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It Keeps Being All About Me Summer Slimdown Challenge!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

June 13, I wrote my first Blog on this Summer Slimdown Challenge. This time I have been asked to write about my goals so far. Revising my goals has been very eye opening. I have come aware of how easy and motivated I started and how easy I can get flexible and forgetful like I will remember anything, know anything I will need to know, and everything will go smoothly and without troubles, but here I am facing reality once again. The most important lesson keep coming back to read my goals over and over again, because it will not stick in my mind like glue. I need too keep remembering them EvErYdAy, so I will be able to meet them in the time line given or propose. So I am not very happy here, not very proud either, but this a wholeness process and a healthful process and I have to face my fears, my downs, my frustrations and my fall downs as wells if I want to change my mind and my life. So here are the goals io shared and how i have done so far.

1. To loose 10 pounds.

I feel sad about this one, but I have only lost 1.2 pounds only. So giving it all myself into the rest of the challenge and into having this goals in mind. :(

2. To drink 8 glasses of water, daily.

This one has been easy, doable and reachable. So far OK and a Woo Hoo moment!!!!

3. To track all that I eat, or bite.

Arrrrgh, not every bite, not everyday. I need to work on this even harder and give all myself into it, too. :(

4. To eat, at least, a salad, daily.

Another blah moment, not everyday, arrrgh!!!! I need to go back to this one if I want to conquer this challenge and feel proud about it. :(

5. To eat, at least a fruit daily.

A Woo Hoo moment. Everyday and some days twice a week, Yay, yay, yay, go me, go me, go me, Woo Hoo!!!!! :)

6. To start working on decreasing my sugar intake.

Some days OK!!!!, other days not good, so I have to become more watchful, more careful, keep trying very hard and more mindful!!!!! This is the way to show I love myself and I will be able to show it taking care of myself. : |

Now ready to work on the weeks ahead until this challenge gets done. Ready to go back to work and to review my plans again and write them down and put it in a place where I can see them and read them everyday, like a teacher's Education Plan, it will be like the process of planning and teaching, everyday, for me.

Thank you for sharing with me this thoughts and analysis. I hope you will not get down with my honesty! thank you for coming to read my blog and for your words of support on this blog. I love SparkPeople and I love you all!!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
THEWINNER33 7/31/2011 4:59PM

    I am so proud of you. You are aware and acting on strengths and weaknesses. Keep up the effort. You will sicceed. Hugs, Marcia

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KAYTIE22 7/31/2011 4:42PM

    We keep hearing that it's not only about numbers on the scale and that is so true. Most important is making a healthy lifestyle change and once we do that those numbers will start moving in the right direction. For now, celebrate the fact that you did lose 1.2 lbs. and look at it as a real positive to build on.

I like the fact that you revised your goals and really think you came up with a great plan. I need to add some of these goals to my program too. You are determined and motivated but all of us want this to happen overnight and become discouraged when it's slow. It's all part of the process but we have to believe that it will happen. Try to set small goals each week that are attainable even if they seem pretty small. The big picture is important but we have to take one step at a time to have it all come together.

Above all, hang in there and know that there are a lot of people behind you that understand and are cheering you on.

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    You're doing great Carmen! You have made accomplishments towards all of your goals. I know the scale can be frustrating, but remember to check other measurements. Are clothes fitting differently?

Keep going and emoticon those challenges to the curb!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/21/2011 10:31PM

    I love your honesty. Knowing what mistakes you made will help you to make better choices. You are on your way.

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GINGER_LOSTALOT 7/21/2011 12:12PM

    Sharing your goals and your progress towards them has really helped me look at my own. I'm motivated! emoticon Keep up the Good Work! emoticon

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JETTANALA 7/21/2011 2:45AM

    you can do it Carmen!

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    You are doing wonderful! You have definitely had some great accomplishments and have figured out what you need to work on more...that is definitely a success in itself! emoticon

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MICHSTATE 7/20/2011 6:51AM

    Good job!!!! Were you thinking of trying the 17 DD? Or am I thinking of someone else?!?

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CARRAND 7/19/2011 10:44PM

    Keep it up and you can have a great summer. Now is the time to get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.

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JAQUANAH 7/19/2011 6:51PM

    emoticon You lost more than a pound! Much better than gaining a pound.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 7/19/2011 7:15AM

    You are doing great and will only get better. emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 7/19/2011 4:06AM

    Each step forward is a victory and I see many! Way to go!

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SHANSHE 7/18/2011 11:40PM

    I think honesty is always the best policy Carman and I am proud of you, very much so! Keep trying to improve and never give up!

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