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Two Weeks To Hit Ultimate Goal Weight - I Can Do This!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Two weeks left in the 5% Fall Challenge and 5 pounds to go! This challenge helped to keep me on track through two vacations, but, now I really have to get down to business! Something about deadlines approaching is ssooo motivating!

So, what am I going to do to achieve this goal?

1. No alcoholic beverages. This is huge - my kids are grown up and living on their own. My husband and I are "free" and go out to eat/socialize with our friends A LOT. It is like we are all back in college again! And, it isn't the problem of the calories in a glass of red wine, it is that my willpower breaks down and I eat more or junkfoods that I wouldn't if I didn't drink the glass of wine.
So, abstinence is best in this case.

2. Continue to track everything I eat. Tracking food has been one of the best tools I have consistently used to this date. I will not stop now.

3. Mixing Nutrisystem meals in my diet throughout the day. Nutrisystem has helped me tremendously with portion control. When I don't use it, my portion sizes tend to get bigger and bigger and bigger.

4. Continue to run, run, and run! I will continue to schedule it in and will be using my treadmill - it's a little too cold for me outside! This is a hard one for me to do. I love to run outside. I will be using my iFit module on my treadmill to try to entertain myself. Jillian Michaels will be kicking my butt!

5. Avoid eating out at restaurants as much as possible. If my husband had his way, we would never eat at home! He loves appetizers - especially nachos! I am great at eating breakfast at home and packing my lunch and snack for work every day - I am going to try to get him to eat dinner at home. I know there will be times where I will have to go out with him (including Thanksgiving dinner), but, I will plan what I am going to order and track it before we go out, when we go out.

6. And, finally, I will continue to drink a lot of water. My office and home are well stocked with water bottles. I will drink water with lemon or unsweetened iced tea when I eat out.

So, there is my plan.

It is time!!

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    Great planning! I can't wait to see what your goals for 2013 are!
    1934 days ago
    You're so close! You got this!
    1940 days ago
    Awesome plan! I see you reaching that ultimate goal! I need to cut the alcohol too. It does lower our inhibitions! This is an inspiring and uplifiting blog! Thanks for sharing your plan!
    1948 days ago
  • NEWNAC304
    This sounds like a good plan. I need some of your dedication!
    1948 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 11:08:42 AM
    Sounds like a good plan to me.
    1949 days ago
    Congrats to your progress!
    Your plan sounds very effective.

    I hear you about alcoholic drinks...
    Double setback, the calories in the drink + and the loss of willpower, it is hard to beat. Harder than avoiding, for sure!

    So I rarely drink more than a half glass of wine, but the good thing is the less you drink the more sensitive your mind is to alcohol : )
    I enjoy almost the same effect from a half glass now as I did from 3 glasses in the past. : )

    1949 days ago
    Great plan! emoticon
    1950 days ago
    Good plan. You've done so amazingly well. And now only 5 lbs to go yet. You can do it with a lot of hard work over the next two weeks. Not going to pretend it'll be easy. Look forward to celebrating you reaching your ultimate goal.
    1950 days ago
    Cut the alcohol and keep to healthy food. This 'detox' will do you good and help you loose extra weight. Keeping track of everything also helps a lot. Talking about personal experience. You can do it. Enjoy
    1950 days ago
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