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Making progress and plans

Saturday, January 09, 2021



The year has started off well. I am actively trying to lose weight now as opposed to just hoping I weigh less...it IS different! LOL

Our NEW YEAR fitness challenge this week for the BL Winter Warrriors is to basically do some planning and reflecting on the year ahead. I plan to lose 6-7 pounds before the end of the 5% challenge which ends after the BL challenge. I know I can do this. Then my goal for December 31, 2021 is that I keep it off.

I have been concentrating on doing the 16:8 IF for the past week or two. I don't think there is anything magical about it, other than, I am consuming less calories at the beginning and the end of my day. I don't know if I will stick with this plan forever, but for now, it seems to be working for me. I really have been burnt out on tracking my foods so I am trying to focus on healthy foods and healthy servings. Basically, I am eating 2 meals a day and 1-2 lighter snacks. And though I am not officially tracking my foods right now, I am mindful of all the things I have learned over the past several years.

2 challenges at once will be...well...challenging. I'm going to give it my best because they seem to work well together.

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  • IRISHEI
    Thanks for commenting on my activity. I am enjoying your blog. Two meals a day and one lighter snack.
    How do you manage this? Any suggestions would be helpful. I do track all my meals.....NOt sure how many calories a day, but try to stick to about 1370 at tops daily Is this too many calories when I am still trying to lose.....I have lost 32# and still want to lose about another 50......any ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love your blog. I really like the idea of two meals a day and 1-2 light snacks.....thanks for sharing...
    92 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2021 7:15:52 AM
  • ISNESS
    Thank you for the update! You are an xperienced Sparker, Jerri, this will work out. I saw how active you are now, in retirement. Though, two challenges will require more time of yours, I remember, it is lots of counting points, not only tracking. YOU WILL SUCCEED, I know you. I thought that your method is something like intermittent fasting. Great when two meals only work for you! 💪🍀✌️ emoticon emoticon
    176 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15730194
    Great goals Jerri. I like Intermittent fasting too, but to go 16 hours for me is hard. I go 12-14 hrs. and have lost weight with that too.
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    193 days ago
  • MIDGIEMY_73
    Great message, thank you
    195 days ago
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