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Weight Loss Program Week 2 recap!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I lost about two pounds in a week after resuming my old tracking habits. I didn't exercise as much as I had planned, but I am starting over, basically, and it's okay for me to start slow.

Two pounds is a LOT for me to lose in a week, and I know I won't stay at that pace very long, if at all. I have thyroid disease and other problems, so weight loss has always been slow.

A woman in my group was talking about how she has trouble losing weight now that she's over 50, but when she was younger she could eat what she wanted. That is something I hear people say a lot, but I never had that experience. I was always the fat one, and I was always dieting. I was working out and trying to lose weight even when my age was in the single digits.

I even remember begging my mom to buy me Get In Shape, Girl. www.youtube.com/w
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Yikes.

Anyway, it's good for me to touch base with people in person once a week, and I might try to find a similar group when this one is over. We had a new person who didn't seem to like it because she wanted a detailed menu or something, and really, it's more of a Sparkpeople-type thing. I am glad it's not a program with a specific menu because I would never stick to that.

So, we talked about how we make goals but how one little slip-up can mess you up for a while. If you don't make a plan to go to the grocery store, you could end up eating fast food all week. That sort of thing. It's common sense, but it's good to talk about.

I haven't resumed strength training yet, and I'm a bit nervous about it. I hurt my shoulder in 2013 and I still can't do much with it. My weight gain has caused some knee pain, too. I have arthritis and "runner's knee" in both knees. I know that if I lose a bit, it will get better, at least that's how it usually works.

Baby steps.

My goals this week are to hit the gym three times (I've gone twice already!) and to try a new recipe.

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  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    Congrats on the 2 lbs! Sounds like you're doing great. :) I'm glad the group is helpful for you.

    Yoga and Pilates would be good for strength training right now and could help rehab your joints a bit. Can you swing $10/month? If so, I highly recommend GaiamTV (http://www.gaiamtv.com/). Gaiam makes yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, meditation, and other workout videos that would be great for you because of the knee and shoulder issues. They have videos as short as 10-15 minutes.
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  • CATESV
    HAHA!! I forgot about Get in Shape Girl! I had all of the sets because I begged and begged to get them! Keep your goals and your chin up! You have GOT THIS!
    1910 days ago
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