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A pat on the back for me, from me


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I am so damned pleased with myself! Since i reconnected with SP on 4th May- perhaps a significant date- i have lost nearly 10% of my body weight.

I am utterly thrilled. That's 18lbs of fat that i have cheerfully waved on its way - on a one way ticket out of my body. I am on a roll, now.

This time (!), things are truly different. In the past i have followed advice and set up achievable short term targets, but i failed, i now realise, to set up a good long term goal. I have recently been reading a few of the motivation articles on SP and they make a different kind of sense to me this time round. Who knew?!

I have a total weight loss goal of 65 lbs, before i stop and review the situation. That takes me well within a healthy BMI range. I have now lost just over a quarter of that 65 lbs and i am feeling so good about it. I have been tracking tracking tracking using the iphone app - ideal for a geeky type like me - and although there have been a few days when i haven't tracked, i have picked myself up and got back on to it. And this time, without the self sabotaging thoughts of failure and giving up. So what if i miss a day or two? I am not perfect, but i AM motivated to get my body back in shape, gradually, and i want to get myself out of the danger ranges for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, embolisms, cancer etc. i owe it to myself - particular as all of these, except type 2 diabetes, have been the cause of death of my parents, my aunt and all four grandparents. It would be stupid NOT to look after myself better.

Some of my motivation IS extrinsic; i don't want to be one of the fat mum brigade. I remember how mortified i was when my fat mum came to school events. I want to be fit and healthy for my work, which is moderately active. I want to be pictured in my clients' minds as a healthy person with a fab figure for her age. I want my fellow franchisees to pat me on the back when i next see them in October 2013. They are all used to seeing me as overweight and i can't wait to see their faces.

My intrinsic motivations are many. I love feeling fitter and slimmer; i already have much more of a bounce in my step, more self confidence, i keep complementing myself on my brilliant progress and how good i feel being in charge if my health, i want to see my grandchildren grow up, i want to spend as much time on this earth as possible, in a fit and healthy state. I don't want to have regrets in my old age and i don't want to precipitate my old age! I want to be teaching my children about healthy minds and bodies (theirs) and i want to teach them that you can achieve anything with hard work and dedication. I want to spend as long as possible with my soulmate, who does have health issues and for whom i may have to care when we are older. I want to be fit enough to do that for her. I want to take my kids on activity holidays where i join in or even lead the way and give them self belief and courage. I have soooooo many more reasons too.

So right now, i am feeling on top of the world. And the best thing is, i know this can and will continue. All i hAve to do is do it. Simple!
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THISCHICKRACHEL 6/28/2013 1:44PM

    So motivating thank you for lifting my spirits today!!

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RENATA144 6/24/2013 7:58PM

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GINGER_BEAR 6/22/2013 7:52PM

    emoticon You're doing GREAT!

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CHIRPGIRL 6/22/2013 8:03AM

    Nice motivating blog:) emoticon

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ROXYCARIN 6/22/2013 12:31AM

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 6/21/2013 4:34PM

    Wonderful! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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JOYOFMYLIFE 6/21/2013 2:51PM

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1DRWOMAN 6/21/2013 6:50AM

    Congratulations you Rockstar you!!!

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RRAKAPUNK 6/21/2013 12:24AM

    Great blog! Love the can do spirit- you will reach your goals! emoticon

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CATHEMARIE 6/20/2013 11:07PM

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MSROZZIE 6/20/2013 9:56PM

    Excellent blog. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEET_CAROLYN 6/20/2013 9:10PM

    Excellent job, girl! Keep up the good work and rock on!

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TERESAMUS 6/20/2013 8:15PM

    Great job, congratulations.

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MANILUS 6/20/2013 7:18PM

    Congratulations, keep it up!!!

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BESYKES 6/20/2013 5:59PM

    Way to go! Keep it up! emoticon

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AUTUMNHOPE 6/20/2013 5:47PM

    emoticon it does feel good when you see some time & effort put you in control of your body & not food in control of you.

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AJB121299 6/20/2013 5:12PM

    great job, keep it up

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FEARLESSNOW 6/20/2013 5:09PM

    Good for you!

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COOLAUNTBBW 6/20/2013 3:55PM

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ICEANGEL0531 6/20/2013 3:27PM

    Blessings on your continued success in this journey

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PACKERMANN 6/20/2013 1:53PM

    it's amazing what we can do when we put our mind to it. :)

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 6/20/2013 1:49PM

  10% that is awesome!

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NOMORECRASH 6/20/2013 11:49AM

  very good. keep up the hard work

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ABEBIADEH 6/20/2013 11:40AM

  am so motivated and encouraged with all these posts. I look forward to when I'll be able to lose the weight too. Congrats!!!!

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JACKIE542 6/20/2013 11:25AM

    You are doing great. emoticon emoticon

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ONTHEPATH2 6/20/2013 11:21AM

    Congrats! You go girl! One foot in front of the other.... WE will become healthier and more fit - and yes, skinnier too! Say buhbye to that 10%! Nothing like the feeling of accomplishment AND seeing physical results. Enjoy!!!



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FIRECOM 6/20/2013 11:09AM

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You go girl.

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PEBZI740 6/20/2013 10:59AM

    Great job, much continued success to you! emoticon

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FAITH80 6/20/2013 10:28AM

    AWESOME!!!! You WILL do the rest.

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JUST_BRENDA 6/20/2013 10:15AM

    You are inspiring the way you are focusing on and achieving your goals!!!

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PRISCIMORIN 6/20/2013 8:54AM

    Great blog and amazing results!
You have lifted me up and encouraged me to push forward today!
Keep up the good work! I know you can do it!

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LRSILVER 6/20/2013 7:12AM

    Wow what a fantastic accomplishment. Keep it up.

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ROXYCARIN 6/20/2013 3:23AM

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FUZZYBOOTS 6/19/2013 12:56PM

    That is very kind of you, Slaynea :) - thank you :)

I am just so pleased to finally have got hold of the difference between pure weight loss and aiming for truly better health, of which weight loss is just part of the journey. I THOUGHT i had grasped it on previous attempts, but now I am coping with not so good days as just a small hiatus and merely a slight diversion in my journey, rather than a catastrophic failure. A major achievement fir me to let go some of my perfectionism!

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SLAYNEA 6/19/2013 12:44PM

    Thank you for this blog! Your enthusiasm is completely contagious. You deserve to be thrilled with yourself, and I hope to find myself having those same feelings some day soon.

YOU ROCK!


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