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Sunday, August 01, 2010

I have lost the next pound to begin the second half of my journey. So much of my healthy lifestyle has become a habit that I didn't want to become complacent so I thought a while and came up with some new goals. In order to keep myself on track I made a motivation board to remind me of the things I want to do and the things that have put me in the place that I am today. Which is a good place, so it isn't all bad.

I have put a photo of my board here so that everyone can see what I'm about and it might also inspire someone to make their own if they haven't already.

The hot air balloon, the motor bike and the horse are there to remind me that I will be able to ride them when all of my weight is off. I wouldn't attempt to mount any of them at this weight as I am certain that someone will pass comment about how heavy I am . At the weight I want to be I am certain that I will achieve these goals.

The fat is to remind that it is as unattractive on the outside as it is when dolloped all over my body on the inside. It also reminds that healthy fats are acceptable from time to time.

The plate of prawn and avacado salad reminds me that I can indulge in avacados (my favourite fruit) as long as eat them sensibly and not too often!

The fairground ride is something I want to enjoy again with the youngsters in my family. I haven't been on a ride since I was in my teens and I can't wait for the day I can step onto the waltzer again.

Tucking- in. At the waist and into my boots. That is something I have never done before, even as a child and a teenager I was too fat to tuck in.

The words 'Beauty from within.' simply reinforce the message to myself that I am more than just a fat woman.

The deck chairs are something that I am looking forward to using again. I was about sixteen years old the last time I sat in one and even then some joker made a comment about breaking it. As I live at the seaside I look forward to hiring a deckchair and sitting in it comfortably on the beach, reading a book and maybe having a picnic lunch. The red deckchair has some writing on it which says ' Calm down, carry on.' Good advise!

The words 'Kick that inner critic', will be a constant reminder NOT to beat myself up if/when I plateau or God forbid, have a gain!

A massage is something I will have as a reward at 80lbs lost.

The small words at the side of the massage picture say ' my world, my style' and that just about sums me up. I like to be different and not fall in with the status- quo.

And finally, the words in the centre are copied from another sparkers board. When I read it I think of it as a mantra.

I WILL vizualise!

I WON'T stop!

I WILL go 2 the top!

I WILL celebrate my life every day!

I KNOW my dreams are on the way!

Thank you to that sparker for sharing those words.

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  • ENUFF81020
    Hi there,

    You are doing so well. I love your board--it is so thoughtful and planned out.

    I love the fact that living in a healthy way becomes automatic and it is just a part of who you and I are. that is so cool and quite honestly, something I never expected or even guessed that I was capable of.

    You are doing so well--so carry on!!
    Gentle hugs,
    2713 days ago
    Hi She,

    Well done, well said!! I love all of your goals and know that you will get there. You have come so far and despite any obstacles you either go over them or around them. You won't be stopped and I look forward to watching you continue onwards and downwards.

    2730 days ago
  • DANLENO1949
    Well Done keep it up. Love the board. emoticon
    2730 days ago
  • OKANE13
    Hi Sheila:
    WOW, I love your motivation board. What an inspiration. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments. I really like your goals: horseback riding, hot air balloon, motor bike, rides with the youngsters, etc. I know with your determination and discipline, you will do all of these things and more.

    I am excited to be able to watch your journey as your friend. Friday the 13th RULES !!

    "Just Jane"
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    2731 days ago
    What a great job you did! emoticon
    2731 days ago
    I absolutely love your motivational board! I hope it helps keep you going through the rest of your journey!
    2731 days ago
    Hi She

    What a great board you made and I hope the words 'Kick the inner Critic' stand out for you as well. You need loadsa praise for all you have acheived in your weight loss journey and I know you will get there in the end.

    I have never been on a horse and I wouldn't want to lol--I can't stand deck chairs so won't be joining you on that venture but I was always a biker in the past-not sure a motor bike would be a good idea for me now though. I am with you in hoping all of these come true for you though.

    Keep going you are doing great.

    Love Chris xx
    2731 days ago
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