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What Works for Me

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I am writing this more as a reminder for me to look back on if I get off track. Here is what is currently working and what has been the most successful in the past.
I weigh myself daily for some it works for some it doesn't for me it does as long as I don't let myself get crazy about the number. It is just a good way for me to stay on track.
I measure myself weekly. This lets me know I am losing fat and not just weight.
I log my food even if I don't stay in my calorie ranges Honesty is a necessity for me.
I workout daily even if it is just walking (minimum goal 10000 steps but I prefer to get 15000 in) my fitbit is very motivating reminder to get up and move.
Eat more vegetables than anything and eat them for breakfast. I do better when I don't eat traditional breakfast foods I am better with a couple cups of steamed broccoli and an egg or 2.
I eat very little meat, for me meat is the exception not the rule. I still get all the protein I need through vegetables and legumes.
I set short term non food reward goals.
When I am able to I size down my clothes. When my clothes are tighter I want them to be looser so it is a reminder to put down the fork or avoid temptation when I am wearing that smaller size. (I have gone from a size 22 to a size 14 currently, and work pants a skin tight XL to a skin tight M).
I drink lots of water.
I keep my goals in the front of my mind so that I am less tempted to splurge
I do allow for relaxed days where I do splurge or enjoy certain things because I am human but I make this the exception not the rule and get right back on track the following meal or day.
I plan my meals to an extent. I log what I eat for breakfast and lunch and I am able to figure my calorie budget for dinner and snacks from there. Tonight I am budgeting so I can go out to dinner at the Indian restaurant one of my favorites.
I have managed through the ultimate reset to get my nutrtion back on track and I am a couple weeks removed and I am maintaining the loss and losing fat as well.

  
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RUNNINGPFUHL 2/12/2013 10:48AM

    Cuz you're a ROCK STAR!!!!

you're doing great!!

So proud of your dedication!

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AGAINFORME 2/11/2013 5:43PM

    I actually read this yesterday and am reading it again, of course, today. I kept thinking today about your comment about tracking your food even when you know you have overeaten...for the honesty of it. What a good point.

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MRSBAHR 2/9/2013 11:11PM

  Sounds like you have a good plan! Keep up the good work!

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TCANNO 2/9/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon you are doing well. I agree that if you cheat it is only yourself that you are cheating.

I don't fancy veg for breakfast but I have never tried it. I do however have a home made fruit salad every other day.

It may well help to have a cheat food as well, something you don't count mine it a pear or plumb. It is refreshing.

Keep up the good work and have a good weekend.

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KLAD_COCKERS 2/9/2013 12:05PM

    It's so important to be aware of what works for you - it's awesome that you've figured it out and that you're working hard to be a healthier you!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 2/9/2013 9:32AM

    All very good points! It is so hard to figure out what works for you.....glad you found it!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/9/2013 9:05AM

    that is what i call a lifestyle not a diet love.keep on keeping on i am proud of you emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLUENOSE63 2/9/2013 8:27AM

  Youi are definitly working the program.....good plan!

Very impressive

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RAPUNZEL53 2/9/2013 8:25AM

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Final Results Ultimate Reset

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January 2 Starting weight 244.6 Waist 38 Hip 46.75, Calf 17.5, Thigh 29.75
January 23 End weight 222.4 Waist 35, Hip 44.25 Calf 17.25 Thigh 28.75

The picutres are hugely different my lower belly is smaller (42.5 starting, 41 ending) and my calves look smaller)

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/29/2013 6:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon where is the W O W emotion.proud of you love and wow 20 lbs totally awesome.

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TCANNO 1/24/2013 1:04PM

    Great work 22 lbs down.

If you carry on like this it will be 200 by this time next month, now there's a thought for you.

Good luck


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KLAD_COCKERS 1/24/2013 11:48AM

    Well done! You look fantastic!

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BELLATRAVELLER 1/23/2013 1:12PM

    Congrats!!! Woohoo! emoticon emoticon

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COOP9002 1/23/2013 11:10AM

    Awesome job on the weight loss and the transformation that has taken place in your life. Blessings upon you and yours.

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BRANDIM_81 1/23/2013 10:58AM

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is AWESOME!!! Keep up the hard work!

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TXTOAD9970 1/23/2013 10:55AM

    Congrats on your weight loss! You're doing so great! Keep up the great work!
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Ultimate Reset Days 16-21

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Today is my last day on the reset I am both happy and sad about this. I love the weight loss I have been getting, I enjoy the food, and I definitely feel better than I have in a long time. The structure of the program will be both missed and celebrated. I do worry about how well I will continue. The program does come with instructions for the "after" of the reset but it is scary to venture out again on my own with no food structure. I am keeping my daily salad for lunch I enjoy that a lot. I have learned that I can go "hungry" that is I don't have to be stuffed to be nourished, this is a huge learning experience in that aspect. I both look forward to and dread eating some of my vices. Overall this has been one of the best weight loss experiences. I will post official measurements and final weigh in tomorrow. Currently I am down 22lbs in 21 days I am more than thrilled with that. I can fit into my reward jeans (the pair I bought a size smaller than the smallest size I could cram into) I also can get on and button a smaller size pair of work pants, roughly 10 more pounds and those would be comfortable so stay tuned on that!

  
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TCANNO 1/23/2013 3:47AM

    emoticon on getting this far. With your resolve I am sure you will hit every goal.

22lbs in 21 days wow

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COOP9002 1/22/2013 3:04PM

    Nice job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXHRT4U 1/22/2013 1:52PM

    that is emoticon emoticon Yesterday was the end of my 21 days. The way you described your experience is pretty much the same as mine. I will post my blog some time today.

As far as keeping up with what you have started, just keep focused on your goals and adopted some of the meals into your daily routine. emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/22/2013 1:33PM

    that is totally awesome love.at this rate you your wedding dress will fall off lol. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHRYN74 1/22/2013 12:47PM

    22 lbs in 22 days? Really??
What program are you using? is it safe....what happens when you got back to regular eating?

I wish you lots of luck. I am so happy for your weight loss.
:)

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Ultimate Reset Days 13-15

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today is the 15th day I am happily down 17lbs, I am feeling great energy has been really good. I am glad to have moved out of the detox phase and into the restoring phase. I'm loving the structure of the plan but also excited to get off of it and see how well I do on my own. I have followed the meal plan as close as possible, some of the food is not in season or hard to locate where I live but most things I have been able to find. I have enjoyed most of the food some of it not so much. I would really love some more of the zucchini cashew soup yum!

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/18/2013 4:43AM

    sounds lovely have you the recipe for the soup?way to go on keeping it up all this time and on the weight loss. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TCANNO 1/16/2013 6:45PM

    Great motivation loosing 17 lbs.
Good luck with the next stage

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Ultimate Reset Days 10-12

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Today is day 12 I am so happy that I am almost done with the detox phase cause the detox formula is not so tasty. Went to a hockey game last night I had already paid for these tickets which included all you can eat and drink. I was worried that would be hard. But I find that it is not because I don't want to lose all of the progress I have made so the choice is really simple. I won't eat junk and won't drink the beer. Been eating fruit for breakfast each day this phase and I am enjoying that quite a bit and salads for lunch are great. It is nice finding that my body can eat healthy food in "normal" people portions and not feel deprived and in fact I feel energetic and like I really am getting a reset. I finish this current phase on Tuesday and then it is on to the 3rd phase of revitalizing my body in that phase the supplement is a pre/probiotic which helps reestablish the good flora in the intestines. Once that week is finished up I am going to continue with a healthy diet and get back to my normal exercise routine.

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/18/2013 4:45AM

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TCANNO 1/13/2013 8:28AM

    Well done but you don't have to go without all the time. I really cut out beer when I started but I still have one from time to time. The same with junk food, I still have some. It is knowing when to stop rather than going without.

You are doing well



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