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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:39 pm 
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Hi hon! I used to be a bellydance teacher! Its really easy to learn and then you just learn more difficult/faster moves as you get better. at first it barely feels like work, but the next day--OUCH your abs huuuurt! In a good way though. There are a lot of decent instructional videos out there to start with. the best ones i have found have been by this set of twins.....Neena and Veena. Its nothing superfancy but its a great jump off point.

As for the Shampoo--Lean and Green swears by this stuff called Morrocan Method. Its vegan and raw and all of its ingredients are compleely natural. It has no detergents, which is good. Unfortunately because it is so natural, I have found that you need to use a lot more of it to make your hair really clean....I have over two feet of hair so its just not economical for me to use it as it is about $20 a bottle....steep, i know. but if he has only a little hair, it may last you a long time and be worth the money.

I hope that helps! youre doing awesome girlie!

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:12 pm 
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thendanisays wrote:
Hi hon! I used to be a bellydance teacher! Its really easy to learn and then you just learn more difficult/faster moves as you get better. at first it barely feels like work, but the next day--OUCH your abs huuuurt! In a good way though. There are a lot of decent instructional videos out there to start with. the best ones i have found have been by this set of twins.....Neena and Veena. Its nothing superfancy but its a great jump off point.

As for the Shampoo--Lean and Green swears by this stuff called Morrocan Method. Its vegan and raw and all of its ingredients are compleely natural. It has no detergents, which is good. Unfortunately because it is so natural, I have found that you need to use a lot more of it to make your hair really clean....I have over two feet of hair so its just not economical for me to use it as it is about $20 a bottle....steep, i know. but if he has only a little hair, it may last you a long time and be worth the money.

I hope that helps! youre doing awesome girlie!


Really? Wow! Yeah, I saw some beginner videos with Neena and Veena on Youtube! lol. I also saw some others from Expert Village. Some of the moves look a bit too hard for me, but I'm gonna try! :D I'm usually too negative on myself and give up too easily, but I've started challenging myself lately. :lol: :boxer:

Hmm. I looked it up, and yeah, it's pretty costly...the brand we have now, we paid about $10-15 for DOUBLE the size of that one. *shrugs* I dunno. My husband's been mostly not using shampoo much lately anyway (except for every once in a while when he feels like it). We researched about it, and shampoos just strip the hair of it's natural oils. He's noticed less oily hair lately when not using shampoo (due to his hair most likely not having to work so hard to provide extra oil to make up for the loss). I'm probably gonna stop using shampoo too after I finish off the bottle we have (either that, or we might learn to make our own, even if we have to mix a new batch each day just to have it fresh, lol).

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:16 pm 
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Well, things went ok today, though we didn't do much. I will hopefully get my butt moving tomorrow and stop being lazy, lol. Anyway...


October 24, 2008

Breakfast: 2 cups of apple/tomato juice
Snack: Bartlett pear
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: slice of watermelon
Snack: 1 tomato
Snack: 2 cups of apple/tomato juice

Exercise: 2 mile walk

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:02 pm 
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Well, I just uploaded a new picture of myself for my profile pic. I still think the haircut looks bad, but am trying to focus on the positives of it (since I did it myself it was free and didn't cost me a dime, it's more managable and makes me feel lighter, and it brings about change in my life which thus sets the stage for more change). lol. Seriously, though, I'm still a bit self-conscious about it! :psycho:

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:51 am 
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October 25, 2008

Breakfast: 2 cups of apple/tomato juice
Snack: Bartlett pear
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: slice of watermelon
Snack: 1 tomato
Snack: 2 cups of apple/tomato juice

Exercise: 2 mile walk


October 26, 2008

Breakfast: 2 cups of apple/tomato juice
Snack: Bartlett pear
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: slice of watermelon
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 4 mile walk


October 27, 2008

Breakfast: Bartlett pear
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: slice of watermelon
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 2 mile walk


October 28, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Snack: 1 apple
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: 2 apples
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 4 mile walk

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:37 pm 
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October 29, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 4 mile walk


October 30, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Lunch: rice pasta and shredded seaweed with organic pasta sauce
Dinner: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 4 mile walk


October 31, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato
Dinner: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 1 hour of exercise (30 minutes of it being weight exercises)

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Wooh! I just checked my weight the other day, and I'm down to 210 pounds now! :boxer:

Anyway, I started the fruit cleanse. I'm basically consuming fruit juice, blended fruit, and whole fruits...whatever I feel like. I've recently reduced my food intake (not just due to the cleanse, but also I have not been feeling as hungry and am just trying to listen to what my body wants). As you can see, I'm apparently craving avocados and tomatoes now. I'm also trying to take in at LEAST 4 bottles of water a day (I'm not so used to drinking much water, so I also have tea when needed).


November 1, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 2 tomatoes
Dinner: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 banana
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 2 mile walk

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

"Listen to your mind, let your spirit free, and feel your body move with the rhythm of your life!"

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:23 am 
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November 2, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 2 tomatoes
Dinner: 1 avocado
Snack: 2 bananas
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 1 hour of exercise (30 minutes of it being weight exercises)

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

"Listen to your mind, let your spirit free, and feel your body move with the rhythm of your life!"

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:39 pm 
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I'm still not craving much. I've been listening to my body, and have not been feeling overly hungry. (Heck, I got over "needing" to eat just because my husband is eating and I crave what he eats. We can now eat different things and at different times, and I won't want something just because he's having it! lol) I've slowly been trying to drink more water, and it's been hard for me to want to drink more than 1 bottle of water a day (2 bottles on exercise days), so I drank 4 cups of tea tonight to try to help make up for it. Though, I don't really feel dehydrated or anything, so I think I should be ok. I've been feeling more energetic, I have to admit that! :boxer:


November 3, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Snack: 1 banana
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato
Dinner: 1 orange
Snack: 2 bananas
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: none (time of the month :evil: well, at least it's getting better! less bleeding and less painful cramps! :) )

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:28 pm 
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November 4, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Snack: 1 banana
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato
Dinner: 1 orange
Snack: 2 bananas
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: none (instead, I did some cleaning around the house)

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

"Listen to your mind, let your spirit free, and feel your body move with the rhythm of your life!"

"Let your body show you the way!"


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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:11 am 
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November 5, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Snack: 1 banana
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato
Snack: 2 bananas
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 2 mile walk

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

"Listen to your mind, let your spirit free, and feel your body move with the rhythm of your life!"

"Let your body show you the way!"


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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:38 am 
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TigreBella wrote:
November 5, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Snack: 1 banana
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato
Snack: 2 bananas
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: 2 mile walk


great work on the walking consistency ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:50 pm 
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veggieprincess wrote:

great work on the walking consistency ;-)


Pssshh! That's nothing! :lol: I'm not so active at the moment due to my time of the month...grrr...it always makes me not want to move around much. But once it's over, I'm giving it my all and pushing to get in better shape! :boxer:

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Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

"Listen to your mind, let your spirit free, and feel your body move with the rhythm of your life!"

"Let your body show you the way!"


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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:51 pm 
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November 6, 2008

Breakfast: 1 tomato
Snack: 2 bananas
Lunch: 1 avocado
Snack: 1 tomato
Snack: 2 bananas
Snack: 1 tomato

Exercise: none

_________________
http://www.myspace.com/tigrebella

Starting Weight: 240 pounds
Current Weight: 200 pounds
Goal Weight: < 180 pounds

"Listen to your mind, let your spirit free, and feel your body move with the rhythm of your life!"

"Let your body show you the way!"


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 Post subject: Re: I'm ready! Let's do this!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:48 pm 
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Tigrebella! I love your new avatar! You look awesome! Keep up the good work :)


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