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9 Notebooks and Some Motivation

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

During my Decluttering-palooza last month, I came across 9 different notebooks I had kept that dealt with my weight loss over the years. That's right 9! There were notebooks centered around various weight loss books I had read. Bob Harper's Are You Ready? Jillian Michaels' Master Your Metabolism, Geneen Roth's Women Food and God, 2 notebooks devoted to Weight Watchers information and 1 Notebook that was a mish-mash of magazine clippings. I also had 2 binders full of pages of recipes, workouts & motivation torn from magazines. Is it any wonder why my thoughts have been so scattered?

I decided to take all this information and go through it to see just what I had there. First I went through the magazine pages. I got rid of the ones that I knew I would never look at again. The rest were separated into piles for Strength Training Workouts, Yoga Routines, Running information, Recipes, Motivation and other Workout Routines. I bought some binder folders on clearance in different colors and gave each pile it's own folder. Now when I'm looking for a certain article I know exactly where it is.

Next I got myself a very pretty silk covered journal and went through those 9 notebooks and transferred any information that I thought I wanted to keep to the new journal. 3 hours later, I only used about 10 pages of the new journal. There was so little of that information that applied or even interested me. As a matter of fact, a lot of the info was the "Let's look at your past and see why you're overweight" variety from books by Bob Harper, Geneen Roth, etc. Here's what I learned from that. You can write about it, you can analyze it, you can think deep thoughts about it, but until you get off your ass and do something about it, it pretty much means nothing!!! So I'm putting together my plan that will get me off my ass and doing something about it!!

I also found some serious motivation. First I picked up a copy of "The Skinny Rules" The first rule is believe that you can do it. That one hit home, especially when I found in middle of all this clutter a print out from My Virtual Model (link below). So I jumped on the computer & started playing. I recreated my model to be the me I want to get to and then I dressed her in running gear, casual clothes, a little black dress and even a bikini. I printed out every one of those images and laminated them (yes, I'm just that anal!) It's like having a snap shot of the future. Seeing my destination makes if feel so much more possible!

I'm making tons of progress and I intend to have my Workout and Nutrition plans in place by the end of the week. For the first time ever, I feel like I'm on the right path because I'm the one building the road!
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MELA1953 11/2/2011 11:55AM

    Great blog Lucy!!!!! I agree that we need to think the same a "skinny girls".. I had a few friends who were naturally skinny and when we went out to eat I would study them and realized a couple of things.. They don't gobble and vacuum in their food, and the stop eating when they're satisfied. (Not having a stuffed pig feeling)....since I know, along with your first rule, that those are only 3 of the 101 rules, I ordered the book for myself - not on kindle, but the real book... I do believe the rule you stated is the most important.. we can do it! I have some skinny pics of myself pasted up also- hopefully it will help also.

Good luck to you on this journey.. You are always an inspiration to me! I love being your friend!!!!

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MELA1953 11/2/2011 11:53AM

    My computer was acting up and posted my comment numerous times... LOL - maybe it was just emphasizing the point!

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MELA1953 11/2/2011 11:53AM

    LUCY ROCKS!!!!

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MELA1953 11/2/2011 11:52AM

    I wish I could just delete the copies of my comment!

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JBARUWA 11/2/2011 10:01AM

    I so love your blog and your virtual model too. I wish I could create mine. But for now, i will leave it in my imagination.

I see you are making progress. Good luck to you on all your goals. You can do it.

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SUZY1959 11/2/2011 8:54AM

    I love your blog. The 9 journals hits home with me. I have a least 9, I am sure. I love your attitude. I want to do the virtual model too (not sure where to find it). I need SOMETHING to get my butt MOVING! I start out each day ready to go. When I get home from work, I have every intention to DO IT TODAY, but I end up doing anything else but that (exercise). Thanks for sharing -- you have helped to motivate me. emoticon

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