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Walk Away The Pounds by Leslie Sansone

Posted by
Lark
(nyn8tv@hotmail.com) on
Mon, Oct 8, 01 at 14:34

Greetings All! Our original thread hit 100, so I just started part 2! I hope this finds everyone faring well.
Kathy and Soccermom...hope you're hanging in there. I'm keeping up with my workouts, but I must really try to do better with the hi protein/lo carb thing. I went for a week without cheating, but on my 1 cheat day...I feel like I blew it. The good thing is, I'm doing my workouts daily (except Sunday)and feel good! Oh well, back to being strict about those unruly carbs :-)


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Lark,
Just keep going, your doing great. You know you already feel better, so it can only get better from there. Im still working out daily and loving it. I am also going to work on my diet from now on too. Lets see what happens now.

Be strong, hang in there,

Cathy


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Cathy...we could be "diet buddies." I shall do my best to keep my daily carb intake to 20 grams or less. However, I must have one cheat day and promise not to go overboard. I'll make that Saturdays. Whatever plan you are trying to follow...do your best. OK, I'm on my way to trying to keep this promise I've now made public. Let's carry on and keep Walking Away those pounds!!!


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Lark, I know I have to get moving with this diet plan, but Im having trouble getting started, so today is the day, no more excuses. I think I am going to try weight watchers, the old exchange plan. Hope I can hang in there. Im still walking, Im now doing 2,3,or 4 miles a day. My body is still changing even if the weight isnt. I can't believe I have been doing this for 146 days without missing, Im so proud of myself. I know there are people who have been working out for years, but for me this is amazing. I will be doing this for the rest of my life, even if I never loose any more weight,just for the energy. Im still afraid to miss a day, because I have a habit of quiting. I am determind to make this a permanent change in my life.

Be strong, Be proud,

Cathy


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What kind of diet plan does Leslie Sansone have? Is it the low-carb/high protein? Or are you guys just talking about incorporating your own diets?


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Susan, Leslie does have a diet plan. You can find out about it on walkawaythepounds.com, but we are on our own plans. What ever works for us. The idea is to make changes that you can live with forever.
Good luck,
Cathy


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I was thinking of getting this for my mom. I think that this is a great idea for people just getting started!!


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Okay you guys conviced me to buy this, it arrived yesterday. I did the one mile last night. I DID IT. That was the first tape I have ever tried where I managed to finish the first time I watched it. DH and I have Aprox. 100 pounds each to loose. So far we've lost 8 for me and 10 for him (1 week diet). I know that's a lot for one week, it is Richard Simmons Blast off week, so starting today we go up in calories (it's amazing how MUCH food we can eat today - I feel like I'm pigging out). I know most of the pounds were water but I don't care...they are gone. The part we have trouble with lately is exercising, so I hope I can stick to it!

Sorry to write so much the first time

Vickey


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Vickey...what a great message, and by all means don't apologize for "writing so much." All of the messages are very encouraging and helps us to keep going. Even if we slip, the messages help us get back on track again.

What kind of diet are you and your husband (I'm gussing that's what "DH" is)doing? I've been trying to stick with the hi protein/lo carb thing but I really miss orange juice and other pure fruit juices, yoghurt mixed with fresh fruit, and fruit and yoghurt smoothies. I've decided to deep-six the high protein/lo carb routine and revert to the aforementioned fruit, yoghurt with veggies and some fish and chicken here and there. The hi protein/lo carb thing worked for a bit, but I can't stick to it.

Cathy, I'm with you on the exercising. I may not have dropped the pounds, but my legs look good!!!! I'm doing so well with climbing stairs (knee has healed since I injured it again a few weeks ago)and just feeling good with strong cardio. As much as I'd like to start hitting tennis balls again, I'm going to give that a much longer waiting period until the knee is as close to 100 percent as I can get it. This Walk Away program is certainly helping me get there.

Susan, as you read this thread, and the other Walk Away that was started a while ago, you'll see we all have different diet plans. These Walk Away tape series are turning out to be exercise programs many people are able to stick with and actually enjoy doing, me included!

FitnessFreak: these are wonderful exercises for those getting started and seasoned athletes. My husband is coping with a very badly pulled oblique muscle and can't run as he ususally does. He is a distance runner and it's too painful to engage in now. He's been doing the Walk Away 2 mile program and 1 mile program with me when time permits. He said it's a good workout, even for someone as well conditioned as he. So, it's something that would appeal to all fitness levels.

I hope everyone is well...carry on!!!


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Lark, We are using Richard Simmons. Which is just re-learning how to eat well balanced diet. Yes we have to weigh and measure our foods, BUT we were obviously overeating and need to relearn what a portion is (darn it's not a whole row of oreo's!).

Vickey


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I am thinking of buying the videos. A group of teachers at my school is going to begin the workouts next week after school. I have probably put on 50 pounds since I got married 8 years ago and my husband told me today that he is just flat "turned off" by my appearance. I guess it's about time I tried something.


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Allenmel,

Im sorry, someone you care about is so mean to you. I hope he knows what goes around comes around. As for you, please don't start this for him. You must do this for yourself, its the only way it works. Do it to be strong and sure. You will be suprised at how good you will feel in just a few weeks. I know that you are hurting right now, but if you start this program you will feel better than you have in a long time, Im sure. You need to feel proud of youself again, this can help. Take it one day at a time. Put you at the TOP of your list of things to do, not the bottom. We have a great little group of people here, we will be here when you need us to help you along the way. Please know that no matter what, you are welcome here always.

Be Strong

Cathy


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Well I've managed to only miss one day. My DH (Yes that means hubby, the D depends on how I feel about him that day, Dear or Darn - or a stronger version thereof) has joined me two times. He is not very coordinated, but he can do it. He has bad knees (and the weight doesn't help) and they don't bother him. WE haven't used the wieghts yet, my arms kill me without using them. BUT my goal is to start at least carrying the weighted balls tomorrow. Since DH and I exercise together, I wish we had another set, but they're almost as much to order as the entire set was. I think I will just look for some weights. Any opinions on that?

Weight loss is still steady another pound off. I hate drinking water, but have been getting in my 8 glasses a day now.

Vickey


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Vickey

Thats a great start. As for the weights, I have small hands and found the balls hard to hold, so I found some ankle/wrist weights and use them. There easy to hold because you can put your fingers through them, mine look like donuts. I also started with a lower weight and worked my way up to 2 1/2 lbs. I was afraid of hurting myself, so I made sure to do this the healthy way, first no weight than 1lb, than 1 1/2, than 2, than 2 1/2. I have been doing this for 149 days now and I am proud to say I have had no pain.
If you like the weighted balls I did see some at wallmart.
Hang in there,

Cathy


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Greetings to All, and I hope the weekend was a good one.

Allenmel: It saddens me that your husband has been so harsh with you. Try to put that aside and do these tapes or whatever exercise program you choose, for yourself. I was a perfect size 8 when I got married in '92. After knee surgery (ACL reconstruction) in '98, I could no longer work out, play tennis and do Step Reebok as I used to. The pounds have piled on and those stovepipe leather pants are history for now. My husband knew I was depressed about the weight and encouraged me to do something about it only if I wanted to, as he made it clear he loves me just the same. Regardless, I'd like to shed this excess stuff because I'm a nut about certain designer fashions, but I'm doing it for ME!! My husband is very athletic and in excellent shape and I was upset because I thought he'd think less of me because of the weight gain. I couldn't have been more wrong. Significant others need to be supportive and not judgemental. Your husband could do with some sensitivity counseling.

You'll find a great deal of support and compassionate people on this board. I'm glad you joined us, and believe me, your husband will not be rewarded for his callousness. It will come back to haunt him. I truly believe in the phrase,"God don't love ugly," and he's been most ugly with his comments.
As long as you know you are beautiful inside, it will show on the outside. I hope you "drop by" often and blessings to you.

Cathy and Vicki...a quick "hello" and I hope all is well. I borrowed my neighbor's Richard Simmons'tape "Sweatin' to the Oldies." She told me it's a fun and busy workout so I thought I'd give it a try. These day, I know the Walk Away tapes by heart and I just want to try to incorporate another program to create a mix. This way I'm sure to be moving every day.

Take care and keep moving everone!!!


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Well I did exercise both days this weekend. Yesterday I even got couragous and used the weights when I exercised. I did it! Now I have a question, the 1 mile tape is still a struggle for me (I can't wait for the 3/4 of a mile mark so I know I'm almost done). How do I know when I'm ready to try the two mile? Do I just do it, do I wait until one mile is pretty easy, how???

managed to stay on my diet still. BUT the scale is going up. I know I'm eating less, exercising more, but the scale isn't being nice. I know you're not suppose to weigh yourself everyday, but I get obsessive. I want things to work this time so bad.

Even with bad news I didn't splurge (I use to eat when depressed, but didn't this time) I found out I'm going to be a grandma. I keep saying it hoping it will get easier to say. My daughter is 20 and unmarried. I'm sad for her, but happy too. Weird emotions.

Vickey


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Vickey,
A grandbaby is allways great news, what fun you have to look forward to. Your daughter will be fine, she has you to lean on and learn from.
Please don't worry about the scale, muscle weighs more than fat. For a while you may not see change on the scale, but you will feel and see the difference in your clothes.

Be strong
Cathy


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Hi Vickey: congrats on the forthcoming grandchild. Regardless of the circumstances, the baby will no doubt bring you joy. As for the scale, I remember Susan Powter (sp?) saying the worst thing you can do is weigh yourself everyday. Maybe once a week. Cathy is right. Muscle does weigh more than fat. Your body is changing though you may not see it right away. It's happening. Believe it.

As for when to move onto the 2 mile, do it when the 1 mile is no longer a struggle. For me, that was about 1 week of doing it every day. I moved onto the 2 mile, and didn't begin using weights with that unitl the second or third try.
After doing the 2 mile nearly every day for about 2 weeks,I found that alternating the 2 and 1 mile tapes worked for me.
I do not have time to do the 3 mile very often. You will know when you're ready to move on. The time is different for everyone, so don't compare. Do it when you're ready and have fun.

Oh well, I tried the Richard Simmons "Sweatin with the Oldies" and it just didn't do it for me. The "Walk Away" tapes are more strenuous and consistent, so I guess I'll just stick with them. When the knee is more reliable, I begin intergrating Step Reebok into the program.

Hope every one is well. Have a great day...

Lark


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Hi, Everyone i finally decided what walk away tape to get. I got the 3 mile, since you can do 1,2,or3. I thought Im pretty active.That this tape would be a peice of cake,and my son could do it with me. Well needless to say I did 1- 1/2 miles.I love the tape!! I'm arobic impaired, but not with this tape.I got a nice warm sweat going.My son did it last night, and get this....this morning before school he did 1 mile.he said he likes it.Im so glad he is 13, and a kid who likes video games and about 25 pounds over weight.Im trying to teach him the healthy way of losing weight. he sees all the commericals for slim fast and all those pills.Im trying to teach him about too many carbs which he loves ,but who doesnt.No pill really works. Ive tried them. so hopefully we can do this together. keep each other motivated.i would like to lose 15.well before i got off track. i just wanted to say im hooked on this after 1 day. Im going to do the other half with him after school.
good luck to everyone!
lee


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Greetings Lee! What a great message and it's wonderful your son enjoys the program too. he family that exercises together...stays healthy together. Keep "walking".

Lark


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Well I missed on day walking (just didn't want to) and then I felt guilty. That's good. But I found out that even though we're on only the 1 mile walk still, don't do it when you have a medium to bad migraine. It didn't help. Didn't really hurt, but the energy just isn't there. I did it once with a mild migraine and it was gone by the time I was done. My migraines are caused by stress usually, so it is a great stress buster.

Our 16 yr old son joined us (reluctently) yesterday. We want the kids to join us since we all need to get in shape. He admitted at the end that the one mile walk was not easy. He thought we were just "wusses" for sweating so much from a one mile walk.

Question for any and all, some days I don't "feel like" walking, or in DD's case he has problems with sore muscles that the walking just makes worse (but the next day they are fine). So I was thinking that on those days we should do stretching exercises. At least it will be exercise daily, keep us in the habit. So my question is what tapes have you tried that are good for stretching exercises? Or should I be thinking toning rather than stretching. Or is there even a difference there?

We've been good sticking to our diet. DH has lost 14 pounds and keeps dropping (though I think it only shows on his boobs, they're definatly smaller - Wish that were me, could use to loose there really bad!!) I'm so proud of him. In the past he was the one who "went along with" any diet I went on. Now he is actually trying to participate and learn. He is pretty good at motivating me to exercise to.

Lee: I'm glad you like the tape. I am waiting for my daughter to join us, but so far she hasn't shown interest. But with DS joining us (and hopefully he'll keep joining us) I think she'll start too soon.

Vickey


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Vickey, You are doing great. I don't know of any stretching tapes, I just do the walk away. Have you tried just doing the 1 mile anyway, to see if it works out the soreness. Sometimes I find that if I just get started I can work it out. Hang in there, I know it can be hard when you start, but I have now made it to 154 days in a row, which is a record for me. I also wanted to set an example for my children, and it is working, my sons have started doing different things to get exercise, mostly using the treadmell. It is great to see that they can pick up your good habits too. Just take it one day at a time.

Lark you are one tuff lady. You could have quit when you got hurt, but you hung in there, you are an insperation(sp) to me. I hope your eating plan is going well. I have been doing pretty well with mine, hope to see results soon. As you know I don't weigh in so I will have to wait till you can see the difference in my clothes. I would love to buy size 8 jeans, what a thrill that would be. One can dream.

Be strong

Cathy


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Vickey, sounds as though you are doing well. I've had those days (and still do) when I don't feel like doing the program. When that happens, guilt royally sets in and next thing I know, I'm doing it. I don't know of any stretching programs either, but on days when you are sore, you may want to severely modify the program and still get your mileage in. That's what I did. Hang in there.

Cathy, thanks for the kind words. I sure could use them, as I've been fighting a very bad cold and overall achy feeling since Sunday. I could not get through the programs no matter how hard I tried. I stayed in bed all day Monday and attempted the 2 mile on Tuesday. I made it to one mile and got so dizzy, I had to quit. Finally, I attempted the 1 mile today and completed it, but it was a struggle, as I'm not 100 percent yet. I'm worried about losing what I've accomplished by not being able to do my regular program. Oh well, I'll hope for the best. At this stage, I can only handle the 1 mile each day until I'm back up to speed.

Thanks again for the kind words. My eating program is better. I just have to really stick with it.

Take care and keep walking.

Lark


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Lark sorry that you are not well. Take some extra C and do what you can of your work out. Don't worry you will be back to your old self in no time. I have great faith in your strength, after all you made it through your knee problems, and this is just a cold. You will bounce back to normal and get even stronger.

Cathy


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I want to thank all of the posters who had such great things to say about Leslie Sansone's tapes. I read through the whole thread, then ordered 3 from Amazon.com and got them last week. Began immediately and though I could just barely make 1 mile the first day- this morning i did two.

Cathy, I have to say- you were the most convincing. Its funny how one never knows how one's words can really touch someone out there whom you've never heard of. Reading about your progress and your stick-to-it-iveness was very inspiring to me. So thanks.

Kim


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Kim, Im happy to help. I have to say it feels good to have made it this far. For years I had herd that exercise was important for your well being, but I just could'nt find anything that I enjoyed enough to stick with for more than a week or two. So of course I never got any benefit from what I was doing. I think it also helped that I made a deal with myself, first no misses for 3 months, now 6, next I will make it 9 and then one year no misses. I am just challenging myself, know one even knows about my goal, except you guys. This is just for me, for my health.

Be strong

Cathy


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HI girls hope you don,t mind a quick ? how do you know when your mile is up?Is there music or whatever while you are walking or words of encouragement? I will check back later.
THanks <<<<<<


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There is a little gauge that shows up on the screen at .25, .5, .75 and at 1 mile (though at one mile she says okay here it is...1 mile). (That's on the one mile tape). Each .25 of a mile does go at different lengths, obviously when you consider the gentle warm-up and cool down is done at a slower pace that the more agressive center part. As the mile gauge shows the miles it is so nice to see the .75 mark. You know you can do it because you're a quarter of the way there.

Vickey


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Thanks Vickey,It is always nice to try something different.
Elizabeth


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I have a question for anyone that can answer it,,,I want to buy more of Leslie Sansones' tapes, and I already own her Walk away the pounds. What other tapes are good to use in conjunction wirh those tapes? One other question, is anyone else having a hard time holding onto the weighted balls? I have small hands, and they always seem to slip out of my grip and crash onto the floor. :)


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I'm waiting for my tapes to arrive and I was wondering the same thing as Renee. Why a weight 'ball' and not just hold a dumb bell? **


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Renee and Debbie, I also had trouble with the weighted balls so I use wrist/ankle weights. They look like donuts, I find they are the easiest to hold and much more comfortable, they are soft and you can just stick your hand through them. You can also start with a lower weight and work you way up, so you don't hurt yourself.
As for other tapes I also use Leslies Power walk 4-miles, from here walk off weight at home! series.

Hope this helps,

Cathy


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The weight's aren't too heavy for me, just too big. I probably have the size of a 10 year olds hands. That's what I get for being tiny. I'll try the 4 mile tape too. Is it a higher pace? My normal walking style is more like power walking. Not being very coordinated, I can't do the other types of aerobic tapes. I am happy to report I am down to my Ideal weight. :) Happy walking to you all, and goodluck with the weightloss and toning.

Thans.

Renee

Renee


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These may be silly questions but I am seriously considering the tapes after seeing a bit of the infomercial on TV. 1) can you walk on carpet? and 2) how long does the 1 mile tape take to do? Could I do it in the mornings and still get to work on time - I can fit in about 20 -30 minutes.
3)Where is the best place to order the tapes?

Thanks in advance. You all have a great thread going!

Manya


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WE do ours on the upstairs carpet. Actually quieter as on the basement floor where the other tv is it sounds like you're stomping.

Start to finish for the one mile was I think 20 minutes and 19 seconds (had to time it one day out of curiosity).

Vickey


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Hello, may I jump in and ask a question??

I have been walking outside to lose weight, usually I do 1 mile in 12 minutes, so its a very fast walk so to get my heart rate going. I have been losing weight, but now that its getting colder I find I cant walk outside when the air is cold as it really hurts my lungs.

Do these walking tapes go fast enough to get your heart rate up if your used to walking fast?

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Peaches- Yes, they get your heart rate up and keep it up. I think you might find the tapes great fun. I know it would beat walking in the cold. Because you keep such a fast pace you may want to try her 4 mile power walk. I think you will find it challenging. It is from her walk off the weight series. With this tape you can do 1,2,3,or 4 miles whichever you choose.

Good luck

Cathy


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Thanks, do you mean it is on a different series than the walk away your pounds???


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Peaches- Yes it is a different series. I have started doing the 2 and 3 mile from the walk away the pounds and the 4 mile from the walk off the weight series. I felt I needed a longer workout sometimes.

Cathy


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I ordered 2 of the tapes last week. Because winter is approaching, I needed something to add to my in-home workouts. I ordered the "1 Mile Power Walk" and the 3 Mile Power Walk". Both use the hand weights and are suppose to be good fat burners.


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I am really confused now as to how many packages, tapes, etc. that she has out. I was going to order something but now I have no idea what to order. I thought everything I needed came in one order, but now it seems like I misunderstood.

Can anyone help explain what comes in which package? Or...for someone who likes to get a heartrate up, doing a fast walk, what they may need? The 4 mile tape was mentioned, but that one is probably a long workout, like an hour, correct?

Confused now . :(

Thanks~


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Leslie Sansone has a line of tapes out. She has the Walk Away the Pounds that comes with The 1 mile, 2 mile, 3 mile, and a ten minute toning. The package also includes 2, 2 pound weighted blue balls, 14 day reciepe cards, and 10 day vitamin pack. QVC I beleive has the cheapest price to order the tapes. I beleive it was something like $32.47, plus take and S+H. All in all it's alot cheaper then odering from the informorical or College video. You can also check out some other tapes they have of hers. She also came out with the 1 mile morning plus 10 min.s ab tape, and the 1 mile evening walk with the 10 minutes leg toner tape. Those two new tapes are part of the Walk away the Pounds series.

Hope this helps you a little..

Renee


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Well I haven't posted for a while because I was naughty. We just couldn't find time to fit exercise into our day (dh and I). I suppose it doesn't help that exercise still isn't one of my favorite things to do. Anyway we started again today. Only this time we decided to try first thing in the morning. Yes that means getting up 1/2 hour earlier, but we're with it. Let's see if this works. Right after work didn't work because we were trying to get supper on the table before the evening activities started. Later in the evening is the next step. But I've heard it's hard to fall asleep after exercising, so don't know if that's a good idea for us yet. We're still loosing steadily (about 1-2 pounds a week - DH is losing faster but oh well I'm still in there trying).

Vickey


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Vickey-Your wieght loss is great, as for the exercise, just hang in there. It takes a while to make it a habit. I do mine in the morning as well, I find that this way there is no excuse. I don't allow myself to do anything except take the kids to school, before my exercise. This is my way of putting me first, at least for something.
Peaches- there are many Leslie tapes, go to her web sight and check them all out. I love the walk away tapes, but after several months of doing them every day, I felt that the 1 mile was not challenging me enough so I changed from a 1,2,or 3 mile to a 2,3,or 4 mile. I still find the 3 and 4 mile tapes to be hard work. The 2 is more of an easy day, but we all need those.

Cathy


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Well it's day three and it is getting easier to exercise in the morning. But I've noticed that before I thougth I was ready for the two mile walk (DH isn't so I was waiting for him to get "ready" so we could stick together), but with doing it (okay I mean exercising) first thing in the morning I know I'm not ready for the 2 mile. I will keep working on the one mile for now.

Vickey


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Vickey, I've been doing the tapes for about 3 weeks now. I had been getting up at 5:00 in the morning to do yoga (Inhale on the Oxygen channel) for about 4 months (and walking outdoors in the late afternoon) and thought I would just substitute the walking tapes for yoga a few days a week.

But that didn't work for me! It was just too much first thing in the morning. I found that it's much easier for me to do the walking later in the day. I usually do it either right after work, before dinner; or a couple of hours after dinner. I find that my endurance is much better and I don't feel so "stiff." It may be worth a shot for you to try. I rotate the tapes, doing 2 miles sometimes, 3 miles sometimes, and on other days do 1 mile plus the toning.

I'm in pretty good shape endurance-wise, even though I have about 70 lbs. to lose, because I've been really active all summer (but getting those pounds to come off is another story entirely!). I was originally just going to get the three mile tape because my regular walking route is 3 miles. But boy am I glad I got the set instead! For one thing the 3 mile tape is nothing like simply walking 3 miles outside, and I also like the option of doing different levels depending on how I feel. And each of the tapes is a great workout! Keep with it, you'll get there! And I wish I could get MY husband to do it -- he could certainly use it too!

Thanks to everyone for all the inspiration!

Corki


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Hi, everyone. I did it I made it to 6 months. I have not missed one day, I am very proud of what I have done for myself. I hope everyone is doing well. 183 days that is truly a record for me. My new goal is 9 months, wish me luck.

Cathy


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Way to go, Cathy! Good luck on 9 months, but since you've come this far I'm sure you'll make it! Have you lost any weight? I'm sure it's made a big difference in your endurance, strength, and overall well-being. That's a great accomplishment. I'm very proud of you!

Corki


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Corki, No I haven't lost weight, but I have gone down a size and I look soooo much better. I realy don't trust scales I like to go by my size. I am 39 years old 5'6 and I wear a size 10, I am pleased with that for now. I have firmed up all over, and I have been told I look younger. I don't think I can beat that. I have to say I am stronger and I can outlast all of my children at Disneyland. But I would say the best thing, so far is, I haven't been sick and tierd in a long time, I feel great and I want to stay that way.

Cathy


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Cathy - congratulations. I still miss days here and there, but do exercise more often than not.

I got brave this morning and finally tried the 2 mile tape. I LOVED IT. I didn't think I could do it (and have to admit at 1.5 miles I was really wondering), but I DID IT. I didn't use weights. But I'll get to that point. I did notice that when I fell more energenic today than I've felt after the one mile tape. I'm hoping to get DH to join me soon. He's afraid to try more, I don't think he thinks he can do it.

I purchased a toning tape by Leslie and it should arrive this week. I want to work on toning some of this flab I have.

You people have been a wonderful encouragement! THank you to all.

Vickey


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Vickey, Thats great Im glad you gave the 2 mile a try. Isn't it wonderful how these tapes make you feel? I am so glad I found them, I was even thinking I should get another set just in case I wear these out. Wouldn't that be something, to wear out a work out tape. Keep up the good work.
Cathy


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DH and I just pulled out the tape measure today. I've been feeling down in the dumps about my weight loss (it's really slow). I've lost 15 inches (all over, no one place is really dramatic). Wow was I surprised, and impressed! DH and I did the two mile tape again today (agian for me, 1st time for him). It was harder than yesterday, but I did it! I was thinking of looking for the 1 mile power walk to beef up those days I don't have time (and I'm sure I'm not ready for the 3 mile yet, I will do it before christmas though, that's a promise to myself!). Has anyone tried the 1 mile power walk (not the 4 mile)?

I put in my (only watched, never tried) Richard Simmons oldies tape yesterday to try it (I was ready for a change from the one mile walk). YUCK. I watched about a minute, decided I wasn't coordinated enough and that's when I decided to do the two mile walk.

Vickey


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Cathy -- I believe that feeling good is the best reward! And I would kill to be able to wear a size 10! Hopefully I'll get there some day! I really admire your dedication.

Vickey -- Way to go! Congrats on the lost inches! I'm sure you'll be doing 3 miles in no time!

I do the 2 mile most days. When I have more time I do the 3 mile, and when I am pressed for time, I do the 1 mile. I'm still not doing it every day, but probably 4-5 times a week. I'll get there! I just ordered some new clothes. I'm kind of halfway between a 20 and an 18, and some of each fit me. So I ordered everything in 18 thinking if anything was tight, it might give me more motivation to keep going.

Corki


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okay, well i just ordered the set from qvc. i think they had the best price, under $40. i am encouraged by you ladies so i sure hope i can do this and stick with it.

do i need a whole lot of room? should i just keep with the one mile tape for a while or should i alternate?

thanks for all your advice, have a great day!

kyki


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Kyki- Welcome, You will need enough room to kick your leg out in front of you and to step out to your side twice. You can usually do this in a 6 foot square, maybe a little more. As to alternating I think that will depend on what shape you are in. You should start slow and increase as you can. I also recomend if you are a beginner that you start with no weights, and maybe increase with 1/2 to 1 pound at a time, you don't want to hurt yourself. I don't know what shape your in so I just gave you the basics, hope this helps.

Cathy


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thanks for the tips cathy, i can't wait to get the tapes. qvc is estimating i'll get them on tuesday. :)

kyki


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I love the Leslie Sansone Power Walking tapes sooo-oo much. I took one of them with me ( 1 mile) for Thanksgiving and didn't gain a pound! I've been doing them 3X's a wk and lost 3 lbs. This wk I'm gonna work up to 10 miles. I love the extra boost I get from the hand weights, the option to do 1+ miles and the fast easy pace. I have a top of the line treadmill but haven't been using it since I got these tapes.
Really works up a good sweat not to mention heartrate!!!
Will start doing 10 miles this week and set it as a goal each wk throughout Dec. Trying to get my weight down 5lbs by end of Dec. Keep up the great work walking buddies!!
Roma


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hi all, just got my tapes in the mail today. i will start out tomorrow with the one mile tape. wish me luck! i would like to do the 21 day plan, but we'll see how i do with the one mile tape first :)

kyki


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First of all congrats Roma, did you change your eating habits? And Kyki what's the 21 day plan?

Thanks, Lynnie


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lynnie, the 21 day plan came in my package of stuff. it's a small booklet that tells you which tape to do on each day. for example it will tell you to do the one mile on day one, the two mile on day two, the one mile on day three, three mile on day four, etc. it breaks it down for you.

kyki


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Lynnie, I didn't change my eating habits. In fact I really enjoyed a fulfilling Thanksgiving vacation with lots of food. The only thing that saved me from gaining weight were the walking tapes. This week however, I'm cutting back on calories and increasing my exercise to 10 miles. I'm also thinking of buying one of Leslie's toning tapes for flabby areas.
RomaMn


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Roma, I got the firm up fast tape. I love it. Haven't done much of it, but she's gentle. No one can say I don't have any muscles, I felt them the next day. Not hurting, just knew where each of my ab muscles were.

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Hi - Where is everyone??
Vickey, thanks for the info. I still intend to order the firm-up tape as soon as I get a chance. My schedule has been real busy lately but I'm keeping up with exercise. Last wk I got 10 miles in but it was a bit much. I think I'll stay within the 6-10 miles range based on what my body tells me. Haven't lost any significant amount of weight but feel good physically.
RomaMN


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Well I did the 3-mile walk this morning. It was challenging. I didn't use the weights, but boy do I "feel the burn".

I am still always tired though. That part really bothers me, yes I don't walk every day, more like every other day. At least 1 mile, more often than not two miles. Any suggestions from anyone?

Vickey


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Hi, everyone, just thought I would check in. Its now 210 days of walking away the pounds. I still feel strong, I even managed to keep it up through a very nasty cold, that my children insisted on sharing. I hope this will help me not to gain anything through the holidays. I hope everyone is hanging in there, Have a great holiday and keep walking.

Cathy


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Hi Everyone,
I am 5' 8" and weigh 190 (so says the doctor, my scale says 185! he needs to get that fixed LOL)

I started walking 3+ miles in August, end of Oct is was getting cold so I found reasons not to exercise....then I saw the infomercial... (I have bought nothing from the TV before)I have had the tapes since mid Nov. 1st day 1 mile, 2nd day 2 mile, 3rd day 3 mile...I have done the 3 mile almost daily since (skipped 3 days to be sick) I get on the scale and almost cry, I have lost next to nothing, but the good news is I hadn't gained. "What do you eat?" you ask... I eat cereal and toast in the morning, about 3pm I have a big meal (don't ask it's BBBIIIGG) then maybe popcorn before I go to bed... that's on the big days.

Don't get me wrong, I FEEL FANTASTIC! I can actually walk to the park with my kids and WANT to!

To those wondering SHOULD you buy it? YES.

I would like to know 2 things First, can I buy the 2 extra tapes in the Deluxe package? and 2nd how in the heck does Leslie TALK thru the whole thing and not breath like a outta breath race horse?

Have a great and happy New Year everyone!

Theresa


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OK I am jumping in - sister said she saw almost the same WATP set advertised on QVC at Sam's Club for $28.
Vickey I had a friend who was tired all the time too and she went to a nutritionist who said she needed more protein and recommended she eat protein bars for a snack in addition to what she was allowed at WW. That's just a thought but it would not hurt to get some blood work to see if there is anything going on there. You may be anemic. I hope you are still checking the thread. Good luck. Kathy


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I do the one mile from the number two tape most days. I don't see any weight loss but do feel stronger and better. It's my stomach that really needs the workout.

I love the tapes. I don't use the weighted balls. At first I used cans of soup but gave that up. I have an unopened role of Christmas wrapping paper that is just the right length so I can balance myself if I have to. (One end on the floor) And I use it to modify the arm work. I love the 1 mile from #2.


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Hi Minne, You certainly are welcome to join us at the Diet Club forum--we are walkers,etc.who are also try to eat healthy--we offer encourgement to each other+it keeps us going. KathyO


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Hi everyone my name is Kim and I am a 36 year old mother of 2 very active boys 11 & 7. I work for an elementary school doing tech support for their 130 or so computers and printers. I walk alot somedays and other days not so much. I have been overweight most of my life and still battle it each day. I am 5' 7" and weigh 183 now and at one time weighed 240. I have hopped from one diet to another never really finding anything that worked miracles. Only through healthy eating and regular exercise was I able to achieve weightloss of any kind. I stumbled across this forum on accident by search for Leslie's tapes and really really liked it sooo. I joined. I just received her tapes from Half.com for $19 (which didn't come with any extras just the set of tapes). I did the 2 mi this morning with just plain hand weights and really enjoyed it. There are so many wonderful and encouraging stories on this page I couldn't stop reading it. I really look forward to reading more of them. It really is good to know that I am not the only one who struggles with water intake, food temptations and exercising struggles. Please keep writing. I am really excited to start this program and I hope I can be as determined as you all.


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Hello everyone!
OK, you have definitely inspired me. I am going to log off now and go buy the walk away the pounds tapes. I will probably start next Sunday and will let you know how it goes. Thanks! Lily


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I watched a new Infommercial during the night the other night. She has 3 new tapes out for Ab work during walks. These come with an around the waist thing and two extension cord things you do arm exercises with.
Same price as the other's but lost the toll free number.
Anyone else see it???? Looks good especially if you're tired of the existing tape.


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OK. I have a question. Can you just order the 4 mile walk without getting the other tapes? And if yes, what is the number to call?
I borrowed the 3 mile tape from a friend and really like it. But, I would like something that is a little longer and a little more challenging, which I am assuming the 4 mile walk would be. Thanks for your help!


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