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I figured out why I was feeling so negitive last week.....

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In 2011 when I decided to try and lose weight again...I didn't focus so much on the number on the scale and I didn't have a goal date in mind...so anytime I lost I was just excited about the loss and I went from 240 -215 in 4 months or so....at which point I decided to work on maintaining that weight and that is what I have done for the last 2 years....now I'm ready to lose more weight but, instead of just focusing on losing another 25 pounds I'm obsessing on getting to my goal of 129 by the time I go on my 10 year anniversary cruise....and I need to emoticon other wise if I dont get to that number by then instead of being happy with the progress I did make I will be focusing on the number I didn't get to and I will feel depressed and that is dumb....so from here on out (not saying I wont have my emotional moments) I am focusing on the long term not a certain number by a certain date..... emoticon
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OVERHAULING-ME 1/31/2013 1:09PM

    I have yo-yo'd dieted SO much. Usually motivated by a special occasion. Once that time came and went my weight has ALWAYS gone back up and some. This time around I am not focusing on a specific event because this is for LIFE! Your post made me remember to stay focused on that thought process (so easy to want a specific number by a specific date)

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THINNYMINNY 1/31/2013 6:33AM

    emoticon You got it, HONEYCOMB!

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WONDERGALE 1/30/2013 4:19PM

    emoticon It definitely takes the pressure off.

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AERWIN77 1/30/2013 11:07AM

    Way to change things to a positive outlook. emoticon

I think I am in the same boat. I just started this journey on 1/8, I lost 2 lbs the first and second weeks, but this week I went up 1.6 lbs.

I am so focused on that emoticon that it is going to drive me nuts. One of my goals is to be at 130 by my wedding in May, but I am afraid that if I don't hit that goal then I won't be in a very healthy state of mind on what should be a happy day.

Instead I have decided to shift my focus to feeling better and let that number come to be whatever it will be at that time in my journey to better health.

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JUNEAU2010 1/30/2013 10:41AM

    Way to turn it around! Negative thinking is so toxic to our emotional health!

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