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This lesson reminds me of a time long ago. I don't even remember who I was with but I know I had said that I wasn't willing to do something. (maybe go on a diet?). The person I was with said yes....but think about it...you may be willing to be willing. Eventually as far as dieting I went from willing to be willing to be willing, to willing, to actually being committed to being healthy. I did have to stop focussing on looks and start focussing on health though before I became fully willing.

I am not willing, even during this Covid Era, to stop seeing my Granddaughter and GGS.
I am not willing even now to quit seeing a friend for lunch very occasionally.
I am not willing to immerse myself in all the ugly news on TV; thankfully hubs feels the same.
I am not willing to give up snacks and/or sweets on weekends.

There are probably dozens of other things I am not willing to give up....maybe a few that I could even be willing to be willing to give up....just not now.

Edited by: LIVINTODAY at: 1/12/2021 (08:51)
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I'll have to come back to this - I'm not willing to change full stop!

I am not willing to eat less that I eat now - I've already reduced my volumes of food so much

I am not willing to track my food to find out how many calories I eat - I don't believe it helps

I am not willing to work out harder

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I'm still not willing to.......

1. I'm not willing to give up evening snacking

The evening snacking definitely goes better when I've planned ahead on just what the snack will be and have it tracked. So my plan is to continue to do that. Even that plan is not a guarantee that I won't decide I need to eat more than what I've planned for, but it's pretty effective most times.

2. I'm not willing to eat dinner either with DH (who watches the news while he eats) -- or by myself -- staring into space being mindful.

I will continue to enjoy my dinner by myself, usually with a netflix. This seems to work well for me. Sharing a meal with DH with the news on is horrible! My stomach is jumping with anxiety just listening to it. emoticon and if I try to say something, I get shushed by DH so he doesn't miss anything -- no thanks! And I've done the exercise where I sit with no distractions to eat a meal so I can theoretically savor every bite and feel satiated more quickly. I got through it, but I felt like it took pleasure away rather than enhanced it.

I can track my food planned for dinner (I'm actually pretty good about doing this) and eat slowly and savor every bite.



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1/11/21 1:35 P

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NOT WILLING TO CHANGE -

I am NOT having a Monday Diet day! I had a great weekend emoticon

Well, change is hard.

Linda asks us what we continue to hold on to even though it affects our ability to loss weight. Activities? Foods? I can relate to today's example. I have struggled for years with the same weekend thinking that Cheryl was struggling with.

Am I willing to give up activities? I have been forced to do so because of this pandemic. I am hoping that when things return to "normal" I do not let my pendulum swing full force into celebratory mode a.k.a. go hog wild with food and drinks.

Am I willing to give up foods? That is exactly what I am doing this month. I have given up all snacking and alcohol.

1. Things I am not willing to do:
- Give up social connections just because food is involved
- Give up alcohol for ever
- Give up all dairy
- Give up going to restaurants (when they open back up in our area
- Give up special foods enjoyed oh holidays
- Give up treats on special occasions

2. What small changes can I make:
- Connect with friends in ways that don't center on food; eat before you come as there
will be no snacks
- Alcohol does not need to be a daily dose; find non-alcohol beverages that are fun
- Replace cheese choices with Parmesan, Feta, or Mozzarella
- Do better menu planning and prep so cooking at home is not such a chore when I'm
tired

3. My Plan: Hard to implement everything with our current restrictions.
- Friend connections have revolved around phone calls, ZOOM, and outside walks
- Day 11 of no alcohol
- I have started writing my menus out on paper and having DH help with ideas


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1. Identify several things you are not willing to do.
~give up wine
~give up cream in my coffee
~get up early to exercise
~drink half my weight in ozs of water

2. Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
~give up wine - I could just have a small glass on the weekends, with my evening meal.
~give up cream in my coffee - don't see a way around this one, lol
~get up early to exercise - keep trying. I get up early most of the time anyhow, just try to do a few minutes, like 10 at least.
~drink half my weight in ozs of water - I can commit to drink at least the recommended 64 ozs. I can keep trying on the rest.

3. Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
I won't have wine tonight
I skipped coffee altogether this morning
I did get up early, but did not exercise. try again tomorrow
I've had 1 liter so far today, gonna try for another

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Not willing to change - want to - but am I willing to make the changes - the difference between being interested and committed

1. Identify several things you are not willing to do.

I want to - but don't end up doing it

get enough sleep consistently
reduce stress by completing necessary projects
spend less time sitting - even though I do work out and exercise

stress and lack of sleep muddy up appetite and satiety
less overall daily activity slows metabolism and burns less calories


2. Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

For sleep, I have set up an accountability daily email with my sister
For stress, I have committed to spend 1 hour a day on my project, start with 1 hour that just starting and setting a low bar will help me get this project finished
For sitting less, just trying to be more aware for now
And try again to establish an every day evening journalling routine


3. Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

Today, just for today, I will follow through on all of #2 ideas/plans/suggestions/guidelines

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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
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I plan to drink plenty of water and exercise more. As far as food goes, concentrate on limiting carbs. I am focused on it, but carbs tend to 'call to me!!'

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1/11/21 8:19 A

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Day 7 - Not willing to change

The biggest thing I can think of is taking snatches of food while I'm getting dinner ready. A snatch of croutons (oh, no - I don't put them on my salad, I just snitch along while making salads for my family members), a snatch of cheese, more snatches of cheese. These calories add up and are slowing down my progress.

I'm planning to be disciplined to only eat what is on MY plate. Being positive, making sure that I ENJOY all of my food, and just mindlessly eating a little.

Janet in Georgia

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Day 7 - Not willing to change - Evening Eating u.nu/wb1d
emoticon I am willing to EEE End Evening Eating
emoticon non-starchy vegetables ready to avoid sweet cravings
If I get tired of veggies and hot water then - I'm not hungry.

Distractions from food thoughts - keep my hands busy :
write out nutrition plans, journal, meditation app, long bath


emoticon Good affirmations for the Holidays emoticon
"Focus on what I can eat" or
"Focus on activity to distract from eating"

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Lucky Dip for 16th December 2020

As Xmas approaches, how many of our plans and behaviours are based on doing what we've always done?

What aspects of Xmas (that you know cause you to gain weight) are you not willing to change?

This one is making me think very carefully.

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Not willing to change?

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
I'm currently getting my head round some physical limitations to exercise, which frustrate me so I will simply focus on one 'problem' and tackle that.

# Give up the biscuits I have with my first cup of coffee of the day, which marks my 'elevenses' break. They come in a mini-pack of 5 and, despite being low-sugar, add 220 calories to my daily total. It's comfort eating!

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
# Take 2 biscuits (90) out the pack plus a small apple. Put open pack back in tin, rather than carry it to where I sit.

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
Done and I really didn't miss not eating all 5. I was eating them because they were there.

Now to keep this pattern going...

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1/15/20 8:39 A

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Not Willing to Change

Ouch! This definitely brings out the rebel in me and also the entitled brat!
“Her” list would be long and ridiculous.

Not Willing to Change or totally give up...but can be modified. Once again working toward a new way/habit with automaticity.
1. Evening snack - plan it, track it, save fruit and yogurt exchange for most nights and enjoy popcorn or ice cream (weigh/measure serving size) less nights, Specifically 2-3 nights
2. Social eating/drinking - strategize and manage by planning and working some in with moderation. Truly think things through about indulging. Limit to two alcoholic beverages picking wiser choices and staying away from sweet drinks.

I’ve successfully done this in the past and lost weight...strategic eating.
Diligence!

Edited by: OHMEMEME at: 1/15/2020 (08:40)
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1/14/20 9:05 P

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Several things I'm reluctant to do:

Give up evening snacking. The trouble with the evening snacking is that sometimes it turns open-ended. A small thing I can do (and have been successful with) is plan ahead for every snack, and delay my last food until later on. Then brush and floss.


Give up eating dinner while watching Netflix - DH and I eat separate meals in the evenings. He'll usually have news or sports on and want to educate me about the depressing news all through OR not want to talk at all because he might miss an important score. Either way, it doesn't make for much enjoyment of my meal. I figure if I'm going to eat the calories, I want to enjoy them fully. So I'll go off on my own and watch something light and enjoyable. I know all the advice cautions that this is not mindful eating -- all I can say is it works for me. I can eat a full meal without registering it listening to the latest disaster or idiocy. I do believe in staying informed, but DH is like a news junkie...LOL. He literally has news, or people discussing the news, or sports on all the time.


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1/14/20 7:29 P

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DAY #7 - NOT WILLING TO CHANGE

Oh my, yes, I am very familiar with my weekend calories canceling out all of the hard work I did Monday - Thursday!

Some changes just seem too hard to tackle, but Linda reminds us that we don't have to tackle them ALL AT ONCE and this fits in nicely with my intention to focus on Being Healthy & Happy this year.

So what am I NOT willing to give up?
1. Social Outings
2. Garden Club Luncheon.
3. Small Group Bible Study Snacks.
4. Deserts.
5. Wine.
6. Coffee Creamer.
7. Full Fat Foods.
8. Sane Time Limits on Fitness.

How could I make just a small change in these in order to move forward?
1. Social Outings - make sure I don't go hungry.
2. Garden Club Luncheon - small portions / bite sized helpings of all food offerings.
3. Bible Study Snacks - eat a piece of fruit before I go and use the snacks as my supper.
4. Deserts - planned for Special occasions only.
5. Wine - limit amount or even omit most days (I am currently doing this)
6. Coffee Creamer - limit to once per day (I am currently doing this also)
7. Full Fat Foods - I am working towards incorporating more WFPB foods into my diet
8. Sane Fitness Limits - I am currently assessing this.

Tomorrow I am having my dad for dinner and I will abstain from alcohol.
Thursday I have Bible Study Group I am going to try this new approach.
Friday I have a Girlfriends Event with wine & appetizers. I plan on skipping the appetizer part.
Saturday is my last Holiday Party. I have chosen a healthy Salmon dinner for my entrée. I will be skipping the desert. I am limiting my alcohol intake. Hopefully there will be dancing!

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1/14/20 1:39 P

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change

I realize that I have allowed myself to slip away from No S over the past several months. It is a plan that works for me and today I am determined...No sweets, no snacks, no seconds.

I'm not sure that I am fully willing to commit. I am 10 lbs above goal again now.

I AM sure however, that I am willing to be willing. I know what I need to do so I'm putting some of my favorite 100 Days lessons into practice; those include my stop signs, protecting my plan, and planning my day.

Maybe in a week or two I will be truly willing.

Edited by: LIVINTODAY at: 1/14/2020 (13:40)
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1/14/20 1:11 P

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change


Well, if I know what to do, and I am not moving toward goal weight, that means I am not willing to do some of the things that I know will move me to goal weight.

What am I not doing

Basically not eating less calories than I burn.

How do I get past that

Basically stick to the plan and stop using food soothing when facing obstacles. I thought I was so past that. Obviously not.

What is my new plan to reach goal weight?

Nothing really new, just more action in doing what I know works. Maybe I should set some non-food rewards for small successes. I have been trying to plod along, I need some non-food joy maybe. I will think about it. It is better to have fun and give myself credit for the things I do right than be feeling negative about being in a current low.




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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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1/14/20 10:43 A

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I'm not willing anymore to totally give up foods that I know are trigger foods for me. In the long run, I'm finding it's working out so much better for me to not focus on 'I can't have that. I just can't have that (Snickers, nuts, whatever).' Then I tend to only focus on what I can't have and forget what I can have that I DO enjoy.

It's taken me years to get here and I still over-indulge at times with trigger foods. However, with the new mentality of not totally giving anything up I get right back on plan and it's working for me.

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1/14/20 10:05 A

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change

In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?

Today

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
1~I'm not willing to give up my cream in my coffee
2~I'm not willing to give up my glass of wine on some nights
3~I'm not willing to go to a gym
4~I'm not willing to not eat celebration foods: like at Thanksgiving, Christmas, 4th of July, and on Birthdays
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
1~cream~ I have tried half & half and other creamers but they are not good. I'll stick to my cream. The small change I already made a long time ago: reducing the amount I use in a mug.
2~wine~ I could drink less wine, but there are many nights I have none.
3~gym~ nope, not going to a gym. period. I don't like an audience when I'm working out. That I am not willing to change. I can exercise at home, so I do.
4~foods~ just stick to eating on designated days and keep it under control
• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
1. use less cream - started that a long time ago
2. drink a little less wine
3. exercise at home
4. plan what I give myself permission to eat on celebration days


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1/14/20 8:16 A

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change
1. Identify several things you are not willing to do.
I'm not willing exercise first thing in the morning.
I'm not willing to go to events that include food and not eat what I want.
2. Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
Make a reminder note to exercise because often I just forget.
I go to fewer events that include food. There is a social on Thursday that I would enjoy, but I decided since we're going out to dinner on Friday to skip it.
3. Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
I'm about to get ready for work and go. Will leave myself a note to exercise so I think about it tonight when I get home about 9.

Janet in Georgia

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Day #7 Not willing to change,
but finding a way to solve my problem.

I’m not willing to give up eating out.
I am willing to go to the restaurant website when possible and log my choice before I go.

I’m not willing to eat low fat or fat free food unless it tastes good.
I am willing to eat less of high-fat items like butter and salad dressing, etc.

I’m not willing to give up snacks.
I am willing to stick to only pre-planned items like nuts, hummus and veggies, cheese and fruit.

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1/14/20 3:59 A

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- Not willing to make the effort to go swimming

I keep saying that I ought to go swimming, and I never do. My roadblocks are the physical discomfort of the wet gear, the changing rooms, the chlorine, the being wet and straggly afterwards, getting water in my ears. How people manage to swim, shower, put on their make up and go off to work defeats me! For me the whole thing seems like such a major operation!

I will plan to swim on a day when I have time to wash my body and hair afterwards, and perhaps reward myself with a nice salad lunch.

Today seems like a good day - I don't have to work until this evening. I've got out my swimsuit and towels, some shower gel............. I've checked the swimming pool timetable.

I'm still not feeling excited about it - but I'm going to do it.

- damn, it's raining now - that makes it even less attractive!
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Later: I can report that
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I packed all my supplies in plastic bags. The pool was much nicer than I had remembered it - the water didn't reek of chlorine like it used to (they must be doing something different), and the water was nice and warm and clean-looking. The changing area was nice and dry and warm. The showers were hot. I did about 12 lengths and then sat in the little jacuzzi and enjoyed the water jets on my back. I washed my hair when I got home. I had bought a lovely salad box from the wholefood shop, and an organic clementine.
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Day 7: Not Willing to Change

Things I am not willing to change:
*Having occasional treats
*Cream in coffee
*Pizza
*Cake on birthdays

Small Changes...
*Treats only on S days that are predetermined. If I am planning an outing where food may be an issue, I plan what I will and will not eat. I go into it knowing this, and then I don't make bad choices.

*Lessen up the cream until eventually it is not needed.

*Pizza take out limited to once a month.

*Cake only for those who I am close to; primarily family

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Day 7 Not Willing to Change


• Identify several things you are not willing to do.

The most basic thing and no-brainer is not respecting that calories in need to be less than calories out if I want to lose weight to get to goal weight. It's not rocket science, but it seems to be so hard.

Other things include habits that support a healthy lifestyle and make it easier to make good choices because there is less stress and indecision.
- get enough sleep
- plan meals and to-do lists ahead of time
- take time to de-stress with meditation
- exercise - do my planned workouts

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

- getting enough sleep is huge, then follow through on my plans

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

- today and just for today, I will follow the plan I set up yesterday for today

I will start recording here starting tomorrow March 16 for a week -


March 15 planning for March 16

- go to bed by 11
- get up at 7:30
- breakfast ... hot cereal and rooibos tea with milk
- lunch ... rice, green salad with tuna
- supper ... omlette, kale salad, potatoes

to-do list 6 things
- laundry
- Saturday house cleaning
- write emails to relatives we plan to visit in the spring to arrange visits
- organize recycling
- wash and clean car
- prune the apple tree, probably the last weekend before spring weather arrives
one more thing :) nail the board that has come down on the fence by the house

exercise - 120 minutes total
- indoor rowing machine workout
- outdoor walk about with the dogs


Edited by: JUNEPA at: 3/16/2019 (14:14)
June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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DAY #7 NOT WILLING TO CHANGE - ROUND 2

Oh yes, I am very familiar with my w/e eating and drinking canceling out all of my efforts from the other days of the week. But, over the years I have made so many changes in my diet. I do not use salt on my food due to issues with fluid retention. I do not use butter or margarine due to a history of high cholesterol/triglycerides. Also, I use all low-fat dairy products. These changes made drastic improvements in my health. As far as weight loss goes, it has been due to calorie restriction ( I do not approve of fad diets ) until recently. This year I have started following Bright Line Eating which involves cutting all sugar and flour from my diet. I have been seen success on the scale moving downward after 7 years of my inner child acting like a brat and resisting the thought of giving up anything!

The 2 week vacation we just had has brought to my attention some things that I am still not willing to give up:

1. Alcoholic beverages on Special Occasions. This is a time together with DH that he really enjoys.
2. Restaurants. During vacation we cooked probably 50% of our dinners at the house and 100% of breakfasts and lunches. Of course, on travel days, it was a restaurant every night, but I still managed to follow my BLE guidelines for breakfast and lunch.
3. Coffee Creamer.
4. Exercise for over 60 minutes a day.

Small Changes - well, don't forget I was on vacation. Now that I am back to my usual home routine, these are the changes I have restarted:

1. No alcohol. My dad is coming for dinner and my DH and him will have wine with their dinner.
2. Limited restaurant outings. Make sure they are planned and make the best food choices available, but don't panic over one little bit of sugar or flour. Saturday we are going out to eat with friends. I'm having a craving for Fish Tacos!
3. I drink my morning coffee black. The creamer is an afternoon treat and not a daily one.
4. I am back to following my fitness schedule as planned. Today I attended my Cardio Jam class.

The best realization is that, after a period of time the changes we make to better our health, they really become painless. Maybe that is because I have given that fight with myself up!

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In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?

1. Identify several things you are not willing to do.

I'm not willing to join a gym. I can't stand the idea of exercising in front of people.
I'm not willing to give up my wine. My husband and I enjoy a glass or two several times a week and it helps me relax.
I'm not will to walk or bike ride in my neighborhood/area. Not that it's dangerous, but because of dogs and assholes.
I'm not willing to give up eating in front of the tv. I've tried. I enjoy having a snack while watching good shows or movies, I realize that is not going to change.

2. Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

Exercise at home. I have a treadmill, an ebike, free weights, and lots of dvd's, now I just need enough time alone to do it.
Drink red wine, my favorite anyway, it's lower in carbs, and don't drink too much, a one glass limit during the week, two glass limit on weekends, perhaps.
If I want to walk I can go to a park or use my treadmill.
Have healthy low carb/low calorie snacks to enjoy in front of the tv. Like cut up veggies, an ounce of cheese, and of course my glass of wine. :)

3. Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

Plan an ebike ride tonight while watching one of my shows (like Supernatural.)
Cut up some veggies for snacking on and precut my favorite cheese into one ounce slices and only get one.
Drink one glass of wine with hubby while chilling in the living room after I exercise.
Write down my food, water and exercise for the day.
Give myself a positive pep talk in the mirror before bed, reminding myself how far I've come and why I'm doing this.

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Yesterday I didn't complete my food diary, perhaps I was not willing to do it but today I will complete it.

I also was not willing to do my back exercises. I have done them today.

I have had a bad plan of eating standing up and have found I am not willing to change this but planned to stop myself and put them into a bowl to eat sitting down.



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Day 7: Not Willing to Change

As others have mentioned, I agree that this is a tough one. I’d much rather look at what changes I have made, rather than point out what I’ve been unwilling to do. But it’s very eye opening, and I realize that some things need changing if I want to keep losing weight (I am on a plateau right now.) So, here are my answers for today.

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
~Stop going out to eat
~Stop going to nightly social activities where many snacks are offered
~Stop eating nuts as a snack
~Stop drinking alcohol
~Do more strenuous/challenging exercises

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
~Limit how many times I go out to eat each week and stick to keto choices (meat and veggies)
~Have a filling, healthy meal before going to play cards/games at night.
~Portion out nuts so I do not overeat them. Also choose fresh veggies as snacks more often.
~Limit myself to one drink no more than twice a week.
~Add a heavier weight to some of the exercises at my Group Active class at the gym.



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1.eating when stressed out
Eating ice cream
Plan
First eat veggies until I calm down
Listen to music,
Drink water
Read my Bible, meditate on my verse for the day
Ice cream plan- make diet ice cream for Sunday
Drink healthy smoothies with ice in them
Plain nonfat yogurt with fruit

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NOCALORIES - funny you should mention diet sodas. I had given them up without too much effort years back...and just recently I've been allowing myself to have one a day as a treat during the evening. I also take one to DH's Friday evening music nights where everyone else is either drinking wine or beer or whisky. I will never go back to how I used to drink them when I was younger. My oldest son's first word (or phrase) was "diet coke" -- no kidding! emoticon emoticon

Things I am not willing to do:

Give up evening snacking - (small changes would be to limit to one evening snack)

Eating those snacks in my bed while watching TV (small change would be to pull up a straight back chair to eat the snack in - not nearly as comfy!)

Give up my "blue" sugar packets for my morning coffee and occasional sprinkling over tart fruits like strawberries. (small changes would be to allow myself 3 packets a day. Two for morning and afternoon coffee, and one to spare if I want it)



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I realize for all you healthy people this challenge I am unwilling to give up is something you do not think about, but for me I am wnwilling to give up diet soda. I have begun to drink more water and only have one diet daily. I am excited for I have had no diet soda today. It is a start and a change I need to make.

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Linda's advice for us to decide on some small changes we could make, to get past things that are holding us back from reaching our goals, reminds me so much of the Spark approach-- "just a few small changes at a time".

Over the years, I've made so many changes, and I'm still looking to tweak and modify and make more. For a period of time this winter, I was just not willing to give up doing a lot of evening snacking. I'd *say* I was willing, I'd plan one healthy snack instead-- but the "follow through with it today" part was lacking. I'd eat my healthy snack, and then DH would make popcorn or start munching on chips or nuts-- and then there I was, grazing my way through the evening with him.

Sometimes it seems to me that it can be harder to start, to follow through today, than it can be to keep going once I've started. Finally a couple days ago, I actually managed to "follow through today" on my one healthy snack-- and now that I've got a little streak going, it'll be easier to work on this becoming a habit.

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Day 7 - Not willing to change


“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are, for what you could become.”

In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?



Over the last 2+ years, I’ve already made a lot of lifestyle changes in both nutrition and fitness to lose weight and get healthy. But today’s topic has been hard for me to deal with. It’s hard for me to look at what I’m NOT willing to do. It’s easier to look at what I CAN do. All of that got built into my plan I started writing back in 2008 and have added to and revised over the years.

Here’s a link to my blog I wrote when I reached the maintaining stage after losing weight:
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It’s one thing to know how to change. It’s another to be willing to change.

As I write this, I feel I’m stumbling around and have resistance to even look at what is holding me back. I will need to come back and revisit this later after I’ve done more thinking about it.

But, for now, here are my questions and answers:

1. Identify several things you are not willing to do.
Try new fad diets to lose weight “fast”
Give up ice cream, cake, cookies, sweets

2. Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

No fad diets - just stay with healthy nutritious meals eaten in moderation and eating from a variety of foods.

Replace sugar cravings with high quality, healthy food choices
Don’t buy and bring home sweets to tempt me.
If I must have some sweets, have only a small serving or taste.

3. Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
I read some place about the quality of the food we put in our body feeds the cells that create our energy and make our body systems run smoothly. So, cutting out the sugar and eating the best quality food, we will all feel better and have healthier bodies.





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This is tough.
I have been doing this a long time. More than ten years ago I read the South Beach Diet. I was not willing to go that far. Then I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and my youngest son was diagnosed with allergies to corn and soy. Those two events set off many changes in the way I eat. No gluten, corn or soy, back then it meant very little processed food, which meant less salt and sugar and chemicals. We all felt better. We started eating clean before it went mainstream. I have tried elimination diets, gone Paleo for six months and have done several Whole30s. I am currently eating a Mediterranean Diet with little grain, sugar or processed food and no corn or soy. I have made so many changes that I was not even willing to entertain in my 40's.

But there are two things that I am still not willing to do.

1. Give up coffee with half and half. At this point it is organic half caffeine/ half decaf and organic half and half. 3 - 4 cups a day.

2. The idea that in order for exercise to be worth the effort, it has to be hard and it has to be a set schedule. It can't be adjusted to accommodate an injury or a bad day.

I have had little consistent success with exercise. I have managed to stick to an exercise plan for months and then I injure myself. Recovering is slow for this body, so the negative self-talk kicks in, making it more difficult to begin again.

Small changes that I could make is to cut back the amount of coffee I drink to 2 cups a day and focus more on establishing a daily exercise routine, that is adaptable to how my body feels on any given day.

I have only had 2 cups of coffee today and I am very tired so gentle yoga and my step goal will have to be enough.


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That is the nub, isn't it. Are we willing to change? I certainly was NOT wiling for many years. Then I saw a few friends trying to be healthier and I also saw friends getting less and less healthy and realized that I was in the latter camp. I was out of breath after climbing a flight of stairs; wouldn't even think of walking anywhere I could ride, parked in the closest parking spaces I could get, and ate whatever sounded good at the time. I did not protect my plan because I did not have a plan of any kind.

Then...I became interested in talking with some of my healthier friends about the changes they had made. Oh no! Those changes were not for me. Some of the things they in their diet didn't even sound like food. What is Kombucha? Jogging, who me?? NEVER! Those discussions were dropped and I stayed in my not-so-happy rut.

Then I somehow became willing to be willing. I started walking; wasn't going to wear one of those pedi-whatever things though. I started thinking about food choices and occasionally passing on seconds or taking a smaller portion.

My knee hurt, I was obese, surgery was looming. I became more willing to be willing and I began looking at health instead of weight loss.

In 2007 I found TOPS and SparkPeople - Both are great support groups - and I started really learning. ThenI wasn't just interested or willing to be willing. I became committed to the idea of being healthier, stronger, and happier. Now I am fully willing; willing to try new things (Kombucha is on my list, still untried).

My current plan includes some exercise every day.
Attending TOPS meetings - love the local support and friendship I get there.
Sparking daily if possible and staying in my Spark calorie range
Working the No S plan which helps me to keep my desire to snack in check

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For me it's exercise. I don't like the 'E' word. On another team they refer to it as 'Fitness' and I can accept that better. But let's face it - it's the same thing.

Exercise is not only mandatory for weight loss it helps me mentally & emotionally as well as the physical benefits. I've been working on this. I do my "Fitness" in short increments - 10 mins here, there. Walk the dog. Leg stretches with elastic bands. Yoga stretches - makes me feel great. I need it for so many reasons. Let's face it. As we age we become less flexible if we don't exercise. I'm living proof! It's helping my knee (osteoarthritis).

I do have a gym membership and I enjoy water walking - actually enjoy it. The winter (my excuse) has been the cold (bitter cold), ice, snow. But for heavens sakes - I'm not walking outdoors! So that's just an excuse.

Today is a good lesson for me. I need to get with the program.



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What am I not willing to change?

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.

(1) the first thing that comes to mind, is that I'm not willing to change my belief that I 'deserve' something special to eat at the weekend.

(2) get sweaty - I hate it!

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

(1) plan something special to eat at the weekend that fits my goals, and totally enjoy it. Remembering that it's ONE THING - not a whole day of treats!

(2) not sure about this one - maybe do a sweaty workout at home, and then jump straight in the shower?

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

............. in progress - I'll update this later


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Day # 7 Not Willing To Change

In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?

Today
• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

I always seem to be running several days behind (today is Day 15 and here I am at Day 7)! I did make a few brief notes in my Magic Book, but really didn't say much. So now it is time to really give this some thought. Like many I have already given up many things 98% of the time - full fat dairy products, butter/margarine, coffee creamer, salt, less carbs, night time snacking, fast food, junk food, sweets.

So what is standing in my way?
1. Consistency stands in my way lately. I have a great fitness plan. I just need to do it.
2. Alcohol is a big part of my issue - many social events, wine with dinner, Happy Hour beers on our patio or porch. There always seems to be something.
3. I seem to be unwilling to give up all of the buffet, appetizer, and/or junk food offerings when I am in a social setting like this past w/e when we went camping with friends.

Linda suggests we make just a little shift in our behaviors. For me that means addressing one thing at a time so I don't feel overwhelmed. Compromising just a little. Not looking for perfection.

My plan is going to be to stick to the goal I already have for myself, but have not been willing to follow:

0-2 DRINKS PER DAY ONLY!

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100 More DWL - Day 7 Not Willing to Change

In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?

Today

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

Because I am fully committed, there are not any things I can identify that I'm unwilling to do. I'm willing to do everything it takes to reach and maintain my weight goal.

I will continue to use nutritional and exercise planners daily. I will stay within my calorie allotment. I plan ahead for a variety of exercises and have the times blocked out on my calendar. I will stay hydrated and take my prescriptions. I will journal daily to keep current with feelings. I will do my best to get at least eight hours of sleep daily, even if that means taking daily naps to get the accumulated hours needed for my body to heal.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
Join a gym.
Ever do pool exercises.
Dedicate an hour plus daily to "exercising".
Give up alllllll favorite foods … forever.

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
Move my body daily … sounds soooooo easy. Just DO it.
Pass up trigger foods as well as foods I am sensitive to … for today.

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
I make a huge salad once a week and then pull from it daily. Has changed my life. We prepare meats in advance so that we can pull from them as well. Roasted veggies have become one of my favs … so I ensure we have fresh veggies on hand for this.

Every hour … I get up from my comfy "sitting position" and walk around the house.
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Today

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
1. Paying for an expensive gym membership
2. To do a keto or other restrictive diet
3. Give completly up snacks, sweets, etc.
4. Eating out
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them. I
Instead of paying for an expensive gym membership, even though id love to have one, i can do videos, walk outside, bike riding, and so much more!
A friend is doing the keto diet and shes trying to convince me to do it with her, but incould never do anything like that. Im happy with how much weigh ive lost and what im doing.
I could never give up eating out or sweets and snacks but what i can do is limit them. Everything can fitbinto a healthy lifestyle in moderation

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

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• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
In the past I was not willing to exercise consistently.
I was not willing to give up my cream in my coffee.
I was not willing to have certain medical procedures when they were supposed to be done once a certain age is reached.
I was not willing to totally give up bread and sugar.

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
I invested in yet another piece of exercise equipment, hoping this would be the ONE, and it was. I also made a deal with myself that I can only watch Supernatural if I am pedaling, and I am determined to NOT break my promise to myself, so far so good, and Supernatural is about a 45 minute show, so I'm getting 45 minutes of cardio per day now. :) (I did have to stop the exercise for a bit due to med reasons, but hoping for an all clear from my doc tomorrow to get back to it. I'm missing my show! LOL
I did try other things in my coffee... I tried it black, with milk, half and half, coconut milk and coconut cream, but none fit the bill like my real cream, so I went back to my cream after a couple weeks without it, and learned that it does not effect my weight loss after all.
I finally did have the medical procedure done, and am glad I did...
I also completely gave up pretty much all grains (especially those with gluten) and sugar. I haven't had either since May 1st this year, and it's getting easier and easier. I've even developed a sort of aversion to breads and sugar since I have learned what all it does to my body. I'm all about healthy foods now.

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
I will keep exercising with my favorite show when I (hopefully) get an all clear from my doctor.
I will not fret about still using real cream in my coffee. I do not have a dairy issue and so it never effected me in that manner, and it is on my diet plan, so all is good and I'm enjoying my coffee again.
I learned that it is best to have these check up procedures, even if I think nothing is wrong. and will schedule them as needed.
I will just stick with the diet plan... or rather... my new way of eating for life.

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I haven’t been willing to give up ice cream or passing up treats at family meals or with kids,or at potlucks

1. I will eat a healthy breakfast before church and bring something good for me to eat.
2. I will bring salads to my children’s homes when I babysit
3. I will fill up on a fuel pull snack and veggies before a party.
4. I will fill up my water bottle for on the way home and have an after work snack in my lunch box

Today I did great at our church coffee time. When I came home I had ice cream with lunch
I ate candy when we babysat our grandchildren

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What I'm not willing to change:

1. I'm not willing to change who I am.

2. I'm not willing to make changes in my diet.

3. I'm not willing to give up ice cream and potato chips.

4. I'm not willing to change how my family works because of SP.



1. I will look into myself and ask my DH if there is something should change.

2. I'm willing to add some fruits and vegetables to my diet.

3. I'm willing to only eat ice cream and potato chips if they fit into my program.

4. I'm willing to have more healthy snacks available.

Lives in Salt Lake City, Ut.


Have a peaceful day.


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Day 7 - Not willing to change

Judging by my behavior lately, there are apparently a couple three things I'm not willing to do:
Give up sweets/ junk food.
Exercise consistently, unless it's something like yardwork (which doesn't "seem like" exercise to me).
Ever hit my range, on calcium. I'm not fond of dairy except I do eat cheese. But not every day.

Make small changes:
I'm a firm believer in "anything, in moderation" but I also think I could cut back on the treats and junk, it just leads to cravings for things that aren't healthy choices. I will include something sugary or junk food just once a week.

I read the lesson this morning and wrote my answers in my notebook. I was tempted not to go out and walk because it was so hot and humid-- but after thinking about the exercise thing-- I harnessed up the dog and off we went, for a walk. She loved it. Felt so good about the whole thing, that we'll go out again tomorrow morning.

I will do a little research on calcium supplements.

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Day 7~Not willing to Change

I have made many changes but I am not consistent with some of them such as no eating after 7 PM. I'm still allowing myself extra treats on the weekend. I over celebrated food-wise yesterday. emoticon Tracking food is one thing that I really hate to do.

Changes I need to make:
Stop fooling myself and admit this will behavior will show up on the scale.
Get back on track with a positive attitude reminding myself of all that I do right and of my mantra, "Fall down 7 times, get up 8".

Plan: Get streaks going with my dot calendar and encouragement from my SP accountability friend. Start food tracking if my weight continues to trend up. I will have the extra boost to get back to tracking with the upcoming 5% Challenge.

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I am not willing to give up on myself.
I am not willing to give up desserts
I am not willing to remove sugar from my morning coffee

I can make wise food choices when I’m with friends.
I can exercise ten minutes more.
I can drink more water.
I can tell myself I’m doing it for my health.

New plan.....I will try to watch my carbs.
I will try to record my food here on Spark People.

Edited by: GLORIAZ at: 6/24/2018 (18:27)
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In the past my list would have been longer but I've worked on a lot of "not's" and have conquered many especially in the area of food. Seeing my success in those attempts (I no longer eat cheese, dairy, most processed foods, bread as just a few examples and items I loved and thought I'd never be able to give up) I now know I CAN tackle my "I'm not willing to do's" and be successful.

So mine currently would fall into the exercise category. I say I will exercise - but I do not. Obviously I am not willing. I "feel" willing, at times I even think I'm willing but I guess I am just not committed "enough" to even start. I intended to this week - had the plan - did not follow through.

Honestly, I am not even ready to make a plan/commitment today as I don't feel it would be from the heart. So that's where I'm at … not going to beat myself up/feel guilty (as I would in past) … just going to "sit" with it and figure out why I'm not willing - rather not willing and able to follow through with any plan I come up with.

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Day #7.....Not Willing to change

I also think this is a tough one. There are already a few things that I have changed such as eliminating all cream and sugar from my coffee daily and eliminating all Impulse eating, like going thru the drive thru at any fast food joint just because I feel hungry.

The ones that I am not willing to change are easy: my outings with MAWMAW101 where we have a healthy meal......my outings with Bella where we choose to have a special "date" meal.... my occasional cup of ice cream, just because I can.

My new plan, however, is that when I do go on these special outings make sure I make the best choices for me and my healthy lifestyle plan. emoticon


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I love the interaction of this team as we learn and grow togehter! I wrote my post earlier this morning.Around 9 AM I suggested we go for a walk which turned into a 1.5 mile trail hike at one of our favorite locations, Crosswinds Marsh. We walked on boardwalks over the water, then on gravel lined trail, then on unimproved trail, then through a wooded area. It was a delightful 40 minute trek and our first long one in months.

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change - 06/24/18

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.

I'm not willing to stop going out to eat.
I'm not willing to give up all snacks / sweets.
I'm not willing to join a gym.

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

I can use the calorie information on most menus to make the healthier choice. Reduce/eliminate fried foods. I can be sure my snack is nutritious. Things like a banana with chocolate syrup, walnuts, and cherries. I can use my home exercise equipment and dance to youtube videos and workout to SP exercise videos.

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
Plan and track my meals daily.
Cook at home for at least 2 meals daily.
Commit to exercise 15 minutes daily.
Find nutritious snack recipes.


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Day 7 - Not willing to change

*Several things I am not willing to do:

-I am not willing to give up having lunch out with t*he girls
-I am not willing to live on a diet that is too calorie, or foods restrictive
-I am not willing to say no when Hubs wants to go out to dinner
-I am not willing to go to a gym

*Several years ago there would have been many more things on that list. Now I check menus on line ahead of time to deal with meals out; I order wisely but if I go over my calorie limit I cut back on the next meal or next day's meals.
I eat healthy foods, get plenty of protein, watch the sugar and salt and exercise portion control rather than following an explicit, restrictive diet. I never "fad" diet.
I exercise at home. Spark videos are great and if I just want 10 minutes (even less) there are videos that short.

*No new plan; I think my plan will work for me over time. I just need to work the plan!

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Day 7

Today

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
This one is tough because I think I'm willing to do whatever it takes but my results clearly prove that's not true. Amazing how I am so blind to my own behavior. I'm really working on breaking this down so I get a breakthrough!
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
Until I Identify them i can't make changes so first step is to Identify the areas!
• Record your new plan and follow through with it today
I am going to work on this for the remainder of today. First to recognize what I haven't been willing to do, then adjust my attitudes and finally implement a plan.

emoticon update: I was just reading others answers and the word commit jumped out at me. Then the thought came that it's not just commit its actually follow through. I commit easily my weakness is follow through! Now I know the problem- now to find answers to correcting it! Then implementing a plan!

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
I read this one last night and had a tough time with it. It's no easier this morning. In the past it would have been that I was unwilling to give up my nightly pre-dinner wine or beer. But I've done just that for several months now to my benefit on the scale (and quality of sleep).

I would say that I'm not really wanting to give up cream in my morning coffee or cheese...but my recent annual physical blood work shows that my bad cholesterol is a bit higher. My good cholesterol has always been pretty high so that has offset the high total number. My dr. advises a lower carb diet and more fish oil. I already don't eat any red meat and very little chicken and fish. I'm vegetarian about 90% of the time, and I don't want to go lower carb by adding more meat. Prior to the bloodwork I'd been enjoying almost daily shrimp for several weeks as it's been on sale, so that might have had something to do with the reading. At this point I'm a bit confused as to how much my diet is actually influencing the readings.

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
I can cut down on some of the saturated animal fats such as cream in my coffee and cheese emoticon (tough one!). I can start monitoring my cholesterol intake on the nutrition tracker. I can aim for the lower range of carbs on the nutrition tracker and achieve this by going lighter on things with sugars. Use fruit to take the place of some of the treats like frozen yogurt.

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.
I've made the addition of cholesterol as a nutrient to track on my nutrition tracker.
Will try to consciously keep my carbs on the low end of the reading. Frozen yogurt definitely does not help!

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Day#7 Not willing to change
I don’t think I’ve ever had the thought that I’m not willing to change, my problem has been in saying I’m going to change and then looking back and seeing that the change lasted a split-second.
A couple of things that come to mind that do need to change are:
*my haphazard exercise routine - I need to make it a morning priority, 10am is exercise time!
*remembering hubby’s food he leaves behind is not mine to eat, toss if necessary!

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I am willing to keep adding minutes to my exercise.
I am willing to continue journaling.
I am NOT WILLING to give up on ME.
I am willing to get outdoors more and learn to cope with the humidity (Ugh)

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• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

I am not willing to join and pay for a gym to get in my exercise.
I have 5 and 10 pound dumbbells at home. I will review the various exercise videos on Spark People and incorporate some of those movements into my home strength training routine.

I will walk outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature at least twice a week for 30 minutes.




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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change

In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?

Today

• Identify several things you are not willing to do. Exercise is hard for me as I hate doing it alone, now it take me a while to get home from work so I am tired and cranky-

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them. Need to schedule time, and follow t hru-
Keep being consistant with journaling then start tracking exchanges

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

Mow lawn -home tonight
Mow mom lawn tomorrow
schedule a few days at gym
Journal food and measurements no matter what



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Those are great, Mr Owl!

I find it quite hard to think of what I am not willing to do; I'm posting the prompts here & will ponder a-while!

Identify several things you are not willing to do. OK - I'm still finding this a bit hard, and I don't feel they are things I'm going to change today.............

(1) eating goal - being completely dairy-free, wheat-free, sugar-free
(2) exercise goal - pushing myself beyond the comfortable - especially in strength & cardio

• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.

(1) choose not to buy dairy, wheat, sugar - alternatives to dairy and wheat are available to me, sugar is unnecessary

(2) do the Daily Dare on Darebee at least once a week - let's say Sunday! and do it today!

• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

Put a reminder on my menu-plan and shopping list
Do the Daily Dare (40 climber toe-taps)
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I have not been willing to commit to 30 minutes of exercise each day.
...I will start my exercise anyway and take it from there to hopefully finish in one workout.
...If I stop sooner I will schedule a makeup session in the evening.
I have been reluctant to refuse extra helpings from my wife at dinner.
...I will remind my wife when I think I had enough already.
...When she says she can't eat everything on her plate I will say I can't eat it either.
I feel that I can't form the habits that are important to my success.
...I will visualized the day when my family honors me for inspiring them all to achieve their dreams. Mr. Owl

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Day 7 - Not Willing to Change

In your eating and exercise goals, what are you not willing to do? What do you keep holding on to, even though it affects your weight loss or ability to maintain?

Today

• Identify several things you are not willing to do.
• Decide how you could make small changes in those areas and get past them.
• Record your new plan and follow through with it today.

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