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Old 06-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #11
seize the day
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 336

S/C/G: 167/re-start:153/ticker/125

Height: 5'4


I agree that checking up on this website, and tracking my weight has been a motivator for me.

My family has a number of health issues that I have inherited and that alone is a big motivator for me to be as healthy as possible (not to mention I'm on a dr. recommended diet, and am on drugs where weight gain is a side effect...ugh).

Having friends to talk about diet/exercise with has helped me immensely. One of my friends told me that my goals shouldn't be X amount of lbs down (though it's still okay to track that) but more like X amount of exercise per week, and X amount of days where I follow my diet to a T, and any weight loss, even the smallest loss, should be treated as a bonus victory.

This mindset has been my saving grace. I went from plateau to losing weight again, based on this mindset, and I feel like it keeps me from punishing myself and then getting depressed and binging, or getting to obsessive/extreme with cutting cals, etc.

1. Drink 144 or more oz. of water per day (6 water bottles or more)
2. 20/20/80 carbs/protein/fat
3. Push-up challenge
4. Squat challenge
5. Run at least 3 times a week.

Goal: 133 by October 8
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