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So my last challenge was this....

 

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It's no secret I'm not a patient person. One of the hardest things for me to deal with is I didn't get this way overnight, and I can't fix it overnight. Fixing it takes consistency, building habits that will last, not just get me to the goal and then going back to what I was doing and losing all progress made. I've learned a whole lot about what DOESN'T work for me lately, I've also learned that I can't abuse my body the way I used to when I was younger, recovery takes too damn long now! :lol:

I've been following a couple podcasts, one is Not Your Average Runner, the other is Phit-N-Phat, NYAR talks about running at any size and age, realistically. She also stresses the importance of not quitting on yourself, habit rather than motivation, and other types of good stuff. Phit-N-Phat is a woman that lost over 100 lbs and kept it off 24 hours at a time. She's where I stole the line "I didn't die or get pregnant" from. She talks about being realistic, making a 24 hour plan and sticking to it, (if you're going to have 12 hershey's kisses for breakfast, put it on your plan! LOL) and a lot of don't follow a diet unless that's how you're really going to eat...make it sustainable. If you want to eat Paleo or Keto for the rest of your life, fine, but don't do it to get to a goal weight and then go back. Pay attention to how you feel, are you really hungry? Are you bored? Are you eating your feelings? A lot of other good stuff from her too but I'd be here all day and I do have to work at some point ;)

 

The goals...

Lose 50 lbs (total) by October, 31st, that's 5 lbs a month

January - Done!

February - In progress

 

The plan....

1. Three runs, at least one strength training a week

2. Eat on plan, only when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full

3. Keep up here, post on my own thread at least once a week, and try to sleep (season is soon, sleep will be a challenge), take time for crochet projects and working through my kindle list each day.

 

I already drink at least 64 oz of water a day, more if I need it so I'm not putting that back on, bills and paying down debt is pretty automated now so leaving it off since it should just be what it is from this point forward.

 

I have to say so far this is working really well for me. My February 5 lbs went into March a little bit (as of this morning I was 5 more down, for a total of 10 :) ) So this challenge several things are going to be staying the same...

 

The Plan....

1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Start looking for someplace to make one of these runs outside.

2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full.

3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read.

 

Baseball season will start 10 days before the end of this challenge, this is the time of year that is crazy, incredible, and busy as hell for me. I wouldn't change it for anything! The only thing I want to change is I don't want to fall off the face of the earth this season, this is my third year in this position, it's my assistants second year, I have a good feeling it will be easier to keep up with it and NF this season.

 

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7 hours ago, RES said:

My February 5 lbs went into March a little bit (as of this morning I was 5 more down, for a total of 10 :) ) So this challenge several things are going to be staying the same...

 

Since i started to make an effort on losing weight (a few years ago), i have gathered some information. And one consistent piece of information is that if you plan to lose X weight, it's near impossible to do that linearly.

 

10 months to lose 50 lbs ≠ 5 lbs every month

 

You start off losing more weight the first months compared to the last months. The reason for this is not only psychological but also physical.

 

Now i don't want to be the negative dude...

 

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I just want you to succeed, and i think you might run into a problem here...

 

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... a little odd in the head ...

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2 hours ago, Mr_Willes said:

Since i started to make an effort on losing weight (a few years ago), i have gathered some information. And one consistent piece of information is that if you plan to lose X weight, it's near impossible to do that linearly.

I don't want to give a flip "I know" answer...but I do know this...the 5 lbs a month is more of an average, I know if I lose that each month I'll reach my goal within the timeline. The last pounds to go are always tougher to get rid of than the first few. Actual weight loss has been tougher since losing my gall bladder and having a complete hysterectomy five years ago so I'm painfully aware that it may not happen, but it gives me something to shoot for ;)  

Honestly, my primary goal is to get in shape (other than round :lol: ) to be able to run a 5k if I choose, to not let my body be what keeps me from doing what I want to do, and, of course, to look good naked again. Even if I don't get to my 'goal weight' (which is honestly the weight I was when I last felt good about how I looked without clothing) if I accomplish those things I'll consider it a success. :) 

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14 minutes ago, RES said:

 but it gives me something to shoot for ;)  

 

Single most important thing. No goal is a very bad idea! For me it helps so much when the i have a hard deadline for something, it's unbelievable, not just for sticking to the program but also for the mental state. I think this last 2 months i have accomplished more than i did in 2 years of goalless exercise.

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20 minutes ago, RES said:

but it gives me something to shoot for ;) 

 

And it has the added benefit of progress even if you don't reach it.

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Here for the habit continuation.

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Hey RES - following! :) 

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Well crap, sorry I fell off the earth there for a bit! 

On 3/10/2019 at 9:20 PM, RES said:

The Plan....

1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Start looking for someplace to make one of these runs outside.

2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full.

3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read.

 

So how are the goals going?

 

1. Done with the exception of the outside part, even did walking recovery two days

2. Done, especially the only when hungry part

3. Done, with the exception of updating here :hopelessness:

 

Now for the best news, for a while I've been "stuck" at just over 200 lbs, my first goal was to get back under that, I was hovering just over and it wouldn't budge for anything. I knew I was feeling better, clothes were getting loose, and so I decided to go a different route and take measurements since I hadn't done that since the first of the year

1.25 inches down in my neck, 3 inches in my waist, 3.5 inches in my hips, 2 inches on my thigh, 1.5 inches on my calf, 1 inch on my bicep...and the BEST part was ZERO on my chest!

And how bout two days after this I finally broke my plateau and am under 200 for the first time in over a year!! :D 

 

Just had to share the good news, much more to update later but time to get ready for work!!

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Update first...

The Plan....

1. Three interval runs, and one strength training a week. Start looking for someplace to make one of these runs outside.

2. Continue making the 24 hour plan, eat on plan when hungry, stop when full.

3. Three times a week (at least) take time for me, this can be journaling, crocheting, or time to read.

 

1. Yep, even got outside and did a 5k this weekend 

2. Yep, weight is continuing to drop, I find myself eating more when hungry than when it's 'time'

3. Barely, but it counts!

 

This week starting off rough since some lovely person from my job decided to share their cold with me...haven't been sick in five years and this year I've gotten two colds already...WTF???

 

So those of you that have been around for a while know my situation...those that don't, well, none of my challenge threads are so long that you can't catch up (I've only posted about it since December or so) I'm not sure how this three year plan is going to go. I was asked this morning if 'we were okay', I told her we were not and we needed to discuss it when she wasn't on her way out the door. Mind you it was nothing I'd done, but someone else asking her if everything was okay that made her ask. She's been home for a couple hours now and nothing, like if I ignore it, maybe it will go away...

hmm...she's right, if that's what she's thinking...

 

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Liking for the goal hitting! Sad facing at my computer for the rest of the post though. :( hugs.

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