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Steps to Get Back on Track

Monday, January 20, 2014

A lot has happened over the last 6 months. I thought about my roller coaster ride and decided it is time to work toward getting off. If I quit it is a sure way to accomplish nothing! Instead of jumping into the deep end resulting in failure I will work toward small steps toward health and fitness. As I create habits it will build to my ultimate goal of 115 pound weight loss. This week I commit to the following starter goals:

1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. This means having water with all meals and snacks.

2. Tracking all food that I eat

3. At least 20 minutes of exercise most days this week

4. At 3 fruits/vegetables each day

5. Strive to stay within my calorie limit

Putting in the work to achieve these goals this week will keep me focused on success.

  
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KOFFEENUT 1/20/2014 8:51PM

    Good for you for setting such smart goals! Too often folks set goals like "Lose 2 pounds/week" - as if we actually could control what the scale does from day to day. Your goals are smart because they are things you DO have control over (like 3 fruits/vegetables each day) and they are realistic (20 minutes of exercise most days). Way to go on setting yourself up for success!

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Reflection - Past Present and Future

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sometimes I get so overwhelmed about the amount of weight I have to lose. I have recently changed my viewpoint. Instead of focusing on my final goal I am taking it one day at a time 1 meal at a time. To motivate myself I am reflecting on 6 months ago:

1. 6 months ago I was only half tracking my food. I was following a weight loss plan on and off for the past 8 years and not accomplishing much.

2. 6 months ago I did not make exercise a priority. I have a gym membership but did not use it on a consistent basis.

3. 6 months ago I could only wear my biggest size clothes as over half the clothes in my closet no longer fit.

4. 6 months ago I was so tired that all I wanted to do was veg out in front of the TV after work or sleep. I did not have much of a social life besides hanging at home with my kids and husband.

5. 6 months ago I basically gave up and was thinking about gastric bypass surgery.

I began to make some changes in April 2012 and then I joined Sparkpeople in May 2012 and my life has improved drastically:

1. Today I am conscious of what I eat and I track everyday the good, the bad and the ugly. My eyes have been opened to the high sodium diet I had previously. I am proud to say that my nutrition has improved and I now give my body the nutrients it craves on a daily basis.

2. Today I have consistently incorporated cardio exercise into my life at least 5 days a week for 40 minutes since July. I have also incorporated strength training 3 days a week since August. I workout in the morning sometimes or the evening. I use my gym membership, home exercise videos, the gym at my job, the great outdoors, whatever. I used to use time as an excuse, but now if I have a busy schedule I break it up 10-20 minutes here and there - it adds up!

3. Today I have more energy and I feel great! I am also more focused at work and my stress level has diminished some.

4. Today I have worn so many clothes in the last 2 months that I could not fit in years.

5. Today I am not thinking about giving up. I am more determined then ever to reach my goals. This is not a diet for me it is a lifestyle change.

  
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MIATIA1 9/6/2012 10:15PM

    YES this is the kind of blog I love to read about . For I love change...and have now accepted it takes challenges to make them . emoticon

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BKNOCK 9/6/2012 9:56PM

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HURRICANEWINDS 9/6/2012 9:45PM

  Good for you!

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My August 2012 Goals

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

1. Remember to take my blood pressure medicine everyday.

2. 1 serving of orange vegetables or fruit at least 3 times a week.

3. 2 fruit and 3 vegetables at least 5 days a week

4. Get at least 7 hours of sleep at least 5 nights a week.

5. 10 mins of meditation everyday

  
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CINDYSDAY 8/1/2012 11:34AM

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