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Oct 12th

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rough weekend. Failed at just about every goal I had. OK time to get serious. As I was eating my lunch of taco bell grande nachos I was hating myself for not following through on anything. I try and try but just fail to do what I plan. Oh well as I was tracking my food I read the new mini book by Sparkman. Basically the same as his book the Spark but one thing caught my eye this time. He was talking about people like me who start out really motivated and exercise a lot than just get discouraged because they can't do the 10000 steps they set as a goal because life happens. Then he talks about the 10 min of exercise a day. I think to myself that wouldn't do anything for me. I exercised all winter getting in 10000 steps at least 5 days a week and sometimes much more and only lost 5 lbs or so, how is 10 minutes going to do any good. But if I managed 10 min a day everyday I would have to lose a little weight and get healthier at the same time. Any way what can it hurt to try something new. What I am doing is obviously not working so here goes.

New goals for me
1. exercise 10 minutes a day- no excuses unless I am dead.
2. focus on losing 10 % of my body weight at a time. No worrying on how much more I have to
lose.
3. stay positive
4. Spark daily
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  • MA_DIDDLES
    Portia - Just keep trying till you find what works for you. I am still searching myself. I wish there was something easy, but I sure haven't found it yet. Hang in there Spark Friend....we will do this together. MA
    1378 days ago
  • NHES220
    I think setting small goals is the key. The big goals are too overwhelming and do not seem attainable. I focused on just losing a lb a week and did not look at "wow, I need to lose 70 lbs!". If I did, I think I would have given up.
    Noreen

    1378 days ago
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