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Motivation for this journey

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I read the blog of Jenn245 this week about motivation. I think I have some major work to do in that department. I am always motivated to start out . But then comes the every day life and I kind of forget or more like evade-thinking-about my real goals and reasons for this journey. I slip back into eating stuff I do not really want to eat, don't even like but am just used to snacking on. I think if I could read and talk out loud my goals and reasons multiple times per day that might not happen. This is like having somebody reminding you before you even make a bad choice, why you do not want to make a bad choice. I believe in positive thoughts. And I think the more you think those thoughts, the more important they become, the more they infiltrate your subconscious, the more likely they are bound to 'show up' in a challenging (tempting)moment.
I will make myself a list of goals, reasons to succeed for this lifestyle change. I'll read them and say them loud as often as possible, but definitely every day. The list is my plan for this weekend. Maybe one day I will make a collage with inspirational pictures and quotes, I always wanted to do that.

On another note: does anybody know of a good Challenge I could participate in for the next month or months? Something to stay motivated and maybe accountable for?

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TRESSWANN 2/26/2012 6:44PM

    I have done the Fall and Winter challenges. It has been educational

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CAROL- 2/26/2012 6:53AM

    Have you looked at the walk/run a 5k challenge? That really helped me zero in on my exercise.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

I read an article today in an equestrian magazine off a girl seeking the mentoring of a successful rider. This rider gave her the following advice:
'Courage doesn't belong to those who never fail but to those who can fail and still come out the next day and try again'. This is sort off my mot for this journey of mine. I am not getting discouraged again. I am not taking that piece of cake and then turn around and eat the whole because I failed myself by taking that first bite. No, I will 'come out the next (same)day and try again. One failure is not a free pass to screw up everything I want to achieve!
By the way, the desk is clean and organized (how nice), the phone call is made. Now I need to get some paper work filed by the first of March. Time to do it so it's not a last minute ordeal (as usual hehe). I will also start my day with a glass of lemon water to stimulate my metabolism. emoticon

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GEMINIAN1 2/21/2012 9:31AM


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FARMER_NURSE 2/19/2012 9:58AM

  Awesomeness! It sounds like you and I have a lot in common! Thanks for the great bit of inspiration.

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AUTUMNBRZ 2/19/2012 9:57AM

    One failure is not a free pass to screw up everything I want to achieve! = my favorite line. Such good advice! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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LOPINSLOW17 2/19/2012 9:55AM

    Good Quote...Thanks for Sharing!

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Winter blues

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Not much of a winter this year, which is actually great, but still getting the winter blues. I can not wait to see some green grass and get some sunshine. But that instantly makes me think about the weight I still carry around and how much less easy it easy to hide behind some big winterclothes. Although by now there is not much hiding anymore, it's probably more in my head.
Yesterday I fell off the healthwagon, eating some low calorie cookies, too many low calories makes too many calories haha, but proud to say that I faced today with good spirit and determination. A new day. Better choices. A first for me since I usually feel that one failure leads to constant failure.
Still working on the desk/office issue but will get it done. Water intake good so far.
So tomorrow I will finish this desk and make one long overdue phone call. And eat more fruit. And that is a plan!

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QUEEN_REINA 2/18/2012 9:30AM

    Good job, letting it go and starting fresh today. I'm proud of you!
I know what you mean about the winter blues, I"m so tired of winter I could die but also worried because the weather has been so "off" this year...

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TRESSWANN 2/17/2012 6:57PM

    My personal theory of winter is that it's over Feb 29. So I wear bright clothes and colors unless of course it snows but it can't get me down. I turn the switch for spriing on

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    I read your yesterday's blog today and wonder how you made out with your plans. I, too, fall into bad habits way too often for my liking. Thanks to Spark People, I have gradually gotten away from wallowing in a sense of failure; I just start over the next day. I have to constantly fight my desire for sweets. It frustrates me that I want to overeat and I know doing that will make me feel sluggish, yet I do it anyway. emoticon
Thank goodness for my Spark Friends and their support! And thank goodness for the oft quoted phrase, "...tomorrow is another day!"

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My first blog entry ever

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I have been trying to put some of my thoughts on 'paper' for ever, mainly because everybody says once you write it down, it gets real and you are more accountable. So I will try to take the time to do this. So there I am, willing to do whatever it takes!
I think one of my biggest flaws is, to start things and not finish them. Everything is started in my life. But generally somewhere along the line I abandon the task and give up. So part of my weight loss and getting healthy journey is to finish my projects, however big or small they are. I will have to start setting more reasonable goals and achieve them. So today I will drink my 8 cups of water and clean up my desk.

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FRANCESCANAZ 2/14/2012 9:23AM

    This is a great plan! Keep Blogging!

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JUSTLYLE 2/13/2012 6:46AM

    Good for you on the new adventure, we all faced similar circumstances. Very great start!

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BLOND_KIRA 2/12/2012 10:41AM

    You can do it! It is easy to get distracted but stick with it.

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TRESSWANN 2/12/2012 10:28AM

    Wow, do I relate! I am coping right now with the starting/finishing thing. My manager made us all read Poke the Box and that's one of the issues in it. But check this out when he and I met to talk about it and I said oh I related to the starting not finishing thing. He didn't see me that way! Interesting for me. Working really hard on it .
Good luck. You can do it

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