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Slow progress

Monday, March 01, 2021

I've switched to only weighing in once a month, instead of once a week. I feel good about it - it helps me take a long-term view of the process, rather than obsessing so much about the individual days.

However, this month I only lost 3.4 pounds, which is less than a pound a week. That's disappointing. I feel as though in the past there have been times that I lost that much in a single week! But that's when I was young and my body was more responsive to my efforts. Being old kind of sucks in that way.

So, here's what I'm going to do.

1, identify some things I can do a little differently that may help move things along a bit better.

- Lower my daily calorie range slightly (100 calories) on SP.

- Review my progress for the past month to see how often and when I tended to eat above my range, see if there are any patterns I can change, and make even more of an effort to stay within the new range.

- Move more. I've been a slug this past month! I will walk 10 min at lunch and 10 min after work, get out geocaching more often, and find a yoga, stretching, or dance video I like that I can do 3-4x/week.

2, recognize that 3 pounds is still 3 pounds, and if I keep this up I will have lost 60 pounds in the next 20 months. That's less than 2 years. It took me a lot longer than that to put on the weight, so if I can get it off in 2 years I can be happy with that.

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    Planning, Paying attention, & Perseverance...

    113 days ago
  • 17LYNDA
    Love your attitude and goals. You've got this. You are doing great
    114 days ago
    Awesome achievements and goals set. I feel inspired by you to look at my eating the last month and look for positives AND for places to improve!
    114 days ago

    Make today the greatest day of your life
    Until tomorrow!

    "Change yourself and your work will seem different."
    Norman Vincent Peale

    114 days ago
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