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Time for a Change

Monday, May 13, 2013

This morning's blog didn't include my regular words with the poster, because I couldn't find the words at that time. Now that I have been up for a bit and reflecting, I realize that I need to make some permanent changes in my life if I am ever going to achieve the goals I am striving for.

I'm good at talking the talk - and motivating others - but it's time to walk that talk and do something incredibly different to obtain the results I'm after.

Challenge yourself to achieve such amazing feats that the results will astound even you. ~ Robin Jay

So what needs to change for me? Well I think that I need to come clean and say I need to completely abstain from alcohol for some time. I had a great 11 day streak and then on Friday enjoyed drinks, but it rolled into 3 days worth and I am DONE with that pattern! It's obvious I can not practice a good moderation plan, so I need to abstain completely.

On our team Cutting Down the Booze - someone posted about this 100 day challenge and I'm signing up! tiredofthinkingaboutdrin
The longest I ever went before was 30 days in a row and that was not easy but so worth how I felt after doing so. I'm not sure if this means I will quit forever - but for sure I need to do something 'different'.

For those who don't drink this may sound easy breezy - but for my fellow teammates on Cutting Down the Booze... well you know it won't be easy for me - but thankfully that's what is so wonderful about SP! I know I will have the support of some wonderful, understanding and non-judgemental people who will cheer me on.

So here's to emoticon which happens to coincide with the Spark Solution 2 week challenge... while I'm not following their meal plans exactly - I am going to follow in principle and matching calories and activity.

I am on week 4 of my 5-Factor challenge and while I skipped my weigh in yesterday, I'm going strong with the routine/workouts. No more messing up on weekends!

Here's to the beginning of a new week!
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