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I am re-challenging myself

Sunday, February 10, 2013

I was born in 1956, and this year I will be 57 years old. My challenge to myself is this:

Weigh in at 157 or less on my 57th birtday.

This is doable! I have 40 pounds to lose, and I have almost 9 months to do it. Here are the steps I will take to achieve this goal:

At least 1000 minutes of outdoor activity every month.

Eat less than 1700 calories every day.

Work my way up to, then maintain, 8 cups of water every day.

Re assess these every two months to make adjustments if necessary.

Note: I made almost the identical entry last year at this time, and I was right on track to achieve it, when, in June, my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. I totally devoted myself to his fight for his life. My focus on my own healthy lifestyle went to the wayside, and I gained back everything and then some.

We are still in the midst of the fight against Paul's cancer, but I have determined to get myself back on track. I have already lost 8 of the pounds I had regained, and I'm remaking this challenge to myself.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EBURGITE 2/11/2013 10:26AM

    all the best to you as you make healthy changes! emoticon

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BILL60 2/11/2013 8:35AM

    God luck with your goals and with your husband's health.

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MERRYMARY42 2/10/2013 2:28PM

    that is such a great and doable challenge, let us know how you are doing, I am always trying to give my self a goal that I really want to attain, and I think we have to have something to aim at, or at least I do, hoping for that miracle cure, that we know is out there and happens quite often. Good Luck

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