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finally, it's happened to me....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

after a few weeks, i have finally lost some weight. almost 5 pounds! FREAKIN' FINALLY!

i've been learning so much from this site, and thank goodness for the nutrition tracker. in the past week alone, i've learned that it's much more beneficial (as a weight loss tactic) to stay at the VERY bottom end of my recommended range of calories/carbs/fats. i've also learned that concentrating a LITTLE bit more on eating low-fat rather than low-carb helps me lose weight much faster. therefore, i'm starting to eat (heart healthy) fatty foods (like eggs, avovado, natural peanut butter, nuts) in bigtime moderation.

another thing i've realized, after weighing in today, is that i have consumed a lot less alcohol in the past week (in which most of these almost-five pounds have been lost) than in preceding weeks. i'm ,sadly, going to have to avoid beer!! very tough, because my lifestyle is very bar- and club-oriented, since i work both in the music industry and the bar industry! ah well.

next goal = EXERCISE. i have not been stepping up to the plate in excersizing at all yet. i HATE exercising. i've always lived a pretty inactive lifestyle (free-time hobbies are reading, knitting, crafts, writing, listening to records, watching movies), so i'm commited to taking some baby steps to physical activity in the next week. kinda sorta dreading it though, but i know that my weight-loss and journey to a healthy lifestyle will not work without action!

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    thanks everyone for your kind words! it's great to have this support.

    and amandaf65, i will definitely start dancing around my living room to music :)
    3884 days ago
    It sounds like you're doing great! Keep up the good work. The little sacrifices will be worth it
    3884 days ago
    I know what you mean about the alcohol. We all know there's a lot of empty calories in the "adult beverages" but it's easier said than done to knock it off. I admire you, because that's a stumbling block for me.

    As far as exercise, you may find the hardest part is getting to the gym or putting on the walking shoes. And I noticed that you like listening to records. Any chance you might dance around the living room a little and act like a rock star? Because it's fun - so I hear anyway ;) And I think it counts as exercise!
    3885 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Sounds like you are making a lot of the right choices. Keep up the good work!
    3885 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/3/2009 5:14:41 PM
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