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Day #1 (Retry #785)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Welcome to day #1, or in all actuality more like day #785, of my journey to get healthy. There have so many things holding me back from getting healthy. Fear. Depression. Laziness. Insecurity. Comfort. But I am finally done with living this way and I am determined to do something about it. So, today I created a health journal and binder. I am hoping that this will help me stay on track.

In my binder I created a rewards list for when I reach certain weight loss goals.

~My Weight Loss Rewards~

25 = New Purse & Wallet

50 = Mani & Pedi (my first ever!)

75 = I want to get the following quote tattooed near my collar bone.

100 = New Cruiser Bicycle with basket

125 = Paris Quote Tattoo on my Foot

This is the quote I want and in place of the "a" in Paris there will be an Eiffel tower.

150 = New Pair of High Heels

175 = Spa & Massage Day

200 = This quote Tattoo on my Arm

225 = Garter Tattoo on my Leg

Goal Weight = Trip to California or Las Vegas

My healthy journal includes two collages I competed in the past, a paper with adjectives that describe the person I want to be, weight loss rewards, a weight loss progress chart with stickers, my weight loss chart, my measurements, my blogs with reasons to lose weight, 30 things to do before I turn 30, loose leaf paper for a daily health journal, and my bucket list.

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  • JOURNEY1986
    You just inspired me to make a scrap book of my journey! I've been doing a power point type version, but I'm craftier than that.

    Thank you! Now I'm so excited to get started!! You rock!
    1738 days ago
    your book sounds amazing! i just restarted my journey myself 37 days ago! and i came across a quote on facebook and im pretty sure it was a sparkpeople one but every time im having alil trouble i refer back to it "a year from now you will wish you started today" its a very moving quote for me, it gets me thinking well i started and i cant wait to see where ill be in a year! i wish you the best of luck on your journey and i know you can reach each of your goals you have set for yourself and i cant wait to see the pictures of your goal gifts to yourself!
    1743 days ago
    Thank you for all the support! I really appreciate it! Also, CHRISTASP I love the idea of writing down what i have already learned about being healthy.
    1743 days ago
    "There have so many things holding me back from getting healthy. Fear. Depression. Laziness. Insecurity. Comfort."
    How about writing a list to keep in that binder of the things you have already learned, the assets you have, and the qualities and circumstances you intend to create / develop that will help you to be healthy?
    1744 days ago
    Your health binder sounds awesome. I used to use one regularly. It had my vision collage, rewards list, helpful articles to keep me on track, ideas for fun exercises, pages for keeping a food journal, and other stuff. I haven't used it in ages though, except to check my lists of reward ideas. After reading your post, I'm thinking about using it again. Good luck with your goals. Your tattoos sound like they'll be awesome! I'm too chicken to get tattoos, but I like to look at them and appreciate the art. Have a fabulous day!
    1745 days ago
    1745 days ago
    Here's to not giving up and starting again, I'm with you! emoticon
    1745 days ago
    You're not going to have enough room for those tattoos - you're going to be tiny!!! I feel like we are (re)starting both on the same day. We can totally do this!!!
    1745 days ago
    Love the idea of the health binder! It's a great motivator!

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