Friday, September 28, 2007

As of today, I've lost 16 pounds, and 2 inches off my waist. I'm absolutely ecstatic. I'm going to take my 2nd month, "let it all hang out" photo today and then make a private blog for it.
I'm going grocery shopping today and I'm off work for the next 2 days, so I'll do all my cooking and freeze portion sizes.
One strategy that seems to be more effective for me is having carbs at only one meal a day. If I have toast or cereal & fruit for breakfast, I don't have carbs (or very little) the rest of the day. Just my beloved vegetables and lean protein. That's what I did this week and lost 3.5 whereas, last week I did not lose any weight but my calorie range was about the same. I want to avoid plateaus as much as possible, and changing your diet and exercise routines is the way to do that, so I'll make adjustments from week to week and see what works best.
I've ordered a new exercise device today. I guess it's the lazy persons exercise bike. You sit in a chair and pedal - I can do that at work or while watching TV, or even while I'm on the computer. We'll see how it goes.
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    Lynn, you are doing an awesome job! Maybe I should follow your lead and cut carbs!
    4978 days ago
    Hi Lynn.. Ok I didn't read this right.. I didn't realize that you mean a real let it all hang out pic.. yikes! hahaha I wouldn't want anyone to see mine either.. you are doing just wonderful!
    Big hugs,
    4979 days ago
    Wow, it's wonderful to hear you are doing so wonderful!
    4979 days ago
    A big part of the biggest loser is the all hang out image we see each week... I wish I had taken pictures.. I know they would be super encouraging to me to avoid gaining the weight back!

    Do what you need to do for you, if you don't want the world to see, we understand!!
    4979 days ago
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    Wow! Congratulations! It sounds like you have a WONDERFUL plan. The same works for me - low carbs, low calories and very little processed food. The lower my sodium intake, the more I seem to lose.

    Well, you're doing great! Thanks for sharing, as you have encouraged me. Be blessed!
    4979 days ago
    Good morning Lynn.. I didn't lose anything this week.. and I am having trouble getting in enough calories too.. I have a girlfriend who has that little peddler and she puts it on the desk and uses it for her arms too!
    3.5lbs!! OMG! thats wonderful and I am just thrilled for you! The 2 inches off your waist is incentive enough to keep on keeping on.. Ok Now I have to ask?? Why make the blog private? If just one person sees you and thinks to herself "I'm that size too.. and if she can do it.. maybe I can too" wouldn't that be spreading the Spark? You are already such a inspiration to those of us that already know you.. you have drive and determination thats hard to beat.
    Have a great day,
    4979 days ago
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