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Commencing to Prepare

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

My friend tells the story of a law firm that charged her family for "commencing to prepare" for their case. I don't know if that is true or not, but I am taking the idea for myself for at least the first part of 2015. When I have tried to lose weight in the past, I have tried to battle it while not being consistent with the foundation activities that have a huge impact on weight loss success. So I am going to start 2015 by only focusing on the basics. I want to get back to consistency so I am not fighting against myself.

So, for now, these are my short-term goals. I am not looking to be perfect about it. I am a perfectionist and I get too weirded out when I goof up..My focus is 80%. I CAN achieve these things 80% (or more) of the time!!

1. Exercise 15 minutes per day. This is a tough one for me because I really HATE it. I have made it 6 days so far and I am beginning to cultivate a new attitude toward it.

2. Check and record my blood sugar at least once per day. Not a perfect way to manage my diabetes, but it is a starting point.

3. Take all medications as prescribed. I had gotten away from this and really created a road block for myself in many, many ways.

4. Get that darn potato chip monkey off my back. I am tired of being a slave to a root. For now I am banning all chips. I need to kick the habit totally before I can start over and develop a healthy relationship with them as an occasional treat, not a daily food staple.

5. Keep a jar of positive thoughts I have about me. These can include successes toward my goals, compliments I give myself, or something else that focuses on retraining the negative messages toward myself.

Five short-term goals might seem like a lot, but they are really just single goals in various aspects of my life. Not sure when I will consider myself ready to move on from these goals, but for right now, the action is more important than the time.
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  • CATANTIGO
    You accomplished one thing for #5, you wrote a wonderful blog. What a positive list. Great job!!!
    2111 days ago
  • NGCHILD
    Love this list Linda -- print it out and post it on the fridge, in the bathroom, your office .... EVERYWHERE!!

    2015 is our year!! We can and will continue to do this!!

    So glad you are back!!

    Nic
    2112 days ago
  • AKELAZ
    Great blog! I've been trying to do the same thing - broadly speaking. I need to observe your number 3 - I'm rubbish at taking medication strictly. LOVE the jar of positive thoughts - DEF going to adopt that.
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    2113 days ago
  • MERAINA
    This is Awesome!
    You got it Done Girl!


    2113 days ago
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