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March Madness Weigh-In: Week 12

Posted Mar 17 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 12 left me energized after a long, tiring week.  I think the time change really threw me, coupled with the fact that some sunny weather made the pollen explode (allergies!).  My workouts were confined to walking because most days my body was just too tired to get in a real workout.  I stayed on plan with my food, and overall, I felt good about the week.

Was the Luck o’ the Irish with you on the scale?

This morning I weighed in at 288.2, which is down 2.6 pounds from last week. Which means I have before I can call in to Kaiser and meet the next big weight loss requirement. 2.2 POUNDS!!!!  That’s sooooooo close.  I’m going to hit that this week, .

I think taking the week off from strenuous workouts was what my body needed.  Even though I’ve been pushing myself to move past tiredness, sometimes I need to listen to my body and give it the rest that it obviously needed.  And I think Sofi enjoyed our long walks this past week.  Now that there’s so much more daylight left after work, I’ll definitely have the time to workout and fit in a good daily walk with Sofi.  More steps = more calories burned.

Here’s this week’s workout plan:

Sunday: Hot Hula Fitness + walk with Sofi
Monday: Wii Tennis & Just Dance 4 + walk with Sofi
Tuesday: gym: elliptical + recumbent bike + walk with Sofi
Wednesday: OnDemand kickboxing + walk with Sofi
Thursday: gym: elliptical + recumbent bike + walk with Sofi
Friday: rest day/ long walk with Sofi
Saturday: Zumba + walk with Sofi

I cannot wait to come back to you next week with the announcement that I’ve made it to my first mini goal.  I know that if I put it out there, it WILL happen.

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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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