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The program this week was 15 minutes of cardio 3x per week (12 minutes of cycling, 3 minutes of rowing), and 19 minutes of cardio twice a week (15 minutes of cycling plus 4 minutes of rowing), plus free weights 3 sets of 15 x 3, three times per week.
And for all that, I've lost another pound and a half this week, for a full 22.4 pounds down. Yay for progress!
I am feeling both good and bad about my progress this week. On the good side, I am thrilled that being disciplined and sticking to the program is yielding results. No matter what happens, I am more than 22 pounds lighter than I was last year. That's what, a big bag of rice, or a nice Christmas turkey (with stuffing).
On the down side, I worked really, really hard this week. I was very disciplined regarding what I ate, and I worked out at a good intensity every day. To do all that and lose only a pound and a half is good, but a tiny amount of progress. I am still more than 10 pounds away from my next goal, and it feels like it might as well be a million. And I still have more than 140 pounds to lose - - that's a whole gymnast and a half, or a model and a quarter, depending on how you slice it.
Still, baby steps is what I knew I was in for, and any forward progress is good progress, so I need to focus on the positives, and keep pushing.