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Picking Myself Back Up- 40 Days At A Time!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hey Sparkies,

Soooooo when I last blogged I was on cloud nine and basking in the glow of my accomplishments. I thought that I was ready to go forth and achieve more. Unfortunately I thought wrong. Despite several attempts I just couldn't get myself back in the "groove" that had granted me such success. I eventually basically stopped trying for about 3 weeks to a month now and as someone put it today not just fell off the wagon but got run over by it! emoticon

Well to be honest I probably wasn't as bad as the picture but nonetheless it's time to brush myself off and get my life moving in the right direction again.

I did the math and according to the SP calculator if I start tomorrow and make concerted efforts that allow me to lose 1.5 pounds per week, I should be able to reach my goal weight of 140 pounds by May 26, 2018 (4 days before my 27th birthday). I think I've yo-yoed and been on this weight loss rollercoaster for too long now. I would really like to get off and give the weight maintenance ferris wheel a try. emoticon

So what is my plan to achieve this? Honestly it's basically the same plan I've had for about all of the latter part of this year. I have 165 days between tomorrow and May 26th and so I've decided to attack those 165 days basically 40 days at a time. In each 40 day block I'm going to focus not on the scale but on my:
1. Eating -no more than 2000 calories a day and no more than 2 servings of junk food a day, also not bringing more than 2 servings of junk food into my house at any one time (because it's as they say "You can't eat what you don't have")
2. Exercising- doing my scheduled Beachbody workout or a suitable alternative and meeting my 10,000 step goal daily.

I'm really going to focus on cultivating and rewarding these habits because I have direct control over each and every one of them versus the scale which I think we all know is as fickle as they come.

These goals are as I said nothing new because I saw no need to change them, all that I need to do is follow them.

I'm writing all this here as a guide for myself but also as a way to stay accountable to all of you wonderful people who support me on this crazy, definitely not a straight road journey of mine.

So if you're off the wagon as I was, feel free to jump back on with me. No need to wait for a new year or even a new week because as I always say emoticon emoticon emoticon
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