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February Recap & March Goals...

Friday, March 01, 2013

If you ask me how February went, I would tell you it went SO WELL!!
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But if you ask the scale, he will tell you it didn't go well at all.
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Here's my side of the story.

emoticon I exercised EVERY single day in February. emoticon

emoticon I vowed to walk Sparky every day I was off and only missed 1 day when I was out with friends. emoticon

emoticon I am ending February with a little over 1300 Fitness Minutes.

emoticon I only have two dreaded cupcake stickers in my planner for February, which meant I ate over 3,000 calories. One day was my birthday, the other was girls night out. Last month I had 5, EEK!!

emoticon Sparky and I started off doing a mile and being super tired, and now we are doing 2.1 miles and loving it.

emoticon This isn't JUST February but over the last 6 weeks I have lost 17 inches from all over my body.

emoticon I broke through the dreaded plateau of 212 that I haven't been able to get under since Halloween!

But if you ask the scale how February went, this is what he'll tell you...
emoticon Stephanie lost 2.8 pounds in the month of February.

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So to that I say ever so eloquently, the scale can suck it!! I can walk 2 miles without getting winded whereas before I went up my 7 stairs in my condo and needed a nap. My clothes are fitting better, I'm getting stronger, I have significantly cut down the amount of calories and processed food I have been eating, I have been eating more fruits and veggies, eating more frequently, what else do you want from me?

So instead of forming a pity party I am celebrating my NSV's and I am moving forward into March, and the scale can get with the program or not. For the sake of my BLC team I hope it does, but I am not letting that thing rule me any longer! emoticon

March Goals:

The main one that is different is adding something in addition to walking on my days off. I really think my body is at a point where walking isn't a huge deal. I am increasing my distance but I still think I need something else to get my heart rate up a little more a few days a week. And I need to put more consistency into my strength training for suresies.

Here is wishing everyone a fabulous March! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANYA_JADE 3/5/2013 3:40PM

    You've had so many NSV's it's amazing! Congratulations! I can't wait to see what March brings for you. Hopefully the scale will get with the program and match the way you feel! You are so close to onederland, congratulations! :D

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EATVEGAN 3/4/2013 2:20AM

    Great February! And March will be even better. The scale will move. It can't weigh something that isn't there. Attitude is everything and yours is great.

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STARSUB99 3/3/2013 8:08PM

    You had a great month - your body is just resetting itself before it gets back into gear to drop more poundage. You are right about the walking - you need to change things up every 4 - 5 weeks in your fitness routine to keep your body paying attention to the activity and changes.

March will be a shining month for you - more NSV's and a ticket to Onederland.... emoticon

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JUDY106 3/2/2013 10:01PM

    I am with you on the scale thing. I can do so much more, feel so much better, and my clothes are getting lose. The scale does not have to rule us. I do check weight my weight because if I don't I go up. It does help me to stay down and keep what i lost off, but it does not go down like it use to. I change my exercising routine and it really helped. lost 3 lbs but my Birthday and a short trip for my birthday helped me put 2 lbs. back on. After i came back I have been trying to get back to adding different exercise routine , but haven't got back to it yet. I done good to do my regular classes. I am OK with it because I do see and feel the difference in myself. I will get going soon. I am happy that I am doing the exercises that I am doing now. I know though that I will have to push myself a little more and soon . Wishing you the best in finding that little extra to get you going down again. emoticon


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HEATHERFREE 3/2/2013 10:01PM

  This is all awesome! If you have been strength training then I bet thats why the scale hasn't been going down, because your probably gaining muscle OBVIOUSLY if youve lost that many total inches thats great! And as for adding something to your walking I would do like a minute of INTENSE boxing while doing a squat and then continue walking fast. It seriously burns soo many more calories because of the thigh muscle getting worked while doing the boing and then you continue walking for five mins and do it again it keeps your heart rate up the whole time.

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MERRY_XMAS 3/2/2013 7:38AM

    Here's to a great March!!! emoticon


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BOOKWORM27S 3/2/2013 7:30AM

    Good luck in your weight loss journey!

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LYNNWANNABE 3/2/2013 4:00AM

    Losing 17 inches is amazing and increasing your walk.. that is total success! We all know muscle weighs more and your legs must be getting toned!
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GUCCI9300 3/1/2013 10:18PM

    Good Job!!! emoticon

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JESSICA_STULTZ 3/1/2013 2:38PM

    Anything lost when you are overweight is better than none is the way I think of it. If I can lose a half a pound in a month.. It's a half a pound lighter than last month. Plus, you are clearly getting more out of the exercise and diet (and I use that word as in the foods you eat.. not the way most people think of it) than the weight loss. You are feeling better, you are losing inches which shows you are losing fat, and you just seem happier overall. And those are just the changes I see online. I am sure you are feeling more energized too which is always a great feeling!

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AMARILYNH 3/1/2013 1:29PM

    WOW - I call that a VERY successful month!! Have you seen those pictures of a pound of fat? 2.8 pounds is a BIG ole blog of fat - GONE FOREVER!! The ability to walk 2 miles is HUGE - because if you can walk 2 miles you can walk as FAR as you choose to!! Including a marathon if that's what you want - just pick a long walk day and add a mile to it every week or two!! Its all in deciding to do it (or not if it doesn't float your boat!!) emoticon

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    Sounds to me like February was an excellent month for you! Way to go!

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LRSILVER 3/1/2013 6:01AM

    You lost almost 3 pounds
That is fantastic. You are doing great.

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BETHIEBOOPS 3/1/2013 5:01AM

    Ah! This is JUST WONDERFUL! YAY February! March- here Stef comes! Are you ready?

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LISAN0415 3/1/2013 4:48AM

    March is going to be awesome!

Keep it up girlie!!!

Lots of love,


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BEANIES_MOM 3/1/2013 4:43AM

    emoticon That's great progress!

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WEBEZE 3/1/2013 3:06AM

    Awesome February report and progress. Here's to March being even better. emoticon

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