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This is the time.....

Saturday, March 28, 2009

This past week has been a pretty good week, a bit busy, but overall very good.

I have stepped up my workouts, working out close to 7 days a week, and strength training about 2-3 times a week (I do a lot of strength type stuff in my workout dvd also). I do my cardio workout dvd at least 4 times a week and I do a lot of walking every day. My new best friend is the nutrition tracker and I've worked up to 6 glasses of water a day minimum from my previous 4 (although I usually get in close to 8)!

Surprisingly enough I'm even starting to motivate my co-workers at work to start drinking more water and to eat more healthy. We almost have a competition going on as to who can drink the most water in a day (I still take the cake on that one though!) Although they seem motivated by my success they still keep trying to tempt me to cheat offering me non-healthy foods and bringing in some of my favorites (like pizza), but I haven't given in and at this point I don't think I will. I won't eat anything unless I consult the nutrition tracker first - just to make sure I k now where I am.

I have now lost a total of 9 pounds (I had lost a few before joining Spark) and today when I took my first progress picture to put things into perspective for me, I really am starting to see how what I am doing is making a big difference not only to how I feel every day but also to how I look. I've been working on weight loss for about a month now, and to lose 9 pounds in 1 month just amazes me. I am also surprised by the differences in my 'then' and 'now' shots (I mean it's only been about a month!) and I think now, more than ever, I am starting to see the bigger picture. It's not just about how you look to others, but how you present yourself as well. I am feeling more confident and sure of myself every time I step on the scale. I know that what I am doing is the right thing and that all my hard work is actually going to pay off in the end.

I've tried to loose weight before and this time, everything just feels different. I think I've reached my limit and now, there's no stopping. I am determined to prove not only to myself but to everyone else, that even though I've always been heavy, I can, and will lose the weight once and for all.

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-Cassie
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  • BILLALEX70
    Sounds like you're doing really well. A little competition is always good for things.

    Keep working hard and you'll realize your goals.
    4396 days ago
  • S_HANSEN
    Cassie - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    That is awesome! Great job doing what you need to do to get to where you want to go... Don't fret over your co-workers they just arene't used to you and your new ways yet. They don't mean any harm. Politely remind them of your goals... 9 # in a month is so great! Keep up your great hard work and you will accomplish your goals before you know it.... emoticon Sondra
    4397 days ago
  • LUVS2SPIN
    great attitude!!! Keep up the great work emoticon
    4397 days ago
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