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Day 49 of my 100 day challenge

So I am checking in after my weigh in last night…and I lost the 5.2 that I gained the week before.Still not certain how that gain happened in the first place, but I am thankful for the loss.I am trying to be more diligent in my tracking.Also, I have been looking for some new recipes.I found a girl on youtube (WeightWatchergirl1) and she has some great recipes on there.I am excited to try a few of them out…well, minus the sloppy joes because I had a bad experience with sloppy joes as a child and I just won’t eat them.
Also, let’s be honest, I have been told repeatedly that I dress frumpy or older than I actually am, etc.I was raised Pentecostal so I dress modestly compared to many people.I don’t like to wear skirts too short, etc.I know that it probably doesn’t help me look any taller or anything, but I prefer to maintain my modesty.I told a friend that I would go to a personal shopper after we hit our weight loss goals, but I am concerned that I won’t be able to find a personal shopper…

Day 42 of my 100 Day Challenge

As of last night at my weigh in, I gained 5.2 pounds over last week’s weigh in.I am upset by this, more than I can really express.I have been walking 10,000 steps or more per day and trying to eat well.I can honestly say after looking back at my food logs, I probably did not have enough veggies and fruits everyday and several days I was slightly below my calorie range (even the 1200 mark, if I’m honest).I didn’t eat anything crazy this week.I didn’t have any sodas and was, in fact, pretty proud of the fact that I was hitting 10,000 steps most days including Sunday, which I normally take as a rest day.I came home, depressed, as you can imagine and promptly started making my meal plan for the coming week.I normally sit down with everyone and discuss it, but I decided that I couldn’t wait for everyone else, so I started going through the recipe book (I print off recipes and put them in a binder) aside from my cookbooks that I have and started marking stuff and making a grocery list.I kno…

Day 36/100 of my Personal Challenge

Yes, I know I have been lax again in my blogging. I think I was in a bad mindset. I had 2 weeks of gains, they were both less than a pound, but equaled a pound. I think that it was the not eating thing, but I managed to lose 2 pounds this week. Not quite sure how, but I am thankful for it. Today starts a new challenge for the next 8 weeks. My goal in the next 8 weeks is to lose 9.3 pounds, which is about 1.2 pounds per week. I know I can do it. I think this will definitely help me to focus on more active rest days on the weekends. I was reminded by a friend on another board about using the library as a source for the audiobooks again. I think that I may try that to help me get through my time on the machines at the gym. The other plan I have is to make sure that I prepare my salads for lunch this week (we got salad mix with Greenling this week) and I'm going to make use of it...aside from just having sandwiches. I think I am getting in a food rut and I need to get out …