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Keeping the momentum going...

Monday, June 03, 2013

I am officially in the zone.
I am motivated.
I am determined.
I am positive.
... I am a little scared.
I have been in the zone before. It is great and I always feel like I could just do this forever! It almost gets "easy." Then somehow it stops. Usually right after I get just below 170.
I am really fearful that I will just let that happen again.
What am I doing differently this time?
1) My calorie ranges are MUCH higher. I realize that I could never maintain a lifestyle eating only 1200 calories a day. Frankly, based on my BMR, that is not even enough to keep me going even if I did NO exercise! My range now is 1,730-2,080. That may sound like a lot to some of you, but with my exercise schedule it works. The fact is, I have been losing about a pound a week doing this, so you can't fight the results. Eating less than that will ruin my metabolism... do NOT want to do that!
2) I have found exercise that works with my body issues. I have shoes that work for me - the only ones I can run in comfortably... So my DH called the company when they discontinued the model and got me ALL (YES! ALL!) the remaining shoes in my size from all over the country. They shipped them to my local store and now I have about 15 pairs so I need not worry. I have found the BEST Zumba classes which I love and don't even feel like exercise. I have found Pilates (one on one with a trainer - my one big indulgence) Pilates has repaired my body more than physical therapy and has taught me to move in proper alignment and has gotten rid of so much of my pain.
3) I am enjoying myself. I am NOT dieting. I am creating a lifestyle. A healthy one.

So that's where I am. Still have my fears, but am very committed to doing this and going all the way... 5% challenge by 5% challenge... and I won't be afraid to lose a little weight in between challenges as well!!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TWNOMWE 6/5/2013 11:23AM

    15 pairs of shoes that is emoticon
When you find what works you keep doing it. emoticon

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TAMMYS128 6/4/2013 11:08PM

    Wow! I assume when you say DH you're referring to your husband?

That's such an awesome and sweet thing for him to do!! Talk about great support :-D

Stay in the zone - we like the zone!!

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PINKBEANBOO 6/3/2013 8:11PM

    How cool that they sent you 15 pairs of shoes. What a reward for your hard work.
This is a great blog so I hit the thumbs-up-I-liked-this button.

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ALL-IS-AMAZING 6/3/2013 6:13PM

    That is emoticon

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LEANNARW 6/3/2013 5:44PM

    Great plan! I love all the emotion you put in your posts (with the faces). Too cute! emoticon

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CINDHOLM 6/3/2013 3:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon AND you ARE!! emoticon

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BAKER1009 6/3/2013 2:56PM

    You are doing emoticon What you said, about the calories, makes complete sense. I am realizing to that I need to eat more than I thought and it does make a difference. Everyone is different. Glad you found your "zone"! You got this!!

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AUNTIEANNE22 6/3/2013 2:21PM

  We can do this. You have a really realistic plan that works for you. Cutting out white foods is what is working for me - at just about the same rate. Let's do this!

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TEASCHERTZ 6/3/2013 2:08PM

    You are definitely on track and have a plan.
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BELLSES 6/3/2013 12:20PM

    Sounds like you're going about it the right way. emoticon

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CAROL494 6/3/2013 11:41AM


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