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Under 200 by Labor Day!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Start weight today: 213.5
By September 3, 2007 I should weigh 199 or less!

Found this challange in 40 Something Sparkteam, and it's a great idea... The challange is 15 lbs down by Labor Day, and that is perfect to get me under 200 by then.

I've begun to keep close watch on sodium, and today I walked on my treadmill for 15 minutes.It's a good start. I also feel a need to cut caffine. (I'm usually caffinated all day!) I've not been feeling well, having heart palpitations (I guess that's what you'd call it) and my ankles have been swelling. I had a doc visit not too long ago and all my bloodwork was good. Doc said to lose weight is all. No reason for my fat other than too much eating and not enough moving. He said I wasn't obese (although I disagreed with that) and decided not to prescribe diet pills... bummed me out at the time, but now I'm glad. I can do this without them!!!

As for my problems... I know bad eating and no exercise is the culprit. So, I got back on track a few days ago... And dropped lots of water weight in just 3 days. Sunday night I was 221... this morning (Thursday) I'm 213.5! The swelling is diminishing and I'm feeling better. I don't care if it IS water weight... I love seeing those numbers on my scale decrease.

I'm also being held accountable for my calorie, carb and water totals in the Atkins team and am challanged to not cheat in a No-Cheating team and now will accept the walking challange at NewSpark (although I'm not doing the FamilyCircle walking) ... So, If I'm active in all this and keep up what I've been doing, I should reach my goal by Labor Day, or have lost even more than 15 (that would be so good!)

Self imposed goals:
calories per day: 1000 or less
carbs per day: 20 or less
water per day: 80 oz or more
walking per day: 15 min or more

My first obstacle... this weekend! What is it about weekends that tends to easily screw things up????
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    Not to sound like a nudge, but 1000 calories isn't enough. You need a minimum of 1200. For your health's sake, please reconsider this number. Your body will go into starvation mode and it will eat away at your muscle and store your fat. Please do any research you need to see that I'm not crazy.

    Your friend,
    3774 days ago
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