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Sunday, December 02, 2012

This week was a challenge for me mostly because I had gained the week before.

Food was better but I discovered why my calorie range was going up. When I adjusted my fitness to reflect what I was doing, they increased the calories to make sure it was adequate for my activity. I brought the fitness back down and the calories range dropped. Now I am losing again.

Now I just have to go shopping. I'm scrapping to bottom of the barrel for a few days. I got up early today to go but the kid had taken the car and didn't get back in time before I had to go to work.

I haven't walked to work but have been walking so I am going to say that it is covered.
I haven't done a meal plan yet but will before I go shopping. Must stay on top of that one!
Water and sleep still good so I will remove and replace with meal plan.
I will also add in the strength training as a goal. I did do my one day plus one so I am happy with that.

So now with what I have learned through SP.

The group is what helps people make it. The more you are involved the better and the more you learn.
At first I kept right on eating what I was before just trying to stay in range for quite a while but now I have change what and how I eat!
I know there are many people who eat different types of meals (low carb and vegans for example) I am slowly learning how to eat better. This is more than just add more fruits to meals, I thought I was eating healthy.
The calcium and protein and carbs being balanced is a whole new thing for me. I am discovering more and better foods. I was eating whole wheat before and hadn't had sugar for years but I needed more. I have added spinach salads, tuna and even grains like quinoa.
I am still learning and adding variety now, which is lacking a bit but I know it is an ongoing process. I have learned that it is really a lifestyle change.
Not just read it or seen people say it but really learned it!

Fitness is more than just jumping around a bit.

I have rediscovered running and even ran a 5K this year. Can you believe it?
I've never been afraid of strength training but the cardio turned me off. I really disliked getting sweaty.
I have browsed exercises to learn new ones and like the videos available.

Other things different about me now?
I look younger (I think) and I am happier (I know) and I have more energy, less colds and better balance among other things.

What I do for SP and my friends?
I try to huddle every day
I comment, like or at least read every one of the blogs my friends write.
I read the feeds over the last day and find one extra blog to read.
I feel that no one should have 0 comments on their blog and purposely look for them.
The most important things is
"It only works if you do it right"
You are the one responsible for you. Not you family, not your friends and not your coworkers. This is all you, your decisions and your choices and your actions!"
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    Thoroughly enjoyed you blog. We do need accountability and companionship along life's (or weight loss/life change) journey. So glad you are a part of mine. Keep up "keep on".

    1922 days ago
    I wouldn't stress out about the gain. I think our bodies do strange things. I go up and down five pounds depending on the time of the month and how much sleep I get or how stressed I am. I don't get it because I average about 1200 calories a day (which technically means I'm eating less than last month) and my fat grams are O.K. I bet you're gaining muscle mass. In any case, I think you are making awesome choices! I like your commitment to comment on friend's blogs; that helps me stay motivated, but I am so damned busy, I rarely have time to do more than give spark gifts. This morning, I decided to Spark since my internet has been down, but I will try to do the same for all my friends because I learn from everyone else too. Anyway, all this to say, hang in there! You are doing awesome!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1927 days ago
    I love your blogs, they are so fun filled
    1928 days ago
    Thanks for checking out my blog. Yours is great. :-)
    1929 days ago

    Great blog! Thanks for the insight and encouragement!

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    1930 days ago
    Thanks Anne! I'm going to have to figure out how to shake things up. The scale is just not moving for me! Argh!
    So glad to be able to learn from you and others!
    Thanks for the recap!
    1930 days ago
    I really like this! What a great moment of reflection. Thanks for sharing your insights and challenges with us.

    1930 days ago

    Great blog today! emoticon ! We are responsible for what we eat and what we do. Sometimes others stress us out, but we make choices! Nice job!
    1930 days ago
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