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Off to a good start!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I started a 6 month program through my gym for women with high BMI's. The goal of the program is to learn healthy behaviors, and to introduce the participants to a variety of machines/classes that the gym has to offer.

On the first night of class, a woman mentioned SP and said it was an excellent site. To my surprise, the fitness instructors gave SP their stamp of approval.

I joined SP that night, and am so glad I did. The nutrition and fitness trackers have kept me motivated, and I love the supportive online community!

After one week, I'd lost 5 POUNDS! I'm realistic and know I won't continue to loose 5 pounds a week, but it was a thrilling way to start my week.

My work atmosphere is very "treat friendly." Every occasion is marked with sweet indulgences. My first challenge came today: a 60th birthday party. The birthday girl was very persistent that I eat this fantastic dessert, and I found a very good way of handling it - I simply cut a VERY small piece. I was happy that I wasn't wrecking my food plan for the day, and she was happy that I was "celebrating" with her.

Let's hope this next week goes as well!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MNGIRLIE 5/26/2010 1:21PM

    Welcome to SP! We're glad to have you here!

Keep up the good work!

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TURTLE_MOM 5/26/2010 12:44PM

    Congrats on the 5 lbs! Good job and sounds like you are on your way.

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SOPHIE-LEANNE 5/26/2010 12:15PM

  Good job, Keep it up will be worth it in the end ! :D

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CRW747 5/26/2010 12:14PM

    Congrats on the SMALL portion of treat! That has always worked for me. I hate depriving myself of something yummy for the sake of a diet, but have found that if I just have a bite or two, I am satisfied and feel like I splurged without killing everything I'd been working for! Great post! Thanks!

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DNOLEN68 5/26/2010 12:13PM

    Nice job! I'm new here too and there is just so much to this site, it's amazing. Good Luck on your journey!

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JUDY4652 5/26/2010 12:10PM

    Looks like you're well on your way! Keep up the good work!

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