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I’ve basically been maintaining my current weight (fluctuating between 209-211 lbs).  I’m ready to buckle down and start losing again.  My eating has been pretty good (not great) and I’ve still been walking though I skip on doing the elliptical on occassion (bad!!!).  I’m pretty psyched about getting back in the grove.

First I decided to start cutting some of my portions in half.  I like to have an entire wrap for breakfast but then a few hrs later I end up snacking at work and it’s usually not something good.  Well I discovered that 1/2 wrap satisfies me just as well and then I save the other 1/2 for work!  To me it’s win win because I’m consuming less calories and actually getting a better satisfaction in my belly.

Second I need to get back on that elliptical to increase my cardio.  I had finally got myself up to 15 min which was no small feet, so I’m ready to keep that up and hopefully continue to increase the numbers.

Third I got an exercise ball.  I put it in my room and plan on adding some toning because I seriously need it.  I’ve noticed during my weight loss that like many others my target areas such as my large belly are not budging.  Even though I’ve lost a good bit of weight over the year I still can’t get out of a sz 16/18 because my belly is just too large.  I know you really can’t target weight loss in certain areas but I can certainly tone those areas and hopefully improve the overall appearance.  Geez, if I could just get rid of that belly sag when I lay on my side I’d be thrilled!!!!!

Fourth, I’m getting more focused on my Fitday.  I go for days posting regularly on it, then something will happen and “poof” I’ll stop posting for a while, and even though I THINK my numbers are still OK, I can’t be sure because I’m not logging the info.  To me logging fitday also helps to pinpoint what works and doesn’t work for me.  If I go for awhile not losing I can look back and see where I can improve and when I do lose I can see what I’m doing right!

Well off to my exercise ball….I know this won’t be as easy as it looks but I’m up for the challenge, wish me luck!!!

UPDATE:  Just finished on the exercise ball and just had to post how much I liked using it.  The exercises are harder than you think but the ball seems to releve some of the stress and give you some added support.  LOL, I did wobble around a bit here and there but I know that using my muscles to stabalize the ball will benefit me too and teach me balance. 

 

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    delitaagain said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 11:31 am

    Hi, you are doing so good! But I do understand about the belly - in fact, I’m going to be writing a post about that today cause I am celebrating BELLY LOSS!! =) Went back and read a bit of your blog and very impressed with your attitude and step-by-step consistency. I couldn’t find your top or starting weight, though. In any case CONGRATS on your great progress. I agree - you are ready to pick it up again. Delita

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    brseay said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 2:11 pm

    I think you’ll find that once you start using the exercise ball that you’ll make quick progress. Reading your post reminds me that I need to get mine back out.

    And way to go on splitting the wrap in half. That’s great that 1/2 fills you up in the morning and then allows a snack. Eating more regularly (for the same amount of calories) will keep your metabolism firing.

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