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6 weeks--Have I achieved anything?

Monday, July 16, 2012

I've been posting a lot about food and travel since I started SP at the beginning of June. But what about my goals? Maybe it's time to review and assess my progress.

My weight loss goal was a cautious "lose 10 lbs by November." I'm doing fine with that. I've lost 5 lbs since June 1 - a little under a lb a week. Not bad at all considering the number of meals out. I should be able to keep that up for the next four weeks as I won't be eating out nearly as much. It's the Olympic break for the WNBA so I won't be going to any basketball games which is the main reason for so many meals out.

It's been 4 weeks since I decided to track some body measurements. Good progress there too. One to two inches in each.

Another goal was to lower cholesterol. I can't have that measured until November so I'll be patient. I think the tracking has helped there as it enabled me to figure out healthier options for some meals and recipes.

I didn't actually record any fitness goals except to note in a blog that I might add a Tuesday/Thursday water exercise class to my routine of M/W/F class. This didn't work out, but I did start coming in before class and swimming a few laps. Started with 5 minutes and have worked it up to 15 minutes. Wednesday I will start counting just how many laps I do in 15 minutes and try to increase laps rather than minutes.

Best of all! I have totally stopped snacking on crunchy, salty food while I watch tv or read. I still occasionally eat in front of the tv, but it is totally planned and measured.

Feeling good about the progress, now if I can just keep from being complacent and sliding back into old habits.
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