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July healthy eating/exercise & weight loss challenge...

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by Petal, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Welcome folks...to the July healthy eating/exercise and weight loss thread...

    This is a thread for everyone who would like to eat healthier and/or lose weight, plans to exercise(if you want). Anyone can join in this thread at any time.

    Feel free to share any motivational videos(I personally watch the biggest loser when I need motivation), recipes, knowledge on healthy eating and weight loss, knowledge is power, books, different diets, food and health in the news or if you are stuck and in need of help. Share different exercises, ones you can do in the living room or full blown head-on stuff. Share tips for eating on a budget, share ideas and getting healthier is our aim.

    I personally think having a goal in mind is great so you have something to work towards to and don't feel like roaming around aimlessly. Don't be shy, post anything you want here health/diet/exercise/food related and continue to share your progress, weaknesses and strengths.

    My goal for the month of July is to lose 10lbs and exercise for an hour a day. There are no quick fixes, its a long process, you just have to be determined to keep the motivation up. You did not gain it in a day, you won't lose it in a day

    Share your goal if you have one. Short term or long term.

    Tagging some folks from the last thread but anyone can join...

    @Paisley @Woowoo @sassy123 @DrownedFishOnFire @Daisy111 @Leav @nobodyknows71 @Rockclimbinggirl @Mishka1204 @Innocent Forever @Witty_Sarcasm @HumanExMachina
  2. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Seeing is Believing Forum Pro SF Supporter

    My goal this month is to shred the sugar addiction I have. Start drinking water more than any flavored beverages. Losing some weight would be a bonus
  3. kat319

    kat319 SF Supporter

    My goal is to work out 5x a week.
    Eat more fruits and veggies.
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  4. sassy123

    sassy123 SF hugger Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    My goal for the next two months is to lose 5 pounds and keep on working out at least 2 nights a week
  5. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Awesome goals peeps :) All very achieveable goals, try your hardest and don't let anything get in the way :)

    @DrownedFishOnFire could switching to diet soda be a first step for you instead of trying to go cold turkey from all that caffeine?

    @kat319 Best of luck with your goals, what kind of work outs do you do?

    @sassy123 5 pounds is a very realistic goal. Good luck.
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  6. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Only 6:30 AM and already have my first 30 minutes of exercise done :)
  7. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Have another 30 minutes just done, delighted with myself, a great start to a new month. :)
  8. kat319

    kat319 SF Supporter

    Walk, jog, and lift weights.
  9. kat319

    kat319 SF Supporter

    WOW! Great job!
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  10. Woowoo

    Woowoo SF Pro SF Artist SF Supporter

    Good morning everyone and thanks for setting up the July thread @Petal.

    My goals for July are to lose 4 lbs and to drink less alcohol.

    This week I've had time off work, the weather has been amazing and I've felt like I've been on holiday. But that means I've drunk far more alcohol than I should have. Drinking a cider in the sunshine is just so nice. Once I'm back to work tomorrow I should get back on track.
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  11. Innocent Forever

    Innocent Forever Go as long as you can. And then take another step. Chat Pro SF Supporter

    My goal is the same as last month - eat breakfast each day and do the hoop for 10 minutes each day.
    I'd love to exercise some more but I'm not sure how to motivate myself how to. Really would need a specific thing to follow (like 10 sit ups, 10 jumping jacks, or whatever)
    Honestly I'd love to lose my stomach - not through losing weight. Not sure how to do that.
    Trying to eat healthier - add more fruit/vegetables. Just this weekend I tried watermelon (I eat orange, apple, green grapes). Trying to learn to eat new foods too.
    Thanks for this thread @Petal
  12. HumanExMachina

    HumanExMachina Pizza Spaceman Forum Pro SF Artist SF Supporter

    Thanks for including me, @Petal:) My goal for this month is to check in here everyday and see how all you guys are doing, and continue getting inspired to eat a little healthier myself.
  13. Paisley

    Paisley * * * SF Artist SF Supporter

    My goals are to do 150 leg lifts every day, to walk as much as possible, to drink plenty of water, and to continue keeping a log of how many calories I'm consuming. Then at the end of the month I'll weigh myself.
  14. Rockclimbinggirl

    Rockclimbinggirl SF climber Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    My goal is to eat healthy 80% of the time and make sure I include snacks. I also need to stay hydrated as it gets quite hot and humid where I live on some days. I want to make sure I eat enough salt cause one of my meds lowers my blood pressure. I would like to do something active each day even if its just a walk, it will be weather dependent.
  15. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I was naughty yesterday and and had a magnum classic ice cream, treats make my diet healthy in my defense ;) Depriving yourself will get you no where. I have done 30 minutes of my exercise today and aim to do another 30 in a while, my eating has been good too.

    Good luck everyone with ye're goals and have a good day and keep us all updated.
  16. nobodyknows71

    nobodyknows71 For a Phoenix to rise, it must first burn. Forum Pro SF Supporter

    Hi all, it’s great to have a new thread for July. I am to lose 4kilos this month. 2lb a week. Hopefully I can achieve that as I have something at the end of the month I want to look good for. This will be on top of the 5kilos I’ve already lost so fingers crossed for that. I’m feeling quite determined, let’s jope it stays that way. And for now I’m going to keep up the jogging. I don’t see it as something I ‘enjoyed’ doing so I don’t think I’m ever going to be one of those ‘let’s jog for fun’ people, but for the next four weeks I’ll keep it going. I want to go clothes shopping (something I detest because nothing ever looks right) towards the end of the month so hopefully if I lose a few more pounds I’ll find something that looks ok!

    Good luck everyone with your own goals, and I promise to make more of an effort to check in her more.
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  17. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Hello @nobodyknows71 I lost 25 lbs in may and june combined and bought myself 2 beautiful new tops as a reward :) but have a hell of a lot more to lose, it's not a sprint, its a marathon :D We can all reach our goals if we truly want them to come true.

    I hope you keep up the jogging and in the process I hope it becomes something you enjoy for fun. Very proud of you for completing the run yesterday, hope it has raised your motivation and self confidence :) Fair deuce, :)

    How often are you going to weigh yourself to keep track?
  18. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    How is everyone doing today? Come in and share :D
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  19. Paisley

    Paisley * * * SF Artist SF Supporter

    Haven't done my daily exercising yet but it's only 10:30AM here so there's still plenty of time. Right now I'm in the process of making chicken stock, which I'll use to infuse some flavour into any rice or potatoes I make over the next few days.
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  20. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    Yup - you have the whole day to exercise so loadsa time :)

    mmm sounds lovely, meal planning is good, helps the stress of ''what's for dinner'' lol

    Enjoy your day and have a happy and healthy one :)
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