July Retrospective

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

First of all let me say (DRUMROLL) - I did lose 20 lbs. My goal was 30. I was shooting for the stars and landed somewhere in the clouds which still puts me ahead of the game, but my real progress was made on the emotional front.

With me, as with most, 2011 and 2012 have come with their fair and unfair share of adversities and my attitude has been less than favorable. I was frustrated, depressed, in a constant state of complaining and fault finding which was getting me no where. I decided to take control. Before any permanent physical changes could occur, there was a certain amount of mental homework that had to take place. All battles are won and lost in the mind.

First there had to be an honest assessment of where I was. Second, I had to be willing to take complete responsibility for the state that I was in. No blaming, no projecting, pure ownership. I am HERE, because of the choices and decisions I have made up to this point. Once I did those things my heart and mind were clear and I was able to determine where I wanted to be and create a roadmap to get there.

This has been a pivotal month, but my work is not done...Looking forward to what August will bring.
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    Progress at its finest indeed. Keep on losing and making it happen.
    2120 days ago
    BUt no matter what, you did it, problems and all, you persevered and did it. 1 pound is not easy to lose, let alone 20 but look at you, you did it! You planned for sure, you worked it out, no doubt and you assessed the aftermath and the bottom line is you're a winner cause you did it and didn't give in to adversity so yeah OWN IT proudly! August is going to be the best for both of us or just another great month and how about that! You go woman! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2122 days ago
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    You go girl! You are definitely working it out, both physically and emotionally. That's what I call a "progress maker"! Keep on keeping on.
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    2123 days ago
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