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Two Week Mark... and so far so good.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

I'm doing ok. It's been two weeks and I've kept a steady, consistent pace. So far I think I've lost about 15 lbs, but it's been 3 days since I weighed myself, so it could be more.

I've added a lot more swimming, at least 60 minutes a day, 6 days a week. I do long swims, because I can't do fast swims. I usually do a firm but slow "breast stroke." I recently had a rotator cuff surgery, so this is something I can do without pain.

I've been off of work since Sept. 5, 2019, when I fell and destroyed my right shoulder. Surgery was on Oct. 21st... and I am finally returning to work this Tuesday. I'm commission only, so my wife really wants me OUT OF THE HOUSE and get earning again!

I've added journaling and meditation to my program this time around. I'm trying to pray more, too. I'm seeing a really good psychologist, who's helping me. I just need to avoid the cravings.
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  • JIBBIE49
    228 days ago
    Congratulations for your weight loss! You're currently losing about 7.5 pounds per week, which means you've cut your calories back to pretty near zero, plus added in the extra activity (swimming is great!). We actually set ourselves up for cravings when we don't eat enough. Why not shoot for a weight loss of no more than 2 pounds per week? Will it take you longer to reach your goal? Yes, but it will greatly increase your chances of keeping the weight off once you get there. This journey is not a sprint...it's a marathon and we need to plan accordingly to make ourselves comfortable along the way. You and I must go the distance! We can do this! If I can do it, you can do it. SparkPeople has lots of resources to help set you up for long term success. Search for them. Read the success stories. Find a Spark Team. There's a Spark Team called losing 100 pounds with friends, and there are many other teams that can help you keep your motivation alive. Welcome to the fight! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    229 days ago
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  • ZRIE014
    that's the way
    229 days ago
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