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October. RESET Goals.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Hello, shiny new month! I've been sputtering stop and go all of September. I managed to take off 4 pounds though, so I guess that's not nothing, right? :) Funny how I think I suck and then I look back and see progress after all! I just deleted all my prior goal info, so today's a clean slate, no more yellow goal line that's outdated and way below where I actually am! That's bugged me forever, so I got rid of it. Goal line starts from today!

The past couple days I've been taking walks outside, it's about a 3 mile trip and I've been doing it in about 50 minutes. So that's a nice effort! Feels good, looks pretty along most of the route. My brother also started taking walks over the past few weeks. He's been photographing the scenery along the way, and posting them on his facebook page. I'm considering stealing his idea, because it's pretty! And it's nice to post something along the lines of I did it today! Without being so blatant about it.

So, this month I want to get myself in the healthy habit of moderating my food once more. I've been very, shall we say, indulgent lately! I've not tracked very consistently. Yesterday I tracked all my eating, despite going over it's still a win that I did it.

How lame to continually be picking myself up, and dusting off the same defeats?! It's easy as 1-2-3 to make good healthy weight loss progress:

1. Drink water
2. Track eating (for me, tracking lends itself to keeping myself in range more often than not)
3. Get some exercise!

On one hand, I'm SO annoyed with myself for stumbling so much! On the other, I'm very very proud that I'm not giving up! I feel silly for repeating the same story, but it's mine so I'll keep on sharing it with whoever wants to listen. :) As discouraging as it is to seemingly continually be getting in my own way, I'm still pushing on, getting out of my own way eventually to make a little progress here and there.
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  • 68ANNE
    I'll listen to your story over and over again! I like it
    1664 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon and emoticon on shedding those pounds! Ata Girl! Lol
    Thanks for sharing your story bcz it's my story too without the 4 pound loss emoticon
    The 1-2-3 thing is super cool. Can it really be that easy for people like us?
    I think you're doing a Sparktacular job! And instead of telling yourself how lame your actions are or how frustrated you are maybe try telling yourself more about what an awesome job you're doing and how you can do better?
    You ARE doing a job to be proud of Emily. Four pounds is a lot of butter - or a bag of sugar but if you lost that much without giving it your all ..... just imagine.
    Let's get healthier this month. It's required.
    1664 days ago
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