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Jaylene’s Weight Loss Journey – #3


Posted on January 18th, 2011 by Jaylene G

If this is the first time you’re reading Jaylene’s Weight Loss Journey, here are the earlier posts:

#1, #2

I weighed myself this morning and I am only down 1 lb. I can sneeze and lose a pound. So I looked at what had happened this week.

I absolutely love my work and am passionate about what I do. I feel I am helping people at a very important cross roads in their lives. People are very anxious and excited to start looking for a home. When I get a new client, I want to meet them quickly. I can’t tell you how many clients have told me that the reason they like working with me is that I return calls quickly and have great availability.

That is the two edged sword.  I feel I have no control over my schedule AND I have absolutely NO control over my own schedule.

After reading your (Matt’s) comments I think that in order to be successful, I need to exercise everyday first thing in the morning.  I would allow myself to say — I have committed to workout 3 times this week.  I still have 5 days left.  I will do it tomorrow.  Tomorrow comes and now I have 4 days left, but that means I have a day extra…. I will workout tonight when I get home.  OOPs I will work out the next 3 days in a row, which of course, I don’t.  “i will start next week…”

So – this week I am going to get up every day and walk — even if it is just heading out the door and walking around the cul-de-sac.  I will walk every day.

I did do much better about 3 veggies/day – not perfect, but I did take veggies to munch on at work.

Jaylene,

Losing one pound is better than losing no pounds, and it’s certainly better than gaining 1 po0und. But I agree, at this stage of the game if you’re doing most things you could be, you’d see more loss than that. We need to get more accurate about recording and reporting goals. Last week’s goals were:

Eat 3 servings of veggies/day

Have 1 protein shake/day, preferably for dinner (this is a time when Jaylene over-eats, so for now we take away that option with a pre-set amount of food)

Exercise for 30 minutes 3 times this week.

Make a list of priorities and place them in strategic areas.

What I need from you after the fact is an accurate report of each goal. For instance:

I ate 3 servings veggies on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun but not Wed/Fri.

I ate a protein shake at night on Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri but not Sat/Sun – I eat dinner with family on these nights

I exercised for 30 minutes Mon/Thurs/Fri

Here is my list of priorities….

This way we can track which goals you’re hitting and which ones need work which allows us to set new goals and implement your reward system. We can’t do this with generalities. Of course, if you’re not comfortable with sharing the list of priorities, you don’t have to report it, just say that you did it.

We’re moving in the right direction, for sure, and I’m excited to see what happens this week with some of your new goals. That said, here they are:

Eat 3 servings of veggies/day

Have 1 protein shake/day, preferably for dinner

Exercise for 30 minutes each day

Keep track of your total calorie intake for 3 days this week.

Move all “off-limits” foods into one area of the kitchen, i.e. on cabinet.

Tell one family member or co-worker about your main goal and ask them for support.

Have fun and report back next week!

-Matt

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2 Responses to “Jaylene’s Weight Loss Journey – #3”

  1. Jaylene G says:

    I love the suggestions. I am feeling like it might be too much at once though, based on my success this week.

    I would love to find someone on this site who is struggling that would be willing to help keep me “honest”. apparently, I need to be babysat.

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