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What a difference a week makes!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wow, what a difference a week makes! Last week I was very demoralized because I couldn't control my eating. This week, I added fish to my lunch and dinner and am trying to drink a lot more water. One or two days, I even got close to that 8 cups per day mark. These two changes seem to make a big difference. I think it's what I needed.

On Friday, I went to my gym to lift weights. They sell homemade bread there (go figure) and I picked up a load and some rolls for my husband and children. I promise it will be the LAST time I do that until I reach goal weight because I ate HALF of the bread and rolls! OK, I'm still learning. Two steps forward, one step back - but it's still progress.

So, when Tuesday arrives and I weight myself, I won't be surprised to learn that I haven't lost any weight - due to my bread binge. But I do know that I can avoid that bread.

I've been running a lot this week. Well, I think that's a relative term. I've run 11 miles this week. Which is 11 miles more than I've been running. And I lifted weights three times this week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). During my Saturday run, I ran a bit faster than I did last week. Progress.

I'm in the process of making a vision board. So I'm printing out photos - mainly from pinterest - to paste on the board. One in particular caught my eye. It says that if you want to lose a pound a week, then you need to burn 500 calories a day (or a mix of calories and eating to equal 500 calories/day). Wow, I think I can do that! Or come close to it. So that's really my newest goal - to reduce my eating/burn calories to equal 500 calories per day.

One day I'll see the scale move. I know it...
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  • 68ANNE
    You are doing great. Yes sometimes things are discouraging but you prevailed and kept going. Awesome work!
    1864 days ago
    Good news that the fish and water worked.
    Nothing tastes better than fresh bread. emoticon Been there.
    emoticon emoticon Love your schedule.
    Great reminder to put on the vision board, the 3500 calories adds up to work or eat less. emoticon emoticon
    1864 days ago
  • TXTOAD9970
    No fair - they sell homemade bread at your gym?!? That's cruel - why would they do that to people? I hope you can resist the temptation in the future.

    I like your plan to burn 500 calories a day - that's 3500 calories a week which is a pound, so the math makes total sense. If you can do that, and get up to drinking 8 cups of water a day, you will see the scale move, I know it!

    Keep up the great effort. Your running will pay off too!
    1864 days ago
    emoticon Progress and learning what works for you is what it is all about. I read a comment months ago along the idea that we don't have to be perfect, we just have to make progress. For me at least the more progress I make and the healthier I become, the easier it all becomes. I think it has a lot to do with feeling better and wanting that feeling to continue. Best of luck! emoticon
    1864 days ago
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