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First week weigh in and feel'n fine

Monday, July 02, 2012

Okay so just one week ago I made up my mind that I was going to stop trying to lose weight fast and instead it would be a journey and a process. I also decided that my goal would be to lose 5 pounds a month because my 40th birthday would be in exactly nine months, (one week ago). So this past week I've been working hard, but not crazy like I usually do. This week has been that time of month when I'm just not feeling like doing a whole lot, but because I went with the way my body felt and allowed myself to have a lighter version of my work out I still did it.

Sunday when I felt the worse I still went to the "Y" and I did the bike even though I went slow and ended up only burning about 230 pounds. It still made a difference because when I left I felt better and working out always takes away my appetite so I ended up eating less.

Yesterday I also did a lite version because I was feeling kind of weak. I did the elliptical and the recumbant bike and I only burned off about 500 calories, where if I was feeling great it would have been about 700. But I gave myself a break and this is a new thing for me. I'm accepting myself for who I am today not who I was in my early 20s when I was obsessed with exercise and had no husband or kids.

Weigh in:
Last week: 214.8

I wasn't supposed to reach this weight until July 26 so I am feeling pretty good about it. Everything in me is tempted to let this go to my head and say see you can lose wayyy more that 1.25 pounds a week, but I know that the first week you always lose the most and I know that the minute I put that kind of stress on myself I will start thinking of food all of the time and binging again.
I am thankful to God that he has given me a spirit of self-discipline and has allowed me to do South Beach Diet again to get rid of those awful sugar cravings.

This week I know I have to focus on bringing a lot more vegetables into my diet. I will continue to love myself and the only person I will compare myself to is myself. I am very proud of my work.

Goals for this week
- vegetables for lunch/dinner everyday
- try 2-3 workout classes at the "Y"
- continue to be positive and know that the good work God has begun in me he will continue until the end.

Okay devotion time.
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    3032 days ago
    Enjoying the journey is the best part. We didn't gain these pounds in 6months (unless you were pregnant like me & never lost the "baby weight") so it's going to take more than 6months to get our minds & bodies ready for this. You can do it!!

    God bless,

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    3032 days ago

    Very well done sticking with the good habits even when you weren't quite feeling up to it AND with not trying to rush things. Some weeks will be bigger losses than expected and some may be less, but with consistent effort you will reach your goal.

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