To channel my inner control freak and be able to control what goes into my mouth... To look at my naked self in the mirror and not wonder what the heck happened... To tie my shoes without gasping... To be able to smile confidently into a camera lens without hiding behind someone else... To give myself a pedicure without breaking a sweat.... To be comfortable in my own skin... To buy a bra off the rack of any department store... To wear a skirt and feel ...
To channel my inner control freak and be able to control what goes into my mouth... To look at my naked self in the mirror and not wonder what the heck happened... To tie my shoes without gasping... To be able to smile confidently into a camera lens without hiding behind someone else... To give myself a pedicure without breaking a sweat.... To be comfortable in my own skin... To buy a bra off the rack of any department store... To wear a skirt and feel cool instead of having my legs stuck together with sweat... To bend down without having my stomach get in the way... To go up and down stairs without pain... To cross my legs at the knee and have them stay there... To wear a belt and have my shirt tucked in at the waist... To wear a tank top without scaring anyone... To look damn good when my kids get married and not be the fat mom in the wedding album... To look back and say "Yes, I did it"...
This is what I want. And I know I am going to have to work hard to get everything I want. And it will be so worth it!
Size 12 pants, size medium shirts, and a number on the scale I can smile about.
To wear sundresses, shorts and a bathing suit when we go on vacation next year.
To clothes shop in my closet for the things that used to fit -- and have them fit again before they are completely out of style.
Track everything I eat. 30 mins exercise each day - broken into 3 10-minute chunks if necessary. Get rid of junk food and junk sugar one meal / snack at a time. Increase protein & fiber one meal / snack at a time Aim for 10,000+ steps daily.
I am on the other side of 50 (and feeling it some days!) but forever young at heart. Menopause is not making this weight loss journey any easier but I know I need to get my weight under control to relieve some of the medical issues that have been creeping up on me.
I have played around on Spark long enough without making any commitment to changes, not seeing any progress, boo-hooing on my blogs...time to stop the pity party and get focused.
This is going to be a way of life for me.. I have to stop thinking and planning and wishing and actually get off my butt and DO something!
"Do not dilute the truth of your potential. We often convince ourselves that we cannot change, that we cannot overcome the circumstances of our lives. That is simply not true. You have been blessed with immeasurable power to make positive changes in your life. But you can't just wish it, you can't just hope it, you can't just want it... you have to LIVE it, BE it, DO it.” -Steve Maraboli
TGIF from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team...and me! I hope you've had a great week, and that your weekend will be even better. Stay strong, stay focused and keep your goals in mind! There are 46 days until New Years Day, and we are going to make progress in that time. Remind yourself over and over that you are worth the effort! (You really are!) Hugs, Pixie
Good morning! I just wanted to visit your page to encourage you to do your best today to make progress! Stay strong this holiday season, because you are worth the effort. There are still 49 days until New Years Day, so make each day count! Let me know if you need support. Hugs, Pixie
"Even if the challenges are immense and the obstacles are many, step forward and live the life you choose to live. Your dreams are worth every effort. Even if you get knocked down again and again, get right back up and get going. With enough persistence, any goal is within your reach. Even if you can’t see all the way to the end of the road, go ahead and take the first step. Each time you make some progress, you’ll find new ways to make even more. Even if your results fall short of your expectations, keep making the effort. Each new day brings you more experience, wisdom and effectiveness. Even if you’ve been deeply disappointed in the past, focus on the positive possibilities. For your future is what you choose to make it now." — Ralph Marston
Who said you have imperfections? YOU? Other people? NAW...... you are just fine the way you are, you just need to be healthy so you can stick around a while longer, and be able to do more things while you do.....
“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away.” -Unknown
Hello from the Healthy Holiday Challenge team! Here's a little reminder to love yourself enough to make the most of each day! We have 52 days until New Years day...imagine all the progress we can make in that time. We are worth the effort, right? I hope your weekend is going great! Hugs, Pixie