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Lemon Challenge-Week 1

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Week 1 challenge is to list 5 things that are holding me back.

1. Me. I doubt myself and give up too easily. My boss is always pointing out to me that, when I want or need something for my store, I take 'No' for an answer too easily. He is right! I do that in every aspect of my life. I do it at work. I do it at home. I do it with my exercise. I do it with my eating. If it's hard or complicated, I shy away from it. It's called choosing the path of least resistance. I take the easiest path. And that, my friends, is what got me here to begin with.

2. Lack of focus. I don't take the time to focus on Me. It seems that everything is just so busy and I don't have time to take for me. I need to make time!

3. Tracking. I am not as diligent as I should be with my food tracker. I really need to take the time to track what I am eating again. No excuses.

4. Lack of support. I am trying to go this alone and it is not working. I have my SP support but I need to build a support network at home.

5. And last, but not least: Smoking. Yes, yes, I know...Why are you smoking? You are killing yourself! Just quit! I know all the statistics and all the reasons why I should quit. I have been a smoker for 21 years and I know I have to quit to make the life changes I want. I have seen first-hand the effects of years of smoking on many people in my life and I don't want to be another statistic. Anyone who has ever been a smoker knows that this is a personal battle that can be the easiest or the hardest thing to do. I have personally known people that can pick them up and put them down like they are nothing and I have known people that battle so hard to put them down and still can't do it. For me, it's hard.


Bonus~Reflecting-What I want to work on during this Fall Challenge.
- I want to focus on quitting smoking. I am going to try my hardest to cut back and finally, to quit completely.

- I am also going to work on building a support network here at home. Finding someone to exercise with me and help with accountability.

I want to rock this challenge! Go Lemons!
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  • LISAMG1220
    Hey Lemon friend! Right there with you on working to break the nicotine habit. I do sparkpeople and a weekly weight loss class at my Y, so I understand about needing a home connection. Just know that no matter what we are here for you. We can do this together! :)
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  • SHRINK_U
    I have been known to take the path of least resistance, too. We can do this girl. I have quit smoking a few times in my life.. I really wish you the best!!! If you are ever interested in trying electronic cigarettes I can tell you about my experience with them.

    I know you are going to rock this challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    2896 days ago
  • 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    You've addressed your issues.....now it is time to put your plan into action!

    Always know you have the support of your LEMON friends!
    2896 days ago
  • MYSTIC_WITCH
    Good for you - I know it will be hard but you can quit smoking!
    I am so proud of you for trying.
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    2896 days ago
  • TIBI183
    Love this blog. I think the first step to success is writing down your struggles instead of keeping them in your mind. I would love to hear how this challenge is going for you. So keep us posted.
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    2897 days ago
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