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Old Fri, Feb-14-03, 14:07
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Plan: here and there since 11/02
Stats: 233/?/140 Female 63
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Progress: 24%
Location: northern ca
Default Curves anyone?

Hi Ya!

Anyone try Curves?

Did you like it? Pros and Cons?

Happy Day!

Thanks!

M-
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Old Fri, Feb-14-03, 21:57
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 274/190/150 Female 65 inches
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Progress: 68%
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Well i love Curves. . .have been doing it for 4 months. . .did not lose a damn pound. . but I felt better than I have in a long time. ..christmas shopping was not a hellish time because my back did not hurt. All the weight resitance helped me support my front without a back ache. What I love about Curves is that next to you on one side can be a trim 19 yr old and at 274 I was whomping her butt on the step board and then on the other side could be an 80 yr old whomping mine. Everything you do you do for 30 seconds. . .what I love to tell people is "hell I can hold my breath for 30 seconds" it's fun and you really can tell the difference in just a week. GFI! redawn
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Old Fri, Feb-14-03, 23:04
LindaB123 LindaB123 is offline
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Plan: my own
Stats: 249/242/160
BF:
Progress: 8%
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I've been a member since the beging of Sept. The first couple months I went about twice a week. The switched scales, so I couldnt track my weight loss. They said the first wasnt weighing anyone over 200 correctly. But, I did manage to loose about 3 1/2" over all.

Dec and most of Jan I didnt go. I was just to busy with life. On Jan. 29 I started their low carb diet- "permanant results with out prem. dieting". I've been faithfully going to exercise 3 times a week. So far I've lost 7 pounds, and I think tomorrow I will reach the 8 pound mark.

I love the work out I get there- and I hate exercise! I could never stand the thought of getting on a piece of equipment for 30 minutes. There is just no way I'm going to walk in place for that long. But, the 30 seconds on each machine at curves- that I can do! I can already tell a big difference in my legs.

L
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Old Sat, Feb-15-03, 03:34
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Plan: adkins
Stats: 240/205/145
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Progress: 37%
Location: Mason Co WV
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We are just getting a Curves Center in our area, I don't think it has opened yet. I understand that it is just for women, which is nice. I work at a hospital and I can go to our wellness center for free but..... it's full of young people and the "buff" guys standing around. Basically I feel like it's somewhat a meat market. So I've not been going due to feeling self concious. Do you have to buy a membership to curves? And about how much does it cost? Any info would be great!
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Old Sat, Feb-15-03, 08:33
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 274/190/150 Female 65 inches
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Progress: 68%
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you can join for the year and it acverages out to $29 a month. . .or pay per month $39. . .unlimited access. . .you can go three times a day if you want. (you shouldn't but you can) I forgot to mention that I have never exercised before and to me exercise is a four letter word. But I average two or three times a week and I love it! redawn
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Old Sat, Feb-15-03, 21:07
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Plan: here and there since 11/02
Stats: 233/?/140 Female 63
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Progress: 24%
Location: northern ca
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.... thanks for all the info...

I may go and try it out on Monday... I will let you know what happens!

Thanks!

M-

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Old Sun, Feb-16-03, 13:05
HEATHER3 HEATHER3 is offline
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 190/190/130
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Location: GALENA, IL
Talking Curves

I've heard really good things about it. I am considering doing it myself. I find exercising hard right now due to a lack of breath. But I think with a little encouragement I might try it.
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Old Sun, Feb-16-03, 13:06
HEATHER3 HEATHER3 is offline
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Plan: ATKINS
Stats: 190/190/130
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you wouldn't happen to be in the Galena or Dubuque area are you?
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Old Sun, Feb-16-03, 13:31
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Plan: adkins
Stats: 240/205/145
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Progress: 37%
Location: Mason Co WV
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When I lived in Columbus OH is attended something like this. They had a hot tub too does curves have one? It sure would be nice sitting in one with all the nice and snow we are getting right now in WV.
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Old Sun, Feb-16-03, 14:02
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Plan: adkins
Stats: 240/205/145
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Location: Mason Co WV
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an oops to last post....all the ice and snow, sorry
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Old Mon, Feb-17-03, 10:53
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 274/190/150 Female 65 inches
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Progress: 68%
Default Re: Curves

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Originally posted by HEATHER3
I find exercising hard right now due to a lack of breath. But I think with a little encouragement I might try it.


I think tryng it is the best way to see if you can. . .go at the pace that best fits you. . .and see if you can. . .who knows this may help your breathing. I live in MA. .. but Curves are all over. . .it is one of the fastest growing franchises out there. . .founded by a Christian man I think. . .hence the commercials (this little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine) but there is nothing religious about the facility I attend. And sorry no hot tub. Most of us are 'get in, work out, get out' it is part of our day. Dawn
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Old Mon, Feb-17-03, 17:33
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 178/144/140 Female 5'7"
BF:36%/29%/whatever
Progress: 89%
Location: BC, Canada
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I don't like to exercise but I can't say enough about Curves... it "fits"

it was the first step to better health for me, now I'm also following the lc woe and life feels so good!

Penny
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Old Mon, Feb-17-03, 22:48
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 127/127/115
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Location: McKees Rocks, PA
Default Any Curves in Pittsburgh?

I was just wondering if anyone knew of any Curves in the Pittsburgh, PA area? They sound great. I used to belong to Bally's and I HATED it!


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Old Mon, Feb-17-03, 22:58
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Plan: here and there since 11/02
Stats: 233/?/140 Female 63
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Progress: 24%
Location: northern ca
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.... well I never made it today... maybe Wednesday.....

I will try it at least once!


M-
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Old Wed, Feb-19-03, 22:20
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240/234/150 Female Five Feet
BF:40%
Progress: 7%
Location: Big Spring Texas
Default I love it!

I joined curves the first of January. I have only missed one workout and that was when I first got sick with this darned cold, but have been going faithfully ever since. I go now, or try to go everyday. I figure, heck if I am paying $42 a month, then I am going to get the most out of it. So, my weigh date is the 28th. I am hoping I have lost a least a couple of pounds. I have noticed my legs and behind getting firmer though, my abs also. I love what it is doing to my arms and shoulders. I think I might end up losing more inches than pounds the first month, but that's ok. I love the circuit and how you never feel as if anybody is skinnier or better than me. for how I feel about curves! If you haven't tried it, then do it. You won't regret it.
Have a good day, Belle
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