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Saturday, February 20, 2021

The journey is of course longer than that but as far as assessing strategies I will think with regard to this 5% Challenge. January 9th, 144 lbs. First few weeks, progress was quite slow. Suddenly a great weigh-in! 139.8! New Middle Digit!!!! Yahoo! It feels so great, but 4.2lbs is really not that much, but still a scale victory which I am hopeful I can maintain. I never want to see FOUR as the middle number again! I am certain it is all because of my attempts to keep (processed) carbs to a minimum. I have all the players in position: low carb tortillas, waffles, noodles and snacks. Am not overdoing it though and am allowing myself to have an indulgence now and then (one potato and 1/2 a cupcake at last night’s Raclette Dinner Party). This weight loss progress has been so difficult I just need to remind myself (constantly) not to undo all my hard work with temporary gratification!

I further think that if I could lower the alcohol consumption even further I would have even better/quicker results. So that will be a goal for this week. I also need to be a bit more vigilant/diligent about the strength training aspects of this process. I usually manage to do two of the three (core/lower body/upper body) but am not as consistent as I would like.

Vis-à-vis this challenge we are again Not Eating after Eight unless planned/under 200 cal. DOABLE. Also we are Improving our Quality of Life. For that element I am planning on tracking multiple things in order qualify for the points: 1)Take my new Care/Of Vitamins daily 2)Take Melatonin & Magnesium in the Evening for better sleep 3)Spend time being creative daily 4)Be consistent with my tracking 5)Plan our Dinners in advance (as much as possible). Also DOABLE.

Here's to another good week!
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    You have a great plan. I am cheering for you.

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