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Leslie Sansone

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

I really like to do her DVD walking videos, today I did her 4 mile DVD for the first time. It was not bad at all I had no problem doing it. I was a little surprised that when it was done my step member was only around 7000 steps. Yesterday when I did my 7 miles I clocked in at over 13,000 steps, so there is a huge difference in the steps. I am not sure if the treadmill made the difference or not but I was surprised the difference. I am learning a lot of things through this experience.

I am taking it a little slower today after the huge work out I did yesterday. I did the weights and stretching yesterday I doo them every other day. The DVD has the basic stretching after walking which I did also.

I want to thank everyone for all the encouragement for my distress at the scale and lack of its movement lately.

I really have a block about eating, I am so afraid I will eat too much, and when the scale gets stuck I automatically thing I did not calculate correctly. But I have been so good at staying away from sugar and fats so it confuses my mind. I know everyone says I am probably in starvation mode but it is so hard for me to get this in my head, I just think the other way, and I know it is wrong, so I keep giving myself a pep talk and trust that others know what they are telling me. The thing that gets me though is I am not hungry, I do not want all those calories because I am not hungry, this too is a mind block. Why can I just eat when I am hungry is my question?

As you can tell I am having a fight with myself over this issue, forgive me I just need to vent about this issue. I pray I can just get over it. Funny thing is I do not even own qa scale when I return home. I am using my sons digital one right now. I am wondering if I need to get one when I go back home??

I will just bite the bullet be patient and give my body more time. I know I see a difference in the mirror and that is what I will just keep my eyes on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • CGREEN717
    Great job!!
    4193 days ago
    I think seeing a difference in your mirror is much more important than the scale. In terms of getting a scale or not for home, you need to decide if it's going to be for fun or an obsession. If you are doing it as ONE way of tracking your progress and don't let it determine if you're happy with your results or not, then go for it. If you are using it as the only means to judge your progress and you let it determine your mood then it might not be such a good idea. Keep up the great work !
    4193 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2063988
    Just keep working away at the changes. You are a success already.

    4194 days ago
  • GABBIE00
    keep up the good job.you will make it.my pedometer doesn't match Leslie either
    4194 days ago
    I finally moved back down a couple of notches on the scale today. I am trying to keep m,y sanity until I can get a new scale that weighs accurately. Keep with the program. Your weight will go down. It is so easy to give up when things aren't going good but I know you can do it.

    4194 days ago
    Hey Rose - excellent blog. Way to work it out and stay positive. You are doing great!
    4195 days ago
    Keep on Sparkin' - you are doing great. emoticon
    4195 days ago
    You'll see a difference soon! And the scale will move. Just concentrate on being YOUR PERFECT weight instead of LOSING weight! You can do it!
    4195 days ago
    Hi, Rose! I LOVE Leslie's walking DVDs. I have 3 of them, and am getting better at keeping up with her on 2 of them. I haven't done the third one I have yet, but I want to be able to keep up with her 100% on the two before I try the third. My pedometer does not match up to her 2 miles either, but I think it's because I cannot set my stride any lower than 30 inches on my favorite pedometer. I will try one of my cheaper pedometers to see if it makes a difference since I can choose a much lower stride on it (as low as 12 inches I think). My favorite one says I had 1879 steps when I did Leslie's "Walk Strong" DVD that is supposed to be equal to 2 miles. If I walk/jog outside, my pedometer reads over 6,000 for 2 miles (at 30 inches per stride). I'll let you know what I find out when I use my cheap one for her DVD, ok?

    Hang in there re your hunger issues. Sometimes you have to use something besides the scale to let you know that you are making progress. Are you feeling more energy? Are you sleeping better? Are some of your clothes loose? Do people tell you that you look different (in a good way)? If you can answer "yes" to these questions, and more that I have not asked, then you absolutely are doing great!!! There are lots of ways to measure your progress without using the scale. There are a lot of great articles on SparkPeople about using other ways to measure your progress. When I get back from the store, I'll send you a couple links to those articles.

    Here's a big hug for doing Leslie's 4 mile DVD with no problem!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon That is a great accomplishment!!

    You are in my prayers, and I hope you find some comfort in some of the things I am saying.

    4195 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2010 8:19:20 PM
    Keep up the good work! You're right, the number on the scale doesn't matter that much. As long as you can see and feel changes in yourself, you know you're headed in the right direction.
    4195 days ago
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