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5% Winter Challenge; Ass 3 GOALS

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

This assignment is to list all the reasons I want to lose weight, what I want to change, how I want to look, feel and be able to do in future.

At the moment my weight is ok but the scale has been edging up lately so I would like to lose just a few kilos to give me a bit of leeway for the inevitable ups and downs, which in my case are generally ups! :( My team runs a maintenance thread which I post to although this time the 5% is a realistic goal for me. Overall, I aim to remain within the range I've set myself of 68-64kg.

The weight, however, is merely the tip of the iceberg. It is the first step on the way to maintaining good health as I age. I would like to be A TOUGH OLD LADY!

I have osteoporosis, a result of lactose intolerance and hereditary factors, so being able to exercise is important. It's harder to do, and motivation becomes a problem, when I'm overweight. I'm also conscious of a family history of heart disease, which a healthy diet can go some way to ameliorate or delay (something has to get you eventually!).
The other thing that worries me is loss of mobility. emoticon
I've seen the result of this in a couple of cases and want to avoid it if at all possible. I don't like communal living or being dependent on others so want to remain in my own home as long as is feasible. Fear? Being realistic? Whatever it is, these are my fundamental concerns about weight.

However, I do enjoy looking thinner in mirrors and shop windows, being able to buy less tent-like clothing etc. These things make me feel more confident in myself.

Other desirable changes?
Better organisation would be nice! I used to be very organised but I think the pendulum has swung too far the other way! I know that once I clear up the clutter I'll be able to make much better use of my time. The last two years have been chaotic throughout the area but that's no excuse for not getting on to it inside my own house. Perhaps I'll set myself a weekly goal, alongside the Living the Good Life challenges. How about CUDD Clear Up Detritus Daily? Bears thinking about. Now I'll break it down into 8 weekly challenges. Fodder for the next blog!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HZGLORY 2/19/2013 7:49PM

    Popster I am playin catch up here, but I want you to know I really liked this blog.! Good luck on your 5% challenge. I like your big goals and I'll read more to see how you break them down. I am a visual person so i love all the visual aids. I know you can do it!!! Hugs susan

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LJR4HEALTH 2/11/2013 8:19AM

    Great reasons to lose (maintain) weight I understand the "mobility" reason very well myself

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NAVYMOM133 2/8/2013 1:31PM

    I need to join CUDD and am doing some of that this snowy afternoon!

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EFFIEANNIE 2/6/2013 8:04AM

    Great plan! emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/6/2013 1:42AM

    Very valid reasons for loosing the 5%. emoticon All the best on the 5% challenge. I am looking forward to things starting up again.

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SUSIEPH1 2/6/2013 12:17AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon hugs Susie xxx

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WENDYJM4 2/5/2013 11:18PM

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MICKEYH 2/5/2013 10:16PM

    You have some great reason to be thin. Let's kick it up a notch !! emoticon emoticon

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MLH148 2/5/2013 8:07PM

    Awesome and inspiring.

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LADY_MARIANA 2/5/2013 7:46PM

    You sound ever so sane! I think that my ability to work this plan, to exercise, and to diet is predicated on the fear of being a helpless old woman. I may not be able to control everything, but I hope to be able to get up when I fall. I hope to be stronger and prevent muscle loss.

Old age can be ugly. Preparing for it with prudence and foresight is the best we can do!

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PHEBESS 2/5/2013 6:02PM

    Are there other foods that are high in calcium that you can eat? I'm thinking almonds, but there must be other foods.

And I didn't think you had a lot of clutter!

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ARTJAC 2/5/2013 6:01PM

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