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Getting Out of My Comfort Zone

Thursday, November 21, 2013

When I started this weight loss journey, I was 247 lbs. I’ve lost 24 lbs to date. I do feel good about that, as I should. It’s been a slow, steady spark journey—with just the right amount of commitment and support. I love sparkpeople.com! It’s been a wonderful addition to my life, and my family lovingly calls me “sparky” when I’m at the computer all night!

But it’s now time to shake things up and get out of my comfort zone. So here’s what I’m thinking. When I get into the “two-teens” (219 and below)—and I’m close, as I am now at 223 pounds—I will start attending Spinning classes at the gym (which I used to love!). Then when I drop into the “two-ohs” (200-209), I’ll try Zumba. I've always wanted to try that, but was too self-conscious about my size. So there are two strong incentives—for two 10-lb markers.

The main reason for shaking things up with my exercise and getting out of my comfort zone is that my diet can’t be tweaked anymore. I really don’t have a problem in that area. I don't eat junk food or cheat. I already eat very low carb (nothing white), low fat, lots of lean protein, and mostly vegetables. I love my vegetables! And for the most part, I don’t drink many calories. No sodas, fruit juices—just water and skim milk. So I know that in order to continue to lose weight my exercise routine is what needs to be tweaked.

So that’s my plan. One thing I know for sure, though . . . I will continue on with my spark journey, one day at time! So until next time, "Sparky" signing off!
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HABITATVITALITY 12/2/2013 10:52PM

    I hear you re shaking up the exercise. My diet is pretty good now also, there is not much more tweaking I want to do there. Hence the reason I have started to try to jog LOL. Practice makes perfect - will keep practicing! You are doing great by the way! emoticon

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MOONSTREAM 11/29/2013 9:22AM

    great. I love spinning because it is low impact and I control how hard I work (and hopefully the music is great). And ZUMBA just makes me happy. On my darkest days, the only good thing of a day would be when I dragged myself to the Y to do zumba. It ALWAYS helps improve my mood. I'm proud of you for what you've lost - it takes work. Glad to hear you are on a roll. emoticon

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THINFITFEMINIST 11/24/2013 9:43AM

    what a commonsense plan. I applause you! It looks like you know what works and what will work better.

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WEEPINGANGEL74 11/21/2013 10:44PM

    Sounds like you are ready to roll!!

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IAMBIZI 11/21/2013 8:53PM

    hi carol this sounds like a great plan!
you can do it!
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DRUIDPRINCESS 11/21/2013 4:27PM

    Why wait? Do whatever exercise classes you want now! Everyone goes to these classes for their own reasons.... hopefully mostly for the fun! No matter our size, ability or age, we have the guts to get into our workout gear and go for it! And that's all that matters.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/21/2013 4:09PM

    Way to go on your progress so far, Sparky! Good luck with spinning and Zumba, I think its great to have something to look forward to!

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SUZIPAM1 11/21/2013 1:54PM

    congrats

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PLUGINALONG 11/21/2013 1:51PM

    Hello Sparky. That is a Sparky blog. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep up the good work.

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HIKING-4-ME 11/21/2013 1:50PM

    emoticon on the weight loss. Sounds like a great plan emoticon

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