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  1. They have tons. They even have two "sweet" flavors -- strawberry & cinnamon. I guess those are cream cheese instead of soft cheese, but they're still the same wonderful portion-controlled size/shape.
  2. I have the Wii Fit and EA Sports Active. Wii Fit is fun and if you chain enough of the "aerobics" exercises together, you can build a nice, low-intensity workout out of it. It's not a particularly tough workout, but I have broken a light sweat. My current routine for the Wii Fit is to do the body test, then do Advanced Step (5 min) -> Long Run (5 min) -> Rhythm Boxing (6 min) -> Plank (Strength Training) -> Advanced Step (5 min). It makes a ~20 min workout that is pretty fun and is easy to fit into my day on days when I feel like I don't have time for much. I also have EA Sports Active, which is AWESOME. The 30-day challenge workouts are short - 18-20 minutes - but intense. The first two workouts I couldn't even walk the next day I was so sore! You do not need a Wii Fit balance board to use EA Sports Active, but you can use one optionally. It comes with a leg band (to hold the nunchuck), a resistance band (that is pretty low-resistance, you may have to purchase a tougher one), and the game disk. It combines cardio, strength moves, and sports drills that are actually quite fun. The only downside is that there is no ab work at all. Another game I am interested in for the Wii is My Fitness Coach. It is based on the old game Yourself! Fitness which was available for the Xbox several years ago. I used to use Yourself! Fitness in 2004-2005 and loved it -- also fantastic workouts. Kind of like customized workout DVDs. For this you do not need a balance board (Wii Fit), in fact, I believe no equipment is required, but you can tell it if you have free weights or a balance ball or other workout equipment, and if you do, it will incorporate those into your workouts. I don't own this game, but I hope to -- it looks even better than Yourself! Fitness. Right now, Wii Fit, EA Sports Active, and Walking are my primary sources for exercise.
  3. This sounds good, except I really don't like the taste of stuffing (I know that is weird!). Does this taste like stuffing at all, or is the flavor masked by the other ingredients?
  4. Wow, I just checked Netflix and discovered the best thing -- they have TONS of workout videos available via their Instant Play feature. Meaning you can watch them on your computer, or if you have an Xbox 360 or newer Tivo you can watch them instantly that way, too!
  5. Thanks for the suggestions! I may check these out, I hope Netflix has some of them!
  6. Thanks, for your suggestions! Starbrite, I am definitely going to check out the workout demos on SparkPeople. That's an awesome idea!
  7. I am excited to try these! I went to their website to read more about them, and found that they are giving away free samples. http://www.quakertruedelights.com/
  8. For the past month, I have started exercising more seriously, mostly with the intent to treat my insomnia/anxiety. My routine, which I am very happy with so far, is 60 min cardio (elliptical or 1/2 elliptical + 1/2 brisk walking on a treadmill) 5-6x per week and yoga 1-2x per week. I do think I need to start some strength training. It's been a long time since I've lifted weights, and I'm terribly intimidated to start at my gym (I know I shouldn't be, but in reality I am). My plan is to save up for a few sessions with a personal trainer so I can become comfortable with the strength training machines under the guidance of someone who is familiar with THIS gym. However, training is expensive! So, in the meantime, I wanted to start working on some strength training at home a few times a week. So, I do have a plan for EVENTUALLY adding a real strength-training routine into my exercise plan. But I probably can't afford a few sessions with a trainer for a few months. So...for the meantime... Can anyone please recommend some videos that will help me build strength (especially upper body & core) at home? I have a set of light dumbells (2lb through 10 lb) and a stability ball. I don't mind investing in other minor equipment, like resistance bands. There are just so many videos and routines available, and I have no idea which to pick. Thanks!
  9. Gillian - I LOVE your spaghetti cat avatar!!!

    "It's... in other words...art."

  10. I think it is showing you the points as if you were on Flex. Apples, egg whites, and melon are all Core foods in any amount. It appears as if they are having a technical glitch with the Core planner ... I would send an email to their technical support to see if they can help you.
  11. I haven't posted here yet, but I wanted to jump in and say GOOO BLACK! Knowing that I have a team relying on me really DOES help me stay focused!
  12. The Black Team SW = 253.6 GW = 239.6 Weigh in day = Wednesday Week 1 (9/15 - 9/21) = 252.6 (-1.0) (Total loss = -1.0) Week 2 ( 9/22 - 9/28) = 251.8 (-0.8) (Total loss = -1.8) Week 3 ( 9/29 - 10/5) = 250.8 (-1.0) (Total loss = -2.8) Week 4 ( 10/6 - 10/12) = 250.2 (-0.6) (Total loss = -3.4) Week 5 ( 10/13 - 10/19) =250.8 (+0.6) (Total loss = -2.8) Week 6 ( 10/20 - 10/26 ) = pass Week 7 ( 10/27 - 11/2 ) = 251.4 (+0.6) (Total loss = -2.2) Week 8 ( 11/3 - 11/9) = Week 9 ( 11/10 - 11/16) = Week 10 ( 11/17 - 11/23) =
  13. I'd really like to join! Edited to add: My official start weight: 253.6 My weigh-in day: Wednesdays!
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