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!
“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
"Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice. The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING. Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE." -Lorna Jane
Just stopping by from the Healthy Holiday Challenge team to remind you that there are 54 days until New Years Day. Imagine the progress you can make in that time! Do your best each day to be amazing, because you are worth the effort! See you on the team! Hugs, Pixie
I so admire your determination and your awesome motivating list of what you want to do. You go!!! I'm an over 50 mom too and there are a couple of wedding pictures I'd just as soon not look at (and that's sad). You can do it!!!
Happy November 1st! Hope that this new month started out on a good note. We have a whole new month for new goals. The month is going to fly by due to the up coming Holiday! Stay focused, take it a day at a time, but remember to move one foot in front of the other and move forward. *drink our *eat your and *track your food and fitness *get plenty of *remember think positive * keep moving
"Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually, you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin." -Stephen Cherniske
Happy Wednesday! Just stopping by from the Healthy Holiday Challenge team to encourage you to keep taking steps towards your goals, every day! There are 62 days until New Years Day, so work hard to make as much progress as you can in that time. You're worth the effort! Hugs, Pixie