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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In my last blog, I talked about the past year and looking forward. I included a list of goals. The first was to get at least 2 liters of water a day. I promised myself that I wouldn't add anything else until that goal was attained and a natural part of my life. I feel that it has now become a habit so I am ready to tackle another goal. I'm going to add cardio 1X time a week to my habits.

Its not that I don't do exercise. This month I will have over 1500 fitness minutes. But these minutes are pretty much all walking (we don't have a car). I walk a minimum of 2 miles a day, sometimes 6-8 miles. But this rarely makes me break a sweat since the streets are all cobblestone which makes speed walking a suicide attempt. So I aim to add one session of TurboFire to my weekly routine. Once this becomes a habit, I will try to increase it to 2X a week. I'm also going to start food tracking gradually. Not every day, obsessive tracking, but gradually. I want to avoid the all or nothing attitude so I need to go slow.

Hopefully, these little changes will make a difference. I'm debating whether I should purchase a scale. I know that change in the way my clothes fit will take time, so maybe a scale would help me see the progress I'm making. BUT I don't want to get obsessive and weigh myself every day and be devasted when it doesn't move. What to do... Any suggestions???
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    Maybe using a tape measure would be a better way for you to chart your progress? After all, is a number on the scale your ultimate goal, or remaining a certain size, or sticking with healthy habits, or all of those things?

    Recently, I had to go back to tracking my food, weighing myself regularly, and really paying attention. But - things had gotten pretty uncomfortable. I'd gained back every one of the 25 pounds I'd lost, plus a few more. I couldn't wear jeans comfortable. So I needed to take radical steps!

    Congratulations on incorporating the water. That can be a tough habit to stick to, but it sounds like you've mastered it again.
    1765 days ago
  • DROSS0616
    Great job incorporating goals into regular life. I weigh myself once a week only for the reason you describe and put the scale away in the closet until the next week so I am not tempted to weigh more often. Keep up the great work!
    1765 days ago
    You're starting off good. The scale is an evil thing for me - I tend to get on it too much and then stress over it.
    1765 days ago
    I agree about setting small goals and then achieving them before moving on. I hate to rely on the scale too much. I do think they can be a useful tool if one doesn't become obsessed with it.
    1766 days ago
    I don't like weighting myself everyday. Once every two weeks on friday morning when I get up. After I use the bathroom. I walk twice a week on the track 4to5 miles. I get on the treadmill an walk hour and five minutes. I do water aeobricas well. Plus set of strenght exercise to tight up things. So get out there you can do it.
    1766 days ago
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