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Week 4 - almost half way there


MargieK

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I have been very busy with work so I didn't do my normal weekend update. I'm doing great on my workouts, it's only Thursday (2 days into week 4) and I'm already over 35 hours. I have got a very good habit for getting my 10 hours per week, so I'm not even going to plan my daily goals there. What I need to work on is my eating plan. I've still got a few more weeks of intense work stuff (which sometimes causes stress eating), so my goal for the next week is to continue starting my meals with protein, and keeping my snacks down to 2 per day. My snacking has gotten out of hand the last month, I think mainly because I wasn't eating protein at meals (well, that and PMS). I weighed in at 159 today, the scale hasn't budged but I'm pretty sure I lost some inches. I think I might revise my weightloss goal from losing 8 lbs by July 15 to losing 5 pounds and getting to 154 by July 15th. But I'll wait until next Wed to decide, when I'm at my half-way point on my 8 week goal.

I was feeling a little discouraged earlier this week, but I got a lot of hiking/walking in today and I'm feeling much better about myself right now. I'm changing my lifestyle, and sometimes you just have to keep experimenting to find something that works. Being really strict about my food now would just result in rebelling later (and major food eating spells). My lowest weight in the past 10 years has been about 162. So I'm maintaining at a little bit below that and I can appreciate that I'm in for the long run, not just the sprint to quick weightloss and then gaining it all back plus more. Been there done that way too many times.

But I will be pretty happy to report that the scale is moving in the right direction, so I am going to keep trying new strategies every week until I figure out what will work for me.

Thurs- do 2 or 3 dog walks = 1 hr

Actual exercise: 30 + 20 + 20 = 1 hr 10 min

Eating goal: dinner yes

Fri- gym?, 3 dog walks = 1.5 hrs

Actual exercise: 30 + 25 = 55

Eating goal: yes lunch, had beans for dinner

Sat- long walk or video = 2 hrs

Actual exercise: 1 hr 25 min + 20 + = 1 hr 45 min

Eating goal: yes!

Sun- do 2 or 3 dog walks = 1.5 hrs

Actual exercise: 15 + 20 +15 + 20 = 1 hr 10 min

Eating goal: yes

Mon- long hike day, plus 1 or 2 more walks = 2 hrs

Actual exercise: 1 hr 50 min +20 = 2 hr 10 min

Eating goal: dinner yes

Tues- 2 dog walks = 1 hr

Actual exercise: 20 + 30 + 20= 1 hr 10 min

Eating goal: yes

Wed- try something new = 1.5 hr

Actual exercise: 30 = 30

Eating goal: yes

Thurs:

1.75 hrs (yes!) + 30 +15 =2.5

Eating goal: yes

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