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When I went to visit the Poor Clares six years ago...I was heavier than I am now and nothing was said to me about it...for which I was grateful...I figured that since they eat mostly a vegetarian diet...I would be able to lose weight for that reason alone.

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Thank ya'll, Ireally appreciate all your input. I am on a program of healthy eating (NOT a diet). I have been ever since I was ill in February. FOr me, at this point, having the desire, knowledge, skills and willpower to eat healthily is not an issue. I know what to eat, how much to eat, how often to eat, and I have the strong desire to continue doing so. Also importantly, I've discussed my eating program with many family and friends, so if I were to go back now, I would definitely be held accountable.
THe thing is, I've always been a sedentary person(aside from my job), especially since I'm such an avid reader. Now that I'm strong in my eating habits, I plan to begin some sort of structured excercise program. I havn't decided exactly what yet, I'll probably just start with walking,which is very convenient for me, and then progress from there.
I do understand that serious health issue are strongly correllated with obesity,DUH! :D
While I am not an athlete like Teresabenedicta, I am fairly active at work, do lots of lifting, so its not like I'm using a walker or something.

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[quote name='Saint Therese' post='1562973' date='Jun 7 2008, 11:09 PM']Thank ya'll, Ireally appreciate all your input. I am on a program of healthy eating (NOT a diet). I have been ever since I was ill in February. FOr me, at this point, having the desire, knowledge, skills and willpower to eat healthily is not an issue. I know what to eat, how much to eat, how often to eat, and I have the strong desire to continue doing so. Also importantly, I've discussed my eating program with many family and friends, so if I were to go back now, I would definitely be held accountable.
THe thing is, I've always been a sedentary person(aside from my job), especially since I'm such an avid reader. Now that I'm strong in my eating habits, I plan to begin some sort of structured excercise program. I havn't decided exactly what yet, I'll probably just start with walking,which is very convenient for me, and then progress from there.
I do understand that serious health issue are strongly correllated with obesity,DUH! :D
While I am not an athlete like Teresabenedicta, I am fairly active at work, do lots of lifting, so its not like I'm using a walker or something.[/quote]

Since you are an avid reader, you could try working out on a stationary bike. I love reading too, and I used to be extremely overwieght (borderline obese). Then I started using a stationary bike so I could read while I exercised. I lost 60lbs doing that.

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[quote name='Divine_Mercy504' post='1563252' date='Jun 8 2008, 07:56 AM']Since you are an avid reader, you could try working out on a stationary bike. I love reading too, and I used to be extremely overwieght (borderline obese). Then I started using a stationary bike so I could read while I exercised. I lost 60lbs doing that.

Rachel[/quote]
that's neat. i never even thought of that.

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What a great topic and I am really happy to see that, though we all have a somewhat varied opinion, it has been done with real caring for each others opinions without alot of backbiting. Amen to that, and hopefully we can continue in that vein.

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I am soon to acquire a treadmill. I will either read while I walk, or pop in an inspiratinal movie, like In This House of Brede! :lol_roll:
I changed my avatar- I thought it was appropriate! :topsy:

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[quote name='Saint Therese' post='1563393' date='Jun 8 2008, 01:23 PM']My sister is soon to give me a treadmill. I will either read while I walk, or pop in an inspiratinal movie, like In This House of Brede! :lol_roll:[/quote]


Elliptical machines are miracle workers, they are really good workouts, and it is very easy to stay on there for the length of a movie. I used to watch entire seasons on America's Next Top Model while working out on the treadmill.

I've also thought about getting an exercise trampoline. Hehe.

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[quote name='Saint Therese' post='1563393' date='Jun 8 2008, 12:23 PM']I am soon to acquire a treadmill. I will either read while I walk, or pop in an inspiratinal movie, like In This House of Brede! :lol_roll:
I changed my avatar- I thought it was appropriate! :topsy:[/quote]
:o I didn't know they'd made a movie of the book! Is it worth it? I mean, is the movie even close to the book? Does it do the story line justice? Do tell!

[quote name='Alycin' post='1563395' date='Jun 8 2008, 12:27 PM']Elliptical machines are miracle workers, they are really good workouts, and it is very easy to stay on there for the length of a movie. I used to watch entire seasons on America's Next Top Model while working out on the treadmill.

I've also thought about getting an exercise trampoline. Hehe.[/quote]
:unsure: I never got the hang of the elliptical machine. Call me crazy... I'm pretty sure I'm the only person I know who can't seem to get the hang of the suckers.

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The movie is different from the book, but it is still a GREAT movie, especially a vocation type movie. I love it because it shows that nuns are human without making them out to be knife wielding maniacs.
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I've never even tried an elliptical machine.[img]http://www.mustardseed.org.au/catalog/images/1867.jpg[/img]

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[quote name='Saint Therese' post='1563413' date='Jun 8 2008, 02:46 PM']The movie is different from the book, but it is still a GREAT movie, especially a vocation type movie. I love it because it shows that nuns are human without making them out to be knife wielding maniacs.
[img]http://www.mustardseed.org.au/catalog/images/1867.jpg[/img][/quote]

I have this movie its great, just got abit confused about the young gal that comes in and is still in love with a boyfriend????
Anyway, maybe I watch it again tonight.

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i think its more to do with your reserve energy. if im correct, being overweight exhausts you like three times as fast as you would normally exhaust. but i could be wrong.. and usually am... haha!

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Im not a light person, i am 5'8", and weigh 325lbs. I was accepted and nothing was said of my weight. However, once i was established they asked me to go see a weight counseler. Now I have to hold myself accountable. The community helps me alot. I eat what i need, and only that. No soda, no carbinated drinks of any kind. I have tried to exercise at the gym in Seton Hall University where i go to school, but some of the people who go there need a lesson on modesty. The gym became a distraction so I no longer go there, but i should go back because I need do get back in to a routine, and it is not easy to lose weight if there is no routine. My goal is to lose 100lbs, in three years. Pray for me!

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IrishS-I lost twice that much in 6 years, so your goal is obviously reasonable. The Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado has the best information. They maintain a weight loss registry where anyone who has lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year, can register and they collect information about how they did it. Most people on the register have actually lost 100 lbs. and kept it off for 3 years. 3 years is the the goal because they have found that once you keep it off for 3 years, it gets much easier to not regain. They have a listing of the 7 habits of highly effective weight loss maintainers, that has been very helpful to me.

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