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Day 28: Weigh-in

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Started at 327
Last weigh in 312.6
Today weigh in 310.2

Wow, another 2.4lb loss, hmm wonder if this is going to be a pattern. Ok, so for the exciting news......I met my first goal! WOOT! WOOT! That's right, 5% body weight loss!!! Just need to keep going and not give up. Next goal is to get to 10% body weight loss, I can do this!

So what happened this week? Well after some cheating and giving in to the munchies and peanut butter addiction and gaining some weight from it I kind of snapped. Had 2 low calorie days, slipping back into old habits but hey, not as bad as I used to be. Remember a few years back I snapped and was only eating one protein bar for my breakfast and one for my lunch convinced that is all I need. I wanted to replace ALL meals with a protein bar but had some sense that it might not of been the most healthiest thing to do. When I told my Dr., at the time and a few others what I was doing well I kept on getting yelled at that you can't replace a meal with a protein bar. But why not? You got your calories, fat, protein, carbs, fiber.....everything you need in a meal. Ok ya I know that was bad.

So from this point on I am going to be good, not give in to the munchies, and if I do not follow it up with low calorie days. Going to try my best to have 3 meals a day, snacks when I'm hungry and learn to listen more to my body during the day. It's a work in progress but I'll get there!

Things I need to work on, getting my strength training done in morning! I am doing better with doing my 5k training in the morning. This week I finished with walking 2 miles on Friday, tomorrow I start week 3 of my 5 week 5k training program.
Another thing I need to work on is my cooking. I need to start making more things for one person, I am still cooking for a family. So I am having the same dish for 4 days, can we say boring? I'm not sure if I am going to change how I cook or just portion out and freeze some of the left overs. Need to do some more research on this.
Another thing I want to work on is to learn belly dancing. A challenge I failed doing was to try something new this week for the BLC 18. There is some great videos on youtube so really there is no excuse except for my own laziness and lack of motivation. Hopefully the more weight I lose the more energy and motivation I will have.

On a side note, I've lost 17lbs so far but I don't feel like I have. I still feel fat and bloated and my pants and shirts still fit snug. Talked to Mom about this and she told me that I'm not really going to feel different until I lose a good amount, like 50lbs. Since she has been where I am now I am going to listen to her and keep on shuffling on. Oh and I also lost an inch on my waist and an inch on my hips, but arms and thighs have remained the same.
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    1782 days ago
    Keep up the good work! emoticon

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    1783 days ago
    Keep up that ST and you will eventually see/feel the difference. I've found that the more ST I do, the skinnier I feel... regardless of what the scale says. Great job this week!
    1783 days ago
  • JANUT57
    emoticon you are headed in the right direction! Keep it up!
    1784 days ago
    You are doing so great!! I did the 5k challenge when I started my journey. I still walk as much as I can. I wish I had started more strength earlier. I cook for just me so I make things like chili full of veggies (beans, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes) and freeze in 9 oz paper cups...then I put the cups in a big freezer bag & pull out a cup at the time. You have great ideas!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    It doesn't happen overnight but stick with your plan & it will happen!
    1784 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Keep your eye on the prize!
    1784 days ago
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