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New Challenge
Friday, September 04, 2015      0 comments

I joined a challenge to lose 2 to 5 pounds in September. Set a goal weight of 130. I plan to meet this goal also. I have had my step challenge set to 6500. I changed it today to 7500. I need to work harder each day to make the additio... Read more
However Long It Takes
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      0 comments

I am now in the Consistency and Motivation section of Spark People. It would be so easy to just stop at this poiint but I have not reached my weight loss goal so am going forward for whatever steps Spark People gives me to do. I am learning ... Read more
Finished 30 day challenge for plateau busting
Friday, August 14, 2015      0 comments

I did finish the challenge and have followed instructions all the way through. I busted the plateau but not enough to get the weight loss I need so will keep tracking, eating healthy and exercising daily until the end of this familiar challenge... Read more
Back to Basics
Monday, August 10, 2015      0 comments

I got off on the weekend and put on a little over a pound. What am I doing about it? Last night I printed out the menu suggested by Spark People for the week. I planned my meals for today and am sticking to it. I just read the challenge of cl... Read more
Finished plateau busting 21 day challenge
Thursday, August 06, 2015      0 comments

I have just completed the 21 day plateau busting challenge. I did bust the plateau but still have not achieved my goal weight. Where to from here? Continue with Spark People to try to reach my goal weight. I don't know exactly if I should ... Read more
Setbacks Go Away
Sunday, August 02, 2015      0 comments

The last setback I had was in May, June and July. I got stuck above 140 and no matter what I did could not get past this. I stopped, regrouped and joined the Plateau Busting sections. At this point I am 137.4 and am staying pretty much in tha... Read more
Saturday, August 01, 2015      0 comments

Not only did I lose weight this week but I also measured this morning and found I had lost inches as well. I am feeling good about myself and know that this trend is going to continue as I am eating healthier and exercising more. Keep on... Read more
Exercising too much for too little
Thursday, July 23, 2015      0 comments

I seem to go from one extreme to another. Yesterday I only did a gym exercise class and I was feeling really tired for the rest of the day. I feel better today and will go to the gym and do the Elliptical Machine and at some point I will do e... Read more
Cooking and freezing ahead of time
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      0 comments

I learned a neat trick this week that is going to keep me from cooking everyday. I have read of others doing this but I have just now started. Yesterday and today I have cooked and placed in frozen food containers for freezing; chicken cooked... Read more
Weigh In Day
Monday, July 20, 2015      0 comments

Today for the first time at weigh in I am under 140 (137.2). Started coming down last week and finally was able to post under 140 at weigh in. The key...healthier eating staying with healthy choices and more exercise consistently. I did... Read more
Busting that plateau
Sunday, July 19, 2015      0 comments

Today I went below 140. I had just about given up on that happening so I have confidence that the other pounds will come now. It's taken a long time but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now.... Read more
I'm going to bust that plateau....
Friday, July 17, 2015      0 comments

Number 1: One of my unwritten goals was to join a gym.. I did this this week. Working on Eliptical. I can only do 5 minutes but will get more minutes later. I did a class this morning called Toe-to-Toe Full Body Workout. It was fantastic a... Read more
Interval Training
Thursday, July 16, 2015      0 comments

I do the Leslie Sansone walking videos which incorporates interval training. We will be walking along at a nice pace then she increases the pace with a variation of moves. It is fun and does a great job of using the calories.... Read more
Feeling Good
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      0 comments

First I want to give thanks to God for this day. It started out when I got out of bed that my back wasn' t hurting and my knees were not hurting. My weight was down again to 140.0. I had a healthy breakfast of cheerios and strawberries. Afte... Read more
Portion Sizes...Do you know?
Saturday, July 11, 2015      0 comments

I took the portion size quiz and found out I didn't know as much as I thought and reinforces that I should be measuring. Laziness keeps me from getting out the scale the measuring cup, etc. The finish said I had picked up some knowledge but ne... Read more

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