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8/3/15 10:07 A

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I am thinking about my list and will complete my blog about it after lunch today

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8/3/15 9:40 A

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When I first started SP years ago and was losing weight and feeling good I did time on my recumbent stationary bike every night after dinner no matter what exercise I had or had not done that day, actually I did more during the day then than I do now. Even on holidays, I never made excuses, if we were celebrating at my mothers house, when we got home, I went to the bike and put in a minimum of 15 minutes, usually more because I knew it was what I needed to do. So, that is my starting point from here out, no matter what, no matter how tired I am from work, no matter how much walking or other exercise I have done, I will put in at least 30 minutes on the bike, 30 because I do not have as much time right now because of my job to do other exercises, so I have to pick up the slack somewhere. Everyday, no excuses, tired is not acceptable. This has worked for me in the past, so why did I ever stop?

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8/3/15 9:33 A

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"Do it anyway"
I will exercise for 10 minutes even though exercising does not come naturally to me:) I WILL DO IT ANYWAY!

Today I will:
1. buy some salad ingredients
2. make a salad (yup, two distinctly differently hurdles!)
3. vacuum and wash my floors
4. do my laundry



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8/3/15 9:33 A

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Day 3---
I don't feel like doing it, but I will:
1. Do a Spark exercise video, besides walking exercise today.
---10 minute Bootcamp 10 minute cardio kick workout, with modifications plus 75 minutes walking. emoticon

2. Drink more than 5 glasses of water emoticon

3. Track my food ...no matter what.....opps.....fell down on this one. emoticon

4. Do facial exercises. emoticon

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8/3/15 8:56 A

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I can only remember one time in my life saying, "Man, I have to eat again." That was many, many, many, years ago when I faithfully ate something small (being sure to include a protein) every 3 hours. It was also the time I got down to my lowest weight, 162.

emoticon Praying it will happen again! emoticon

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So far...so good! emoticon
And I haven't been totally successful yet this time with waiting every 3 hours or portion sizes. But definitely a huge improvement from where I was!

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I don't feel like doing my back exercises for 10 minutes 4 times a day but I will do it at least 3 times today.

I'm going to to start hoovering under my TV unit.
I'm going to eat no more than once every 3 hours, thanks for that idea CAT125.
I'm going to tidy the corner of my breakfast bar that has lots of family 'clutter'.
I'm going to record my food intake in my diary.
I am going to do at least 10 minutes exercise today and every day.

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8/3/15 3:28 A

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I don't feel like drinking 8 cups of water, but I'll do it anyway.

Drink those 8 cups of water
Eat every 3 hours
Put "one person sized" portions of food on my plates


I'm a big time binge eater (unbelievable amounts of food every evening). I had it under control for a while, but it's back.
I've gained 40 pounds in the last 7 months.
No matter how much I eat, I never feel full. I saw on a BED recovery site a statement that said, "Learn to accept that feeling."

Portion control has my full attention right now.

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8/3/15 2:09 A

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I don't feel like exercising today - I've got a cough :( but I will go for a 30 min walk after dinner this evening. I want to establish a 'habit' of walking or running daily (this excludes all the walking I do to/from/at work etc) 30 mins a day.

How did it feel? I have a big smile on my face and I feel sort of glowing :)

1. Plan next 3 days' menus
2. go for a 30 min walk after dinner
3. hoover and dust under my desk area, and in the drawers - it's dusty!
4. read Day 4 to prepare for tomorrow

report: I did all four of my things - and I feel SO good about it. I love my clean desk :)

Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 8/4/2015 (00:31)
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8/3/15 12:50 A

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3rd August 2015

Day 3 - Do it anyway

Note: If you find your way to the beginning of this thread, which was started in 2011, you'll find inspiration from posts made about this activity. I have also posted a link to the blog on Linda's website, which has all the info from the book (and leads to other good reads if you're so inclined!)

Here are today's suggested activities:

1. In your diet or exercise plan, identify a task you don't feel like doing, and then do it anyway!

2. Notice how it feels to accomplish a goal by taking a "no matter what" approach to it.

3. In your notebook, make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel at the moment

This is the link to Linda's 2014 blog for Day 3 on her website
dietcoachcafeblog.com/day-3-d
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and here's a link to the Day 3 blog, posted on Linda's Spark page
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3/30/15 1:12 P

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What I don't want to do or at least I know I won't feel like doing is my bike for 30 minutes after dinner tonight. I am going to use my new strategy of "just do it anyway" and get through it. I already did that with the treadmill for 20 minutes so I think it will work. :)

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3/29/15 2:46 A

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Day 3

Well a task I won't feel like doing today is taking my dog for a second walk. This is commonly a problem on the weekends but today more so as I am a little under the weather and the weather isn't good.

I will do it anyway and if the weather is really bad will do my Leslie Sansone Walking DVD in its place so that I am still getting the exercise. Hopefully though I will get out doors with Miss Lily :-)

Weight today 160lbs same as yesterday (I have put a graph on my Fridge so marking it every day)

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3/25/15 9:15 A

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Day 3, March 24. Do it anyway.
Things that I don’t feel like doing.
1) Getting up at 5.
2) Walking three times a day on desk days
3) Hourly ST routine on desk days
4) Bootcamp twice a week
5) Forgoing fast food
6) Forgoing comfort food at MBS.

My reaction to do it anyway,
1) I feel more alive, productive and prepared for the day.
2) I feel like I’ve accomplished something with the 10,000 steps. On travel days, I feel tired and sluggish.
3) I haven’t done this in a while. Today is a good day to start.
4) I am looking forward to Bootcamp.
5) I feel positive self esteem when I skip fast food and have healthy planned foods.
6) I felt really in control last night at MBS.
Today, I did it anyway.
1) Eat planned, in range with calorie deficit.
2) Cardio for 25 minutes.
3) Worked a 12 hour day
4) Got up on time.


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3/24/15 3:22 P

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emoticon Good work Deb!

Gill

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3/23/15 6:12 P

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Day 3 - Do it anyway!

Identify a task you don't feel like doing, and then do it anyway!

Didn't feel like exercising - but did it anyway.
Didn't feel like eating slower (dinner) - but just did it anyway.

How did it feel to take this approach?

To be honest, I was glad it was over to put it nicely. I will come to love exercise again very soon this I believe.
Felt good to take like 20 minutes to eat even though hard to do.

Actions I did stick to outside of the two mentioned.

Drank my 3 glasses of water
During the afternoon when I wanted something I checked out my feelings and I was just bored and ready to end the work day - good news identifying my feeling surely helped me and I didn't eat anything.

Onward to day 4

Edited by: THM_DEB at: 3/24/2015 (05:27)
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2/24/15 7:19 A

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I've just reviewed my last two entries for Day #3 and the things I procrastinate over doing are the same each time! it's about home-care tasks, diet and exercise - surprise!

Today I will: go for a swim

my first thought was that I could do it tomorrow - but NO! I got on-line and checked the opening times and have DECIDED to JUST DO IT today!

Laugh? I thought - I have the time, I have a membership card, the only thing I need to put in the way is deciding what colour swim cap to buy!!!!

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Round 1, Day 3 - 100 Days of Weight loss by Linda Spangle
In your diet or exercise plan, identify a task you don't feel like doing, and then do it anyway! Notice how it feels to accomplish a goal by taking a "no matter what" approach to it. Make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel at the moment.

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Exercise is definitely a "do it anyway". It's hard and uncomfortable to move a 300 pound body! I can't wait for the day when I've lost enough weight to enjoy walking.

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Temptations ~ often I've been practicing "no matter what" by explaining to my husband and adult son how why the food is tempting and how they can help me (for example - taking any extra's upstairs to the media room). And coming up with creative solutions (for example putting my husbands mini butterfingers that he forgot to take to work - into a baggie and throwing them into a tree, he retrieved it when he got home).

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1/3/15 5:11 P

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Day 3 (take 2)

I'm on a roll at the moment - with the New Year and the Jumpstart Challenge, and a 30-Days-of-Yoga thing I'm doing - highly motivated by the challenges.

I got up - did my arm-strengthening video for the January Challenge. Walked faster to get some cardio in. Ate my salad. Came home and did the 30 min yoga video - used the tracker

all in all - I just did it!

Gill

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Day 3 -- Do It Anyway

Take 2 - I still don't feel like walking in the morning as soon as I wake up ... but I am up to 60 minutes!!!!

I feel soooooo much better exercising ... but I still don't like it ... yet I do it anyway.

Cat

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1/3/15 10:47 A

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~ in your diet or exercise plan, identify a task you don't feel like doing, and then do it anyway!
~ notice how it feels to accomplish a goal by taking a "no matter what" approach to it.
~ make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel at the moment

For 2015 I've decided on 5 goals to do daily:
1. Several Meals with Balanced Carb/Protein Ratios
2. No Sugar or Wheat
3. Bible/Prayer
4. 30 Minutes Walking
5. Journal or Blog

I've taken the "no choice" attitude for these 5 things and am making them a priority. I've succeeded for 3 days in a row and feel so much better in general because of it. I like myself better when I feel like I'm succeeding! I know that as I succeed each day and continue to feel better there will be a snowball effect - these items will become habits and I'll be more and more motivated to continue as I see the positive results.

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1/3/15 9:59 A

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Day 3~Do it anyway

Today I will track dinner and a night time snack before I eat them.

I will do this by making dinner early and tracking the appropriate amounts to eat to stay in my range. I have written a note to put on the fridge to remind me.

I will also start cleaning my desk by organizing all of my yoga notes. I will set a timer for 10 minutes. I have put the timer by my computer to remind me.

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1/3/15 9:28 A

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emoticon In your diet or exercise plan, identify a task you don’t feel like doing, and then do it anyway! Record it here.

Spangle starts the chapter with "I don't feel like exercising today! " And guess what? I really don't feel like exercising today. Sooooo I will do stretching/walking anyway!

emoticon What will I do or actions I will stick with regardless of how I feel at the moment?

Exercise for 10 minutes daily. Ugh...I say this because I have been up since 4am and am exhausted and am working at my second job.

emoticon Notice how it feels to accomplish a goal by taking a “no matter what” approach to it. Describe your reaction.

It feels good to have followed through. In my second job, I am responsible for the building so I did stretches and walked around to add up to 10 minutes. It always feels good to have accomplished something you didn’t want to do in the first place.

emoticon Make a list of several actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel at the moment.

I will try and do another 10 minute exercise here which might actually wake me up some.

I will incorporate a green vegetable in my dinner tonight.

I will finish my chapter to learn Spanish even though it is very l o n g.

barbara

Edited by: 1KINDREDSPIRIT3 at: 1/3/2015 (09:32)
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Round Two- Day Three - 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle

In this lesson we delve further into the differences between being "interested" and being "committed" to our healhty weight goals.

emoticon Identify one task in your plan that you don't feel like doing and then DO IT ANYWAY! Notice how it felt to accomplish this with your NO MATTER WHAT approach to it.

Make a list of your action plans and DO IT ANYWAY today, and everyday. It will build committment for those tough days

For my DO IT ANYWAY I chose sleep. I'm doing well with eating and exercise. My sleep patterns , of late, have not been optimal. I find myself staying up late into the evening watching TV or on the computer, and then sleeping till 8 or 9 AM in the morning. I am getting in enough hours of sleep but they are not on a very good schedule. With plans to return to the workforce, I need to readjust to sleeping on a more normal schedule, so for today

emoticon In bed by 10 PM, with alarm set for 6 AM wake up time.

Onward & Downward!

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About the exercise bike, I can relate. I had a treadmill in our bedroom that made a terrific clothes rack. My exercise bike is in the living room now emoticon

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1/3/15 3:05 A

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Day 3: Do it anyway

The exercise bike and I don't like each other very much. We were both happier when it was dozing under a stack of fluffy towels dumped en route to the linen closet.
I can tell it was annoyed at being pressed back into service because both its seat and I dropped with an alarming clunk when I got on it yesterday and the resistance knob had mysteriously cranked itself up to high.
I swear it had turned its back on me when I went in there this morning.....
But, hey, who's boss here?

Job Done! Powerful. That's how I feel. Powerful.

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Day 3

The task(s) I don't want to do, but will do anyway: write what I eat BEFORE I eat it and go for my evening walk.

I find the more I do these two things the stronger I am at blocking that voice that tells me to skip. I feel more in control of my day by doing these two steps.

I will track all my numbers, report them on time and get my walk in before bed.

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~ in your diet or exercise plan, identify a task you don't feel like doing, and then do it anyway!

This is something I really need to get firmly ingrained into my thinking. I've got a lot of extra "stuff" in life right now with my husband retiring and the life changes and challenges that come with it. A lot of days, I just don't want to have to think about eating right or exercising. I need to "do it anyway" - exercising on a regular schedule and being careful of what I eat.

~ notice how it feels to accomplish a goal by taking a "no matter what" approach to it.

Being consistent is always a boost to my self-esteem and puts me in a more positive mood. It's worth the effort. It gets results.

~ make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel at the moment.

Today is my husband's retirement luncheon where he works and I'll be attending that. I plan to make reasonably healthy choices and not overeat. There will be cake. I'll eat a few bites and leave the rest on my plate.

It will be an emotional day filled with memories and good-byes. I will find ways to deal with that other than eating. Maybe take a long walk after lunch, do some house cleaning, anything to keep busy.

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zechariah 3:17

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10/9/14 1:45 A

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My Day #3 Do it anyway was walking for 22 minutes even though I didn't want to!

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Today (Oct 2) is day #3 for me...........Do it anyway .... In reading Linda`s blog....I believe she is talking about a plan of action towards weight loss. So, my response to this will take some time for me to think about and come back.

1. Identify a task you don`t like doing and do it anyway......
after thinking about this and what will benefit my weight loss today....here it is...I have a committed ladies meeting that I attend 2X a month and there is always a complete breakfast with sweets. Today and hoping here after....I will not eat any desserts at these meetings. I will only choose healthy foods. because I am different, I use to be that way, I am committed and I will "just do it"

2. Notice how it feels to get it done (be back later) Well...this didn`t happen. I was moved to a room where I was helping to take care of 9 ..one year olds. but at 1st...I was feeling a little left out because I was in the same room where breakfast was and others were getting a plate of food. I didn`t make it to the table as I was asked to go help before I got to the food table. It worked out OK and I have done the rest of the day. Tomorrow will be day #4.

3. Make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel
a. take a Nutrisytem bar to help with the sweet hunger
b. don`t approach table desiring the foods that are not healthy for me
c. don`t say what I am doing unless asked as I don`t want it focused on me.




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Weigh in Wednesday: 173.5 - I maintained a 3 lb. loss from the previous week. Ok with this as I am just into a new effort at keeping calories lower. Hope to lose 1 - 1.5 weekly!

Day 3

a) identify a task you don't feel like doing, and do it anyway: Go to water aerobics twice a week, 30 minute strength training/flexibility/balance workout on Friday or Saturday and walk at least 10 minutes the other 4 days. And, eat 6 fruits/veggies 5 days a week.

b) notice how it feels to accomplish the goal: tired, but motivated by my Spark Friends!!

c) make a list of actions you plan to stick with today, regardless of how you feel now

Complete some paperwork that needs to be done.
Take furbaby for a short walk and deliver milk to my mom.
Do FlyLady routine before going to bed including decluttering those hot spots.

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*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!

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I completed Day #3 yesterday and it felt good to pass over dessert at a potluck meal where there are always tons of yummy items that people have contributed. My "Do It Anyway" commitment for Day #3 was no desserts and reasonable portions at this potluck buffet, and I did it. Yay for me! emoticon

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I am! Thanks Gill, still learning where everything is.

I went to the Dr today and my A1C was 6.1, not diabetes but scary. I have set a new goal to reduce my A1C to 5.6 or below in the next 6 months to get out of the pre-diabetic range.

I don't want to limit sweets but I'm going to do it anyway!!!

I really don't want to exercise but I'm going to do it anyway!! 20 minutes per day this week.

Jane - Kansas City, MO

"...success is about consistency, embracing imperfection, and being proud of your best, where your best is the healthiest life that you can enjoy living, not the healthiest life that you can tolerate." Yoni Freedhoof Weighty Matters



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who's on Day 3? you might find this thread useful


Gill

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Day 3

I didn’t feel like taking the time to enter my foods in Spark People, but I did it anyway.

I didn’t want to go without cookies and chips to go along with my Subway sandwich for lunch today, but I did it anyway. I reminded myself that “now, I am different and committed - no matter what”. The decision to go without was easy after the reminder.

I like to go for walks with the dogs and my husband, but I don’t always want to go. Now I am different and after dinner, I am going to do it anyway.

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Day 3 "DO IT ANYWAY"

Today is my third on this 100 Days journey. I woke up with my allergies all mess up and with some asthma. The Sahara Desert Dust cloud over PR is making things worst for me, so today had been a really bad day for me.

I finished reading Day #3, but I feel so upset after reading it that I have not been able to do the writing work for today. In her suggestions for today's assignment, Linda sounds so much like my mother when I was a teenager, with her "no matter what, do it anyway" sound so much like my mom perfectionism in everything; cleaning the house, cooking, doing the dishes, doing the laundry, sweeping, moping and so forth, everything was "no matter what". She droves my sister and me crazy; no matter if we had homework to do, no matter if we were tired, no matter if we wanted to do other thing, and everything had to be perfect and we still need to obtain straight A's at school, no matter what. We have to be the good girls, the good friends, the good daughters, the good students, and so forth.

So today I have not find the energy or desire to do the assignment. I wish I can say, or write, right away, the list of actions I plan to stick with, regardless of how I feel, but I I am not up to more of this in my new life style, in this Spark journey, in my weight loss process, it will put it into jeopardy. So I'll skip today's assignment and will go on with the 100 days challenge tomorrow with Day 4. That is the best I can do today, with I have in my hands and my soul. I am not quitting I am just skipping this assignment so please do not judge me.


I wish everyone in the team a very quiet and restful night. See you all tomorrow








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There's nothing wrong with using the word "diet". It comes from the Greek word "diaita", meaning way of life. So to lose weight and keep it off we need to change our way of life.



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Key thought: Take action, whether you "feel" like it or not!

People who are committed to losing weight:
1. Stick with their plans 'no matter what'
2. Take action whether they FEEL like doing it or not
3. Assume that if they stay motivated, results will follow
4. Take responsibility for their own actions
5. Keep going in spite of challenges and setbacks

I don't feel like: taking time out of my busy day to enter my food into the SP tracker, exercising or going to water aerobics - but I need to build these into habits and give them top priority in my day - just like I brush my teeth and comb my hair!

Even if I am not 'in the mood' - just DO IT ANYWAY!

See how great it feels to overcome and follow through - you may not feel like it now, but you'll feel GREAT about it afterwards!

Yesterday, I didn't feel at all like going to the grocery store - but after reading this lesson, I knew I needed to just do it anyway. Fast food would have been easier - but I opted to make the effort to go to the store and shop for healthier choices and things I can make throughout the week.

Focus on your ACTIONS - not your FEELINGS!!



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If you have enough strong days in a row, that makes a strong week. If you do it again, you’ll have two strong weeks. Do it some more, and you’ll have built a strong month. Keep it up, and you will have a strong year—one strong day at a time.


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Sharon,

You CAN do it!!!

take care
barbara

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emoticon job Wyndy on delivering the brochures and drinking your water.

emoticon Sharon we all have those days sometimes. One thing we need to commit to is if we do miss a day, when we get back on the program we pick up where we left off. You will find each day builds on the last and each ten lessons sort of works as a whole.

80% is a start. It's much better than 0% !



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It is after midnight and technically Day 4, but I was busy all day and did not really get to the Day 3 material. Do It Anyway!

I did water aerobics for 60 minutes - I don't like to get up early and it is a hassle to do, but I DID IT ANYWAY. I started last September and it is the only exercise I have really done consistently for so long! I plan to continue, no matter what!!

I ran some errands and took my mom out to lunch - I did not make healthy food decisions today. However, when I reviewed my nutrition tracker for these three days I have not done so badly though I will not lose weight if I do the same things every day.

So, I decided to try the 80% rule - to stick narrowly to my program 4 out of 5 days - there are two days in ten that I can be a little more liberal. (Now I am getting into Day 4 - Boundaries, Not Rules) - I just need to plan this out so I don't lose control!

This is a struggle for me - I slip up and I think I should just quit. Please please please come after me if I don't show up here regularly! I am determined, committed, resolute - I will do this 100 days without skipping days - I will just keep going and I WILL make my goal to see the end of the 170's and 160's by the end of this year!!

SharonLee - Michigan

*If I quit now I will soon be back where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.
*I already know what giving up feels like. I want to see what happens if I don't
*I didn't come this far to only come this far!

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Good job, Wyndy...we all know how hard it is to push through and do something we are not in the mood to do.

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For a do it anyway course of action I took out my Avon brochures this afternoon and spent 2 hours delivering half of them. I also drank my water anyway LOL

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Gini that sense of accomplishment we get after pushing through and doing something we didnt' feel like doing


PRICELESS!!!

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Fabulous Gini. What an accomplishment! Keep up the good work. We are going to be here for you every step of the way...keep pushing!!!

take care
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Good for you Gini. It is hard for me to make myself do something I really don't want to do. It is a battle. But you did very well and should be proud of yourself!!

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I didn't feel like following todays lesson but gave myself a pep talk and did it anyway.


It makes me feel strong to follow through with something, finally

I will

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YAY for healthy eating Glenna!

YAY for taking care of yourself Penny!



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emoticon Glenna, you should be proud of yourself. I found this to be a big issue with me - waiting too long to eat and then overeating because I am so hungry. So I am trying to offset that by having different foods that I am not so crazy about that I overdo it with them before my real meal.

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