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Cautiously optimistic

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

It's always a good thing when you decide to get your act together diet and exercise wise and get a plan together. It's even a better thing when you drop three pounds on day two of your renewed focus. Think I can do that again tomorrow? Haha...I wish!

I'm cautiously optimistic because I've made this renewed commitment several times in the past couple of years, only to fall flat and backslide several weeks or months into the plan. I think I'm really ready to change my life this time...but I thought that last time too. One thing I know - it IS time. I can't keep going like I have been. Two days ago I was at my highest weight in FOREVER. Literally - forever. I get tired just taking a walk. I mean, damn - I completed a marathon just a little over a year ago! That's called letting yourself go!

In addition to diet & exercise, I'm working on reducing the 'stuff' in my house as well. I hope I'm not trying to change too many things at once. I'm trying to focus on small changes in every area so I don't flame out. On the reducing stuff front, I'm calling success if I get rid of even one thing in a day. If I do a bag or box, all the better, but one thing is success.

On the diet front, I'm just focusing on trying to eat in calorie range, bring my lunch from home, cooking real food more, and less eating out. All of the above listed work in concert with each other, so again, hopefully not too much too soon. For exercise, my goal is to use the work gym twice a week (mostly strength training which has been non-existent), play softball once, bowl once, bike when I have a chance & the weather suits, and get some movement in in most other days. For me this feels like a pitiful effort, but again, I don't want to bite off more than I can chew.

I realize today is only day two, but so far the plan feels good. I've taken my lunch both days this week, ate out last night but studied the nutrition and made a great selection, hit the gym and played softball yesterday, decluttered for 45 minutes today, and I'm getting ready to eat a nice home cooked slow cooker meal. No exercise beyond walking to & from the parking garage & walking to a seminar today, but that's ok. Again, I don't need to overwhelm myself.

Send me a positive vibe or two and/or drop me a comment. I know ya'll can keep me going, and I've got a long way to go!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/29/2014 10:05AM


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CHAOTICMOM4 4/23/2014 2:54PM

    I think small steps are the only way to see results. We have to stop thinking of the past and beating ourselves up for not being able to to what we once did. Time to set new goals and celebrate the succeses.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 4/23/2014 11:52AM

    Small steps add up! Keep it up, you're doing fine.

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ARUNNINGKAT 4/23/2014 11:52AM

    Love your plan of action! I know that you can do it too!

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WONDERWOMAN 4/23/2014 11:21AM

    You can do it and YOU WILL!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 4/23/2014 11:19AM

    ~~~positive vibes~~~~~

You are moving forward and making progress. That is what matters. keep at it, hard work pays off

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CRYSBROWN1 4/23/2014 11:01AM

    Each day counts! Keep up the good fight, remain accountable and come back and share with us how you are doing, we'll cheer for you along the way!
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CHRISTIECAT 4/22/2014 7:30PM

    one day at a time is the way to success! You have done it before and can do it perfection.. emoticon

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KST1969 4/22/2014 7:09PM

    You are doing great! :)

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JAPITTARD 4/22/2014 7:07PM

    You are doing great! A successful day 2 in the books. I love your plan. When you have a plan you are much more likely to succeed! Keep up the good work. Keep pressing on.

-Amy P
Also I host a fitness and accountability group on Facebook. Itís a private group where we check in, keep each other accountable and encourage one another on our journeys! Because it is private what you post in the group doesnít show up on your regular feed. I would love for you to join us. If you would like you can either message me your email address and I can add you that way (we donít have to be FB friends if I add you by emailÖ.. OR you can find me on Facebook and add me as a friend ( Once you add me as a friend I can add you directly to the group. I hope you join in!!

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