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What 160 Means to Me!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Here I am...standing where I have stood many times over the past two years...on the brink of leaving the 170's and getting into the 160's. I have actually succeeded- 4 times in 24 months...March 2011, Aug, Sept and Nove 2010. Brief moments of progress...and then right back to the 170's! I can't seem to shake free!
It has been a challenge. I want to make it this time....and succeed...and not go back.

That is so true...I can do it- but I haven't yet! If the wind blows hard enough- I can just fall right over and land at 169....it is less than 1 pound away. I mean...that is so close!

So, step 1 to getting there- Mindset.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? Just 10 reasons (out of my hundreds of reasons)
1. I need some progress or I'll lose my mind!
2. I want my clothes to be a bit loose-signs of hope!
3. I know once I get going...I'll gain momentum!
4. I want pretty underwear from a store that smells good when you walk in...not bought in a pack of 6 at Costco (sad, but true!)
5. I want my boobs to stick out further than my belly! At 5'2", each extra pound takes up a lot of room on my short frame!
6. I hardly wave hello anymore- I want the underarm jiggle to start shrinking!
7. I want people to think I look nice- and if I feel good- even about just a few pounds- I will walk with my head a little higher!
8. I want to post my ticker again and I vowed I wouldn't until it was under 170 (vain, but true!)
9. THe thought of another year ending with me in the same place as last year- well, just depressing. I DO NOT want that! This was 4th of July version 3 at the same weight- it has to stop somewhere!!!
10. I will never get to my goal if I don't make some progress- and a few pounds shouldn't be this hard!

Step 2- MY PLAN:
1. NO refined carbs! N-O-N-E! My body responds to lower carb, higher protein...my brain likes all the other stuff- sugar, chips, bread- but my body rewards me when I stay away!

2. TRACKING! I will not dive in and eat at will! I will stop..look (at the time, the mood) and listen- to my body- do I need the food or not? DO I need THAT PARTICULAR food or not? I will think before I eat!

3. Exercise- some everyday! Kettlebell will be in the kitchen for one minute of swings, the jump rope by the door for 100 quick jumps...and the gym bag packed for a more dedicated session.

4. I will be accountable and honest. THe blog is written- the intentions have been put out there- I am asking for your support- I NEED TO DO THIS! PUSH ME THROUGH THAT OPEN DOOR...and then help me slam it shut so I don't ever go back to the 170's again!

It's go time. The year is more than half over. I am not going to give myself a deadline. We all see how well that works! But, I will say that I will actively work on this everyday- so you should be looking for my followup very soon...really!!

I know that asking for support is a real sign that you want to change your life. I know that telling people your plans makes you accountable. And I know, with all my heart, that some of you would carry me into the 160's because you want this for me as badly as I do- and I love you for it! But, it will only happen when I make the right choices and do the hard work.....

Now...part 3- I need to get to work! Focus..on your mark, get set...GO!

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  • SMFIT2017
    YOU CAN DO IT, and you WILL!
    Just take it one step and one day at a time. That is something that works best for me. My goal weight is 121 lbs but right now, I'm just focusing on getting below 140 lbs. Then I'll focus on reaching the 135 lbs mark and so on.
    You are dedicated, you are motivated and you have unparalleled strength. The goal is right there, all you need to do is to reach out and grasp it because it is rightfully yours!
    All the best! emoticon
    3508 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6368620
    Ang, I am your biggest fan and will support you in whatever way you need. I have been absent from SP for quite a while, but I'm back and here to stay! I will cheer you on with every success and whip your a$$ into shape when you want to give up...you got me, babe!
    You can do whatever you set your mind to, and you CAN lose the extra pounds to make yourself feel as beautiful as you are!!!!!!!!!!

    I'll be checking in on you!! emoticon

    Love you!
    3509 days ago
    Ang, you can do this and I will help you however I can.
    3510 days ago
  • MJK0430
    I think you really will succeed this time. Your plan looks good now you need to stick with it! Remember NO refined carbs! My weight loss has accelerated since I cut them out.

    Good Good Luck!
    3511 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan of action!! Good for you =)
    3511 days ago
    I feel like I am reading one of my blogs. I finally gained momentum last summer when I weighed 168 because 169 I had seen before. I thought I was happy at 166, then 163 (bc thats what I started undergrad as) then I got down to 156 and was so so so happy. I let it go and got but up to 179.5 in June (that .5 means a lot let me tell you). I feel your pain. Keep it up. You will get there
    3511 days ago
    I'll drag your happy butt there if I have to!
    After all that's what friends are for!!

    3511 days ago
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    3511 days ago
    emoticon Might be worth looking at a waist measurement goal as well to stop you from going insane over the other set of numbers! emoticon
    3511 days ago
    Those are good reasons and a great plan. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
    3512 days ago
    you WILL do it!
    3512 days ago
    3512 days ago
    Wow... that was a great blog/ I really connected with it. I am also 5'2" and I know how the pounds show up so easily. I have been battling to get into the 130's for 15 months now, after having spent 13 yrs around 200 lbs. I can't seem to get past 140! Thanks for the blog... I think I am going to make me a list too! I love the "undies" one, LOL! I'm adding you as a friends so I can watch your progress... emoticon
    3512 days ago
    Oh yes you can! DO IT! I'll be here to cheer you on!
    3512 days ago
  • LLTS01
    Of course you can do it. Just don't trip over the kettlebell in the kitchen. Just saying that because I would. emoticon

    Make us your accountability partners. Hope you check in with a great progress report. And keep swinging that kettlebell. It does wonders. Running to bring mine upstairs now. (I'm passing on the jump rope emoticon )

    3512 days ago
    You can do it and you have great goals to help you achieve it! Praying it will be so!!!!
    3512 days ago
    yes you can do it! I understand your frustratio. I have neen stuck in 210 land for neaerly a year. I have noy given up and am so close to gettine below, than fractured mt elbow. But like you I am not quitting....I am fighting.
    Yes you can have the drive...now get GOING!!!!!!!! 160 awaits.
    3512 days ago
    Girl CAN I RELATE TO YOU!!! THANKS for writing this! I needed it..... I have put on 20 lbs the last 3 mos as I cared for my sick mom and stress ate to deal with it all!

    I was away from spark for the most part but now I AM BACK!!! as of today!

    I can relate to being so close to a number or actually being at a certain weight for just a 'brief period' of time.

    Over the years (many yrs) I have gotten down to 168 several times (on my way down to 155) and then when I get to 168 I get comfortable and 'lax' and content and complacent. THEN I go back up in weight.....

    Your numbers 4 and 5 made me laugh and then say to myself.... YES SHE IS RIGHT... I WANT both of those too! YES.... panties from a store that smells good! YES ma'am.... that is great motivation.... stores where you buy 1 pair at a time.... and probably pay 10 bucks or more for them.... but who cares.... sexy undies!

    THANK you for sharing your thoughts... you have really motivated me to stay on track to get this 20 off and get back down and keep losing to reach goal!

    3512 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    I feel the same way about the 150's! And I was wondering what happened to your ticker. I wanna see it again! Toss the refined carbs & go for it!
    3512 days ago
    You will succeed! Best wishes!!!!

    3512 days ago
    emoticon I'll be there to slam the door and emoticon
    3512 days ago
    You got this!!!!!
    3512 days ago
    You CAN do it! And we're all here cheering you on. emoticon
    3512 days ago
  • AMBER281
    You can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3512 days ago
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