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Re-Adjusting My Program

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I kept wondering why my calorie range was so high, and why it was sometimes difficult to even get to the bottom number if I focused on veggies a lot in a day.

So, I looked at my SP program. Turns out I was telling the program that I wanted to lose weight too slowly. Another 32 pounds, and nearly a year to do it? Too slow! (No wonder I was haunted by thoughts of the Six Million Dollar Man in slo-mo!)

Therefore, today some program changes were made, some nebulous ideas were fixed upon, a new personal challenge was set, and some observations were made.

Change #1: My new goal weight is now 145, not 150. After reading so many inspirational blogs on SP, I'm finally convinced I can go lower than ever before, if I do it right (which I never did before).

Change #2: I moved my goal time up to accommodate a loss of about 1.5 pounds a week. Now, instead of aiming for the end of June 2013, I'm now aiming for mid-Feb. emoticon

Change #3: The ranges. Now, my calorie range starts at 1200...I think I should've been here all the time. But, c'est la vie, right? Another plus is that my carb range is now reasonable-looking...before, it was pretty doggone high, and that confused me, since I don't do as well with a lot of carbs.

Formerly Nebulous Idea #1: altering clothing. My work shirts are HUGE on me now. I don't sew. My friend does. Have 4 shirts. Asked said friend to try to see if she can take in the darting on the front just a bit. If she can't, I only messed up one shirt, and the boss knows I'll need news ones soon anyway. If she can, I'll look better at work a whole lot faster! emoticon

Formerly Nebulous Idea #2: I can wait no longer to acquire smaller skivvies. emoticon

Formerly Nebulous Idea #3: For my exercise levels to increase, I need a goal in mind, so I found a goal, which brings me to my...

Personal Challenge: I joined the Trick or Treat Trot! emoticon And with it, signed up for a training program for it, which I started today. Never having really been a runner, this is going to be weird. I also called a non-SP friend who runs, and asked for help in mapping a 5K route. We agreed that the Tammany Trace would be a good place.

Observation #1: my legs hurt! After my dance class last night, I walk/jogged for the first time this morning, and my legs KNOW it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Observation #2: 150 calories worth of raw veggies with balsamic dressing is a LOT of food!

Observation #3: I'm going to have to really watch the bursitis in my hip, if I'm going to train for this 5K.

Observation #4: 22 pounds down from my pre-SP start (18 from SP start), I find that cardio's easier to bear, I don't get as winded, don't take as long to recover, and enjoy myself a whole lot more!

Observation #5: In line with #4, I can now move around work much more nimbly than before, and I don't get huge carb-cravings in the middle of my shift anymore. emoticon's been a busy day. emoticon
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    Sounds like you have a really good plan in place. 1 1/2 pounds per week is a realistic goal. I hear you on the work clothes being too big. My work smock bags so badly I have had several people tell me that I need to order new ones. Since it is only a smock that covers my street clothes to keep them from getting too dirty I am just going to wear it baggy until I hit my final goal. I wish you all the best on the 5K training. The only way I can do a 5K is walking. I am not sure I am ready to start jogging. Maybe someday. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2386 days ago
    That is so awesome. Congrats on your loss. You should be so proud that you have taken this thing by the horns and not given up. emoticon
    2386 days ago
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