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Progress (or lack of) update

Friday, August 21, 2020

I am in a contest for work that started this week. It's like a team competition and it tracks our exercise as a team and ranks us against other teams. I have definitely increased my exercise and steps due to this contest.

I am very frustrated because of my weight gain since I quit smoking. I think I have gained about 8 pounds but the really hard thing is it put me over 200 and I am so disappointed by this. I have my husband helping me some finally. He does the cooking and it's really good, so I can't complain at all. However what he makes is not often low in fat. Luckily he has heard my frustration with the scale and is being very aware of what he is making.

I have been tracking all my food this week, and yes most days I have gone 100-200 calories over my range. Except yesterday when I was under about 100. I know this isn't enough for weight loss and I have to do better.

I am happy overall. I quit smoking and I really didn't think I would be able to. It's been over 3 months and while it is still hard sometimes there have actually been a couple days when I didn't even think about it! I know that was worse for my health than the weight.

Anyway, I am increasing my movement and tracking my calories, and hopefully I will soon be able to stay within ranges consistently.
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    Be sure when tracking you look at percentages. I say this because just staying under in calories didn't work for me until I noticed my percentages were not lining up with a balance in carbs, fat, and protein. My fat percentage was over 30% too many times. The balance of 30% fat, 20% protein and 50-65% carbs works for me to lose if drinking water and exercising. Great job on giving up smoking. You are doing great toward living a healthier longer life! emoticon
    98 days ago
    Congratulation on quitting smoking. I know it is hard, I quit two years ago, but it will be worth it in the end. Keep it up.
    99 days ago
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