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Starting over again . . .

Monday, October 24, 2011

In 15 weeks, I will be in Florida hopefully walking on a beach in shorts (Feb too cold for swimsuits). This will be the 1st vacation the SO and have taken together in 5 years. While I am excited about this, I am dreading the idea of wearing shorts (let alone a swimsuit). I have elevated rationalization into its own art form, while making excuse after excuse for my lack of self control and subsequent weight gain. As my SO puts it, a tornado doesn’t spin as well as I do.

I can’t, however, ignore my painful knees, slightly elevated BP, and tight clothing. I need to start with realistic goals . . . tracking food, scheduling time to exercise, sleep, etc.

With that in mind here is my goal for the next 4 weeks:

Goal #1 October 23rd, 2011 – November 19th, 2011
1. Exercise on a consistent basis – 3+ times a week
2. Use food tracker to aid in making smarter food choices
3. Record initial body measurements
4. Weigh in 1x a week
5. Aim for a weight loss of 5lbs this month
6. Reward consistency and celebrate losses with a pedicure.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KAKAKALI4 11/1/2011 8:41AM

    Good goals .. You can do it .. take every day at a time, and drink LOTS of water to wash everything through your system!

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FREETHEGODDESS 11/1/2011 12:35AM

    Good job! You are ready to make a change. You have written a clear plan for what you want to accomplish this month. Now it is time to follow your plan. Just focus on losing that 5 pounds.

Setting small realistic goals will help you build confidence when you achieve them.

Don't worry about what you will look like on the beach. Just love yourself for where you are right now and enjoy life. Most people on the beach are either worrying about what "they" look like in a swimsuit or hoping someone will notice them in their swimsuit. Who cares what they think anyway. (I posted pics of myself in my swimsuit on my Sparkpage!)

Just stick to your plan and you will start seeing results. Best wishes to you!

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SETAGOAL1 10/24/2011 7:31PM

    You have not given up on yourself. You now know you are the only one that can make it happen for you.

You have the power to succeed or fail.

You have chosen to succeed.

Writing is progress!!!

Janet emoticon

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NOTIMENASH 10/24/2011 12:25PM

  thumbs up

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