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November 1 Happy Dance!

Sunday, November 01, 2015

I am a goal setter.
I am a planner.
I am a cheerleader!
I am a quitter.

Those are all things that I know about myself! I love to plan, to visualize and to get so excited about the plans I hope to achieve.

I start out with loads of energy and 'go-gettiveness"....
and then,
I run out of steam and quit.

I am trying to add one "I am" to my permanent list...

I set a goal back on October 1st. I wanted to get below 170 pounds. I haven't been there in a long time, and when I have gotten there, I haven't stayed very long.

I reached my goal this morning. 169.6. I did a happy dance! WooHOOO! I made it.
Now I need to figure out how to rev up my overcomer and keep on going, and not repeat history and quit.

The biggest difference that I think will push me forward is that I have a milestone birthday coming up in February. I will not make all the goals I had set for myself- I spent too much time dilly dallying this year. But, I realized, some progress is better than no progress- and I can make SOME progress!

I know it is the hard season for losing weight...parties, food at work, baking- yummy food will be all around me. I needed to blog about how wonderful I feel today so that I can reread this when I am not feeling so great- so I can remember

~how great it feels to believe in yourself!
~how powerful it feels to achieve a goal!
~how excited I am to think of the next goal I will achieve
~how much I want to move forward!
~how happy I will be to star in my own comeback/success story!

Blogging is so personal- I do it to document my journey, like taking notes to refer to when I need information!

Everyone has their moment in the sun- when they really start believing in themselves and trying...and succeeding. I am so hopeful that THIS is my time.

And I hope that you find your time, too!!!! Happy November 1- HERE WE GO!

(On a personal note: I haven't seen my oldest son since Aug 25 when we dropped him off at school. I miss him terribly. He is 20 years old today!!! I always feel like a hypocrite when I talk to him about working hard and fighting for his goals, when I don't do the same for mine. I am looking so forward to seeing him over Thanksgiving...and to showing him that I started believing and living by all the words I have been "pushing" on him. He is finding his own road...and so am I!! I love being a mom...and 20 years ago today, I met the little one who would make me a mother and change my life forever! Today is such a good day!!)
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    Excellent blog!
    1908 days ago
    You have such a great way of looking at things. I know that you can achieve all your goals.
    1909 days ago
    WTG on hitting you goal of getting below 17!!!!!!!!

    Yes it is not easy to maintain focus over the holidays, but you can make some small changes that will help you eat healthier. I know I work hard over the holidays to do my best. For right now I focus on thanksgiving and that is one that is easier to eat health. For me its Christmas and cookie baking, we make cookies as gifts for family and friends. But planning and thought will help you get through this so you can keep moving forward.
    I know how you feel about your son. My is away in the Navy and have not seen him since last New Year when he visited, he is 30 but this is also his first time away from family. He will be home for Christmas this year and I am already planning, his favorite foods to make. It is not easy for moms to see your baby birds starting to fly and not need us as much....LOL a mom is a mom forever.
    I know you will make good choices and let your goal keep you focused and motivated.

    Hugs and smiles
    1909 days ago
    Congratulations on reaching your milestone and on celebrating your son's 20th birthday! I love your new positive outlook. I've been experiencing the power of I AM affirmations in my life too. I'm also learning to add "becoming" Maybe ... I am a great planner. I am becoming an even better plan executor. Can't wait until you're inspired to correct that last item. The next time you write your personal truths, I know it's going to end with I am no longer a quitter. emoticon You will do it!!! emoticon
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    1909 days ago
    New goal: maintain! Believe me, that's work!
    1909 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Congrats on the 160's and Happy Birthday to your oldest!

    I hope you will able to connect with him today. Show him that you believe in him and trust him to do the right things - after all, he was raised by a great mom - YOU!

    Sending prayers for your Dad, too. That is almost a routine surgery now days.
    1909 days ago
    I think you already are an overcomer, just need to be persistent
    1909 days ago
    Great milestone!
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    1909 days ago
    Keep believing! emoticon emoticon
    1909 days ago
    What a great blog! Believing in yourself is mandatory!
    1909 days ago
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