May 4, 2010

BL2 Week 4

Below is the percentage of weight loss after Week 4 (this is a running total, not a weekly result).  I'm sensing a trend here - Heidi, Sharon, and Lori are still in the lead.  Great job ladies!  Heidi is on vacation this week and didn't weigh-in, let's hope she enjoys herself just a little so we can gain a little ground and give her a run for her money.  I'm traveling the entire week which is never good for weight loss but I have a couple of reward bracelets that I really want to wear sooner rather than later.

Keri 1.01%
Pickel 1.33%
Karin 2.67%
Carolina 0.79%
Kristy 0.21%
Auntie Ann 0.68%
Jennifer 2.44%
Tracy 0.00%
Danielle 2.01%
Claire 2.11%
Mindy 0.33%
Jamie 2.14%
Amy S-C -0.64%
Lara 0.75%
Marcy 2.07%
Megan 1.73%
Leah 1.14%
Molly 1.47%
Heidi 8.62%
Anne Marie 0.00%
Amanda 1.16%
Michelle 2.37%
Lori 2.98%
Stef 0.76%
Chelsea 0.82%
Sharon 3.69%

Since we are 1/3 of the way through this thing, some of you might be hitting a plateau.  Here is a great article from Every Day Health with 10 plateau-busting tips.

Karin sent me this tip last week from Seeds of Success:

Move more. “People are going to have to program themselves to move more and be more willing to fit exercise in whenever they can.”

Eat real food. “Typically, if you eat more real food, you have accidental weight loss, because there’s a lot less calories in eating apples with a tablespoon of peanut butter than eating a snack pack of pretzels or other packs of this and that. When people go back to eating real foods, they don’t have to be deprived, and they end up eating fewer calories because real foods have fewer calories.”

Push yourself. “It can’t be totally comfortable. I don’t want to make it sound like, ‘Go exercise for five minutes, and everything is going to be good.’ At the end of the day, you do have to push yourself.”

Get comfortable with failure. “Failure means you are trying. You have to be willing to throw things up against the wall and see what works for you.”

Give fitness more time to become a habit. “Anyone who has raised kids knows that potty training is not a two-week thing. Getting kids to sleep in their own bed is not a two-week thing. It takes time, every step of the way. You are in this for the long haul. You have to have this same stick-to-it-ness. Otherwise, you are letting yourself down. Give yourself 30 to 60 days. Give your body a chance to set a habit. Motivation gets you started, but habits keep you going.”

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