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Re-Adjusting My Program

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I kept wondering why my calorie range was so high, and why it was sometimes difficult to even get to the bottom number if I focused on veggies a lot in a day.

So, I looked at my SP program. Turns out I was telling the program that I wanted to lose weight too slowly. Another 32 pounds, and nearly a year to do it? Too slow! (No wonder I was haunted by thoughts of the Six Million Dollar Man in slo-mo!)

Therefore, today some program changes were made, some nebulous ideas were fixed upon, a new personal challenge was set, and some observations were made.

Change #1: My new goal weight is now 145, not 150. After reading so many inspirational blogs on SP, I'm finally convinced I can go lower than ever before, if I do it right (which I never did before).

Change #2: I moved my goal time up to accommodate a loss of about 1.5 pounds a week. Now, instead of aiming for the end of June 2013, I'm now aiming for mid-Feb. emoticon

Change #3: The ranges. Now, my calorie range starts at 1200...I think I should've been here all the time. But, c'est la vie, right? Another plus is that my carb range is now reasonable-looking...before, it was pretty doggone high, and that confused me, since I don't do as well with a lot of carbs.

Formerly Nebulous Idea #1: altering clothing. My work shirts are HUGE on me now. I don't sew. My friend does. Have 4 shirts. Asked said friend to try to see if she can take in the darting on the front just a bit. If she can't, I only messed up one shirt, and the boss knows I'll need news ones soon anyway. If she can, I'll look better at work a whole lot faster! emoticon

Formerly Nebulous Idea #2: I can wait no longer to acquire smaller skivvies. emoticon

Formerly Nebulous Idea #3: For my exercise levels to increase, I need a goal in mind, so I found a goal, which brings me to my...

Personal Challenge: I joined the Trick or Treat Trot! emoticon And with it, signed up for a training program for it, which I started today. Never having really been a runner, this is going to be weird. I also called a non-SP friend who runs, and asked for help in mapping a 5K route. We agreed that the Tammany Trace would be a good place.

Observation #1: my legs hurt! After my dance class last night, I walk/jogged for the first time this morning, and my legs KNOW it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Observation #2: 150 calories worth of raw veggies with balsamic dressing is a LOT of food!

Observation #3: I'm going to have to really watch the bursitis in my hip, if I'm going to train for this 5K.

Observation #4: 22 pounds down from my pre-SP start (18 from SP start), I find that cardio's easier to bear, I don't get as winded, don't take as long to recover, and enjoy myself a whole lot more!

Observation #5: In line with #4, I can now move around work much more nimbly than before, and I don't get huge carb-cravings in the middle of my shift anymore. emoticon

So...today's been a busy day. emoticon
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WEBEZE 9/8/2012 1:58AM

    Sounds like you have a really good plan in place. 1 1/2 pounds per week is a realistic goal. I hear you on the work clothes being too big. My work smock bags so badly I have had several people tell me that I need to order new ones. Since it is only a smock that covers my street clothes to keep them from getting too dirty I am just going to wear it baggy until I hit my final goal. I wish you all the best on the 5K training. The only way I can do a 5K is walking. I am not sure I am ready to start jogging. Maybe someday. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SILLYLILME 9/8/2012 12:58AM

  That is so awesome. Congrats on your loss. You should be so proud that you have taken this thing by the horns and not given up. emoticon

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