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The secret to my weight loss success is....

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

There's no secret! I have been using SP's suggested menus for each day and sticking pretty dang close. There are some days (like yesterday) that life gets in the way of cooking so I'll eat a sandwich for lunch instead of cooking whatever is planned. But I am still very conscious of what I am putting in my body (nevermind the pizza). I am going to the gym five days a week and am doing 50 minutes of cardio in the morning then doing some strength training at night (often at home with my free weights). And I am drinking lots and lots of water. I will have a diet cherry coke on occasion, but I carry my water bottle with me everywhere I go and, honestly, it is more than sufficient. I've found that I actually prefer the taste of plain water to the sugary sweet taste of sodas, most of the time.

I am keeping my motivation up with the help of Linda Spangle's book 100 Days of Weight Loss and by thinking positively. I stop the negative thoughts whenever they start by purposely arguing against them.

Today has been a little hard because of the pizza in the fridge and the fact that I didn't go the gym this morning. However, when I start thinking that I can 'cheat' or 'just take today off' I remind myself that I don't get a day off in life and that I need to make this change to be healthy and happy. I'm not happy being fat. I don't like wearing clothes that I have to buy in specialty stores. So, I put the pizza back in the fridge and go about my life. And making that decision makes me feel good, which keeps my motivation high. It's a circle that I like.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS.CARLY 4/30/2014 9:39PM

    Way to go!!! You are on a roll!

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HAWKTHREE 4/30/2014 1:04PM

    I've never used SP menu's. Good to know that they work too. I'll let a couple of friends know.

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HILLSLUG98239 4/30/2014 11:42AM

    Awesome. Will power is a muscle, too: the more you work it, the stronger it gets (and it doesn't need rest days!).

I'm proud of you!

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