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My SWOT Analysis – My Strengths

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I thought I would start my reentry into blogging with sharing some of my insights into my SWOT analysis.

I was surprised to realize that I have a LOT of strengths.

I am an excellent cook. Seriously. I love to cook and I sometimes I have my own episode of “Chopped” going on in my kitchen when I whip up a healthy meal using what I need to “use up" Case in point, today, I had some leftover tofu that I needed to use and also some summer squash. I made a killer stir fry with tofu, onion, garlic, olive oil, tomato and squash.

I am proficient in using the Spark Nutrition Tracker.

I own both a great food scale AND a personal scale that is consistent.

My body responds fairly quickly to a weight loss regimen (not as quickly when I was younger, but better than a lot of people I know, so I really cannot blame my weight on my metabolism. I’m overweight because I overeat).

I have an awesome treadmill AND Ipod loaded with awesome music, so if the weather is rotten, I have options.

I also have a FitBit that tracks my steps. This does motivate you to park further away and look at this as another opportunity to boost your daily step count.

I can make any menu plan I want to because I do not have a picky family to consider. Hah! The hubby will eat whatever I make without complaint. I realize that this is a dilemma for many others and I did not really think about how much easier this makes it for me to meal plan than it might be for others.

I am starting today as a total reboot and putting myself out there. I need the accountability. I am up to 263.8 and my first goal is to make it back to the 250s by the first Sunday in August when I will report back. That is very doable because I had way too much sodium yesterday and I know that is part of the reason I am where I am this morning. Yes, one of my weaknesses is DENIAL and being accountable is my solution to overcoming it, hence the coming clean with my weight and plan to weigh in daily.

I am shooting for 7 pounds a month. This is realistic and very doable. In the past I would vow to lose at least ten a month and of course if I was not on target to meet that goal, I would give up and start over again. I'm tired of starting over. Truly I am.

Stay strong everyone.
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    Wow! That's an impressive list of strengths! It's time for both of us to get rededicated to SP and working the program. I got puffy from dating and too much stress. It's time to get real!!
    1399 days ago
    I love your plan, you have a good goal and the skills to make it happen. I will be praying for you and hope to hear many successes on your feed of the great things happening in your life with your new plan.

    We can do this!
    1399 days ago
    Your story sounds a lot like mine. I never had a weight problem when I was younger, but in my eyes, I did. Now I look back at photos, and I'm like..."what was I thinking?".

    My heaviest was 268, with my 'restart' I was at 261. So we are right around the same start weight.

    I look forward to see what works for you, and watch your progress. It's all trial & error. The key is just not to give in 'in-between' the trials.. just keep on straight from one to the next, without taking a turn. We're here now....why wait till tomorrow?

    Good luck my new spark friend. emoticon
    1399 days ago
    Sounds like a very well-thought out and sensible plan. We are all here for you. emoticon
    1400 days ago
    Love your SWOT analysis!
    1400 days ago
    emoticon O! You're not starting over, sister~ You are moving on to the next level of your journey. It's truly a step forward & two back at times, but that is when we learn what we need to do to make it right for ourselves.

    I love your plan of action~ it makes a good template for me to create a solid plan of action, too. You can do this~ it is all very doable & I look forward to sharing your success~ we'll have a big ol' celebration right here on SP! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1400 days ago
    you are doing so awesome
    1400 days ago
    great work friend
    1400 days ago
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