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One minute at a time

Monday, January 25, 2021

One day at a time has not been working. I am struggling minute by minute. I have had days where I plan, I have had days with out a plan. I know what I want, to hit onederland, but I am struggling with my focus to do this. So what do you do?
I am just going to look at today choice by choice. Possibly minute by minute. I am thinking about why. Why am I struggling?

Typically winter is warm sweater and layers. You can sneak food and it sneaks up on your hips and thighs and in New England you do not typically see that until you strip a layer in March or April. Then it is the day of reckoning when your lighter clothes do not fit. I threw all my loose clothes away and I am not buying big again.

Today is day one. Again, I know I am a record with a big scratch, repeating the same chorus over and over. The thought hit me. In the past I have struggled I have said forget it. Let a slip turn into a land slide. Stopped Sparking... This winter I have had good days and bad days and I have ended up staying in a 3 lb range. Still just 10 lbs from my next goal. I want to hit 69 lbs and be in the 100's it is so close that I can touch it. Seriously... Just do it! Nike is right.

Today I am going to mark hour by hour how I did. If at the end of the day I have 15 good hours and 1 bad hour... the day is not a loss is it? I am making way more good than bad choices. Weight loss is not a game of perfection. It is loving yourself enough to make more good decisions than bad and it is self LOVE.
I know that I can do this. I just have to embrace that I am worth it. My birthday is 50 days away. I have 10 lbs I want to lose by then. Goal set.

So with this goal set, lose 10 lbs, I am going to go forward with my plan. Move more, eat good clean food and love myself. Love myself enough to Spark because lets face it we are family. We all struggle the same struggles.
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  • POLSKARENIA
    Some days have ‘meh moments’, but looking at the bigger picture is great!
    147 days ago
  • SHAWFAN
    Just keep at it. Don't give it to the temptation no matter what. emoticon
    148 days ago
  • DARLENEK04
    Jeanne you are so not alone.

    I got into onederland 3 weeks ago, then my hip flared up with Bursitis and I had to slow down on
    my walking and exercising...I have gained 3 lbs. back, so that means I have to work harder at what
    I can do to make up the difference.

    Sometimes, I want something I shouldn't eat so badly, and I just get mad....but then, I think my life
    is worth whatever I have to substitute in order to save myself. I deserve better.......my body deserves
    better.

    So back to my battle................I'm there with you.............
    148 days ago
  • BROOKLYN_BORN
    Just had this conversation with myself. 8 hours of class over and I want chocolate
    I can even say that in Lithuanian LOL - What a sentence to learn right? I want to eat chocolate!

    My brain wants it but as you say it will end up on my hips.
    My solution? Here I am typing and reading your blog.

    Yep, minute by minute, hour by hour, just do the right thing.

    Thank you.
    149 days ago
  • SIMPLY_JAE
    Me to!..I struggle everyday..I don't give up though. That is my Super Power
    149 days ago
  • HMBROWN1
    Sometimes it is a struggle for me to - literally, minute to minute. Best wishes!
    149 days ago
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