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2nd Place Isn't bad

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Iím so excited to share this with you all. I was involve in a weight loss challenge at my work (old section, same building) and I figured the few weeks where I didnít work out because I was trying to get as much done on the house before I started my new job, had put me too far down on the list to be even close but I felt my overall weight loss was a great start to getting fit. So the results came in today from our final weight in yesterday and while I didnít win I did take second place. Wooo hooo! I worked hard and I know I made changes that will last. My will power is already so much stronger than it was 10 weeks ago when the challenge started.I lost a total of 10 pounds. I find myself craving my butter toffee almonds rather than a candy bar and with my almonds premeasured I know they are still in that healthy snack range (160 calories for 1 OZ.). I am back to working out and it feels great I bought myself an x-ball (like a UGI) and itís a bit heavier than I would have liked it gives me a great workout. When I workout with it at lunch time I have a hard time with eating my lunch when I return to my desk (my arms are shaky). My next thing to tackle is trying to add a bit of running in. My wonderful hubby bought me some running shoes and some great sports bras. So now I need to take the plunge and start running. I think I might start by taking my son out when I pick him up form Daycare and just trying to go around the block (E shaped block with 2 courts and a straight backside). I have never been a runner and whenever I tried in the past I hated it. It made everything seem slow and even pumping music couldnít make me like it. But now I can go on the elliptical for longer lengths so maybe I have the patience for it now.

Word of wisdom: there are no secrets to weight loss, like they say aim to lose 1-2 a week or 1% or your body weight. Take it slow you didnít put all that weight on in a week it wonít come off in a week.

P.S. Iím always looking for a good buddy to help keep me in check. So if you want one too friend me on spark people.

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PHEBESS 2/26/2014 11:09PM

    YAY! Congratulations!!!!! And yes, 2nd place is great!!!!

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