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Do-able Goals

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

In spite of my good intentions and doable goals, I have not kept myself on track and accomplished my weight-loss or fitness goals. Since my last blog entry I have only lost another 3 pounds. Since my last blog entry, I have taken a two week vacation and gotten through Thanksgiving without gaining a single pound, in fact, the three pounds I lost were lost during vacation and Thanksgiving.

So I am here, posting another blog, with the best intentions to set and achieve doable goals. I am, if nothing else, determined to fight the battle of the bulge until I either lose the weight or die.

So, yet again, here goes:

1. I WILL incorporate more exercise into my daily routine! I have dumbbells, a resistance band, a Hippity Hop Ball, a treadmill, and a nice neighborhood to walk in. I have no excuse, weather included, for not at least walking every day. This seems to be the most difficult goal for me to achieve.

2. I will be more diligent about avoiding wheat/gluten and carbohydrates in general. The fewer carbs I consume, the better it is for my blood sugar. I have already eliminated the number one carb addiction for me....Mountain Dew. It helps my headaches so much, but it is so bad for my blood sugar. I have had one MD in the past two weeks and none for the past week. For me, this means eating clean....fresh meats, fruits, and veggies and frozen fruits (limited and no sugar added) and veggies. I must think ahead and have prepared foods on hand to help me stay on track.

3. I am going to be more diligent about logging my meals/snacks so that I can monitor my calorie intake more closely (this will include closely monitoring those portions, even if that means measuring out everything that I eat).

3. I tend to drink a lot of water all the time, so this one is not too difficult for me. My goal is to consume 100-ounces a day, but most days I know that I exceed this because of the water content in my food. I usually drink 5 to 6 20-ounce bottles of water a day.

4. I am going to get back into the habit of weighing myself every morning so that I can closely monitor my weight. I know that for some people that is too often, but for me it helps me not only closely monitor if my weight is slipping up on me, but with each loss I see I am motivated to keep working hard, or even work harder.

5. I will lose down to 240 pounds or less before I go back to Louisiana to visit my aunt!
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    Hey I think you did great losing weight during Thanksgiving!!!!
    1657 days ago
  • DEBBIE84
    Thanks everyone. Woubbie, I suffer from chronic sinus/allergy issues as well as migraines, so headaches have been a part of my daily life for over 20 years. I have never had a low-carb diet cause headaches, but I have had it cause insomnia before. So, I do allow myself some fruit to keep my carb intake high enough to avoid that issue. :)

    1658 days ago
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    1658 days ago
    Here's a tip I've read: weigh daily but average over 7 days. So if you weigh 240, 242, 241, 239, 238, 240, 237 over a 7 day period your average weight for the week is about 239.5. Charting it that way tends to smooth out the bumps and lumps. If after 7 days your average weight went up then you might need to address an issue.

    If lowering your carbs coincided with the start of headaches you might be low on sodium. Try some broth.

    Keep plugging away!
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  • 86SUSIE68
    WOW! Thanks! I, too, have been battling excuses, procrastination and various other detours in my weight loss-fitness journey. Your blog gives me inspiration to keep fighting the good fight and keep moving forward. emoticon
    1658 days ago
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