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April 5, 2011 - Catching Up!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I am blogging just basically to reconnect with my Sparkpeople friends and get some more support on my "getting healthy" plan.

I'm a bit discouraged due to the scales and the inches just not moving very much in the past 3 months! I know I've gotten healthier in my eating and exercising, so I need to stay focused on that aspect, I guess. AND I know I've faced a lot of battles these past months that would have wiped out the average mother elephant!!

I would really like to be down 15 pounds by May 19, 2011. (159) I am flying to Colorado for my friend's 50th birthday celebration and think going out there weighing less, looking better and feeling better would be a big boost for myself! (AND... It is a little about me, too, you know!)

So... Ladies and Gentleman....

1. I am committed to eating as much as possible according to the Sparkpeople food plan
2. I am running/walking 3 -4 times per week
3. I will strength train 3 times per week
4. I will award myself every other week for the next 7 weeks with a pedicure, an outing, a neckace, earrings, and some new clothes when I'm closer to my goal of 159!!

I hope I can accomplish this goal. I keep going up and down, a little according to my emotions. We recently had a very sad set back and I noticed I gave up for just a few days!

The retreat I went on was simply awesome! I wish now, I could go back to it and eat up more of the encouragement and love that was available for me there! At least, now, I am more open to receiving than I was before!!

Thank you so much for listening!! Thank you so much for encouraging!!

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    Good luck with these great plans! The trip in May sounds sooooo much fun. I wouldn't worry too much about actual pounds lost though. For me, it works better to just keep moving without worrying too much about that scale. The real goal is long-term good health and you get that by eating better and exercising every day. If you do that, it will come out all right!
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    3766 days ago
    You are beautiful...and I just wanted you to know that. It's ok that it is a little bit about you too, and even if you're a pound short of your goal, you will still feel GREAT and look GREAT as you sure have an accomplishment to strut around with. What matters is how YOU feel, and it looks like you're on your way to happiness!
    3766 days ago
    Hi Kate, please don't get discouraged. I know myself how awful and difficult it feels when you know you've done everything according to plan, and yet it seems as if nothing budges. Two things that have helped me since I got started here is mixing up my calories and adding higher intensity workouts, especially after I realized I wasn't really challenging myself. In any case, please don't worry and stick to your plan; it took me about five months to break my plateau and get below 160 lbs, something I had hoped to accomplish before the holidays. emoticon

    I like your plan of action very much. It is important to schedule intermediate goals and little rewards for yourself, and I think you're on the right track. It is perfectly normal to lose your stride for a while when faced with unexpected difficulties and hardships; you will pull through. Exercising might help you. emoticon emoticon

    Now let me go practice my ra-ra-ra so I can properly cheer!!!
    3767 days ago
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