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Chapter 27, Day 49

Saturday, November 25, 2017

It is a first for me, my losing weight over the Thanksgiving holiday. My food sacrifices on that day paid off, and I'm alive and well to tell the story, lol. And what a wonderful Thanksgiving Day it was at DS2s. My son and DIL, had a large crowd of 22 adults and 6 children; they have big hearts to always include so many. I loved that my whole family, that are in town, were there to enjoy the holiday with, and I really love watching all the little ones play together. Course, the toy room looked like a war zone, lol. I had some nice quality time with new granddaughter....nearly 2 months old, she is smiling and getting so stinkin' cute. Bonus: My DIL is a well organized host and is a fabulous cook. She grew up on frozen foods, as her mom never knew how to cook.....DIL is amazing! I have 3 wonderful daughter-in-laws, I couldn't have done better if I'd hand picked them.

I have 1 week left of the 2017 Fall 5% Weight Loss Challenge. I hit the 5% weight loss marker 3 weeks ago, when I lost my 9#. My goal was to lose 15# over the course of 8 weeks. I'm at 11.5# weight loss with 1 week to go. I was overly ambitious; I gave it a good run. I'm sitting her mulling over what kind of weight loss is possible over the course of this next week....

Realistically, I can make no changes to my diet as it is as lean as it gets. I can only increase exercise, which has been very moderate over the Challenge. I'm making it my goal to burn 500 calories a day through exercise, and that means walking for an hour in the morning and then adding another session of exercise again in the evening for another 100 calories. I'll see what it does. It's a lofty goal for me. But it's only for a week. I'm going after 2.5# of weight loss this week. I am focused, ready to go, and undaunted by the rain I hear falling outside as I write this.

Good weigh in this week
Beautiful Thanksgiving Day
Blessed with a wonderful family
Love my Fitbit....what a wonderful little measurement gadget!

Stay the course with Food and Exercise Plan
Client work most of day.

Wishing you an awesome weekend, friend!! emoticon

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    I'm so glad that you had such a great holiday! Family time sounds wonderful! Keeping to your plan and not overeating is impressive too!
    Good luck with the remaining time in the challenge. You can do this! emoticon
    354 days ago
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    emoticon Family is what it's all about... and yours sound fabulous. Very happy for you! And so glad your Thanksgiving was so wonderful, too. Congrats on how well you're doing in the 5% Challenge as well.
    355 days ago
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    355 days ago
    Glad you had a great Thanksgiving Vicki. Your family gathering sounds just perfect.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon for losing weight and on Thanksgiving. Good reward for those healthier choices.
    Good luck with the rest of your challenge and have a happy weekend. emoticon
    355 days ago
    You got this! Good luck this week!
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