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Off to a Good Start


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I started the Summer Spark Solution Challenge on Monday. So far it has gone well. I have felt pretty hungry in between meals/snacks but when I eat it is enough food to fill me up. I've been getting hungry about an hour before my next time to eat. I think that is probably good. I'm probably just not used to actually getting very hungry.

The exercising is going ok. I have bad knees so I don't usually do squats and lunges which is the majority of the program's strength workout. I tried it yesterday and my knees hurt while I was doing it but not after. I may have to change the strength workout to something different due to my knees. The plank to pike and pushup to side planks are more difficult than they look. They were difficult to do but I wasn't sore yesterday. But boy am I feeling it in my lower abs today. That's a good thing-- means they are working.

I feel really motivated too. My husband's birthday was last Saturday. We still have leftover cake and ice cream from that and I'm not even craving it. That's awesome.

I'm not really sure what my starting weight is. My scale is crazy. I can get on it and it will say one thing, get off and get right back on and it will say something completely different. I bought a new scale yesterday so I have a weight for the beginning of Day 3. It sucks that I don't know if there was a weight change in the first 2 days but I feel better. I don't feel bloated. I feel a little more energy but I have been getting between 5 and 7 hrs of sleep the past few days due to preparing all of the food, working out and working I haven't been able to squeeze out any more time. I know all of you will suggest cutting out TV or wasted time but seriously there is no wasted time. Life is a whole different world when you work 12 hr shifts.

I really hope this Challenge will have results.

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LALMEIDA 6/27/2013 7:29PM

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NBLONDHEIM 6/26/2013 9:01PM

    Good for you!!! Sounds like you are doing awesome!! Keep it up!!! emoticon

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LETTING_IT_BEE 6/26/2013 1:02PM

    Sounds like you are doing awesome! I'm doing the challenge too & cannot imagine having to work 12 hour shifts on top of it (I'm a teacher so off for the summer). It's taking me a lot to plan, replan, shop, organize, modify, etc. BUT I am loving it!

I second the lack of cravings, and luckily I have not been hungry at all. I have lost nearly 3 pounds since it started, so I bet you lost a similar amount - I was feeling very bloated and now I am not.

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