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1400 Calorie December - Check In #1

Sunday, December 09, 2012



I just have to say, I am overwhelmed by the love and support and amazing amount of comments (for me at least) on my 60 Pounds Lost Blog! You are all amazing and it makes me want to keep working at this until I reach my goals, and then work to maintain, so thank you! emoticon

Now for the moment of truth. I had decided on 1400 calorie December and I am super determined to get this done. I can't explain it, but having a limit of 1400 and not a range has really done me a world of good. I don't see how it's any different than having a range of 1200-1550 and eating only 1400, but for whatever mysterious reason it seems to be working for me. I am thinking of making it 1500 calorie January and going back and forth until I get to goal, but we shall see what happens. I may have to shake it up more than that because of plateaus.

So here goes nothing:
emoticon December 1: 1364 emoticon
emoticon December 2: 1388 emoticon
emoticon December 3: 1379 emoticon
emoticon December 4: 1393 emoticon
emoticon December 5: 1394 emoticon
emoticon December 6: 1391 emoticon
emoticon December 7: 1394 emoticon
emoticon December 8: 1385 emoticon
I'm obviously toeing the line there, but it seems to be working ha ha! emoticon

I know it's always easier to be motivated in the very beginning when you are trying something new, so I am not arrogant enough to think that my entire month will be so spotless. But my goal is to do as good as possible with minimal bumps in the road. emoticon emoticon
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WIFEALF 12/11/2012 4:44PM

    you are doing awesome!

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CORTNEY-LEE 12/11/2012 2:30AM

    seriously - you are doing such an awesome job!!

Keep up the great work!!!!

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PRINCESSAMY 12/10/2012 12:21PM

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 12/10/2012 12:04PM

    You are doing an amazing job! I am very impressed. emoticon emoticon

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LISAN0415 12/10/2012 8:03AM

    wow! Keep up the great work, Can I just say in all your recent photos, I can see the confience in your face?! You are really proving to yourself that you can do anything!

Lisa

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JESSICA_STULTZ 12/10/2012 1:37AM

    You are doing amazing already! I think it's easier to eat less after restricting calories that way.. and giving yourself a limit rather than a range. Good job keeping on track!

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JACOBSBELOVED 12/9/2012 11:35PM

    Yay! That's so good to hear! It's funny how certain ways of thinking work better than other ways. The range works better for me but the set amount seems to be working best for you.

Woo hoo for finding what works! Keep it up, lady!

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STEPH-KNEE 12/9/2012 8:08PM

    Leah: You have to take into account your fitness goals and how many calories your burn, that is why yours is higher. The standard rate to lose 2 pounds a week with not so much activity is 1200-1550. :)

Comment edited on: 12/9/2012 8:08:33 PM

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JUDY106 12/9/2012 4:11PM

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TIMELAG 12/9/2012 11:13AM

    I hate to be the Debbie Downer of the group, but are you sure 1400 a day is enough? We're the same weight and that's not even my minimum allowed for a day. But, huge congrats for setting a goal and absolutely sticking to it! You may beat me to ONEderland yet!

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LAHUDSONCHEF 12/9/2012 11:00AM

    Steph, this is awesome! I'm very proud of you. :)

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HFAYE81 12/9/2012 10:35AM

    Awesome! I'm thinking about doing this, the last week I have been treating my 1750 upper limit threshold as a 'limit' so keep going over by a few calories :/
Rock on! emoticon

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EUEK098 12/9/2012 9:41AM

    emoticon . keep doing it

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GRACEMCC45 12/9/2012 9:27AM

    Not toeing the line at all - meeting your goal! I think it's great that you get as close to 1400 without going over (Hello? Bob Barker?) because that really is how best to test it. If you stuck around 1250-1300, you really wouldn't know the true benefits of this challenge for yourself!

You are awesome!

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DIANER2014 12/9/2012 9:14AM

    Way to go! Great plan! emoticon emoticon

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MIRFA71 12/9/2012 9:04AM

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SONIA260 12/9/2012 8:34AM

    woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome!

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LRSILVER 12/9/2012 8:11AM

    Great job. Good plan. You are a superstar.

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MYHUBBYISMYHERO 12/9/2012 6:16AM

    You can do this. One week done already. Go Stephanie!!!!!!
Sharon

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LILLEAN 12/9/2012 6:09AM

    Great plan for December especially as it's the festive season. Keep your eyes on the prize emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/9/2012 5:26AM

    I found the same thing. Instead of looking at my ranges I just set myself a 1600 limit and I've already lost a few lbs! Good job on losing 60, that's awesome : )

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BETHIEBOOPS 12/9/2012 4:23AM

    WAY TO GO!! You are doing absolutely fantastically! emoticon It's going to be a GOOD Christmas present when you look at the scale and SEE the results in the numbers and a GREAT new years when you FEEL the effects of a new size! WOOHOO

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