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February Goals

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

1. Goal one is to continue to keep track of my food

2. Drink my 8 glasses of water a day

3. Continue to blog and journal as long as I have internet (I'll be in Europe)

4. Keep a "Can do" attitude. No matter where I am I need to control my eating. If I slip up I need to remember to get right back on my program. That is how I lost weight years ago when I did well.

5. Get rid of the idea I have to be perfect and that I will never lose this weight.

6. Remember that I am doing this for my health.

7. Keep watching my carrot which is to lose 50 pounds by Novemeber so I can go on my vacation!

I CAN do this.



  


No more excuses

Monday, January 30, 2012

As I reflected on losing the 50 pounds I promised myself to lose before I can go on my trip in November I caught myself doing something I have always done that needs to change!

I was saying to myself that since I am overseas now until March it is hard to lose. Then I go home for 3 months and can do okay BUT then I come back again for 3 months and THEN when I get home I have TWO vacations scheduled so it will be hard to lose weight. Well, all that is true. But it is all excuses too.

Yes, I have all those things planned but that is my life. I am always doing SOMETHING like that. So, when is the time to do what I need to do? There is NO perfect time to start a diet. BUT, the time to start eating healthy is NOW and I have to learn to adjust how I see food.

I always see it as the enemy. I'm sure during all those times I will WANT to eat something I shouldn't but I think there will be options for me to eat correctly most of the time.

So, today I have decided that I will make no more excuses about why I can't eat right.

This is big for me. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

  


Woohoo I have found my carrot

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I knew I had to find something that was a reward for doing well that I wouldn't normally do. I tend to reward myself all the time for being me I guess! Anyway, I decided that since I love Christmas and I had a tentative arrangement with my best friend to come see her in North Carolina when I lost 50 pounds I would combine the two.

She and I are Christmas nuts so we decided to go to the Biltmore Estates in Asheville and the National Gingerbread Exhibit. We plan to have high tea (I used to give my daughter tea parties every year on Valentines Day) and get a massage and maybe go to the winery for a wine tasting.

When I lose 50 I will be down to a number on the scale I haven't seen in over 10 years.

I know for others it may be a big yawn but for me it is perfect. I am so EXCITED! I think it is the carrot I needed to go forth!

  


Week 3

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I joined three weeks ago and looked over the site and decided to inch my way in for a change. I usually go full bore and wear myself out. So, I started with simple things like get sleep, drink water and save money.

All the while I read and got used to the site. Last week I started journaling, blogging and keeping track of my food. I am trying to make a habit of spending time on the site. I need to take the time for ME. I have left myself for last for a while. It is time to take care of me.

I know now that this is not going to be fast. I just want it to stick this time.

I am setting my goals a little lower so I won't be as hard on myself. Like one pound a week instead of 2-3. If I lose more I will be happy. But, if not I lose 52 pounds in a year which would be great. I can do this.

I find I can do anything I put my mind to. I just have been fooling myself that I have put my mind to it in the past. I am going to give it my all.

  


Obsessed with food

Friday, January 27, 2012

Well, it is official. I took one of the quizzes and it says I am obsessed with food! No surprise here. I have been dieting for years and have known I need to lose weight forever so I think of food ALL the time. I feel guilt, pleasure, anger, solice you name it after eating.

So, today I decided to not have every waking thought about food. I will plan my meals and eat my meals and try NOT to think about food in between. Is that possible? We'll see.

I do know I have only been on program this week and I already feel positive about the changes SparkPeople is doing for me.

Some day food may not be as important to me. A girl can dream can't she?

  


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