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Friday, April 19, 2013

Hey everyone!

I just wanted to give everyone a quick update with my progress.

First: Yesterday I hit a great goal --- under 330!!

I have been yo-yo-ing in the 330s for over a month now, so I hope it sticks until next week (fingers crossed). I am continuing to eat right and workout so there isn't a reason why it shouldn't.

I guess this brings me to my level of self-doubt. When a lot of people around me have success (my girlfriend has lost 40 pounds since we got back from Mexico on February 3rd), I tend to compare myself. I start talking myself down. 30 pounds to date since Christmas? That still is PROGRESS and I need to work on that.

When I really get in a mental rut, I go on pinterest and search "fitspiration". I have a board where I collect my things so if you want to follow it:

Some things there are kind of sassy, but there is a lot of great stuff that pushes me back into high gear. Here are a few:

and you can't forget:

So, what is going on with nutrition?

I am rocking it!

I am loving the foods I put in my body and I KNOW that it makes my body run more efficiently.

Generally speaking, I have taken out the "white" grain product (ie white rice, white bread, white potatoes) and increased my protein. It is very similar to a paleo- or primal- style diet. It is something that I have naturally turned to just because it makes my body feel better.

I also eat a TON of freggies -- mostly veggies but some fruit too. Fresh is SO MUCH better than canned and frozen. I will only eat frozen when fresh is either unavailable because of the season or because I have to budget a little bit more.

I have turned closer to organics, even though it is a but more expensive - SO worth it! I am planning on buying an organic box from a local farm on a weekly basis for my family once the family that is staying with us moves out in June (it isn't realistic to spend money on stuff for all 11 of us at this point).

I have also learned to be OK with eating meals that are different than others in my household. Having something that I love use to bother me and make me jump right off my healthy track -- fully into the corndogs with tater tots or whatever else was readily available. Now when there is something served, I grab my box of turkey burgers from Trader Joe's (LOVE that place!) and steam some broccoli too.

So that's my progress. Here's to another healthy week!
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    1771 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    YOU go are doing great. I used to compare myself to others...the way they look, the way they can lose weight easier than me etc. I now know that this is MY journey doing the plan the works for ME. These are MY choices to eat healthier and to continue with MY fitness plan. Have a great weekend. Go freggies! emoticon
    1772 days ago
    Congrats on the loss! I know its so easy to compare ourselves with others and get so discouraged by their success and our lack of success to their level. I find myself doing the same thing with others on the BLC who lose a lot of weight a week and I only seem to lose 1 pound or less a week. Also I know organics can be quite expensive, just keep the dirty dozen and clean 15 in mind and it helps on the budget. Also try to find them on sale, there is a store near me the frequently has organic lettuce mixes on sale.
    1772 days ago
    Thanks for the fitspiration!
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    1772 days ago
    Thanks for the links and the inspirational post, and good luck! Youc an do it!
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    1772 days ago
    Ah yes, pinterest! I also keep a motivational board - one for running. Whenever I'm contemplating skipping a workout, I know that a quick look about on pinterest will help me get out the door.
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