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Getting Real About My Goals

Saturday, June 02, 2012

I fine-tuned my Goals today in two ways:

(1) Okay, I have to admit--I haven't been meeting my goal of doing push-ups and sit-ups every day. I haven't done it even once since forming the goal. Why not? Because I don't want to. I know it would be good for me, but even the thought of push-ups discourages me. And day after day of failing to meet this goal discourages me.

So, for now, I'm going to cross off that goal and focus on one that's more workable: to track my food every day on the SparkPeople Nutrition Planner, NO MATTER THE OUTCOME, even if I go over my calorie goal for the day. The point is not to be stringent with myself and quit when I can't/don't meet the numbers. The point is just to THINK about what I'm eating. This is a good goal to start with, and one I think I can meet.

(2) The other fine-tuning: I want to feel and look better by losing 50 lbs. (weigh 160) by April, 2013. But what does this actually mean? How do I do it? It means I want to lose 1 lb. every week for the rest of 2012. Now that's something real to focus on and track.

I've printed out my new goals and posted them in a prominent place.

Reading the book, THE SPARK, helped me set and fine-tuning these goals. It's great. Already, I feel a sense of relief and renewed enthusiasm.

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OTEN36 6/8/2012 4:24PM

    Wow....your on it Liz!
I'm super happy for.

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DARWHOHOO 6/7/2012 8:09AM

    Liz, I know you can do this!! It is a great idea to start out with one goal you know you will achieve to give yourself some momentum. As long as you never stop trying emoticon


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Never, never, never, give up!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Erin Darnell posted this on Facebook, and I feel it's too good not to pass along:

"I feel like people give up way too easy when it comes to weight loss. Make sure you are setting goals in the beginning. If you aren't seeing results, change something! You don't have to give up all together!"


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OTEN36 5/29/2012 3:42PM

    Does this include water weight gain?
Oh sometimes I'm just too funny.
Thanks for posting that Liz.
I sure did need it today.

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Back to It

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Had a rough, exhausting week with other things. Now it's time to get back to SparkPeople.

I did receive my Zumba Exhilerate DVD's in the mail though. Can't wait to try it.

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OTEN36 5/28/2012 9:06PM

    make sure to let me know how you like it.

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Aaahhhh Bras

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Today I received my package of three Rhonda Shear Aaahhhh Bras, bought from HSN. They really are nice--soft but firm knit, wide straps, comfy backs, pretty colors.

There's only one problem--the size I bought is too small. I thought it was my size, but nope, I can't fit into them.

I'm not going to send them back, though. I'll keep them as added incentive for my continued weight loss. Then, when I can fit into them, I'll truly sigh, "Aaahhhh ..."

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Eating in the Movies

Friday, May 18, 2012

Here's a fun topic for a Friday blog--Have you ever noticed how people in movies pretend to eat, but they never really do? It always bugs the crap out of me.

Okay, granted--you don't want to see an actor with spinach in his teeth, and the dialogue is more important than the meal, but come on! They'll have a gorgeous meal in front of them, but they never actually put it in their mouths, chew or swallow. One prime example is Mia in Pulp Fiction. She goes to a restaurant with John Travolta, orders a big juicy hamburger, and only takes one bite! Then it's off to smoke and dance. She never actually eats the cherry from her malt--only plays with it and licks it. What self-control! Grrrrrr...

Or the actors have supposedly finished a meal (we never saw them eat it, but they are done), and when they take their plates to the sink--their plates are still half-full of food. I guess being caught up in the drama has ruined their appetites???

Or they're supposedly drinking coffee--they never use the cup handle. Instead, they turn the cup around, wrap their hand around a supposedly hot cup, and touch their lips pristinely to the rim.

Maybe that's the secret of Hollywood stars--they never eat, they only pretend to eat? It looks so fake! All I know is, I could never do it. I'm all for counting calories and putting smaller portions on a plate, but when I do sit down to eat, I eat. Don't you? hehe

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OTEN36 5/18/2012 4:12PM

    That was pretty funny E!
Those Hollywood types sure do come down hard on the few that do gain weight though. Or it's the press of Hollywood I should say.

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DARWHOHOO 5/18/2012 3:58PM

    Hahahaha! I have asked that question about the hot coffee already!!

I guess they need to watch their calorie intake so they can't eat the food for the 50+ takes of the same scene. I wonder if they change the burger..or better yet why not make a half burger and fill the rest with a fake burger since it will be wasted anyways



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