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After BTS1, Vacation and the plan for April

Friday, March 21, 2014

I finished Beyond the Scale round 1 with the last weigh in this past Monday. For the 10 weeks of BTS, I had two goals….to lose 15 pounds and to consistently have 10,000 steps each day.

When I put that I would lose 15 pounds I did it with tongue in cheek. Ya right I would lose that but I needed to put something. 5 sounded like I was not going to really try and 10 didn't sound right either so I settled on putting 15. Well the first week I lost 6 pounds because I did everything right. I tracked, I did some spinning classes and I got on the treadmill to name a few things. Things clicked for me and I saw that the 15 pound goal may be something I could attain. Granted I started to lose steam at the end of the 10 weeks but my total at the end was 14.6 pounds. Say what??? So yup calling this a emoticon emoticon

The steps…hmmmmm. I have a desk job and I work from home. I don’t have the opportunity to park my car far away from the door or climb stairs to get to my desk so this goal is a lot harder for me to attain. You are probably saying…but you work from home! You can get all kinds of activity because you have more time with not having to commute. Ya I know, I know. I can insert all kinds of excuses here but I will not. I probably averaged between 3000-5000 everyday so my 10,000 step goal was a fail. emoticon But I am not going to get down about this. I am moving more than I did before. I do not just stand there while I brush my teeth or fill up my water bottle. I dance. I jog in place. Now I find myself doing that without thinking about it. (Sometimes I should though because I will do it in public while I am waiting in line. emoticon ) So while I failed at getting the 10,000 steps daily, I have changed. But I do recognize that I need to get my exercise in consistently and hit those 10,000 daily CONSISTENTLY.

This past week I have been on vacation. My husband and I did not go anywhere but did a staycation with day trips and relaxing. Confession time…I have put on about 4 pounds this week because I am not exercising and going out to eat more times than I should. We rarely go out to eat on a normal basis so it is a treat for us. I have not made wise choices when going out either. I let myself go this week and I know it. I have allowed myself to be on vacation from what I need to do. I tell myself I am okay with this but it does make me feel guilty. emoticon

So what is the game plan?! Today I am getting my meals planned for next week and setting up the time to exercise in my calendar. I am getting myself back on track so I can continue my mission of losing weight. Spring is coming (I heard a rumor. We did have one day this week where it hit 50s but it has slipped back down to 30s) and then summer and I want to be a butterfly when I take my winter coat off.

Here is my plan starting March 24 and through April:

1) Get back on track with Paleo. I really think my not eating grains, pasta, rice, beans etc helped me break through in losing weight.
2) Continue with the No Excuses Boot camp and do the daily workouts
3) Yoga Tuesday and Thursday morning. I have missed this and have signed up for 10 classes again.
4) Participate in the Beck Diet Solution study group.

All attainable and not overwhelming (which I tend to do…have all these plans and fail because it is all too much).

Here’s to being a butterfly come May!!!!

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    I think you are one of the few people on the BTS Q1 who lost more than 10 pounds, Jeannie, so you have a lot to be proud of. Heck, I'M proud of you!

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    And Nanette is right, those four pounds are gonna fall like bowling balls tumbling over for a strike once you get back into your regular routine.

    You really are an inspiration.

    Great blog-- emoticon and emoticon

    1857 days ago
    I'm with you! You did an awesome job in BTS1 and if you jump on those 4 pounds they'll come right off. Your goals are certainly attainable. My sister works from home too and also has trouble getting in her steps....she's like you, a good day is 5,000.

    Keep up the good work!
    1857 days ago
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