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Maybe I'll lose 5 more pounds

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

I am thinking about losing five more pounds. I'm 15 pounds from my goal weight and haven't pressured myself to lose it, but I'm starting to get restless. I still have more work to do to reach a healthy BMI. It's been on my mind to lose it in five pound increments instead of trying to tackle the entire 15. Fifteen pounds doesn't sound like much, but when it's the LAST 15, it's a challenge.

I struggle with the idea of dieting hard for 3-4 months. I still like to indulge myself from time to time, but I know I won't be able to do much of that when I'm trying to lose. Nevertheless, with spring fast approaching, I think it would be nice to use the warmer temperatures and sunnier days to lose more weight. I think five pounds at a time is doable. How long should it take to lose five pounds of fat? Maybe two weeks or a month?

I have a big freelance project on my desk right now, but once my project is done, I think I'll be ready to go full-tilt. This translates to the beginning of April. The main changes I will need to make is to return to recording my eating, exercising 4-5x a week instead of 3-4x a week and cut down on BBQ ribs, hamburgers and pizza.

When I weighed in today, I was up another pound. That's two pounds now and I'm getting nervous. I don't know if it's water weight from the strenuous BodyCombat classes or what's going on. I don't want to bury my head in the sand and let two pounds turn into five, 10, 15, 20 pounds. That's all I do know.

Onward and downward.

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  • MISSB8604
    Don't be nervous, just do the best you can and make your goals attainable. A 5lb goal is a VERY good start.
    1896 days ago
    Increments is the smart way to go.
    emoticon Slow and steady wins the race!

    You can do it!
    1896 days ago
    I like the plan to concentrate only on 5# increments. You can do this! Keep pushing onward and downward!
    1896 days ago
    You do not have to lose 15 pounds. You only have to lose 5! Then you only have to lose 5! Then when you lose 5 you will be down 15. By the inch it's a cinch!

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1896 days ago
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