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Feb. 18, 2015 - Wiggle wiggle wiggle

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I'm halfway through the fourth week since my return to SparkPeople. I've already had a few weird moments trying to find my stride (from spending almost the entire first week clueless about my actual weight to finally figuring out how to give bonus points to my teams), but overall I feel like I'm heading in the right direction.

SparkPeople has been the only thing so far that has successfully helped me lose weight. When I stopped using it, I stopped making progress. That alone is enough to tell me what I need to be doing in the future.

Today was a decent nutrition day despite sleeping in a bit before work. I got closer than I've ever been to my caloric intake minimum, stayed within range on my sodium and a lot of other categories as well. I even pushed myself to work out and do some cardio after coming home from work!

I know this is weird, but I've also become a mindful fidgeter. When I catch myself standing still I'll actively start to fidget, either by doing heel/toe raises, or tapping my toes, or walking in a small circle. Anything to keep from being stagnant.

I feel like I'm wiggling a lot and it kinda makes me self-conscious, but I can't help but laugh at the idea of emoticon WIGGLING FOR WEIGHT LOSS! emoticon

It'll be a hot new fitness routine next year, just you wait.

I'm finding the hardest part of all this is trying to balance my fitness time and my play time. Play time for me means sitting at the computer and goofing off in video games with my friends. I LOVE to be online. That probably has something to do with why I am so big - I'd spend hours in front of the screen, snacking on junk. I still love to play video games and all, and I don't want to completely dump that hobby for fitness, so I just have to find a happy middle ground where I'm fit but also still able to do the things I find fun. emoticon

I hope Hump Day treated you all very well, we're on our way to Thursday! emoticon

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    I have started timing my time on the computer (games, reading articles, etc) and then doing 10 mins or whatever doing my workout, be it playing the Wii Fit U games, or cycling or walking in place.. Wii Fit U has a game called free walk and you walk either 15 or 30 minutes. I choose the 30 min walk, there is also a cycling one that you cycle for 30 minutes. Before I go to sleep at night I read or do computer puzzles.

    You are doing a great job so far coordinating your workouts and working on your nutrition tracker. Keep it up and keep challenging yourself!

    Have a great Friday! :)
    1760 days ago
    My husband and I are online a lot too so we're currently trying to find a cheap treadmill. Then, since hubs is handy, he is going to build a "walking desk" so we can slowly walk while surfing the web. We'll see how well my uncoordinated self will do with it!
    1760 days ago
    I find myself fidgeting too, from time to time. I think too, of how that helps with the weight loss. So good for you in finding time for cardio too. I know that you'll find the right balance with play and work. It will flow together for you with adjusting what you need to do. emoticon
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