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1-15-14 another day 1:)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I have a class this semester meant to prepare me for graduate school. One of the class requirements is to choose a non-academic self management project to work on. I have to set a goal and achieve 97% of my 4 weekly sub goals. Of course I chose my health since I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have lost 60 lb. Twice! and gained it back twice. I look at myself and do not like the weight that I am at. I however get great grades. I am motivated and dedicated to achieving my academic and career goals. So for the next 13 weeks I will not only be held accountable to myself but also to my teacher and my gpa. Doing good in this class is also a must to request a recommendation for graduate school from this professor. I am highly motivated to do well in this class and now it depends on the one thing I haven't been able to do well at. I will post weekly pics throughout the semester. Wish me luck!!!!!!

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FITFRIT 1/15/2014 9:03PM

    What a fantastic idea! I wonder if you've thought back to when you lost the weight the previous two times and pin-pointed what it is that changed prior to you beginning to gain it back. I too have lost between 40 and 60 lbs twice and obviously both times I gained it back. A lot of that was in huge part because I had pregnancies once I lost that weight. The interesting aspect is that I do not gain a lot of weight while pregnant, but rather I gain approximately 30 lbs after each I can no longer get pregnant again I am hopeful I've broken this cycle...only time shall tell I suppose. This is about a lifestyle change now though, not simple weight loss anymore. I need to be healthy, I need to show my children they can be healthy too, especially my oldest daughter who is about the same size as me while weighing 20 lbs less than I do (muscle indeed weighs more than fat).

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TOROP21 1/15/2014 2:30PM

    This is an awesome way to hold yourself accountable. Plus, having that little extra motivation (getting a good grade) always helps give things more precedence in your life.

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MANNIE88 1/15/2014 12:54PM

  awesome! i think thats a smart move as to being accountible to others that way it forces you to stay on track. keep it up. look forward to seeing your progress :)

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