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Posted Feb 10 2010 12:00am
Today is Wednesday, February 10, 2010 and tomorrow our Biggest Loser participants are supposed to report their Week 4 weights. Our office has been closed since 2:00 last Friday (along with everything else in the DC area) because of the blizzard and hazardous road conditions. I’m a little worried that our Biggest Losers are doing what I’m doing – baking, cooking, eating and drinking. I just posted this note of encouragement.

I know this has been a tough week to lose weight. I feel like we’re living the Little House on the Prairie Long Winter. There is nothing like a bowl of warm chili and a glass of red wine on days like this; and I don’t know about you, but I’ve had plenty of time to bake. Shoveling snow certainly counts as exercise, but my walk to Reston Town Center was dangerous, so nix walking for awhile.

What can you do?

1. Modify your goal. Maybe your goal this week is to maintain your weight loss from the last three weeks. Eat those comforting meals, but keep the portions small. There is nowhere to rush off to, so take your time and enjoy each bite.

2. Try a Fit TV workout. A little belly dancing could be a nice escape right now and you don’t have to worry about looking silly in front of anyone.

3. If you’re lucky enough to be able to walk to a store like I am, pick up a copy of this month’s Shape Magazine. There is a dream body workout that you could do at home and a diet you can stick to and love article that lays out some nice meal options. I’ve read Shape magazine for years to help keep me motivated.

4. If you have power, and I assume you do if you’re reading this, check out some online resources to support you in your weight loss. We’ve listed some on ASHAnet. Use those as a jumping off point and then post others that you find helpful to share with the group.

Stay warm and stay the course!

Janet

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