helped me to see the calories of EVERYTHING that goes into my mouth and even though I *know* what I should and shouldn’t eat, it really drives it home (even more than WW did).
I want to do this the right way and be healthy for life, not just drop 20ish lbs for the wedding only to gain it back and more after.
Post # 11
i think loseit.com is a great idea!
also, i think it works best if we start with managable short term goals. mine for the next three days are:
-run 30 min everyday with my dog(she needs to be healthier too! the shelter where we adopted her made her soft)
-25 pushups daily
in fact i am doing my situps/pushups right after this so i don’t forget. a little HP saying i love: do it today or later you’ll pay! thanks hermione
Post # 12
Here are my short term goals.This will be perfect, because I am taking a physical education class for my credential right now and I need to come up with a health plan.
1. Eat 1300 calories daily with one splurge day at 1500 calories. Track on loseit.com. Keep a food journal.
2. Walk 30 minutes every day. 25 push-ups and sit-ups every day.
3. Eat 5-7 veggies every day.
4. Drink 7-10 glasses of water every day.
Post # 13
Im drinking a margarita right now, but I’m in.
Post # 14
@HoneyBear: lolol Way to start of on the right foot! 😉
Post # 15
I will be gone for the weekend. Going camping with FI for his B-Day will be back on Wednesday and will be starting my plan then. Hopefully I can get some hiking in while in the mountains.
Post # 16
We have a biggest loser thread here on the bee that is also around the same lines.
But I would def love to join this group too. I have healthily (is that a word?) lost 13 pounds since April 1st by eating healthy (not dieting because I plan to do this for the rest of my life) and exercise.
I would love to have as much support and give as much support as possible.
I am on myfitnesspal my user name is otranquility if anyone wants to add me!