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JOURNALING

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ok, here goes nothing! I'm adding a new habit - journaling through this blog! I love to read everyone else's blogs, use them as motivation and inspiration but have always been too afraid to write something myself! Why is it that I feel moved or inspired by others but think I can't be the same too? Anyway, here the beginning of changing that - if anyone reads this and can get motivation, get a tip for a new book, or a giggle - that's great - but most of all - I think I want to do this for myself. So that I am able to go back and read my thoughts, my feelings and to be able to have an accurate map of this journey.

Like my profile states - I have been yo-yo dieting since I can remember. It works for a while and then I go right back to the same emotional eating patterns, sabotage, etc. We all know what that is - no use posting it again here. January 1st, I read Sparkspeople Book and thought I would issue myself the challenge of keeping a work-out streak! I promised myself I would move 20 minutes a day doing whatever - walking/zumba/stairs - anything but I had to move. I remember starting with day one and thinking - can I really do it. My kids have seen me on countless weight loss journeys, they have also seen me exercise. When I told them I was doing this - they were like "ok - here we go again". Well, that was 49 days ago! I can't believe I have kept up with it this long. Has it been easy? Sometimes....others I really have to push myself and my motivation is DO NOT BREAK THE STREAK - YOU DON'T WANT TO BE BACK ON DAY ONE AGAIN! The results - PRIDE IN MYSELF for a change - I haven't quit! Second, I have lost weight and I think I'm earning my kid's respect again as they didn't think I would still be on this journey. Anyway, that is enough for today - I will post again soon!
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SELTZER111 2/18/2013 2:19PM

    Wow ! Great job !! Congratulations on taking steps to a new healthier you and sticking with them !!! You CAN do it !!

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