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    SAINTBETH   47,766
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I Know It Is Just a Number

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I really lost momentum toward the end of October. Finding out that my scale was 5 pounds lighter than the doctor's office really hit me hard because it means that I'm not really in One-derland as I had thought. I know it is just a number, but One-derland had me walking on air.
Plus the scale hasn't moved in a couple of weeks. And while I'm good on cardio--it has become a well-loved habit, my strength training was slipping.
Today's good news is I'm down an inch in both my waist and hips! Those are numbers that haven't moved in a bit, so that kind of makes up for the plateau. Plus I got a prize for being the one to drink the most water on one of my teams [I would have preferred 'most weight lost' but I'll take what I can get]. And I could do more push-ups and crunches today than ever before!

November goals [basically the same]:
Maintain my weight through visit with cousins, toxic brother and holidays [don't worry about losing, just don't gain]
Keep up the cardio 5 days a week for 30 minutes minimum
ST 2 days a week for 30 minutes
Take 2 rest days from cardio every week [I'm getting older, this really helps]
Keep up the healthy eating

After 5 months on SP seems like I've found my groove. I can keep up this regimen for a long time at home. Because of the stress of travel, difficult relatives and holidays, I'm not going to worry about losing weight the week of Thanksgiving. If I lose, great; but just don't gain. Since I can keep to the healthy eating this shouldn't be a problem.
Keep sparking!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OTEN36 11/3/2012 4:13AM


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DANCINCAJUN1 11/1/2012 9:11PM

    good job .... you are being realistic for sure .... have a fun and healthy november ! Roc
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CATLADY52 11/1/2012 6:45PM

    Your plan is definitely a winner. Keep up the good work and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results. emoticon

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PAT262 11/1/2012 4:52PM

    Blessings to you as you strive to meet November's challenges. I know it gets harder as we get older ... believe me, I'm there. But I have to give you a big emoticon for even maintaining 5 days a week cardio. Keep up the good work.

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NANCYPAT1 11/1/2012 4:51PM

    Good for you finding your groove and keep up the good work. For me the greatest successes are those that have been my biggest challenges - holiday and travel eating. Both involve stress, less control over how food is cooked and what is served and both often offer special treats that I don't have to deal with most of the time. Good luck on those - it IS possible to make it through without being miserable OR gaining weight. I have done it this summer.

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