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Day 2421: Keep moving forward!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Today was the day: time to step on the scale and see just how much damage had been done. I was pretty shocked to see that I'm only up 6.6 pounds since right before the whole moving/full time at work transition occurred back in August. That's not too bad - I can work with that!

I've been tracking for the week ahead, including planning when my workouts and Spark time will happen every day. I've set new goals - long, medium and short term for weight loss and planned how I will accomplish them.

Long term: Reach by goal weight by June 30, 2013. I've got 51 pounds to go. I'll be ready to start talking with my doctor about getting pregnant. (Which by the way, is scary to me. I'm hoping I'll be ready by this point!)

Mid-Range: Lose 25 lbs by March 15th, 2013.

Short term: lose 1.5 lbs per week by eating well, getting active, and using positive affirmations.

What I'm struggling with is that while I've always lost weight on Spark (and kept the majority of it off!!!), I've never reached my ultimate goal weight. The closest I've come is within about 25 pounds of it. I keep asking myself what's different today, how am I going to reach it now, when I haven't done it yet? Other than using affirmations, I don't have an answer. I'm just not going to give up? Is that a good answer? What if I do give up, because I have in the past, or at least I've stopped moving forward. I don't have an answer yet, but I'm taking it day by day, and I'm not going to get overwhelmed by the end result. Maybe that's my answer? I guess we'll see!

Keep moving forward! Healthy feels good.

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GENTLEDSOUL 11/12/2012 12:33PM

    Recognizing your limitations in the past can help you change them in the future. You have to know its a problem before you can work on it :) So maybe just realizing that in the past you kept giving up too soon will help you remember to give yourself that extra push to get to your ultimate goal. I can kind of sympathize. While this is the first time I have done a healthy living/weightloss journey I have come 3/4 of the way to my goal and lost 120 pounds, that number is big, and I feel good. I have to focus to not get lazy and let that be my end number. I am aiming for 160!

Here's wishing you the best!

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MCK0582 11/5/2012 7:11PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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