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I have a renewed sense of determination to persistently pursue my goals this year. I want to be able to say at the end of 2017, WOW, you really stayed focused and met the challenge.

For every 7 pounds I lose I will give myself a non food related reward.

1. new hairstyle DONE
2. new makeup DONE
3. new outfit
4. new workout shoes
5. new workout clothes
6. trip to visit some old friends
7. new bathing suit
8. new pretty underwear
9. join a gym with Silver Sneakers program (I know I shouldn't wait for this to be a reward, but I want to get a few pounds off and strengthen my muscles first so I can participate without feeling discouraged)
10. buy a whole new wardrobe and throw out the old clothes

I am not sure what order these rewards will be given, I think it depends on what is most needed at the time.



Member Since: 10/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 92,785

My Goals:
Jan 2017 Goals for this year.

1. Get more active.

2. Spend 1/2 hour per day outdoors.

3. Lose 1 pound a week. - This will put me at my goal by next New Years Eve.

4. Write 1 blog per week.

5. Call or visit 2 family members or friends per week.

6. Work out 5 times per week.


My Program:
1. Stay within 1300-1550 calories per day

2. Exercise 5 days a week, - 3 days of jogging or walking and 3 days of strength training

3. Keep posting in my food journal - daily

4. Encourage other people on Spark as much as possible

5. Eat 8 freggies per day

6. Continue drinking 8 glasses of water per day

7. Concentrate on conquering emotional eating by:
a) blogging about it
b) reading other peoples blogs to motivate me
c) not disappearing from Spark when times get rough
d) Stop after any 1 time of binging and think about why it has happened and what I can do to prevent it the next time it might happen, then write about this

8. Run/Walk 50K steps per week.



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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. That time will pass anyway.
-Earl Nightengale




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