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5 things I learned in 2012

Thursday, January 03, 2013

1. I really need to concentrate on portion sizes
It is, in fact, one of my goals this month. I eat pretty good most of the time . . . but yes, I often eat too much - even of the good stuff.

2. Exercising in small chunks can be very effective
My life has been so crazy the last few months . . . doing lots of 10 minute-or-so exercise segments DO make a big difference. Sometimes I don't get as much exercise in as I'd planned, but by doing more frequent, shorter workouts at least I get something done.

3. Even when I'm "perfect", I won't always get the results I want.
Mostly I know what to do & it's easier to get back on track quickly. Progress, not perfection, after all.

4. My clothes are a really good sign of how I'm doing.
I know how certain clothes should fit . . . and if they're feeling tight, it's time to evaluate what I'm doing & make some changes. Sooner rather than later.

5. My biggest problem is mindless snacking.
You know what I mean - you grab a handful of something because you're really hungry, but you don't stop to measure it . . . and maybe you don't track it, either. I've gotten so much about this, but when I regress it always shows up on the scale. Always.

So how'd I do? Good, but not as good as I'd like, but then when is it ever? If I'm really careful maybe I could hit a new low this month. Maybe. I'm going to do my college best, anyway!
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    I've not been using the scale. I am considering going back to clothes fit but, I found out I got sort of skinny fat when I did that! Nice post. I may go back to the way my clothes fit though, thanks for the reminder!
    1996 days ago
  • EOSTAR_45
    Thanks for sharing these great lessons. And for the timely reminder about how small chunks of exercse do make a difference. I needed that!

    Happy New Year!!
    1996 days ago
  • TEMPEST272002
    Great lessons learned in 2012... and now to apply them in 2013!
    1996 days ago
    As usual, you are inside my head with identical thoughts. All five points are so true for me as well. Great blog.
    1996 days ago
    Good luck!
    1996 days ago
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