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June Journey - Week in Review:

Monday, June 10, 2013

The first week of my June Journey is over and walking to work this morning I pondered my successes and disappointments. I am not using the word ‘failure’ as it is too negative and I want to stay away from that. I feel my biggest success was discovering the word ‘skillpower’. Since that time I have been doing a lot of changes to how I think about food, weight, exercise, happiness, emotions and more… I know that I have to ease up on the pressure I put on myself and have worked on that this past 10 days – I try very hard to stay positive in my thoughts and it has started to make a real difference. I have the knowledge of what I should do i.e. food choices/portions; exercise/sleep and by not stressing out I am actually trusting my brain to make the appropriate choice. Therefore, what I am finding is that I am making better choices.

That to me is skillpower. In making the right choices I am creating the opportunity to succeed in my ultimate goal of losing weight and getting fit. I have discovered that there are lots of different ideas I can use that measures success other than the scales – such as rearranging my closet. I don’t want to be so obsessed with thinking about food choices and instead rely on what I know is correct.

And… when I stepped on the scale Saturday – I was down 2 lbs. Funny though, I look at that number as just a secondary achievement to all the other things I did positive. The number on the scales is important – but it is not my first goal. My first goal is working to become a happier, healthier person with skillpower to enjoy each day to the fullest.

Have a wonderful week ahead! Gwen emoticon
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  • BINGO24
    I had similar revelations as you did. I lost two pounds this week, but suspect some of that is water weight. I am mainly using how my clothing fits as a better gauge. Overall, having the right attitude and doing healthy things will end up rewarding you over the long haul. Your blogs set very good guidelines for every one of us to follow. I really enjoy reading them.

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    1811 days ago
    I find that not focusing on the scale and looking at the non-scale victories works best too. We all know emoticon emoticon the scale is fickle and capricious and sometimes goes up for no particular reason. I weigh myself once in awhile but most of the time what works best for me is to take one day at a time with small goals. We are not perfect and need to cut ourselves some slack. I love that word you use "skillpower" much healthier in mind and spirit then "willpower". I also believe in putting positive thoughts out into the Universe too! I love that new attitude of yours!
    1811 days ago
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