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Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am in the middle of my fouth week of getting back on track with my exercise and weightloss. Last week I had started the Biggest Loser Challange on Wii and yesterday was my first weigh-in. I was hoping for a good number and a little surprised to see only 1 pound. I thought about that number for a little while almost as if I was deciding how I should feel about it. I thought back to last week and how everyday I drank pretty close to 8 glasses of water a day, I exercised 6 out of the 7 days and I've been good about taking my vitamins and getting rest.

Then I also thought about how sore I was last Tuesday. My legs felt like cinder blocks after my first day of the Biggest Loser Challenge and also using the eliptical. Each day through that pain I kept going. This week I haven't missed a day yet of eating right and getting at least an hour of exercise.

Don't know what it is.... but I know that I am gonna be alright and that the weight is going to come off. I may see small numbers on the scale but I am seeing a change in me.....AND I LIKE IT! With all the stress at work with talks of state and federal budget cuts and the likelihood that the program I work for will no longer be, it just seems to motivate me that much more to focus on the things that I can control. Funny thing is, I should be stressed out but I'm not.

I attribute that to the exercise. I actually look forward to seeing Mr. Dumb A$$ (my name for my elliptical) most days and working out with him and I look forward to the 3.5 mi walks that my 3 children now do with me (our time is down to 3.5 mi in 58 minutes and improving each day we walk). I even love getting in the kitchen and experimenting with my kids all the different ways that we can make healthy, fun and delicious recipes.

My attitude and commitment towards losing weight has changed. I no longer say I want to get healthy because to me that's a given. I HAVE to lose weight to get healthy. I've been to the doctor and I know my numbers. Who knows, maybe in another week or so my elliptical will get a new name that I actually like :)

Keep going, don't give up and tell yourself that you WILL accomplish your goals.

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