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    LAURAS_NEW_LIFE   5,161
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Need to make some changes. No more excuses!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lately my weight loss has slowed down a lot. I know that when you weigh less, you tend to not lose so much so fast. But Im thinking some of my habits may be standing in my way.

Like my thinking that as long as something is in my calorie range, doesnt mean I should eat it. Or that once piece of 30 calorie chocolate, that turns in to 2 pieces, and me not tracking it on my food log. Or the daily dose of chocolate pudding, that even though is sugar free and made with fat free milk, it doesnt contain much nutrition and shouldnt be consumed everyday.

While having non nutritious foods are ok once in a while, they are not ok everyday. You can not/ should not cut out everything you like to eat, or you will not be able to stick with it, Its called a lifestyle change, NOT A DIET. So things that are not nutritious for us, should be consumed in moderation.

Another bad habit that seems to stick with me is not exercising enough. Only exercising once or twice a week, whenever I feel like it, is not acceptable!

Why have I been doing these things? I have no idea. I know better. These habits are unhealthy. Yeah I have lost almost 100 pounds in 9 months, but that does not mean its ok to sabotage myself. Im not at goal weight yet, and even when I do get to goal weight, I cant go back to my unhealthy habits.

So, I’m going back to basics. A fresh new start. Eat healthy, drink water, exercise, everyday, no excuses, just do it. Sounds simple right?

So here are my daily goals:
60 ounces of water per day.
5 servings freggies per day.
Exercise 25 minutes per day, 6x per week.
Take vitamins everyday.
Spend at least 15 minutes everyday on Sparkpeople.

Strength training 3x per week—Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Cardio DVDs or Running—Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Stationary bike (2 miles)—Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Rest Day-Sunday

I currently have 47 pounds left to lose to reach my goal weight. I was hoping to reach my goal by this summer, but it might take longer. Regardless, I need to get off my butt and work for it. I can do this, I will do this. Just because I slipped up a little, doesnt mean I totally fell off the wagon. I didnt gain any weight back, and havent been going completely over my calorie goals. Just not eating nutritious foods all the time and not exercising like I should.
I’ve always wanted to be fit, to run, to be healthy. I can do anything I set my mind to. I will get healthy and be healthy and fit for the rest of my life. This is my promise to myself. No more messing aroung and standing in my own way of being who I want to be. Im divorcing my old unhealthy self. Im in love with healthy me.

“If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t. Either way, you’re right.”

So to make myself a little more accountable, I am going to be doing a daily and weekly accountability blog. I willtrack everything--even if its not nutritious.

Here are what my daily blogs will look like:

Daily Goals:
Exercise at least 25 minutes, 6x per week.
Calorie Goal Range (1200-1300)
Servings of Freggies: 5
Ounces of Water: 60

Hours of Sleep:
Calories Ate:
Cardio Minutes:
Strength Minutes:
Calories Burned:
Exercises Done:
Servings of Vegetables:
Servings of Fruits:

Food Ate:



Here are what my weekly blogs will look like:

Weekly Recap Blog:

Days in Calorie Range: /7
Days met water goal: /7
Days Exercised: /7
Days took Vitamins: /7
Cardio Minutes:
Strength Minutes:
Miles (Run, Walk, Bike):

Weekly Weigh In:
% Fat:
% Water:
% Muscle:
Date and Time of weight:


I would like to thank all of you for your continued support and encouragement. It means so much to me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GETUPNGO09 3/2/2012 9:46PM

    you are so inspiring to me!! everything that you have talked about and the way you felt, I can completely identify with. THANK YOU FOR BEING SO AWESOME!!

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BELLALUCIA 3/2/2012 2:07PM

    You can reach your goal weight, by summer, it isn't impossible. No matter when u reach gw, celebrate it!

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MDAVISRN 2/24/2012 3:44PM

    Awesome goals and a great plan! You know what it takes and you can do it!

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WINNIE1978 2/23/2012 6:51PM

    Good luck with your goals! emoticon

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VAMANOS 2/23/2012 12:37PM

    Wow, this is an organized, totally do-able plan. I commend you! Your reasons for the slowdown look exactly like mine...maybe I should adopt your plan.

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BLACKBIRDSING 2/23/2012 8:38AM

    Awesome plan!

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    You can do it! You called yourself out, worked out a plan, and know what it will take to succeed. If only untracked calories didn't count. I agree about the foods with little nutritional value having to be eaten in moderation, not everyday. And of course the fitness emoticon emoticon

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LAURAS_NEW_LIFE 2/22/2012 10:32PM

    Thanks everyone! :)

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    you can do it Laura. You know what your doing wrong-- you know there is no excuse for it. You will get back track. Sometimes we all need a little break-- but it doesn't mean give up! You are right. You got this. You go girl.

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GOOZLEBEAR 2/22/2012 9:40PM

    I'm proud of you for setting your goals and writing them in a blog. This will be an inspiration to me and I know you are going to be successful!!!!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 2/22/2012 8:11PM

    You can do it! You have an awesome plan, and I know you will succeed!

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