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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

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAF49 7/17/2013 5:34PM

    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.

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NEWMEFORJESUS 7/13/2013 2:34PM

    Good luck! You can do it!

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