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Thoughts on my first 5 days

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I did not start blogging until today because I wanted to spend a few days figuring out the site (and ensuring it was going to work for me!). Now that I have the hang of things, I'm ready to start putting my thoughts down.

I am here trying to lose the last 10lbs that have clung to my butt, belly, and thighs since my son was born 5 years ago. I am an active person and eat pretty healthy. I kept thinking the weight would come off just by being who I always was.

Turns out that who I always was is a girl that underestimates her caloric intake in a major way. No wonder the scale wouldn't budge!

Tracking my calories the past few days has been a huge eye opener. My activity level is great, my consumption not so much. I am really appreciating the meal plans and daily feedback. My eyes are wide open now as to the importance of portion size!

So, it goes to show that a person that eats vegetarian and works out 4-5 days per week can still hold onto weight by over eating. Perhaps I had become more of a starch-atarian?

I have a trip to Florida planned, my goal is to have this 10lbs off before we go. Funny thing, the last time I was at my target weight was for a trip to Florida. I found out I was pregnant with my son while we were there. Coming full circle...
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  • MINIMINIV
    How long until your trip? Or are you waiting until you've lost the weight?
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    2567 days ago
  • CLWALDRO
    We all learn something new about ourselves as we start or continue on this amazing journey to better health. I am glad you have gotten the food and exercise trackers as the main part of your learning's as you start.
    Your first blog was great I hope you continue to have fun and enjoy life. emoticon
    2572 days ago
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