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Friday, January 20, 2017

Today I decided to look at some member blogs. I saw a Blog by Strong Dawg called "Dawg Days, 9:04 edition. It really inspired me. Strong Dawg talked about how for every pound that you lose you get six seconds faster in your 5k. 9:04 is her goal time. She knows that if she gains weight or does not lose weight she will not make that goal time. I am not a runner so a goal time does not really apply to me, but I really like the idea of coming up with a simple reflexive type number that will help keep my goals in mind when I am tempted. I loved her idea of putting up post it notes to remind her of that goal time. I have thought about it. I have 3 different motivating numbers. The first is 40. I will be turning 40 in 5 months and 3 days. I do not want to be this heavy when I turn 40. My second motivating number is 150. This is my first Big goal that I have for myself. I have smaller goals along the way, but this is the goal that my doctor and I set for me. The last number is 4.39. This last number may seem like a stretch... it is how much weight I would need to lose each week in order to reach my goal of 150 by my 40th birthday. Even without cheating that may be asking a bit much, so that means even more that I can not afford to cheat on this diet. Now, when I say diet...that does not mean that I think that once I reach my goal weight that I can just go nuts and eat all the things that put me in the 200's in the first place. I don't think I should ever drink soda again. I was addicted to it. I can't just have a little. I can't just have it when I go out...it always finds its way back into my fridge and before I know it I have replaced all fluids that I drink with soda. I don't want to ever use butter the way that I have in the past. When I would have a bagel it would literally drip butter onto the plate and I would sop it up... Sugar was not that hard for me to give up, but the butter and carbs and fat, that was/is the hard part. Strong Dawg used post-it notes on her cabinet door and then another inside the cabinet. I thought that was funny but effective! I need to organize my pantry so that I can do that too! I think I may put it directly on the boxes of the foods I have the most hard time resisting. I know that tonight because I was feeling a bit stressed I was tempted to have some chips. I even thought I will just have one. Then I remembered my numbers. 40, 150 and 4.39! Nope, No chips for me! I am not going to say that I will never have chips again. That is not realistic. I am saying that while I am still on stage 2 of the HCG diet carbs are a no no. If I want to see the results that I have been then I need to follow the diet. Cheating is not cheating anyone but me!
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