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Whew!

Instead of walking to the track I decided to step right outside my house and walk!  Sometimes I forget that one of the most challenging places to walk is right outside my door!  I live on a hill so today I just went outside and went around the block twice for a total of 20 min.  I was going to go around once more but the cold air was hurting my throat and since I’m not used to making that many uphill trips at once I decided two times was pretty good.  Isn’t it funny that we can all make excuses about why we skipped exercising when it can be easier than we think.

My weight is holding steady.  I do need to re-evaluate what I’m doing because my loss is pretty much at a standstill. I’ve been wearing a sz 18 for what seems forever and I’m ready to take the next step down.  I think today I will do some abdonimal exercises to strenthen those muscles.  I do get frustrated because my belly is so floppy and wish I could tone it all down.  Of course I know that ab exercises won’t target that fat but maybe developing the muscle underneath will smoth it out a bit more.  Why do I have to be so squishy!

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Still kicking

I haven’t posted for a bit but I’m definetly still working it.  I walked 30 min today at my local track.  I plan on hitting the elliptical tonight after DH goes to work.  I made it down to 209 lbs.  Seems like I bascially go for a few weeks not losing then BOOM I’ll lose a few lbs.  Sticking to low carb and low cal has gotten a little easier over time.  I’ve discovered that I don’t NEED bread and potatoes, and when I do eat either of them It’s in moderation.  

People at work are starting to notice my weight loss and it’s nice to hear compliments from them :) I’m starting to take a greater interest in how I look and what I wear.  Over the past few weeks I’ve picked up a few new tops to compliment my shrinking figure.  An XL used to be tight and is now getting a tiny bit loose.  I’m thinking by the end of the year that size will be completely loose and I’ll be ready for a plain ole’ large!  I’m still in an 18 pant but can fit into a smaller 18 jean that I’ve had laying around the house for awhile, so that feels good.  My belly is the biggest part of me so it’s expected that I’m not losing as quickly there.  Main thing is is to stay focused and keep plugging along.

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