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Saturday, February 18, 2017

I've been stuck in a rut for 2+ years now. I initially lost 30# in about 7 months and have taken 2 years to lose another 5#. Way too slow and I'm coming up on a deadline set by my GYN to lose about 10# more. I went to the doctor's Thursday and finally asked what can I do differently to get the scales moving again. He explained about research with the hunger hormones and suggested that I have a small amount of fat/ protein before my meals to help trick my body into thinking that I don't need as much food and to keep my blood sugar more stable throughout the day. He also suggested a slightly lower calorie range for 5 days and a higher range on the weekends so my body doesn't get used to one specific calorie range and compensate by storing as many calories as it can as fat for later. So for the next challenge I will tweak my current plan and add about a quarter of an ounce of nuts about 10 to 15 minutes before each meal and cut about 200 more calories out of my weekdays and maintain my current weekend levels. He also suggested more water. Last time it was fluids this time water...... Ugh! I guess I'll add more ice to everything. He also suggested adding 1 to 2 minutes of strength training per day, and a different muscle group each day rotating a list of about 14 so that every 2 weeks I've worked through my whole body- don't know if that is enough but I'll try it. Today I was at a workshop for 6 hours, so I did a few seated leg exercises. Tomorrow will be arms. Monday will be some type of core exercise and so on. I will try these tweaks for about a month or so and then I will reevaluate and see if it is helping. By then the weather should be better and I can go for longer walks outside and burn more calories that way. I will lose weight this time. I Will Lose Weight This Time!
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