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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Well- I think it is time for an update given that I have weaned myself off my BodyBugg. And don’t you know it. I lost 2.4 pounds last week. My focus has shifted. I am now focusing on my food and my exercise and not on all the numbers.

I did restart South Beach Phase 1 to flush out all the fruit that I have been consuming. I was totally out of control. There is too much of a good thing. I was devouring cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines every day. Fruit is definitely a trigger food for me. I lost control. I just realized that.

I have totally focuses on creative ways to have more veggies for my snacks. I have eaten more vegetables this week than any time before. And I have always consumed a lot of vegetables. I have vegetables 6 times a day. Zucchini and tomatoes with my egg whites in the morning; a huge salad for lunch with baby greens or spinach, chopped red pepper, chopped red cabbage, chopped tomatoes some feta and tuna/chicken/grilled salmon. I love my salads. Dinner is 2 or three kinds of vegetables with some protein thrown in. Snacks are grape tomatoes, baby bell peppers, Persian cucumbers, some nuts, hummus, string cheese etc.

I am training with my personal trainer twice a week now- up from once. And I started Bikram yoga with my much younger cousins who are always up to trying something new. I want to try spinning next. I even started taking Zumba on Sundays the last few weeks.

And last but not least, I have tried to focus on sleeping more. I realized that I was catching an average of 5 hours a night and then collapsing on Friday nights. My husband is in charge of shooing me upstairs at 10. I get up anywhere between 4:30 and 5 am on weekdays, so sleeping by 10:30 is a must.
So, this is the new refocused me. I have a lot of obstacles ahead- a trip to Germany in a few weeks, lengthy family visits starting mid-September, and the holidays are not that far away. I will have to recalibrate between now and the end of the year. Some weeks are going to be better than others.

Let the new week begin!
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    You are doing wonderful!

    Spark on...... with hugs
    746 days ago
    emoticon emoticon KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!
    2115 days ago
    Congratulations on getting back to a plan!

    I have a tendency to also eat way too many fruits. I let myself eat three a day, but I was finding that when I ate something like cherries I was snacking on them until the bowl was gone. Too much of a good thing.

    How are you liking the Bikram yoga?
    Are you still running?

    2128 days ago
    Congrats on the weight loss!!! You must feel great too, with all those healthy salads and yummy veggies!! I LOVE love LOVE fruit, and it doesn't trigger any worse eating, but I've been wondering if the sugar content has been hindering my progress. I need to figure out the veggies for snacks thing too. Thanks for the inspiring blog!

    P.S. Love your background pics!
    2128 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2011 1:15:35 AM
    I logged in today and of course found an inspiring blog by you! I am slowly getting back on track as well. emoticon
    2129 days ago
    Great job!!
    2129 days ago
    emoticon Awesome to refocus yourself and get your groove back!! So happy for you!
    2129 days ago
    It sounds like you had an excellent week1 Congrats on the weight loss!

    I, on the other hand, and doing terrible and need to straighten up. I'm eating worse than I have in years and must get real. Every year when the days get shorter in the Fall my appetite gets longer. I'm not even exercising as much as I normally do which usually offsets my poor eating.

    I need to follow your lead and straighten up.
    2130 days ago
    I am working on doing the same thing . . re-focusing on my healthy lifestyle. Keep up the great work!!!

    A good 6-7 hours of sleep is a must for me! I am up at 5:30 most days so try and be in bed by 10 most evenings :-} operative word . . "try" :-}

    Good Luck!!!
    2130 days ago
    Lots of things ahead for you. Re-focusing is a must for me and it sounds like lots of others have the same problem. emoticon
    2130 days ago
    Sounds wonderful! I had the same problem...I always ate a ton of veg and then I swapped it up for fruit slowly. I am trying to transition back myself. Your new plan sounds great! Good luck :)
    2130 days ago
  • TRISH2229
    Wow that's a terrific weight loss this week! Sounds like you're back on track! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2130 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/28/2011 6:16:11 PM
    Louisa~ Maybe I should duplicate your plan for myself, or most of it anyway. Wishing you much continued success with your goals! emoticon
    2130 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan. Good for you.
    2130 days ago
    Sounds like you have a great plan!
    2130 days ago
    I think the sleep will do you the most benefit. Is the bikram the hot yoga? I see a laser beam in your focus and it sounds like you are really ready to charge at this.
    Go get em.
    2130 days ago
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