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Answering Coaching question

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In today's coaching session, I was asked what differences SP has made in my life--what I could do now, etc.

My first thought was "not much," mainly because my over-achieving self thought I SHOULD be a fitness guru by now, at goal weight and with all muscle not fat. HA!! At my age, that's probably not achievable. Even if I was as thin as I'd like to be, I'd still wouldn't look like my 22 year old self any more.

But.... a year or so ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with a feeling of a band tightening around my chest. (Yes, I reported it to my doctor). I also would start breathing slightly heavier if I bent to tie my shoestrings. That "symptom" is entirely gone. Yesterday, as I went down the stairs, slightly faster than normal, I noticed it didn't even make me breathe harder. And my body is almost completely free of arthritic pain.

I have a group of online friends that I look forward to our catching up every day. I read motivating blogs and examples of positive attitude that reminds me of the good things in life.

I haven't been as successful with weight loss as I'd like to be, and hold myself completely accountable for that. This past year, I gained no weight, as opposed to the 12 lbs. of the past two years' accumulation. My biggest problem is the hangup of goal setting. I'm still sabotaging myself the minute I set a goal.

Oddly enough, I read a blog in Spark People this morning that gave me insight into THAT!! Maybe my next blog will be the outcome of its wisdom. Till then....

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    Yes, I also have a hard time with big or little goals. I also have a nightly challenge of what is for supper? :(

    1574 days ago
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