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A new challenge

Sunday, September 29, 2013

We have finished the 14-week challenge in the swedish support group I am in an are starting a new one that goes on until new years eve... I can notice that I feel good about being in the beginning - there is some sort of mental "diagnose" that is about not wanting to achieve goals... I have a book somewhere but can´t find it for the moment. But the idea is that one somehow is scared to be sucessful and mostly sabotage the effort before goal is achieved.

I could feel that when the finish line was coming up in our former challenge – I started to feel uncomfortable and my eating habits started to really rock and roll. The last week of the challenge left me without any weightloss – thank god wihout any weight gain either. And all together it has of course been a great success as I have lost ten kilos (22pounds) and managed to eat healthy and exercise but also to "fail" a lot without losing focus for the big goal - to lose weight.

And now I feel relieved to postpone success again - I have a new goal to try to reach and completement is far, far ahead... I can work on it without getting nervous because I am doing to well;-)

I know this sounds silly but I am not joking, these are real feelings that influences my determination, so weird! I need to go looking for that book again, to see if it offers any good advice, so far I will just board this challenge train again and start working one day at the time...

Two days left of september, I think I have achieved the goal of having a better average for exercise – in august I did 33 minutes of exercise/ day as an average, I will be better than this even if I don´t move a finger on the two days left... it will be hard to beat that numbers in october, days are hetting shorter, I will have a hard time to get exercise before I go to work as it is too dark and I know that I´m not good at getting it done later in the day... it just does not happen although I have planned and really set myself up for it. I just lose energy... so it is safer to do it at once in the morning, should I do anything extra in the afternoon/evening it is great but not necessary.

Foodwise, I am tempted to go for a "soup month"- somehow october seems the perfect month for having great vegetable soups. The problem is my work, soup is not an easy meal to bring and I refuse to eat those "soup-in-a-coup" things, they have an artificial tast I don´t like. I succeded fairly well with a soup month when I joined SP, but then I was working from home and it was easy to prepare a big bowl of soup in the morning and have for lunch and dinner. Maybe I should take it one day at the time... I don´t have to decide today, I feel as if a week would be a proper time schedule so okay - the upcoming week I will try to have soup for breakfast and dinner and then some nutrilett for lunch. First day tomorrow, will be interesting, I will have to prepare the soup the night before and that will determinate how succesful I will be.

Interesting project really, I am beginning to feel a little inspired!
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    Soups are so good and filling, if they have enough protein. My plan is to learn to make soup, it was always my late husband's forte. Good luck with your new challenge!
    2245 days ago
    I love that you are starting your new challenge with enthusiasm and planning! Have a wonderful October! One day at a time.
    2245 days ago
    What is nutrilett?
    I like the idea of a soup month - but only to have soup at supper. I couldn't handle soup for breakfast I think! But we're all different. How about using a thermos bottle to take soup with you?
    LIke you I too feel it's best to exercise in the morning and then if there's room and energy to do more in the evening or afternoon that's a bonus.

    2245 days ago
    Sigh, sorry, double post, don't know why this keeps happening. Just delete if you like.

    2245 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/29/2013 6:53:03 AM
    I love the soup of the month idea. I might try it myself.

    2245 days ago
    Good luck on your challenge. I also love goals and challenges and think they are key to success!

    Interesting idea about the soup challenge.
    2245 days ago
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