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  1. Just wanted to chime in and let you know that I find it great that you are searching for help. Unfortunately I have no suggestions for you. Just sending you warm wishes.
  2. Thank you all for the good suggestions. I am still going back and forth between just continuing my good eating habits and wanting to lose weight. Its pretty frustrating. I think I eat better than I have ever eaten before in my life and still for 3 months now I have to same weight. I now decided to try carb cycling. Alternating between eating high and low carb days. Mostly I ate low carb in the last months but maybe its helpful to switch it up. And I also want to exercise more again. Have been lazy lately because I felt so tired afterwards. I think maybe my eating hasnt supported my exercise routine anymore. Also since the beginning of the year I try to get into weight lifting. But I am pretty irregular with it. in April: 2 times in March: 4 times in February: 6 times Not a good trend ;-) But I am not giving up. My good habits are solid and I will keep them anyway. I am just trying new stuff to find out what will work in regards to weight loss in a sustainable and healthy way.
  3. In August I will be a week in Arizona and want to hike there so I need all the training that I can get. Maybe I manage to hike all the trails before August.
  4. Then I got the the tower called "Jubiläumswarte" where you have quite the view. This tower is part of the trail 4 and 4a. 183 steps to see the view: Panorama: Then again through the woods down a the hill till I am again in streets with houses. Finally I pass the former "Schloss Wilhelminenberg" (Castle) that is now a hotel which is know for its great view: And then it went downhill again and the trail had great views: I could share even more pics. It was very nice.
  5. And yesterday I did the trail number 4a in Ottakring. At first I thought that is the dumbest trail because the first mile was totally in the city. I just hiked alongside streets. And there were almost no signs at all where the trail is going (I had to look at my map again and again). The houses I passed were special and beautiful but still I am used to getting into the woods earlier. But in the end it was totally worth it. I passed some of the most beautiful viewpoints yet. The first interesting thing I passed was an observatory: Then I passed a very nice nature park that I didnt know called "Steinhof". I decided to take a detour inside it and it was worth it: After that park I finally headed into the woods on trails and suddenly signs of the trail were again on every crossing:
  6. This is the hiking trail 2 on Hermannskogel:
  7. Its great to see that ohters have hiking goals as well. Last week was very successful. I did two hikes. Want to keep a log here. These are the hikes and I make them green when I did them (Stadtwanderweg = city hiking trail): * Stadtwanderweg 1 - Kahlenberg * Stadtwanderweg 1a - Leopoldsberg * Stadtwanderweg 2 - Hermannskogel - 24. April 2017 * Stadtwanderweg 3 - Hameau * Stadtwanderweg 4 - Jubiläumswarte - 25. March 2017 * Stadtwanderweg 4a - Ottakring - 30. April 2017 * Stadtwanderweg 5 - Bisamberg * Stadtwanderweg 6 - Zugberg-Maurer Wald * Stadtwanderweg 7 - Laaer Berg * Stadtwanderweg 8 - Sophienalpe * Stadtwanderweg 9 - Prater - 4. March 2017 I try to do the trails that I dont know yet first. Because in the last years I did number 1, 5 and 6. And its easier for me if I already know them, so my goal is to preferrable do the unknown. I was very lucky with the weather this time.
  8. @Dagger: A stay in Vienna and hiking sounds like a good idea. I know Websites with infos but they are in German. Do you happen to speak that? But I will look if one of them has an English option. Ok this is the official site of the city for it. I searched the English version: https://www.wien.gv.at/english/leisure/hiking/paths.html I like this site but its only in German. Scroll down to "Wiener Stadtwanderwege" and if you click on the link you also see pictures of the trail even if you dont understand German: http://www.bergnews.com/touren/stadtwanderwege-wien.php Will post some of my pictures as well but dont have them here right now.
  9. I can definitely do that. My exercise is not really intense. Usually playing tennis and going to a bodywork class. Just lately I added resistance training to my routine and I havent managed to be very consistent with that.
  10. I have also thought about finding a hiking group. I am sure there is one. I just also like the solitude of hiking alone. But maybe I try a group as well. A friend of mine said she would join me for one of the hikes. We will see. Never been to Norway but have seen beautiful pictures of it.
  11. I was never into hiking. As a child it was something that I had to do maybe 3 times a year. Then all of my relatives (which are a lot) went together on a hike. It always seemed to take forever. In retrospective I think because we lived in the countryside and I was outdoors a lot I didnt have the need. Also I was never fit in my youth. However in the last few years, living in the city, I crave to be more outdoors. Its so calming being in nature. So for 2017 I set a hiking goal. I live in Vienna, Austria, and the City has amazing hiking trails inside the border of the City. You can go there by public transportation and just walk a few minutes ans you are in the forest and wouldnt believe you are still in Vienna. I know already 3 of these trails. There are 11 total. This year I want to hike all 11 (also the 3 I already know). These trails are 8-14km long each (5-8 miles) and most of them have inclines where you have a beautiful view over the city at the top. So far I did 2 this year. Wish me luck. Anyone else have a hiking goal.
  12. Thank you Rostov. You are right, I should stick with what works and that had been small gradual changes that are sustainable. And maybe I am also unsure because of what you mentioned. That I know the further down it gets the harder it is and the more I need to do. Henricko: I did so many things its hard to pinpoint but I try: - I gave up soda and juices totally (not drank them once and never will again) - I gave up sugar for a year and now only consume it once a month at the most. - I severly limited gluten. I eat no bread or pasta. Nowadays bread at the most once a month. - I cook 90% of my meals from fresh ingriedients. Before I had more takeout or was eating out. - I exercise 3 times a week (but I already did that before I lost the weight because its fun. And the best thing for me is that I changed all of these things one at a time. Its a lifestyle change for me. I am sure I will never go back. I can eat all of the stuff I eliminated on a day but its no relapse because the next day I am back to my new way. Thats also why I am hesitant to do something extreme because I dont believe that it is sustainable.
  13. I really like this definition with pavement and earthen. I always wondered myself which is considered which.
  14. I lost 32 kg (70 pounds) in the last 3 years. However I could only do that by not focusing on weight loss at all. I was so discouraged that I didnt even believe that I could lose weight. And also I lost weight in the past but always gained it back. So I thought whats the point in even trying when I will gain it all back anyway. So I said to myself that it doesnt matter if I lose one pound it only matters that I eat better than I ate before, that I get healthier and that I stop abusing my body with food. And that really helped. I had so many plateaus in these 3 years but I didnt give up because it didnt matter as much if I lost weight when I felt better. Now I am at another point in my journey. After all this weight lost I suddenly believe that I can do it. And whatever measurement you would take I would need to lose at least another 30 pounds to be considered normal weight. So I suddenly thought, maybe I have to do more. Maybe its not enough just to move my body and try to eat right. Maybe I have to follow a plan to get to "normal weight". But the more I focused on that the more obsessive I got. I counted calories and ate too little, I weight myself almost daily and was discouraged by the slow progress. It was hell. So I stopped again. Now I am at a point where I dont know where I stand. I decided again that focusing on weight loss is just not working for me. Its causing me unhappiness, stresses me out and just doesnt bring me progress. So I thought maybe it would be a good idea to pretend that I am at my goal. Because 32kg heavier I said, if I would just be the weight I am now I would be so happy and that would be more than enough. So maybe its time to be happy about it and just continue the healthy habits I learned and let my body react the way it should react. With maintaining or losing weight whatever would be best for me. Does anybody else have the same issues? Can anybody relate? I am just unsure if I should just push myself more or relax more. P.S. my current weight is 91kg (200 pounds), not that the number really matters.
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