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56 Days

Saturday, April 20, 2013

When my sister mlh148 asked me to get serious about SparkPeople and become part of the Winter into Spring 5% Challenge one thing that inspired me was her blog about "I can do anything for 56 days." I thought of that today when I left work and realized tomorrow is the final weigh in. I don't know what the scale will say, but I have done it. I have done it -- not perfectly -- but I have done it for 56 days.

I have MOVED every day (sometimes just 15 minutes of stretching, but I've moved) and I have TRACKED MY FOOD every day (omg...I have learned a lot...who knew all those calories were hiding in the food I loved?).

Some of the ltgl challenges went well...some went terribly (mindful eating -- I can't do it!). But I feel a bit more empowered. And hopeful.

I talked to our mom tonight (my sister's been updating her on my weight!) and I told her all the things I haven't eaten in the last eight weeks: no chicken fettucine alfredo, no McDonald's sausage biscuits, no five pieces of toast-at-one-sitting, no reuben sandwiches, no ice cream-straight-out-of-the-cont
ainer, no entire-bag-of-kettle chips, no entire-package-of-sugar wafers. These were things I ate REGULARLY.

I did have a steak on Easter Sunday. And I've eaten oreos twice (3 serving...160 calories). I haven't "deprived" myself. I've just made better choices.

I have a lonnngggggg way to go. I'm just a beginner. And I am a little scared about failing (again).

But tonight I'm very grateful for the past 56 days.
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    Such good news! I really needed the challenge as well and am so glad to have participated. Now we can work on day 57. Best of luck to you in the future.
    1856 days ago
  • MLH148
    Great! I'm so proud of you! See you next challenge.
    1856 days ago
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