Another year....same journey?

Monday, January 09, 2012

I'm so tired of re-starting this journey. It seems as though when you start out with a goal that you would eventually you would get to the finish line. After all when we run a race it either ends by you winning or coming in last place but nevertheless you finish the race. How about when you set out to do a degree or drop your kids to school you usually end up making that goal. So then I ask myself why is it so hard to reach this weightloss goal? I realize that I may not have the answer yet but I have started at the line again heading towards my goal.....lifestyle change here I come!
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    Kabooper, you are such an encourager. I have heard to get a little notebook and write down everything for years and have never really thought twice about doing it. I always thought it was a hassle and that it required too much work. My ultimate solution was that eating was easier. Horrible isn't it? I know, I know. LOL.

    I got my little notebook lined up. This is the day. I just signed up for bootcamp and I am willing to do what I need to do now. I haven't given up on the other plan but I definitely must change me and my attitude. This week it's all about confronting that "me" factor because its my biggest enemy. I just left the computer to bring the little notebook closer to me. It must be done I say no excuses! Thanks again for your encouragement. I know that I want results now but I must work everyday to get them! Baby steps like you said...baby steps! I'm definitely a praying person! Thanks for having my back! emoticon
    2257 days ago
    Good for you for Starting over!
    This time, make yourself a journal, be it a small notebook; or like me a BIG Ol' 3 ring binder! It makes you more accountable to see that book sitting there, or poking out of your purse.
    Everyday write in it.
    Put your morning weight in there. It will remind you where you have to go. just like having a map to get you to the school, or a plan ij college to remind you of your classes.

    Then either plan your meals in it, or write down what you HAVE eaten each day.
    And one important note, use a section to write your accomplishments.
    ie: today I turned down a chocolate bar. Today, I am down .5 lbs. today, I drank my 2 liters of water!

    Or if you are more of a goal oriented person, write down the goals for the day. then CHECK them off as you make them.
    Studies have shown that people stick to plans and get more gratification if they can CHECK off their accomplishments.

    Don't set yourself up to fail, don't give yourself such large tasks that you can't make them.
    If your goal is to drink 8 glass (2liters) of water each day. and you are not drinking any now....first start with 2 or 4 glasses per day, and work you way up.

    If you need to lose 50 lbs, start with 5, then work to 5 more. keeping a running total at the end.
    Don't bite off more than you can chew so to say.

    What ever you method of getting to Goal. Stick with what works best for you.

    Don't allow others to sway you off your path.
    And if you are a praying person, PRAY. For guidance and stength to get you thru each day and the choices you have to make.

    And your sparkies are here to cheer you on!!!
    2258 days ago
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