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Starting a new year

Monday, January 04, 2021

I've been thinking, analyzing and pondering about why my weight gain. So many thoughts swirling around in my head. Other blogs and helpful SP articles I've read, doing 5% challenges I start out strong and fizzle out makes me wonder what is going on with me??!! Am I back in that vicious cycle of feeling like a failure each time I try and don't succeed?? I KNOW I can do this. emoticon I had success with the 5% challenge not that long ago and the feeling was magical. I felt good, healthy, confident, proud of myself, walked taller, got new clothes that fit nicer, got compliments.....all the "feel good" emotions you get from succeeding a goal. emoticon I was doing all the right things to have a healthy lifestyle.......and, then... I got over confident, lazy with my actions, careless with control and 2020 hit us like a Mack truck. It's always easier to point a finger to place blame.....but, I must remember that when I point elsewhere there are three other fingers pointing back at me! I AM in control of only one person.......ME!

No doubt about it being sheltered in place was a challenge and downer for many. Having your freedom taken away so to speak or at least, significantly limited can change your attitude. I was reading some goals others had written for themselves for 2021. Drink more water emoticon , exercise more emoticon emoticon emoticon , portion control, eat more veggies emoticon , track food emoticon . All of these listed are a piece of the puzzle to have a healthy lifestyle. As I looked them over I realized I had lost sight of all these wonderful daily tasks. In addition, I live with and am a caregiver for unhealthy person with unhealthy eating habits who is unwilling to change. Although I am basically a happy, upbeat person often laughing and smiling I suspect with this past year being in "lock down" with DH I most likely am struggling with depression and not even realized it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

So, how do I help myself??? Well, all of the healthy daily living tasks are important but the MOST important for me was tracking everything I eat. Seeing the numbers of calories add up as the day progresses is such a (rude?) awakening! I think it is utmost important and necessary to do. It is so easy to just "pop" emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon something into our mouth throughout the day/evening and not even think of the consequences with calorie intake going off the chart!!

It goes without saying then, my 2021 goal is TRACKING, TRACKING, TRACKING and get myself back to feeling like the successful person I know I am capable of being. emoticon

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    Thanks, Lois...determination led to success in the past for you, and I'm pretty sure you still have that drive! Keep at it and we'll figure out how to get to make some significant progress during the upcoming challenge. Sending hugs and love! J emoticon
    55 days ago
    Okay Lois,,,, what you doing in my head? In my body?

    I could of written this blog with a few exceptions. I don't have a mate with unhealthy habits , its just me and Izzy and she doesn't encourage any type of eating (WELL IF SHE COULD she'd be DEMANDING I get DELI MEAT, that's her absolute favorite. I've been owned by Izzy for 9 years and she'd had it maybe 3 times!) not that I am a HEALTHY eater, we both know I AM NOT!!

    I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! TY TY TY TY!! making my wheels RUN!!

    Hey it's 2021 and we CAN DO THIS,, nahhhhh that's a saying and can be a cop out,, so instead "WE WILL DO THIS!"
    56 days ago
    emoticon TRACKING emoticon
    57 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Well said and indeed excellent goals. I too managed to find a percentage of the "Covid 15". I was not happy ..but then twisted it to think.. I am still here..I can still do what I need to do and I am grateful for that.
    Tracking makes such a huge difference indeed!!
    Your attitude is great ..I believe in you!!
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    57 days ago
    57 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    I try to track everyday but sometimes I forget. Hopefully will do better this year!!
    57 days ago
    Hi, Lois, I'm there with you. I suspect the same has happened to me and I agree that tracking is the best tool. Time to get back on track. Happy New Year. Wishing you the best at going back on track and an awesome year in all senses as well. emoticon
    57 days ago

    Make today the greatest day of your life
    Until tomorrow!

    Accept the priceless gift - the joy of work. Apply the greatest value in life: love people and serve them. You will attract big and generous portions of success.
    W. Clement Stone
    57 days ago
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