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Fine Line Between Obsession and Committment?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Is there a fine line between obsession and commitment? My best friend and I had a talk about this yesterday, and it was a conversation we both needed to have with one another. Bottom line- we are both really committed to being the new healthy selves we have created, but we both recognize that sometimes we need to check the chatter, because it does feel like a line that is easy to cross.
No one has expressed annoyance with me (directly anyway) and I keep getting compliments on my accomplishments. It's wonderful to hear, and reinforces my efforts to continue, but it also triggers a dialog that I wonder if sometimes people get sick of hearing. Again, I'm not getting any indication of this- just expressions of happiness for me and congratulations for all the progress I've made over the last year and a half.
I am immensely proud of myself (and the friend that I had this talk with yesterday) We have both made such amazing changes- and it wasn't toward a vanity goal- but toward a healthy, treat-yourself-well goal.
I can truly say that I have-for the most part- enjoyed this entire journey- not that it's over or ever will be, but the slow progress, when I look back, has been a blessing. Gradual change has been well received by me, and I think that has been a key element to accepting the new me as she emerges. I feel so much less likely to welcome back the unhealthy woman that I used to be. Would I love to find a balance between letting loose and letting things happen and the meticulous tracker that I have become? Maybe, but I really don't mind the tracking, since I have found a method that fits me so well, and as a bonus- I think it has helped me become more organized and balanced in other aspects of my life as well.
To all of you just beginning this path to a healthy life of mid-way along and doubting yourself or your motives...keep plugging away! You will find your way and the "you" you are meant to be :) For those of you who have met-or nearly met goal-Be so proud of what you have done! It is no small feat!

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KADULAC 12/29/2011 7:05PM

    I believe it becomes obsession when we do not allow any room for error. Don't miss a workout, don't eat any of the junk food we enjoy, etc. Being committed means we are going to keep going toward health, but not get all out of sorts when we hit a bump. Sounds like you have a healthy commitment, and are doing great on your journey. Congratulations.

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SUKOTO 12/29/2011 10:49AM

    I enjoyed reading this blog. It's so true that there is a fine line between obsession and commitment and some people have trouble seeing it. Congratulations on your journey. You are doing really well. I'm glad that you're taking it slow because if you just rush through it and reach your goal, you'll find that maintaining is harder than losing.
Thanks for the read.

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JAZZMINE 12/29/2011 10:46AM

    Do not let up! Err on the side of obsession. I lost 46 pounds and gained back 24 when I let up! Now I must do this again! It is amazing how fast it can happen.


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December 12, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011
Today is another running day. Iím glad itís not raining again. It works out so nicely when itís not raining on a day that I have set aside for running. Iím not as good at working it in on another day as I used to be when something interferes with my workout schedule. Did Jillian Michaelís Yoga Meltdown on Saturday. I am getting better at keeping my schedule with that:)
What a great weekend! I have my Christmas shopping mostly finished now, and I know exactly what the last 3 things I need to pick up are!! I missed my last WW meeting, because it was a church night- I got my new packet of info, but didnít get to participate in the live version- Iíll get caught up this week though.

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APIRLRAIN888 12/12/2011 4:08PM

    Great job

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December 7, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

December 7, 2011
I started off this week a little perturbed about the fact that with the new tweaks to WW, I have been gifted with a lower daily target. When I heard this was one of the changes, I resigned myself to the fact that I would very likely be getting that 26, since I am almost to my goal, and when I logged into WW online- this was confirmed. I know there is flexibility in it though, and I am approaching this with a positive attitude.
I want so badly to achieve my lifetime goal by Christmas- and if not then, by the end of the year. It is definitely within my grasp, and I have noticed after 4 days using my new, lower target, that the scale is dropping again!
My weekly activity goal is 14 after completing the online tool for choosing a goal, and that is an easy target for me to hit. This time of year, while itís incredibly busy, it has plenty of opportunity for built in activity with all the running here and there that has to be done. Not to mention the up and down the stairs I will be doing in the next week or so getting the Christmas decorations all set out. I know lots of folks have already completed this task, but I donít jump to this right after Thanksgiving. I like to wait a little longer- sometimes I donít do it until the week before. This comes from childhood traditions, I am sure. We always had a real tree, and if we got it too early it would be too dry (and dangerous) by Christmas- because we also had wood heat, so the air was plenty dry and warm in the house. They were the scrubbiest little cedar trees- always had a flat side and a pretty good side. They smelled so good though.
One more exciting note- Iím replacing my dial-up inter-net with high speed! Modem arrives tonight, and I get to install it! Will that mean I stay more up-to-date with Spark and FB, etc.? Probably not, but my kids will love it- being able to work on some of their web-based learning software for school from home...and of course the fun stuff too:)

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APIRLRAIN888 12/7/2011 12:34PM

    U can do it ;)

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DONNAEDA 12/7/2011 12:02PM

    My points were dropped to 26 also and I thought I would be unhappy, but now I am used to it and also dropping pounds.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

I want to share a link to a site I just read about in another sparker's blog. If winning $$ for losing weight would motivate you, check out the following website:


Nearing some goals!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's so strange to know that I am only a few pounds away from a healthy weight. I haven't seen myself look this fantastic in nearly 20 years. It has been such a long, but steady journey. I'm anticipating tears when I finally reach that goal.
I was kind of stuck for a few weeks at the same weight, and I remember thinking "oh yeah, here we go...the final CRAWL to the goal" :) But I'm ok with that. Things have been picking up a bit the last week or so. My plan is to achieve lifetime membership in Weight Watchers by Christmas...or at least by the end of the year. I'm really excited about that!
I had slacked off on the interval training for a while, and I'm starting to pick up on that again a bit. The weather has been fantastic!!
I've been cast in a local play for the holiday season..It's a Wonderful Life...and that has been a lot of fun rehearsing. I'm excited about looking great on stage. Five yeas ago I had a small part in a production of Wizard of Oz, and I was pretty self-conscious about my weight.
I'm looking forward to the busy season upon us:)

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TAKACSR 11/7/2011 9:46PM

    So close! I know you'll be great in IAWL! What a nice Christmas present you'll get when you reach your goals!

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JUDITHROXANA 11/1/2011 8:07AM

    OMG how exciting!!! I wish I could see you in your play! You look so beautiful and young so you're going to look AMAZING! Congrats on how far you've deserve to enjoy all of your success! You're so inspiring to me! emoticon

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WATCH_HER_GO 10/26/2011 10:50PM

    This is such great news!! As a fellow Quad Citian, it's motivating to know someone close to home has succeeded.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/25/2011 8:53PM

    Awesome! Exciting

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