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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I achieved my goal of getting started exercising, and I failed at my goal of stress-eating. I plan to use my pride in the success to overcome the failure. I feel even better than I thought I would! I slept better (although still not long enough), and today I feel motivated to continue! I know this is "beginner's high"...the rush of a new initiative...but I don't care. I'll ride it and use it, and find other motivation when it wanes.

The stress eating may be tougher and take longer to beat than I thought...there are so many emotions surrounding the bad habit/defense.....and the problem is, even though I feel guilty and regretful, my stress does go down when I snack. Historically, this is a very stressful time for me, AND i am in a new job and new relationship. Of course, these are all reasons to take very good care of myself!! Well, I have beaten this before, there's no reason I shouldn't be able to beat it again. It's a little bigger than I thought, however.

My goals for today: heathy meals and snacks, small portions, cardio, a walk, hula-hooping, and an improvement of some kind in my stress eating...either less, or healthier. Too much?? I think I can do it...I'm on vacation, so I have time, and I'm riding that wave of getting started!! I'll let you know. Good luck to everyone in making progress on whatever goals you set!!
~Mona Kay
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    Thanks all....so far so good today!
    2006 days ago
    Little steps at a time -- set 1 goal and do it for 3 weeks until it is a habit and then go onto the next little goal. Start with drinking a minimum of 8 8 ounce glasses a day
    2006 days ago
    I read somewhere on Spark that becasue it's the holiday season, one shouldn't be too worried about losing weight right now. They suggested trying to maintain for the holidays, then it will be much easier to get back to weight loss goals. Just a thought. Glenn
    2006 days ago
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    oNE DAY, oNE MINUTE, ONE mEAL AT A TIME. emoticon
    2006 days ago
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