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Day 276: Stand Up For Yourself!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Something I REALLY need to work on is my posture. I really need to learn to stand up straight and hold my shoulders back. I am definitely a slumper. Always have been. Always have been self-concious and shy and not happy with my body and it shows in how I carry myself. I REALLY need to change this. I REALLY need to learn to stand up for myself in all ways including my posture. I need to feel good about ME and proud about who I am and where I am in life. Yes, I'm 36 now and not 26 anymore. Yes I'm 148 pounds and not 128 pounds anymore. But you know what else. I am still beautiful and kind and loving and SENSITIVE. And by walking around like the Hunchback of Notre Dame, I am only hurting me physically and psychologically. And it needs to stop! Today! New day! New way to walk! Stand up straight! Shoulders back! And walk like you KNOW you are beautiful and worthy of the shared smiles of those who pass by. I CAN DO THIS! I AM WORTH THIS!


I'm drooped shoulder, belly out, all of it. NOT ANYMORE! BE MINDFUL!!!

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emoticonStarting Weight: 147.8
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emoticon TODAY'S Weight: 148.8 :(
emoticonNovember 24th Goal Weight: 146.5
emoticonDecember 1st Goal Weight: 145.5
emoticonDecember 8th Goal Weight: 145
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January 5th Goal Weight: 142
January 12th Goal Weight: 141
January 19th Goal Weight: 140.5
January 26th Goal Weight: 139.5
February 2nd Goal Weight: 139
February 9th Goal Weight: 138
February 16th Goal Weight: 137.5
February 23rd Goal Weight: 136.5
March 2nd Goal Weight: 136
March 9th Goal Weight: 135
March 16th Goal Weight: 134.5
March 23rd Goal Weight: 134
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We'll see after that.. :)
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SNACK: Apple
LUNCH: left over PF CHANGS
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December 12th HW- 205
January 12th GW- 195 DONE!
February 12th GW- 187 DONE!
March 12th GW- 180 DONE!
April 12th GW- 172 DONE!
May 12th GW- 165 DONE!
June 12th GW- 157 DONE!
July 12th GW- 150 DONE!
August 12th GW- 145 NOT DONE. REEVALUATION!!
September 12th GW- 145 DONE!!
October 12th GW- 142 DONE!
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I am thankful for Sundays.. for new days.. for fresh starts.. a chance to try again.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I've been thinking about my posture today, and I realized I was deeeeeeply slouching when I came to read your blog. Lately when I'm standing or walking/running, my posture is good, but sitting down? Awful. I need to work on that!!
    1943 days ago
    thanks for this. it's a great reminder. and i really appreciate that you're also standing up for yourself. emoticon
    1948 days ago
    Ha, when I started reading your post, I realized I was slumping. Thanks for the reminder!
    1949 days ago
    I need to work on my posture too! I'm fine when I'm standing, but when I sit I hunch, and I do NOT want to be one of those old ladies with a hunchback!
    1949 days ago
    As soon as I read your page... I sat up straight. Thanks for inspiring me!!

    1949 days ago
  • CARA_FIT37
    I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blogs! Not just this one but all of them! I actually went back through them and read some of the old ones emoticon

    You are also right about the posture thing! So important! It's something I work on as well.
    1949 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Thanks for the reminder!
    1950 days ago
    Great thing to remember. I'm good when I'm standing but I'm a huncher when I sit.
    1950 days ago
    Posture is something I need to focus on. I've noticed that I hunch when walking, so I am working on that as well.

    Also love your poster

    1950 days ago
    Strength training, particularly the core, definitely helps with posture. (I will admit that this reminded me of a classic Peanuts comic in which Charlie Brown explains that posture is important to being depressed. "The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better.")
    1950 days ago
    I have found lifting weights and being conscious of putting your shoulders back and down really helps with the posture. Mine has improved with strength training.
    1950 days ago
    i am guilty f the slump! just started paying serious attention to two weeks ago! great post!
    1950 days ago
    You are so right - posture affects everything else in your body. It's a great thing to focus on!
    Great job!
    1950 days ago
    My posture is terrible! I think I have the drooped shoulder, belly out posture too... the thing is, it hurts my back to try to stand/sit up straight all the time-- but maybe that will go away if I keep doing it :)

    1950 days ago
    Hmm I think I need to work on my posture too. I've been noticing recently that my shoulders are quite rounded. Thanks for sharing : )
    1950 days ago
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