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February has come and gone

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Time to own up to how I am doing on these goals --
1. Earn $1.00 for every day I track my food and stay within my calorie range. Well in January I tried punishment and in February I tried reward. Neither works for me. I think I'll take the dollar out of the equation and just focus on creating a streak. So far in March, I've had a one day streak and since it wasn't yesterday, I'll have to start again.

2. Take my measurements every 2 months. I still haven't done this and since I can now wear a shoe and/or be barefoot (not much) I have no excuse.

3. Exercise daily. In February, I missed six days either because I was at a convention or, more recently, because I've been sick with a chest cold. Unless, of course, you'd count the time I spend doing my physical therapy exercises for my foot.

4. Eat a rainbow every day. No problem. Even at convention. I took my homemade trail mix and some prunes which covered every color but orange.

5. Establish a reward system for every 5 pounds I lose. The reward will not be food related. Still haven't done this -- no excuse!

There it is -- warts and all. I certainly think I can do better.
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    I've tried experimenting with different kinds of rewards too. I used a Spark Streak to help me stop a bad habit, but it had nothing to do with my weight or eating habits. I hope you have success with it!

    1898 days ago
    You're doing so great in your recovery. Just following the Dr's orders is a great streak. Sometimes we just have to adapt. We're women, and we're wonderful that way.
    1907 days ago
    Way to go on the rainbow! Not so bad on the acitivity level either, especially all things considered! We all need to step back from time to time and see what's working and what we need to change. We'll all be cheering you on as you get those streaks going!
    1908 days ago
    Well the good thing is you are being honest with yourself and everyone else! You can do it and will succeed! And now that your foot is on the mend it will be easier for you to do some of the things on your list!
    1908 days ago
    Janet, I love your honesty! Way to be accountable. You are such a role model. Thank you.
    1908 days ago
    The past is done and gone, forget about it. My understanding of the law of attraction is that you attract more of what you focus on.
    Focus on today
    Focus on the Positive
    Focus on 1 choice at a time.
    Focus on what you want and what you are willing to do for it.

    Each better choice you make is a worse choice you didn't make.

    Today is a new day and another chance to do it better!

    You can do it!

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    1908 days ago
    A reward? You know my push up streak reward is going to be that fitbit I've been thinking about....now it's only a few days streaking so far but the carrot is hanging out there for me! LOL Today I actually did 2 more than the last couple of days....i think I can, I think I can!

    Good review and plan!
    1908 days ago
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