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Fall 5% Challenge team goals

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight.
1. to hear things from my husband like I heard yesterday: you are really pretty when you smile. You really have a beautiful face.
2. to be more limber so that I can play with my grandchild
3. to be healthier so that I will be able to recover from setbacks quicker (like my recent attack of poison ivy)
4. to overcome depression which comes when I give in to emotional eating
5. to enjoy the cooler weather which I hope will come soon in the fall
6. to be able to do a 5K sometime during this challenge with my husband

What do you want to change?
1. OK I need to be more active and do the things I need to do and not be sitting so much.
2. I want my home to be more organized.
3. Organized life will lead to organized eating.

How do you want to look?
1. thinner
2. have a brighter smile
3. have a more enjoyable outlook - for people to be able to tell that I am working on my health

How do you want to feel?
1. More energized
2. More social
3. Less depressed
4. confident

What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?
1. this fall, for two weeks at Thanksgiving, my husband and I are plannign to take a two week trip. I don't want it to be all sitting and reading. and watching TV, I want to be able to do some hiking, with him. It will be cooler and we can do that.
2. In early November I am going to Galveston with a friend, and there is a beach there. I want to put on my swimsuit and walk on the beach. And not worry about what people will think about me.
3. Just after Thanksgiving I will be watching my granddaughter when my daughter goes back to work. I will need the energy to take care of a 4 month old 20+ hours per week.

And list all the OTHER things that you want to change!
I just got new glasses, they make me feel so much better about myself. They make me look younger. and I love that feeling. (I am 57 now). I have even worn makeup the last three days since I got them, and I haven't done that in years. I want to feel good enough about myself to care what I look like and wear just a little bit of makeup that makes me feel good about myself.

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    Excellent reasons for doing this. Galveston is a lovely place.
    It's been my experience when I travel to warmer places in October or November that the beaches are pretty empty because it's getting colder for the people used to that climate. Coming from the north, we enjoy the change to warmer temperatures and love the beach. I had to laugh that we arrived in Los Angeles in shorts while the person meeting us at the airport was wearing a hooded parka.
    2065 days ago
    Great reasons and goals! You're doing so well! So proud of you!
    2069 days ago
    Great blog! What a great way to lay it all out there and find your focus.
    2069 days ago
  • COLLIMA Wow! that's huge! Since I've been working at home, I just haven't bothered...haven't dyed my hair husband says it "sparkles in the sun"!!! (isn't that a nice way to say it is gray?)

    BTW, we are the same age.

    Sensible eating really does lead to clarity of thought...that is for certain.

    You are certainly off to a great start on this challenge!

    2070 days ago
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