"The day after..."

Friday, February 15, 2013

I sit here this morning, drinking my coffee and planning my week. It's Friday, the day after my weekly official weigh in. You see, I'm a planner. When I take the time to plan out my meals for the week it helps keep me on track. My goal this year is to take off 100 pounds and without planning my route, I can't see how I will be able to get there. So, I plan, plan and plan some more. It's not only my meals, but also evaluating what's worked so far and what I can improve to make my goals happen.

As the week gets closer to my weigh in, the excitement of losing on that scale Thursday I'm pumped and can't wait to get on that scale to see how much closer I am to my goal weight. Yes, I have that "Spark" and I want to keep that spark going. We've all had it at one time or another, that spark to make it happen, but then something happens and that spark dims, and before we know it we're right back into those bad habits that got us over weight and unhealthy in the first place. I don't want that to happen this time, so I plan on how to feed that spark, just like feeding a fire. Without tending to a fire, it would eventually die out. There might be hot embers buried underneath the ashes but it would take some work to get the fire roaring again. I'd prefer to keep feeding my spark daily instead.

Last night at my weigh in I was the biggest loser of the week in my group of about 20. I had a 3 lb. loss for the week. I've lost steadily for the last 6 weeks. At this point I'm ahead on the small goals I've set for myself...a weekly goal to lose 2 lbs.....a monthly goal to keep me on track to reach my big goal...and a yearly goal to lose 100 lbs.

So, here I sit, the day after....that weekly goal met, looking at another week to make it happen all over again!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon keep up the great work!!
    2185 days ago
    You are inspiring others to keep going and have a plan. emoticon
    2190 days ago
    Grats on the 3 lb loss! Setting those goals and planning on how to get there really is one of the keys to success, another being actually applying the plan! You've been doing great and you'll be able to carry that momentum for a long time.
    2190 days ago
    Congratulations on your weight loss this week! 3 pounds is a lot! It's so rewarding to get on the scale and see that much weight loss, it makes you want to continue on that successful path! emoticon on the planning!
    Have a great day and weekend!

    2191 days ago
    emoticon Keep up the GREAT work and keep that spark alive! YOU are doing such a beautiful job taking care of yourself! emoticon
    2191 days ago
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    Congrats! Planning IS the key to success! emoticon emoticon
    2191 days ago
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