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I have already made a virtual model of myself at goal weight and put some of the clothes I would like to be able to wear on it and have it posted within my photo gallery. I do look at this for motivation continually.

I also have pulled out pictures of when I was a size 9/10, which seems like another era in time. But, will hopefully reach that again.

I know when I am slimmer, I can walk further, breathe easier, keep up with my son and puppy more, look better and feel tons better, and I look forward to not having to try on so many clothes to find one outfit that looks ok.

I keep track of my caloric, carb and sodium intakes daily. Though will start working on how I am feeling daily and see if there is a pattern on when I feel better and not, so I can increase activity those days. Sadly, I fight an inner ear issue that makes me dizzy often, so it is a battle to get exercise done on a daily basis, but what I am up to gets done!

A healthy goal for me, is the 1 to 2 pound loss weekly. I was doing good until I hit yet another plateau, so going to see what I can do to shake it up a bit. I know one of my obstacles is that I am on three medications that tend to cause weight gain, so I fight to overcome that. My goal is to be off these medicines in the future.

This journey will be a long process, as it did not happen overnight and I have a lot going on that will not allow an instant drop in weight, only a turtle's pace, but any pace is better than none!! At least a gradual edging towards my ultimate goal is closer to better health and I am worth it!

-Cindy-
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The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


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HLTHYLIVNCCJ's Photo HLTHYLIVNCCJ Posts: 5,366
10/2/09 12:27 P

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Happy Friday to you!

Do you know the difference between someone that gets to their ideal goal weight, and those that never do? They know that getting there takes time AND visualizing what it will be like when they get there.

Your goal today is in TWO PARTS.

First:

VISUALIZE YOURSELF AT GOAL. There are many ways to do this:

*Clip out photos in magazines/newspapers of what your body will look like

*Go back and find photos of yourself when you were slimmer

*Make a list of things you will be able to do when you are slimmer (i.e. going for a brisk 2 mile walk without stopping, buying clothing right off the rack, etc.)

*Get out (or buy) your goal weight size clothing. I would suggest going to a thrift store and not spending a bunch on this. Your size might be even smaller when you get to goal.

*Go online and make a "virtual you" at goal. Printing out the picture (or posting it on your Sparkpage) can really motivate you!


Second:

*Write down what you need to do to get to goal

*A healthy weight loss is between 1-1.5lbs. a week (when you are really working on eating right, exercise, drinking water, and getting your rest). How much weight do you need to lose to get to goal? With hard work, YOU CAN GET TO GOAL.
Realize that getting to goal TAKES TIME. You can give yourself a time frame, however, you need to realize that this is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE. The weight did not come on overnight. It will take dedication and self-worth to get to a new you.

*Think positive! YOU ARE WORTH THIS! You deserve to live an active lifestyle. You deserve to live longer and spend time with those you love. YOU ARE WORTH THIS!

*How about making a journal? Do you write on your blog? Sometimes, just getting things down on paper (or electronically) can help you work through a tough day. Consider keeping track of more than calories!


-Cindy-
Member of Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet Team

Member of Lowering Salt Intake Team

The greatest success is the ability to rise from failure.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. " - Walt Disney


 Pounds lost: 17.0 
 
0
22.5
45
67.5
90
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