Starting over for the 65457 time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

This may be the umpteenth time I've started over. But, this time WILL be the last. I actually took official "before" photos this time. I want to post them, but I'm too chicken at this time. I will, but I'm not ready just yet. They were hard to look at, to say the least. I've created a folder in my email and every week I will post new pics along with my weight. Eventually, I will do this here..when I'm ready.

So, I tracked everything I ate today. I also did the Jillian Michael's 30 day shred. Man alive! I will be sore tomorrow! lol.

A lot of things have changed over the past few months. I left my boyfriend of 6 years. I'm starting over. I have my own place, doing my own thing again. It feel liberating. Now, it's time for this last bit to fall into place. It was hard to leave my ex, but I did it. This proves to me that I can do anything I set my mind to. This includes my weight loss.

I want to stay positive. I want, scratch that, WILL stay accountable. That's all I have now.. me and my amazing and supportive family and friends AND of course, you Sparkies out there. You understand more than anyone how hard this journey is.

My journey is a long one. I have about 80 pounds to lose. But, small goals for now, right? My smaller goal is to be down 35 pounds (starting today) by Christmas. That's roughly 2 pounds a week. I think it's totally attainable and realistic. But, more than pounds, I want to focus on my self-esteem, and inches -how my clothes are fitting. That will keep me going more than that pesky scale!

I feel good. I feel it's right this time. I can do this!
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  • MEA6785
    Great advice, Woubbie! Thank you so much! :) emoticon
    2434 days ago
    Welcome back!

    Try not to make the mistake that most people make when "starting over". Don't try to do too much all at once and do none of it well or permanently. Pick just a couple of things that you're going to do every day, every week, every month from here on in. Yeah, yeah, I know, you want big dramatic results. Or do you want results that last?

    Commit to 10-15 minutes of some kind of exercise every single day unless you're sick, rather than killing yourself with a program that you drop after a few weeks.

    Pick your two worst eating habits: soda? fast food? eating on the run? late night snacking? Focus on those two, figure out how to fix them, and then, when you have those down, pick another one. And another one. And another one.

    You wouldn't build your house on sand, so don't build your habits on willpower.

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    2434 days ago
  • MEA6785
    Thanks gals!
    2435 days ago

    We're here for you!!
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