Thursday, September 26, 2013
Food planned and tracked - Done
SparkPeople: 12-Minute Seated Core Workout - Done
45 minute Aerobic Chair Dancing Video with Jodi Stolove - Done
I'm having fun playing with my new fitbit. This is only my second day of wearing it. Yesterday I was very pleased to find it gave me credit for 1200 steps in a 15 minute period of Turbo chair aerobics with Paul Eugene which is a pretty intense seated workout. Today it gave me 1330 steps over a period of one hour which included a less intense 45 minute aerobic chair dancing video with Jodi Stolove and a 12 minute seated core workout with Coach Nicole. While not exactly walking steps, I think it's giving me some good feedback about the amount of effort I'm exerting.
Today we finished our discussion on 'The Beck Diet Solution' in my 55+ Female team. Here is a copy of my closing comments on the thread.
Time to wrap up this discussion. I want to start off by thanking everyone who read the book, participated in the discussion, or followed the thread. Participation dropped off as the weeks passed but I think that's typical for online groups working on anything. So let me share my final thoughts.
Concluding Chapters cover determining your lowest maintainable weight & maintaining your weight loss. I would say that these two topics are premature for me. It will be at least two years before I'm under 200 lbs and can really determine what a realistic healthy weight range might be for me.
Speaking of timing, I think this book would have been more helpful to me if I had picked it up last winter. By the time I started reading it I had already successfully stuck to my program for a couple of months.
I think I started reading the book hoping to find some assurance that this time would be different and that I wouldn't fall off the path at some future date and relapse as I have so many times before. I found no such assurance and I've thought about that fact a lot while we've read the book this past 6 weeks. I don't think I will ever find that assurance. I just have to get up every day for the rest of my life ready to battle my demons.
Would I recommend the book? I'm not sure. I can't say I personally found it terribly helpful but I can see how someone else, perhaps at a different place in their journey, might connect with the material differently. I did very much enjoy getting to know my teammates by reading their responses in the thread. This team has a lot of smart and articulate women in it.
Great ride. Thanks again.
We've started to solicit for suggestions on other books the group might like to read so we'll see what they come up with.
Meanwhile on my Steely Sapphire Soldiers BLC23 team, the question of the day was to name a famous or historical person you would like to spend the day with. I picked Melissa McCarthy because she is hilarious. I always liked her but when I saw her on Saturday night live, OMG, I laughed so loud I was in tears. Gosh, I've been missing that show over the summer. Hope it's getting ready to start back up here.
Enough for today. I'll be back tomorrow.