Monday, October 08, 2007

TODAY I am 3.5 LBS LIGHTER from last week!!! Yay!!!

289 - 09/18/07 SW
275 - 10/08/07 today
-- a total of 14 lbs in my first 3 weeks on Spark People

Continuing to ELIMINATE EXCUSES...
I am a perfectionist-- and it has really crippled me during my past weight-loss efforts. If I couldn't do it perfectly, then I wouldn't do it at all. THIS TIME I will succeed because I am no longer concentrating on my past failures or even results-- I am concentrating on positive self-talk, motivation and eliminating all excuses.

Recently I realized... babies don't just get up and start running, they learn to crawl, then walk, then run... and there's lots of falling in the midst of all their trying. Obviously, this healthy life-style doesn't come naturally for me...I need to learn how to live it.

So, I visualized myself as that "baby" learning to crawl, then walking, then running through to ultimate success! I realize that I'm going to fall along the way HOWEVER the more I practice good choices, the better I get at making better choices. It is then that I will become adept at that elusive healthy lifestyle. Picturing myself as that baby helped relax the perfectionist inside me. I AM LEARNING-- and continue to learn-- day by day, moment by moment, choice by choice.

I am an emotional eater-- I discovered it this last week by self-analyzing. I've always been in denial. I have failed at weight-loss in the past because I concentrated on my down-falls and my failures. This time I am succeeding because I am concentrating on thinking positively-- learning to love myself and taking the time to appreciate my qualities. I picture myself at my goal weight doing all the things I want to do. For me, it's a battle with my mind. (That's why I collect motivational quotes-- SEE MY MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES COLLECTION BLOG.)

Today's a NEW DAY! I will live it with passion and find that extra bit of love for myself and tell myself that I deserve a healthy lifestyle and gorgeous body.

"Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." -- H.L. Hunt
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    Yes!!! A good blog to reread when temptation comes my way.
    4992 days ago
    I am so very happy for you, and PROUD of how you've begun to conquer the excuse/perfectionism demons.

    I'm down also, so we can keep chasing each other all the way to goal!!
    5001 days ago
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