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Implementing Positive Changes

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Been awhile since I've blogged,so here I am! emoticon

I recently decided that despite all my fears and failures, my binge eating disorder, my fibro, and arthritis I still CAN make positive changes that will lead to a healthie lifestyle. I realized I had long ago given up on my weightloss goals or really any goals pertaining to health. Well I took the first step a week ago or so and decided that I am going to try this again and set a clear cut goal of losing 10lbs by August 29th. I think I can do this. I just need to commit and keep at it no matter what hurdles come my way.

A dear friend of mine who believes in me is sending me a fitbit. I can hardly wait to put my grubby little paws on it! emoticon I may not be able to do all that I once could, but I can track my food (the good, the bad and the ugly) and make a goal of steps per day. I can do my PT exercises too at least 5 days a week. For right now that will have to be put on hold for yet another week because of my sinus sugery tha I am recoverying from, but look out once I am able I will do this! emoticon

So what are the changes I plan:

Summer Goals:

~ Lose 10 lbs by August 29th

~ Drink 8 cups of water each day

~ Limit caffeine to once cup of tea a day and then go to water & Herbal tea only

~ Get 8 hours of sleep each night..practice healthy sleep habits...go to bed and get up same time.

~ Use fit bit~ Track Food/ track exercise & steps

~Use my Emotional Eaters team for support as needed and offer support to others

~ Continue to stay smoke free! NOT ONE PUFF EVER!! emoticon

~ Spend 15-20 minutes with God in Bible study and prayer

~ Be Gentle and Kind to myself

~ Eat at least 2-3 servings of fruits/veggies a day. This will be easier now that my sister is giving me fresh veggies from her awesome garden. She was for sure the one born with a green thumb!

While there are a lot of goals, I will implememnt them a couple at a time and add as I am ready. That way I will not be so overly stressed with the process!

I love my spark teams and spark friends! I know I can count on you for support and you nkow that I will offer supportive hand too.

Let's do this one positive Baby step @ a time. emoticon emoticon
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  • LINDAF49
    Cynthia, Good goal setting but what are your rewards???
    I know that is hard for me to do for myself and yet I think they are good!
    My last big rewqard was a reward for setting goals ...a Got a digital scale and it has been a blessing and encourager!
    For weight goals - we are close...mine is to lose 7 more by end of August.
    Recording foods...I note them in a list, counting fruits and veggies and water and other beverages but have no time for details of the tracker this summer.
    Water - I have the 8 glasses down easily now and trying for 16 now ... average is 12 or a 3 counting tea and water I put into my smoothies and "--ade" drinks as in fruit and ice and water in blender and makes good drinks like lemonade, paeachade, strawberry/kiwi ade etc.
    Caffeine is not an issue so can't join you on that one ... I have a home meade mocha one or two days per week.
    Please keep me posted about the fit-bit ...They sound so tempting... might be a
    reward down the road or at Christmas time.
    God bless and take good care of all of you as you enjoy the fitbit.
    1192 days ago
    Good luck! You can do it!
    1196 days ago
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