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reality check

Friday, January 17, 2014

Yesterday, as I was preparing to go out shopping with my husband for the day, I had to decide what I would wear. I chose a pair of jeans I had not worn in three weeks. Boy, not good. Tight indeed. I could still wear them, but not very comfortably. I then decided to look in the mirror without my shirt on and see just how bad it looked. Yes, that was a good decision, even though it made me sick. What have I done to myself?? I have been in denial and have let myself get way out of control.
Rude awakening? Yes! Needed to be awakened?? YES!! Maybe I should take a picture of myself like that to remind myself of just why I will be taking better care of myself.
I have twin boys that will be graduating in May and I want to be able to have a choice in what I wear for their special day and look and feel good in it!
My plan?
Continue with my good habits
1. exercise every day, even if it is not intense (my body does need to rest at least one day)
2. Drink plenty of water
3 choose lean meats and healthy fats
4 eat plenty of vegetables and fruits

Things I need to work on
1 weigh and measure food
2 be consistent in eating the right way
3 log food eaten each day
4 bake less often to keep tempting treats out of my sight

Today has been a really good day for me so far, as far as doing all these things. One day at a time is how I will reach my goals!!!

I would love for some of you sparkers to check up on me!!
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  • MOMJULIEC
    One thing that has really helped me is picking one specific goal for the month and holding myself accountable for it every day. It helps even more if you can find a Spark Friend to do the same goal so you can check on each other every day. For example, my October goal was to track *everything* I ate every day for the whole month. My November goal was to exercise 10 min. *every* day. Health issues & the holidays interrupted Dec & Jan, but I'm back on track with my February goal: staying in my calorie range every day for the whole month. Best of luck and keep up the good work!
    959 days ago
  • AMINACHRISTINA
    Hi, I'm Amina, still in my first week at SP, and I was reading comments below a seated abs workout video when I saw yours. It was your comment that made me decide to give that workout a try later today when the 40+ C. temperatures will hopefully drop to something reasonable. I had to come check out your page, and saw your amazingly beautiful quilts. You truly do have a gift for quilting!

    I understand how you were feeling while writing your blog... been there myself sooo many times, but this time I know I can break the cycle, because this time I've found Spark People, and am still amazed that there is so much helpful information, so many wonderful healthy recipes, and the support of other people who are sharing the same goal - not just to be fitter and healthier, but to be happier.

    Wishing you success in your journey to the new, happier, healthier you, and with being able to wear something to your sons' graduation you chose simply because you loved the way it looked on you, not because it fitted. (Been there, done that so many times.)

    Hope it's ok if I add you as a Spark friend?
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    Amina.
    967 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    I have let myself get off track since the holidays and like you; I am starting to see it in the way my clothes are fitting. Let's get back on track together! I will go back to measuring my food, tracking it more accurately, staying within my calorie allowance, and getting more exercise like walking more.
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    981 days ago
  • ERNOINACTION
    Some people really benifit from taking pictures of themselves to keep motivated. I did it once but didn't find it too helpful. To each their own. Seems like you have some good goals in place and know what you have to do. Just keep at it. Those jeans will fit nice in no time!
    981 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Motivation gets us started, but it's good habits that keep us going! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    981 days ago
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