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time to take off the training wheels

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

the past 6 months have been spent letting go of old habits and learning more healthy and constructive ones in relation to my food choices and activity. I have leaned heavily on the diabetic meal plan provided on the nutrtion tracker. became familiar and comfortable with portion sizes. have incorporated a healthy balance of carbs, protiens and fats in my meals and snacks. have seen my blood sugars steadily come closer to normal fasting and post meal values. have started to actually crave fruits and veggies, as well as my water- I can't get enough of that. I am astounded by the $ saved by not going through drive-through fast food places every week
I am very human. I stumble and fall, I still make some bad choices, I get disappointed when the number on the scale doesn't move very fast. BUT I have persisted. I gained the weight over 30 years, I can't expect to lose it fast and have it stay gone.
This week I weighed in at 225- the lowest in 20 years and 61 lb down from my highest recorded weight. I'm about half way to where I think my body and my bmi will declare me to be "healthy". So now it is time to switch things up a bit. What's next?

~incorporating home menus into the meal plan 3 days a week
~treating fast food / or restaurant meals as a monthly treat instead of weekly
~upping my fitness minutes and actually recording them
~Keep tracking my sleep - as a shift worker, it is sometimes a problem but vital to maintain the momentum of weight loss
~and keep drinking my water

My ticker will be changing soon- haven't decided to what yet but we fly out to the cruiseport on Feb 1

my motto will stay the same; one rep, one step, one choice, one day at a time
little bits add up. it is so important not to be discouraged by them

my huddle statement will stay the same: healthy choices = no regrets
my only regrets come from bad choices

and so I journey on. more confident and riding without training wheels for the first time in a long time
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    I love it. That is the second time I have heard that. My Body Pump instructor said the same thing. Just focus on the ONE rep you are on. It is so true. If you keep thinking "oh my goodness, I have a whole hour of this to go", it makes you feel like you can't do it, but if you just focus on the rep and then the set and then poof the hour is gone. I need to remember this. Instead of focusing on "I still have FORTY more pounds to lose", it makes me want to slack off, but, if I just keep remembering each POUND I lose is one less I have to worry about. That I have lost 62 already. 38 should be a breeze right? Right.

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