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Slimming Down Sunday

Week 3
Weight Change:  - 2 pounds :)
Total Difference: -6.8 pounds since post-Thanksgiving
Goal Progress:  3.4 pounds to go before mini-goal #1 on February 1st.

Notes: This week was pretty good.  I'm really not sure how I ended up doing so well, but I'll take it.  I tracked food 4/7 days, but I have a good idea of my caloric intake so I was very conscientious of that even though I didn't get a chance to log it.  I only got to work out 1 day this week, but that is better than nothing.  I really don't know where people find the time to work out.  I know it gives you energy, but I'm exhausted during any free time I do have which usually is after 8 or 9pm.  Working out after work is ideal, but I've got things going on usually at least 3 days a week between doctor appointments and work related things.  

I'm one week out from my mini goal #1 but I'm moving in the right direction.  Stayed tuned to see if I meet it or not!

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