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One Month Anniversary

Friday, May 09, 2008

Yesterday marked my one month anniversary at Sparks.

Heres my progress to date:

3.8 inches off my waist
2 1/2" off my hips
Over 1400 min exercise
Weight loss: 8 lbs.

I'm pretty amazed that this could be accomplished by enjoying a reasonable calorie consumption of 1600-1800 with one day a week at 1900-2000.

I am working out 30-90 min 6 days a week.
AND LOVING IT.

This month I
took 2 mile walks on the road with my husband
rode my bike
reintroduced myself to the fat burning/muscle building Nordic Track Walkfit
experimented with fitness videos
danced often to well-loved music--mostly with handweights (huge stress buster!)
fell in love with wall pushups.
delighted in watching my toddler try to mimic the exercises

This month I
drank more water (but still not enough)
ate more fruits and vegetables (still not enough)
discovered I also need to make other dietary adjustments (less fat, more fiber)
ate far, far, less junk food and sugary snacks
drank less coffee (I think found a good balance.)
Made new friends--ones that support me in my efforts and warm my heart.

Next month my goals are to
-establish a strength training ROUTINE.
-master the water issue and make herbal tea at bedtime a firm habit
(for me, unsweetened herbal tea will count as water)
-keep up the exercise and ride my bike more.
Eat more vegetables.
Juice carrots for my family once a week. (Always mean to.)

Thank you to everyone who reads this who has interacted with me in any way on this site. I have been so helped by the good company.

Dedra





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  • SORGIN
    Wow! I love how you've listed your accomplishments! Way to go!!!!!!! You have made a lot of progress in a short amount of time. I hope you can do a special dance for that! Congrats again!!!!!! (And thanks for going on this journey with me.)
    4466 days ago
  • WHIRLEDPEAS
    Wowee Dedra,
    Anyone that reads your blog will be inspired by it! You know your strengths, you know your weaknesses, you have a plan of action to achieve success, and you have great success to show for the changes you've already made. I love that you're getting the family in on it.
    I'm proud of you! emoticon
    4468 days ago
  • JENNIFER124
    DEDRA-
    i love this post !!! great great progress.... just really specific and concrete.... so helpful to see where you have been and where you are going...... GREAT goals for next month!!! you are REALLY DOING THIS!!! YAY YOU!! jen
    4468 days ago
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