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Didn't make my goal...

Friday, January 21, 2011

But I'm ok with it. Because I have a new plan. I bought EA Sports Active 2 for the Wii and I love it so far. I started it 13 days ago and have lost 2 pounds. My new goal is to lose 4 more pounds by Valentine's Day. I'm hoping to lose 8, but I'll be happy with 4. I went food shopping yesterday and bought lots of veggies and fruits and am going to commit to cooking dinner and packing lunches for work. I know, I've said all of this before, and I'm sure I'll be really discouraged if I don't lose, or worse yet, gain next weigh-in, but I will keep going. After I finish the 3 week challenge, I'm going to move onto the 9 week challenge and up the exercise intensity from easy to normal. Sometimes I feel like the easy is too easy and won't change anything, but I have to keep reminding myself that baby steps are the way to go, and workouts that have been too hard to keep up with in the past have only discouraged me. And of course, coming back here always inspires me to do better and not quit.
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LPOWELL911 1/24/2011 10:27AM

    Keep working hard! If easy levels are too easy, add something to it. Add a small weight or a can of goods from the pantry for a little extra resistance. Look for an extra movement that will not throw off your timing, yet work another part of the body. For example, if you are doing basic steping exercise, add a knee lift to work an abdominal crunch.

You are right. If you work at a difficult level then it may be discouraging. Try a difficult level once and then evaluate it. If it was too challenging and discouraging, then get back to the easy level for a few more weeks and try the challenging level again later.

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CASSIECAT 1/23/2011 7:25PM

    Just keep working at it in a smart way and you'll get results! And keep checking in. The blogs and teams really help me. :)

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DISP770 1/22/2011 10:34AM

    Cassie,

I'm really trying, I don't want to be a fat bride. Plus my heath is starting to suffer and so is my self esteem. I've had years to lose this weight and now I am trying to cram it into 8 months. I think I work best under pressure. LOL

Thanks for the support!
Michelle

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CASSIECAT 1/22/2011 10:12AM

    You sound like you have an excellent attitude and plan!

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LIZZY63 1/21/2011 5:05PM

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DISP770 1/21/2011 5:03PM

    Thank ladies!! You are doing great as well. My Sparkfriends are the best!!!

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MRSMLBJ 1/21/2011 4:34PM

    Baby Steps. And don't be discouraged. Losing 2 pounds is better than gaining 1. And remember...check how your clothes fit and how you feel, too. Good luck.

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CLARABRUNNING 1/21/2011 4:33PM

    Hey girl! Hang in there! I set goals all the time, realizing that LIFE HAPPENS and it is totally ok to readjust.

I'm on a sort-of plateau (only losing about 5 pounds a month) even with changing my routine, etc. But I'm not going to let it get me down! All we can do is keep trying and even 1 pound is one we will never have to fight with again.

Hugs and high-fives girl!

~Clara
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