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I choose me!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

I realized this morning that in 28 weeks, I am going to be in a wedding. A good friend of mine is getting married and I will be a bridesmaid. UGH! I am not ready at this point to be a bridesmaid.

I haven't done any streaks for a while. I know that they work when you stick with them but lately I haven't felt any motivation. After reading some of my book last night about emotional eating, the motivation is coming back.

I am going to start a streak with mini goals. I am going to my start page after my blog to post these so that I can keep a tab of those on my page.

First, I am choosing this! I don't have to be thinner or more fit. I am choosing it. Secondly, making a wedding a goal isn't a bad idea as long as it's not my only motivation. In fact, I'm using it as a carrot dangling and me trying to reach it. I choose to get it and 28 weeks is a good time frame. Why wait until January 1st? Everyone uses that as a resolution but I'm not doing that this year.

Now, to continue from yesterday's post. By Dec. 31st I want to weigh in at 145 and lose 1 inch. You ask, "how will I do that?" By choosing me.

- Drink 8 oz of water every day
- Avoid soda, even diet (I stopped this cold turkey once and then began again, not sure why)
- Eat 2 servings of veggies daily
- Eat 2 servings of fruit daily
- Drink tea after lunch and dinner
- Stick to portion sizes. I will eat anything that I want to but stay on track with my portions.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TANYA602 12/4/2012 7:41PM

    I'm cheering you on! Yes, you can do this, and I like that you've broken down your strategy. Hang tough during the holidays!

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ILOVEMALI 12/3/2012 11:50PM

    I'm in -- time to set some goals! And stick to them!

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MARTY728 12/3/2012 2:25PM


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WHITNEYLD 12/3/2012 2:18PM

    Sounds like very reasonable goals to get you into bridal party shape within your allotted time! You can do this! emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/2/2012 11:30PM


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DIANER2014 12/2/2012 11:29AM

    Great goals! You can make great changes in 28 weeks! Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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ADARKARA 12/2/2012 11:15AM

    A lot can happen in 28 weeks! That's more than 6 months. You can do it!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 12/2/2012 10:44AM

    Very good & well-planned. It's so good that you're going to go back to start and work with little goals. Smart!! Just like I knew you always were! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 12/2/2012 10:09AM

    Choosing to do this puts the control in your hands. "Choosing" how youre going to get fit gives you power. (I say this with the caveat that if the plan is not reasonable or reeks of "diet" our inner gyroscope will continue to rebel). When we "have to" do something it feels like all our control is taken away. I tend to buck perceived authority.

I definitely want to check out this book!

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TRENTDREAMER 12/2/2012 9:50AM

    Best of fortune to you!

I'm planning a trip to a local beach for about that same time (Memorial day-ish). Do you know which weekend the wedding is? We can do this together for real if you want.

Regarding your goals: Two veggies a day every day would be much for me at this point, but I can join you in your goal if I can do 1 veggie and 3 fruits. Can I be in on this one with you?

Let me know.

Also, what type of tea would we be talking? I'm a huge green tea fan.


(For what it's worth, you'll be a better bridesmaid than I would emoticon emoticon )


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CAMEOANDLACE 12/2/2012 9:30AM

    Learning to live with the program is good.

Choosing yourself is so important. We usually gain because we choose to help everyone but ourselves.

You can do this! 28 weeks is a good time to do something toward making a good habit.

Good luck

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