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I am 27 years old, a mom of three and I want to lose weight. Many of us do, but we do not know how to start. I have a weakness for delishious food but I do not pig out, often. I have to admit I have days I ate more than I should. I must be honest with myself.

 My biggest problem though is not my eating habits, its my level of activity. I work from home making virtual clothing, buildings, making web sites, doing affiliate work, and other assorted busy work. Plus I go to college online. In all it’s way to much sitting down!

I am up and about off and on all day chasing my three kids and playing with them, but I still sit, a lot. Right now it’s worse because it is winter and its cold. Plus in this economy money is so tight!

But I have a plan and I have good tools. So if you are like me, or you have been here, I hope to encourage you. Or if you’d like you can encourage me. I am NOT the most diciplined person on the planet.

Hot french fries, chocolate.. who can resist now and then?

My first tool you are looking at, a live journal where anyone can see what I am doing. If I slack off, please send a comment telling me to stop being lazy, lol. I think it will help to have at least a weekly update of my progress. I am a busy mom, so posting EVERY day might be too much, but weekly is good.

The second tool is a cool visual model I found. It shows how I look now and how I want to look. Its located at: http://www.prevention.com/mvm/main.html

So I customised myself, its rather accurate, here I am..

Weight Loss Goals

My third tool is my handy calorie tracker. There are a BUNCH on the internet but I really like the free one at caloriebalancediet.com . You can even add custom foods and snacks you eat often. One thing I do not like is that things like eggs which have good cholestorol make the tracker think you just went nuts with cholestorol. Plus you might want to tweak the setting to your specific needs if you use it, we are not photo copies, we have needs that differ per person!

My fourth tool is Tony Hortons 10 Min Trainer Deluxe. I got it off E-Bay much cheaper than you could get directly from the store so I am good with that. It should arrive by the end of the week depending on the seller.

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Let’s hope the sappy crying infomercial people are not in fact actors of academy award calibur. I got this to slim down without bulking up. I don’t want to win awards for muscules, I just want soft slender but firm curves. And it’s not a skinny blonde telling me to suck in my tummy.

Fifth is my DDR, dance dance revoloution game. Mainly because its so much fun to do. Im not sure it really contributes a lot, but it gets me up and I love to dance and sing.

I also plan to get a YMCA membership so I can swim within a month or two. I love thier steam room it feels soo nice. Plus they have great ab and thigh machines, my two biggest problem areas. 

So thats the plan. Stay tuned!

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In today’s less active world most of us live at a slow pace, doing nothing quickly except gaining unwanted weight. Modern American life is very comfortable, and requires a lot less effort than life required in the past. More people drive more places, do less physical work, and have modern appliances and conveniences to carry the burden. When that fact is combined with the high amount of processed and preserved food that we consume, the result is all too certain. Americans are overweight. Obesity is more than just a matter of looks. Being overweight can lead to a number of health problems such as heart disease, hypertension, and stroke. In other words, too much unwanted weight can not only cost you a date, it could end up costing you your life. For this reason, many of us need to consider weight loss through a diet. And for most people with tight budgets, without much extra to spend, free diet programs are the best.

There are many free diet programs from which to choose. Some work, many do not, but all the good ones are best implemented as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. The best way to lose weight is natural, healthy, simple, and best of all it’s free. Lower your caloric intake while at the same time raise the number of calories you burn through exercise. It’s going to be nearly impossible to lose weight with only exercise, although you will end up stronger and healthier. Likewise, if you don’t add more physical activity chances are you won’t be able to eat little enough to make a difference. Combine the two as part of a normal, sustainable routine to take off the weight and keep off the weight.

Want a simple way to reduce caloric intake without the expense of specialty diet programs that include expensive food? Eat smaller portions. That’s right. Keep eating exactly what you now eat, but cut down the portions. Look up the nutrition values of the foods you generally eat and cut down the amounts by enough to lower intake beneath burn. You can also make a big difference, up to 90,000 calories a year for the average person, by drinking water instead of soda and juice. Or, if you like tea or coffee drink those. The caffeine in regular coffee and tea helps speed the metabolism and that means burning calories.

On the other side of the equation throw away the ridiculous advice to exercise at least five times a week. Vigorous aerobic exercise, meaning you work up a sweat, is best as an every day activity at least 30 minutes each day. Kick that up a notch with extra physical movement such as parking further from the office or stores for a short walk, using stairs instead of elevators, and using hand tools for daily or weekly chores.

There it is, exercise combined with free diet programs to lose weight. Live it, love it.

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