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Week #3 - Challenge Report :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Okay, so what if it's not going exactly as I expected...or more precisely, so what if the blessed SCALE isn't going in the direction I expected. But there IS progress nonetheless!

With 22 of the 30 days done, I'm frankly feeling more healthy than when I started, but the greater effect seems to be in my attitude. I'm frankly "engaged" in my day to day life, feeling more connected to myself than in a long while. I know that must sound odd...

I've added a qigong class (Dragon's Way variety) and have been paying more attention to increasing unusual fruits and vegetables in my daily diet along with less salt and less sugar. Interesting how spring gives the special sort of energy needed for change.

Thanks to each of you for your comments, your questions, your cheers, and your support in all sorts of ways as I try to break out of the winter rut into which I fell. You guys are awesome!

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    little changes add up--Good for you!--All is quiet here to-day--Why is life so hard in the middle of the night??----a good lesson to us however to check before putting pets out----Hugs-Lynda emoticon
    2373 days ago
    Those daily changes will make a big difference. Forget the scales. Concentrate on those fruits and veggies.
    2381 days ago
    Congrats on your lifestyle changes and how it is making you feel. That is awesome! The less processed foods I eat the better I feel and sugar (although I love it) is just nasty - it makes me crave more and more!! Don't worry about the weight for now just enjoy your more "engaged" life! emoticon
    2383 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    You're doing great, just hearing how you feel proves it. I'm sure that dumb ole scale will catch up soon. Work on how you feel, not how "it" is moving or not.
    2383 days ago
  • SALAM4545
    I know what you mean about feeling more connected to yourself. I sounds like no matter what the scale says, this is a very healthy step for you.
    2383 days ago
    Your attitude is great. The class sounds interesting. I have been watching salt and sugar as well. emoticon
    2384 days ago
  • NHES220
    Sounds like you are making progress, sometimes we just have to look beyond the scale and notice other positive changes. That is what you are doing!
    2384 days ago
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    Just keep going, that scale will move eventually! Perhaps each time you exercise or walk, do an extra 5 minutes, push yourself little harder! Tweek the program here and there till you see the scale going down again. I am a master at maintenance now...LOL...now I know what I need to do after vacation is over. Decided against the Fast Metabolism diet as a whole, but liked some of the points on healthy eating! Going to implement them, like gluten free, no caffeine, no soy, instead of peanut butter have the healthier almond or cashew butter. No artificial sweeteners or diet products. Made a lot of sense to me! Have a great day!
    2384 days ago
  • no profile photo BUTTERFLYGRACE
    Yes ma'am!! I am on the same track! The scale isn't making a lot of adjustments, but my attitude is. I'm feeling more like the woman who wants to make the correct choices. I look for the non-scale victories instead of saying "one more day won't matter" even though I know that it truly will. Yes, I am changing. My Spring Me has kicked into high form and I like her! It's a pleasure to be on this journey with you!
    2384 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing great! Amazing how spring finally arriving after the long winter has helped our attitudes.
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