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Monday, April 02, 2012

Monday's are always hard. I have a stressful job and we have a staff meeting Monday morning. I run to food and soda for a fix. Today, I drank two cups of coffee and large glass of water. Ya. I was so embarrassed coming back to the site after seeing my failure. I guess this is the first step in starting over. I have a problem with my weight. I need to fix it. I am going to give myself 30 days to stay loyal to this and try.
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    Never be embarrassed by a set back. Not a failure. NOT A FAILURE!!

    Do not limit yourself to 30 days. Here is a little tidbit that may push you longer than thirty days:

    To see your trend of weight loss, you need to take a four week running average. If I want to know how I am doing, I look at the last four weeks and average them out. I should be losing 0.5 to 2 pounds average per week for that four week period.

    Ah! but there is a but ...

    But, you don't count the first three weeks. You body is adjusting to your new regimen. I my own case, I lost 16 pounds in that first three weeks. Then I settled into a 1 pound per week average after the first three weeks. I lost a total of 90 pounds. It took me 78 weeks.

    On the other hand, I have known people who gained during that first three weeks then turned it around and lost after that.

    So to even start to see how well you are doing you need at least 7 weeks.

    Please, please , please, do not look at your scale in 30 dyas and throw in the towel if your progress is not what you want. Please.

    You health, your weight loss, your fitness is a long term comittment. Make it count.

    May I recommend you purchase and read The Spark. I got mine as audio and I enjoyed it a lot and learned a thing or two.

    Do well.
    2152 days ago
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