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Overcoming Obstacles

Friday, June 17, 2011

Spark's recommendation is to write about an obstacle in a blog. My biggest obstacle is tracking my food. This should be very easy and painless, but I can't seem to consistently do it. I do know that over the past school year, I have lost 8 lbs. It could have been more and I could have reached my final goal, but I haven't been tracking my food most of the year. The times I did, I lost weight. When I don't, I maintain although I feel I should be losing. I obviously eat more calories than I think I do. That's why tracking food is so important. I believe there is an "Honest to yourself" factor to tracking and accountability. I don't have access to computer most of the day and am on dial-up most of the time. I think I will try tracking in a journal and entering it all at the end of the day.

I have overcame quite a few obstacles over the past two years. I have found a way to fit exercise into my life on an almost daily basis. I have began running and have consistently improved. I have tried many new things and broadened my horizons and joy. I have met many new people, especially at the gym who have become a part of my support group. I have cleaned out much of my clothes and rest of the house removing clutter and excess, freeing up space both physically and mentally. I have completely changed my eating habits and have educated myself on the healthiest food choices and habits. Overall, it has been two years of much progress.

In addition to tracking my food, my new goals for the summer include:

Clean out the garage (big mental burden)
journaling
learn new healthy recipes
visit new places locally
read a few books I have been wanting to read
stain the deck
cut back on caffeine
do one running event (planning for 7 mile July 9)
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SHERRYLHBB 6/21/2011 5:59PM

    Good goals! I agree about the food tracking. When I was tracking I lost weight pretty consistently. I need to make the same goal.

I feel your garage-cleaning pain. I read a blog that I really like and thought you might like it too. The site also has some other pretty interesting stuff.

http://zenhabits.net/
zen-mind-how-to-declutter/
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BR>P.S. I'm counting the days...

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LEASIM1231 6/20/2011 3:54PM

    The books sound interesting!

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LMBARR1 6/20/2011 12:32PM

    The books I want to read are:

Life Without Limits

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

The Spark: reread the "Pillar" chapters

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LEASIM1231 6/20/2011 2:06AM

    I think cleaning the garage is on the same level as doing all the rest! What are the books you want to read?

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