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Sunday, January 10, 2010

The month of December was hard for me. I only went down 3 pounds the whole month, but wait "only"... isn't that a victory? I don't know why I felt a bit defeated. I enjoyed my birthday, Christmas, and New Years. I ate candy canes, birthday cake, nice meals, had cocktails, and chocolate, and I still lost 3 pounds.

So I just reset things on my page right before New Years, and I was given a lower caloric range because the less I weigh, the less I burn doing everything. Basically I lost 1 serving of carbs at each meal. I am down to 1,250 calories to 1,600. It seemed hard the first few days to stay within this range, but I re-lost my New Years gain of 3 pounds (my whole month of December loss) in one week. So I think this month might be a good month for weight loss. I notice my weight was consistently a little lower each day of this week, which is how I use to lose weight. December was up and down with drastic weight loss somedays and nothing on others, so it was probably about time to reset those nutrition settings.

Now I really feel like I can conquer that last 36 pounds. It's amazing how efficiently our bodies adjust to changes. It's a good thing, but it makes weight loss a little tricky. Thank goodness there is Spark People to do all the calculations for me. Darn homeostasis!
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    3 pounds over December is awesome!!!!! And you enjoyed your holidays without feeling deprived. If you lose 3 pounds a month this year - you will meet your weight loss goal this year!!!!
    4064 days ago
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    Cheers for Jeannie, way to go. You are such an inspiration.

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    4064 days ago
    Celebrate that 3 pounds! The closer I get to goal, the slower is comes off. I've been losing about 2-3 pounds a month for several months now, but that's OK! I just got off a 6 week plateau and am losing again. With 14 pounds to go, I expect 1-2 pounds a month as my body begins to get used to what it will need to weigh forever. I'm currently eating the amount of calories I need to maintain...so I'll get there one of these days...we both will! :)
    4064 days ago
    (make sure the calories are still okay for you. when i went to the nutritionist, she said i should consume between 1,800 to 2,000 for weight loss. i know i couldn't possibly sustain on 1,200 calories.

    ::hugs:: you are doing awesome, girl. i'm so inspired by you.)
    4064 days ago
    HEhehee. You'll get it, girlie! ;)
    4064 days ago

    3 pounds is absolutely a victory! Especially during the holidays!!! My weight hasn't budged in like 2 months because I had slacked off so badly for a while there. You're going to make your goal weight because you are an intelligent, determined and resourceful woman and you have SP to help you. Sure, it gets a bit more challenging along the way.. but that will make it just that much more rewarding when you get there.


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