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Starting again, hopefully with realistic expectations.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

It's now March of 2011, I am starting again at 200 pounds, but I think I may have set a more realistic goal of 130. I will still have an obese BMI, but I think that weight will be more manageable mentally.Since my last participation I have now been confined to a wheelchair part time, and my arthritis and fibro have gotten much worse.

I am not telling my family that I am doing this again, no expectations, just one day at a time.

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CAROLIAN 3/10/2011 9:46AM

    one day at a time lol carol emoticon

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HARROWJET 3/8/2011 9:37PM

    emoticon and we are here to support you. emoticon

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    Break up your major goal weight into smaller goals. Try for 10 pound goals. Have you created a vision board for yourself. This is something that helped me reach my goal weight. You can do this!!

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START2LIVE12 3/6/2011 5:59PM

    I think realistic outcomes are the best way to go. Each step we take takes us one step closer to our goals. When we have physical challenges (arthritis and CP in my case) it can be a slow and sometimes uphill battle.

I do not have a lot of weight to lose, nor are the effects of these challenges severe but they worsen as my weight increases and they definately play a role in the way that I lose weight.

Be proud of the small steps, added together they are limitless!

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NEWMAC2011 3/6/2011 2:49PM

    Having realistic goals is so important. So many times we can get discouraged and quit. I suggest that you don't even focus on the 70 lb total weight loss. That's your long-term goal. Set up lots of short term and small goals so that you see progress along the way. Goals don't have to be all weight related. Take your measurements so you can see inches lost. Notice improved energy levels or that you can walk for 10 minutes instead of 5. Track your food so you know what you're eating. Make small changes that you can stick to and make permanent.

You can do it as long as you never give up, no matter what!

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