Thursday, February 24, 2011

It is weigh in day for me, and I am down 1.5 pounds. I am very happy with this number for multiple reasons. In order to reach my ultimate goal, I need to lose 2 pounds a week. It's only 1.5 pounds you say??? Well... I started with Spark on 2/10. During my first week the only thing I did was drink water and get rid of soda. For my first week efforts, I lost 0.5 pounds. Now, the reason I am so happy with my 1.5 pound weight loss is because I didn't put everything together until this week Monday. So since Monday I've been staying in my calorie range, drinking at least 8 glasses of water, and incorporating exercise in my plan. ALSO, last weekend we had hosted a game night which I ingested plenty of pizza, soda, and wine. So, a 1.5 pound loss for basically 3 days of work puts me in a fantastic mood!!!

I know that it's only been 3 days of putting together the whole package, but I am finding that it's not difficult to do. As long as we have the right kind of food in the house, the rest is simple. It's just finding the motivation to workout everyday. The better I feel and the more progress I make will definitely keep me motivated. I am a worried about plateaus, but I can only deal with the present so I will cross that bridge when I get there!!

My eating habits are going well. I am staying within my calorie range. I have been eating about 1580 calories a day, which is keeping me full and satisfied. I am doing zumba once a week, and I am planning on adding at least 1 more night of it. My hubby and I are joining a gym this weekend, and my plan is to go at least 5 days a week. They offer a bunch of classes also, so I am hoping to find other ways of exercising that I like to do. I have also joined and started the new you, 28 day, bootcamp team. I completed day 1 today!

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    Just dont try changing too much too fast. Start with a few small things and keep building. Spark has great articles about starting small for big results. When I first start something like this I want to change everyhting, quickly. Going at it a little slower helped it to stick :) but your right, its not that hard, its just hard to stay at it everyday! But you can do it!! Each day that goes by is one day closer to your goal!!

    3562 days ago
    Good for you! It does take work, but you're right, it's not impossible, not even THAT difficult to do! So happy for your weight loss! emoticon
    3568 days ago
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