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Twelve Words Can Say It All

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
- Chinese Proverb

It looks like the Chinese had this figured out way before I got here.
In another blog, I wrote about the fear of beginning, of failing.

I always think I have to do something drastic- then I don't follow through.
Like- "It's all or nothing."
Nothing is so much easier!

It makes more sense for me to accomplish reasonable goals & move on from there.

New goals as of September 29- for the next four weeks- October 27th weight 157.5

1. track food- stay in calorie range daily
2. exercise 30 minutes, five days a week
3. blog progress daily to stay accountable
4. either be active with teams or leave them- I spend too much time reading & not doing
5. be my own biggest supporter- I CAN do this.

Fall is my favorite time of year-a feast for the senses-, colorful, crisp, clear- the best time to begin- I won't say begin again because I have never really started.
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  • DONNYE2008
    Great goals! I liked the Chinese proverb, too.

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    4277 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    THOSE ARE REASONABLE GOALS AND YOU CAN DO THIS. ADD CONSISTENCY AS WELL - SOMETHING I NEED MORE OF ... KEEP BLOGGING, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HOW YOUR DOING. ONE THING WE FORGET IS THAT THE OLD US WAS AROUND A LOT LONGER, SO THE NEW US WE ARE SHAPING OR FORMING MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER FOR US TO "FIT INTO" ... KINDA LIKE A NEW PAIR OF GEANS... emoticon
    4279 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5128667
    Great post - very sensible suggestions - I wish nothing but the best for you, as always!
    4279 days ago
  • SUMMERHATS
    Jackie,
    Sounds like you have a good plan in place, one that can be achievable...that is the most important thing to have in place. You can do this for yourself, one step at a time.

    I hope many people read this blog and learn that it isn't an all or none process.

    Kathy
    4279 days ago
  • YOYOSTOP
    Good sensible blog. It has to be what works for you as you are a unique individual. I love this time of year also as fall prepares us for the sleep of winter. Have a great day.

    Shirl
    4279 days ago
  • NJMATTICE
    You took the words right out of my head! Or at least the chinese philosopher did. I am so grateful for the positive reinforcement and affirmation of what has being "whispered" into my ear this morning. It's my journey, it's my pace and I can speed up and slow down as long as I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Making the changes for me and discovering those habits that suit me best. Thanks so much for sharing your revelations this morning.
    -Nancy
    4279 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5553271
    Seems like you're taking a very reasonable approach. One day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. Small steps can still move you in the right direction and you'll gain momentum. I promise that. I started by walking for 10 minutes. That was an accomplishment for me. Now I'm doing more. You CAN do it!
    4279 days ago
  • MOMMIEHAMPTON
    I too have to get a better and more reasonable plan then the one I have. I talked to my personal trainer and she said trying to workout 3 times a day is hard to keep up with and you can get tired off it quick. So, I am going to slow it down a bit and pick other workouts and do it once a day, but I am still going to get my 1 mile in and my 10,000 steps a day. I love this blog because it is right on time for me:) Thank you!! Keep up the good work Tiger!! RoaRRRR!!
    4279 days ago
  • DAWNWS1
    Good for you! You CAN do this. One month at a time is not so hard and not so scary and a great start! I'm actually posting this proverb on my daughter's bedroom door because she is getting frustrated by her slow weight loss progress.
    4279 days ago
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