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Monday, November 11, 2013

I can't believe it's been over a year and I'm still as heavy as ever. Will I ever learn? If being thin was easy - everyone would be thin. I just can't seem to focus on the goal. I need some motivation and drive, not to mention will power. I hope try number 4,000 will be the one.

My son tells me I set my goals too high. He says I should break my weight loss down into pieces so I don't have so much to lose and can achieve it and feel good. Let's try that. I hope to lose 20 pounds by the end of the year. Not as much as I ideally would like, but I think it is a goal that is achievable.

My mind is powerful. I find that I have very few mirrors in my house. The reason, in my mind I don't look "that" bad. Only when I show up in pictures, or catch a glimpse in the mirror, I am surprised and appalled at what I see. My reaction is - "I can't look like that", but I do and it's time to change. I want to be able to dress in cute jeans, a sweater, scarf and boots and look good, not frumpy. I want to be able to bend over and tie my shoes without it becoming a workout. I want to be able to wear sleeveless shirts in public. With all that I want, I have to make changes. I have to want this for me. Wish me luck!
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  • RENLLY
    Small and Medium goals are important. I usually have two smaller goals - one based on a date that I want to lose X amount by, and then another where I want to get to a certain number (but no specific date).

    Also add in non weight goals - ones involving exercise, food, water, etc These will help with the weight goals.
    2670 days ago
  • CHANGEOLA
    I think your son made a very smart suggestion. I also think that maybe adding a few mirrors would be a good idea, a little bit of reality would keep your goal in mind. Start small, meal to meal and move at every opportunity. emoticon emoticon of luck!
    2670 days ago
  • MISSYV_1501
    How about breaking down your goals even smaller. Like if you drink a lot of soda, have a goal of not drinking soda for a week. No sweets for 1 week then 2. Or have a goal of going up the stairs at work instead of the elevator. The small things are what build up to the bigger. I'm on the same boat as you but I have found that the small changes I have made make a huge difference.
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    2670 days ago
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