A Spark at a Time

Thursday, May 12, 2011

So, I've been doing the Curves thing three times a week for 30 minutes and walking for at least two times a week for 50 minutes for a month now. I have seen half an inch come off my abdomen, and 2 lbs lost in ALL that time. I am STILL consuming way too many calories. I wish I could hammer down the MOST food I can get for 1200 calories that makes you feel full like the Curves counselor told me and stick with it until I see a decent weight loss, then as you work out more, etc, you can eat more calories. I just haven't really tried hard enough. I tend to cave in and eat what I want, and that's sabatoging the workouts, etc. I'm bummed, and disappointed in myself.
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    I just wanted to say that you are doing good, at least you are doing something. Just take it one day at a time.
    3420 days ago
    OK, I understand that you would like to see more evidence of all your hard work. I get that. But let's celebrate the success of having lost a couple of pounds and stuck with your commitment to exercise regularly. I'm very proud of you doing that.

    Terri's made a good suggestion. Figure out one adjustment you can make to your food intake. It may be as simple as figuring out a substitution for a trigger food or limiting your portions in some way.

    I always feel fuller when I eat lots of veggies with a meal, and I discovered I can be satisfied with little or no dressing on salads, which also fill me up. I substitute plain red wine vinegar for salad dressing or sometimes salsa.

    I also know that even with the strictest of calorie monitoring, I don't lose weight as effectively unless I'm drinking a LOT of water.

    Keep the faith, Trace. Step by step...

    3420 days ago
    Can you work on one food issue at a time? For me I have to really watch the ice cream. I also try to increase the veggies & fruit.

    All in all you are going in the right direction so please stick with it.

    3420 days ago
    Success comes in small steps. Move one sdep forward each day and you will see progress soon.
    3420 days ago
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