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Lack of progress + 4/29/14 - 5/22/14 Goals

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

So first an update. I fulfilled almost none of my March goals from my last blog. And never even made April goals... which I guess was good since I wouldn't have made those either. I have been maintaining... which I guess is better than my typical gaining that happens when I'm not actively trying to lose weight.

I hit a 2 month speed bump for two reasons (not excuses, just explanations):

1. The main reason was that, for reasons I am not going to post, my Husband and I were going to postpone having a child. which was my main motivation right now to lose weight and get healthier.

HOWEVER, we are back on track with our plan of starting to try sometime this year, soon-ish. Yay :)

2. The girl in first place for the weight competition at my work is so far ahead that there is zero chance of catching up unless I lost a significant amount of weight and she started gaining. She started 20lbs heavier than me, and is now 1lb lower than me and I have lost 12lbs! She started a little under 200lbs and has pulled out a 7lb loss in one week (no, not the first or second week of the competition)... a 5.5lb loss one week, a 4lb lost multiple weeks. I don't get it. She claims she is not doing any fasting or special diets, just eating within her ranges, carrying her baby well she does chores, and eating really healthy (chicken, veggies). Apparently she gained a significant amount of weight with her baby and this is her baby weight she is losing... I have never had a baby before so my only guess is that baby weight is easier to lose. At the weight we are at right now it is only healthy to lose between 1-2lbs a week. Anyways....

That motivation was gone. Except the compeition only has 23 more days, and because it was extended a month (was supposed to end a week ago), the host of the competition is gunna see if everybody agree's to a $100 second place prize. Right now I am only 1% behind the girl in second place... we have been battling second this whole time and in the last 2months she passed me.

With baby-making time approaching soon again and the potential to actually win something for 2nd place, I have a new spark (pun intended) to get back on track. I really didn't veer THAT far off track, so I don't think it'll be too hard.

(last weigh-in for the weight loss competition is the 22nd and I leave to New Orleans for a wedding that day as well)
4/29/14 - 5/22/14 Goals:

Exercise (outside of walking to the cafe for lunch): 4x week - minimum of 10mins

Food: More fruits/veggies for snacks, less other snacks. More salad/healthy leftovers for lunch during the week, less spontaneous veering from the salad bar to get a sandwich that sounds moderately healthy.

Weight: lose 4.5lbs (to achieve this must weigh 162.5 or below)

FINALLY move from "Obese" into the "Overweight" BMI (will achieve this by only losing I better lol)

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    The greatest success comes from learning from the past. So you fell, what of it. You're stronger than your struggles and you have all your SP friends here to help carry you through when you think you can't make it alone.

    Stay positive- you've got this!! (I'll even throw on a cheerleading uniform to root you on if I have to!!)
    1390 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    You can come out ahead. You are winning in my book. Having the courage to join the challenge and doing so well even with getting off track.
    You rock!
    1395 days ago
    Everyone struggles but you are motivated and determined, I know you'll get there. Good luck!
    1395 days ago
    Oh I can't wait until I get to "overweight" instead of obese! That's so exciting isn't it!?

    You have great goals set just be careful with the salad dressing. That was always my downfall. LOL I had to measure carefully to make sure I didn't drown my salad in it.
    1395 days ago
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