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Re-thinking my goals...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I keep making my goals BIG ... and then I give up to easily on them because they seem unattainable.

So, I've made my #1 goal to get UNDER 200 pounds, preferably on or before March 31, 2007. That is the next big bellydance event I will sponsor locally and it is six months away. That means 36 pounds in six months, which is much more attainable than looking at 100 pounds.

Mini goal to get there: Every 5% I lose (12 pounds to round it up), means a new outfit from Dress Barn! The Dress Barn here has the CUTEST and most stylish plus size clothing in town. I HATE almot everything in my closet...very old, very stretched out, and very unattractive. This will be a good motivator!

Lastly, I am going to track and report my calories in/burned to a Spark buddy daily - I haven't been accountable to myself, so being accountable to her will be a good step.


The Pain of Regret

Monday, October 09, 2006

BuffedStuff has this quote under her signature (or something to it's effect anyway)
Which do you prefer? The pain of discipline or the pain of regret?

Right now I am drowning in the pain of regret.

I have gained every single effing pound back.

I procrastinated, I binged, I stopped exercising. I was lazy. I was selfish.

I'm feeling the pain of regret in a big way...but I can't change what I didn't do. I can only control this moment. So far, I have eaten my high-fiber low fat breakfast, tracked what went into my mouth and did my strength training. It's another day, a day to start learning some discipline.

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AMANDAHE 11/1/2006 11:24PM

  That makes sense, I know I do the same thing, it is easy to lose sight of the mini goals because you are so focused on the big goal.

Being accountable to someone else is a great idea, supporting, listening, inspiring each other thru this.

Can't wait to hear about your first "new" item of clothing! Woo Hoo!

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Lesson Learned

Saturday, September 23, 2006

I felt crappy all week and didn't exercise much.

So today, I weighed in....and I gained 2.5 pounds, and gained 3/4 inch back around my waist.

Reminding myself it's just one weigh/measure in- it's not the destination.

Excerise is essential to this journey. Lesson Learned.

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AMANDAHE 10/9/2006 2:35AM

  Don't give up, keep at it. The weight didn't appear overnight, and it won't dissapear overnight.


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What is my motivation?

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I'm considering what my motivation for losing weight is, and where is it coming from - inside or outside?

1. Health. I do not want to end up like my parents. Both with adult-onset diabetes, both falling apart physically by late 60's. My family tends to live long lives...and I don't care for the last 20-30 years of it to be hell because I didn't take care of myself.

2. I want to look good in costume. This may sound really shallow. As a performer, instructor, promoter....I often feel I don't get taken seriously because of my weight. Bellydance is my passion....and my weight is hindering my marketability. Not that I have to be a Barbie, not by any means. But I am obese - frankly said, but true. By losing the weight, I will have more energy and stamina and my performances will "pop" again, and I won't see the glaze come over people's eyes of "oh, the fat chick is gonna dance."

At the moment, those are my two motivations to do this - to stick with it even when the honeymoon is over...which it is. Time to go back and read "buffedstuffed's" page...she is excellent at saying it like i need to hear it, lol.


Baaaaad attitude

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I need an attitude adjustment in a pretty big way. Woke up in a bad mood and I'm having a hard time changine my frame of mind.

Haven't been eating well the last 24 hours..too many calories and too much junk. Trying to get myself back in mode - water, healthy food, better attitude.

The weather is gray and damp...just like my mood. In the past, I went to bed and hid or ate myself into a stupor. Neither of those are choices today. I'm left with "feeling the feelings" which sucks to be frank. I've self-medicated with food all my life...drugs or alchol weren't choices, but sugar sure was! So here I am, facing my first hard day on the spark program, and wondering how I can get through it without eating. Suggestions?


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