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Battle Plan 11, baby steps

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This will be my 6th 8-Week Battle! I can't believe how little I've managed to accomplish in all these battles - I have yet to hit 20 pounds lost here on Spark! I'm only a couple pounds away from that point, and would like to get there before the battle begins on Monday. I have two full days of hours on my feet at the store, and I will be scrupulous about my intake from now until then, and we'll see where that takes me.

All that said, how am I going to attack this battle differently, so I actually kick some of these pounds to the curb for good? I am going to go back to basics, and concentrate on the baby steps again. I even considered going all the way back to Stage One, but I don't think I need to do that. It isn't that I don't KNOW what needs to be done, I just need more practice in doing it.

From today until the battle begins on Monday I will:

1. Drink my eight-plus glasses of water, AND LOG THEM.
2. Stay within my calorie range, AND LOG EVERYTHING.

If I haven't managed both of these steps consistently by Monday, I will continue with these two steps for another week, until they become second nature again. Once I have these down:

3. I will work to increase my fruits and vegetables back up to at least five a day.
4. I will do a minimum of 15 minutes of strength training with my dumbbells every day. Even though muscle weighs more than fat, it also burns more calories! And I'm finding I need more muscles in my new job (which I LOVE, by the way! LOL!)
5. I promise to check in on my Red Squad thread as often as possible, to encourage, lift up and when necessary, drag forward, any and all of my fellow warriors, and I promise to give that kick in the butt when it's needed, if everyone will promise to do the same for me!

I don't have a gym membership, and it's too cold and slippery outside to do very much in the way of cardio walking area, but I am now working on my feet close to 30 hours a week, and wearing my pedometer daily, so

6. Begin again to log my fitness minutes.

I guess that's all l can do for the moment. Let's hit this battle running, Warriors!

Battle ON!
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    Supporting you all the way . WE'll give you a hand kicking those pounds to the curb !! emoticon
    3305 days ago
    We're GOING to do this TOGETHER!!!! WE ARE WARRIORS!!!

    emoticon Ummm we REALLY need a warrior Emoticon....pirates just don't cut it...but it'll have to do in a pinch!!!

    3308 days ago
    Hi Laurie!

    Great goals! I love that you are loving your job still. That is sooooo awesome! Good for you for doing strength training every day. That would count towards your 10 minutes extra a day!

    Good luck in reaching your 20 pound mark. I know that you can do it!!!

    Have a great weekend!

    3308 days ago
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    Let's do this!!!! Bye Bye Weight!
    3308 days ago
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    I KNOW that you CAN & WILL do this!!!!
    3308 days ago
    3308 days ago
    Sounds like a GREAT plan!!

    You will do it. I have faith in you.

    3309 days ago
    yep feeling you about not accomplishing much so far in these battles but we can do it.Your goals sound great and manageable take each day one at a time and i'm sure you'll be successful.
    3309 days ago
  • EBONY852004
    You can do it...
    3309 days ago
    emoticon Laurie my Warrior!! This is GREAT..I love how you have started out with 2 goals..Your giving yourself time to get these down..as you call it **second nature**
    About "baby steps"..I agree with you..We know WHAT to do..We just "NEED" to DO IT!!
    And make it a HABIT,sometimes our schedule gets in the way emoticon
    Life happens..We must forgive ourselves,and figure out a way to continue on the right path.
    Your plan is GREAT!! LOVE the goals!!
    Remember emoticon Warriors do it BEST!!
    God Bless~Christina
    3309 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2011 10:26:24 AM
    emoticon my dear friend!!!
    3309 days ago
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