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Summer is here!

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

So I haven't blogged in a long time. I am going to change that to hold myself more accountable. I am going to blog at least once a week.

April was a wake up for me. My weight began to creep up and up. I realized that even though I was checking into spark almost daily I wasn't really doing anything. I exercised when I felt like it, but rarely tracked or even tried to curtail my food. I ate out a lot and didn't even try to find healthier options.

My go to when I am stressed is soda or coffee loaded with lots of sugar and creamer so the first thing I did was cut that out of my diet completely. Since May 1st I have had one cup of coffee and no soda. YEAH! Definitely a non-scale victory.

The next thing I did was try to track all my food. Except for soda and coffee I did not focus on changing anything in my diet, just track. I missed about 10 days in May that I didn't track at all or only partially. Not great, but better than before. Working on doing better in June
I also focused on exercising more. I specifically wanted to do strength training since I know I need it, but it is not my favorite. I got 1000 fitness minutes in May. This is the first time in I can't remember how long.
I am on two challenges and I made sure that the last couple of weeks of both challenges I did everything I was supposed to. I had been letting my teams down and I felt bad. I apologize to any of my teammates who are reading this.

My weight has been fairly stable the past couple of weeks. It ranges from 197-199. I am disappointed in myself since in February I was close to finally being below 180 for the first time in 20 years. I am not going to beat myself up though. I am moving forward and making a conscious effort to do what I know I need to do to get where I need to be.

My goals are:
June: track all food and find another area to change my diet, 1000 fitness minutes in June - cardio 5 days a week and ST 3 days a week minimum. See my weight start to go down.

September: Continue working on my diet in July and August. Continue exercising regularly. Be back to the low 180s

June 2020: Continue the plans above and adjust as needed. My husband and I are going to Barbados. I want to be a size 10 (currently a 14) by the time we leave.

Happy summer everyone!
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    Good goals. We can do it.
    425 days ago
    Happy Summer to you!! Glad it is finally here!!
    425 days ago
    I've also been slacking some! My significant other had a stroke in March so I've been helping him & his mom who has had 3 strokes. I kind of forgot about myself. I've gained so much weight in the past few months it's terrible! Here's to us both getting back on track! Good luck you got this!
    425 days ago
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