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honoring my commitment

Thursday, February 21, 2013

It has now been more than a month since I really committed myself to getting my weight and happiness under control. I have have been exercising (cardio) 5-7 days/week and have not gone to the top of my calorie allotment once! I have lost between 11 and 14 pounds (not sure exactly since I weigh tomorrow officially). In all the years that I have yoyo'ed up and down the scale...some with Sparkpeople and some in other ways...I have always had "bad days" upon occasion. In addition, I have allowed things to get me off track...injuries, illness, whatever the excuse of the day might be. But, month in...I feel truly strong and committed to what I am doing. I have been putting ME first instead of others. My family wants to go out to dinner? I am picking the place, not them. It will ONLY be where I feel I can get an enjoyable meal without going over on my calories. I refuse to skip workouts. If my schedule means I can't go at my normal time (which happens seldomly), I will go at another time. But, I WILL GO. This week has been a challenge in my own mind. I have come down with a terrible chest cold. Might be Bronchitis, not sure. But, I made the sickest day my one day off of the week and have gone and worked out while feeling like crap. Some may say I should have stayed home and rested....but I refuse to let all my hard work be in vain. And, I feel better about myself for exercising despite a heavy chest...I got through it o.k., and I will again. I truly believe this time is for good. Because, I am honoring my commitment to myself. I want to be happy, I want to be comfortable, and I want to do activities that don't align with obesity.
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  • COREY04
    Nice work! I hope you feel better soon. We only have one life and you are right: There is so much that doesn't align with obesity. emoticon
    1946 days ago
    You have a great attitude! I, too, started to fully commit to myself at the beginning of the year and I've totally stayed on track and I'm very proud of myself. I've also lost a little over 10 pounds.
    Keep it up!

    1946 days ago
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    It's easy to start, but tough to keep going! Good job :) We are all in this together!
    1946 days ago
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