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Thursday, March 15, 2012

My workout clothes are ready. My water bottle is on the kitchen counter ready to be filled. Gym shoes and hiking boots laced up. The bicycle has been cevked over and is ready to hit the trail Kitchen and fridge have been cleaned out and filled with healthy food.
Right now I weigh 156 and my goal is to lose 8 pounds by May 12th. I plan on doing this by staying in my calorie range of 1200 to 1550. I plan on exercising at least 1 hour for five days a week burning at least 1500 calories a week. I have been making some small changes to cut calories. One of my favorites is mixing Mrs. Dashs garlic and herb sasoning mixed in non fat Greek yogurt. I use this on sandwhiches instead of mayo and it also makes a great veggie dip. As for my exercise, since the weather is warmer I will be doing alot more walking and I will be doing alot of bike riding. When I have to stay home I have exercise dvds, stationary a gazelle and of course my wii.
I want to lose this weight for my health plain and simple. This extra weight definately isn't helping my COPD. The less weight on me the easier it is for me to breathe.
I honestly think that what I have to do this time that I haven't done in previous diets and exercise programs is to find what started my emotional eating. I think if I can find why and where it started I can handle it better, I think this is what has kept me from success as far as my weigh is concerned. This also has made me rethink my trigger foods. I now think I have emotional triggers and I use food to shut them off.
I intend to huddle with my team and post on the team boards at least once a day. I will read blogs and comment on them as time permits. I will cheer and support my teammates the best I can.

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    Sounds like a great plan. You are an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2162 days ago
    Love that tip on replacing of my all time down falls...what a brilliant and healthy alternative! I wanted to snack last night and had a hot cup of tea with a sprinkle of stevia instead...hit the spot just fine! Woo hoo for thinking through our weak spots! We're IN this to win it dear friend! emoticon emoticon
    2168 days ago
    LOVE your spirit, Girl. I'm with you--I'm scraping my feet back at the starting line, ready to explode into that race! And our team is going to be the skinniest bears of all time:)
    2170 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/16/2012 9:49:57 AM
    I am going to get me some Mrs. Dash.
    2170 days ago
    “People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” ~Brian Tracy
    2170 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    emoticon I, you, he/she, we are all READYYYYY. Quick, let's board!
    2170 days ago
    You have your game plan and goals sets. You are going to do great! Let's rock this challenge! Go team teddy!
    2170 days ago
    It sounds like you have a great plan and I KNOW you have a determination to be healthy! You WILL achieve your goals!
    2170 days ago
    I, too, love that garlic and herb add. It may be the one ingredient that gets me to pay the higher price of greek yogurt. I'm still very happy with plain, nonfat regular yogurt and no longer have a problem getting 60 grams of protein each day. A friend of mine tells me Sam's Club has a similar product.

    You are so ready, girlfriend! We'll rock this challenge!
    2170 days ago
  • NEWMAC2011
    You're going to rock this Challenge! Just love your page.
    2170 days ago
    emoticon P.S. The yogurt spiced with Mrs Dash sounds yummy!
    2170 days ago
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