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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 is the year I am finally going to reach my goal. This is the year I am going to start feeling better physically and feel better about how I look. I'm determined to make some positive changes to my life including more normal eating and exercise. I'm 46, live and work in New York City and am determined to ...
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 is the year I am finally going to reach my goal. This is the year I am going to start feeling better physically and feel better about how I look. I'm determined to make some positive changes to my life including more normal eating and exercise. I'm 46, live and work in New York City and am determined to make some progress on my weight loss goal in 2014!

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Whenever I think of the total amount I want to lose, I get overwhelmed. In fact, whenever I think about losing weight I get overwhelmed, seem to rebel and just gain more. So time to try a different way. How about focusing on practicing healthy behaviors:
-track everything
-exercise regularly
-insert thought before eating/drinking anything
-follow my plan with conviction; avert the agony


Start: 222 12/19/13

Goal: 180 10/23/2014 (my 47th birthday present!)

12/19/13: 222
12/26/13: 220.6
1/2/14: 219.6
1/9/14: 218
1/16/14: 218.4 (TOM)
1/23/14: 216.2--first 5 lb loss achieved! reward: massage
1/30/14: 215.8
2/6/14: 213.4
2/13/14: 214.2 (TOM)
2/20/14: 212.8
2/27/14: 211.2-- 10 lb loss achieved! reward: Bliss pedicure
3/6/14: 211.6
3/13/14: 210.6
3/20/14: 209.2
3/27/14: 210.8
4/3/14: 208.6
4/10/14: 207.0
4/17/14: 209.0
4/24/14: 206.4
5/1/14: 207.8
5/8/14: 209.0
5/15/14: 208.6
5/21/14: 209.2 (vacation 5/21-29)
5/30/14: 206.8
6/5/14:
6/12/14: 208.0
6/19/14: 210.2
6/26/14: 209.6
7/18/14: 210.4
7/24/14: 210.2
7/31/14:
8/4/14: 209.4 (TOM)
8/11/14: 210.2
8/18/14: 211.4
8/25/14: 208.6
9/1/14: 208.4
9/8/14:



5 pounds down milestone 217 --- massage --check!!
10 pounds down milestone 212 ---bliss pedicure--check!!
15 pounds down milestone 207 ---Sagura pedicure
20 pounds down milestone 202-- new biking jacket
25 pounds down milestone 197--bra shopping at Selfridges!
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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 myself...new goal for 12/25 and starting sparkcoaching program. Let's get this train back on track!!
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My Goals:
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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1/27/2012 10:53:18 PM

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MAZZYR
1/26/2012 8:15:46 AM

Hi Sosi, just wanted to tell you that your blog, Don't think too hard, just do it has made me look at myself and my behavior. Making decisions with conviction, for me, isn't just about food. I was in agony about making some decisions, nothing earth shattering but postponing making the decisions were agony. Once I made the decisions I felt so good. Amazing. Thank you for sharing your experience.



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HEALTHYCHARLENE
1/18/2012 8:59:18 PM

Hi! Just stopping by to say hello. I really like your start and goal weight images on your SparkPage. That's awesome! Very motivating.



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HAPPYWALKER
1/12/2012 2:59:15 PM

Hi Sosi, Thanks for your comments on my blog. It really did help.

I also find that whenever I discover a favorite make-up item, bra, food item, whatever...it gets discontinued! Haha, I remember a few years ago when I wrote to Burt's Bees about my dismay that they were no longer making my very favorite lipstick. I was shocked when they wrote me back a couple of months later to tell me they were temporarily bringing this shade back and at a discount if I wanted to buy several (which I did). I guess it's sometimes good to complain!

As far as the Zumba, I am going to give it a fair chance. Maybe she'll eventually bring back some of the old latin songs and routines. Maybe some of the enthusiastic January joiners will start to drop out by March (that ALWAYS was the case with Weight Watchers, lol). Maybe I'll actually learn this new choreography and end up loving it. I was feeling so down last night and this morning that I just had to get it off my chest. I'm feeling a little better this afternoon. I'm not sure if I'll go to Zumba tonight because I almost think I need a break. But I will definitely go next Tuesday and see if things are better for me then.

Thanks again for your suppportive words. Have a great day.



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HAPPYWALKER
10/25/2011 5:40:35 PM

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, Sosi!

When you get some time, drop me a line and let me know how you are doing and I will do the same.
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