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Weight loss journey

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

After my interview with Russ, I agreed to a higher calorie range, drinking more water, and lifting weights.

With my new higher calorie range of 1,780 - 2,080, it's easier to stay within my calorie range. I did both upper & lower body weight training. I'm also working on drinking more water. Sometimes I don't feel like plain water, so herbal tea helps, as does a slice of lemon.

I'd also like to clarify that although I've been on SparkPeople for 5 years, and it seems like I only lost 30 pounds, it's more complicated than that. On 8/2008 I was 169, but went through a rough time in my life when my finances, relationship, and weight loss journey all blew up at the same time. I pretended everything was OK, because I had a job and 3 kids. But I was eating to stuff down my emotions. I gained 40 pounds in 2 years, topping off at 209 on 6/2010.

Around that time I found the Inside Out Weight Loss Podcast, and started to overcome emotional eating. The insight I acquired helped me beyond weight loss, to self acceptance in all the other areas of my life.

Minutes this week, running total:
Cardio: 80
Strength: 145
In calorie range: 4
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