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Spring Goals

Monday, March 17, 2014

Goals... yup, I have struggled with this for almost a year. What the heck is my problem? Life just keeps kicking me, but I get back up, dust off and take another step. Only problem is, my steps haven't been in the right direction no matter how hard I try. I'm going to keep getting up, no matter how much life gets in the way. Only this time, I'm going to focus on positive forward steps... This is simple really...

1. No excuses to eat my emotions!
2. Water, less sugary drinks. I can't do diet soda, yuck! so water or tea.
3. Positive reinforcements. Retrain my brain for positives vs negatives. Bad habit of only seeing my flaws..again.
4. Snacking..late night.. ugh! My plan of action is to start back w/my cross stitch or sewing so my hands are busy when I sit down for the evening. I'm finding too many nights I sit down to relax, a commercial comes on and boom - I'm in the kitchen for a snack. Gotta stop that NOW!
5. Breakfast. Back to the habit of eating something for breakfast again...

Ok, so most of mine are food related/water for now. But these are doable under any circumstance. Getting to the gym or working out are a bit more challenging for me right now and I want to stick with the stuff i know I can do no matter what happens. too many times, I've turned it into all or nothing so I'm focusing this Spring on the mental side. Then I'll get back to more physical goals.
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    Great goals!! They say that weight loss is 80% diet so focusing there will yield great results.

    I've been snacking at night too. Cross-stitch is a great idea to keep yourself busy.

    So glad you're here!! You GOT this!
    2505 days ago
    What are you going to cross stitch? I love doing some kind of needle work. right now I'm working on knitting a scarf for my daughter and then I'll do a matching one for her boyfriend...maybe I'll be done by Christmas! Good luck this week.


    2506 days ago
    I think those are great goals! And definitely yes to breakfast! Also, I hated diet soda too, so coming off soda was a challenge at first - I now just drink water. But I did find Stewarts diet rootbeer to be pretty good if I felt like I really needed a fix of something not water.


    2506 days ago
    Great basic goals! You can do this Diamond Girl! We are going to DAZZLE this challenge and make some Diamond dust!

    2507 days ago
  • AMY-MIMI77

    sounds like a great plan

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us
    Dazzling Diamonds ROCK

    2507 days ago
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    No excuses to eat my emotions......I too struggle with this. Your goals are great and attainable! emoticon
    2507 days ago
  • ANNMACP0212
    Your goals are realistic, achievable, and actionable! A trifecta for success! You can do this!!
    2507 days ago
    Losing weight is pretty much diet related. Exercising is just an added bonus. I think it is great that you are focusing on your food/water. That is going to help out with stress and make you feel alert and ready!

    2507 days ago
    Great to leave the "all or nothing" attitude behind and focus on a few things you can succeed at!

    2508 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    Great basic goals. emoticon emoticon Diamonds are going to ROCK this spring challenge! emoticon
    2508 days ago
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