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Shaking things up a bit

Sunday, April 28, 2013

After seeing some people who reward themselves for spark streaks, instead of actual weight lost, I'm intrigued. I love seeing the number on the scale go down, but I'm starting to think that I might be a little too focused on the numbers; for example, last week I weighed 175.2 and was able to record a five pound weight loss. I was SO excited!

Fast forward to this week, I stepped on the scale and it said 180. Sad day. I know WHY it read such a high gain, and it'll go away soon, but that was super discouraging. As a result, I'm not motivated to get back on the scale and I need to be working on looking freaking amazing in my wedding dress. (In FOUR months!) It's not healthy to be obsessed on a certain weight, but I'd LIKE to be around 145-150 on my that possible (in a healthy way) in three or so months? No, probably not. I'll be happy to loose inches and have awesome arms and a nicely sculpted back as I'm wearing a strapless (GORGEOUS :D ) dress.

I have been successful in not drinking soda though! It's been 33 days, and while I don't crave it as much, I still have moments-mostly at work- where it crosses my mind. When I wrote my blog about making it 30 days and not having a reward for it, it surprised me to hear people say that I SHOULD reward myself for my continued success. It makes sense. With my daughter, I find it easier to reward her for good behavior than to wait for a big event to reward her. It motivates her to continue to do well. Why am any less important? I'm not less important, I'm AS important. SO. I think I'll be adding to my reward system. The part I struggle with is the realistic rewards half of the goal setting; I have a hard time figuring out what makes a good reward for the small things I do, keeping it reasonably priced but still worth working towards.

Don't drink soda, at least 1x per day (I don't drink soda at all during the day actually)

3 months (91 days): Teeth whitening kit
6 months:
9 months:
1 year:

Drink 8 glasses of water a day.

7 days: New Vera Bradley wallet
14 days:
21 days:
1 month:
3 months:
6 months:
9 months:
1 year:

Take the stairs at work, UP to the 4th floor (this is going to be difficult!)

7 days: New mascara
10 days: New workout top from Old Navy
20 days: New binder (Walmart has some pretty ones for 5.00-they'll make great house binders!)
30 days: Spray tan package
3 months: New dress, for our rehearsal dinner
6 months:
9 months:
1 year:

Log everything I eat, no matter what:

7 days: Deadlocked: Southern Vampire Mysteries Book 12 (Met: 5/9/13)
14 days:
21 days: Dead Ever After: Southern Vampire Mysteries Book 13
28 days:
30 days: Gather: A Paleo cookbook
60 days:
90 days:
1 year: Romantic dinner date at Roots with DJ

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SCAREWALDORF 4/30/2013 2:46AM

    I'm intrigued, what is an oxygen bar?

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KOFFEENUT 4/28/2013 5:03PM

    GREAT idea to reward yourself along the way! It made all the difference for me; I needed to recognize I was doing the things I COULD control when I couldn't control what the scale was doing. Regardless of whether I lost weight or not, I COULD eat an extra serving of vegetables or I COULD do an additional 10 minutes of exercise this week. By continuing to be faithful in what I COULD control, I eventually got the scale to cooperate, too!

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