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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Do you ever wonder about those baby steps that people refer to when trying to reach a desired goal? How does one really go about it? I know that for me , this' weight loss goal' can be overwehlming ... that number represents a very large amount of weight that needs to come off my body ( how did I let this happen???) and sometimes it is just to scary to put into words. But how to move ahead from that starting point and making small steps towards that end 'weight' goal can be just as overwhelming.

I think for me, i never really gave myself a "true plan of action" and instead I just hoped that with a few good attempts it would somehow just work out in the waving a magic wand about and it would be okay.
The funny thing is that the edge of that crazy wand hit me in the eye a few times but still I did not pay attention !!

So since joining SP in late July, I have made some good baby steps along the way:

Tracking -and I am very proud of that accomplishment. Seeing those graphs has helped me to really see what I am eating and "for the most part ......cost me" Visually it t makes me make better choices and at the end of the day , thats a good thing.
My water intake has also improved and usually I get in those two big containers in before the end of my work day.
Activity- I have added some"tracking routes" and done pretty good with increasing my overall activity. On a sidenote, I must say that this baby step is still very much a "work in progress" but each step along the way counts!
Taking care of me , for the most part, iI am doing okay with this goal if i could only just journal more....

So overall I know that those baby steps are all starting to add up to a healthier me .. another thing , I have lost inches - and when people say I look great- and that scale has not moved (to my liking) I thank them and tell them my inches have been redistributed!! Shopping for clothes in my closet is a wonderful feeling!

So my parting thoughts to anyone who passes through this blog... here's to baby steps ... I will keep going and l will make better choices and before I realize it , I will be running the 5K and not walking it.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TOLEGIRL1 8/27/2010 7:56PM

    thanks everyone for stopping by It's great to know that we are all in it together!
Have a successful weekend!!!!!!

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NEWYEARME 8/27/2010 2:44PM

    Awesome!!! Keep up the good work!!!!


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HARROWJET 8/27/2010 8:41AM

    I believe in baby steps. Keep moving forward. emoticon

Judy emoticon

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GAELENEC 8/26/2010 9:12PM

    Yes, you will.... and YAY for baby steps, they get us there!

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NICOLEMC2 8/26/2010 7:59PM


You will kick our October 5k in the butt!!!

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BEEBEA 8/26/2010 7:11PM

    Way to celebrate your accomplishments! It sounds like you are making great progress!

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