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10/8/12 12:53 P

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No matter how hard it seems, starting today is easier than starting tomorrow.

Reston, Virginia (DC suburbs)

No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.

Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.

 current weight: -2.3  under
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10/8/12 12:32 P

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The scale isn't always my friend either, but I keep moving and I feel better. I did some clean up in my gardens this weekend, and I sure do feel my hips this morning... emoticon

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10/8/12 11:28 A

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and now its time for ACTION, not just attitude. Time to do something about it, not just talk about it.

"It's not so much commitment as it is surrender."
F A I L - First Attempt In Learning.


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10/8/12 11:06 A

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emoticon So true! I am bad at procrastinating but NOT in this area as bad as others. It is a WORKING PROGRESS! I CAN DO IT AND WILL!

 current weight: 224.0 
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10/8/12 7:48 A

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I know that I am ready I will do this. I have my own mini Gym at home with my mini trampoline, my hoola hoop and my trusty treadmill. I wear my pedometer all day and try to get at least 12,000 steps a day.
My aim is to get to goal and I am going to do it. Thanks for all of your help every lovely lady on this thread and a special thankyou to you Joan for being with us all the way.

Rosie Perth Australia (living in Saudi Arabia)

 current weight: 149.0 
MALEXANDER4's Photo MALEXANDER4 SparkPoints: (243,664)
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10/8/12 6:40 A

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Oh Joan How I needed to read this. Thank you for always putting what i'm thinking or feeling to paper or computer as the case may be. I have done so good. I've been walking for the visionwalk and I have walked 6.15 hours last week alone. I watched what I ate and I wrote it down...all of it. and I step on the scales with such confidence of a great loss.... 0.2 emoticon That was it. My first thought was to kick to the scales, or better yet quit. I mean what more can I do? Well there is always more I can do. It was a water retention week, it was muscle and not fat I was weighing...I mean I did lose two inches. So i'm not going to wait till tomorrow to begin this week....i'm already beginning the week today.


If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

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10/8/12 3:26 A

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I'm going to get serious about losing weight....really I am. I'm just waiting for Halloween to be over with, or after we have those friends over for dinner one night. OH and I do plan on getting back to the gym, but that maybe put on hold until after all the holidays are over and done with. Does any of this sound familiar? Now don't get alarmed, I'm just play acting here, but yes I have been known to say and do these very things as I am so very sure some of you out there are just as guilty.
Putting things off or procrastination can undo the best of intentions. We have everything lined up just waiting for everything to be in the right place, the right time to get serious. Procrastination is a very vicious cycle.
"I'll do this!" becomes "I really meant to do this; I'll start tomorrow for sure. Before we know it, today has turned into tomorrow; and all those tomorrows have added up and turned into many weeks and months, sometimes even years if we are not careful. And we've made no progress. We are exactly where we have always been, waiting for the right time to start.
WE can stop this cycle by taking actions. All we have to do is make a start instead of making excuses. Take some baby steps, start by just tracking, it does not have to be putting down your points, but just start by writing down what you are eating throughout the day. We don't even have to invest in a gym membership, we have places to walk and if taking a long walk seems to much, then just park a little further away in the parking lot.
The more we push against procrastination, the easier it will be to break the cycle and move forward. And what faster way to get to our goals. SO START TODAY!!!!!!!!
Make it a GREAT day.
Hugs to all,

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do!"
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