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A small attempt at inspiration

I've seen lately in a few friends' journals how they're starting out on the long, miserable trail of weight loss and the accompanying annoyance, bitter self-accusations, and general lack of accomplishment that comes with the whole thing. I'm not the world's best story, but I hope this link helps some.

One personal note from some Boston-based vampire named Amok: Go Sox!


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Oct. 24th, 2004 09:04 pm (UTC)
Very inspiring!
Oct. 25th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
You've done great. Give me some advice. I've kicked my soft-drinks-all-day-long habit and have gone totally off caffeine (more to see if it'd help with the migraines than anything else; it's had no effect). I'm drinking lemonade made with Splenda, so no calories on my liquid intake for the most part. I've been walking a few times a week, but usually three miles or less. I've lost no weight although I'm exercising more/consuming fewer calories. The last time I lost weight was after my surgery in 2001, when I was walking 6-7 miles per day on the treadmill. Short of investing the time it'd take to walk that much per day, is there anything else you can suggest that'd wake up my sluggish metabolism?
Oct. 25th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
Weights. Weight training. These days I use mostly yoga and just a little set of ten-pound free weights, but I started with the gym and machines. The more muscle you have, the more calories you'll burn (and you will not "bulk up").

Also, keep careful track of your exact calorie count by the day -- a "calorie journal" can help, jotting down everything you eat and the calorie count. If you go to http://www.nutri-facts.com/ you can find out exactly how many calories you should eat to reach the weight you want. Then you can play with it and see what works for you.
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