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Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I am finally acknowledging I need to post on the glacier slow computer in the playroom, if I want to make frequent updates.
Weight-wise, I have nothing great to report. My goal of 165 by Halloween seems quite out of reach now. Today I woke up to 174. My eating was fairly good this week, but no loss, instead a slight gain. I see no alternative but to keep plugging away at it.
On the plus side, I did get back to strength training, using the "100" workout I gleaned from another blog .... 100 jumping jacks, 90 crunches, 80 squats, etc. I am going to mix it up with arm/glute/chest moves and so forth. Today however, I am nearly incapacitated from the sheer number of squats I did.
I did go to the track last night as well, and pushed myself despite the soaking rain and fatigued muscles.
So at this point, rather than focusing on the scale, I am going to focus on 1) watching calorie intake, 2) clean eating and 3) a reasonably intense exercise routine. I will still weigh myself daily, it is just a habit I prefer, and I am not giving up my goal of 165, but if I stick to 1, 2 and 3, the results will follow eventually.

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