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Weigh-In (Week 1) :: Time for a reset

Friday, June 08, 2012

emoticon Down 2 pounds.

Starting Weight: 229.8
Last Week's Weight: 229.8
Current Weight 227.8
Total Loss: 2.0 pounds.

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Since I've officially set a weight loss goal for myself, and announced it to the whole world on my blog, I figured it was time to officially reset my mentality. First up, the new goal:

I want to lose 30 pounds by the end of 2012.

Doesn't sound like much, but with how much I've been struggling over the past two years, it will be a huge triumph to succeed. I desperately want to be under 200 pounds. That's been my goal from day one.

I'm feeling a little bit like an idiot for starting and stopping so many times. I just didn't feel like my last "go of it" was really with full commitment. I want to start fresh and really, REALLY go at this again. I'm so sick of worrying about my stupid weight. I want it to be over!

So here is my plan (for now, I reserve the right to change it at any time):

NUTRITION
Track my food daily.
Eat between 1800-2000 high-quality calories a day.
Drink 4 liters of water daily.
Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily.
Limit added sugar to less than 30 grams per day.

FITNESS
Monday: 30 minutes interval cardio, lower body and core strength
Tuesday: 30 minutes interval cardio, upper body strength
Wednesday: Rest day
Thursday: Super, crazy intense cardio and strength interval workout (yet to be determined!)
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: 30 minutes interval cardio, lower body and core strength
Sunday: 30 minutes interval cardio, upper body strength

MENTAL
Write a weekly blog post on SparkPeople recounting all the emotional “goo” for the week.
Spend Sunday evening preparing for a healthy week by cooking food, planning workouts, etc.
Browse motivational stories and blogs one day a week.

And also, since I'm resetting, it's time to reset my milestones and rewards. Here they are:

M I L E S T O N E # 1
224.8 pounds
5 pounds lost
REWARD: Day of pampering

M I L E S T O N E # 2
219.8 pounds
10 pounds lost
REWARD: Day at the beach

M I L E S T O N E # 3
216.8 pounds=13 pounds lost
Lowest adult weight
REWARD: New pair of jeans

M I L E S T O N E # 4
209.8 pounds
Out of the 210s=20 pounds lost
REWARD: New purse

M I L E S T O N E # 5
199.8 pounds
100s, Overweight BMI, Goal=30 pounds lost
REWARD: New piece of jewelry

Let's do this!
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  • no profile photo CD12513212
    Well, dear Cassie, after I have read your whole Blog now, I also read your Anytime Health Column and as this was also completed, I have been looking forward to your weekly Sparkposts - where are they? :D I don't want to annoy you and hope that the only reason you didn't write the last weeks is, that you are having no emotional "goo" at the moment ;)

    I stepped on the scale today and have to join the next chapter of weightloss too :) Reanimating my Spark-account was the first step into the right direction.

    Looking forward hearing from you! Greetings from Germany!
    Katrin
    3255 days ago
  • CALLIKIA
    You've got some great goals and awesome rewards set up for yourself! You can do it!
    3260 days ago
  • MYOWNHERO
    Great goals and rewards!
    3271 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12461816
    Don`t give up! Do your best and results will find U!
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    3291 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4764832
    Great plan...my mantra is always one at a time....
    3293 days ago
  • NATPLUMMER
    Great plan!
    3293 days ago
  • PAPER_WINGS18
    I admire you soooo much, Cass. I am really proud of you, and I have no doubt that you will see 100s by the end of 2012!
    3293 days ago
  • TYANDCARSMOM
    I love the plan... think I may steal it (if you don't mind)
    3293 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I've missed you and am so glad to see you back here on SP! I like that you are restarting your goals in all areas. I found that by joining a challenge and setting my other goals via teams that I am more accountable.
    You can do this, and yes, as Hannahscloudy says, turn it all around to a positive. I made a contract with myself that I've typed up and taped inside of the bathroom medicine cabinet. It sure helps on those days when I feel like things just aren't going my way.
    But things are going your way - you are back here!
    3293 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12405895
    Good Morning! Food for thought, keep what you may like and throw the rest. emoticon

    YOU WROTE:
    I'm feeling a little bit like an idiot for starting and stopping so many times. I just didn't feel like my last "go of it" was really with full commitment. I want to start fresh and really, REALLY go at this again. I'm so sick of worrying about my stupid weight. I want it to be over!

    When I think or write similar thoughts, the Book says how would you support/encourage a friend with these thoughts.. (THIS HAS IMPACTED MY WHOLE DAY, life style change, and how I feel about myself.)

    POSSIBLE EXAMPLE: (SELF TALK) - Sunshine, you have done so much for yourself. emoticon You are NOT an idiot, please let go feelings you have attached to what you see as little failures, don't worry about your weight! EVERYTHING, you have thought felt, experienced, has gotten you to this point in your life right now!! Your ready to go, ONE DAY AT A TIME! You go girl, YOU got this!
    Accept who you are, with all your thoughts today. Your pretty cool!

    Sorry, I'm practicing seeing negative thoughts and how to turn it around in my own head.

    The rest of your plan - WOW you have laid it out so WELL!! In written word, and with goals and rewards laid out, AWESOME.

    Have a great Day.
    3293 days ago
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