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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It seems that I usually blog when I am frustrated or disappointed with how my weight-loss effort is going, and decided today was a good day to break that spell. I have been strongly focused on losing weight for about a month. I started working out again 2 months ago, but was not as focused and consistent until a month ago. I have felt bad about the slowness of my weight-loss despite staying in my calorie range and exercising 5 hours/week.

But, this week....I feel like a million bucks! My exercise has now gotten to the point where I am in good enough condition that I am working out at an intensity that burns some serious calories. I have been using my nikefuel band to track my overall activity (throughout the day, not just during my workout) and that has been very positive. I have hit my goals on every day except the ones when I don't work out anyway....

Today, I used a heart rate monitor as well (new toy came in the mail yesterday:-) I have been concerned about getting my intensity in the right zone, is my heart rate too high or to low? and what I found out today is that I am doing great! Based on my heart rate, I found that I can speed up and slow down to keep my heart pumping at the right level and burn the most calories possible without going overboard. I felt great both during and after my hour-long sweat fest!

So, on Friday....when I weigh again....I have decided not to be so upset if the scale doesn't tell me what I want to hear. My body is talking to me and is telling me that it likes what I am doing and it doesn't care as much about how much I weigh as it does about how I feel and the energy I now have.
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    emoticon This is great! Please let us know how it goes today after your weigh in. emoticon
    1918 days ago
    Congratulations on not becoming a slave to the scale. Your body will let you know when you are eating and exercising properly, and finally your clothes will fit better as well.
    1926 days ago
    Love your positive vibes!
    1926 days ago
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