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This Is Where I Usually Sabotage Myself!

Monday, July 07, 2014

In previous years, I have come so close to my goal and never made it. I am less than seven pounds from my goal and I really want to get there this time. I am really working hard to ignore the things that tripped me up in the past; my clothes are fitting better and I am even wearing a smaller size, I am feeling more energetic and really enjoy the health benefits of exercising.

Now, I just have to stay away from people that are telling me I look great and don't have to lose any more weight. What they don't understand is that I am trying to get as healthy as I can. That means, getting into the healthy BMI rating (I'm still overweight). I guess they think they are flattering me, and that is nice, but flattery is not my goal. I try to explain that I would like a life without medication, but I live in a retirement community and sometimes, their medication is all my neighbors talk about. I don't want to make anyone feel bad, so I just don't discuss it. I will keep doing what I am doing because it makes me feel good and I know I am adding years to my life. So, my plan is to stay on track and not get sabotaged this time.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DOOBRIE 7/17/2014 4:24PM

Getting to your goal will be the best feeling - go for it!

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TWNOMWE 7/16/2014 1:39PM

    I think I really know what you are talking about:"Coming close to your goal and slacking off again". I have done this many times and this has been due to listening to people around me saying you look great. So keep you eyes on the prize. emoticon
I was thinking you can encourage your community-mate to exercise with you (those who are able).

Good luck with the last 7 lb to get out of "OW" emoticon

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CRYSBROWN1 7/9/2014 4:49PM

    Keep it up Cynthia! Just 7lbs left - your goal is definitely right within your reach!

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MAUITN 7/7/2014 7:59PM

    Family and friends may not mean to throw you off track, but they often do without knowing it. I also find that I need to take some time alone to push through the hard areas.

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AJDOVER1 7/7/2014 3:18PM

    It's frustrating to listen to people who are accepting of their poor health. I applaud your decision to just not discuss it with certain people.

If you want to talk to like-minded people, we're here! I understand the idea of trying to reach a goal, but more important -- let's just keep making healthy choices! The journey doesn't end when we reach a certain number on the scale. Let's keep looking at the long term -- the extra years of healthy eating and fitness that we're adding to our lives.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 7/7/2014 1:10PM

    You can do this!!!!

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HOLLYM48 7/7/2014 12:02PM

    Don't let anyone decide for you where you want to be! You do look great but wanting to be off meds is very important and better for you than the compliments you are getting. Stay strong and do what you want to do!

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MAPFARMS 7/7/2014 11:04AM

    Keep pushes!!! You are making so much progress! Don't give up. You are worth it!!! emoticon emoticon

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MEADSBAY 7/7/2014 10:58AM

    You are so right about that!
We absolutely must do this for ourselves.

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NATPLUMMER 7/7/2014 10:54AM

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