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I started this journey countless times in the past. I'd lose and gain and every year it seems I gain a few extra pounds for good measure. Well, this year is different. This year I am confident I will reach my goals. This is the year I am going to understand and accept myself. As a result, I look forward to feeling lighter, smiling more, and inviting more joy and live into my life. I'm 48, live and work in New York City and am determined to have a good year in 2016! ***********************************
*** Whenever I think of the total amount I want to lose, I get overwhelmed. So let's not think about that! Instead, how about focusing on practicing healthy behaviors: -track all but 3-4 meals a week -exercise regularly -leverage shrink yourself to insert thought -follow my plan with conviction; avert the agony Start: 222 1/1/16 Goal: 180 10/25/2016 (my 49th birthday present!) 1/1/16: 220.0 1/8/16: 5 pounds down milestone 217 --- massage 10 pounds down milestone 212 ---sagura pedicure 15 pounds down milestone 207 20 pounds down milestone 202 25 pounds down milestone 197--bra shopping at Selfridges! ******************************
******** Start: 209 1/1/12 Goal: 200 by 12/25/12 1/2/12: 209.4 1/9/12: 206.4 1/16/12: 205.6 1/23/12: 203.8 **5 lbs down; reward: new eye makeup and brows shaped) 1/30/12: 202.8 2/6/12: 201.0 2/13/12: 199.8 2/20/12: 198.0 **10 lbs down; reward: Bliss pedicure 2/27/12: vacation no weigh-in 3/5/12: vacation no weigh-in 3/12/12: 197 3/19/12: 194.6 3/26/12: 195.6 4/2/12: 194.0**15 lbs down; reward: Proper fitting for a new bra 4/9/12: 193.2 4/16/12: 192.8 4/23/12: 193.4 4/30/12: 193.2 5/7/12: 5/14/12: 195.4 5/21/12: 193.6 5/28/12: 194.4 6/4/12: 191.6 6/11/12: 193 6/18/12: 191.4 6/25/12: 193.4 7/2/12: 193.6 7/9/12: 190.4 7/16/12: 193.8 7/23/12: 192.0 7/30/12: 192.2 9/17/12: 198.8 10/31/12: 201.2 11/8/12: 205.4 11/26/12: 206.4 rededicating goal for 12/25 and starting sparkcoaching program. Let's get this train back on track!!

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My overall goal is to slowly and permanently incorporate healthy eating and exercise into my daily life. I hope to lose about 60 pounds, lose a lot of aches and pains in my knees and back and gain lots of energy in the process.

My weight loss goal is in 5 pound increments . I plan to be well out of the 200's by my 46th birthday on October 25th.

My Program:
1. Preparing: I am stocking my fridge/freezer with healthy meals each week. Simple preparations, using local, seasonal ingredients from the farmers market.

2. Track Without Obsessing: I am planning and tracking everything that I eat daily. Still going out but balancing it with my own meals. When I go out, I'll be enjoying a delicious meal with no more than 1 drink and passing on dessert so that I can enjoy the first 2 courses thoroughly.

3. Reduce Eating: I am keeping within 1850 calories (more if I exercise). Goal is deficit of 500 per day which nets out to losing a pound a week.

4. Dealing: I am dealing with emotional eating issues using the sparkpeople coaching program and outside coaching.

5: Exercising: I am doing 30 min of cardio 3x per week; 25 min strength training 2x per week; and 3 yoga classes per week. If the weather cooperates, I'll soon add a weekly long distance bike ride and/or tennis match .

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    Sosi, just to say that i am so happy to see your progress. Very encouraging and inspiring! Enjoy your success.
    2057 days ago
    Hi! I read your post on Mary's blog & would love to "chat" more about EFT. I'm fairly new to it & lovin' it.

    I've added you as a friend, and hope you don't mind.

    Kiko : )
    2081 days ago
    I loved your reminder to ID_Vandal to take the weight loss 5 pounds at a time. I actually started doing this in January and it's made all the difference in the world. In fact, my goal for April was 155 and I made 154.5 this MORNING! So I feel good I've already made my 5-pound April goal. Not that I'll slack the rest of the month...I need to get a jump on May's goal!

    It's amazing how much difference setting a small, attainable goal has made for me -- and YOU TOO! You have done a great job this year as well! Let's cheer each other on as we BOTH make 2012 the year we hit our goal. emoticon emoticon
    2101 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2012 9:17:57 AM
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! emoticon
    2131 days ago
  • v PENNYAN45
    You are so right - debate does take more time and energy - and muddles things up. Decision with conviction is a great way to go.

    Beck has great suggestions; some of them we can learn ourselves too, if we pay close enough attention.
    2183 days ago
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