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I want I want I want

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This may be a boring blog - feel free to skip over it. It's just a running list of the things I want in life that I have been sabotaging in the depths of my pantry every night.

I want to:
- buy a cute dress
- feel sexy
- have enough energy to be enthusiastic more days than not
- feel confident
- feel effective & competent
- not dread any of my days
- not feel pain in my ankles every day
- not feel bloated every morning
- wear a bathing suit confidently
- be the person I am in my head

So today I'm going back to the fast break goals. I'm using Spark Coach to get back to basics. But this time I will use different fast break goals than last time. Last time I picked ones I knew I could do easily, and to some extent was already doing. This time I'm picking ones I'm not certain I can do every day, but they seem achievable enough.

I have to do something to break this cycle of lose 2lb, gain 3. I'm up 18lb from my lowest weight about a year ago, and instead of feeling all icky about it and wanting to turn away and just "be done," I am going to try and work toward my original goal which I never reached, and not see it as re-losing weight I already lost (this part will be the HARDEST for me - not seeing it that way). But I'm going to try and see it as trying a different path to my goal. So I'm simply trying to develop new healthy consistent habits that will lead me to my goal. My original goal. Which is now exactly 40lb away.

Some of you have lost a lot more than that. I never have. I lost 20lb at one point and kept it off for a few years, then when trying to lose the next 25lb, I got off kilter somehow and have ended up in this crazy up and down cycle. So, I'm not going to focus too hard on the pounds, but on habits.

I've easily got the 8 cups of water per day. I've got the journaling 3x/wk. And unless I'm sick, and even sometimes when I am sick, I've got the 10m of exercise per day. So I'm choosing different habits to tackle this time. Maybe I'll talk about them in another blog another day. For now I want to celebrate that my other 3 fast break goals are definitely keepers, now I'm going to work on the new ones and hope I don't forget about these 3 old ones (it's why I'm mentioning them here).
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  • no profile photo CD8667808
    I love your list! I love the idea of having 3 little goals. Don't forget! emoticon
    3225 days ago
    Great attitude. I know what you mean about having to stop thinking of it as "losing the same xxx lbs again." I'm trying not to do that right now as well. emoticon
    3225 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2219650
    Rethink perfection. Goals are just goals. Not meeting them doesn’t make you a failure, not setting them, might.

    A friend of mine wrote this in her blog today and it really resonated with me. It seems quite timely for you as well. As I've said before - this is something that I really admire about you - you pick yourself up and move on. You're awesome and you really embody the spirit of what I said in the first paragraph.

    Looking forward to hearing some specifics about your new goals (if you want to share them)

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    3228 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10364891
    emoticon goals..I'm using Spark Coach as well. I like the 2 week trial - not sure I'll continue but it's a great reminder of the basics. You can definitely do this. emoticon
    3228 days ago
    3228 days ago
    I love this!!! And I love the last statement: to be the person that you are in your head.
    I can relate to this exactly! That is why I am so surprised when I see my reflection - who is this thick woman in the mirror? - I feel like a size 6, so why am I pulling a 10 over my butt?
    I need some mini goals too. Let's huddle up baby! That will better our chances right? I think so! Strength in numbers for certain things at least.
    Be sure to post your follow up blog, ok?
    : )
    3228 days ago
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