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6 weeks later: An assessment

Monday, March 11, 2013

Still 4 pounds down, just like last week. But I won't beat myself up like last time. Like my friend said today "Add a day of sexy at a time, until the cup runneth over." Sometimes the sexiness will be in small does and sometimes it will be a lot. As long as I keep adding it and not stopping. :-)

I also want to assess (and acknowledge) what went well and what I can improve on going forward. We do that at work, why not with healthy living? :-)

What Went Well:
- 4 pounds lost :-)
- Easing into clean eating... My avg servings of fruits and vegetables went from 0 to 4 or 5. Nothing short of amazing.
- My grocery shopping list has never seen so many veggies and fruits... ever!
- Avg workouts a week - 2.5 (it used to be zero)
- When I first started running, I ran 1 minute and walked 2. Now I run between 5-8 mins and walking 2
- Can complete 3-4 miles during a workout
- Increased in take of water
- Smoothies from breakfast
- Gave up white rice and exchanged it with Quinoa and Couscous
- Went form cooking for myself 0-1 times a week to 5-7 times a week.
- Reduced intake of alcohol
- Switch snack intake from 100 calorie packs to fruit
- Started tracking food and exercise
- Tried dance classes (and want to do it more!)
- Prioritized working out vs. going to dinner or sleeping
- Learned that sugar is an addiction by watching Hungry for Change.

Ways to step in up:
- Incorporate weight training into my workout
- Increase workout frequency to 3-4 times a week
- Increase vegetables (start juicing)
- More fun exercising (dance classes)
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Great list and analysis of your progress. I did the same thing a few days ago. Sometimes we think the scale is our only area of victory but it's the NSV that make us overcomers. Great job
    1324 days ago
    Seems like you're making tons of progress! These are all great things. Keep up the good work!
    1325 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    By your pro list, you have accomplished a lot and have no reason to beat yoursefl up! I've motivated just by looking at it! 4 pounds down and holding is better that one pound gain! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1325 days ago
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