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12/10/12 12:03 A

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I've been struggling with eating out. On at least two occasions eating out led to eating everything. I think I lost sight of the fact that I'm eating vegan, not just to lose weight, but to overcome arthritis and diabetes. So back to vegan. I may quit tracking, because the high calorie limit encourages me to eat more than I might otherwise. If that doesn't work, but leads to ever more food, I'll start up again. I'm still feeling my way. I haven't been losing much lately, and the main cause is eating out. It is not good for my budget, either.

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I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.

If you think and train like an athlete, you are an athlete.

I want to treat each day as the only day I have to work my plan. If I don't work my plan today, then tomorrow I will be one day behind.


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12/7/12 10:12 P

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emoticon What things are your struggling with the most on your weight loss journey? What is your plan to turn it around?

1. The things I have been struggling with are nutrition & exercise as well as tracking. Until the last few days, I wasn't tracking my food. I got lazy about it and then I just didn't want to do it because I didn't want to face the fact that I was eating junk food. I gave up on exercise and have struggled to keep it up ever since. As mentioned before, I was eating lots of junk food so I continued to be hungry because those foods don't satisfy me for the long haul.

2. My plan for turning it around is to Just Do It! I have got to track no matter what the outcome is. I have to know what I am eating and how much I am eating. I have tracked 6/7 days so far this month so that is progress. I am tracking at the time of my meal so that I don't forget and not do it.

As far as exercise, I have exercised 6/7 days this month! I am excited to see that. I know that I broke my streak but the fact that I have exercised more than the days that I missed, that is a great feeling for progress. My plan is to do at least 15 minutes but work up to doing 45 minutes of cardio daily and 3 days of ST each week.

Nutrition - well this one is probably the hardest for me. I know what I need to be doing but have not done it completely. I was stuck in the "everything in moderation" mindset and well I had the everything part down but moderation just wasn't on the menu! lol So my plan for changing this is to have regular scheduled meals and snacks throughout the day. I have to spread out my meals throughout the day so that I am not getting hungry. I plan to really increase my freggie intake so that I am getting the vitamins I need. I will eat balanced meals and cut down on red meat. I plan to cook my meats in bulk so that I have it on had.

I am also doing a challenge for the Christmas season that will keep me accountable. I have a friend lined up to check in with daily with my progress. She is prepared to open a can of whoop a$$ on me when I need a kick in the butt.

So far, I have lost 4 pounds since the beginning of the month! That is the direction I want to go! Woo hoo!



Susan from George, Washington (yes, it is a place lol)
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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!!!

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How long are you going to sit on your butt and whine about your weight? Get up and do something about it!!


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12/7/12 9:56 P

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So I thought that I might start a discussion for everyone to chime in on. Here is our first discussion topic...

emoticon What things are your struggling with the most on your weight loss journey? What is your plan to turn it around?

Susan from George, Washington (yes, it is a place lol)
Pacific Time Zone



What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!!!

A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

How long are you going to sit on your butt and whine about your weight? Get up and do something about it!!


 Pounds lost: 20.8 
 
0
8.45
16.9
25.35
33.8
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