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Reflections on the 5% challenge

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

The million dollar question is always: did I lose 5%? The answer? No. Looking at the weight tracking I can possibly say I lost 2.5%, though, and I think, if I can continue the way I am, the scale could be working it's way back down very, very slowly.

I managed to build my running routine up to 10km. And I'm gradually increasing my long run to 10 miles, now. My step count is around the 10000 mark most days, and yoga was doing really well until our move into the new house.

I'm not comfortable in the new house, yet, and I think that may be why yoga is not coming naturally. Yoga brings awareness and I'm possibly not ready to fully acknowledge the more negative emotions that have come with the move - missing my friends, the familiarity of our old house, and then some disappointments I have with this space. Don't get me wrong - there are a lot of positives, which I do acknowledge. But there is a sadness, too.

My willingness to eat within my calorie range is increasing, especially as I look at my work clothes and realise that I don't feel quite right in them. Also, though, I have not worn many of these work clothes in 6 years! So, there's a huge acknowledgement that I am not the person I was 6 years ago. But, with the running, my body has taken on a more toned look again, and that has improved my confidence.

So many blogs have been about my calorie counting. I'm getting bored of myself!! I count my calories and I have arrived at the boards and the challenges. I'm saying no to snacks with my coffee break. I'm getting there.
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  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
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    165 days ago
  • BRENNAN_ARMACOS
    emoticon on your fitness gains!
    171 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17741451
    The scale is moving in the right direction emoticon You're building up your running routine emoticon And you've just moved your whole family emoticon I feel you're right about the yoga, it will come more naturally as things settle back down. You're doing an emoticon job and emoticon to "sunny" ole England lol emoticon
    173 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    Moving is ALWAYS Stressful and you didn't just move,, you REALLY MOVED!! To a different country!!

    Give yourself time to adjust. Try joining us on the Self Care September (On the AWESOME A team under the Get to know your teammates/Motivation Forum: (Copy and paste the link)

    sparkpeople.com/myspar
    k/team_messageboard_thread.asp?
    board=34211x70753x72205932

    Its short, simple, and yet quite effective.

    I calorie count like CRAZY because hey, it's helpful so I get it.
    173 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    Adjusting to a new house and new situations take quite some time, but stability and contentment will come, that's for sure. Take good care of yourself, keep up with the positive outlook, and congratulations on so many awesome achievements. emoticon
    174 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Sounds like a lot of good work occurring. Stick with it. The consistency is paying off. emoticon emoticon
    174 days ago
  • NELLJONES
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    174 days ago
  • KRISZTA11
    Sounds good, congrats to your progress!
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    174 days ago
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