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1/10/14 9:58 P

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Hi Kate. I am an all or nothing type too. Its hard to change that but my husband taught me that good enough exists and I strive each day to accept it. Good enough luck!

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1/5/14 8:17 P

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emoticon Katie and emoticon to a very supportive and helpful team. You have a lofty goal in mind but you will do it with our help when you need it. We understand the problems and work with each other when we hit the wall (the plateaus and pitfalls). We all do it and soon learn the slow and steady works so much better. Use the trackers every day which are helpful in keeping you accountable as it shows you what you do well and not so well. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
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Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

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If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
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1/5/14 9:24 A

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Hello everyone, I'm Katie :D I'm currently living in the deep freeze of North Dakota with my husband, two daughters (5 and 2), and my mother-in-law (all in the same house). I grew up in Fargo and my dad and brother still live here. I am currently working as an office manager at a technology/payments processing company. My true passion is to craft, and my life goal is to open up "Katie's Craft Nook." An ultimate craft room, full of all the equipment it doesn't make sense to purchase yourself. Right now I have settled for blogging in my spare time with the hopes it will lead to opening up shop one day.

I am excited to join this group because I need someone to hold me accountable to my goals. I tend to be awesome at planning and horrible at execution, in most areas of my life actually. I have put on more weight than I should have due to lack of exercise and poor nutrition. I know I need to be the example and motivator for my family, so it needs to start with me. Unfortunately, I am a perfectionist with an "all or nothing" personality. Instead of starting slow, I jump in full boar and when I can't perform to perfection I tend to give up. My problem is I tend to equate perfection with success...and since perfection will never happen, I internalize that "failure" and totally give up.

My goal for 2014 is to "get over myself" and learn that success can be found in the small steps. Just because things don't go exactly to perfection, I have still been successful because I tried...and it's ok to try again. I also want to start taking small steps toward my big goals and stop trying to make a 180 degree turn, because making small changes a little bit at a time is the key to getting the big changes to stick long term.

I know what I need to do, the trick is to change my thinking and old bad habits...easy in theory...insanely difficult in practice!


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