want to lose 114 pounds!! would love to have an online buddy.

Patricia Lindley member since Feb'12

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I drink the Lean Shake 25 from GNC also...but not as a meal, I drink it before my work out...that was recomended by GNC...and my Boss, a Rph (I work in a pharmacy) he also works out at the same gym I do. Any most of the trainer at my gym. It help so you dont lose muscle and burn better fat. It will help so you are not starving (that was my big problem) after your workout.

posted : 5/5/2012 at 6:16 AM

Lisa Gopp member since Apr'12

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I FINALLY dropped another pound. I lost 5 pounds in the first 2 weeks that I joined AF, and the past 3 that scale wouldn't budge. I did, however, drop an inch in my waist, so things are changing!

My body is feeling pretty good - which says a lot, cause I have several chronic health conditions. I've been walking pretty consistently for the past 2 years and doing light weight lifting, but my body was obviously ready to kick it up a notch! On days I don't work out, my body is more achy than days I do. I got up early today (Saturday) so I could go to AF!

Three cheers for all of us on our quest to be healthier!!Grin

posted : 5/5/2012 at 10:32 AM

JustJoan member since Jan'12

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posted : 5/5/2012 at 5:54 PM

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Hi everyone, Welcome Joan..
I haven't been able to get back to the gym yet but hopefully soon.. Everyone sounds like they are doing great.
Lisa that is awesome 5 pounds yeah.. Keep up the great work everyone...

posted : 5/5/2012 at 9:50 PM

Laura Steward member since Jul'11

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Way to go Lisa!! Keep it up. And that brings home a really good point - the scale should never be your ONLY measure of success. At times during this journey - you will lose inches, but not lose "weight" - don't panic - it's okay! AS things shift around, and you lose fat but gain muscle - it is natural!

Keep up the awesome work and you will succeed!

Donna - hang on there. Bet you never thought you would be bummed about NOT going to the gym, huh? First time it happened to me - I was kinda confused by the feeling.

And just so everyone knows - I am not opposed to a protein shake - I have one every morning!! I just worry about the folks out there looking to them as the magic bullet. "Hey - I can drink this shake & lose weight! Yea! It will be sooo much easier than following a healthy meal plan & learning how to eat properly... and exercise - yuck!"
Many of these shakes target people with low self esteem & a few extra bucks to burn - those folks with no support group looking for the quick fix. They make it look really easy.

Good luck everyone! Keep it up!

posted : 5/6/2012 at 9:25 AM

Patricia Lindley member since Feb'12

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I agree with you Laura about the shakes...they are a great tool...with good eating! I eat 3 meals a day...I follow the diabetic dite that my diatition gave me a few years back. I go to AF right after work so it helps so that I am not starved after my work out and then want to come home and eat anything with in reach. Nothing will ever replace good eating and excersize. I have always had a problem keeping my protein up so the shake helps without adding a ton of calories.

Talking about feeling guilty about not going to the gym...I feel that today...it is raining and so nasty out here (in Point) and I need to clean my house which is good excersize it self...but there is something about the actual workout that gets me going and feeling good. I feel I have acomplished something when I sweat...sorry if that sound nasty.

posted : 5/6/2012 at 2:05 PM

ebyers111 member since Apr'12

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I became a member in april. I have 60. Lbs to go

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posted : 5/6/2012 at 2:25 PM

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Hi I am pretty new to Anytime Fitness actually the whole gym thing I have done CURVES a little but I never stuck with it I am 204lbs my end of goal weight is maybe 140-150's. I joined last week and I have gone every day so far since. The Anytime Fitness that I go to likes to really test will power because it is conected right to a McDonald's!! Not that I am a McDonalds fan!!! My first big goal is to fit back into my pants (any of my pants) I had my 3rd child 10 months ago No More Excuses LOL. I would really like to lose 50 lbs before I even think about having any more kids if I even really want anymore Happy I want to also get my Blood Pressure down with out taking meds. Well off to work out now. Hope every one had a good weekend!!

posted : 5/6/2012 at 10:41 PM

jdnorman member since Apr'12

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Hello everybody!

I am new to Anytime Fitness as well. I went to a different gym, but when this one came to town, I switched. I have lost 27 lbs so far, and I am trying to lose 10 to 15 more. I need motivatorsHappy

posted : 5/8/2012 at 9:03 AM

Laura Steward member since Jul'11

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Welcome Joni & JD. We are here to offer any support we can. Congrats on taking the first step - that is actually walking through the door of the gym!

Wow - a gym connected to a McDonald's - not sure what the message is in that configuration - lol!!

I am now only a pound away from hitting that magical 100 pounds lost mark! I can almost taste the success! Not that I am near finished losing weight.... I have another 50- 60 to lose yet. But I am well on my way!

Keep sweating everyone!

posted : 5/8/2012 at 10:51 AM

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Hi Joni,
Congrats on getting started. That is my goal also to get into those other jeans. Wasn't that long ago that I was in them when I gained my weight back. 2 1/2 years ago when I started I had lost 45 pounds, I guess I got comfortable and gained it back. We will get there again. I even got off my high blood pills and then had to get back on them. So that is my goal also. Sounds like your doing good with the gym. Keep it up!

Hi Jd,
27 pounds that is wonderful!! Stick with it and you will do great.

1 more pound how exciting is that. Then 100 pound loss. Nice!! What are some of the things that kept you going? What were you eating mainly?

I feel like I haven't even started yet. Next Monday I'm going to visit my daughter and that is when I'm going to get back to the gym. I just totally wanted to heal first so I don't have another set back.

Good luck everyone!! Let me know how you all are doing?


posted : 5/8/2012 at 5:11 PM

Laura Steward member since Jul'11

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Hey there Donna - Yes I am soooo excited!

I have been eating boneless skinless chicken breasts, Jennie O turkey burgers, fresh fish (baked), tons of veggies, egg white omelets with tons of veggies. Snacks are raw almonds or baby carrots with hummus, apples, etc.

Basically portion control was a big one for me to learn, and I completely cut out all fast foods except for Jimmy John's & Subway once in a while.

Never skip at least a small breakfast if you help it. It really does help.

Hope that info helps!!!

posted : 5/8/2012 at 7:07 PM

member since Apr'12


Thanks Laura,
It's always nice to hear what others are eating to get to their goal. When I was doing good a few years back I remember eating a lot of chicken and shrimp stir frys. Of course a lot of vegs and fruits. it seems like I remember almost eating the same thing a lot, I guess that worked for me. I just have to realize again that this has to be my life now, because I will just gain it back again if not. I think that is the hardest part to keep it off. I have to come up with a plan now so that never happens again. Just can't give up on the gym!!

posted : 5/8/2012 at 7:24 PM

Patricia Lindley member since Feb'12

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HI Joni...
I have been to the AF in Wausau...yes it makes it hard. The one in Point have Pizza Hut, and Taco bell right across the street, and the one in Plover has KFC and Burger King and a chinese place all with in walking distance...same parking lot! Seems like most AF have some type of fast food right by. Really test your will power!

posted : 5/8/2012 at 9:26 PM

GlendaCunningham member since Apr'11

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Im in as well - have about 100 more lbs to go - down 27 but i hit a plateau - no weight loss last week. At first it made me sad, you work so hard and try your best to eat healthy but sometimes it can be so hard. I live a crazy life, i have a full time job that i work from 7 to 3:30 then i go to the gym and work out for roughly 2 hours then get home, walk the dog, feed the cats then make myself something to eat. I am trying really hard to get out of the tendancy of a "quick" meal but its hard when you have a list of things to be done and you have to get yourself fed. To complicate things i work on the week end teaching - friday night i worked from 6 to 10 and hour away and then sat and sunday from 8:30 to 4:30 so time is short. I am also hypothyrodic so i have to work twice as hard to get the result. I also get up and munch in the middle of the night.

posted : 5/9/2012 at 12:20 PM

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