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Week 7 - Thank you 140's for sticking around

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What is your weight today? 148.8lbs

Did you lose, gain, or maintain? I actually lost 1 whole pound.

Why? What have you done well? Thanks to the weekend challenged I exercised everyday. Some days I logged in a lot of fitness minutes. I’m also working on increasing my intensity at the gym since at this point I really can’t increase my frequency.

What could you have done better? You know what I’m going to put here. I need to eliminate the mindless snacking. I feel like I’ve done a lot better these past few days but I want to just stop it all together. I also want to log every BLT. So this week, when I reach for that unplanned snack, I have to measure and log it. This way I can look back at my food log and see how many calories I wasted with the snacks.

What changes will you make so that you can be more successful during the rest of this round? Continue to work on my self-talk. When it is positive, it is so much easier to stay on track. I really amazes me when I’m working out, how easy it becomes when I tell myself that I can do it and now much harder the workout is when I complain the whole way.

emoticon After hitting the 140’s last week, I was skeptical if I was going to be able to hold that weight. I had good reasons because the scale kept going up and up. Then I finally hit the gym for a nice hard hitting working and the scale was back down. The weird thing was that I was being active and even working out at home on the days I couldn’t get to the gym. I guess the intensity just wasn’t there to counterbalance my eating. So this is good information for me to remember. Since the weather will be warming up soon, on my non gym days I will be able to just run outside and that should help out a lot.

emoticon Speaking of the gym, I’m working on running. I’m using my positive self-talk to get me to the next level and it is working. I’m running for longer periods of time at a higher pace. At this point, I only run for 30 minutes but I want to eventually up it to 45 minutes. 60 minutes seems like too much right now.

emoticon On the food front, this week I’m going to work on logging EVERY BLT. I really need accurate calorie counts. When I reach for that unplanned nibble here and there, I need to stop think and if I really really want it, then I have to weigh it and log it. I’m hoping that by doing this, I’ll actually NOT want to eat it and just walk out of the kitchen.

I’m only 3.8lbs from the goal that I set. I’m totally happy with my progress emoticon. One year ago weighing 181lbs, I never would have thought that I would have come this far. Are there still areas of my body that I would love to see more progress? Yes, my tummy and arms. I’m hoping that kickboxing and all of those punches and jabs will help wiggle away the jiggle. I might just have to face the facts that my c-section has really messed up my abs and I might always have a little belly. But I will do my best to tone it up as much as possible.

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    You are really in control! You also have a good perspective of what needs to be done and what you are doing! Just keep doing what you're doing! LOL

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    You have such a clear way of explaining things!
    1804 days ago
    I love your analysis of your work. You've taken the emotion out and its about action consequence. That's what I need.

    You're sooooo close to your goal! Great work!
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