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New month, continued progress

5-lbs-of-fat.jpgAs I start the third month of this weight loss journey, I am pleased to announce I’ve lost another 4 pounds since last week’s weigh-in. That’s a total of 18 pounds for the first two months! I’m so happy to see the scales moving and my clothes fitting better and in some cases, too big!

Last week I changed a few things, not much, but they have seemed to help push through the blockage. The main thing I did was more cardio workouts and less strength training. I’ve become a huge fan of the ARC trainer.

I’m two pounds away from the big 20 pound milestone. I am hoping this current trend continues for the week to get me there by next weigh-in day.

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Lucky 13

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As of the Monday Weight Watchers weigh-in, I am down 13 pounds since March 1, 2017!

This is a great big WOW for me since I had been struggling so much to lose weight to the point I just gave up over a year ago.

I’m not sure what is to credit for this wonderful news, but I’m very pleased. Seeing the scale move for a change also brings more encouragement to continue the new eating habits and exercise routines.

Besides having the pounds melt away, I am feeling much better and sleeping better. I don’t miss much of the things I’m given up. On occasion, I see a pastry and would like to have it or a pizza. But overall, there’s nothing I want more than there to be less of me. For the first time in my dieting life, I understand the quote “Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.”

I’ve set several milestones for this weight loss journey, so I can mark off victories along the way. Once I hit the first 20 pounds gone, I’m getting myself an Apple Watch or a Fitbit Blaze. I have 7 pounds to go before I decide. Part of me wants the Apple Watch and to buy at the Apple Store, which would mean a day trip to Columbus, Ohio where the closest Apple Store is located to me. So that’s a bonus carrot.

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Full steam ahead

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I forgot to post last week! But there was good news, I lost a few more pounds with Weight Watchers.

The biggest and most exciting news of the week centered on starting the Weight Management program offered through my employer’s health insurance. This gives me a few awesome things to help the weight loss journey. One is a discounted rate on a gym membership where I’ll get to workout with a personal trainer. Two is an exercise physiologist to meet with several times during the program. Third is a nutritionist.

Last Thursday I had the initial consultation with the exercise physiologist at the YWCA. Sunday I had the baselines taken for endurance, flexibility, and strength. My exercise physiologist said I’m starting a good place with all three. And from the baseline measurements I have lost 8 pounds from the doctor’s visit on March 1st to get into the program!

The great thing about the gym I picked, there’s a swimming pool, two other locations with different equipment, and all three offer classes from kickboxing to spinning to Zumba. I’m honestly so inspired and pleased to have these facilities to workout and train with a professional.

The other big, big player in the weight loss is a major diet change. I won’t start working with the program’s nutritionist until next month, but I’ve already made changes. I have several recipes from WW and other places that I want share and review in the coming days.

The great thing about the past 22 days, besides seeing the weight melt away, is not being famished or feeling that I’m being punished.