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Reality check time...

Friday, April 30, 2010

Working my way to getting back on track. I’ve cut down on the bread and have been logging my food and drinking water. The next priority will be to get into a routine of doing some cardio on a regular basis.

I reached my first goal of 50 pounds in mid-October, and have been backtracking since then, getting close to that goal weight, but something has always come up to throw me off course.

It’s reality check time. There’s no way that I’ll be able to reach my new goal weight of 190 lbs by October. It’s already May, and I know that dropping over sixty pounds in five months is never going to happen, so it’s time to make some adjustments. So what are more realistic goals for me? Well… numbers-wise, at 1 lb a week, for the next 23 weeks (going to keep mid-October as my goal date), would be reasonable – that would be 23 pounds gone by my next birthday. That would put me, based on today’s weigh-in, at 231 lbs. That’s very reasonable, and reachable.

Now I have to ask myself some questions, and be honest when I answer them. I know that I’ll need time to really think about what my answers will be.

How much do I want this for myself?
How important is it to me to succeed?
What commitments do I need to make in order to succeed?
What will I do to ensure that I stick to the commitments that I make?
What will the plan be if I should do some backsliding and neglect my commitments?

So many questions…..

I better get busy thinking of my answers….

Life is good, in spite of everything.

More photos of flowers in my garden:

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    Those are some really good questions. I think I need to work on my answers to them. I think your plan is very reasonable and doable.

    Love the pictures, too. It is hard to feel down when there is such beauty around you.
    3954 days ago
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