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Make it the life you've always wanted

Friday, August 10, 2012

That's from Stranger than fiction, one of my movies of awesome.
here's something I was posting on a group:

I used to be able to hold my weight through exercise but as I got older, well, Let's just say I couldn't keep eating all I wanted. I was overweight but not obese and figured that's just how I was made, that it was my fat thermostat or set point. But then the weight started creeping up.

Once I started sparking, though, I wondered why I let myself hover at 25 lbs over for most of my adult life. A lot of it was not realizing what a healthy weight should be. I thought I should weigh what I weighed at age 15, or less...

And I guess that's why it's so important that goals are realistic and not some emotional notion from our youth. There's a place for that fire, but it can put a goal too far out of reach.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLIMMERJESSE 8/12/2012 4:47PM

    Yes, very important to be grounded in reality when setting goals. Thanks for the great tips about juicing on my blog. Really appreciate it.

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DRAGONCHILDE 8/10/2012 12:17PM

    Accepting who I've become has been a big step towards healthy living. I'm not 18 anymore; Frankly, I don't want to be! (Seriously, I lived on ramen noodles because I couldn't afford anything else.) But my body is different, my metabolism's different. I look and feel different.

And that's okay.

Only 18 year olds look like 18 year olds, you know?

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JEWELMOTI 8/10/2012 11:47AM

    I have taken baby steps in all of my weight loss goals, and all of a sudden those baby steps added up to a giant step.
Your Idea about goals is perfect, especially for weight loss

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