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I Lost a Bag of Dog Food

Thursday, January 03, 2013

I've stuck with the Spark Coach Program and just finished one and am starting the Motivation and Consistency module. Today's challenge was to visualize something concrete in the amount recently lost. Well, I checked the huge bag of dog food we just recently purchased and it's 30 lbs. Wow, and I can't lift that bag at all. Just to think, no wonder it was extremely hard to climb the steps, walk around the house. And when we went out, I couldn't even walk from the car to the grocery store without huffing/puffing!

This gives me even more motivation to really commit to consistency, tracking and my biggest challenge - movement!

I've spent the past week with me new FitBit, just doing a normal routine to get a baseline. Apparently (even thought I know this) I am over 82% sedentary ... OUCH! I know that includes sleeping, but it puts it right in my face. So, I am setting my timer at the computer to move every hour for at least 5 minutes - walk around the house, counter push ups, chair squats or climb one flight of stairs to break this pattern of hypnotic sitting.

It becomes even more of a challenge next week when my exercise classes are moved from 4:30 to 10 AM ... means another pattern to break of sleeping late (I'm night owlish).

Well, this will all payoff when that second 30 lbs. comes off for a total of 60 and I can visualize TWO bags of dog food gone! So bring it on - Woof Woof!
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  • HOLLYM48
    That is such a wonder isn't it! How are body can accommodate because it has to and once we lose it, we think wow, how did I carry that extra weight!
    Great job! on losing the huge bag of dog food weight. Keep on pushing for the next one and you will be sprinting everywhere you go since you will be as light as the wind!!
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  • JILL313
    I know I can't begin to lift what you've lost and I am so happy you're making great WL progress. I am so proud of you. I know moving more is challenging for me still. I'm wanting a FitBit and soon going to be able to order one. I wouldn't be surprised if it tells me I'm over 90% Sedentary. It's my goal this year to move more. I just read Kathy's blog and according to it I've lost an Elephant's Penis worth of weight. Now, I'm just glad I'm not a Lady Elephant as that is too much Elephant to handle--LOL! Keep pushing onward and upward Jackie O!

    Love You,

    2819 days ago
    I love the visual! I've been having a hard time doing this . . . my nutritionist has that big 5lb of fat thing, but it's hard to picture it times 7 . . . the bag of dog food is so vivid!
    2819 days ago
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    2820 days ago
    Wow, Jackie, great blog. Great comparisons. Great train of thought and motivation.

    Talk about sedentary - that's my problem for sure. It's something I worked into my goals/resolutions for 2013. I've been doing 'OK' with it, but I'm a 'work in progress.' Old habits. Bad habits. Hard to break. But I'm focused.

    Good luck to you. I know you can do it.

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  • KATE_70
    I saw a list awhile back that listed the amount of pounds lost and matched it with specific items. I think I had lost a Irish Setter or something. I would like to find it again. You are super determined to do all you can to release that next 30 pounds. You are a great example to emulate. I'm proud of you :)
    2820 days ago
    emoticon I had the same "awakening" when I discovered that water softener salt weighed about what I'd shed in pounds. I couldn't lift one, let alone 2!! Poor DH thought he was trying to help by explaining to me that naturally I couldn't lift something like that...when I was carrying that weight around it was evenly distributed (well...sort of, anyway) all over my body and it would be easier to handle. I wasn't buying that explanation at all!! LOL! So happy for you and glad that you're making such great progress, Jackie. It really does pay off. I have treated myself to a new Fitbit One and am waiting for it to be delivered. I'm afraid my learning curve might be a little long, but I'll work through it. Happy New Year, Happy Sparking and Happy Moving!! Hugs, Jeannie emoticon
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