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Thursday, April 19, 2012


I never posted my New Year's goals. I don't remember much of what I was going to write down, but I do remember my weight loss goal for the year. If I want to reach that goal now, I'll have to lose 1.4 pounds/week. I don't have much experience losing at that high of a rate, is it do-able? I don't know. Perhaps: I've very recently changed my diet and I can feel the weight starting to melt off of me.

Today was day six of keeping my saturated fat intake below 20g/day. This is much, much, much lower than what I'd been consuming before, and all but eliminates dairy from my diet. I'm doing this for medical reasons, not as a fad diet, and I'm committed to continue it for at least 100 days. Some early data indicates overall calories are down (and I'm not feeling as hungry overall and snacky in the evenings.) I'm about to take up swimming again (starting tomorrow!) It's hard for me to believe such a big calorie shift won't result in weight loss.

Even though this post is full of numbers, I'm not actually all that focused on the scale. I only weigh myself once a week if that. I'm mostly focused on healing. It's going fairly well. :)

I hope all of you long-lost sparkfriends are doing well out there. xo emoticon

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    WTG! The longest journey begins with the first step (I know old idea but very true). Just keep doing what you are doing and the scale will cooperate with you. It can be tough when you have two small children so just remember to cut yourself some slack and you will get the job done. emoticon
    3308 days ago
  • B-FLAT
    It was so nice to see your name pop up!! Glad your the goals and the diet changes. Hope you see AMAZING results!
    3312 days ago
    Cool goal on saturated fat! And you can feel it working! Go Jes!
    3313 days ago
  • TEKRU1
    Hey, lady! So good to see you back in Sparkland and sounding like you're in a MUCH better place! Good for you! Keep it up and keep in TOUCH! We're all out here rooting for you!
    3313 days ago
    I was happy to see a blog notification and even happier to see it's full of goals, good news and hope. I hope to see more of them, and that you get back into your swimming routine and a good food routine :-) I know you can do this - and it would seem it's the perfect time...after all, hell HAS frozen over - because I'm full of SPARK, why not my twin JESJES ;-D

    Speaking of hell freezing over - I think I found a shampoo that loves my hair! :-D hehe
    3313 days ago
    it is so nice to see you committing to goals again. Glad to see you sparking? WTG.
    I have. Missed seeing you and getting IVY updates. emoticon
    3313 days ago
    Wishing you good energy and endurance in your efforts to move toward wellness. Reducing saturated fats from your intake sounds like a wonderful idea to move toward where you want to be this year. I hope you enjoy your swim, I miss our correspondence, I miss you. I really like the yellow tulips on your wallpaper background.

    3313 days ago
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