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Monday, July 01, 2013

Greetings, Sparkpeeps!

It is July 1, and time to reckon with my weightloss goal I set back in May. My goal was to be at 289. My reality is 289.5. Close enough. I'm not going to stress about it. As a matter of fact, I weighed 289 back on June 25, but I have sat on my butt and eaten cheesecake since then, so I'm perfectly content with 289,5 I am now recalculating for my next goal, which is to be 283 by September 1. I realize that this is arbitrary, yada yada yada, but it helps to have some kind of concrete goal to shoot for.

I suppose you are wondering why I chose 283. That's a loss of 6.5 pounds in two months. Why not five? Why not ten? Simple. The number 283 is significant. I haven't weighed 283 since my husband came home from the hospital three years ago. The last time I stepped on the scale and it was in the low 280s, I had traveled back to visit my crazy relatives in 2009. I weighed 284 then, and I'd like to see 283 just to know I really have made progress. So saying, 283 is what I'm shooting for.

I do know one thing: strength training makes a big difference. In May, I did regular strength training, and I dropped five pounds fairly quickly. In June, I did maybe three sessions total, and weightloss slowed to a crawl. That, and I didn't exercise as much in general, and my eating habits were not that great, either. I guess you know what I am forced to conclude from all this. Back to Ballet Beautiful and hand weights for me. Argh.
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    1781 days ago
    I've been agonizing because I haven't lost even a nano-ounce on the plan I've been following diligently for 6 weeks. You have inspired me once again (you're so good at that).

    1. I'm going to calm down.
    2. I'm going to break out the kettlebells 4 times a week.
    3. I'm shooting for 10 pounds by September 1.

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    1785 days ago
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    Congratulations on the weight loss! And I second the strength training notion. I went through a spell where I "worked harder." I trained like a man, and frankly overtrained, and my body did not respond well. What I really like about this program is that it is challenging even over long term but still feminine. And what it does to the scale is almost like magic. I have complete faith you'll reach that 283 goal with time to spare!!
    1786 days ago
    All right. You almost have me convinced to add the strength training. ALMOST.

    1786 days ago
    I like your thinking on goals. I may have to try that.
    1787 days ago
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