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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn’t will find an excuse.”

I have this quote on a sticky on my desktop - not sure where i got it - must be from someone's blog here on SparkPeople - or perhaps one of the inspirational quotes. But it so applies to me today.

I met with Elaine this morning for our visit and time of Bible study. And we talked about our weight - she was at the doctor yesterday and he basically told her she needs to loose some weight. So we have decided to encourage each other. Now we need to set goals and a time-frame. I want to loose 25 pounds this year - that is only 2 pounds a month. Does sound doable - but it won'd happen if i don"t find a way - and not find excuse!!

I love the challenges from the teams that i am a part of - but I sign up and then do not always follow thru. I can read all the encouraging blogs from others who have been successful, but that won't help me if i do not apply what I learn! Like taking my meds for my blood pressure. I put them in my pocket to take later - and then in the evening take them out of my pocket and put on my dresser. My son keeps telling me they do not work by osmosis - i really do have to swallow them for them to work. And so it is, with losing weight, I have to eat better and become more active - - - - - - - - - -

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MARTHA-ANN 2/8/2014 8:45AM

    Good for you Barb, it's great when you can do it with someone and you've set a realistic goal too.
I keep a bottle of water in the fridge so it's cold, have you tried it with a drop of lemon or lime juice?

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EDDYMEESE 2/5/2014 8:59PM

    That's a fantastic, realistic goal! You can definitely do this :)

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KOFFEENUT 2/4/2014 11:47PM

    Good for you! Your goal is realistic - it amounts to 1/2 pound each week. You've already located an accountability partner. NOW your challenge is to figure out what small steps you're going to take to get there! Is it eating 2 more vegetables each day (healthier nutrition leaving less room for unhealthier stuff)? Is it getting 10 more minutes of exercise this week, and increasing it when it becomes too easy to do? Is it getting 8 hours of sleep? 8 glasses of water? There are LOTS of small, achievable things you can work on. Can't wait to see what approach you'll take to "find a way"!

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