THE Plan, update #3!

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I know I say this about just about every quote I post, but I love this one. It’s one of those fabulous quotes that can be applied to a variety of situations, both profound and mundane. At the moment, I’m using it to help me stick to my diet… very mundane. I want a brownie NOW, but I have to remind myself that what I want most is to lose the weight and be the healthiest me possible.

In an effort to distract myself from my chocolate craving, I thought I’d post an update about how the whole diet and exercise thing has been going. Since my last update, I’ve managed to shed another 2.5 pounds, bringing me to a total of 16.5! I did a Google search the other day for things that weigh around 16.5 pounds, and came up with this:

bowling

Yep. I’ve lost a bowling ball. How awesome is that? With that in mind, suddenly that brownie doesn’t sound quite so awesome… Hooray for distractions!

The other thing that helps keep the cravings at bay is looking at the calorie count. It takes me a good 30-45 minutes of walking at a fairly brisk pace to burn 300 calories, that’s a lot of work to make up for a snack. Knowing how hard I’ll have to work to make room in my calorie budget for something makes it so much easier to turn down all those evil, yummy goodies. 🙂

As for the exercise part of my plan, I started Week 2 of the Couch-to-5K program this afternoon. Some of you may remember that I mentioned this program back when I first started writing, but I had to stop because of a knee injury. It took me about 6 weeks to get back into the program, but today I not only managed to complete the recommended workout, I didn’t feel like I was going to die doing it! I’ve never been a big fan of exercise, so being able to complete the entire workout without having to stop is a pretty big deal for me. Hopefully, I won’t end up giving up a bunch of my spoons for it tomorrow… Wish me luck!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christina
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 23:33:44

    That definitely is a great quote! And good luck with C25K. I’ve been working on that too, but have gotten a bit off track with the timing because of a vacation. Plus this crazy heat doesn’t really help me get outside to run 🙂

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  2. fibrofieldguide
    Jul 18, 2013 @ 00:26:11

    Hey there. I loved your post. I’ve also decided to make big changes to get my fibro under control. If you’d like to check out my blog, it’s at: fibromyalgiafieldguide.wordpress.com

    If you like it let me know. I would love to build an online community for help and support.

    Keep up the good work!

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