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April Goals

No Soda

I gave this up for Lent, but have been slack with it.  It’s funny because before I told myself I couldn’t have it, I barely drank it.  Once it was on the NoNo list, I couldn’t resist.

I’ve stocked up on soda water & iced tea, so I’m hoping these things will help me get through it this go around.

Exercise 4 times a week

Even if it’s just a walk with Dad, I really need to get back in the habit of making time to workout.

Sticking with the Couch to 5k program, too.  I’ve been lax as of late, because I haven’t been working out as much, but it is still something I want to finish & successfully be able to do.

I also want to work on my arms more.  The summer is coming and I want to wear cute dresses without feeling the need to put a sweater over it.

Cook More

Since I’ve been living at home my dad has been cooking dinner.  He normally does a protein, a veggie and a starch.  All good, since I keep away from the starch (usually). But sometimes he’ll boil the veggies so all their goodness is taken out - basically, he doesn’t make the food I like to eat. But it makes my life simple, so I eat it.

I’m going to try to make 1-2 items over the weekend and save it for the rest of the week either as dinner or take it to work for lunch. I also want to bring snacks to work to keep my eyes off the candy pile.

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Catch Up!

Challenge Failure

A friend of mine & I had a challenge going with one another to see if we could lose 17lbs by March 31.  We started in mid-January… so that gave us about 12 weeks.

She did great and lost 13lbs (so proud of her!) and I lost about 8.  (I’m offically weighing in at WW tomorrow morning).  Obviously, I didn’t do as well as I set out to do, but with a vacation in there, a few nights of drinking and not a terrible amount of exercise the last few weeks.. I’ll take it.  8 pounds is 8 pounds.

Diet Change Up

I’ll be moving in about 4 weeks (fingers crossed I find an apartment by then) for work.  And I’ll have to cancel my current WW membership.  I’m thinking of starting fresh in the new place and just going Paleo, or something similar.  I know the basics, but will read more on it in the next few weeks.

I’ve enjoyed WW, but spending $50 a month is a lot and I’m so busy, half the time I don’t stay for the meetings.  Although, it is something I would love to finish through & become a lifetime member.

Has anyone attempted doing WW & Paleo? What are your thoughts on starting fresh in a new place?

ONEderlands for Twenty Five

I’m turning 25 in 6 days. EEEEEK! And my scale this morning read 200.0.  This gave me the idea (and incentive) to kiss the 200’s goodbye and keep them a far away memory.

I think that would set the tone for not only a fantastic year, but for the second half of my 20s!

A few things I’m thinking of doing the next few days to get me there are cutting the sweets & soda (for real) and increasing my water & exercise. Any other suggestions?

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Weight Loss: a Public or Private Matter

This is a topic I’ve been thinking about approaching for a while. 

This journey of losing weight that most of us are on, do you keep it to yourselves or share it with those closest to you or share it with everyone you meet?

For me, this time around, I kept it to myself in the beginning. As time has gone on, I’ve told a few people close to me about joining WW and my good weigh-ins and runs, etc.  I never discuss how hard it is or all the insecurities and fears I have swarming around in my head. I’m not even sure if I’ve discovered all of them yet.

I think a big part of me keeping it to myself is fear of failure, what people are thinking of me and their judgment. I think some of it also has to do with embarrassment.  Or thinking the other person is thinking “well, you deserve these daily struggles since you let yourself get this way in the first place.”

Growing up weight was always a sensitive subject with me and taboo to talk about. My parents are both thin, my mom especially.  She actually had trouble gaining weight when she was younger. So, I never felt like I could talk to her about it or that she really understood, when I did confide in her.

I hope once I lose a good amount of weight and am confident ‘I got this’ it will be easier to share bigger bits and pieces with family & friends. And telling more people holds me more accountable which is always a good thing.

Anyway, I am interested to hear your thoughts & personal stories on this.

What have been your experiences? Do you think it is different between men & women? Does it vary for you depending what stage you are in?

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How to Avoid Disrupting Your Routine

Sticking with a routine requires a combination of structure and flexibility that allows your schedule to ‘bend, not break.’ When establishing a schedule and routine, keep in mind the following guidelines to ensure that your ‘me time’ is always a promise you can keep.

Set a clear goal for yourself
A good, achievable routine starts with a clear goal. Before you begin an exercise regimen, sit down and write the clearest, most concise statement you can about what you’re trying to achieve. Avoid ambiguous goals like “get in better shape” that are difficult to measure.

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Give all you’ve got. Then take 5 deep breaths and give some more.
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Weigh In Wednesday: Weight Watchers Week #6

Week 5 Weight:  215.8

This week’s Weight: 216.2

This week’s Difference: +.4

Total Loss: -4.6

I’m going to attribute it to me wearing a dress last week and jeans this week.  Since jeans weigh about 2lbs & I only gained .4, that means I really lost something like 1.6… right?

but really guys, jeans are heavy!

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Having this occur makes me think I should be weighing myself a few mornings a week, just to get a feel for where I am throughout the week.  That way I can still figure out how I did no matter what I am wearing.

I know some of you out there weigh in everyday. That’s too much for me, especially since I am almost always running out the door.  But I think maybe once or twice isn’t a bad idea for me!

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You probably already have one job you hate, so do whatever you can to spend the next year or two enjoying your weight loss.
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