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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.
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    Yes, very important to be grounded in reality when setting goals. Thanks for the great tips about juicing on my blog. Really appreciate it.
    2044 days ago
    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?
    2046 days ago
    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
    2046 days ago
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