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Exciting January

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I am so excited to begin my weight loss journey this month. I have started this process twice before, but have always quit after losing 50 pounds. Never having met my goal of around 120 pounds. I intend to make it to my goal this time and keep the weight off. I realize that this will require me to make major lifestyle changes and actually continue with the good habits after the weight is off.

I have also been going through several steps to restart my photography business. I have been becoming part of art groups and set up a website that will allow me to sell my art prints. I am in the process of perfecting my craft and making my dreams come true.

I have several goals for myself this year. The main goals are:

1) Lose approximately 5-10 pounds per month
2) Walk 5 times a week. Currently I can only walk around 30 minutes, but I hope that within a couple months I will have worked up to 1 hour continuously
3) Cut down my fast food consumption to only 1 meal per week.
4) Eat more vegetables and fruits
5) Blog twice per week at my blog:
6) Take at least 10 pictures per week. Having at least 6-7 of those pictures suitable and of the quality to post to my website. http://www.leslie-cruz.artistw
7) Write 200 words per day, 1400 words per week on my novel. I intend to have the final draft completed by February 2014.
8) Develop my skill at drawing so that I venture into another part of the art world.
9) Read at least 30 new books. 20 fiction and 10 nonfiction
10) Develop my skill with PhotoShop.

I have many goals for the New year and most should be able to be accomplished within a few minutes a day and with the willpower of iron. I will try to accomplish these goals but I also know that I need to be a bit flexible. I need to remember to be like a willow that bends with the winds of change, not like an oak that is uprooted and falls down when the winds of change blow.

I will leave this entry with one final thought:

Don't let perfect be the enemy of good. This is a quote I got from a book that I don't recall the name of right now. It just reminds me that good is good enough in life. Perfect is near impossible. Do your best. Each day is a new opportunity to start fresh.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MICHIGANLORI 1/13/2013 11:33AM


A big welcome from the SP Class of “December 30 – January 5, 2013”. I wish you success in your journey to a healthy lifestyle. This website has it all: the tools, the resources, the teams and their challenges, and the amazing support!


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BOOKWORM27S 1/13/2013 7:33AM

    Good luck in your 2013 weight loss goals!

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KDOUG1981 1/13/2013 5:39AM


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KASEYCOFF 1/13/2013 3:36AM

    Wonderful goals - I love the creative challenges you've set for yourself.

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CHERRYBLOSSOM13 1/13/2013 1:28AM

    I love the quote! Great thing to remember every day through these struggles!

Good luck with your goals!

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SPSPSP1 1/13/2013 1:16AM

    Good for you! You have a LOT of goals here so just remember that even when you take a few steps or small steps, it's still progress. Wishing you all the best!

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