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Old 06-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default My beginning goals...

I keep thinking that something will throw the magic switch, and I'll be able to get back into the losing mode that I had when I was a regular visitor to 3FC before. It has not worked that way, so I am just going to establish some basic goals and work my way up into full-fledged weight loss mode.

1 - I will check in here at least three times a week. Not necessarily post, but spend enough time on the site to maintain motivation and confidence that this is a battle that can be won.

2 - I will exercise half an hour per day with exceptions granted only in extreme cases.

3 - I will be mindful of what I eat.

4 - I will weigh every morning. (I know this is controversial, but it's what works for me.)

Soon, I will be ready to log what I eat again and start preparing more nutritious meals and set specific exercise goals. But not yet, and that's okay.

Finally, I will set an initial weight loss goal of five pounds. Despite all of the evidence to the contrary - including my own experience - I have the mindset that the scale will always go up, and I will have to buy bigger clothes. Five pounds - no matter how long it takes - will convince me otherwise.

So, here we go. Accountability.

Thanks to everyone for their faithful posting. I didn't respond to anything, but I spent so much time on here reading about other people's journeys that I had to force myself to just post and get on with life - lest I miss my work-out today when I'm highly motivated to do it!

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Old 06-09-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
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Laurie Dawn!! Welcome back!

I recently returned after a long absence and substantial regain. Argh. We can get there, though, if we put our minds to it.

Glad to see you here again!
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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Hello, hello. So good to hear from you again. Welcome Back. I'm thrilled you've returned.

Sounds like you've got a good plan in place. We're here for you for accountability and whatever else you may need.
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Old 06-09-2009, 05:30 PM   #4
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Sometimes the only thing that keeps me OP is knowing I will be getting on the scale the next morning. Every morning. No exceptions. (Which is to say, I'm a daily weigher too )

Welcome back! Glad to hear you're making some steps toward getting back on track.

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Old 06-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #5
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Welcome back Laurie. You list of goals loooks great! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:01 PM   #6
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Welcome back!

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:23 PM   #7
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I just restarted again too!We can do it if we are persistant
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:17 PM   #8
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Welcome back Laurie! Stick around and let us know how things are going for you.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:33 PM   #9
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You know, sometimes, a big, total, all-at-once change is what works. And sometimes baby steps are the trick. I've been in both places, and if you can listen to yourself and do what you need, whatever that is for you at this moment in time, then you've got what you need.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:49 PM   #10
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LaurieDawn - This is good! You have some goals. Take it one step at a time and then ramp it up when you are ready. You will get that back!
This time, I'm going to be stronger, I'm not giving in. - Rudimental
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:22 PM   #11
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Welcome back! It looks like you are off to a good start
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:26 PM   #12
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welcome home! I find that just reading about other people's struggles and triumphs really helps when I'm feeling like a slug.
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:10 AM   #13
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Yay, Laurie! How fantastic to see you again!

I like the sound of your plan and know you're going to be successful.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:00 PM   #14
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Laurie, I've missed you!
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:34 PM   #15
Hi From Canada, eh?
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yeah welcome back!!! take that five pounds and murder it girlie! yay!!! We're all here for hugz or butt-kicks, whichever you might need on a given day

Started: 323
Now: 171 - nope, 165 now!
NOPE -- 162 now! Holy crap i've lost a PERSON!
Goal: 160

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