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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Today I made the choice. You know the one you keep saying "I really should do that..." Today I made the choice. Yes one many make this time of year. Today I made the choice to do it. I am going to start logging in and tracking my food again. It's been a few years. Hopefully my spark friends will also make that choice again. Maybe I can bribe them with some goodies? ;) Last January I made the choice to rejoin TOPS. (Take off pounds sensibly) I found a wonderful group, became their leader and lost over 20 pounds last year. This year I will continue with them but I have 3 goals. Only 1 officially has to do with weight loss but the other 2 are stress causers for me and that causes me to eat. We are planning a trip to disney world in Oct/Nov I want to be at a weight (not sure what that number is) where I can ride any ride I want. I love amusement parks but as my weight spiraled I had that embarrassing moment. The one many of us have had. You are excited for a ride. You wait in line giddy with excitement finally its your turn. you get in your seat and oh no...the panic starts...there's no way that seat belt or bar is gonna fit. What do you do? Can you get out, mumbling about needing the restroom or something? Or is the ride attendant going to get to you first try to force the bar/belt (ouch) only to embarrassingly have to announce (no matter how quietly they say seems like they are screaming) I'm sorry ma'am/sir you need to exit the ride it just won't fit. Then comes the walk of shame...because everyone else is ready to go...even if they didn't hear the know they are looking at you and figured out/assumed what happened. Now every park we've gone to the last 15 years I get in line. I size up larger people in front of me in line to see how they they fit? Is it squishy? etc.. As I get closer and can see the seats..sometimes the sweat starts...the panic ensues and I ditch the line because making the choice not to try is way easier that that walk of shame. I don't want to have to do that this trip. I don't want my family to have to ride rides with my kids ..I want to do it. We all know how expensive disneyworld is....and how often a trip like this is gonna happen. I don't want to miss a thing! Goal 2 is Paying to eat out less than 3 times a week. This seems to have spiraled out of control due to my lack of planning. This of course is a financial issue and weight loss issue. The 3rd goal is to finally get the inside of my house painted. i have color swatches on my bedroom wall in several shades. They have been there over a year.... I love my husband but he painted part of my son's room when he was way too tired and shouldn't have... We've had the paint for the bathroom almost a year as well. Bothers me every time i see these rooms. This is the year. I can do it! You can do whatever goals you set for yourself also! Go for it...362 days and counting to achieve what we want!
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    You CAN do this Heidi! You have done amazing this past year and joining TOPS has been the best thing you could've done. You've motivated yourself and your TOPS group. I wish I lived closer because I would be there to support you (in person) and join you in this awesome journey. If you want to do a challenge I do believe I am ready to take you on. lol

    As far as your are on your own. I HATE painting!

    I can sooooo relate to the amusement park dilemma. It happened to me years ago at Storyland. Darn teenage boys have absolutely NO sympathy. You will get there Heidi, just keep plugging away and before you know it you will be there. You have the determination!!!
    2184 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Beautiful and very doable goals. You are going to rock this!
    2210 days ago
  • DTHOR6
    Welcome back. You can do this!
    2211 days ago
    Thanks for sharing!
    2211 days ago
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