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New charm on the bracelet of loss, plus July goals.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

One more kilo down, one more charm on the bracelet of loss--9 charms total now. The most recent also a birthday present, a silver four leaf clover made of hearts with a teeny tiny diamond in the center--perfect, I LOVE IT! andit is extra special when it is a gift.

Ideally, for this next challenge, I'm looking at 9 pounds down which would be 4! more charms on the bracelet of loss! I'm a slow loser and frequent plateauer though so curbing my disappointment with less is necessary.

July Goals:

Switch to serious whole wheat bread from the organic shop.
Limit fruits, I tend to overdo.
More protein in general, on the high end of my limit.
Medium end of carbs most days.
Fat rarely seems to be a problem and I'm getting much better at fiber. Carbs are the problem. And not enough protein.
Continue to explore soaking-cooking dry beans, a good thing so far.
Continue 3 day ST plan, 200-300 reps from the last challenge, stomach, arms, legs. Down to 200 for the time being, can go up again later if I want.
2100 exercise calories a week to burn, lots of it with walking, but add back 24 minutes of elliptical every other day for variety for the month, see what happens.
1260-1660 calories a day I think it is. Vary within that, not just get stuck at 1400. I suspect I was underdoing it for awhile there.
Consider changing tracker when challenge starts to reflect 9 pounds to lose and not the whole shebang. See if this helps on a psychological level.

Let's see if that does it. No need to be too extreme.

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    This looks like a great plan. I hope you are enjoying the challenge. I am slow to lose too. We can do it!

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    2290 days ago
  • SPARKLE72023
    Wonderful Blog dear friend and the title is so enticing!

    Good luck with mixing up the strategies. I'm sure you will find one that is just perfect for your body type and then the weight will slip off more effortlessly. I've always favored the bean family - - - they are minature diet miracles and can help take weight off faster than almost anything else I've tried. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help you out with the beans.
    2297 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/13/2010 6:37:52 AM
    I like the charm bracelet rewards! You are doing GREAT!
    I just joined the Care Bear team. Very excited about the challenge!
    2302 days ago
    Great job! All your planning and activity seems to be paying off. Obviously you're doing something right. Keep it up!

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    2303 days ago
    Both the new charm and the goals sound great!!!!
    2303 days ago
    Hmmm, I like your idea of the charm bracelet.... You got me plotting something here.
    2303 days ago
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