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Not a Bad (re)Start

Friday, April 26, 2013

The last two days have been pretty good. I had joined a new gym, one that is a little nicer and had more to offer, including a pool. I went on Wednesday to have a introductory session and signed up for a few personal training sessions. I like my trainer, except that he looks like he is 18, and it's hard to take him serious. Nice though.

I went swimming yesterday, which is the main reason I picked the gym that I did. It went ok. I had to walk more than I thought I would have to, but I was able to keep a steady pace and my legs felt like jello when I was done, so I'm sure I was doing something right.

Food has been pretty ok too. I've had some ice cream, but kept in to a serving and having it be my only snack (unlike before when I would eat ice cream and chips and cheese and maybe something else, all after dinner)

I think I'm going to wait a whole month to weigh myself. That way if it doesn't come off quick to start, or I have a slow week in between I won't get discouraged. I am looking forward to seeing one big number. I'm hoping for at least a 10lbs. drop in this first month, but would like more around 15. I know that I will loose a lot at the start and then it will even out.

My trainer says that loosing 100lbs by this time next year is not unreasonable and I'm trying to stay positive about that. I want to also stay realistic so if it doesn't happen I don't get down about it.
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    It sounds like you're off to a good start, I did not weigh in as often when I first started because I felt like I needed to work on my fitness and nutirtion for the sake of doing it and re-learning good habits - not for the sake of the scale. It helped me focus on the little physical changes that a scale can't tell you.

    Welcome back and good luck!
    1762 days ago
    Your plan sounds great. You have a trainer to give you support and encourage you to get to the gym. You're going to be so happy when you start losing that 100 lbs.
    I'm anxious to see how you progress. Take pictures along the way.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1763 days ago
    You can do this! emoticon
    1763 days ago
    I like to weigh weekly, to keep myself accountable and on track. But you will find lots of opinions on how frequently to weigh in, and in the end you have to do what is right for you.

    Welcome back! emoticon
    1765 days ago
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