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Four Months

Sunday, April 01, 2012

I realized this weekend - I have 4 months until my daughter's wedding. I want to be below 200 lbs. - that means I need to lose at least 5 lbs a month.

Looking over the last year I am only 9 lbs lower than what I was on April 1, 2011. It doesn't seem like much. My sister said today that she has lost 40 lbs since Jan 1 (she has been on the Metabolic Research Center diet). I was happy for her, but a little depressed. I have worked so hard this last year with my trainer - I thought I would have lost more weight. I am encouraged though when I look at my NSV - I am in a smaller dress size. Last year I was a size 24, today I am a size 18-20. I've lost a total 12.25 inches and 7.4% body fat.

This last month have been very rough. I have only been at the gym once a week. This week not at all. One week, I had a "meltdown" and basically ate my way through brownies and homemade banana bread which resulted in a weight gain. I have struggled with being tired all the time. My schedule went crazy with new daycare kids. I stopped my daily Bible reading...I still was doing my women's Bible study.

But this is a new month......a new start. I am involved in team challenges: The Biggest Loser Spring and the Spring 5%. Another team CCW has a streak challenge starting today. I also joined the BLC19 that will start April 25. I am making some new goals for the month. Also one thing I know I need to do is blog every day to keep myself accountable.

April goals:
1. Blog daily:

2. Exercise:
--Gym 3x's a week
--Minimum 30 min a day

3. Snacks -- one freggie snack a day

4. Read Bible chronologically daily
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  • no profile photo CD4592528
    OK ... I'm lost. What is "NSV"?
    What "streak" are you going to work on for our April challenge?
    You CAN DO THIS. We're cheering you on!
    5#/ month = what, 3/4# / week? That is very doable!
    Keep your eyes fixed on the prize before you!!
    3124 days ago
  • KATHIERAE
    Oh, that size thing is SO much cooler than a number on the scale!!! Who sees that number but you?? Everyone sees your size, and I bet you FEEL better and MOVE better too. I am not saying give up your goal, but I am saying congratulations on your accomplishments!!! emoticon emoticon
    3125 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    Congratulations Carrie on your NSV! That is quite an accomplishment! Even though I will be away from home I will exercise at least 30 minutes each. Buddy we can do this and 4 months is 120 days. Let's make each day count!
    3125 days ago
  • LOISDESK
    Your NSV are proof that what you are doing is working!! That's awesome! We all have those ups & downs and some days & months are "easier" than others. You are on the right track though, with setting goals & challenges!! You are setting yourself up to succeed!!
    3125 days ago
  • SMILESRME
    You have changed since one year ago Carrie. Your muscles are stronger, you have a better understanding of yourself (why the emotional eating), you have developed some better exercise habits, you are down in your clothes sizes (wonderful!), you have goals in place. You have some good insight and encouragement from the gals here on your blog. It's a new day every day! I agree that comparing yourself to a sibling is dangerous mentally and emotionally. You walk your own walk girl. You do what is best for you. As much as your family loves your baking, you may need to cut down on that kind of "love" if you can. It's so tempting to have that kind of goodies around! I know I fail in the temptation area when I have baked goods around. If you do need to bake, maybe change up the recipes a bit to make it something YOU can eat!

    In this journey together,
    Julia : )
    3125 days ago
  • EBPOOKIE
    You can do this Carrie do not compare your weight loss with someone else bodies are different. Remember muscle weighs more than fat, your body is completely different now then it was a year ago. You are now at a point were it will be harder to droppe the pounds, make sure you have reset your exerices and calories and goal weight time frame. You may not be eating enough calories or more then you should be. Do you track your food? Everybit counts if you do good if not do it you'd be surprised. DO NOT GET DISCOURAGE OR COMPARE TO OTHERS! Just do your best and it will pay off keep postive and remember to check your weight,exercise and calories... that is how i broke my plateau. But it is still hard to lose. good luck. I have 10 po9unds to lose to get out of the plateau range that i call! Good luck and let me know how i can help you ounces off are weightloss as well!!
    3125 days ago
  • GCHUNG
    You can do it.
    3125 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    You can do it Carrie. Be positive!! ((HUGS))
    3125 days ago
  • READYBETTY
    Carrie,

    Although it's been a struggle you are seeing results. I know you can do it! I'm looking forward to your daily blogs. Your accountability has always encouraged me to be true to my goals and myself.

    Betty
    3125 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon for the NSV emoticon You can accomplish a lot in four months. I've learned that the # on the scale is not as important as how much better I feel and how much more I can do. Spark On emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    3126 days ago
  • HEALTHYGRAMMY49
    Love your April goals sweetie. You absolutely do not look old enough to have a daughter ready to be married.

    I wish we lived close to one another so we could go to the gym together. I have only been once since I joined the day the 5% Challenge began. I caught a really bad cold, had a relapse, then was a t the hospital supporting a friend who had emergency back surgery and his wife, my BFF. Thought things were going to get back to normal today when...pow! Coming out of church with my DH, I ran head on (literally) into a steel railroad crossing bar. I hit it full face really hard. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. lol. Sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it's not.

    So you hang in there kiddo...we'll both be back on track tomorrow. Hugs.
    3126 days ago
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