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I haven’t posted a blog in a while.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I haven’t posted a blog in a while. With work and Christmas, I have been so busy.

I wanted to take some time and reflect on my progress over the last 6 months. I am not one for tooting my own horn, but I think I need to put in writing the things I have achieved. I want all the changes I have made to be permanent ones.

My Top 10 Achievements!!

1. I can lose weight while being happy. emoticon
All my previous weight loss successes were tied to stress or a life crisis. I now know I can be happy and healthy. Happiness is not tied to food!

2. I can control what I eat. emoticon
Tracking my food has been the biggest help for me. I keep myself accountable everyday for what I put in my mouth. It can be a huge pain in the backside but it works!

3. I can run 5k. emoticon
Running is something I have always wanted to do. Now I can!

4. I can feel good about myself. emoticon
I see the changes in my body over the last 6 months and even though I am not perfect, I feel good about what I see.

5. I can say No! emoticon
Guess it is the same as controlling what I eat… but it’s also saying no to peer pressure. People are always offering you food, at home, and at the office. I have learned to say “No thank you”. I am not depriving myself; I just don’t want to spend my calories on a donut or a piece of cake.

6. I can stick with my weight loss plan! emoticon
I was sick before Christmas and had to take a couple weeks off from working out…Then Christmas happened. It seemed like I was never going to get back on track but I did. I managed being sick and getting through Christmas without gaining weight and without losing sight of my goals. I understand that there will always be bumps in the road I just need to deal with them and move on.

7. I can be proud of myself. emoticon
In the past, I could not take a complement… If someone said something nice about me, I would not believe them. Now… I’ve had people say wow you’ve lost a lot a weight and I can say ‘Thank you, yes I have!”. If they ask me how I tell them all about Sparkpeople!!

8. I can find the time. emoticon
It is so easy to talk yourself out of exercising. That old voice says “I don’t have time”. Now I make time, whether it’s just walking the dog or running on the treadmill…I make time.

9. I can push myself. emoticon
When I do workout I just keep thinking “If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you”. I push myself to run faster and to go further. I push myself to try harder.

10. I can do it!! emoticon
I am 5 pounds away from my goal weight and I know I can do it!!

My next big challenge will be to get through my holidays. I am going to Cuba for a week at the end of January to an all-inclusive resort. All the food and booze you can handle. I want to enjoy myself without gaining weight! Wish me luck!!

Thank you Sparkpeople!!


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CANDOSUE52 1/10/2013 9:27PM

   
FANTASTIC !

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MOONANDSTARS77 1/10/2013 7:17PM

  Congratulations! I need to work on saying no, but I will get there!

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CINDYAST 1/10/2013 4:26PM

    Amazing!!! I am soooooo proud of you! I love your list! Five pounds to your goal, that is awesome! !
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REFFIE1 1/10/2013 11:09AM

    Congratulations! What a wonderful year with lots to be proud of. I am sure you will keep a lid on the situation in Cuba because you won't want to undo all that hard work. If you do put on a few pounds just come back home and take them off right away. You can do it! emoticon

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ALNEAGLE 1/10/2013 10:53AM

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That is a GREAT list of accomplishment!

~Amanda

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KRICKET57 1/10/2013 8:46AM

    I like your list! Good job!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 1/10/2013 8:29AM

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YMWONG22 1/10/2013 8:10AM

  Inspirational results. Thank you for sharing.
As I was reading your blog, I find I was nodding and echoing almost all of the 10 items you mentioned.
Enjoy your trip to Cuba and wish you the best of luck on the last 5 pounds from your ideal weight.
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1935MARY 1/10/2013 7:49AM

    Great blog. You have a great attitude so you will do fine. Just because they offer all you can drink and eat, doesn't mean you have to. Just remember your list of accomplishments and you will come back with more to add, Have fun! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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