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Closet Adventure

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Today I was getting dressed and decided to try on a blouse I haven't worn in a while - And it fit! This led to 30 minutes in my closet trying on anything and everything that hadn't fit before. Some things fit well, some fit snug, and some couldn't be zipped up yet. The main thing is I could see progress - finally. I've been seriously working on myself for the past 7 weeks and was getting quite discouraged with this 2-4 lb yo-yo thing!

The best part was when I walked in the family room and my daughter asked me when I bought the blouse! This closet adventure really motivated me to stick to my plan today - can't wait for more!

If you've been getting discouraged because you've been working out and eating right but haven't seen results on the scale, try on something old - you might discover a new you!

  
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AB1GAIL 8/13/2014 12:29AM

    Great idea! I have been on a scale yo-yo these past few weeks too but it is true that my clothes fit better. Non scale victories!

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Self Report Card

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Six Weeks Self Report Card

Eating Plan (through 8/5) - Grade: C You really haven't made much progress on the pounds - yoyoing between 2-3 lbs lost in the past six weeks. You eat well for two meals and then start snacking without writing it down. Those spoonfuls of peanut butter here and there add up. You are not fooling anyone. You are making some progress because you are willing to acknowledge the slip ups and haven't let it go into a downward spiral!

Exercise (through 8/5) - Grade: B+
Cardio: You have consistently done some type of exercise every day. You started the Couch to 5K and followed the plan faithfully to week 5. At week 5 you decided to let your body rule your run/walk patterns. This took off the stress of looking at your analog watch every few minutes but didn't up your endurance. However, you kept on going. Today you were able to jog 3/4 the way to McDonald's (to get an egg white McMuffin!). That is something you would never have been able to do 5 weeks ago!

Weight Training: You've been lifting weights about every 2-3 days and can see some firming, especially in the thighs (.5" off as of today!). Those squats have paid off.

Next Six Weeks Goals:
1. Go to JCPenney and buy those yoga/workout pants that made you feel like part of your behind is disappearing!
2. Keep up the cardio - remember that feeling good/being healthy will help you have more energy at work - Make you your priority
3. Get ready for a 5K!
4. Plan your meals for the week on Sunday!

YOU CAN DO IT!

  
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2LEGITTOQUIT 8/9/2014 1:52PM

    I kind of like this idea, the whole report card thing. It would be good to help me reflect on how good/bad I've been doing with my weight loss. Hope it gets better for the next one! emoticon

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Yes!

Friday, August 01, 2014

Today I finally felt like I'm changing (just a little, but I'm changing). I've been hitting the cardio steady almost daily and using weights 2 times a week but the nutrition part has been killing me.

After I had a melt down last week from going up 2 lbs. even though I've been doing all of this for 5 weeks, my husband told me that my body was probably just re-adjusting. That may be the most positive thing he has said about my life long struggle with weight in the past 29 years...and it really kept me going.

Today I could feel the changes when I slipped on my clothes, and they skimmed my body instead of hugging it in all the wrong places. Whooop!

  
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LUVLYLORELEI 8/2/2014 12:45AM

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MICKEYMAX 8/1/2014 11:31PM

    GREAT, GREAT, GREAT job! Way to go!!!

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Walk On!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It feels so good to feel the sweat trickle down my back when it's exercise-induced. Doing run/walk intervals on the treadmill while watching "stuff" on my ipad even washed away the guilt of the chips/dip episode. Walk on!

  
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JAMBABY0 7/29/2014 9:45PM

    although I love to workout, and workout like crazy and therefore sweat BUCKETS, I still can;t stand sweat!!! Good for you

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Measurements

Friday, July 25, 2014

I took my measurements today - first time since 2010. My 2010 measurements were stored on my sparkpeople page. I had the same waistline measurement, 2" less on my arms, .5" less on my hips. Yes, that's not much progress in 4 years, but I'm moving forward!

  
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