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Excuse me. I think you lost something.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Why yes. Yes I did. That is my 31 pounds laying on the gym floor.

YEEEEEEE HAWWWW. I can't believe it. I mean I've worked for it but sometimes it seems like a mirage in the desert. I can't tell you how many times I've been on that elliptical thinking how ridiculous it is to be in one place moving my legs round and round and how could that possibly change my life. But it has.

As I've said, I started out slow because I didn't want to get overwhelmed and quit. About a month ago I started finally counting calories. Before that, I had changed what I was eating, was eating less and had added more fruits and veggies but I didn't actually track. With consistent exercise, I was losing about two pounds a week.

But now, holy heck. I've been losing three or more pounds a week. I even made my son get on the scale to make sure it wasn't on the fritz. haha. The crazy thing is I'm not really hungry all the time like I thought I would be. Now I'm just always thinking of ways to cut calories (like low-fat cheese, no mayo, whole grains, hot dogs without bread etc.) that I don't really mind. So I'm not giving up eating good food, I'm just balancing it all out.

I've decided to be proud of this. I've been too hard lately on myself and not acknowledged enough the good things I'm doing in life. It was the blog of another sparker that reminded me we all need to celebrate our accomplishments. Today I shall celebrate! And then tonight I shall go to the gym and go round and round on that elliptical. lol
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