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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Yesterday was my one month weigh-in at my Weight Watcher's meeting. Yes. I do use both WW and Spark People to reach my goals. I figure I'll pick up any tool I can find to get where I need and want to be. And I weighed exactly what I weighed last time - 151.2. That's within the 2 pound spread that WW allows and still be able to count myself "At Goal" It was SUCH fun to be there with friends and to celebrate that first step in my new adventure.

But just because I've met the WW goal doesn't mean I'm stopping here. I kind of like this goal achieving thing and I've got New Goals I'm excited to start striving for. One is actually a different weight goal. I've mentioned this before - I'm an inch shorter than I was 9 years ago. I think I will be more comfortable at 145 lbs, so I plan to continue to eat at a weight loss level of about 1500 calories a day.

But I have other goals and the one most dear to me is to do 25 deep full body push-ups. When I can do that I'm going to treat myself and a girlfriend to a 2 day jaunt to Virginia Beach - this summer - with a stay at one of the pretty beach hotels. I have always hated push-ups and yet always had a strange attraction to them too. As I've been working this year with the personal trainer at the gym I've realized how much stronger I am. Two sets of 25 deep full body push-ups just doesn't seem that out of my reach any more.

Another goal I want to achieve this year is 12 months at maintenance. I'm thinking about creating a visual display of that one. Maybe special stickers on a chart that show each month I've kept the weight off. I'll think about it this week and see what I can come up with.

The big fun part of this is emotional boost being able to keep that weight down in spite of the 2500 calorie birthday dinner on Saturday. Staying at goal for a month is proof that I can live a life with celebrations in it without having to wear extra pounds.

Something to think about. Today. At Tara.

Happy Hump Day to you all.
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