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My changes for February......

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I am trying to do this right this time, my life is depending on that! So each month I am going to make 2-3 SMALL changes. Every time I start this journey I go all out and try to lose as much as I can right off which always back fires and I burn out quickly. Part of the problem was, I have several friends and family members who have recently lost weight, and had done so quickly (some had the operation and some just did it on their own) and I was trying to be like them. What I needed to realize is, I am NOT them, I am me and need to do what's right for me. So, with those same friends and family by my side, cheering me on to do this my way, here I go again!

For the month of February I am becoming accustomed to using smaller utensils. It takes so much longer to eat a meal with a small utensils and by then end of my meal I am feeling almost full, content like. Plus, I moved all the "fattening" food (condiments, jelly, syrup, etc.) to the back of the refrigerator, I usually grab whatever is towards the front, so this is working well for me.

I also have come to terms with the fact that my body is not at the same age I am. I am not in good health, so trying to rush into the gym and workout like everyone else is not realistic! I need to work up to that. So, I searched around on here and found and awesome team, The Chair Exercise Team (hope I put the name right!). Right now, this is perfect for me. I just need to get myself moving, my blood pumping, and my heart rate going WITHOUT doing more harm to my body than good. So, I put aside all the equipment, workout games, and schedules I use to use ( we will meet again some day!!) and will be using some videos off SP to workout in a chair until I get to a healthier place in life. Who knows, maybe I will like it so much I will keep it as part of my routine, :).

I guess I will actually have four changes for this month (the utensils, moving the food to the back of the fridge, changing the way I exercise and now this one). I spend A LOT of time on Facebook playing games ( Sims Social, Hidden Chronicles, Words with friends, Cityville, and mind jolt games). I need to drop some games and limit my time on the ones I keep. I really like words with friends, sims social, and hidden chronicles BUT that is still to much, so I need to cut at least one of those out OR say only 15 minutes a day on each game. It may still sound like a lot but is way LESS than what I play now (sometimes I am in front of this computer ALL day!!)

I know it sounds like a lot of change but the first 2 are already easily done, it is just the second 2 I need to work on. I WILL DO THIS!!! My life and my son are depending on me to do so!

Until Next Time,
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    emoticon This sounds a lot like the Feb challange for our team "Adirondack Fan Club" ONE CHANGE each month. Hop on our daily "Reflections" forum if you would like to help us all keep acccountable. emoticon
    2328 days ago
    emoticon You sound determined and seem to have a good plan!! Remember to be kind to yourself and realize emoticon ! Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
    2328 days ago
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