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Sunday, June 02, 2013

I'm told that honesty is the best policy, so here it is:

I've been slacking hardcore for the past two years. Actually, slacking doesn't even begin to describe what I've been doing. I've been self sabotaging myself and allowing all of my faults to take the foreground. I've had multiple small lapses of motivation; the kind that I think of in my head but never do anything about. You know those moments when you pump yourself up mentally and are all gun-ho about "doing it this time" while you look down to see that you just devoured an entire container of icecream.

I have plenty of reasons why I need to lose weight and get fit. I am certainly not lacking there. I want to wear a little black dress to my court date that finalizes my divorce, I want to wear a tiny little club outfit out dancing, I want to run a 10K, I want to feel comfortable in a bikini, and health. Can't forget about health reasons!

So now, faced with an ultimate reason to look stunning- my most favorite driving force of motivation. To make someone else jealous. Now, before you go judging me (judge me all you want after you understand me... you at least need a basis for your judgement). I am going through a divorce and there would be no better satisfaction than showing up smoking hot to the next function that I see my ex and his new set of boobs at. The new... I have no words to describe her- is a relative of mine... so I know I will be seeing my ex again. Gah!

The next time that I am going to be seeing family and relatives is on July 4th... and since I work the best when there is competition, I made a bet with a friend for $100. Who ever loses the most (percentage) weight and inches, wins the money from the other person.

On June 4th, I am taking all new "starting" photos and measurements.

I am an easily obsessed person who gets stuck on things quickly. My current addiction is rewatching all of the episodes of Nip/Tuck. In one of the episodes, Julia Macnamara makes the comment on how, "nutrition is the new plastic surgery." This got me thinking back to wanting to try clean here is my plan!!

I am going to track my nutrition daily and stay on track
I am going to exercise daily and stay on track
I am going to walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day
I am going to WIN $100!! no.. scratch that- EARN $100!!
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    omg I am sooooooo sorry to hear about the divorce :( and especially that he is with a family member, that is low! I have a sneaking feeling it's the low life cousin we've talked about? None of my business though, I'm just a curious person.

    Anyways, I feel you on the Jealous thing. I have had my fair share of "I'm gunna lose so much weight to rub it in so & so's face next time I see them!" haha

    I think exercising will be a good outlet for you with the divorce as well.
    1802 days ago
  • KNH771
    Your goals seem perfectly reasonable and on-track. Who can complain about food journaling, exercise and 10,000 steps? And a little friendly competition is just a bonus. Good luck!

    1817 days ago
    Reason might be shallow, but having a couple exes of my own, I understand totally. So go win that 100 bucks And rub the ex's nose in it! It's a win/win from my perspective.
    And seems to me there are much worse ways to celebrate a divorce ha ha!
    1818 days ago
  • RD03875
    You can do it! I'm rooting for you!
    1818 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    You will show them!
    The prospect of losing the money will be great at keeping you going
    1818 days ago
    I'm sure you will win that money with no problem. I know what it feels like to want to look hot when you see your ex. I'm glad to see you're back. We're here for support any time you need us.

    1818 days ago
    Please keep in mind that you want to make these changes part of your daily lifestyle OR you will NOT keep it off. Divorce is an awful thing--I know, I am going thru one myself. Sometimes THAT causes me to lose my appetite and exercise more--just to keep myself busy so I don't keep thinking too much. So good luck and I hope to see your progress in your blogs. emoticon
    1818 days ago
    Haha, you and I have, somewhat the same, motivation. To many the reasons are shallow, but in the end, if it is what motivates us to get on the right track in a good way, then who cares!

    If you don't have major health issues hanging over your head (diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bad knees, etc.) then what other REAL motivation is there other than, "Yeah, i probably should lose the chub..."??

    I'm totally here for you and will be taking new starting pictures myself. I signed up for a DietBet online, so I have 28 (27 now) days to lose 12.5 pounds. I can do that and YOU can get that $100!
    1818 days ago
    Agree with GRIZ on that! You go girl... take the kick start and enthusiasm and run with it! & welcome back :)
    1818 days ago
  • MOM2OR
    emoticon emoticon I think those are GREAT motivators!!! Good luck on "earning" the money. I know you can do it!!!!!!!!!!
    1818 days ago
    When it comes to health & fitness & weight loss, ANY motivation is good motivation for me! So if jealousy & pettiness is making you work your a$$ off right now--GOOD FOR YOU! Use it! Make it happen! That little black dress will thank you for it! :)
    1818 days ago
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