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Starting Over

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I don't really need to lose weight, but I can see immediately that I need motivation. It is getting cooler outside which makes it more difficult to strap on more clothes to go for my daily walk. I also feel the fatigue setting in that usually comes over me in fall and winter. I want to stay motivated and alert to the changes and not wait for the downfall before I put a program into place.

  


Made my goal for the wedding

Saturday, September 08, 2007

I don't have pictures yet of the wedding, since my daughter was married 2 weeks ago. I made my goal and then some to lose 3 pounds by the time she was married. It was as hard as I thought, and I even had so many people ask me what I was doing about my weight at the wedding. I only lost 5 pounds from the last wedding of my other daughter last year, but it must have been noticed. I do have a small frame, so I suppose any weight gain or loss would be noticeable but I still maintain a good weight lifting program so I do not look weak. I would rather have a few extra pounds of muscle than a few less pounds on the scale. Proper diet and exercise including weights is an absolute must especially as one gets older and needs that muscle to be strong and resilient.

  


Met my weight goal

Thursday, June 21, 2007

It's been a consistent 3 weeks that I have met my weight goal of 110. I fluctuate between 109.5 and 111.5, but generally stay between. I will maintain this but also am aware that I am at the low end of my fat and bmi scores, so I won't stress when I eat more and gain a few pounds which will still be healthy.

I am also thankful for the ToolstoLife program I began, which has helped me to become more introspective about issues I am not dealing with. I pray, but have not spent enough time to think about myself with a constructive element of self-criticism. Sometimes always affirming myself, is not helpful but produces apathy. I need to give an accounting and putting thoughts and feelings on paper, makes me realize my selfish tendencies and self-pity.

I need to stop thinking so much about myself, which is why I have tried to move on a bit and do other things besides just calculate my weight and diet. I am doing fine, but will check back as needed.

  


Not Off the Planet

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I have not fallen off the planet or fail to read sparkpeople.com articles everyday. I have met my goal, so I touch base probably about 3 times a week, but do not post calorie or fitness, since I am staying on track after the fact.

If I think I have gone off the deep end at a meal, I put in the calorie count for that day, to give me a good slap across the face. It works!

  


Me and My Friend

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

I have a dear friend who motivates me more than she can know. She has a weight issue and even though she drags her feet, she wants to follow my example in eating right and exercising. This has put me on a different plain entirely, in that I cannot do this for myself or for simple vanity reasons, I have her vested interest at heart. Since she has asthma and must watch her cholesterol, it gives me the added impetus to watch what I eat as well. If I did all of this just for myself, I probably wouldn't care at all, since I have never been motivated by my own personal ends. I could easily make excuses to cut corners otherwise.

I thank God for this friend who keeps me focused for her sake and thus for mine.

  


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