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21 by the time I turn 21

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I was reading a weight loss success story (you gotta love those!) and a lady wanted to lose 50 pounds by her 50th birthday

that gave me an idea: lose 21 pounds by the time I turn 21 this April 29th

I made a birthday blog on my b-day last year saying I wanted to have lost 50+ pounds
and I'll be honest
that's just not happening

but 21 pounds by April 29th?
that's about 5.5 pounds lost a month
it seems doable, attainable

The thing I need to work on the most is eating out
Never having fast food or going out to restaurants ever again?
Maybe when I've learned how to cook good food :)

But making better and healthier lower-calorie choices?
Yes, that I can do

I've always had this image in my head where I'm ordering food somewhere and having exactly what I'm going to eat written down on an index card and just sticking to that, almost like a script

But one thing I don't want to do again is cut out all my favorite foods at once because
the last time I did that it backfired on me and I binged like crazy!

here's something I thought of this past month:
'I may not see results right away but I will eventually see the results!'

if you're eating less and exercising, the weight WILL come off
keep that in mind any time you feel like caving in

P.S. My sister took before pictures of me and I can definitely see how much weight I've gained. It's a little depressing and disappointing because I'm HUGE! But I need to let that be a motivation to get goin' and get movin'
plus if you do that it'll be a visual reminder of how far you've come each month or each time you take pictures

P.P.S. The People magazine Half Their Size issue is out this week so pick up a copy and get inspired! That's where I first heard about Sparkpeople and I'm glad I did

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    1211 days ago
    I think you can do it! I read somewhere that it is more about ADDING to your diet, like more water and fruits and healthy options instead of eliminating items. Naturally, by adding fruit, water, etc. you won't be as hungry for the lesser options as you've filled up on the good stuff already! If I tell myself I can't have something I end up wanting it sooo much more. Small actions add up in the end!
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