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One pound closer to #15.....

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

So me and my sister spies were encouraged to post a blog about what #15 pounds means to us. This is really hard for me. I have really tried to teach myself to take each pound as it comes and to not get caught up in looking too far into the future with regards to my weight loss.

If I were to lose #15 pounds from my BLC #12 starting weight, I would be at my lowest weight since college. That number is actually a little lower than what I have as my "goal weight." I don't know if a #15 loss is possible but here are 15 thing that I do know:

~ I am 4 pounds closer to my goal weight than I was 5 weeks ago
~ I am feeling better both physically and mentally than I did 5 weeks ago
~ My skin looks better than it did 5 weeks ago
~ I have made a lot of new friends through my BLC#12 journey in the last 5 weeks
~ I feel more supported in my journey than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am more motivated than I was 5 weeks ago
~ I am more honest about my bad days than I was 5 weeks ago
~ I am more likely to "pat myself on the back" for my good days. Each day that I make good choices is one day that I didn't make bad choices and that is an accomplishment
~ I am making less "excuses" than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am having more fun than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am learning that EVERONE has issues that they are learning to overcome (even when they are making it look so easy)
~ I am doing better with my weekend eating than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am having less cheat days each week than I did 5 weeks ago
~ I am feeling more ready to run another marathon than I did just 5 weeks ago
~ I am learning that I still have a lifetime to get it right


So that's about it. To keep my weekly blog streak going, here is my plan for the upcoming week:

Wed 2/17:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes Tae Bo video, 30 minutes using bike on trainer
BL gym class~ YES, although used a combination of options
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1719
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 132.6

Thurs 2/18
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ NO
BL gym class~ NO
TNT challenge~ NO, tried but could not get the video to load properly.
Wall sit~ YES, held 70 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ NO
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ Way over. No excuses. I just wanted to eat and drink.
No soda pop~ NO, it wasn't actually soda pop but I did have 2 alcoholic drinks
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 2/19
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 30 minutes riding bike on trainer
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1483
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 2/20
Cardio exercise at least 90 minutes~ YES, 2:38 running
BL gym class~ YES, plus two additional videos
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1800-2200 calories~ 2055
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 2/21
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 40 minute recovery run
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume between 1400-1700 calories~ 1691
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 2/22
No cardio exercise. Required rest day~ NO, 60 minute water challenge class. decided to keep the activity non-impact. Took a cardio rest day on Thursday.
BL gym class~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400-1700 calories~ 1656
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 2/23
Cardio exercise at least 45 minutes~ YES, 42 minutes using bike on trainer plus cardio from LCWO
BL gym class~ YES, standard option
Last Chance workout~ YES, 30 minutes jogging in place, marching in place, boxer shuffle
Wall sit~ YES, held for 75 seconds
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume 1400--1700 calories~ 1688
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.
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  • JUSTBEGIN
    I LOVED this blog! Fifteen is just a number that may or may not be an appropriate goal for each one of us, but your list of changes and observations you've seen in the last five weeks - AWESOME!!

    You are such an inspiration to me and I am so glad you are on our team!
    3165 days ago
  • LW8843
    Great blog! You are such an inspiration. Keep up the good work.
    3165 days ago
  • FIT_MELISSA
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    I don't know what else to say!! What an awesome blog! Great insight!
    3165 days ago
  • FELIXC
    You are such a good planner, Molly! I thought this blog was fantastic. You have really thought about your progress!

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    3165 days ago
  • REFITKIM
    Great blog, Molly! Keep up the great work! I'm so glad you are a
    part of the Silver Spies! You are such an inspiration! You've come a long way since you first started and I love your attitude!
    3165 days ago
  • KJHOUSTON
    Great blog - so glad you joined the spies this round!
    3165 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    Keep up the great work Molly!

    I've posted a comment on the C-bus page about the St Patty's day 4-miler; love to see you there. The group is growing.

    I agree that sometimes others make this whole thing look easy, but each of us is different.
    3165 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Love it, Molly! You are doing great and we are so proud and lucky to have you as a sister Spy!
    3165 days ago
  • TRICIA0623
    The 15 things you have learned, I think, are far more important & long lasting then losing the 15 pounds for you. I personally don't think you need to lose ANY pounds, much less 15, but, I am so happy to hear you are feeling happier, more supported & healthy. Yea Molly!!!!
    3165 days ago
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