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20 Week Update

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Today marks the 20th straight week of daily workouts for me.

I toggle between feelings of pride and accomplishment, and the desire to do better. I traveled last week for a family funeral, so I just stuck to 10-minute body-weight strength training exercises. I've been toggling between that and jogging this week. It's a great feeling to know that life changes, travel and upended schedules can't deter me from keeping my word to myself.

I'm still following a Paleo plan during the week, and giving myself some indulgences over the weekend (usually pancakes). I like the Paleo way of eating. It's simple, and it minimizes my allergies. Now I just need to work on eliminating my coffees/hot chocolates in the mornings. I'm also discovering that dairy in general is problematic for me. I need to get my brain around the way that I really should be eating. I do so much out of habit, and I end up paying for it.

Of course, I wish I were further along, as usual, but I can't complain. I feel energized, inspired and motivated to move forward. This probably has something to do with the fact that I listen to health and nutrition podcasts nonstop. I'm constantly learning new things, and being challenged to think of my overall health picture differently. They've helped me to make good health my long-term focus -- not just weight loss. I'll include links to some of my favorites below.

It's hard to believe I only have 4 more weeks to go until I hit 180 days, and complete the first phase of my weight loss plan. WOW. Here's to higher heights!

Starting weight to lose: 91.6 lbs.
Weight lost thus far: 25.8 lbs.
Weight left to lose: 65.8 lbs.
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    emoticon emoticon These are the non scale victories to keep us all going!

    Thanks for the links too.
    2414 days ago
    You are doing GREAT!!!
    And Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!
    When it sets in that this is a permanent way of life and not a temporary thing...
    THEN it clicks and begins to work!
    Our bodies like consistency and reward us for it!
    Way to go, you are on fire!!
    2415 days ago
  • MEME102
    Great job!!!

    2415 days ago
    Wow, you're doing great! Keep it up! I bet you feel stronger and healthier every day.
    2415 days ago
    Here are links to some of my favorite health and nutrition podcasts (some of them more Paleo-focused)

    Fat Burning Man

    Inside Out Weight Loss

    Half Size Me

    Ask the Low Carb Experts

    Live Love Eat
    2415 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/13/2012 8:37:14 AM
    You go!
    2415 days ago
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