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Looking back


Thursday, March 20, 2014

I'm going back to my roots, so to speak, in order to build on my momentum. I'm halfway through Week 2, down 7 lbs already, and feeling more empowered every day. This is feeling more and more like the journey I started back in late 2006 and even the FEELING of "repeating" that journey is adding to my momentum. I know I can do this because I did it back then! I have NOT given up all my good habits, and I did NOT gain back all my weight (and then some) as I have a million other times. A lot of what I learned back then has stayed with me - I just hit a tough patch and gained some weight.

Today, I decided that I'd like to start at the beginning of my blogging history here on Spark and see what happened the first time around. I thought this one was good so I'm reposting via cut-and-paste:

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 -

Okay, one of the articles I read today was about "10%". Did anyone else read it? I thought it was extremely valid and, as a result of reading it, I've decided to reevaluate my strategy. I'm not going to be doing a darn thing different EXCEPT I've changed the goal weight on my ticker (at the bottom of my SparkPage and on my message board signature). Instead of using my long-range goal, which is a LONG way off, I decided to focus on a shorter-term goal, my Christmas Challenge. I have to reach that one before I can even begin to reach my long-range goal anyway, right??!

I like the way the new ticker looks. It looks ACHIEVEABLE. It looks POSSIBLE. It looks like something I will be easily able to accomplish unlike my previously posted goal that looked like the "pipe dream" mentioned in the article. I still have challenges and goals I'd like to meet as soon as I've met this one. But what's the point in putting the cart in front of the horse!? I want to be successful and I want to FEEL like I'm being successful.

231, here I come!!!!!!!
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MOMOFTEENS1966 3/20/2014 6:49PM

  Good strategy! Focus on the achievable, keep it real, keep working it. Best of luck!

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