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Let's call this DAY 1.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I'm starting over today. Right now.

I'm taking the first step towards new goals and new challenges. I'm not scared because this is what I really want, and I know I'm ready. I feel like I've now processed the difficult feelings and issues that have been weighing me down lately, and I'm finally ready to let go and move on.

I'm excited. I lost the first 30 pounds fairly easily with the help of SparkPeople and my friends and I know I can do it again. I just need to put my mind to it, stay focused on my goals and track my progress effectively along the way. When I lost the first 30 pounds, I tracked my meals most days of the week. I need to start doing that again, PERIOD. I know it's a pain sometimes, but it really helps and keeps me accountable. I also need to do more cardio (I now do about 240-260 minutes a week on average) and I want to start a strength training program. I haven't been doing ST regularly but I really want to get toned so I need to make a plan I can stick to.

Right now, I'm writing down my goals and resetting things to make this fresh start official. I want to make sure every goal I set is attainable and realistic, but also challenging enough to keep me focused and motivated!

My goal is to lose about 3 pounds per month. I think it's completely doable. My plan is to reach my goal weight of 120 lbs by this time next year. I'm giving myself a year to lose this weight because I want to take it slow and not make any changes I can't live with in the long run. I've done this enough times to know what works and what doesn't.

So, here we go! DAY 1. I'm ready to move forward!

Today's calories: 1620
Calories burned: - (I have a terrible cold so I've been staying in bed today)

This is how I started my day: Greek yogurt with nuts, dried fruit and half a banana :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JADOMB 10/16/2013 9:04PM

    You know the math and you know you can do whatever you set your mind to. keep the faith

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IUHRYTR 9/29/2013 9:28PM

    Hope you're feeling better today. I'm confident you will reach your goal. You are determined and focused and exude positive thinking. Of course you will do it! -- Lou

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GREGGWEISBROD 9/27/2013 1:32PM

    Oh man... that looks so yummy! Presentation is everything, good on ya! :-D Good luck with your goals, you definitely will hit them, I'm sure of it!

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M77355 9/25/2013 9:36PM

    Very doable goal because your thoughts are in the right place.
Super looking breakfast!

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FUNLOVEN 9/25/2013 9:32AM

    Good for you! Glad to see you getting back on track and feeling motivated. You are right - you did this before, you know what to do, and now you can do it again. Don't forget - we are here for you all the way emoticon

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KRISZTA11 9/25/2013 6:02AM

    Good plan and an absolutely lovely breakfast!

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JACKIE542 9/24/2013 8:34PM

    I like your plan. Hope you feel better soon!! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 9/24/2013 7:14PM

    Great plan we are with you !!!

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KENDRACARROLL 9/24/2013 4:01PM

    3 lbs a month is absolutely doable.
Glad you were able to get centered and hope you'll feel better soon.

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KING_SLAYER 9/24/2013 3:50PM

    Grats on getting back in the race! You seem to have a pretty solid, do-able plan in place and I'm sure that you will do fine. By the way, you can burn plenty of calories staying in bed!! (wink, wink)

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ZANNACHAN 9/24/2013 3:50PM

    You can do this! You know what you need to do and your goal of 3 lbs a month sounds pretty reasonable. I hope you feel better soon, though!

(I don't even much like bananas--which is probably a good thing because my husband is so allergic to them I can't have them in the apartment--but that looks yummy!)

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TAMARAST1974 9/24/2013 3:34PM

  Way to go, you can do anything you put your mind to

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