I'm glad you enjoyed the "Monday Motivation" I posted yesterday from Judith Beck. It was a good one, wasn't it??
Well, I stumbled a bit over the weekend but I have every plan to finish February STRONG.
I have met my goal weight for February (165) but getting a pound ahead during this last week of February would be a good thing. I thought losing 5 pounds per month would be a cakewalk. NOT SO MUCH. It's taking everything I've got!
But here I am, Day 65 for me, slightly over 9 weeks, down 15 pounds.
In March I plan to do some things differently. While I do keep a diet notebook where I record what I eat, I want to get back to the Spark tracker. I count calories in my notebook but not fat, fiber, or protein. I am not taking advantage of all the resources Spark has to offer. I want to record my food and exercise so I can print out the calendar at the end of the month.
I also plan to try several new Spark recipes a week. This is not always met with enthusiasm in my house, especially recipes with lentils and kale! But I will keep trying! Don't you love the blogs where people take pictures of their meals? I'd like to be one of those people but I don't really see it happening. Sorry.
The exercise is going fine. We walk 6 days a week in preparation for the Indy Mini in May, and I'm averaging over 10,000 steps per day. TC and I do the strength training class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Saturdays when it's offered. This Saturday is bike class, but that doesn't work for us: TC has a bad knee and I cheat!
Seriously! When she says to "crank the tension up a full turn because we're climbing a hill" I crank it up 1/4 of a turn and imagine coasting DOWN the hill!
My goal for the next week is just to stay the course and keep doing what I'm doing! We've got 8 days left in February so join me in finishing strong!!