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Week 3 Recap of Results

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

3 weeks already down- WOW!!!! emoticon

3 weeks of lower, healthier carbs!
3 weeks of less soda! (the first week, I had trouble with this!)
3 weeks of no sugar binges!
3 weeks of feeling hopeful and motivated!!!

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Here's is my recap of last week:

Thur 3/29- 162.8
Fri 3/30- 163.4 (YIKES!!!)
Sat 3/31- 163.0
Sun 4/01 - 161.2
Mon 4/02 - 160.8
Tues 4/03- 160.2
Wed 4/04- 159.6

Recap by Week;
Week 1 Start- 170.6
Week 2 start- 166.6
Week 3 Start- 162.6
Week 4 Start- 159.6

I am just feeling so happy! I am getting more exercise and am feeling like I can do this!

This eating plan is working for ME. I highlight the "ME" part because some of my friends have told me what a bad, horrible diet Atkins is. They have all sorts of horror stories about people on Atkins. Here is what I know for sure:
-I need structure
-my body is responding positively
-I plan to get myself to a healthy mix of carbs and protein, etc- but in phases
-it was not healthy for me to have an obese BMI...this way of eating helped me change that!
I am doing what works for me. And I am being consistent...for the first time in a very long time. I am trying so hard not to let anything derail me and my efforts.

This is the first time in ages that my ticker is not stuck somewhere near the start weight. Everyday, I visualize it getting closer to my goal weight. My husband has joined my efforts and is fully supportive- no longer offering me "just a taste" of the sinful foods I love!

A friend asked me the other day if anyone could tell I had lost weight. I am petite- so weight gain or loss usually shows pretty quickly. But honestly, I do not see much of a difference in how I look...yet, and people have not noticed...yet! But I reminded myself (you all know how I love to visualize things to have them amke sense!!) that if you remove a few boulders from a mountain, it still leaves the mountain intact. It isn't until you start really moving a lot that you notice the mountain getting smaller. Well, I only have a hill to get rid of...I like to visualize a hill of sticks of butter. (I am an ex-cake baker/decorator- so butter works for me!) Anyway, I have somewhere around 120 sticks of butter to melt off my bod. Since being on this plan, I have melted about 44 sticks of butter. I am pretty happy with that, and am ready to do the work to do more!

April is shaping up to be a good month. I may struggle on Easter- but I hope to have blinders on and stay away from the chocolate eggs and other yummy treats. I can now say I have come too far to turn back now!

I look forward to week 4...a bit nervous...but excited at the same time!

Happy Easter to all of those celebrating. What Jesus did for each of us is such a strong reminder of how valuable and loved we all are....and how blessed!

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DYNAMICDEB53 4/10/2012 4:45PM

    I am so happy that you have found a plan that works for you and working well by the way.
Keep up the great job!!!!

Hugs and smiles
Deb

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SMALLERMELORIE 4/10/2012 1:42PM

    Hi Ang, you are doing great since getting back on track. How did you do for Easter?

I am missing you on our chat thread

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AMBER281 4/8/2012 9:34PM

    Way to go!!
You are doing absolutely amazing!

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HOLLY255255 4/6/2012 9:10AM

    You are doing GREAT!!

As for weight loss, I still don't see myself the same as others see me now....after losing 35 lbs. I have to tell myself I wear a size 4 - so I must be smaller. Crazy how our mind works!! Keep up the visuals!

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HOPEFULSWEIGH 4/5/2012 11:31AM

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KROLES55 4/5/2012 9:23AM

    Great Job! Keep moving forward...

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UNICORN212 4/4/2012 9:29PM

    Wonderful progress! I am glad to see it!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 4/4/2012 1:22PM

    Congrats on your success! It's great when people start to notice.

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PARAEAST 4/4/2012 12:54PM

    Love your sucess! You are doing great!!! Keep on keeping on!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 4/4/2012 12:51PM

    good for you going your way.that is what this is all about finding out what works for us so that we stick to it. emoticon emoticon emoticon with what you have lost up to date emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOUBBIE 4/4/2012 12:05PM

    I like the sticks of butter imagery! Most of the time we're not losing pounds at a time, but ounces. That is a much better way to keep track!

I usually visualize a pound of bacon because of the strips. I sort of picture them all over my body, since that's the way the fat seems to leave anyway. Now I can visualize individual strips, since I might only be losing an ounce or two a day!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 4/4/2012 11:39AM

    Wow I love your visual descriptions, you are making gret progress and you can do it!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 4/4/2012 11:33AM

    Wow, what progress!! I'm so happy for you, you CAN do it!!!!

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