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Thursday Thoughts: Weight Loss

Years ago, I lost over 40 pounds on Weight Watchers.  (You know where this is going, don't you?) Over the years, I gained it back.  I'm ready to have it gone again, but I'm finding that my progress isn't so rapid this time. 

Why not?  Because my efforts aren't as consistent as they were.  Instead of jumping in with both feet, I'm easing in to re-establishing the habits I need to succeed. 

I've lost weight, but I've plateaued, so it's time to step up the commitment.  My exercise routine has been slipping the past couple of weeks, so I need to make sure to get back into that habit.  I like to walk, particularly with friends.  When I have someone who is expecting me to show up and walk, it's harder to cancel.  My walking partner has been out of town, but is now back, so we will start again.  I have been playing on the Wii a bit while she's been gone, but not nearly as often as I should.   

And then, of course, there is the other half of the equation:  eating.  I know that when I track what I eat, and allot my points wisely, I lose weight.  I just need to remember to do that.  For my health.  Not for swimsuit season.



Thanks for a body--no matter the size, shape, or condition, a body is a remarkable blessing.



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  1. I'm with ya on this, Kristi! I too, lost 40 pounds way back when (like 25 years ago!) and it has crept back again and again. And it's true....it's much harder to do now that we're older. I wish I had the commitment I had back then! But walking with friends is definitely a plus!

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  2. Hey I do Wii fit too...walking is not easy on loose gravel road here. I have more than you to lose. I track on www.sparkpeople.com ... which is a free site with lots of info, and really helps me keep track of what I eat since I have favorite foods listed making tracking fast and easy. I know when I am in my calorie range and if I have enough protein and carbs or too little. I track my 8 glasses of water on there too. LOVE that website. I've lost over 20 lbs but have tons more to go. Don't let your weight get ahead of you much more, it is a real pain to get to massive size then slim down. Keep moving!

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  3. Yes, I too need to be consistent. Losing weight is HARD! Good luck, you can do it!

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  4. Oh, I could give a very lengthy response at this one, but I don't.

    What's 40 pounds?? You eat healthy, don't smoke or drink and excercise plenty. That's a good thing!! If you just stay healty, weight doesn't mean that much.

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  5. I'm right there with you. Too bad we're not neighbors anymore. You were a delightful walking partner. Good Luck!

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