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I can do this!


Friday, April 12, 2013

So far it's been an interesting week. I've been doing little things to motivate myself. For example I'm a person who loves to wear hats. Not many of them fit anymore. So today I went through them all and just daydreamed. I imagined myself happy and wearing them and this in turn really inspired me. It's amazing how just these little pick me ups can get a person off the "feeling sorry for myself mode" into "I'm inspired and can actually do this!" mode

Last night I was proud of myself because I went 10 miles on the bike. That was a big Wow for me because the most I think I have ever gone is 7. Maybe 10 doesn't seem like a lot, but just knowing you are increasing, getting stronger and closer to your goals feels really good. I also tried yoga this week for my back. Because I am overweight, I have some back trouble. Using yoga specifically made for back problems I really recommend! I felt even better then when I go see my chiropractor.

I did some team challenges this week: drinking 8 glasses of water every day, getting in 200 minutes of exercise, and from another team I was going to see if I could go 14 days without the night snacking. Technically, I did eat at night, but I'm happy to say I didn't go overboard. I'm really trying to get into the habit of thinking before I impulsively overeat. Before I want to emotional eat, I'm going to try something else first, to see if I'm truly hungry. Like taking a bubble bath, or aromatherapy, something equally as soothing as eating. If I'm still hungry, then I will eat something.

I sometimes also think of that children's story. Can't quite remember it, but its the one where the squirrel prepares for winter gathering nuts while the other animal slacks off. Then when winter finally came, the other animal was sorry. I don't want to be that way in terms of weight loss, because I know when October finally comes....I can either be giving in to my old habits, or maybe actually be a new person. This is what inspires me most of all, is knowing that in time could actually be a lot different, and that I can actually do this!!



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KEELIE21 4/22/2013 12:25PM

    Love this blog, I try to approach this journey with the same calm positive outlook. You should be proud, looking weight issues in the eye can be really scary and you are doing great!

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DOLPHINSINGER72 4/16/2013 5:54PM

    You can totally do this. And a bubble bath sounds so lovely right now.

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LINDAKAY228 4/15/2013 9:45AM

    I can walk for long distances but riding a bike I'm not good at and 10 miles is awesome to me! Great job on all you've done this week. Yes you can do it and be a new person!

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LOVESLIFE48 4/15/2013 7:44AM

    Riding a bike for 10 miles is a great accomplishment!!!

I'm glad trying on hats encouraged you. Maybe I can find something to encourage me!! LOL!!

I know you can do this!! You sound focused. I know you will succeed!!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 4/14/2013 8:29PM

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FRANCIEVW 4/14/2013 8:21PM

    Congrats on your bike ride and the 14 day night snacking challenge! Great results to follow!

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SGTSUNNY 4/14/2013 6:50PM

    Great attitude! Love that you are doing so well, keep it up! I think team challenges is very helpful for helping me focus and improve.

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MJ7DM33 4/14/2013 12:37AM

  Yes you can!

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LIVINGFREE19 4/13/2013 11:02PM

    10 miles on the bike is a lot!

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NANCYPAT1 4/13/2013 5:45PM

    You are doing GREAT - A fresh start can give you a lot of new energy

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SPARKLISE 4/13/2013 5:34PM

    Good job on the extra fitness!
Good luck on eating less at night! I know it's very hard.
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POOKASLUAGH 4/13/2013 1:25PM

    You definitely can do this!!

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NILLAPEPSI 4/13/2013 9:58AM

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POINDEXTRA 4/13/2013 8:02AM

    You have a great attitude - and I agree that not giving up is most of the battle.

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08ESCAPE 4/13/2013 7:48AM

    Having the right attitude is the key, and it sounds like you have it Amy. I know you can do it!!
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FIREFLY4407 4/13/2013 5:21AM

    You have the right mindset and a great attitude - I'm confident you can do this - consistency is the key!!
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ILOVEMALI 4/13/2013 2:52AM

    You are so inspiring!!

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LOSINGLINNDY 4/12/2013 10:13PM

    LOVED YOUR QUOTE. emoticon RIDING THE BIKE 10 MILES IS A REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT.

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EMMACORY 4/12/2013 10:02PM

   
You are on the way! Sounds like you are in a good space emotionally and mentally. I wish you all the luck on your journey to a healthy life-style! emoticon

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