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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Today I turned 51 and I must say that I had a good day despite the fact that I could not talk secondary to this respiratory virus. Started getting sick Monday afternoon and despite my best efforts it got me....But my daughters fixed me breakfast and they cooked Thanksgiving dinner! I was "allowed" to cook the candied yams.....
I am grateful for my health and my children and that I am employed.

OK now moving forward!!! There are 365 days to 52. I want to accomplish something that I have not been successful at by 50 or 51......... REACH my GOAL WEIGHT!! SIGH!!!!!!!!! BIG SIGH!!!!!! So how much weight is this approx 35 pounds....

So why should it happen this year since it has not happened up to now. Well I have no logical answer except that I still want to loose the weight. That is why I am still here. I must give myself credit that I have managed to loose and keep off 6 pounds without a lot of head banging LOL

So I will spend the next 365 days working towards that goal. If I take the longest road at a little over .5 pounds per week(avg) it would take me just under 1 yr. I think this would be the closest method to "easing" my way to weight loss with continuous improvement as my goal!

I also want to deal with my acne more aggressively and that means going to the dermatologist. UGHHHHH I really don't want to do antibiotics but I cannot get it under control with natural methods. And my acne is triggered by stress and hormones. And I have a lot of that going on right now!

I need to QUIT waiting until I LOOSE the weight until I buy clothes, shoes etc. I have slipped back into that mode again this year.

This is what I need to accomplish within the week
1. Make an appt with the Dermatologist
2. Put myself in the my spending budget for clothes.
3. Look at my schedule for the next week and plan my exercise days

365 and counting!
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  • no profile photo CD9345843
    What a great plan and schedule of action. I know you can accomplish all your dreams. Heres to your best year yet :)
    3341 days ago
  • KARENA228
    Very insightful and informative. When that lightbulb goes "on", it's a major milestone. So be proud of yourself for that.

    THank you for sharing what you're learning. I appreciate you.
    3342 days ago
    Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry I haven't been here for you while you were sick. I also didn't know we were so close in birthdays! I turned 63 last Sunday. I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving despite it all, and how fun that you got to have a Thanksgiving birthday! I always miss it, lol.

    emoticon You'll make your goal weight, sooner or later, because you keep at it. It doesn't have to be fast!

    Hope you're feeling all better and back to normal by now. Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend!
    3342 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan! Setting a goal for the upcoming year and backing it up with weekly goals will help you to accomplish all that you hope for.

    Sorry to hear that you have been ill. I am glad that you were well taken care of on your birthday! Thanks for coming to my page and sharing my birthday as well! Take care. Kymm
    3343 days ago
    Happy Birthday to you. I'm so proud of how far you have come and your right....were still here because we really want to lose the weight. The time for that my friend is now for sure. You and me kid we needto make our goals and show these young folk what it is all about. I'm so glad your girls did the cooking, I wish I could get mine to. i did the cooking and the cleaning. Gotta love em though.
    3343 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Ah, waiting mode. Know it well. Faced up to it this week and got a haircut. Phew. I should also do some shopping.... And I'm supposed to make an appointment for routine blood work. Just haven't gotten around to it yet....

    Let's check in next Friday and see what we've managed to do to put ourselves back on the To Do list, OK??

    3343 days ago
    Happy birthday!
    3343 days ago
  • KARENA228
    Wishing you the very best on your birthday. Sorry that you're not feeling well. Hope you get better soon.

    Best of luck on your journey to goal. I know you can make it...
    3343 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1624779
    Happy Birthday! Glad to hear that regardless of feeling a bit under the weather that you had a good day. I wish you much success on your weight loss journey. I too need to not wait for the weight to leave before buying some clothes and working on my appearance. Wishing you much success.

    3343 days ago
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