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December challenges

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Now that Thanksgiving is in my rear view mirror, I'm looking ahead to the next two events which could wreak havoc on my consistency: my son's birthday and Christmas.

So I'm doing what I can to avoid too much disruption, and re-focusing my efforts by participating in the #SparkTheSeason challenge (here's a link: http://www.sparkpeople.com/blo
g/blog.asp?post=want_to_st
ay_on_track_in_december_he
res_how) For the next month my goals are:
*Weigh myself on Mondays and Thursdays.
*Go running 12 times over the next 26 days - work towards my 5k goal.
*Do a workout video on the days I don't run.
*Log my food & work at finding my maintenance caloric intake sweet spot.

The last one is probably my highest priority. Before Thanksgiving, I was continuing to lose weight eating in the middle of the caloric intake levels Spark was recommending for me. Weird as it may sound, right now, I'm finding it challenging to eat more than 1600 calories in a day. Its still early days for maintaining for me (what is this, week 4?) and I've still got plenty of tweaking to do as I settle into this new phase.

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ICEDEMETER 12/4/2013 5:29PM

    Seeing as you've lost another pound since posting this, it sounds like a bit more tweaking might be in order! It's funny how much we get used to eating at a certain calorie level, and how challenging it can be to start increasing it.

I'm just grateful that I'm a happy carnivore, since I want to increase the protein right now and it's really simple to just increase portion sizes on meats without playing around with the rest of what we're eating. Other than adding more cheese or nuts, I wouldn't even know where to start with increasing calories on the rest of my meals...

Hope that you're figuring it out, and finding extra calories that you really enjoy!

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MJRVIC2000 11/30/2013 3:16PM

    Stay focused! Your future is always before you and never behind you. God Bless ! Vic.

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