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HELP ME OUT SPARKERS...NEED YOUR MOJO!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I have a NEW GAME PLAN & GOAL set!

Well Tues. WI strikes again & not in a GOOD DIRECTION...up went the scale again...only .2 of a lb. but I'm at my highest in the last little while (about 1 1/2 years)
139.0 is that NASTY NUMBER!!!

My new strategy is to use the Canada's food guide in pre-planning my menu for the next week before I enter it on my daily tracker. By using it I can still check my calorie intake as well as nutrients...yes, I plan to stick to it ALL...& even add in the basic portion measuring again. Obviously, my activity level has decreased..at least by intensity & I was surprised to see my fitbit quota of steps dropped last week. Sleep is erratic & stress is beginning to show it's UGLY head with BELLY FAT & so I'm checking out some new yoga poses to add to my regular routines. Next week will be my 1st measuring at home in a LONG while...almost afraid at this point but really need to SEE REALITY.

My mindset is not as rigid as it should be regarding my EVERY DAY ROUTINES. I am wavering at my goal setting...& H20 intake...forget it...another area requiring some focus. Much to do & NOTHING should be stopping me.. except that I'm HUMAN & need to continue my journey climbing over each of these roadblocks I've mentioned.
Cravings & a calorie intake of 2,000+ for a day once or twice a week has become a regular weekly occurrence. I will be watching to reduce this to a boundary of 1850 a day max. So far my adjustments regarding food & activity haven't helped me so I'm changing that up again. I managed 5 out of 7 nights evening snack free. I have been eating 5 times a day. (yeh)

I need to LIMIT my sitting as well as lounge chair use. Wow! Haven't said that in awhile!

My NEW GOAL is to reach 135 lbs. by my birthday. That's 4 lbs. in about 5 weeks. Sounds TOTALLY doable but has been such a large hurdle lately...I WILL make every EFFORT to reach that goal...that's my COMM ITMENT to MYSELF today.

I realize that the scale doesn't control my success but I sure am determined to FEEL less belly fat as I move which determines my long term activity success. The LESS I have the FASTER I move & the BETTER I feel. It's almost yearly physical time...hormone & blood work check time...am anxious to check results to compare to last year.

Has summer added or subtracted to your healthy lifestyle daily routines???

PLEASE SEND ME SOME HINTS TO YOUR SUCCESS SPARKIES!!! I need that EXTRA motivation.

Here goes another week,

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  • RAINBOWMF
    emoticon I wish I could help you. I am not doing well , a lot worse then you.

    I know you will be fine. You got it going on.

    Hugs Mary
    2571 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8581795
    I am finding it difficult to stick to my healthy plan too. I like the idea of giving yourself a 4lb weight loss for your birthday. I know that you can do it. I need to go back to my basics, so on my to do list for tomorrow is getting new batteries for fitbit and if that doesn't work...I will be dealing with their customer service.
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    2572 days ago
  • ATRAILHIKERJO54
    Sandi I am not the best for advice .... but maybe just measure yourself --do your biceps and such --maybe you are packing on muscle..
    You are what 5'6" so the 130 range is good..
    but then we all have so many different body types .. you can only judge for you..

    I think your 4 lbs is so doable ....
    also try the 10/10 challenge
    do an extra fast 10 minute cardio just for you but cut 10 calories from you menu -- the not so good stuff -- like a cafe au latte or whatever might be your vise..

    this is what I am doing this month so come and join me ...

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    2572 days ago
  • 1KINDREDSPIRIT3
    Hello there,

    The scale can go up or down for all sorts of reasons...do NOT let it defeat you from your purpose of losing weight. The key is consistency over time. I don't know what your plan of losing is, but for me, as long as I keep to 1200 calories during theOVERALL week timeframe, I am good.

    Then I try to work on eating less more times a day, eating better foods that fuel my body to help me lose. And on and on.

    Wishing you well,

    barbara
    2572 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
    I'm big into strength training - but not as much as Arnold emoticon But it is a great way to add some muscle (weighs more than fat) and burn off unwanted calories. A site that compliments SP is "Bodybuilding.com".
    hope this helps emoticon
    2572 days ago
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