Plans for change

Monday, September 16, 2013

Holy Cow. I just realized that at a 2 lb per week rate, I could be under 200 by New Year's. I really want to get there. Last night, I realized that the reason why pants don't fit me very well is because I have a size 10 frame and a 20-22 body. (In pattern sizes, not clothing sizes!) that just makes fitting the pants nearly impossible. The fabric just doesn't lay the way I want it to. I'm going to put them away for a while and concentrate on diet and exercise to help me out. I have a couple plans to help me out here.

1. Losing 2 lb a week puts me at 198 right at New Year's. that's motivation in itself.

2. Put $2 in a jar for every workout I complete. (beginning to end). I'll use this fund for fun stuff.

3. Track my nutrition religiously. If it goes in my mouth, it is tracked.

4. I'm keeping my weight reward system as well, but most rewards won't cost money. We'll be moving in December, so my instinct is to pack everything right now, but I'm not doing that. Each time I hit a weight goal, I get to pack a box or two.

5. I'm going to print off a calendar and buy some stickers for nutrition and workouts. I want to be able to earn my stickers! (If it worked for me then, I'm sure it'll work for me now!)

6. I plan to make motivation jars for pounds lost and pounds to go.

Here's to sticking with it and making the difference. I want to make the patterns fit without too much alteration. I'd love to shop on the clearance rack, too!
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  • RR1_RR1
    Thats a really cool idea! I think Ill join you in the jar reward system. Im kinda poor though so Ill have to make it 25cents each time lol. It'd be cool to do that for all kinds of goals too. emoticon
    2827 days ago
    Your plans sound great. I used to do stickers on the calendar, but forgot how much I liked that. Thanks for the reminder.
    You can do it!!!
    2828 days ago
    Good ideas - I'm also striving for under 200 - my sis and I call it Onederland!
    2828 days ago
    Good luck
    2828 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Love the visual stickers!!

    Get that motivation out out in front of you every day. Is there a board where you can count down days left to New year and pounds left to lose?
    2828 days ago
    You've got some great strategies there. I love stickers. Maybe I should try that one!
    Thanks for sharing,
    2828 days ago
    Sounds like a plan, now to put into action!
    2828 days ago
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