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Saturday, July 28, 2012

So I weighed in for the first time in 5.5 weeks, and I weighed in at 145.0, or 2.2 lbs less. 2.2 pounds in 5.5 weeks is just a loss of .4 lb/week, which is a little less than my goal if .5 pound a week, but that's ok! I know my exercise hasn't been as intense or as frequently as it should've been in order to lose more than that.

At any rate, according to my sparkpage, exactly 1 year ago on this day I weighed 26 pounds heavier, so I have been really good with my -.5 lb/week goal. 26 pounds in 52 weeks is exactly on target, so I'm pretty happy about that!

Since I got down to 145, I get to reward myself...so right now I'm still sweaty from working out, but I'm going to shower and then drive over to a salon and get a new haircut! I've been desperately needing one, but haven't made the time. The plan is to get 5-6" cut off (I have really long hair), get some really cool drastic layers, and fix my bangs into more of a layered, side-swept look.

I might upload a picture if I feel the haircut is pretty cool!

SO anyway, my goal is to get down to 140 by September 1st, which is 5 pounds in 5 weeks. A little more intense than the rate I've been going at, and my nutrition tracker changed to reflect that-- I now have to eat 1210-1560 calories/day rather than 1400-1750.

I know I can do it! And I'm glad I've kept up the weight loss in the summer, however slow that weight loss is.

And now that the Olympics are on, I'm feeling more inspired to work out and eat right...!! emoticon
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  • LZY0108
    Great job! I tend to lose weight at the same rate. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1860 days ago
    Great job sticking with your goal AND meeting it! I love that you're using rewards to motivate your progress that don't involve food. I know some people would say that they would eat ice cream or something (quite counterintuitive) but a haircut is so much more fulfilling in my opinion. I hope you love the cut and good luck on your September goal. I KNOW you will do it! emoticon
    1878 days ago
  • PROT358
    Congratulations! Half a pound loss per week is very respectable. And I too have Olympics fever. I usually don't watch sports but this is the exception!
    1878 days ago
    Awesome!! Yes, post pics of the hair!!
    1879 days ago
  • TIFFY0906
    Sounds like a good plan. Congrats on the 26lbs so far.
    1880 days ago
    That's not that big of an increase. You can do it if you want to. But you can also stay on track and NO one is going to see a 2.5 lb. difference, including yourself. You've done great in sticking with the plan and losing a healthy amount of weight in a nice steady rate.

    So either way you want to go, will be fine and doable. Keep the faith.
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