August Reflection...Septemb
er Goals

Friday, September 02, 2011

August saw me slip into a no motivational zone, fight to come back, and struggle along. I say this because it is true. The scale kept going down sometimes with larger numbers, but it kept going down. This fact makes me a little nervous since I can't really get a clear read on what works for me if everything is kind of working.

I motivated others, but slightly short on keeping myself motivated. My sister has fallen back on old habits and goes up and down, and up and down. I keep on her about what she is doing and what she wants, but I am not sure if it is making any kind of impact. My cousin has been making small changes, but again she slips and returns to old habits that aren't exactly good for her. I am not giving up on getting them to be right here with me. I feel bad to be losing weight when I see them struggling like this. I want them right here with me along this journey I want them to want to get healthy. I know they will when they are ready and this isn't something that you can make someone do, but I am going to keep checking in with them and making the most of what I can do for them.

Weight wise I started out at 297.6 lb on 8/3/2011 and am now on 09/01/2011 at 282.8 lb Total lost 14.8 lbs. I am extremely proud to have accomplished that. I set a goal of 8 pounds a month and do all I can while making the right eating choices that I can. I hope to remain ahead of my goals as I know how discouraging it is to be chasing them instead. I am not fooling myself. I know that at some point the amount of weight will get harder and harder to hit, but I am going to keep on pushing it.

August is over and September has begun. This month I want to accomplish:
1. Sign up for the Susan G. Komen 5K - Race for the Cure..it cost $30 and I am almost always living pay check to paycheck, but I really wanna do it.
2. Train for this event well in advance.
3. Lose another 8 lb this month
4. Continue to drink about 100 oz of water a day
5. Continue to work on my plan both food wise and fitness wise...I am gonna figure out what works for me.
6. Stay motivated and motivate others as best as I can

Thank you everyone out in sparks. You make the difference not just in your own journey, but in mine as well. Thank you for the comments, encouragement, goodies, words of wisdom, and just for being such inspirations. Have a blessed rest of the week.

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    Congratulations on your weight lose! And congratulations on sticking with your plan!

    We all do need to find what works for us - and sometimes we can't pinpoint it. But when you see results, it must be working!

    Good luck on the Komen race - I'll be out of town otherwise I would be participating too.
    2754 days ago
    Congratulations on the 14.8 GONE! Claim your victory because that is awesome. Even more awesome is the plan you have in place with all the touchpoints AND your goal to do that Susan G. Komen 5K... it will keep you motivated as you'll be in training mode! I see another stellar month ahead for you!
    Go, go, go!!!
    And bless you for your compassionate and loving heart toward your sister and cousin. Keep moving toward your best and let your fire spark them when they are ready!
    2755 days ago
    Congrats! I am sure you will end up inspiring them more than you will if you feel guilty. Its hard to do this and your doing it anyway. yay
    2756 days ago
    Congrats on a great month!! Keep it up and you will reach your goals in no time. :)

    Don't fret too much over your family members. People have to want to help themselves first. Once they see you making such great progress hopefully they will get on board in their own time.

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    2756 days ago
  • INTHE808
    Awesome! What a great accomplishment of 14.8lbs. I hope you reach your goal of 8 more pounds. I know you can do it!

    Good luck on your Susan G. Komen race. What a great cause. If I can, I'll be sure to root you on at the finish line. Good luck. Don't worry about how fast others are going, but just make sure you just challenge yourself.
    2757 days ago
    Awesome Goals You can do it!! Keep up the great work!!
    2757 days ago
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