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Friday, February 22, 2013

I feel so good. For the first time, I feel like my hard work is paying off. The scale is actually down 2.3 lbs from where I was a week ago. It is down more than it went up last week if that makes sense. I know the scale is not the be all and end all, but it does feel good when it moves in the correct direction.

I have been making really good food choices lately. I have ordered fish when I wanted a burger. Instead we make the burgers at home with 96% lean ground beef. I make sure to order a salad before every meal. We also try to share an appetizer if we are out so I have at least half the main course to take home. At home, I eat a lot of tuna and low sodium turkey. We cook chicken as our mainstay.

I have been working out diligently hard at least 5 days a week. I have learned that my body cannot workout at that pace 7 days a week. I do take one day off completely which always goofs up my steps, but without working out, it is hard to get 10,000 steps in your house. For me, Walk it Out is a workout because I always use it as a cool down so my legs tend to get sore from doing the same sort of motion all the time which is why that isn't my day off thing. Almost all my workouts are walking of one sort or another.

Yesterday, I was so happy, that my jeans fit right out of the washer. They didn't feel tight at all. I have two other pair of pants that are actually getting big. Right now, I am working to get into my 16 pants that I can use for work. I am really close. Just an inch around the waist and they should fit. I am just doing it one size at a time :)
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1BEACHWALKER 2/24/2013 2:00AM

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ANDYINBC 2/23/2013 10:04AM

    Fantastic! Love your determination! You are going to be amazing in the 5% Challenge and 2013 will be the year we meet our health and fitness goals.

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SNOWFILLY 2/23/2013 7:51AM

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KSW1963 2/22/2013 11:36PM

    Yeah! You are doing great! Congrats on your progress on the scale and NSV's!!!

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KNITTABLES 2/22/2013 10:54PM

    emoticon Congrats. I am so happy for you. You will get to your goals one step at a time. It is a great thing to take one or two days off a week from doing a workout so that you body and mind can heal. I rested all day today and that affected my steps too! Take care and hugs.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/22/2013 8:27PM

    You are really doing awesome!!!

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LOPEYP 2/22/2013 7:49PM

    Hey! That's great! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 2/22/2013 6:59PM

    Great job! So happy for you! Keep it up! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 2/22/2013 6:03PM

    WOOHOO! Great job on staying consistent and making the choice to eat for your health. Good luck!

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REMEMBER2BME 2/22/2013 3:05PM

    Outstanding job!!!! WooHoo! Great progress.

Just curious, what dressing do you typically get or do you get dressing? I was having difficulties with salads as I like cheese and nuts and cranberries or whatever. It all adds up. Do you have tips and tricks. I do agree that the trick with meals out seems to be eating half.

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GRACEOMALLEY 2/22/2013 2:57PM

    You go girl! It does pay off and sometimes that little bit is the gentle kick in the can we need to keep us moving in the right direction. I know that helps me and I am so pleased for your success.
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ADRIENALINE 2/22/2013 1:46PM

    Wow that's great! I always use my jeans as the best indication that I'm not gaining. I'm going to go to your page and buy you a new pair (smaller size)!

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GREEN-EYED-LADY 2/22/2013 11:41AM

    Sounds like you are doing fantastic! Keep it up! emoticon

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ENDUROVET 2/22/2013 11:22AM

    Congratulations! I am down about 8 lbs (w/minor fluctuations, the story of my life ;-)
in the 2 mos I've been doing hot yoga. It has helped although I can't give it complete credit - I have been more diligent about good dietary choices & also signed up to work w/PT once a week, he shows me lots of shortcuts to get MORE work done in LESS time!


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CAPECODBABE 2/22/2013 10:26AM

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