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    HNDAGRL   1,911
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Back at it!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

After falling off the band wagon for the last 3 months or so I've decided to start back at it today! Weight loss seemed so easy from January to July and then it seemed like I hit a plateau. I stopped losing weight, suffered from a sprained knee twice, stopped working out, and started eating way too many calories. I lost sight of my goal. I gained 7 pounds back. I think I've managed to get in the mind frame that I need to go back to the basics and start over. My goal is to lose 17 pounds by the first of the year. If I make this goal I will have lost 45 pounds total and will reach be at my half way point for my final weight loss goal. How will I accomplish this? Well, my game plan is to drop my calories from 1500 to 1400/day for the next two weeks and get in 4 days of working out. If this still doesn't allow me to lose 2lbs/week, I will further drop my calories down to no less than 1200 calories/day. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I can loose the 2lbs/week at the 1400 calorie mark. Wish me luck! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NSMANN 10/21/2012 3:30PM

    Welcome back to the program! It sounds like you have a good plan for success. Keep on sparkin!

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TIFFANYACHING 10/21/2012 3:30PM

    Although Iím a relative SP newbie, Iíve found the community very supportive and encouraging. There is so much information to help you keep on track, including motivation, wellness, fitness, recipes and trackers. Good luck!


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JUSGETTENBY42 10/21/2012 3:07PM


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DAWNDMOORE40 10/21/2012 2:25PM

    emoticon We are here for you! I do want to give you some friendly advice if this is ok? Dropping your calories, is not the answer to losing weight. It only puts your body into starvation mode especially if your working out four days a week! You need at least 1500 calories. If nothing else, then log your food every day and put in how much your burning with exercise, and see what Spark People says you should be taking in for calories. I know you want to get the weight off, but trust me when I say that eating veggies and fruits and protein is a better goal then not taking in as many calories. I just wanted to give you a suggestion. I hope this isn't offensive to you. Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHEYLANGEL22 10/21/2012 2:25PM

    Try doing more exercises as well. Walk, cardio videos from sparkpeople (some you can do sitting down so will not hurt your knee). emoticon

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