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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!!
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  • JOHGLO2011
    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
    1725 days ago
    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
    1725 days ago
    Congrats on taking the first step! Good luck on your new journey. emoticon
    1725 days ago
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