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Day 1 - Rearranged furniture to rearrange my mind

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I feel like this is the start of a new phase of my journey. I have a goal of losing 100 lb in one year, so this will be my official start date. As of right now, I have lost over 50 lb and maintained it for over a year. Now it is time to recommit, refocus, and move further towards my long-term goal. I am currently 6'1" and 371.8 lb... By Feb 9, 2014 I aim to be 271.8. Even if I don't quite make it, I will come close and I will definitely break that 299 barrier for the first time in my adult life.

As part of getting back "on track," I've decided to be optimistic -- squelching negative thoughts and replacing them with conscious positivity. I am a firm believer that we create our own happiness.

I am trying to appreciate the small things... like being able to set a cozy table in front of the fish tank... and being able to afford healthy foods and having the ability and time to prepare them. Like sharing a meal with the one I love.

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Today I made vegan, gluten-free lasagna! I'm doing an experiment this week whereby I am eliminating all dairy to see if I feel any better. I have a suspicion that I might be allergic or at least sensitive to milk protein. For the ricotta substitute, I used pureed great northern beans and tofu. It actually turned out great :)

I am giving myself credit for each healthy decision I make. I know this is not going to happen all at once, so the familiar all-or-nothing mindset needs to hit the road... I will gain the most strength by focusing on my positive choices and forgiving myself for the not-so-stellar ones.

One more healthy choice to add to my list: I am going to go take a walk! Today has been quite successful, nutrition and fitness-wise... so I am grateful for my wherewithal and resilience... for being able to experience a pretty nasty setback in my weight-loss journey and to turn it around completely, and just let go of the negativity.

Everything is going to be ok. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EUEK098 2/21/2013 8:26PM

    Our mental state plays such a major role on how our journeys turn out, emoticon Jamie

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MTULLY 2/11/2013 3:52PM

    You are a lady with a plan (and a beautifully set table!), and my money is on you! You can do this!!! emoticon

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STLADEE 2/10/2013 4:20PM

    Good to see you recommit yourself! Beautiful table and fish tank! emoticon

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KENSHO 2/10/2013 12:22PM

    I totally agree we do create our own happiness. The power of positive think and focusing/asking for what we want is simply amazing! Bet that was a wonderful dinner! Looked lovely.

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LOSER05 2/10/2013 10:49AM

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BOOKWORM27S 2/10/2013 8:05AM

    So glad you're back on track! I lost 150 lbs in 18 months. So I know your weight loss journey will be difficult, but I know you can do it!

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HA_MONICA83 2/10/2013 6:51AM

    woo hoo for you! love the table setting, looks so tranquil and serene! :) Keep up those healthy food choices and way to be for starting can do it! You ARE doing it! :D

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TINA5318 2/10/2013 12:59AM

    emoticon That is a great goal and even better mindset. It is tough to go dairy free...I found out a few weeks ago I am intolerant of milk protein. I have tried a few brands and So Delicious coconut milk is my favorite. emoticon

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NYMERIAV 2/9/2013 10:07PM

    One of the things I've always admired about you is your optimism and fabulous attitude. I'm rooting for you!

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KIPPER15 2/9/2013 8:40PM

    Dinner looks and sounds wonderful. The aquarium looks lovely. emoticon

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AJB121299 2/9/2013 7:51PM

    Good luck

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NIKKILOVE88 2/9/2013 7:43PM

    Your table looks lovely! Good luck on the goals! emoticon

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