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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wow. I just did a little playing with the charting features of the website, and I charted my weight over three years (Feb 2010 'til now). Those first six months I was killin' it. Lost 53 lbs. Then what happened? little ups with even smaller little downs, up down up down up down...until I am right where I am--still 20 lbs less than my starting weight, but 33 lbs heavier than I was in August of 2010.

That was a painful slap for this curious little cat.

But a necessary one.

I logged some activity minutes into the site for today. Now I have to go to the gym so it's not a lie. After logging food intake so far, I had 501 calories to play with for dinner, so I planned my evening food ahead of time and will stick to the plan so I stay "in-calorie-count".

My 30-year high school reunion is this summer, and a year ago I had planned on being at goal (160) by then. With only about 21 weeks to go, that is no longer a healthy goal since I haven't been losing any weight since making that goal. I had recently re-set my new goal to 199 by July 1, and when I had set that goal, it was a reasonable 5 lbs per month. Well, it's 7 now. If I plan to keep that goal, I better switch up my attitude and kick it into high gear 'cuz now we're looking at needing to lose 1.75 lbs per week. Doable, but veeery difficult given that I can't run anymore, and pretty much every cardio activity hurts my knees.

It is what it is, but it's also what you make it, so I'm headed to the gym. Might toss in a yoga DVD when I get home from the gym just to add a little extra calorie burn and stretching to the mix. It also prevents me from plopping onto the couch and stuffing my face.

Ah, DH just texted me that he is headed to the gym. A sign? Dunno. But it sure feels like a corner being turned.
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  • DJ9ERS
    You can do it.

    I enjoyed reading your blog as well. You are a good writer, everything flows nicely.

    Good Luck!!

    2809 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Your weight loss goal is very obtainable and going to the gym will get you there. Isn't it interesting how if we log our food and activity before, we feel more "accountable" to follow through. I'm the same way!!
    2809 days ago
    Good Luck!
    2810 days ago
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