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Lose 8 lbs with a group of EmpowerHer buddys for a month. Set your own goals,exercise,jog,bike walk, do it your way, just have fun, for only one month.Lets have fun share and encourage each other give advice or ask for advice.Motivate each other. Fall is just around the corner and the weather is perfect to get out and clear our minds, challenge ourselves to something fun new and healthy. Give it a try The EmpowHer Way

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EmpowHER's weight lose challenge group

By Angelica September 16, 2011 - 12:36pm

So ladies when do we want to start this and how can we get others to join?

By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide February 20, 2012 - 6:34pm

Wow, willalee!

That is a huge weight loss! Well done! Continued success to you and keep it up!

~Susan

February 20, 2012 - 6:34pm
By willalee Leader February 19, 2012 - 5:22pm

Hi Danielle, I always try to drink enough water to stay healthy and I try my best not to eat after 6:30pm, but if all else fails fruits and veggies and light healthy snacks work for me.I also go for long walks with my dog or use my ipod for walks. I love listening to music and read at night to try and stay away from watching TV unless my favorite programs are on.I have lost at least 25 pounds from all the above that I mentioned at first it was a real struggle but I managed to stick with it and gave it the one day at a time approach. Find things that you love to do to distract yourself from thinking of food so much and just go from there.It is diffcult at first but I have faith in you.If I can do I am pretty sure we all can support each other in doing so.Keep a positive attitude thats what I am going to do.Please keep in touch.Prepare healthy meals ahead of time to because it will help you on your busy days to stay healthy and on track. Take care for now.

February 19, 2012 - 5:22pm
By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide February 19, 2012 - 4:29pm

Hi Danielle

Welcome to the Group!

Your plan sounds really good and I also think that judging your weight by how your clothes fit (as long as they aren't elastic!) rather than the scales. It's important to know your general weight but because our weight can naturally fluctuate up to 5 or more pounds, the scales can be unnecessarily upsetting. 

As for as long-term success, I can honestly say that a sensible diet and frequent exercise (the old-fashioned standard) is still the best way for anyone to maintain a healthy weight and body.

~Susan

February 19, 2012 - 4:29pm
By Danielle Serrano February 13, 2012 - 7:50am

Hi everyone!

I'm new to this group, but I've been saying I need to lose a few lbs for quite some time! Now that my life is back to more of a normal routine, I think it's time to put my foot down and make a change! 

Does anyone have any success stories to share? Any good tips that have worked for you? My problem is... To scale, or not to scale..? Although I look more toned when I look in the mirror, the scale seldom seems to want to agree! I think for now my scale will be the tightness of my jeans!

This week, I'm starting a liver cleansing diet. Essentially eating more clean, and less processed. Paired with exercise, I think this is a good plan of action.

Best of luck to everyone,

Danielle. 

February 13, 2012 - 7:50am
By Lynda F December 1, 2011 - 1:23pm

Like Susan, I too decided that the leftover Halloween candy was more important than losing any weight loss :-( Then Thanksgiving rolled around, so I've pretty much decided that this is going to be a New Year's resolution as I'm on a roll for craving all the wrong stuff. I'm just going to enjoy it, without binging, and not feel guilty about it (which will have me wanting to binge). Come the New Year......I'll get back on the right track. For now, I'm going to enjoy this ride...LOL

December 1, 2011 - 1:23pm
By Susan Cody HERWriter Guide November 26, 2011 - 12:21pm

Hi All!

How are we doing?

I have not been doing well due to my lack of will power and yes, remaining Hallowe'en candy at home. This is what happens when you have a 5, 6 and 7 year old!

But rather than blaming them, or candy, I just decided that eating peanut M&Ms and Reece's PB cups were more important than my 5 pounds weight loss goal. I have gained about 5 pounds in the last 3 months. I also work out, play tennis and swim laps several times a week, cardio train on an elliptical and work with a personal trainer once a month. So what this shows is that you can work out as much as you want but over-eating will make you gain weight, no matter how physically fit you are. Drinking wine doesn't help either and I love white wine! Holiday parties are upon us but I'm not indulging too much.

I have a formal event to attend in exactly two weeks and I am DONE with the candy and cutting way back on wine! My goal is to continue to work out as I am and be at least 4-5 pounds lighter in 2 weeks. 5 pounds in two weeks is a lofty goal but since my weight gain has been due to scarfing candy, I hope that by stopping, I'll find it easier to lose!

How is everyone else doing? Hopefully having more discipline than I?!

~Susan

November 26, 2011 - 12:21pm
By Tina Tran October 24, 2011 - 3:53pm

Alright, I'm in. I just dipped into the office Halloween candy bowl, so my not-so-healthy habits are pretty much an all day thing. My goal is to cut out the sugar and that extra cup of coffee (read: morning dessert). And I'm gonna have to ramp up my morning exercise routine. A few laps walking around the hood aren't doing me much good.

October 24, 2011 - 3:53pm
By Lynda F October 24, 2011 - 3:35pm

I have gained about 12 lbs since starting this job (too easy to eat my desk). I definitely need to lose weight and I can start with 8 lbs for sure..........and then keep going, and going, and going (yep, I have a good 35-40 lbs to drop).

Like Susan, the past few months have also brought on something new, the night eating. I also know that carbs are my biggest downfall and I seriously need to cut back on those as well.

So the goal is what by the end of the year? And when shall we start in earnest?

L

October 24, 2011 - 3:35pm
By Angelica October 24, 2011 - 2:57pm

Hi Ladies,
With the holidays around the corner I need to start making healthy choices and exercise more often. I have the same issue late night eating part is because of work I get home around 7 or 7:30 and by the time I get dinner on the table we aren't eating until 8 or so. I eat a healthy breakfast and lunch, it's dinner that's the issue for me a lot of the times I go for the easy dinner because we are all hungry and I'm tired. But no more excuses I'm going to focus on healthier dinner choices, cut down on snack and exercise three times a week. I'm starting today and will let you know how I'm doing! Encouragement is welcomed :)
Hope you get to feeling better willalee!
Angelica

October 24, 2011 - 2:57pm
By willalee Leader October 24, 2011 - 8:23am

Hi Everyone, I am glad to read your article Susan.It doesn't matter if you need to lose 5 or 8lbs.I just thought it would be fun and encouraging for everyone to have some kind of support and learn from each what works and what doesn't. I know my goal in all of this is learning to eat properly so I will feel healthy and of course lose weight the smart way. I have been sick with cold and flu lately so needless to say I've been eating day and night to try and keep my strenght up.I hope we can jump start this group.Thank you for your support Susan,it is much appreciated and I will be checking in weekly just to voice my concerns on how I am doing. I haven't received my flu shot yet but I have made an appointment with my MD, for Nov 1.

October 24, 2011 - 8:23am