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Friday, January 24, 2020

I need an overhaul. Can a 63 year old woman totally change her life? I am going to find out.

I have ventured on this path for years now, only to step off for a brief moment and totally slide back down the mountain. If you look at it as falling off the wagon, I have fallen off so many times I feel like I have been run over by the wagon. The wagon is completely out of sight!

I have a million reasons why I want to change my life, become healthier and more active. I have an equal number of excuses why I don't do it. The excuses have been winning.

I'm not sure I am ready to start on this journey again.... I have started and failed so many times... but I am going to. When you fall down, you get back up. My motivation right now is an 8 week weight loss challenge at work. I don't want to win the challenge.... I just want to find my motivation again. I want to find my way back to the path, back to the wagon, back to myself. Hoping by surrounding myself with coworkers who are on the same path will help me get moving on mine.

The challenge begins February 3. This week I am purging all the things that will tempt me from my home and stocking the shelves with healthier options. I am going to dust off the treadmill and weights. I am going to psych myself for this journey. Looking for some support and encouragement because right now, I'm not feeling very good about myself, or undertaking this journey! However deep down, underneath it all... I really WANT to be the person I am meant to be, not the person I have become.
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    473 days ago
    ((((HUGS)))) and prayers. you are not alone! I know you got this. Just keep moving forward and you'll eventually reach your goals.
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  • SANDYH7057
    Yeah I know how you feel. Turned 59 this year and it seems like it takes too long to lose weight. I will take baby steps and reward myself for getting to my first goal. Non food rewards. If I make a mistake I still plan to keep going forward.
    476 days ago
    Simpy put, go for it. One foot in front of the other and just go for it. We're here for you.
    476 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean this has been me sooo many times I lost count.
    What is helping me right now is setting weekly goals for myself and not looking at the big picture instead I'm taking it 1 day at a time I'm focused on "today" because yesterday's mistakes are history, tomorrow is not guarantied all I have is today.
    I also surrounded myself with pictures of myself and not in a conceited way but for example I have this picture of a day when I remember feeling really pretty which is rare for me but that day for some reason I felt pretty, and I have a picture of a day I remember being genuinely happy my smile was not a "say cheese for the camera smile" it was a genuine happy smile and when I catch a glance of my pictures the same good feelings come rushing back to me, they bring me happy memories they make me smile and who doesn't feel better when they are happy!? I honestly think that feeling happy is the key to success because that's when we feel motivated, empowered, and when we feel we can do anything and so far it's been working for me.
    I really hope you can find what works for you so you can get the motivation you need to kick all the negative thoughts and feeling to the curve and I'm here to provide support and to cheer you on because we all need that in out journey. Good luck SP friend you can do this!!!
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    Comment edited on: 1/24/2020 6:21:26 PM
    I am turning 59 at the end of June & have been struggling with trying to lose this weight for years now. Since getting a type 2 diabetes by my doc a month ago, I am more determined to finally get this 50 pounds off or close to it & be healthier.

    I am here to encourage you, if you want. Been eating healthier & working out. It takes a lot from within to get thru the weight loss struggle.

    You can do this. One day with baby steps will get you motivated to stay with your challenge!
    476 days ago
    I am with you as well. I am 70 and have started and stopped a healthy lifestyle focus a zillion times. We can do this. I need to lose 50 lbs and I don't expect it to drop off in a year. I just restarting tracking my food..that is a wake up call for sure. I will do indoor pool walking 3 days per week. Let's do this! I am not happy with my current weight and lack of energy so let's look forward to feeling better as we commit to be better.
    476 days ago
    Start again every day
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  • LSIG14
    Your smile is as beautiful as ever - You know I am right here next to you (lapses and all) ready to cheer you on - and I hope you're there for me as well! What was that joke about the wagon? I fell off the wagon so hard that I set it on fire and used the insurance to buy cupcakes! Build it right back up and climb aboard - together we can get where we need to be! Don't you dare give up!!
    476 days ago
    Encourage others and it will often encourage yourself!
    476 days ago
    I am here and I turn 72 Sunday. I am on thin ice. Health is bad but I really want to feel better. I just want to be able walk for more than 5 minutes at a time without collapsing gasping for air. I am trying. Maybe we can do this. I am not ready to quit yet.
    476 days ago
    I'm with you girlfriend. Was 63 in September. I'm a yoyo emoticon
    476 days ago
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