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Thursday, October 24, 2013

I'm leaving off the accents because they just make a mess...sorry, French speakers!

Finally back, feeling that I am making progress, but my weight is not that much lower than my last blog! 141.4 this AM. 141.8, my last blog on July 19.

Thanks to you who are still with me, despite my infidelity! I must admit that having a new iPhone makes it so much easier to track on Fitbit, and that Fitbit's food tracker is easier for me to use. Plus, I've discovered the Fitbit feature that tells me each day how many calories I have left to eat. Amazing how useful that is...

I have been up to 145 since the July 19 entry, but now thanks to the gym and a new 3-times-a-week routine on treadmill and elliptical, I finally feel that I can LIVE (ergo, EAT) and still manage to gradually lose weight.

I'm doing much better at maintaining and not binge-ing. Even though my binges were not huge they were a very bad habit. I've discovered I am just not happy eating much less than 1400 calories a day, so I have to exercise more and exercise effectively.

I've hated the treadmill in the past but am getting more into it when I pump up the incline and/or the speed, this helps me challenge myself. Ditto the elliptical, I try to vary the intervals and go a bit higher in terms of resistance each session. Yes, there is the boredom issue, but going every other day helps with that, plus I make sure my music is really energizing. Klezmer is my absolute fave for exercise.

Colder weather has hit and that means we want to eat more. I was SO CLOSE to the 130s last weekend...2/10ths of a pound away...and then I blew it. But this new routine - I feel confident I will get there again, and manage to attain my 135 goal by early next year.

Thinking of all you peeps and wishing you the absolute best...as I obsess about learning French and preparing for my weekly tutoring sessions and getting ready for next year's trip to France!

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Oops, forgot about the plantar fascitis...that got in my way a bit too...it is much better now thanks to many hints from YOU! emoticon emoticon
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  • _BABE_
    2747 days ago
    Sounds like you're right in the swing of things.
    Boredom factor on the treadmill is huge, and changing speeds and incline helps at least a little bit. I've chosen to take it outside and get my cardio by hiking. Beats the treadmill any day :)
    Wishing you continued success on your journey.
    2747 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9234910
    I am glad you are learning what works for you! This is so important!
    2747 days ago
    The trackers sound great. So does your exercise program and nutrition intake.
    You are definitely learning that French as best you can. WTG :)
    You will get there, for sure.
    I'm so glad for you that the plantar fasciitis is so much improved!
    It was a treat to read a blog from you! :)
    2758 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    WOOHOO! Sounds like you are having a lot of fun and success. Miss you here but understand that you need to use what works for you. Glad you are finally getting to where you enjoy (mostly) the exercise and are having fun getting where you want to be. Congrats!

    Have fun!
    2758 days ago
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