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Post-It notes work!!!


Tuesday, October 08, 2013

If you don't own any Post-it notes or can't steal any from work, get up off your toosh and go to the store and grab some now. Those little pieces of paper saved my week! Last Thursday, a young lady who had lost 125 lbs told me to write down my goal on notecards or sticky pads and post it somewhere that I would be forced to face my goal often. So I wrote 219.8 on a Post-it in big, bold numbers along with "3,000 CALORIES TO BURN TODAY" and I hung them around my cube at work and right on the dash of my car. I repeated those goals in my head everytime I saw those pieces of paper. Seeing those goals and positively affirming those goals to myself often, affected the choices I made throughout the week. As I headed to my Weight Watchers meeting today, I repeated to myself "219.8 . . .219.8" Then it was time to weigh in. I felt confident emoticon . I took off my shoes and jacket and stepped on the scale. Before I could center myself on the emoticon I see 219.8. I shriek, "Wait!" because I wanted to make sure it was a true reading and I wasn't CREATING the number I wanted. I readjusted and got centered and what did the scale say? 219.6!!!!!! emoticon emoticon I actually got LOWER than my goal. I was so excited I nearly did a back-flip. All of those gems of wisdom that were given to me throughout last week along with seeing that number and reminding myself to burn those calories made all the difference. And ironically, I didn't do much working out at all! I just made extra movements all day and stayed busy. This week my goal is 217.9 which is a loss of 1.7 pounds. I will need to burn those 3,000 calories each day and I will need to stay hydrated. I also have a goal of walking/running a total of 15 miles by next weigh-in. I have also made a new Post-It that I will hang in my car and on my fridge. It reads:

CHOICES: You have one.
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LEMON2012 11/12/2013 12:46PM

    Thanks for idea! emoticon

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KTTAYLOR21 10/16/2013 10:04AM

    WRITING DOWN MY GOALS RIGHT NOW!!!

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SOLOMON47 10/10/2013 11:51AM

    yeah!!!! Go mamacita!!!

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SPARKLE1908 10/9/2013 9:56PM

    Great idea!!!! Got to get some Post It Notes...congratulations!!!!!!!!

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DANIRAE20 10/9/2013 8:17PM

    Post its rock!!!! emoticon

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PURPLE180 10/9/2013 4:30PM

    Just grabbed some Post-it-notes of my desk! Ha, thanks for the tool.

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MOTHEPRO 10/9/2013 3:50PM

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JEANNETTE59 10/9/2013 3:02PM

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PRESBESS 10/9/2013 1:54PM

    Girl, you did that! (Tamar's line - lol!) So awesome!

What an encoragement. Although I am in maintenance and have had very little weight flucutation, it is still "work" to keep it together. I think I might take your suggestion and head to the store, buy some post-it notes and put em' to work for me too.
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SUSIEMT 10/9/2013 12:21PM

    Yea you! Great job! Keep it up! You have a streak going! Woo Hoo!

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AWESOMECHELZ 10/9/2013 10:23AM

    When I read the title of your blog, I thought I would check it out and I LOVE it!! I am going to do something like that myself. THANKS for the idea! But what I REALLY love is that those "small" movements here and there DO add up!! You are proving it. YOU GO GIRL!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
LOVE, CHELSEA

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ALICIALYNNE 10/9/2013 8:13AM

    WOOHOOO, congrats!

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SUGAR0814 10/8/2013 10:50PM

    Let me pull out my Post-it notes & use them for myself! I do post little notes in my kids back packs & my hubby's lunch. I'm going to copy your Choices Post-it note since I've being making the wrong choices lately! Thanks for sharing! Congrats on your loss! emoticon emoticon

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STEPH-KNEE 10/8/2013 10:12PM

    Love it! I had done the post it stuff when things can't tough. I also was a fan of putting the motivational quotes in different spots too. But eventually those start to blend in, but the goals always stick out! Great job on hitting your goal and I know you will do it again this week! emoticon

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REGILIEH 10/8/2013 9:25PM

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 10/8/2013 8:23PM

  You go girl!!! emoticon

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PENNYLANE15 10/8/2013 7:57PM

    woohoo!!! goal setting is a GREAT motivator!!!

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PRIN1978 10/8/2013 7:23PM

    Love that idea! Congratulations on all your hard work!! You deserve it! emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 10/8/2013 6:39PM

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NEMETZC 10/8/2013 6:38PM

    Way to go!!!! That is amazing news!
Congratulations! I'm gonna need to find myself some post-it notes!

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