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What does 5 Pounds of Fat Look Like?

Monday, February 07, 2011

The treadmill work paid off the month of January when I finished the month with a 5.6# loss! I found myself curious as to what that really amounts to, so I went on a picture search. Glad that THAT thing is gone from my body!! Now, there are about 4 more of those "fat balls" I would like to be rid of!

Now it is February and my weigh in today had me UP 2#'s! Yikes! So, today I revisited my 2011 SP goals and am evaluating.

emoticon emoticon See the scale move from 177.2 to 165 by my birthday, Feb. 27.
**Well, I am now at 173.6...closer, but may not make that goal...but that won't stop me from pressing onward!

emoticon emoticon Track my foods Mon-Fri.
** I have been faithfully tracking (but not staying within my calorie range..time to work on that)

emoticon emoticon emoticon On the weekends, I will use just the quick track to log my water, fruits/veggies, and exercise that I may get in.
**Good here, but portion control still an issue

emoticon Walk on my treadmill AT LEAST 15 min/day Mon-Fri.
**CHECK!! I will keep this up!

emoticon No more "solo" eating out!!! No drive through meals...healthy or not.

emoticon I will spin the SP wheel daily in order to participate in the fun log-in point thread...but I will stop focusing on getting SP points. I was wasting way to much time. I believe SP wants me moving...not sitting at the computer.
** CHECK!!

emoticon I will update my SparkPage monthly: this will keep things fresh and it will remind me of my goals each time I do! That will also be a good time to blog how my last month went and any plans for the next month. (Basically having a New Years Day every month!)
** CHECK!!

emoticon Get creative!!! Find varying ways to encourage, motivate and keep the ladies involved on the team. Some ideas are to add a daily conversation question at the end of my morning check in, post weekly challenges, post some fun inter-active games and try to post helpful links to the tips and ideas forum.
**I think this is better...though always room for improvement! (Suggestions always accepted!)

So, in a nutshell, I am happy with my progress, but now need to focus on watching the calorie intake.

Happy February to all!
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    oh, yuk!
    3463 days ago
    WOW 5 # of fat. Wish I knew how to download that to show to my TOPS group and other SPARK teams.
    That looks horrible.
    Thanks for the blog. emoticon
    3467 days ago
    Your daily questions are great! I sure love our Christian Missionary Women's Spark team. You and Julie do a great job!

    3470 days ago
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    3470 days ago

    I love your post! I was shocked to see what 5 lbs. of fat looks like. I will be watching more closely the choices that I make in my diet. I am carrying around 10 times the amount of that fat example and I am sick and tired of being sick and tired(literally)! I have a disability that is complicated by my weight. Thank you for the picture and the info following it! It has been helpful!

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    3470 days ago
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