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Old 02-09-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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Ok, perhaps this will sound a bit crazy to some, but i need to do it. Here's the deal: I have been trying to figure out how to start this weight loss journey plus giving up smoking plus starting to excercise, plus becoming a healthier person and through all that, giving my daughter (15 and a bit overweight) a good example and some inspiration to change as well. So I realized I need to put my ideas in order, or else I will definitely feel overwhelmed and fail. I need a plan and I need discipline. Since I hate when people tell me they will do something and then they don't, I figured it would help to apply that to myself and go public with my mini goals. So here they go. My first three mini goals.
Commitment 1
When I go to bed tonight, I will thank the Greater Power for the chance I've been given to change. When I wake up tomorrow, I will look in the mirror and say to myself "good morning, you are beautiful and strong" instead of "oh Lord, I look horrible, I'm huge, what is wrong with me". Then I will clean my house, put some order around, and through the day I WILL DRINK WATER, NOT COFFEE!
Commitment 2
Monday February 11th. I will weigh, measure, and start my daily food journal. Why that specific date? Because that will be my 10th "smoke free" day
Commitment 3
Thursday February 14th. I will start excercising. Because I will be my own Valentine, and start loving myself for a change.

So, thanks for being my witnesses, and wish me luck!
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Old 02-09-2008, 10:29 PM   #2
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Wow - 3 really BIG changes and goals! You go girl!!!!

I am not wishing you luck, because it is your positive attitude, your will power, your determination and your higher power that will help you succeed. I don't really think there is any luck involved at all.

I will keep you in my prayers - you are off to a wonderful start. Keep your eye on the prize, keep praying for strength, and you WILL succeed!
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:29 AM   #3
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All right then! We hear you! Let us know how it goes.

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Old 02-10-2008, 07:43 AM   #4
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Yup, I heard you too - loud and clear - I'm a witness.

And I gotta tell you, I really liked everything that I heard! It sounds marvelous, simply marvelous. I'm EXCITED for you as you embark on this journey to better health, for you - and your daughter. And you know what? - there's no reason on earth that you can't do this. You've got the power to do it all, so GO FOR IT!!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:52 AM   #5
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I witness your fabulous pledges too... you go girl.

best of luck

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Old 02-10-2008, 08:46 AM   #6
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I believe that you will do it.
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Old 02-10-2008, 10:40 AM   #7
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You go girl! I am a witness and I believe you can do this!
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Old 02-10-2008, 11:00 AM   #8
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What wonderful commitments! Love them!! What a wonderful inspiration you will be for your daughter.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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Fantastic!
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:00 PM   #10
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What beautiful commitments!! Cheering you on!!
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:11 PM   #11
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Those are wonderful goals and I wish you the absolute best with them. Please keep us updated on how it's going, and always check in here if you need a pep talk. Yay!
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