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the incredible shrinking woman 2.0: week eleven

Here we are, on week eleven. ELEVEN.

Pounds lost: 25.6

% to super goal: 20%

DOING this damn thing.

“Food is just food. It just matters how much of it you eat and how often. Think about what is sustainable over the long term, and not just what you can live without for now.”

Things are slowing down a little, but I’m still making progress. One of the things I like best about the Noom program is that it focuses on developing eating habits that you can keep up with, that aren’t just “being on a diet, for now, till I got my sexy back.”. For example, one of the things they teach you early on is that food is just food. It just matters how much you eat of it and how often. Think about what is sustainable over the long term, and not just what you can live without for now. It encourages exercise but reminds you that ultimately, what you eat is more important than how much you exercise. Instead, it encourages you to just move. Even if just for a few minutes between meetings, get moving!

So one of the things BandGeek and I have been doing together is walking. Almost every day. I have a current target of 6,000 steps a day. While I know they recommend 10,000 steps a day, with working from home I don’t have opportunities to take the stairs as opposed to the elevator, or walk to get lunch, or things like that. So instead, I either walk on my treadmill, walk in the neighborhood, or we go to the park!

Big Doofdog loves the park, needless to say. Though I venture to say he’s even in worse shape than I am. Frequently by the end of our walks he’s panting and we’re practically dragging him back to the car, but he still seems to enjoy it!

I haven’t been doing any kind of crazy exercise. I have done some yoga, and a few strength training sets, but really, I’ve just been focusing on moving more. Before this all started again I was getting maybe 1200-1500 steps a day. Between changing my eating habits and walking and moving more, I’ve managed to lose what I have so far. So it seems to be working!

I figure that most likely once I lose more weight it will be harder to do it and I’ll need to step up my steps (haha) and add more exercise. But for now, I’ll just walk on.

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