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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This week is quickly becoming an eventful week here in SP-land. Moved from Stage 2 to Stage 3 (and I think the time is right), and decided to follow my heart and join the SP Community Team. And based on the response, it has been more than worth it already!

I really look forward to reaching out and helping others work toward their goals as I continue to work towards mine!

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POETANDMORE 3/9/2007 8:11AM

    Welcome to the SP Community team! Motivating others helps you too. What a great goal! Glad to see you in the team!

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What's New

Monday, March 05, 2007

I realized I had not added anything to my blog in weeks. My bad! Here's what's been happening since 2/13:

- Last weigh-in = down 13 pounds
- Clothes that were incredibly tight / not wearable are gettin much looser and/or wearable. :-D
- Did have one minor setback -- On 2/25, I was just standing in my kitchen and went to put something in the dishwasher, when all of a sudden, a stabbing pain went radiating in my lower back! :-( So last week I tood two days off from work, saw my chiropractor, and really took it easy. I did start doing my morning yoga last Wednesday, and today I made my first trip back to the gym (60 minutes). I was going to go to my yoga class tonight, but my back is aching a little, so decided I won't overdo it.
- I've had two appts with a personal trainer. We meet again this week to round out my new gym routine. So far I like what she has done.

All in all, a good last few weeks.


1st Goal Acheived!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Good morning!

A nice way to start a cold day in CT -- acheiving a weight goal 1 month ahead of schedule!

My goal was to be at 277 by my birthday (3/15). I weighed myself this morning and -- I am at 276 -- so I've actually beat the goal by a pound a month ahead of schedule!

Success factors:

- Tracking EVERYTHING I eat (and staying within goals)
- Much more fruit and veggies in my diet
- Water, water, water
- Increased exercise
- Support (SP and home)

The best part -- I haven't had to starve myself. In fact, I have a hard time getting to my target calorie count each day.

And the clothes are starting to fit loose again. It's all good.

Here's to my next goal -- 272 by my birthday!

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STICKY 2/13/2007 9:15AM

    You are inspiring! Excellent job!

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Even more success!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The "skinny" :-) --

- Lost 3 more pounds this past week (total of 6 since I started)
- 2 " gone from my waistline (granted, there's a lot there, but...)
- 1/2" gone from my neck and hips
- Moved from Stage 1 to Stage 2

Why I think this happened:

- Logging my calories
- Increased exercise
- Water!




Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I was pretty jazzed by losing 3 pounds last week - I can't think of the last time I stepped on a scale and saw a decrease. Exercise hasn't been the main issue (although I know I can do more) -- it was the food!

I have found that entering my food after each meal really causes me to think about what I am eating. Likewise, having the water counter has made me much more conscience about how much water I drink.

Yesterday, I went out for my walk, and while I had planned to go for 30 minutes, I ended up going 50. It felt good (even though it was cold!).

I am feeling the momentum -- I think this year I will be able to get myself in much better shape.

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ANNABEGONIA 1/20/2007 1:52PM

    congrats on the 3 lb loss!!! I agree, I have to log right away that way I feel more accountable as to what I'm eating.

woohoo on the longer than expected walk! I did 30 minutes of aerobics today and also am hoping to get the dogs out for a 30 minute walk (depending on how cleared off the sidewalks are)

have a lovely weekend!

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