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Taking It One Day At A Time

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Yesterday I looked at my blog that I had written at the beginning of 2010 to see what goals I accomplished for the year. Sad to say, but that I didn't do any of them. It's not that they were so out of reach, but I have been fighting with my motivation. I don't know why it is so hard for me to stay focus to lose the weight, I have lost 40 pounds before and stayed at that weight for a long time too. I think the main thing for me that is keeping me at this weight is that I am planning out my life and not living it. I need to learn to enjoy today instead of wondering what I am going to do 3 or 5 years from now. I need to take it one day at a time. I need to realize that it's okay to have dreams and goals, but I do need to enjoy the present. So, my main goal that I want to work on this year is to do just that. Don't worry so much about what my weight is going to be tomorrow or the next week. Focus more on making my eating and exercise and drinking at least 64 ounces a day a habit so that it will become second nature to me. I need to take my schooling one semester, one class at a time. I am so close to being finished that I need to make sure that I give each class my all and not just get through it. The jobs are out there and when it is time, the one that is for me will be there waiting! I need to make sure to enjoy these early years with my daughter because time is just passing by so fast and she is just growing up so fast before my eyes. I will be able to move out on my own for the final time. I know what I need to do, the only one who is stopping me from doing it is me. This year will be different as I will accomplish each and every goal that I have set for myself because I will be taking each of them one day at a time.
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  • BEACHGIRL76
    Try not to rely on motivation to keep you going because that fads away the moment you see something you want to eat or you're too sleepy to work out. You need to focus on your goals, where you want to be, and how you are going to get there. I haven't figured it all out with the food yet but I'm learning and slowly changing. I'm looking at this as a lifestyle change and it won't happen overnight. I don't give myself any excuses for working out though. It sucked the first few days but not as bad as usual because I want it SO bad. I guess my advise is to keep it at the front of your mind...that you WANT IT. You have to want it enough to change. And you have to ask yourself what are you willing to give up to get what you want? :) Good luck girl! I'll be with you all the way doing the same thing you are...changing for good!
    3815 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6097965
    I got a very similar story - too much planning and life slipping away from me too quickly!
    3815 days ago
  • FIVEJS
    That's the way to think!!1 emoticon
    3816 days ago
  • AFTERMYKIDS
    emoticon Great Blog!
    3816 days ago
  • -CEEG-
    My goals for last year didn't get accomplished either. So sad but true. This year I am more focused and am going to keep my reminders close at hand so that I can't let myself "Forget" to work towards my goals for this year.

    Stay Strong! We can do it.
    3816 days ago
  • -CEEG-
    My goals for last year didn't get accomplished either. So sad but true. This year I am more focused and am going to keep my reminders close at hand so that I can't let myself "Forget" to work towards my goals for this year.

    Stay Strong! We can do it.
    3816 days ago
  • -CEEG-
    My goals for last year didn't get accomplished either. So sad but true. This year I am more focused and am going to keep my reminders close at hand so that I can't let myself "Forget" to work towards my goals for this year.

    Stay Strong! We can do it.
    3816 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6853373
    Excellent perspective. I did reach most of my goals because instead of say.. "lose 40 pounds" I wrote lose weight. So it was pretty open ended. I love plans too! Love them, but like you I feel I'm planning my life and not living it, so that's one of my many goals for this year too. Good luck on your journey, and LIVE your journey! :)
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    3816 days ago
  • JULIAOAK
    great blog - emoticon emoticon
    3816 days ago
  • SEAGLASSQUEEN
    You have a very full plate...give yourself credit for who you are and what you have accomplished. I know that you are right in desiring to take life one day at a time. This is the only way that time comes to us. Enjoy the moments of your life!
    3816 days ago
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