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At a standstill!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Really need some help here. Have gotten bogged down, & can't get get my motivation back! Seemed to be overwhelmed by anything & everything. Any ideas?

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JAZZYFROG333 1/29/2014 4:58AM

    It's been a while since you wrote this, I wish I had been here then. I hope you kept at it.

Here are some things that have helped me overcome the motivational road blocks.....

Don't focus on the weight when setting goals:
Instead focus on healthy choices such as water intake, fitness activity, eating fruits and veggies, avoiding soda/pop, etc.

Set small goals:
Don't focus on the whole year, instead set goals for the day, month, or 3-4 months.
I personally have 5-10 daily goals, 1-2 weekly goals, 1 monthly goal, 1 four month goal, and 1 yearly goal. I focus more on my daily, weekly, and monthly goals.

Use positive quotes, visuals, and affirmations:
Find as many positive and motivational words and photos as you can, things that inspire and encourage you. Place them everywhere you go regularly, your house, office, car, etc. Don't worry what other people think you're doing it because you need it for you!

When you do set weight goals break it into smaller amounts:
I've been working on 10% at a time. I calculate it into the following list...
.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5%, 3%, 3.5%, 4%, 4.5%, 5%, 6%, 7%, 8%, 9%, 10%
I figure out those percentages and then set a date to lose that percentage by. When I reach the 10% (which I have not yet) I plan to start from that weighting my original starting weight and calculate a new 10% list. This way I'm not over shelving myself.

The best thing to overcome roads blocks JUST KEEP GOING:
Push through it and do anything because something is better than nothing and eventually you'll create momentum!!! Start those small streaks and keep working at them. You may think you're not doing enough but 10 minutes of fitness, several 7 day stretches strung together of getting those veggies in really does add up and make a difference!
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Keep going and don't ever give up on you because you are worth the effort!
Best wishes on your journey!!!

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Changes

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hubby had retired & decided to do all the cooking. Since I'm in school, this seemed like a good plan. Well the good plan is really working out! He plans the meals, does the shopping & is cooking all low fat, low cholestrol meals, & measures all portions before putting food on the plates.
He has really gotten into healthy eating. This is so much easier with both of us on the same meal plan. He has lost 40 lbs! emoticon

  


Changes

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just red the blog entry from ONTOVICTORY - the entry about learning the mine where he works will close in a year. This will be very hard, but he is fortunate as he has a year's warning to plan & make the need changes in his life.
Guess that is a warning for all of us is that the only constant is change.
I learned 2 weeks ago that the business where my husband works is being sold & he will be out of a job as of April 15. I am back in school but will not be finished for 2 years. There are few jobs in his field, but we will be able to keep our home for now. I am so thankful.
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Happy Sunday!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

ON2VICTORY had a great post - saw his video. He really did a good job of explaining the challenges of making life changes. Going do a goal poster and work on a plan.

Worked all day Saturday on homework - a 5 page paper takes a lot more time than I every thought possible. Today is time to walk. Since treadmill time is also the only TV time, I can enjoy a movie while working out.

  
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PJ2222 2/24/2013 2:14PM

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Super Sunday!

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Well, today is the big game. However the rule is not to watch TV if I'm not on the treadmill. Watch the super bowl is too active to do while exercising, so I did my miles before the game.
Remember, getting thinner makes you a winner!




Life is like a football game. You can score, but not without help from others.
Thanks for the help Sparkpeople!

  


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