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Visualizing Potential

Friday, May 16, 2014

One of my co-workers told me, very matter of factually, that he knows I can lose weight. After all, I did it before... It hit me that I doubted him when he said that. I also found myself couching my goals - saying that I'd try to lose 1 pound a week instead of pushing myself to lose 2.

So I'm going to do a little exercise here in visualizing my potential. Yes, I did it before. I didn't lose 2 pounds every week. I had a tendency to lose 1, then 1.5, then 1 and then (Bam!) 4 pounds. That is still almost a 2 pound average.

This was me at my heaviest, about 220 pounds. This was my Before picture the last time I had had "enough".

This is me now. Yes, it's a fuzzy shot - because I don't pose well at this point. I'm 217 now.

I felt horribly fat at 185, but it's now my end of Summer goal. It might be more realistic to say Mid Autumn for reaching the goal - but I don't want to sell myself short.

I was 155 on my 40th Birthday. I would Love to be 155 again. I hope to be that weight by the start of 2015.

I was about 140 pounds on my birthday in 2007. I would love to be that weight by my next birthday, February 23 in 2015.

That works out to 40 weeks to lose 77 pounds. I know that might not be possible. But I bet I could be at least to the 40th birthday picture of 155 pounds.

And THAT would be wonderful.
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    You have the tools and the inspiration. Just look at those pictures and know you can be that again. HUGS!
    2555 days ago
  • JSPIN74
    Good visualizations...you CAN do this!

    "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" Vincent van Gogh

    "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." Dale Carnegie

    2555 days ago
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