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I figured out why I was feeling so negitive last week.....

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

In 2011 when I decided to try and lose weight again...I didn't focus so much on the number on the scale and I didn't have a goal date in anytime I lost I was just excited about the loss and I went from 240 -215 in 4 months or which point I decided to work on maintaining that weight and that is what I have done for the last 2 I'm ready to lose more weight but, instead of just focusing on losing another 25 pounds I'm obsessing on getting to my goal of 129 by the time I go on my 10 year anniversary cruise....and I need to emoticon other wise if I dont get to that number by then instead of being happy with the progress I did make I will be focusing on the number I didn't get to and I will feel depressed and that is from here on out (not saying I wont have my emotional moments) I am focusing on the long term not a certain number by a certain date..... emoticon
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    I have yo-yo'd dieted SO much. Usually motivated by a special occasion. Once that time came and went my weight has ALWAYS gone back up and some. This time around I am not focusing on a specific event because this is for LIFE! Your post made me remember to stay focused on that thought process (so easy to want a specific number by a specific date)
    1968 days ago
    emoticon You got it, HONEYCOMB!
    1968 days ago
    emoticon It definitely takes the pressure off.
    1969 days ago
  • AERWIN77
    Way to change things to a positive outlook. emoticon

    I think I am in the same boat. I just started this journey on 1/8, I lost 2 lbs the first and second weeks, but this week I went up 1.6 lbs.

    I am so focused on that emoticon that it is going to drive me nuts. One of my goals is to be at 130 by my wedding in May, but I am afraid that if I don't hit that goal then I won't be in a very healthy state of mind on what should be a happy day.

    Instead I have decided to shift my focus to feeling better and let that number come to be whatever it will be at that time in my journey to better health.
    1969 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Way to turn it around! Negative thinking is so toxic to our emotional health!
    1969 days ago
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