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Thursday, April 18, 2013

So I recieved the Spark book and started reading it. I really believe in this program and all the helpful hints and goal setting etc. My main problem really boils down to motivation to actually DO it. I can plan and set goals all day long - but it won't matter at all unless I follow it up with true action. So I've decided to slow things down a bit. Instead of trying to do every thing at once and then get burned out - just concentrate on one goal at a time.

Like for instance, I like to have my fried egg sandwich in the morning from the cafeteria at work. It use to have sausage, egg, cheese on an english muffin with mayo and mustard. The calories for that was around 600 calories - almost half my daily allowance. Now I only order the egg and cheese from the cafeteria and bring my own 45 calorie a slice bread and I have swapped plain greek yogurt for the mayo and added sliced tomatos. Now my fried egg sandwich is only 275 calories and it tastes just as good - even better since I know I am saving over 300 calories!

I'm thinking that once a week or once every two weeks I incorporate one new habit or one new goal that I work at making a habit until it is a working part of my life. I'm thinking that my new goal will be that I wont watch tv until 7pm. Right now I get home from work around 3:30pm and watch tv most nights until bedtime. If I wait until 7pm to start watching tv I can use all that time to work on other things that I haven't been keeping up on like practicing the guitar (and practicing the guitar can actually be counted as exercise!) two birds with one stone. The point is not to overload myself with changes - I'm thinking that a long term goal will be to reach 130 by the time I am 50. It would be nice if it happened sooner. I'll just keep plugging along!
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