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Baby steps...

Thursday, January 24, 2013

...taking a look at what I've learned in this first 2 months on SP - the ideas are so simple, but eluded me for so long before this:

My baby steps:
1. Record everything, even when I'd rather not see how the little tastes add up, even when I'd like a do-over. If I "cheat" in recording, who am I kidding! Remember that the next moment, whenever that occurs, GIVES ME a do-over.
2. Be more active, knowing that I CAN make progress with 10 or 15 minutes at a time.
3. Stop isolating - it's not independence, it's not self-sufficiency, it's HIDING from the very people who can help.
4. Study the PATTERNS, not just in weight loss, but in my whole life - they're what's important.
5. Maintain perspective: just reducing a number on the scale is pointless without healthy changes, increasing my mobility improves the quality of my life, health and well-being make my life goals more possible, enjoying the journey may allow me to help others take baby steps, too.
6. I'm worth the effort this takes, even when I don't think I am. emoticon

Thanks everyone - it's because of you and the support you give that any of this is possible for many of us. Thank you.


:) Gail

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLIMLILA 2/17/2013 9:19PM

    Oh yeah baby....(we're watching Chuck Berry) great ideas and who doesn't need a reminder, of especially #3, and #4 and #5 and 6!!
for me, especially #3 lately. You know what happened to me last Thursday and Friday, and on SAturday, I did reach out to a friend and it was just the best.... emoticon
We're here for each other.... emoticon

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MARTINE08 1/29/2013 8:20AM

    and all those baby steps add keep me motivated to do better. Glad we have connected. have a beautiful day! emoticon

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KENWANNE2013 1/27/2013 9:56AM

  Very insightful, the combination of your baby steps = a huge leap in making significant changes in ones life!

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JULESJET 1/24/2013 9:32PM

    You are so very worth it!

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CARRIEANNE1027 1/24/2013 5:55PM

    So true.. Looks like you're off to a great start! emoticon

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ANNIE924 1/24/2013 12:38PM

    Your list of baby steps in great. I'm trying to do the same things. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELEGANT94 1/24/2013 12:06PM

    So beautiful.... emoticon emoticon

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