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35lbs to Puerto Rico

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Okay - so I'm going to try something to motivate my weight loss efforts. I've always wanted to go to Puerto Rico. So here's the challenge - it's two prong and should help with my weight loss and money saving goal. If I lose 35 lbs by December 31, 2010 and save $20 aweek I can reward myself with a trip to Puerto Rico. Everytime I close my eyes and see myself relaxing on the beach with a two piece bikini, sunglasses and good book I feel happy all over. The other day it helped me to walk away from a piece of candy and yesterday it helped me stay focused thru hunger to come up with a healthy dinner. That's when the challenge idea hit me.

Well - wish me luck. I'll keep posting how it's going.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 6/30/2010 9:39AM

    That is a great idea! I think I'll see what I can come up with along those lines.
Step by step, one day at a time.... emoticon

Nancy (30 lbs. by Christmas team)

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DOGSTARDADDY 6/25/2010 2:19PM

    I think that sounds like a great idea!
Vacations are almost always My motivator!

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

I could go into the myriad of reasons (aka excuses) why my weight is going in the wrong direction on the scale. But I won't. And it feels so much better not to.

It also feels good to know that for the past three days I have gotten out of bed in the wee hours of the am and gone to the gym. And, although I wasn't completely thrilled about my inability to make it the full 40 minutes yesterday, I am completely proud of myself for being there and putting in 100% effort at that moment.

It's hard to see the scale read 183 - up three pounds from my starting weight almost 2 years ago - but its even harder to forgive myself and start again. I do forgive myself though.

I forgive myself and I give myself permission to try again.
So, I will take this setback in stride. I will work each day to give 100% effort. Some days that means I'll reach my goals (8 cups of water, 50 mins of cardio) and other days 100% won't make me reach my goal - but it will make me satisfied with my efforts.

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STARPEACE 11/19/2008 3:58PM

    We all have set backs but, to jump back like you did , you should feel proud. emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 8/24/2008 9:03AM

    hey, I would love to be down to your weight!!! I hope to, sometime in the future, but I applaud you for jumping in with both feet!!! I am only 5' 5" so I have to get this fat off.. lots of medical complications don't make it easier to get the tonnage off fast!!! I found out I now have diabetes, so cannot drop it like I want to do, but like you, I will give it the effort and change for what I need to get done..
Your pics are cute, you two make a handsome couple and look so in love,, yet another inspiration,eh???
You go girl, get the job done, and keep on drinkin' that water, sparking here!!! Lin emoticon

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SOUTHERN_GAL101 5/29/2008 2:57PM

  You have the right attitude. You can do it!

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The Impossible Journey

Saturday, September 29, 2007

I think I can I think I can. That's the inspirational theme music that I play over and over in my mind to let me know that I can do this. It helps that I have a wide (and often pushy) network of friends and family who love and support. I must admit that being more active on the page makes me want to stay focused on weight loss.
I am not most knowledgeable person when it comes to computers and communicating online but SparkPeople and my sparkpage are helping to drag me into the 21st century.

So today begins a new journey - seems impossible now - but I am sure every journey starts with a first step!