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Fresh New Start

Monday, May 20, 2013

I am giving myself complete permission for a redo. New page, new name (formerly flgirl_4ever), new goals and rewards. I have taken a good week and have revamped what I want and why I want it. "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." I am officially stopping the insanity. I have lost 50 pounds, but regained it. It's not a diet/exercise issue for me, it's all a mental game. I know how to loss weight, but I let my emotions, past experiences get in the way of success.

So what is changing to make this time a success? The understanding that I get to know myself and what triggers things. For one, if I am lonely with not much on my agenda...I eat. I can't talk myself out of a binge, I'll tell myself who cares and keep on going. So more activities, volunteering, focusing on things I can do as hobbies around the house. But a big thing that will help me, to know that I am going to mess up, fall down, and be o.k. because I can just get back up and dust myself off.

I have a 8 month goal for myself. In February we are planning on going to Disney World with my side of the family for a whole week. I've been to Disney several times over my life, but 2 summers ago I went again and loved it just as much as all the times before, but I didn't like how tight I was in the seats or how worn out I was walking, how I looked in my swimsuit, etc...

Ultimate reward is Disney World weighing 199 pounds. That means I have 101 pounds to lose in about 40 weeks. I made up this chart and placed it in my living room/exercise room for me to see daily.


1) Breaking down the weight loss goal into 4 smaller goals with rewards:

**275 lbs I will get a 60 minute massage
**250 lbs I will get a 90 minute massage
**225 lbs I will get a 60 minute massage with pedi/mani
**199 lbs I will get to enjoy Disney World the way that I have always dreamed.

2) Breakdown my weight loss goal into weekly goals/rewards.

**I will need to lose an average of 2 lbs or more to reach my goal by mid-February. Every week if I lose my 2 lbs or more I plan on rewarding myself with smaller rewards such as a song, app, or hair accessory.

**Every 10 pounds I get a new shirt, book, etc.


**Drink minimum of 8 glasses of water
**Calorie Cycle, Calories In/Calories Out
**Slowly start to take out sugars and bad carbs (a.k.a. junk/processed foods)
**Cardio (4-5 times per week for minimum of 20 minutes)
**Strength Training (2 times per week for minimum of 10 minutes)
**Eat out only 1 time per week (focusing on healthy foods)
**Eat out 1 time a month (freely)


So that I can tie my shoes with out being uncomfortable.
So that I can walk 20 minutes around the track without feeling like I waddle.
So that I am less tired, and have more energy.
So that I can fit into some of my clothes from last summer (shorts and t-shirts are tight)
So that I don't die early, don't become diabetic, don't have that sluggish feeling all the time.
So that I can become the best me I can become.
So that I can be an example to others.
Because I want it and I am tired of being FAT!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUNEBUG0511 6/7/2013 2:39PM

Amazing plan! I love the rewards you have for yourself. I think I will do something similar for myself. Thanks for being such a great example of how it's done!

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    Chell - I love your plan. It is so precise and I am so proud of you. I am doing my $$ jar - pay myself for each day I am on spot for food and exercise. I know you can do it and I will be here for you if you need someone. emoticon

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MA_DIDDLES 5/21/2013 10:27PM

    Chell: U go GF. Great Goals - Good Challenges - Super Rewards.
Just for fun I might see how long I can hang in there with you. Your regime is kind of tuff for an ole lady to keep up with. I am in your corner and will cheer U on for sure.
Are U leading the Camo Team during BLC22? Just curious. MA

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A*L*P* 5/21/2013 3:00PM

    Girl I totally love and respect your new start! You can do this and you will do this. I am so excited for this next round of the BLC and I hope hope hope we'll be CAMOs together. I think you have some rocking goals and you will make them. We are all here for you to do it. Anytime you need anything, don't hesitate to let me know!!!!!!!!!!!

I just love ya, Chelle!!!!! emoticon

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PKCTTS 5/21/2013 12:15PM

    Couldn't figure out who this new person in my friend feed was . . . love the new page, the new plan looks great and I'm sure you will succeed in creating the "you" you're wanting to be.

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APED7969 5/21/2013 5:14AM

    emoticon Awesome plan!

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JANEGSN 5/20/2013 11:05PM

    OK, I love your saying (at the end) the best. I would be plastering that all over my house!!!

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HILLRUNNER 5/20/2013 1:01PM

    You my Lil Chica AB CAN and WILL do this!! emoticon
I am right with you and cheering you on as we go together down this road!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE you!! and your revamp!!! emoticon emoticon

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RUDBECKIA13 5/20/2013 10:47AM

    Awesome entry. It was exactly what I needed today. I loved the "format" in that you hit everything: goals, rewards, motivation, etc. I have been wanting to make such a list for myself, i.e. breaking things down but "haven't made the time". However, you're entry as got my creative juices flowing and I think today, after work, I am going to sit down and do it. I have a hard time rewarding myself yet I often don't reach my goals because I know there is no short-term reward! Isn't that silly?

I am sure you are going to be successful. I'll look for progress reports. Good luck and stay focused! emoticon

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LOSE4LIFE47 5/20/2013 10:45AM

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KATIEM929 5/20/2013 10:43AM

    Sounds like you've got a great plan in place!

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MYBULLDOGS 5/20/2013 10:42AM


i lost 44 pounds by giving up grain and sugar products at age 61.

my sister lost 105 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day at age 63.

have not gained a pound back in over a year.


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