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A GOAL WITHOUT A PLAN IS ONLY A DREAM

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

I hate to admit this, but 6 weeks ago I fell and broke my ankle. This put me down for a few days, and a little limited for the rest of the time. Of course, I had to drop out of water aerobics and had to stay off my feet and keep the leg propped. This put a real damper on my exercise program. It also put me on the pity pot. I could not go to Weight Watchers because of the distance from the parking lot to the meeting room and the ramps to climb in between. . I let the whole episode put me into an eating mode and I certainly did that - eat.

As you probably have guess by now, the pounds took advantage of my lack of exercise and indulgence into the food. The pounds showed up in hordes to claim my body. I am certainly not going to admit here how many pounds I did put on, as I am ashamed. These pounds really got in the way of things I needed to adjust because of the boot that I had to wear.

But this is turning around. Two teams that I am on are starting their spring rounds now and there is a lot of enthusiasm within both teams. I am active with both. Both have lots of good plans in the works for the new rounds. I am most definitely going to take advantage of everything both teams have to offer.

My plans:

Activity

Use my new WW Activity Link that my dearest friend got for me.
Go to water aerobics at least 3, maybe 4, times a week
Use my off days to do a lot of strength training.
Start with short lengths and gradually build up my walking

Nutrition

Because of the activity link, I will start tracking my foods on WW Etools
Plan my meals ahead of time
Concentrate on WW power foods
Partner with my dear friend in sharing nutrition plans
Replace junk with fruit

Mentally

Self talk more about my worth and meaning
Remind myself each day at day break that I am worth every effort that goes into these efforts
Work more on the positive and wash away the negative
Absorb the positive in all my teams
Be more positive and not be a downer

Setting this plan, I must remind myself that I have to Just Do It and not push them aside. As my dear friend told me, I need to do it or get off the pot.

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  • GAILANN48
    What a wonderful plan! Since I'm reading this quite a while after you posted, I'm hoping your ankle is healed and that you're firmly on the road to your goals. It's a pleasure to meet you, "riddle maker," and I look forward to getting to know you a bit. Hope your day is a beautiful one!
    :) Gail
    2293 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    Let's get back on track with the BLC Black Panthers!!!!
    2319 days ago
  • AALLEY2
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    2367 days ago
  • MASTERCARE
    and action will complete that goal!

    You have had a hard road lately......and it shall take time to get back on your feet...no pun intended.

    i am looking forward in hearing good reports on your new buddy...the active link!

    Don't be hard on yourself.....

    get ready to heal.
    2377 days ago
  • GRLTAZ
    Alice, I agree with doglady also. You have nothing to be ashamed of. The people who have no vices or habits to turn to during difficult times are the people who do more poorly. you have to have a release for the feelings of loneliness, boredom, helplessness, or what ever you feel. The trick as you well know is to have a healthy habit in pace for when those feelings crop up and interfere with life. You are a great planner and when motivated, a great doer. I am anxiously awaiting the day you hit your goals. Keep plugging away girlfriend !
    2377 days ago
  • PATTISTAMPS
    I agree with doglady! You did nothing to be ashamed of. We all have those moments in life where we are overwhelmed and we turn to food for comfort. If we didn't, we probably wouldn't need Spark! (you know those people who CAN'T eat when they are upset or worried or whatever!) But you are on it, and you have a plan, and we are going to ROCK the Firecrackers this challenge! I feel a 1st place coming on for us! WE CAN DO THIS!!!
    2377 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13590869
    You have a great plan for getting back on track. emoticon
    2377 days ago
  • RUBYSNANA
    This blog is emoticon ! I am sorry that you broke your ankle and gained some weight, but I love where it has lead you. You have put a marvelous plan in place. It is so well thought out. You know exactly what you need to do and you have made plans that will get the weight off, get you moving your body, and raise your self esteem. It doesn't get better than that! emoticon

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    2377 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Great blog! Being off your feet for that long is tough. I went through something similar (ankle tendon replacement surgery) that had me laid up for 3 months and then another three or more in PT. Yeah it took it's toll, but I'm now better than I was and can do more with less pain.

    I know you can overcome this too. Good luck and have fun!
    2377 days ago
  • STRONGDAWG
    Do not be ashamed. You did nothing shameful. You broke your ankle and you recovered from that injury. Hold your head high. Give yourself the love and respect that you deserve.

    Not entirely on topic but this essay is very good.

    http://huff.to/1h6kCzR

    2378 days ago
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