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Starting Week 16 and Feeling GREAT!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I have been very very consistent with eating a healthy diet and have also been averaging 30 minutes a day of exercise. I have only progressed to 4 pound dumbbells, but the small gain in strength really shows up in my day to day chores. It is a lot easier for me to carry in groceries, carry laundry and carry things up the stairs. Last week I started doing some lower body strength exercises. I am struggling a lot with those because of balance issues and arthritis, but they are getting a little easier each time I do them. My goals are focused on behaviors rather than pounds, but I am hoping for a consistent loss of at least 5 pounds a month. Sticking to a healthy diet through the holiday battlefield from October through New Years is at the top of my priority and I am doing a lot of self talk every day to strengthen my resolve. Feeling GREAT and am thrilled with my slow but steady progress.
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  • FRAN0426
    emoticon slow and steady is a great way to continue with your journey, instead of looking for huge chances in a short amount of time. Slow progress brings long lasting results for many.
    1231 days ago
  • 2BDYNAMIC
    Wow ........ What inspiration!! ... Love this and I also like that you are focusing on behaviors rather than the usual: pounds ...... Good habits and healthy lifestyle lead to one good thing after the other and you are already seeing results!! ......... emoticon
    1231 days ago
  • VISUALLYRICS
    How emoticon erful that your focus is on goals that are focused on behaviors rather than pounds!! I needed to hear that! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1231 days ago
  • ANAH_ACE
    Great progress and goals. emoticon
    1231 days ago
  • 601MONTROSE
    Good for you
    1231 days ago
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