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1/1/13 - Happy New Year & a new beginning (Day 1 again)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy New Year to all! Today I begin again, not just logging on and gaining points, but this morning I weighed myself for the first time in months and took my measurements. Although I wanted to cry a bit, the reality is I am now 4lbs higher than my highest weight when I first started SP back in 2009 (I believe). I even took "now" photos, although I choose not to post them here... at least for now. I also reset my goals because this journey can be difficult enough so I did not want any weight loss history to still show as this could have given me reason to self-doubt - which I am working on not allowing to happen this time around.

With the new year and my renewed desire to get and keep the weight off, here are some of my plans:

* Tomorrow I self-refer myself to a new Dr. - an Endocrinologist - who hopefully will do much more for my me and my thyroid than my current Dr. has done in the past several years (ugh)

* Tomorrow I call a good friend, who is also a Certified Massage Therapist, who has done wonders in the past for any knots and kinks I've had in my back/neck and schedule an awesome maintenance massage so she can work the massive amounts of stress knots I currently hold.

* Today I will do my first workout of the new year - it will not be a long one, but it will serve its purpose. I currently feel it best not to overdo since I know I'm tied up in knots.

* Today I will write a list of short-term goals and place the first couple on the Goals section of my page.

*All year - I will continue to logon and post so as to keep myself on track - I will continue to include motivational quotes because so many of them fit this journey well.

*All year - I will do my best to not become obsessed with the scale or my measurements as this can lead to frustration (and I think saying it will help me to remember this!)

Ok that's enough for now.... and I close this post with more motivational quotes....

"Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.” ~ Paul J. Meyer

“Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest of most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.” ~ Anthony Robbins

Here's to overcoming obstacles and achieving our goals!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JOHGLO2011 1/1/2013 9:12PM

    Good for you! They say you are never a failure unless you quit trying - sounds like you have a great plan for the new year! emoticon

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/1/2013 8:51PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I had to add you because it looked like I haven't yet, and that's quite a shame. Oh, I have a hypothyroid, so with those kind've issues, we have to work 3X harder they say. We can show them all! emoticon

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RYCKJUNG 1/1/2013 8:25PM

    Congrats on taking the first step! Good luck on your new journey. emoticon

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