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March Madness Weigh-In: Week 10

Posted Mar 03 2013 12:00am

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It’s March! Which means that the weather is unpredictable – sunny one day, rainy the next – but that just makes life more exciting. This year March is going to be incredibly lucky for me – a time when I will absolutely achieve my pre-surgery weight loss requirement, my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. (Although luck will have to do with it – it will be all about HARD work and motivation). Sunday weigh-ins will keep me accountable through the weekend, and will give me a positive goal to begin each new week. March means that spring is around the corner, and I’m going to use this season to refresh my outlook, because I’m embarking on more than just a diet plan, I’m going to establish a lifestyle. My Sunday progress updates will be called March Madness Weigh-Ins.

Week 10 was another great one:  I stayed on plan with eating, got in lots of strong workouts, and felt completely motivated.

Sounds great! So, what did the scale show?!

This morning I weighed in at 289.4, which is down 2 pounds from last week. Which means I have 3 pounds to go before I can call in to Kaiser and meet the next big weight loss requirement! I’m thrilled with this week’s result because I’ve been really enjoying the lifestyle I’m creating for myself.  I’ve been loving my food plan, trying a bunch of new recipes, but still staying within my calories.  I’ve been pushing myself a bit more in my workouts by increasing the time and/or the intensity.

Here’s this week’s workout plan:

Sunday: cleaning + bike ride + long walk with Sofi
Monday: Aqua
Tuesday: elliptical + recumbent bike
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: elliptical + recumbent bike
Friday: bowling + Hot Hula*
Saturday: Just Dance 4

*I was so excited to find a Groupon for the Hot Hula Fitness class I love taking – $39 for 10 classes.  Normally the classes are $10 each, so this was an excellent deal. I don’t want to use them up all at once, so I’m planning on going about once a week or so.

I have a few new recipes in mind this week, but I’ll post about them as I make them and/or in my WIAW post.  I’m feeling so positive, so motivated, so UNSTOPPABLE, and I want to thank everyone for their support.  Your words of encouragement over the years have gotten me through the tough times, and now that things are completely in sync, I want you to know that they continue to lift me up and spur me on towards success.

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Until next Sunday, my friends. I hope the scale treats you well, and that you have a wonderful week!

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