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29 August 2016

The Weight Loss Plan For The Girl Motivated By Shopping

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A little over a month ago, I told you about my 30x30x30 goal I had set for myself: Lose 30 pounds, in 30 weeks, by the time I turn 30. I will say I'm doing pretty well so far, but I've already pinpointed exactly where I sabotage myself: WEEKENDS. 

These are all days where Sarah does things like eat apples and yogurt, runs on the treadmill, does cardio kickboxing workout videos, eats spinach and cooks grilled chicken and, for the most part, avoids alcohol.


These are the days where Sarah orders Pizza Hut and snuggles in bed with CB while watching Golf or Rangers baseball. These are the days where Sarah is lazy on the couch with the pups and eats chips and salsa. These are the days when friends call and invite us to have a Weekend Funday that goes until the wee hours of the morning. These are the days of late night food and ruining all of my progress during the week.

I have one main barrier to losing weight, and they both start with S.
Saturday and Sunday.

I've been brainstorming ways to combat this, because I'm clearly ruining all of my progress during the workweek. Some ideas I've had are....

Don't accept so many invites to go hang with friends (meh)
Keep busy and active by tackling a project around the house with CB
If I'm going to indulge be sure to hit the gym FIRST

A few years ago, I put together a plan of attack for weight loss, and today I am giving it a little face lift!

Step One: Admit your Weaknesses

Mine? Saturday and Sunday laziness, food splurging, cocktails and beer.

Step Two: Make yourself a wish list. These are items you really want and these items will be your reward for when you accomplish different milestone goals.

Mine? Extra money for upcoming trips, Cowboys tickets, Clothes, Home furnishings

Step Three: You are going to start saving for items on your wish list! 

Each time you accomplish a task on your list, you drop the appropriate dollar amount in the piggy bank. You can either use an actual piggy bank, or if you don't ever have cash, like me, you can use something like a Smarty Pig app.

So now you need to determine how much expendable income you have and can dedicate. I'm not Dave Ramsey, I'm not going to recommend dollar amounts for your budget, but what I will do is show you what my point system looks like!

You should, of course, consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program!

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Step Four: Determine what your goals are.
Each time you hit one of those goals, you can use the money in the piggy bank to purchase something off your wish list!

My first 5 goals for the 5 items on my wish list:
10 Pounds Lost
12 straight weeks at the gym (Starting Aug 1 as week 1)
18 Pounds Lost
7 straight days without a single cheat meal
Final GOAL Weight (30 Pounds Lost)

I have one other tool to help me reach my weight loss goals, and that is the alli® weight loss aid! alli® weight loss aid is the only FDA approved over-the-counter weight loss aid on the market. It works by blocking 25% of the fat you eat from being absorbed by your body. It can be taken by overweight adults (BMI greater than 25) 18 years and older.

Here's how alli® weight loss aid works...
Take one capsule per meal, up to 3 times per day. Each meal must have no more than 15g of fat. 
Be sure to take a multi-vitamin before bed when taking alli® weight loss aid 
H20, as I'm sure you expected, is your bestie
Be sure to eat a balanced, low-calorie diet and healthy exercise plan! 

For every 5lbs - 10lbs you lose through diet and exercise, alli® weight loss aid can help you lost 2-3 more. In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over a 6 month period*! 

I bought alli® weight loss aid at Target, and even have a coupon for you here!

OH.... AND....
I'm posting my before photo here for you guys, so you can continue following along with my 30x30x30 weight loss challenge an see my progress while taking alli® weight loss aid!

So here goes nothing, wish me luck.
I hope you'll come play along with me!

*alli® (orlistat 60 mg capsules) is for weight loss in overweight adults, 18 years and older, when used along with a reduced-calorie and low-fat diet. Follow label directions. In studies, most people lost 5-10 pounds over 6 months.

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