Time to re-evaluate

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I have decided it is time to re-evaluate my goals and desires for my weight loss. I have been living in my private pity party long enough (a couple weeks and I am sick of it) and have decided to review everything. I took a hard look at myself and realized that if I do not come up with a plan and stick to it I will never get back to where I want to be. I have updated my Spark page, added pictures of myself which I have never done since I don't like to see pictures of myself. Reminds me of how much weight I have gained. Inside I still feel like my normal self, not my overweight self. I feel like the woman I was until about 9 years ago. When I see a picture I am horrified by how much weight I have allowed myself to gain. The worst part is, my initial reaction when I was looking through pictures was to get a crazy is that? I realized I will need to do some cognitive restructuring there. By the way, I did not have the snack :)

Today, I am starting over. New day, new month, new year (just had my birthday last week). I am going to start tracking my food again and stay in my calorie range. I am also heading to the treadmill when I log off and plan to start walking at least 5 days a week again. I always feel better when I exercise and it seems like the toning sometimes helps more than the actual pounds lost. I am also going to plan some short term goals and note them on my sparkpage to remind me of what they are. I posted the pictures to remind me where I am starting and where I plan to end up. My goal weight is based on my previous weight that I was comfortable at. It is within my healthy BMI and I felt confident at that size. When I cleaned out my closet I saved the suit I am wearing in my goal picture so that I will know when I have reached my destination. Hopefully along the way I will pick up healthy habits that will last the rest of my life.
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  • PATTYS74
    Hey Jeanette,
    Well I just looked at you newly updated page and I am so proud of you. First I want to say you are a lovely person. Weight is on the outside, what inside is so much more important. You seem to have lots of love around you. We should just want to take the weight off to be healthier people. You seem like you are starting to like yourself because you have added pics, which is a big step in the right direction. The reason we lose weight is what makes it hard. If you say I do like myself and I WANT to lose weight to feel better and yes we can want to look better too...females always want to look better.. lol. But not saying I HAVE to lose the weight to be better. That's what is hard. I am so proud of you I think you have made a big step in the right direction. Keep up the new attitude and keep blogging and telling us how you are doing.
    4213 days ago
    Having a positive outlook and making a plan is the first step (and at times, the most difficult step). I'm positive you'll make it :)
    4214 days ago
    emoticon You can do it!!!!!!!!
    4214 days ago
    SOUNDS GOOD emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4214 days ago
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