Sunday, September 23, 2007

Well, I started working toward my wanted lifestyle changes on Sept 3, 07. Today being Sept 23, 07, I can guarantee you that at no other time in my life have I still been actively working toward the same goal after 20 days. I've had many setbacks, I've been self defeating, but for some reason I keep coming back to remind myself that I am taking responsibility for my life and my happiness and that I am committed to my goals. I can only attribute this consistency change to SP. Since I haven't really lost any weight, the only thing that I can commend myself for is the fact that I haven't lost sight of my original goals.

I enjoy the SP exercise of the day! I only do 1 set of 15 reps in addition to my AbLounge situps but I look forward to something different every day... just one very small change. I'm still not motivated to pick up my weights because I build muscle very very quickly and I will bulk up one or two sizes before any of the fat weight comes off which is very depressing and will send me straight to the ice cream!

It is becoming apparent that my largest obstacle is beer. It's been a slow process, not drinking Mon-Thur and only having 3 beers Fri Sat and Sun, but I will keep working toward that goal.

It looks like I currently have two goals: exercise daily, whether it's 30 minutes on the stair machine or just my situps and daily exercise AND control my beer intake. I'll work on smoking next! Portion control was easy for me. I just look at the meal and tell myself I can ALWAYS come back for more so I just put small portions on my plate and low and behold I've not gone back for seconds since Sept 3! I have a fudgecicle for desert, and every now and then I have a bowl of ice cream.

I guess overall I'm doing better than I thought but when I have a bad beer day it's usually an excessively bad calorie day and it can really depress me.

So thank you for SP for giving me the space to stay focused and motived and REmotivate and REfocus as needed!
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