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Moving on from where I'm at

Monday, April 08, 2013

Today was my weigh in and I'm down 1.5 pounds. Not exactly great and I was expecting more but it is what it is.

Hopefully (at age almost 64) I have really learned that it is just a number - an indicator or what I have or have not been doing. On the biggest loser it is not uncommon for someone at my weight to drop 10 to 12 pounds a week - or consistently 6 to 8 pounds a week. So the indication is I'm not quite doing enough of the right things.

What I have to improve is my exercise. I did a lot of walking with PM last week since she was off of work and we wanted to spend time together. However that kept me out of the gym. No let me rephrase that - I elected not to spend additional time at the gym.

I think I really need to be in the gym and WORKING HARD for an hour a day 6 days a week. Walking with PM can be a bonus.

Eating - I didn't follow the South Beach recipes but I stayed within my calorie range and did not eat junk (okay one bag of small chips but that's it). No alcohol although I did imbibe with the non alcoholic beer and those are really empty calories so I guess they have to go this week. Back to the actual South Beach recipes.

I'm headed in the right direction - just need a few tweaks to move ahead a little faster.

I have promised myself I will not whine (or wine) and complain. The numbers are indicators and not a "be all end all number" to get too excited about. It's what I do when I get those indicators that are important.

With that said - I'm off to the gym!

Later,

Vandal

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NANCY- 4/9/2013 8:13AM

    What are you talking about ... Living life and dropping 1.5 pounds is great. Remember this is not a tv show... you are living life. You take this 1.5 and add to it on your next weigh it and over time you will get to your goal. Sure perhaps not at warp speed, (Scotty needs to fix those engines) but you will get to your goal with your persistence and perseverance.
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FREELADY 4/8/2013 9:54PM

    I like how you're moving forward. I'm hearing realism and objectivity in what you say. Yes, it's hard work. But you have tackled many other hard things. Now you're taking care of your health. Hooray!

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WATERMELLEN 4/8/2013 9:10PM

    You're pointing in the right direction! Thanks for your comment on my birthday blog: I'm thinking that with more travel you'll enjoy your retirement more too like TRAVELGIRL. However, it's hard to be involuntarily retired I know!

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BIGLITTLEWOMAN 4/8/2013 3:42PM

    Biggest Loser contestants do drop large numbers BUT they work at it ALL day long, as in exercise all day long in the gym. The tweaking you listed shows that you know how to get it done and you already made the plan. That gym really does work for you doesn't it?

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