Breakthrough! YES!

Friday, February 12, 2010

At my most recent attempts to lose, I lost 5 pounds and stayed at that number. It was extremely frustrating, as I did everything bu the book (Weight Watchers)

I am on day 10 of following Sparkpeople and I broke that 5lb barrier. I am down 6 pounds! I know this doesn't sound like a huge deal, but the fact that I am beyond that 5 pounds is huge for me.

I am no longer going to bed hungry, I am feeling really satisfied actually.

Here's what I am finding is working for me.

I ALWAYS track EVERYTHING I eat, and ALWAYS stay within my calorie range. I mix it up all week. One day the lowest calories, the next higher range etc. Always up and down.
One day a week I allow myself to go all the way to the highest calories in the range.

I exercise EVERY day. I tell myself I must do at LEAST 20 minutes of cardio a day. Well I aways end up doing 30-45 BUT if I only did 20 thats fine, I still would be meeting my goal.

I am very excited. I am sure I may need to change things around again as I get closer to my goal, but right now this is working great.
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    YAY for you!!! I like your mindset. The way you have your daily caloric tracking is something I think I will start to do. It seems that lately I am eating at the high end of my range. I will give it a try. Couldn't hurt. Thanks for the inspiration.


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    3834 days ago
    Your enthusiasm is great to read and I am very happy you are accomplishing your goals!
    3835 days ago
    Great! You are on the right path....Have a fabulous weekend!
    3835 days ago
    YAY! Congrats!
    3835 days ago
    That's great! I just got off a plataeu too! Only 1 more pound and I will be in the next 10's bracket! Last night was really difficult to go to the gym, but you are right, even if it is only 20 minutes, it is still the right thing to do!
    3835 days ago
    keep up the great work
    3835 days ago
    You are looking great!
    3835 days ago
    emoticon on busting through your plateau! It sounds like you're not even on a "diet." Just eating reasonably and moving more. You deserve to feel excited... you're doing so well and looking FABULOUS!
    3835 days ago
    I love it when we go where we haven't gone before...down that is. I am at that same place. I lost nine and then have stalled. I am going to do some recalculating today to see it this is a numbers deal. I lowered my calorie range so we'll see when I check it again today. Also, I am from Wilmington area, vacationing in Puerto Rico right now; have been traveling to outside of Boone for 12 years to stay with friends there. They just moved last month. I also want to spend a summer in Italy after biking Tuscany for two weeks. Read my series of blogs about my stay in PR and check out the pics of Italy. Adding you as a friend since we have much in common. Smiles, Mary emoticon
    3835 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Keep up the great work!
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    emoticon I am so happy for you that you broke the barrier. You have a plan that works for you and that's what is important. I may try to follow your plan and see how it works for me. Have a great weekend!
    3835 days ago
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