I just did...how about you?

Boston, Massachusetts
January 4, 2010 8:35am CST
Hi Mylot friends, This is just a light discussion to start my new year here in mylot--my first discussion for 2010. i mylot friends know me as a responder not as someone who starts discussion...well, thanks goodness i have one topic to start with. Since i want to lose weight after all the thousands of calories i had for the holiday season--i just enrolled in the gym this afternoon. i paid the one year membership fee and will start my program tomorrow. i am excited to start my new right for a good healthy lifestyle and self-care. i will be more caring with myself this year and will do my best to really live a stress free life! I know started 2010 right and if i did...i know you have something in mind or did already to have a vibrant year. I will appreciate hearing your story, please share. Thanks!
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
12 Mar 10
I don't think I ever responded to this discussion; I still had the email. Did you achieve your goal?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Mar 10
Hi C, Yes, i already lost some kilos. i am happy that i am really making it. it's tough and tiring but ii am reaching my goal little by little. hopefully i can reach the ideal weight that i want comes june and maintain it. nice hearing from you again my friend!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
13 Mar 10
I know you can do it!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Mar 10
let me post my latest one here... a picture that somehow i already lose weight hehehe. i hope i canmakeit in posting it here. i always have difficulty doinig this.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
I got my husband reading some things and he finally, finally got it in his head what he is doing that is hurting our marriage. If he understands the problem, we can finally start looking for a solution.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Jan 10
Hi Dawn, So how was the talk? we're you able to discuss things out with your husband and find solution? i hope everything is fine now. so what's up for 2010 friend? stay healthy and happy always!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
solution is going to take time and patience, but we're on the right road...
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• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Jan 10
I know it will be a tough and long process but i hope it will end soon. Whatever will be the result of this, i hope both of you will be happy because that's what you want it to be. For now, enjoy life!
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Hello Ms Kudos for taking definite steps to start your wish to lead a healthier lifestyle become a reality. I wish you every success. :)) My goals are general, but there are a number of things I want to improve in my life, also centered around living more healthy, getting my savings account bolstered, and honing career skills...things like that. Karen
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi Karen, Here's wishing you success in all the things that you want to achieve this year. with the kind of positive attitude that you have in life, i know for sure you will be able to increase and bloat your savings, have a caring environment and stay healthy plus--a big leap in your chosen career. goodluck my dear K!
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• United States
5 Jan 10
How sweet of you, my friend, to offer such kindness and encouragement!
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
you deserve to be treated nicely as you showed good natured personality and attitude. i am so lucky for having nice friends here and you are one of them. i always have this prayer of mine of meeting you someday and have a lengthy discussion about how blessed with are and how we are so loved by the almighty...that's why we are so inspired to be good always in thoughts, in words and in deed!
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@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 10
hi msfrancisco, well ....lets start lose the WEIGHT...hahehee..for 2010...i am trying to lose the weight that stayed even after the birth of my 4th kids...and that's 2 yrs ago!!!..i am trying not to eat too much rice..and not to think about the cream cakes that i loves to eat!!... The main thing is to lose weight to stay healthy...that's my main reason...and fit since my baby is the hiperactive boy..and really need the energy to run after him...hahahaha Wish u and me all the best.....yeahhhh..go girl!!
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Hi Azlin, I had two cesarean section (CS) type of delivery for my two kids. my youngest is already 9 years old. same with you-- it took me two years to get back to my old built. you are right you need to be healthy and full of energy to keep up with your kid's hyperactivity. of course we can make it. we just need to follow certain healthy diet menu plans--avoid fatty and salty foods, lessen carbo intake and have more veggies and fruits and exercise. go girl in a matter of months--we will lose some weight.
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 10
Dear msfrancisco, Thanks for the encouragement...at least i am happy to have a friend that support me....and happy new year 2010!!!
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
no problem friend. as what i've said i am justa PM away if you need some tips or anything to discuss on i will be happy to cheer you up. stay happy and healthy for yourself and of course for your family especially your baby!
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
hello friend, I just started my weight loss also. Since last year,when my mom comes home and,she appointed me at the kitchen(so bad...my aunt didn't make it to come last year due to some problem,she's our cook everytime my mom visits our country)so,my mom entrusted me the kitchen(bwuhuhuhuhu)and i started to become bloated also I started jogging every morning...and also with healthy diet(more fruits,and less fats) I am determined to gain my normal weight that increases more than 10 kilos i guess(really disgusting ugh!!!!) But,it's fine...my friends like me(chubby me grrrrr) But,not fine with me....my dress doesn't fit me anymore,and,i can't do my usual work same like before. Let's cheers for our weight loss program my friend
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Hi Jaiho, That's my concern too... i think i also gained some pounds this year. i want to go back to my usual weight and then maintain it. i am determined to really get my appropriate body mass index. with the kind of determination that we have i know we can make it. i am not that chubby, my mom loves my new look for gaining some weight but i hate it when i am having difficulty closing my pants and even my blouses. WE CAN DO IT friend.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
that's it my dear...the difficulty of choosing dress. i still had all my clothes hanged in my closet...and from time to time,i tried to fit,to see any changes(hahaha). And...i am happy to see that,just a little time...i will be able to fit some old clothes...and it gives me inspiration... yes,yes my dear...we can make it
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
what you are doing is a good way of continuously motivating yourself to lose some more. you're on the right track and soon you will reach your desired weight my friend. be kind enough not to push yourself too much...do it and enjoy it!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Hi, msfrancisco9369. I am trying my best to be humble when it comes to all aspects of my life. I want to think smartly. I would like to set many goals so that I can achieve anything that I really desire.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I am proud of you on starting an regimen to achieving your weight loss goals. That is a great start for The New Year! I wish you all of the success that you is able to acquire on this journey!
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Hi Cream, Being humble in every aspect of your life and being smart in dealing with your thoughts will definitely lift you up. Be definite and SMART with your goals so that you 'll not have the hard time in achieving it. good luck and reach for your dreams...i know you can make it this year! cheers.
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Cream, thanks for your wishes and i hope i will be able to achieve my desired weight. actually i am not big-- i just want to lose some extra weight to enjoy the summer and wear whatever summer attire that i wish to wear-- and of course i want to stay FIT ALWAYS!
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
22 Mar 10
Sorry I'm a bit late on this..but like they say it's better late than never, heehee. So how are you and your weight now? I hope you are healthy as ever and doing fine. Do not lose too much weight yeah.. just a little bit will do if you want to. My 2010 is filled with tons of work but that's good, because I like to be busy rather than not doing anything at all. And I have myLot to keep myself entertained at the same time. More businesses coming your way hopefully.
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Mar 10
Hi Zed, No problem. Yes, i am losing some weight. it's gradual but i am enjoying every single pound lost. once i reach my ideal weight, i will do my best to maintain it. i am trying to post a picture here--the then and now to see the difference but i am having problem uploading the photos here.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
23 Mar 10
I'm sure the transformation is really great, and that's so cool.. I hope you'll be more healthier in future.. Sometimes the photo uploading is a bit of a trouble for me too..
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
5 Jan 10
hi francisco, how r u, after long time you came back to mylot, why what happened, i am so happy that u came back, how life going on to you. How you enjoyed new year. oh, that's good that comedown your weight, yes, we should takecare ourself about our health, good decession you have taken. all the best, have a good day.
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi Neel, It's so nice to hear from you again too...i've been away for almost two weeks. i enjoyed fully a long christmas vacation with my family. now that i am back, of course i will be here most of the time and hope to see you around more often. thanks for dropping by. Please take care of yourself always okay?! hugs.
• India
5 Jan 10
hey, thanks yaar, really i am so happy about you. i am thinking of u everytime, without knowing eachother we both became good friends.
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@shibham (17022)
• India
5 Jan 10
Hi, good morning. what r u going to do? Wanna to be a heroine, hehehe. Just kidding lol. Anyway, i have given up my alchoholic addiction. Cigerettes to. Trying to minimize.
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
That’s a great resolution for the year. I hope you will develop that strong determination to really quit smoking. For you to fully cleanse your lungs from the effects of smoking is to count the number of years you smoke and that’s also the year for you to work on and be able to breathe well and freely. Good luck friend. I am sure you can make it. You just need to have a strong support system to be able to give you enough strength when you backslide from quitting. Have a good day! Hopefully from MINIMIZING TO FULLY QUITTING! HURRAY.
@shibham (17022)
• India
5 Jan 10
Thanks for your faiths on me. Take care.
• United States
4 Jan 10
I have goals to lose weight as well but for me I am gonna take a light apporach to this year. Like I am gonna start small. First I want to increase my water intake to at least 8 glasses of water a day. Than I want to get a nice jump rope and start doing that everyday when I get up in the morning as well. This is my plan but I know I really need to lose some weight. I am getting older and need to start worrying about my body more than I have in the past. I hope for the best for you on your journey to lose weight and keep us here at mylot posted on goals you reach. Happy mylotting to you as well.
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi Mom, it will be an honor for me to share whatever developments that might happen as it relates to my losing weight. Yes, it’s kinda hard for us to lose weight as we age. So better start this soon than be sorry at the end. At least we have enough time to do it and enjoy the result of losing some weight. I am more conscious now with my body mass index. WE CAN MAKE IT MOM!
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
i would like to affirm your way of starting your program of losing weight...the simpler the better and it's really doable so go for it friend. i think i need to be mindful about the number of glasses i take everyday and give myself that rope too for a jump every morning. thanks for these tips!
@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
4 Jan 10
I think you excited for every thing which happened in your life.. MY brother join gym from 2 years but he did not loose many calories.. but he is not excited till now.. well start your gym.. may be got result any fairly days.. I hope you can do it ..
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Hi Rucrazy, Really? i will do my best to lose weight. i will also be conscious about my diet to make the gym workouts work. i will also take into consideration the tips given by Reeyan--using honey and apples. anything that will help me lose weight that will not put my health at risk i will be happy to try. thanks for taking the time to respond. i appreciated it!
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Hi Reeyan, Thanks for that additional input. aside from losing weight of course i want to have a toned muscles since i will be losing some weight. you can be a weight loss guru reeyan. more power to you friend!
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
7 Jan 10
Hi msfrancisco, This is a good way to start the year, indeed the best way to start the year. We do have the same goal - to shed off those unwanted fats (not just weight), and the sooner they leave our 'beautiful' bodies the better. I started cutting down on sweets, fats and carbs, and have more fruits and fiber. I also intend to "get physical" for muscle toning, soon, hopefully. I have no doubt we will both succeed because...you're contagious!
• Boston, Massachusetts
7 Jan 10
Hi Doryvien, I think one of the new cute thing that you do to start the new year is CHANGING YOUR AVATAR. It's cute! So, what are you waiting...enrol now. I am in my third session in my gym workouts. I am right now having muscle pains but i believe in the saying: "no pain, no gain." so by summer we will be confident enough to wear sun dresses and summer wear! We can even wear out two-piece for the company outing right?!
@jpso138 (7868)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
Certainly a great way to start the year. It is really nice to have a good plan and execute the plan. Well, in my case, I am not overweight but have not done much physical activity or exercise during the past year. So by this year, 2010, I will certainly do exercise and hope that I can really make true with my plan despite the busy activities with work.
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi Jpso, That's good. make it a habit to include exercise in your daily rouotine or activities particularly in the morning as you wake up. start by doing some strethcing exercise then do some in place jogging and brisk walking. You can do it and later on you will be surprise it's already part of your daily activities. thanks for responding friend! Happy new year! goodluck.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
5 Jan 10
That was a good resolution MSF and hope you succeed in it and become slimer so that i can show your pic to all my friends as my girl friend lol(just kidding). I have many this year and i'm on my way to acheive those but the main thing is i wouldnt be able to come regularly here(just i would be peeping in coz i'm so addicted to this site) until i acheive it so wish me all the luck and i would be back once i have fulfilled it and do not forget your indian friend...great day.
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
You are really crazy Sunny. Anyways, goodluck to whatever plans and goals you have for the year. Mylot will always be here just waiting for you –but you have to maximize all the opportunities you have to reach your dream. I am happy to know that you have lots of it for the year. Go and reach for your dream… don’t forget to give us any update as you go along your way to success! Sure, I will not forget you my Indian friend!
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
hello msfrans, i just got back from work, yes its been a month. honestly i missed you/ALL. how much weight do you plan to lose?
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
hi mrfdg, long time no hear--- happy new year friend! well, i want to lose at east 10 pounds. i want to feel great this summer and be able to wear sundresses. of course, i want to be fit and maintain a healthy body. thanks for dropping some lines and ho[pe to hear more from you friend this 2010.
@se7enthbird (8327)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
good for you, and that is a healthy move indeed. we need to take care of our selves as well not just taking care of our family. my wife always force me to to that too. but i dont like to go to the gym alone. i want her to go with me. but she can do her exercises at home and i dont. she has dvd of dances and exercises so that leaves me out watching or sleeping har har har. yes i am doing something.... my son will be turning four on january 11... we are not making a big party but we are planing to give him a happy one. again my friend goodluck, sweat it out and stay healthy
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi 7thbird, if both of you will be enrolled in a gym it will be a great and healthy bonding session for you. the impact will be fast and the idea of taking care not and being sensitive with each other's needs and figure means a lot. go for it. i have collections of cds for yoga, belly dancing, grind and aerobics. what worked for me were grind and yoga. let's have a great body this 2010.
@vandana7 (68614)
• India
4 Jan 10
Wish you a very happy new year msfrancisco. :) Ok New year - went to a party, while rest played cards (believe me that is what our folks do), I watched two movies on telly - which is nothing extraordinary except that both the movies that day were hilarious so I was in good spirits to welcome the new year. I got back my old job. So the first and second saw me with heavy work load. On third my system gave way saying no way you cant exploit me so much. And after much cajoling and pleading that I needed to earn, this evening it has resumed functioning, not before accepting bribe of some part (switch), and so here I am. Before coming here, I checked the assignment I have, and believe me, I will be away for quite sometime! I will try to come now and then, and post a few responses, otherwise friends like you will forget me. :) Please dont delete my name from your friends' list. :)
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi Vandana, Where are you going my friend? Of course I will not forget you and will never delete you in my list of friends. The moment I established friendship with that’s it—we only need to cultivate it so that it will grow. I will be waiting for your return my friend and hope it will be soon! Goodluck to whatever endeavor that you will be in to.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
4 Jan 10
Hi dear! I wish you a very happy 2010 as well. May you have the way you want to have it year and may all your dreams come true. I know they will for your dreams are just so rational and achievable. And what a way to start it! I do believe that a healthy body can only lead to a more peaceful being. So, I wish you good luck. I do try to maintain a moderate health regime. I could never really be very strict with my diet. So, moderation just works fine with me. I do not take pledges. I only hope for a better living shifting my consciousness to a greater goal of living it well. A healthy and happy network, a support system and spiritual upliftment. It doesn't take much, does it!? Lots of love.
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Jan 10
Hi Mimpi, that’s another thing that I want to look into this year aside from being so extra caring about my body is to be caring too with my spirit—my soul to really experience the true essence of inner peace. There is no amount of activities and exercise will ever make our body strong---but the will power to be in peace with our spirit. Thanks for this reminder to give attention to the spiritual aspect of life. Cheers friend!
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
Congratulations for a new start of the year in your life. That was an inspiring. Being determined enough to improve yourself will be an admiration also for people who truly know you. That is the important thing you can give for yourself. Being the best you can be..
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
Hi Genericbe, Thanks for the affirmation. It's good that we feel good about ourselves for it will make us happy to appreciate the goodness in others too. Feeling good exudes positive energies and people around us will be grateful for having someone who projects positivity in life amidst all the trials and challenges that life takes. thanks for responding friend!