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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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  • CUTTINABBY
    Supporting you all the way . WE'll give you a hand kicking those pounds to the curb !! emoticon
    3305 days ago
  • STEPPINSTAMPER
    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!!!

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    3308 days ago
  • BRAVAH
    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!

    Cheers,
    Heidi
    3308 days ago
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    Let's do this!!!! Bye Bye Weight!
    3308 days ago
  • JFROGDIVA
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    I KNOW that you CAN & WILL do this!!!!
    3308 days ago
  • VLECKB
    I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!
    3308 days ago
  • WILLOWWINDS
    Sounds like a GREAT plan!!

    You will do it. I have faith in you.

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    3309 days ago
  • FLUFFYSUE1
    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
  • DAKOTASMOMMY_07
    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
  • BUTTERFLYEMERGE
    emoticon my dear friend!!!
    3309 days ago
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