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Feeling Positive

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I weighed myself today (first time since Jan 1) and I am up 0.5 pound, but I am totally OK with that. I was off track for about 2 weeks, and I thought I had done more "damage" than that. Once again, I perceived my mistakes to be much worse than reality. emoticon

I have am slowly learning that having an OCCASIONAL junk food indulgence isn't a total disaster, and moderation is really the way to go. But it is a hard lesson to learn. I always feel guilty and I have to work to get past that. But I am working on it!

This past week I was very focused and I did well. I pretty much met all of my goals for the week. Keeping my goals few and simple works! For exercise I have been walking in 15 to 20 minute blocks, totaling about an hour each day, and that works really well for me. It is so much easier to talk myself into a short walk, as opposed to a long hike.

My goals for this week:

Drink 8 glasses of water daily
Stay within my calorie range
Eat more fruits and veggies
Exercise 10 minutes daily
Paint rocks/craft at least twice this week


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DISCOVERLLH 1/27/2014 2:34PM

    Love this! It sounds like you struggle with the perfectionist thinking, just like I do. It's not the small indulgence that kills our weight's the feeling guilty about it and then eating everything in town because we feel guilty and mad at ourselves! Love your goals! You are going to have a great week..I just know it!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/26/2014 10:25PM

    Sounds like a great week. Let's have another!!!

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TREV1964 1/26/2014 8:04PM

    Hi Kirsten,

You're right - this weight loss game is not a diet, it is not an endurance - it is a way of life - it is a permanent change. It is not wrong to have the occasional piece of junk food - but it is wrong to do it day in and day out and to over do the calorie intake on a daily basis. The occasional burger is a way of life - making it a daily occurrence is not a healthy choice.

Hold in there you are doing great.



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MAMATOYA84 1/26/2014 7:38PM

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KNYAGENYA 1/26/2014 7:05PM

    I'm so glad you are doing well. Keep up the good work. I love your goals.

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CRAFTSFAN1 1/26/2014 6:50PM

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The journey is open with many possibilities that you are discovering.

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DELIA38961 1/26/2014 4:56PM

    great goals

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FELINEBETTER 1/26/2014 4:34PM

    emoticon Girl! You're doing very well! I have to say before I forget that I love your page! You doing exactly as you supposed to -- finding what works for YOU! That's most important. Your goals are practical and reasonable. I have no doubt you're going to be successful!

Thanks for stopping by my page too. It's always great to hear from you!

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    Good to hear how upbeat you are on your journey!

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LOWCARBRENEE 1/26/2014 3:48PM

    Good job!

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MICKEYH 1/26/2014 3:41PM

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GAILANN48 1/26/2014 3:31PM

    Wow, you sound great! I love the way you're giving yourself credit for the positive changes you're making, and letting go of the mistakes while you let them teach you. Wonderful! You're an inspiration, my friend.

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