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Competition continued and extended!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

So the last time I blogged was back in January when my husband and I were beginning our weight loss competition. He has lost some weight since, and I lost a few pounds, and stalled. Why?! Well, lots of reasons...including excuses. But one reason is I have a hard time putting myself first. My oldest son left for a 2 year church mission last week. There were a lot of "to do's" to get ready for his departure, and we also had family in town for a visit. I actually told myself "I'll just take care of myself later when things calm down." oh sure!

And then I had this thought...a thought that someone on here actually said years ago, and that is that things never calm down! There is always something going on, something that can take you off track. And you have to make yourself a priority. So I am. But, I asked myself, what is different this time? I have fallen off track, and said I would get back on track before, why is now different?

I recognized that I needed some help, a new game plan. I bought a couple of good books, did some soul searching, got honest with myself, made SPECIFIC goals, and SPECIFIC ways of accomplishing those goals, and now I am out to accomplish them. I have in the past year accomplished some things that had been hard for me like...running a 5K, and finishing nursing school! I CAN DO HARD THINGS. So, I have to be honest and put myself first.

My husband and I still have our goal to lose weight for our anniversary at the end of May. And that is great. That should put me close to my half way mark. But, I have extended my weight loss goal to go beyond that. Our anniversary goal would not have put me at my "goal" weight, just a lower weight. So I have adjusted my "ticker" to reflect my actual goal and I am ready to roll! I am going to try to blog more often. Part of my process, or planning, is to write down my thoughts, feelings when I am stressed. So I will do that.

Thanks to all who support me and cheer me on! You are awesome!
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  • FRANCO1230
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    You rock my lady! I'm so proud of you! Let's look hot this summer! And I don't just mean sweaty! ;)
    1550 days ago
    Way to get back on track! Being resilient and continuing to move forward is so key. One thing that is a huge help to me (and I'm about to get started on) is to do as much prep and pre-cooking and meal planning as I can on Sunday night so that I don't have excuses later in the week for eating poorly when things get hectic.
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    Keep Sparkin'!!!
    1550 days ago
    You keep pushing and great work on bringing yourself back to center with refocus and commitment.
    Who knows you're putting yourself first in the area of fitness and nutrition might bring you closer than you think. But great planning and this blog is very inspiring.
    Good luck in the competition!
    1550 days ago
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