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Weight Loss & Fitness Contract!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Yesterday i decided to take a step back and re-evaluate my goals. I'm been training for my half marathon and hitting the pavement six to seven times a week, yet the scale is barely budging. It's not as if i don't know why this is happening. I tend to eat my calories that i've burned. NO MORE! So i re-evaluated and decided to make a contract with myself...

I, Vickymariec, hereby promise to lose weight. I'm making this commitment to myself and my Spark Family to make the rest of 2013 the year that i continue to lose weight and keep it off!

Every pound i lose will:
- Improve my energy
- Reduce my bloodpressure
- Improve my sleep
- Decrease my risk of a heart attack
- Decrease my risk of a stroke
- Help prevent Type 2 Diabetes
- Increase life expectancy

I recognize the benefits to my health and commit to:
Burning 5,000 calories a week for a safe weight loss of 1-2.5 pounds per week.

Cardiovascular exercise (walking, running, dancing, boxing) 60-120 minutes, five to seven times a week.

Making better food choices - increasing my intake of fruits and vegetables and reducing my intake of processed foods.

Signing this contract and making the commitment to lose weight means that i will live a healthier life and be provided the chance to spend more time with my family and friends.

I, vickymariec, hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to improve my accountability to myself and increase my chances for weight loss success:

1. I will not let one small slip-up convince me that I'm stupid, worthless, or a lost cause. I will respect myself by refusing to engage in verbal self-abuse, and I will find positive ways to comfort and support myself when Iím having a hard time. Specifically, I will:
a) Look back through old pictures and SEE just how far i've come.
b) Go for a 30 minutes walk.

2. I will not sacrifice my own needs to make other people happy, or do for them what they can and should be doing for themselves. When there is a conflict between my exercise and eating plans and what other people want me to do, I will negotiate to find a reasonable solution that allows me to do what I need to do for myself.

3. I choose to be in charge of my own decisions and behavior. I will not talk, think, or act as if my partner, child, spouse, cravings, or subconscious made me do it. I will ask myself whatís most important to me at that moment and make my decision. If I donít like the consequences, I will try something different the next time.


Sometimes it's just easier to see my progress in picture form...

At my heaviest (320lbs and heavier)

And now at around 266-260lbs


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EVER-HOPEFUL 2/22/2013 12:01PM

    like it now all you have to do is D O I T:and i know vickie you have it in you to do just that emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIRAGE727 2/21/2013 10:35PM

    Great contract for accountability! Now rock it!

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 2/21/2013 5:50PM

    I like this idea! You are doing emoticon

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COFFEEMUG2009 2/21/2013 5:47PM


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35ANGELS 2/21/2013 5:05PM

    What a great idea! emoticon

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CAMETHYSTE 2/21/2013 2:58PM

    Awesome contract! You've inspired me to think about making one of my own. And you have made great progress already. I know you will continue to do so! emoticon emoticon

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PRINCESSAMY 2/21/2013 2:00PM

    Hello Beautiful!!! Great blog.

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4BOYZ4ME 2/21/2013 1:54PM

    What an awesome idea to write it all down like that and make a contract with yourself!!! You have come so far and are doing great! I know you can do this!

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NEWLEAF16 2/21/2013 1:49PM

    I love everything about this contract! It is a great idea and your items on it are well thought out, specific, and doable. I like the last part of being in charge of your own decisions and behavior so much I will be thinking of it as I continue on my W.L. journey. Good for you in making this, and thank you so much for sharing it!
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BMELT2013 2/21/2013 12:04PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/21/2013 11:28AM

    So awesome. Your face is so much thinner. And you now have defined cheeks. Love the idea of a contract. You are going to do well.

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