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D14 Weigh In Success & A Traveling Tracker

My leader is amazing and she's been my leader now for 4 years!! I love her, she's always there despite the ups and downs and I can always rely on her to support me, encourage me and get me focused.

Something she's done in the past is take one of the 3 month trackers and let the members pass it around from week to week. I love when she does that because it gives us members a chance to peek at each other's weeks and get inspired by their meals and snacks! If I'm bored or stuck it's nice to shake things up a little bit and what better way than to be inspired by one of the people I sit with week after week? We're on the same journey and it's great to teach and learn from each other.

A couple of weeks ago we were talking about inspiration, meal planning, the importance of tracking etc. so I asked my leader if we could start a new traveling tracker! It's been a while since we've used one so I thought it would be fun to bring it back ;-) And as of tonight, it's back!

I filled out my entire week tonight!
Feeling excited!!


Since I'm the one who asked for it, I'm the one who got to take it home first :) I'm a little nervous because I don't want to disappoint my Wednesday night crew but I'm also excited because having the Plan & Track Journal in my possession gives me the power to plan my week at a glance. Meals, activity and even challenges for the week are all laid out so I can plan accordingly and I love feeling that powerful and capable. 

They say if you fail to plan, you plan to fail and I 110% agree with that. Whenever I try to  "wing it" I end up overeating and skipping workouts but when I've got it all written out it's like it's written in stone and for some reason I'm far more inclined to stick to it. I usually succeed when I plan to succeed.

This past week I planned to succeed by planning my meals and activity and my hard work paid off on the scale tonight! I was down 2.2 and I'm officially back in the 150's! I've been in the 150's now 4 different times. I worked REALLY hard to get there and when I finally did I was PSYCHED but then I gained and I was out of them again, then in then out...but this time I intend to stay in the 150's and soon enough I'll see the 140's and then GOAL!!

But for right now I'm taking it a pound at a time and focusing on 158.4; my 95 pound milestone. Again. I hit 95 in July 2014 and then 100 in August 2014 but shortly after that I slipped and I gained. I haven't seen 95 for a long time but I know the next time I see 95 it'll be the last. I will not slip again! I had a huge slip this past winter and I think I therefore got all my slipping out of the way. LOL!! I wish that were true...but I do feel like I have learned A LOT during this struggle and I am grateful for the lesson.

What doesn't kill you might makes you stronger! And quite possibly fatter but the good news is the strength is permanent, the fat isn't. I'm happy to see 159.6 and I'm looking forward to seeing 158.4 in the near future :) 



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