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New week, new goals

Sunday, January 13, 2013

As of this morning my weight is still shifting. I know from past experience that this is how my body works. One day very soon it will just drop and I will be ecstatic! emoticon But for right now all I can do is ignore it and soldier on.

Last night was our trip to the casino and accompanying buffet. I didn't track what i ate, there is just no way i could. I used the opportunity to try new foods. I just walked along the bar and took a spoonful of anything that looked interesting. I didn't finish most of it, just took a bite or two and then moved on. I discovered I like bok choy. I don't like fried clams. Black eyed peas are ok, but there are other legumes I like better. Sweet Potato pie taste just like pumpkin, and creme brulee is heaven in bowl. emoticon

I upped my daily exercise goal to 20 minutes a day. I have been doing that and more, and SparkPeople has been yelling at me to change my goals. emoticon

I also adjusted my weight loss goal a little further out. I don't like having weight loss goals because I really can't control how much weight I lose. I can control how much I eat and how much I exercise, but if/when I lose weight is really up to my body and a bit of luck. But SP requires you to have a goal so it knows where to put your calorie intake goals. I had wanted to be at my 1/2 mark (75 lbs) by the end of the year. I didn't quite make it, so I pushed it out to the end of this month. That was fine, but I think I work better with longer range goals. So, I am now working towards being under 200 lbs by my birthday on July 8th. That is 34 lbs in just under 6 months. Doable but I definitely need stay focused to get there.

I am still working on getting my 2 servings of fruits/veggies every day. I have done it every day so far, but it is still something I have to work at and doesn't come easy for me.

My water intake has gotten better. I'm still no where near the 4 cups a day I want to be at so I will continue to work at it.

Have an awesome week everyone.
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    You are making great progress!
    1891 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing!


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    1892 days ago
    That's awesome that you've been doing so much exercise! Keep up the good work! I hope you reach your goal!
    1893 days ago
  • _KATHY
    You are working hard and becoming more and more aware of your personal nutritional needs. That's a lot of progress :) You'll get there. Thanks for the tip on the vanilla almond milk. I will try that.
    1894 days ago
    Your trip at the casino buffet sounded exactly right to me. That's how eating should be done. Just a taste of this or that and no deprivation to make you feel resentful later involved at all. Good job! Lisa, you're doing all the right things to enable you to get where you want to go. Great blog, and really excellent, doable goals. I think you'll be able to make it under 200 by your birthday in July--and I'm going to be right here doing the Happy Dance for you when you do!!

    I need to get in more veggies too...I'll keep you in mind when I'm force-feeding myself an extra helping of spinach...it will help me remember that I'm not alone :)

    1894 days ago
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