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What I am doing right

Sunday, March 09, 2014

I am living an intentional life. I am learning to do things on purpose so that I can make the progress in my life that I seek. I am grateful and express my gratitude daily to God and to others in my life. I am learning to arrest my negative self talk. For some reason, negative self talk has always come too easily to me. I have been working on changing this behavior and I have gotten so much better. I catch myself doing it and I immediately change the subject with myself to one that is positive and reaffirms my strengths, thereby reinforcing what I am doing right.

I started focusing on my health when I turned 50. My lipid panel and all my yearly labs have come back in the healthy range at my 2013 and 2014 physicals. I am very pleased with this change. My biggest hurdle now is to get to a healthy BMI.

My daily steps are increasing. I am hitting my goal of 8000/day on most days. Several times a month I track over 10,000 and have been as high as 12,500. I continue to push myself trying to reach a 100% of my 8K goal so I can move on to my next goal of 10K/day.

I am learning to focus on what I CAN do and less on what I can't do.

I am making progress and I have lost 10lbs so far this year. It is coming off more slowly this time around. However if I stay at a 5lb weight loss each month I will be down another 50lbs by the close of this year. How awesome is that?

My dogs are happier with me now that I am walking them on a regular basis. I alternate days with them as I can't walk them both at the same time. It is doing us all good.

I am glad I finally created a spark page and starting using the community features. I can't believe I was a member 2 years before ever doing this. I seem more focused and get inspired and recharged by interacting with the other members.

I am not doing things perfectly, but I am improving and I am pleased.

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    Our SparkFamily is so blessed by your addition and contribution!

    There is so much power in following the Serenity Prayer...Spark On! :-)

    2697 days ago
  • CARRIE310
    This is a GREAT blog and very inspiring. Keep up the good work.
    2698 days ago
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    Great job on the labs and the walking! I have a goal of 12,000 a day and get there most days. 10 lbs so far this year is great too! I think if you lose it slowly and it is a lifestyle change you will be more likely to keep it off. That is how I am losing it. I have lost 50 lbs over 14 months and about 25 more to go. This time it's for good!
    2698 days ago
    Great blog!

    When the student isready, the teacher will come."

    "I am learning to focus on what I CAN do and less on what I can't do. "

    2698 days ago
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