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56 Days

Saturday, April 20, 2013

When my sister mlh148 asked me to get serious about SparkPeople and become part of the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge one thing that inspired me was her blog about "I can do anything for 56 days." I thought of that today when I left work and realized tomorrow is the final weigh in. I don't know what the scale will say, but I have done it. I have done it -- not perfectly -- but I have done it for 56 days.

I have MOVED every day (sometimes just 15 minutes of stretching, but I've moved) and I have TRACKED MY FOOD every day (omg...I have learned a lot...who knew all those calories were hiding in the food I loved?).

Some of the ltgl challenges went well...some went terribly (mindful eating -- I can't do it!). But I feel a bit more empowered. And hopeful.

I talked to our mom tonight (my sister's been updating her on my weight!) and I told her all the things I haven't eaten in the last eight weeks: no chicken fettucine alfredo, no McDonald's sausage biscuits, no five pieces of toast-at-one-sitting, no reuben sandwiches, no ice cream-straight-out-of-the-cont
ainer, no entire-bag-of-kettle chips, no entire-package-of-sugar wafers. These were things I ate REGULARLY.

I did have a steak on Easter Sunday. And I've eaten oreos twice (3 cookies...one serving...160 calories). I haven't "deprived" myself. I've just made better choices.

I have a lonnngggggg way to go. I'm just a beginner. And I am a little scared about failing (again).

But tonight I'm very grateful for the past 56 days.
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LISBETHSALANDER 4/20/2013 3:28PM

    Such good news! I really needed the challenge as well and am so glad to have participated. Now we can work on day 57. Best of luck to you in the future.

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MLH148 4/20/2013 7:04AM

    Great! I'm so proud of you! See you next challenge.

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