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Just What I Needed :)

Friday, January 28, 2011

My massage therapist knew just what to say to motivate me. A challenge, a race, I'm all for it! Just gives me more drive

I told him tonight, I've been really been struggling this month getting on track with eating and exercising. I've had 3 faults starts this month, and last year I was on track by 1/18/10, and going strong.

``` The Challenge``` by Feb 28th

Me: -10 lbs
Him: -16 lbs

See it's only fair as it is proven that men lose weight faster than
men emoticon We both have about the same amount of weight to lose in general (for body size/height). This is a race and there is a prize :) So it is ONNN!!!!

QUESTION for my Sparkyfriends??
Should I lift light weights in combination with the cardio (which I did last year), to lose weight faster? Asking as I know sometimes lifting weights can show as a gain on the scale.

-As a side note, when eating right and working out like I should, I typically lose 4-6lbs a month. So I'm going to really have to push to hit 10 lbs in 34 days!

GOALS to achieve this:

1. 90oz of water a day (currently drink 40-50oz)

2. Make my large morning coffee a small & work on fazing it out

3. Exercise 6 days a week (min. 45 mins) (when on track was doing 4x wk)

4. Eating out no more than 3 meals per week
(currently eat out 5 days a week for lunch, twice a week weekday nights, and 2-3 times over the weekend)

5. Daily Affirmations :)

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    Heck yea girl ! I'm rooting for you ! Good luck on your challenge ! I'm sorry to hear about the accident, but it sounds like it's given you new resolve to take control ! I can't wait to see your progress !! And to give my 2 cents - lifting weight builds muscle and muscle burns fat so go for it ! Girls rule, boys drool ! :P
    2636 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2011 9:39:46 PM
    emoticon ladies! I appreciate your support and helpful advice! I'll keep be sure to keep you posted emoticon
    2638 days ago
  • *AMBER512
    Definitely lift weights, it'll ensure that your weight loss is from losing fat!

    Way to go girl. Your goals look awesome!
    2639 days ago
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    2639 days ago

    Lift weights! Even if it shows as a weight gain, it will be muscle, and muscle burns fat even while other words, don't ditch the long range benefit in order to gain the short range....
    2639 days ago
    Have a good time with this! I will be watching
    2639 days ago
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