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4 small changes making a difference

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

In one of my previous blogs I wrote about how I realized that I dont need to lose all the weight NOW as long as I lose it. Well I've made 4 changes and it's gotten me results. The first change was to drink 8 glasses of water. This pretty much doesn't allow me to drink soft drinks or anything else. I've told myself that I'm only allowed to drink soda, or anything else after I've had my 8 glasses of water. The second thing I'm doing is that I'm tracking most of what I eat and watching my calorie intake. I don't always track everything. But when I do I learn how much I can eat, and what I can/should eat. This has helped me a great deal in guestimating how much to eat. The third thing I did is set a goal of 1lb per week. If I loose more, great. I'm slowly but surely loosing the weight. More importantly I'm working on a lifestyle that will help me keep it off. Fourth, i'm exercising. Sometimes I exercise 3 times in a week, sometimes once. Of course when I exercised the 3 times I lost 3lb. The other weeks I've lost 1lb. So I'm looking at increasing or becoming more consistant with the exercise part of it. Hope this helps you. :)
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    1 day..1 step..1 pound..at a time! think positive and keep a smile on your face... emoticon
    2689 days ago
    I think you have a great attitude and approach to this whole thing. I am right there with you. Small steps will win the war.
    2691 days ago
    Excellent testimony to the power of small changes!
    2691 days ago
    I really like small changes when they all get stacked up and become a big deal!
    2692 days ago
    Drinking water is one of the most important things you can do. Not only does it help your body run more efficiently, I"m sure you've found that it helps to "fill" you up some. I gave up soda, too, and it was actually one of the most difficult things I did...but sooo worth it. I dropped ten pounds right off the bat! It sounds like you're doing a really a terrific job! Kudos to you! And stick with that positive attitude! It's gonna take you far!
    2692 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2010 8:50:08 PM
    Way to go, slow and steady keeps the weight off.

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    2692 days ago
    Small changes all add up! Sounds like you're feeling motivated by the great steps you're making towards your goals. Congrats!
    2692 days ago
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