Lemon Challenge-Week 1

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Week 1 challenge is to list 5 things that are holding me back.

1. Me. I doubt myself and give up too easily. My boss is always pointing out to me that, when I want or need something for my store, I take 'No' for an answer too easily. He is right! I do that in every aspect of my life. I do it at work. I do it at home. I do it with my exercise. I do it with my eating. If it's hard or complicated, I shy away from it. It's called choosing the path of least resistance. I take the easiest path. And that, my friends, is what got me here to begin with.

2. Lack of focus. I don't take the time to focus on Me. It seems that everything is just so busy and I don't have time to take for me. I need to make time!

3. Tracking. I am not as diligent as I should be with my food tracker. I really need to take the time to track what I am eating again. No excuses.

4. Lack of support. I am trying to go this alone and it is not working. I have my SP support but I need to build a support network at home.

5. And last, but not least: Smoking. Yes, yes, I know...Why are you smoking? You are killing yourself! Just quit! I know all the statistics and all the reasons why I should quit. I have been a smoker for 21 years and I know I have to quit to make the life changes I want. I have seen first-hand the effects of years of smoking on many people in my life and I don't want to be another statistic. Anyone who has ever been a smoker knows that this is a personal battle that can be the easiest or the hardest thing to do. I have personally known people that can pick them up and put them down like they are nothing and I have known people that battle so hard to put them down and still can't do it. For me, it's hard.

Bonus~Reflecting-What I want to work on during this Fall Challenge.
- I want to focus on quitting smoking. I am going to try my hardest to cut back and finally, to quit completely.

- I am also going to work on building a support network here at home. Finding someone to exercise with me and help with accountability.

I want to rock this challenge! Go Lemons!
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  • LISAMG1220
    Hey Lemon friend! Right there with you on working to break the nicotine habit. I do sparkpeople and a weekly weight loss class at my Y, so I understand about needing a home connection. Just know that no matter what we are here for you. We can do this together! :)
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    3243 days ago
    I have been known to take the path of least resistance, too. We can do this girl. I have quit smoking a few times in my life.. I really wish you the best!!! If you are ever interested in trying electronic cigarettes I can tell you about my experience with them.

    I know you are going to rock this challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3243 days ago
    You've addressed your issues.....now it is time to put your plan into action!

    Always know you have the support of your LEMON friends!
    3244 days ago
    Good for you - I know it will be hard but you can quit smoking!
    I am so proud of you for trying.
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    Love this blog. I think the first step to success is writing down your struggles instead of keeping them in your mind. I would love to hear how this challenge is going for you. So keep us posted.
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