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Monday, July 01, 2013

Greetings, Sparkpeeps!

It is July 1, and time to reckon with my weightloss goal I set back in May. My goal was to be at 289. My reality is 289.5. Close enough. I'm not going to stress about it. As a matter of fact, I weighed 289 back on June 25, but I have sat on my butt and eaten cheesecake since then, so I'm perfectly content with 289,5 I am now recalculating for my next goal, which is to be 283 by September 1. I realize that this is arbitrary, yada yada yada, but it helps to have some kind of concrete goal to shoot for.

I suppose you are wondering why I chose 283. That's a loss of 6.5 pounds in two months. Why not five? Why not ten? Simple. The number 283 is significant. I haven't weighed 283 since my husband came home from the hospital three years ago. The last time I stepped on the scale and it was in the low 280s, I had traveled back to visit my crazy relatives in 2009. I weighed 284 then, and I'd like to see 283 just to know I really have made progress. So saying, 283 is what I'm shooting for.

I do know one thing: strength training makes a big difference. In May, I did regular strength training, and I dropped five pounds fairly quickly. In June, I did maybe three sessions total, and weightloss slowed to a crawl. That, and I didn't exercise as much in general, and my eating habits were not that great, either. I guess you know what I am forced to conclude from all this. Back to Ballet Beautiful and hand weights for me. Argh.
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NASFKAB 7/6/2013 8:44PM

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MARISPHERE 7/2/2013 8:12PM

    I've been agonizing because I haven't lost even a nano-ounce on the plan I've been following diligently for 6 weeks. You have inspired me once again (you're so good at that).

1. I'm going to calm down.
2. I'm going to break out the kettlebells 4 times a week.
3. I'm shooting for 10 pounds by September 1.

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PROT358 7/1/2013 11:55PM

    Congratulations on the weight loss! And I second the strength training notion. I went through a spell where I "worked harder." I trained like a man, and frankly overtrained, and my body did not respond well. What I really like about this program is that it is challenging even over long term but still feminine. And what it does to the scale is almost like magic. I have complete faith you'll reach that 283 goal with time to spare!!

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KOFFEENUT 7/1/2013 3:53PM

    All right. You almost have me convinced to add the strength training. ALMOST.

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KAYZAKCX 7/1/2013 1:45PM

    I like your thinking on goals. I may have to try that.

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