Starting over for 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

I lost... then I gained... then I lost again. Another year has passed, no significant amount of weight lost. I restarted my page, wiped out old goals and created new ones. I thought about deleting my account all together, but didn't want to lose the inspirational friends I've made.

My new year's resolution is to lose 40lbs by me and my son's birthday at the end of May. And 100lbs by the end of the year. I am going to make some changes.

1. I am going to switch to water/tea/milk instead of soda.

2. I am going to start cooking more

3. I am going to integrate an exercise routine into my daily life.

4. Start thinking of the example I am to my son as he grows.

5. I am going to be proud of who I am, my successes and failures, and always commit to being the very best version of me.

6. I am going to learn to track, even while on "vacation". Even if it means going to traditional pencil/paper.

7. I will post a blog at a weekly minimum.

8. Only occasionally drink beer/wine/coolers. No hard liquor.

9. I will review this post in May and determine what new changes need to be made.
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    I totally agree with SPINNINGJW - Set some medium-term goals, and with each, some short term goals. It's a big elephant you are trying to eat - break it into little tiny pieces. I got to my goal of losing 65 pounds 15 months ago, and have pretty much maintained it. I still track every day (on the Nutrition, Fitness, and Other Goals Trackers), because I realized I was dealing with a series of "addictions", and I needed to go one day at a time. But you can do this - just the fact that you took the time to write about it is huge!

    Now I have to set financial behavior goals - my first step is joining this group, and next I will set some Other Goals regarding managing my money.. I'm looking forward to learning from you-all!
    1882 days ago
    You can do it and this is a great time for a new start!
    1882 days ago
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    1882 days ago
    Wonderful goals! Keep reading them.

    I've been in maintenance two years now and I still have to remind myself that I deserve a healthy lifestyle.

    Cooking healthy for your son and getting active with him will instill healthy habits in him as he grows up so that is wonderful.

    Take it in baby steps, small, healthy changes every day!


    Here's to a healthy, active new year!
    1882 days ago
    Remember to be gentle with yourself as well. You have some great goals, and a great reason (your son) to live a healthy lifestyle.

    You should add a little more specific things to your goals - "Start cooking more" is very broad and hard to measure - try "I will cook 3 meals a week at home" That way, you can measure whether or not you are hitting your goal.

    You are already thinking about the example you are setting for your son - otherwise you wouldn't be here! Give yourself some credit for what you ARE doing!

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    And, I need to work on all these things myself too - I KNOW what I need to do, it is the DOING it that is hard.
    1882 days ago
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