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40 in 6.5

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

My new goal: to lose 40 lbs. in 6 and 1/2 months. I'm aiming to reach my goal weight of 125 by Dec. 31! My new job is way busier than my old one was. This means that I don't have as much downtime to blog or soak up as much motivation from SP as before. It also makes it more challenging to meal plan and track my food. But impossible? I think not.

I've gained back all of the weight I lost and feel like I did as when I started SP (see my first blog post if you want the nitty gritty details!) I hate that I'm starting over AGAIN, with another promise to myself. Every time I do this, I feel like I lose credibility with myself. My SP friends have been so supportive on this point, and that is such a big help. And, oh my gosh, don't even get me started on the realization that I would be soooo close to my goal weight if I hadn't neglected myself. BUT in the words of Albert Einstein, "You never fail until you stop trying."

I know I'm not the only person struggling with these issues, and we all have our own kind of "busy". Married, single, kids, no kids, job, no job, money, no money...the list goes on. REMEMBER: every time I think I don't have time to take care of myself is exactly the reason why I should. I don't have time because I'm (and take your pick here) a wife/mother/full time employee/starting my own business). But those are reasons why I SHOULD do it!!

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    YOU CAN DO THIS GIRLY emoticon
    2678 days ago
  • SUSANS706
    Oh I hear you!!! I am working more, with less time to do my sparking, and workout! It is actually starting to stress me out. One more item on my to do list. I am also backtracking on my weight loss. It seems like every year I do this!! I was supposed to have been at my goal June 1st, not even close!! I have readjusted my goal, and am not giving up!! One pound at a time, I need to get it through my head that I am not going to lose weight like I did when I was younger, but if I keep going, the weight will come off!!! We can do this!! Love your saying, I am going to borrow it!!
    2678 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/19/2012 5:37:37 PM
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