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A first *real* test

Monday, February 25, 2013

This weekend I went away with the church youth group. It was the first time I've really put my new eating and activity plan to the test.

There was plenty of walking, and we were on the 5th floor . I took the stairs anytime I could -I had 24 floors one day.

I made *healthier* choices than I would have 2 months ago. Stopped when I was full but I grazed and mindlessly ate candy/snack food.

The hardest part was not drinking my water-I wanted to made the 5 + hour drive without having to stop sooooo much. And then we sat in conference alot and I didn't want to be getting up every 5 minutes. So I didn't sip on my water. ..I missed it ALOT and I believe (more than ever) that drinking 8-10 glasses a day has been a huge part of my success.

Without my water, and checking in on SP.... it was easy to fall back into old habits. Yesterday was the worst for eating and I was SURE I would see a significant gain.

I was surprised to see that the scale was only up by a half pound.

Obviously happy about that. Today I jumped back into my routine and I'm ready to press on.

As you may know I'm trying to look at my weight loss as a research project. Observations from this weekend

--mindless eating begets mindless eating!

---eating too many of those treats made me feel pretty yuck! (especially bloated)

---SP is vital to success

--I need all of that water!

---My stamina has improved greatly

---The FitBit is AWESOME!

----Things I CHOSE not to eat: ice cream, alot MORE candy than I had, Krispy Kreme fried pies, hardees biscuits and more.

Today I walked at a beautiful state park near our home-2 miles.

OH-My Feb goals--on track for all! emoticon
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    1820 days ago
  • KIMBERLY19732
    MeryBeth-24 floors, I owe that to our room being on the 5th floor-and avoiding the elevator MOST times LOL.

    If i'd known hoe many floors I would have done Onnnneee more to get that 25 badge!
    1821 days ago
    Approaching your weight loss journey like a research project - spoken like a true homeschooler. I try to do that with my goals and assessments as well. Glad to see I am not alone emoticon

    As for the water issue - I am the same - neglecting to take in water during certain situations. When we travel in the car, I hate to drink because we either drive on and dh won't stop or we stop and I hate the "fun" of taking all the kids out of the car - into the bathroom (all 4) - having some impatient woman banging on the door asking if we are done constantly - and trying to get the kids back into the car (without touching everything in the store - mindlessly looking around - dawdling - times 4). So, I definitely hear you.

    Keep up your progress! You are doing great.

    1821 days ago
    Those points are all good reminders to me, especially the part about mindless eating. And with the cold weather I drink way too much coffee/hot tea and too little water. Wow, 24 floors in one day. Sounds like you passed your test.
    1821 days ago
  • KIMBERLY19732
    Thank you. I missed my water ALOT I took some of my own snacks and that helped some. Out of my everyday enviroment I'm still "unsteady" I guess. emoticon
    1822 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    The walking offset the fat foods, but missing that water is the deal. IT bathes the cells and yours did not get their bath over the weekend!

    You did pretty good for the first outing, though..
    1822 days ago
    I think you did a fantastic job!!!

    1822 days ago
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