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Sal

Sal's Quest for Health & Happiness

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Hi guys,

 

my name's Sal, I'm an almost 32-year-old gal living in Germany.

 

I've gained 10 kgs thanks to stress eating and not working out over the past 4 years. Unfortunately, I love fast food and am probably addicted to sugar... I'm also on antidepressants which make me crave food (and gain weight) even moren.

 

Well, these are my goals:

 

1) Take 2 classes/week at my local gym. Take 1-2 extra classes whenever possible.

2) Cut down on sugar/eat less candy and fast food.

3) Walk 5-10 extra minutes with the dog each day.

4) Be a better homemaker. ;)

 

Starting weight: 62 kgs

Goal weight for this challenge: 60 kgs

Ultimate goal weight: 55 kgs

Height: 163 cm

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Just returned from my first "Fab Abs" class. 

I think that was a good way to start the challenge.

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First goal for this week achieved!

I took three different classes at my local gym:

 

1) "Fab Abs"

2) "Rehabilitation Sports" (aka "Strong Back") 

3) "Step & Style" 

 

I also ate less candy and drank more water.

I walked extra minutes with the dog for the last 3 days.

And I did the laundry. ;)

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Hi, Sal! I am also on anti-depressants, so I relate to the food cravings. 

I like your goals. I would suggest maybe being more specific (or S.M.A.R.T.) with 2 and 4. How will you measure your success in these areas? A specific amount of days or meals to not eat sugar and fast food, maybe? And a certain number of days to clean the house?

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Hi Beth!

 

Yes, you're right, I should be more specific:

 

2) Cut down on sugar/eat less candy and fast food.

- I don't buy candy anymore. 

- I drink more water and less coke.

 

4) Be a better homemaker.

- I follow the FlyLady's 11 commandments

- I have specific dates to do the laundry etc.

 

Do you have more suggestions for me?

 

Sal

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Hi Beth!

 

Hm, I did much better on skipping candy and chips and stuff like that. 

I went on longer walks, but didn't go to my classes. :(

I had a little set-back concerning my current depressive episode and didn't manage to go to places where lots of people are in one spot, that's why I skipped the classes at the gym. Instead, I did a little dancing at home. The dog thought I was crazy, I guess.

 

You seem to be doing much better than me. How do you feel about your progress?

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