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Writing it Out

Friday, May 25, 2007

This is my first entry and I guess it's taken this long because I never thought it was important to write anything here. I've come to believe that writing things down will let me analyze my behavior so that I can see my strengths and weaknesses. And maybe if I write what I want to do, I'll have more motivation to do it!

I've been eating either 100 or so calories over my suggested intake or I've been at the higher level of the caloric range. I'm not stuffing myself with too much "bad" food; it might be the piece of chocolate or sandwich at night that gets me.

I was looking back at the food tracker a few minutes ago. I joined Spark in late February and gradually moved from a Yoga DVD to Pilates to aerobics and strength training. Now I do cardio 3-4x a week and strength training 2x a week with a day of rest. I didn't even start tracking food until early April! Looking back, I see that I'm gradually making healthier choices in the food department as well. I have to be honest: it's been easier to tack on the exercise rather than to change my food habits.

I'm looking for a part-time job while school is out and it'll be interesting to see how I fit my exercise in. Where there's a will there's a way, right? Anywho, I'm hoping that my will is strong enough for me to take my dogs walking tomorrow morning. Also ST goal: get to 210lbs by the start of school in late August!
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    I think what you've been doing so far is tremendous. Adding exercise rather than changing your food habits isn't that bad an idea -- the fact that you've done it consistently is FANTASTIC. If you can keep up those habits, you'll be well served for the rest of your life.

    Now that you're combining the two, your progress will be there, don't worry! Way to go!
    3824 days ago
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