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Day 881: I Feel Like A Rockstar ;)

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Hey homies! So I wanted to say I'm proud to report I am on day seven of eating every single one of my meals at home and day 8 of affirming/meditating/doing Reiki treatments on myself every single day. Woohoo!

I seriously LOVE affirmations...I know you hear me say it all the time...but I really kicked it up this week and made them a priority and BOY can I tell the difference. As you guys know, I was eating out ALL the time (more than I ate my meals at home). With the help of my handy dandy affirmations, I started eating at home without even feeling deprived. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Of course, feeling like a Rockstar when you achieve something that you have wanted to do for so long is the result of it. Woohoo!

I haven't weighed myself yet because I don't have a scale. My toilet overflowed and broke mine :(...haha. I don't think it was an accident though. I wanted to weigh myself for you guys more than anything so you guys can keep up with my progress. I preach that we are all more than a number on the scale though so I'm in no rush to go run out and buy a new scale. I am going to weigh myself the next time I go to my dad's...but I haven't been there in a little while because I'm trying to solidify my routine.

Routine is so important in order to be successful in my opinion. I feel so much better when I'm in a routine! Who's with me? But in order to get in one, I find that I have to stay at my apartment to be away from distractions (it's about 45 minutes away from all of my friends-haha). I have been wanting to get into more of a routine for awhile and I'm feeling pretty good because I AM ROCKING MY ROUTINE :) hehe.

I reread through every single one of my blogs since starting on Spark and I see a theme for when I was successful. In addition to what I always tell you guys (be positive, this is about your mindset, etc.)...I see that it is very important to not set TOO many goals. When we do, we get overwhelmed and throw in the towel completely.

So, for instance, this week I told myself I'd eat at home (which is huge because I was eating out so much). If I wasn't affirming so much and rewriting every day what number day it was/doing my subconscious work, I would have had a harder time with it. That was my focus though. It didn't matter how many calories I was eating (though naturally I was eating less than when I was eating out and I could tell I was in deficit creating ranges most if not all the days). The focus was just eating at home. And I did!

This week..I'm thinking of picking up another habit to add to eating at home. Something like not restricting my calories, but still counting them. My Fitbit makes me excited to do this...that's why I was thinking of making this my goal. I haven't pinpointed it yet though..not giving it much thought.

I'm spending a decent amount of time every day visualizing my goals as well. I find it makes it extremely easy to stay mindful when I do.

Hope you guys had a great weekend!!!
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JENNY160 9/17/2012 8:02PM

    Routine is awesome, especially when I'm feeling weak. Just keep to the path, stay the course...

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BLAIRJ1 8/12/2012 10:19PM

    Girl I didn't know you were blogging again! I have missed you! You seem so happy and you're doing such wonderful things for yourself and those that depend on you. xo

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JENNYDJENNY 8/7/2012 12:23PM

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BELIEVER104 8/5/2012 9:54PM

    Cheers for having a successful week!! I completely agree about the importance of routines-- I would be a mess without mine! I would love to start doing affirmations-- is there a book or site you can recommend?

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MOCNVW23 8/5/2012 2:23PM

    Thank you so much for sharing your blog. You are very inspirational. one of my toughest goals is staying on track, I need to find away to keep that goal at the top of my list. Lately it just seems like I don't have enough hrs in the day, even with being a stay at home mom, just seems lately my 14th month old takes more and more of my time. Which not complaining, I am loving every minute of it. But I have to find a routine that works with me staying on track and being with my little girl.
Missy

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LETYAK 8/5/2012 1:38PM

    You are awesome and so inspiring!!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 8/5/2012 1:02PM

    emoticon You are right, I do much better when I have a routine. This week I told myself that I had to stop eating out; I've only eaten out one night this week. I've also been reading the cookbook which I think is helping my focus.

Getting in more "me time" or "me & God" time is really helping as well. I feel good about myself.

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VCRUMP11 8/5/2012 11:59AM

    Thank you for your blogs! They are inspiring and remind me that even at goal we have to keep working at this and that IT'S POSSIBLE!

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