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26 Pounds? Yes or No?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Biggest Loser Winning in Winter Purple - What a journey!! I had many ideas and plans for this journey. I thought I’d be diligently working towards running a mile by May, faithfully practicing the Hula Hoop and looking at jumping rope as well as conquering 10,000 steps a day. My goal was to get as far away from the threat of Diabetes as possible by pursuing a commitment to activity, healthy eating and eliminating sugars. I set a weight loss goal that would bring me to Onederland and finally, I planned to have or schedule a Fitness Party.

So, how did I do?
1) Jogged for 2 minutes only once. Nowhere near mastering a mile yet.
2) My hula hoop was moved to an area of the house that is not conducive to hooping and I’ve done nothing with it.
3) Jump Rope? I’d have to get one before I started jumping it.
4) 10,000 steps a day. I have tried 2 pedometers and cannot get them to work so I have no idea how many steps I take a day.
5) Fitness Party – I’ve had to postpone that because of scheduling and availability of guest trainer.

6) I go to Zumba 3 times a week and Rock It.
7) I’ve finally use the elliptical without knee pain and stick with it for 40 minutes.
8) 2x a week I do a One Hour 4mile Walkking/Jogging Video
9) I have successfully avoided sugar with no exception
10) Health and Diabetes – I have no numbers but I do have the scripts to have a full blood workup next week.
11) The Fitness Party is definitely going to happen with my Wednesday Women’s Walking Group that I have been leading for 5 weeks. Possibly for my birthday in May.
12) ONEDERLAND has been reached. I had my doubts 2 weeks ago but Saturday I hit it – 5 days early.

What have I learned?
• All things are possible. The combination of fitness and nutrition work great together, yet there is no guaranteed formula to success. It requires complete focus and commitment, wise choices and forgiveness
• Eliminating sugar eventually eliminates the cravings. It gets easier.
• Almonds and nuts are a super staple.
• Yes, you CAN learn to love exercising and even start to crave it.
• I am motivated by points and SparkPoints works extremely well for me. I sometimes grab some fruit or even my dumbbells late in the evening to get additional points.
• Rewards are fun and work well. However, I tend to not cash in on them but rather save them.
• I can achieve my goals – my goal weight and I can maintain it. I CAN and I WILL
• Setting High Goals can be achieved but they need to be realistic and sensible because it could be easy to become discouraged and that would be self-sabotaging.
• I am ready to keep going, to improve my physical health by meeting with a trainer and continuing my cardio schedule. So Biggest Loser Spring? Bring It On!!!
What would I have done differently?

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  • GEOWAGS
    Actually Nancy, it was 27# lol. You have done an INCREDIBLE job and are truly an inspiration. You have lost 2.7# per week on average. I am so proud of you and am glad that you will be re-joining us on the Purple team for the spring challenge.

    George
    2887 days ago
  • NJJAZZ
    a great blog.................. you've learned and shared lots of valueable lessons........ keep on your journey................. you're doing wonderfully
    2890 days ago
  • GAS_SAG
    You are doing an awesome job and will definitely be rocking it again in spring! :)
    2891 days ago
  • HIKINGMAMA2011
    Onederland; how awesome is that?! I'm interested in the hula hoop piece, tell me more : )
    2891 days ago
  • HIKINGMAMA2011
    Onederland; how awesome is that?! I'm interested in the hula hoop piece, tell me more : )
    2891 days ago
  • EFFIEANNIE
    I am glad to hear someone else who has problems with pedometers. They work fine for my husband, but not for me. I have just tried wearing it on my stocking. That might work it did seem to register something!! Congratulations, you are doing great. ONEderland is close for me too.
    2891 days ago
  • CLAIREINPARIS
    Your blog gave me hope again. Thank you. Very much. And more importantly, congratulations!!! emoticon
    2891 days ago
  • BEESMUM2003
    you are a true inspiration....i love how positive and energetic you always are. btw, besides almonds what other nuts do you tend to eat? i love nuts but besides the almonds i dont know what would be relatively low in cal/fat to consume?

    2891 days ago
  • ZANNBEE
    That is so encouraging! Way to go!
    2891 days ago
  • ENGLISHNAN
    You are doing fine Sometimes initial goals prove to be unrealistic We have to change and adapt all the time.Good for you
    Irene
    Ps I never got on with a pedometer either emoticon
    2891 days ago
  • WORKOUTWITHPAM
    CONGRATULATIONS, and BEST WISHES in reaching all of your goals!
    HUGS
    Pam
    2892 days ago
  • JUNIAAGAIN
    Oh girl, you are such an inspiration! Very well done. I'm still struggling to get into ONEderland and it's really a drag. But I will get there. How do you do the no sugar part of this??
    2892 days ago
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