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5 things I learned in 2012

Thursday, January 03, 2013

1. I really need to concentrate on portion sizes
It is, in fact, one of my goals this month. I eat pretty good most of the time . . . but yes, I often eat too much - even of the good stuff.

2. Exercising in small chunks can be very effective
My life has been so crazy the last few months . . . doing lots of 10 minute-or-so exercise segments DO make a big difference. Sometimes I don't get as much exercise in as I'd planned, but by doing more frequent, shorter workouts at least I get something done.

3. Even when I'm "perfect", I won't always get the results I want.
Mostly I know what to do & it's easier to get back on track quickly. Progress, not perfection, after all.

4. My clothes are a really good sign of how I'm doing.
I know how certain clothes should fit . . . and if they're feeling tight, it's time to evaluate what I'm doing & make some changes. Sooner rather than later.

5. My biggest problem is mindless snacking.
You know what I mean - you grab a handful of something because you're really hungry, but you don't stop to measure it . . . and maybe you don't track it, either. I've gotten so much about this, but when I regress it always shows up on the scale. Always.

So how'd I do? Good, but not as good as I'd like, but then when is it ever? If I'm really careful maybe I could hit a new low this month. Maybe. I'm going to do my college best, anyway!
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TRI_BABE 1/4/2013 12:43AM

    I've not been using the scale. I am considering going back to clothes fit but, I found out I got sort of skinny fat when I did that! Nice post. I may go back to the way my clothes fit though, thanks for the reminder!

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ASHERAH38 1/3/2013 6:52PM

    Thanks for sharing these great lessons. And for the timely reminder about how small chunks of exercse do make a difference. I needed that!

Happy New Year!!
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TEMPEST272002 1/3/2013 3:41PM

    Great lessons learned in 2012... and now to apply them in 2013!
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SLIMMERJESSE 1/3/2013 3:40PM

    As usual, you are inside my head with identical thoughts. All five points are so true for me as well. Great blog.

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NATPLUMMER 1/3/2013 3:07PM

    Good luck!

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