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A butterfly will emerge

Friday, April 28, 2017

I think I signed up on Sparkpeople in 2008. I've had various excuses for jumping off and on the exercise band wagon - mostly, I just don't like exercise. But facts are facts. I'm overweight, prediabetic and osteoporosis is hanging out there waiting to get me (it runs in my family). So it is time to stop with the excuses and start getting my a$$ to work!

I was just away at a conference and my buddy and I went swimming to get us started. I think we only swam laps for 15 minutes and I can't believe how bad my shins hurt. That was on Tuesday. They still hurt this morning, but I went for a walk anyway - for 45 minutes. Go me!!

I'm going to turn this fat caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. My plan for this transformation is:

- Get more sleep
- Get up early and go for a walk. If there is no one else up, then there's no one for my dog to bark at and she needs exercise too. The 45 minute walk I did today should be a good start.
- Walk at least 5 days a week, but work towards every day
- Eat better, realistically I won't give up my favorites, but I can certainly cut down and eat snacks that are nutritious
- Drink 8 cups of water daily working my way up to 12

My initial weight loss goal is 10 pounds down by June 14th. Totally doable if I stick to the above.

206.6 pounds today. Looking for 196.6 on June 14th

And now to go downstairs and have a sensible breakfast!
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  • 860KUANLIN
    Plus...I want to be there when you launch yourself as a butterfly! 🐛
    1246 days ago
  • 860KUANLIN
    I like your goals...you can do this!!!
    1246 days ago
  • PROPMAN1
    Sounds like a plan. Good goals. Especially like that you know you can still have your favorites (in moderation). emoticon
    1246 days ago
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