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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Well, I got so discouraged last fall that I gave up. At least, for awhile. I knew then that I would be back. I've gained 6 pounds, so that is my first short-term goal - lose the 6 pounds in 30 days. I know I can do it. I did it before. I am giving myself a year to do what I had previously thought would take six months. I will lose an average of 1 lb a week. I know that 6 lbs in 30 days is faster than that, but I feel that I can drop those recently regained pounds faster than the ones that have been with me for years. 2014 will be my year. I'm doing this for no one but me. I have wonderful support from my husband and adult children. The grandgirls are excellent motivators too.

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STEVEN_D 2/11/2014 1:05PM

    Welcome back, let's get to work!

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ARNETTELEE 2/11/2014 12:38PM

  Welcome back!

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Five Things I've Learned in Two Months

Monday, July 15, 2013

1) I can do this. It is going to take me longer than I thought. I had set my goal at 2 lbs a week. I've lost 7 and kept off 5 in 2 months.

2) Inches have come off even if the pounds haven't.

3) I feel great when I follow my healthy eating plan. When I don't eat correctly, I can really tell it. This should be simple: Eat right=feel good. Why do I have trouble with this?

4) I need support on this journey. My family and friends and SP friends are great. I'd like my husband to speak up a bit more, if he sees me starting to make bad food choices. I've told him this today and he says that he will - beginning now.

5) I need to vary my exercise more. I spoke with a personal trainer yesterday and will find more exercise options. I'm much stronger and more fit than I was at the beginning.

I'm looking forward to the next two months. I can and will meet my goals!

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VIGILANTONE 7/20/2013 10:38AM

    Great thoughts Kelly.....it's amazing what we've learned along the way.

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Day 2, Week 4 - Bootcamp Challenge

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I overdid on Sunday and am still sore in unexected places. I took Monday off from the videos to recoup. Certainly better today - did the video and morning walk. I think I'll do another challenge of some sort after this.

I've not lost much weight, but I have lost inches. I'm just going to keep on keeping on and I know I will get to my goals.


Day 2, Week 3 - 28 Day Bootcamp Challenge

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I'm enjoying this challenge. I feel stronger and more healthy. I can't do all of the exercises in the videos, but I can do most of them. I've lost a couple of pounds and know I will lose more soon.


Changes in Perception

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I always thought I was fat. Even as a 120 lb teenager who swam, sang, and biked at lot. My Mom hada poor body image and tried to pass that on to me. She almost succeeded. I realized when I was in college that the problem was mostly in her head, so I didn't have to choose to listen. Still I thought I was fatter or at least had more of a tummy/hips than my friends. I'm a pear. oh,well.

Sunday, my husband and I went on a little photo safari around the city that we live closest to. Had a great time. We both wore shorts and tees.. NO PROBLEM! I weigh much more today than I did 40 years ago, but I'm feeling so good about myself and my success ( 30 lbs since 1/13) that I wore shorts in public. I was relaxed and happy.

I am really looking looking forward to exercising each day. I track my food - on track most days. I struggle a bit to not go over the fat level. The plan is working and I've never felt better about myself.

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CALLIECURTIS4 6/21/2013 1:57PM

    You have broke through a barrier by wearing shorts in public...yay! I did the same by being OK at the swimming pool. Now of course ...this is a retirement community and most of us have issues...LOL but we are wiser to overlook and not be critical.

Congrats on the 30#...doesn`t it feel great?!

Thanks for commenting on my "putty doo". That is also another change for me. I have tried it and it doesn`t look the same...I`ll keep trying. Thanks for the encouragement.

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