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Today, I Choose Change


Monday, June 02, 2014

I woke up yesterday with a renewed sense of "I can do this!" I made a plan, and had high hopes and expectations.

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Then, I had wine. Then snacks. I decided I didn't care. Of course, I do care.

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I can either keep doing what I'm doing or make some changes. That is always the situation we are all in. If we like the results of our actions we can keep repeating those actions. If we don't we can change our actions. My actions have definitely been producing some consequences I do not enjoy. I can keep not enjoying these results, or I can change my actions. Today, I choose change.

Here are my goals for the month:

1. No bingeing. Eat with dignity.
2. Exercise 20+ minutes each day.
3. Track my food, on paper or online, but somewhere besides in my head.
4. Reflect at the end of the day to acknowledge success and analyze errors.

My plan is to get some colored star stickers and assign each goal a color. When I meet a goal for the day I will put the appropriate color star sticker on the calendar where I record my exercise. I can see areas of strength quickly that way and, who doesn't like stickers, right?!

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I decided to go in to school tomorrow to clean my room. I need a break today. DH is taking the day off tomorrow so we can take a car into the dealer for maintenance and said he'll help me at school (he is in education but no longer in the classroom) so I can get it done in one day. Then I don't have to go in until August. I'm relaxing today, doing not much of anything. I will do the Pilates stretches I do every day then maybe take a short walk. Or get on the bike. Something. I also have appointments to make and reschedule so that's some phone stuff for later this morning.

But, just for today, I choose change.

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FITNFUNJEN 6/8/2014 11:55AM

    Great plan! Now that school is over, you can really focus on you!! And colorful stickers make everything better!

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LEXIE63 6/5/2014 3:12PM

    Stickers are good. :-) I have smiley face stickers in a variety of colours. I might give it a go as well. :-)

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SARAHTHEKNITTER 6/4/2014 10:10PM

    I like the calendar sticker idea!

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LADYOLIVER 6/4/2014 3:42PM

    emoticon emoticon taking it moment by moment

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 6/2/2014 2:43PM

    WOOHOO! I hope today you choose change too. I really appreciated reading this blog this morning. It reminds me that I am in charge of my life and my choices. I don't have to choose to do the same thing. I can choose something different.

Have a great day!

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SUSANELAINE1956 6/2/2014 12:38PM

    I bet you need a break after the year end school push. Enjoy it! That's really nice of your husband to help clean your classroom. Just imagine the renewed energy you will have after a day off and the big cleaning knowing you finally get some time off. emoticon

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CIPHER1971 6/2/2014 10:58AM

    Well chosen.

Have a great day

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WORKNPROGRESS49 6/2/2014 10:43AM

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VANGO79 6/2/2014 9:42AM

    emoticon The choice is yours emoticon

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