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1/8/20 3:45 A

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Day #2 I’ll start tomorrow

Like Phyllis and many others I was living a little like this till yesterday Monday 6th Jan, I had a REALLY good Christmas and overindulged a little on the chocolates but back on plan yesterday.

I will start today and each and every day, trying to eat well, move more, stay positive and remember although I had a pause I want to return to my club for WI so need to plan happily and like you Gill will have a smiley face on my diary! Gonna go back to my Red, Orange and Green on my diary too! emoticon

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Sometimes I just can't see the wood for the trees with this stuff - I don't know what gets in my way, because it's in my way! If you know what I mean?
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One thing that gets in my way is thinking that I'm really OK already - it's not urgent, I'm a healthy weight, it doesn't really matter too much.

Getting past this barrier is harder - beyond determining to stick to my plan, I think something like putting on my swimsuit, or doing yoga in a sports bra and leggings so that I actually SEE my body - might help. Abstinence - no grabbed cookies!

Today - plan my three meals; eat my three meals' draw a smiley face on my calendar for doing well today!
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Day 2 - I'll start tomorrow

No I will start every morning!!
Start with a plan for my day that includes "me" time
Start with a healthy breakfast
Start with a smile
Start by reminding myself of my goals
Start with commitment

Will some of those "little" mess-ups happen; maybe but I will pay attention to them and I will go on. No guilt, no recrimination!!

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One thing getting in the way of my weight loss plan is eating over my planned calories by snacking later in the evenings.

I can brush my teeth and floss when I've eaten my allotment.
I can delay my evening snack until just before bedtime instead of eating it shortly after dinner.

Steps I can take today - Plan all the way through dinner and evening snack before actually consuming. Then delay snack till just before bed. Then brush and floss right after eating it.

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1 thing getting in the way-grabbing a snack with my daughter and then tracking it later-realizing i went overboard.
plan my food consumption-to see how many points i will have after i eat something.


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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow



• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

Not being mindful of everything I eat

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

Make an ongoing effort to be mindful - to pay attention - really pay attention

I liked a Beck example about how we deceive ourselves about how we eat, and that it just happens without us thinking about it. We always think about it, we just ignore that we think about it. The Beck example was someone saying that they were watching tv and they realized later they had eaten cookies, they didn't remember eating them, it just happened. In this example there were coasters on the table too. They didn't eat the coasters. They at some point made the decision to eat the cookies.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

I am working to change habits, and being mindful and aware is one of the main habits I am working on. I try to identify one driving principle that leads to other changes rather than make a list of many changes I want to make. Being mindful and aware will lead to not being lazy and not caring and giving in to easy choices that aren't good for me.

I do journal at the end of the day, I can add a comment on how mindful I was as well as a few other things I routinely track. DD gave me a day planner today, I am going to put my daily tracked points into the day planner, as I find the bullet journal is getting too many sections to flip through, it will be easier to track them on one page in the day planner.

I will be back to report how that is going.

January 25 - the day planner was an excellent idea, it has streamlined my time spent first recording, then reporting back to Spark.






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Day 2
Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

Physically and mentally - problems with spine and leg

Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

# Trust the expert advice I have been given. There are things I can do that will strengthen and improve matters.

# Self talk - I can and will do this. I have done it before.

# Engage the family for walks and use local resources (not cleared to drive so very local!)

# Research apps and dvds for home use

Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

* Resourced some tai chi exercise on YouTube and an app to follow at home.

*Contacted a Tai Chi tutor - possibility of a few home lessons

* Create a tick chart and reward system for some boring but useful exercises I should do daily.

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DAY 2 OF 100 MDWL

I'LL START TOMORROW

On day 2 Linda tells us "Start NOW, not tomorrow". She goes on to tell us that we can waste a lot of time and energy with "one of these days" intentions. This is so true in my life, not only with trying to lose the weight but for so many other situations. An example is..my bathroom cabinets need cleaned and reorganized, my hall closet needs cleaned and reorganized....but one of these days....sound familiar?

*Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight loss plan : That would be procrastination for sure. And add in some laziness.

*Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas: 1) Have the mindset that I just need to do it, no more excuses, no more procrastinating. 2) Prioritize my day, meaning make sure I walk on the treadmill instead of turning on the tv in the mornings.


*Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did: Today I have been on the treadmill for 10 minutes, so far, and will do so every other hour of my day. And oh yes, cleaning out the cabinets is on my list today. emoticon


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1/7/20 10:03 A

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I honestly think this is one of my favorite 'lessons' or 'eye openers.' Commitment vs. interested. I've been 'interested' for many years. That 'interest' helped me lose and gain a lot of weight! I became 'committed' a few years ago. I'm not at my ideal weight, but I've lost. I'm getting healthier. I'm learning. I'm happier! Yes, I'm committed.



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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
~ Weight loss starts at the grocery store...
Buying sugary/starchy food not on my plan and saying
. . . . "I will get back on track when it's gone"

• Decide how you can get past this barrier.
~ Say "No" once in the grocery store instead of multiple times at home.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today.
~ I can donate/toss food on my way to the gym.

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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow

If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

Today

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
Letting one mistake throw in the towel for the whole day and it turns into skewed thinking that goes something like, "well, self, you messed up a bit, and I know you want more of that candy, drink, ice cream, pizza, ____, etc, so go ahead and indulge and start over tomorrow.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Not make the first mistake, or at least not let it take control of my day. Stop, think, do something else.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Plan.

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1/7/20 8:44 A

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DAY #2 - I'LL START TOMORROW

Linda reminds us of how much time and energy we waste when we indulge ourselves in this kind of thinking and its true! All I have to do is think of how much weight I could have lost by now if I had not had the "I'll start tomorrow" attitude. I still have this kind of thinking at times, but those times are getting farther apart. Whether it hours, days, or weeks, I am making progress in recognizing that kind of thinking in myself and take action against it quicker.

In my first review back in 2018 my social calendar was my downfall. It was full. Full of food & drinks! Since then I have been working on I being more grounded. I have reprioritized some things in my life. Although I have not always been successful I have made gains at keeping my schedule more sane. In 2019 I felt that my intentions regarding my diet and exercise plan were more solid and it paid off with some weight loss and breaking the barrier from the 170s down into the 160s.

So what is standing in my way now? The recent holiday season is fresh in my mind. I relapsed into old eating behaviors and put on some pounds. Linda reminds us to be honest with ourselves and stop making excuses. She wants us to get clear about our plans and then make them happen!

My Plan:

1. Plan Better - look ahead on my schedule and determine what is coming up that is "Special"
2. Remember that not all occasions are "Special"
3. Continue with abstinence from alcohol
4. Have healthy foods available
5. Make fitness my top priority

This weekend I hope to have a Family Game Day. That will involve alcohol (not for me) and the pizza they love and can only get when here in our town. I am going to make sure I have fresh veggies and fruit to go along with it. This should help me keep my mouth occupied with healthy foods instead of too much pizza.



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1/7/20 8:33 A

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Day 2 -

1. Identify what’s getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

Small nibbles during the afternoon and while making dinner.
2. Decide how you can get past this barrier.

Get life organized enough to have dinner on time.
3. Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Today I'm out for dinner before Bible Study, so not such a challenge today.

Janet in Georgia

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1/7/20 7:13 A

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Day #2 I’ll start tomorrow
This has basically been my mindset since before Christmas (until yesterday).
The one thing that has been stopping my weight loss for a long time now is eating larger portions than my body needs.
To get past this I plan to use the half-off idea when eating out (which I will do today).
I plan to weigh and measure my food more often, track everything and be consistent.

I also plan to go back to the exercises I have from a Balance class and the physical therapy exercises I have been given.
And I will get back into my 5% team which encourages exercise minutes daily that I will track on the fitness tracker.


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3/8/19 5:17 A

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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow

I will never think that I will wait for a day when I can be perfect but start today.

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

The scales can still affect my days so I don't always weigh myself apart from when I want to go to Weigh In (WI). They can affect my eating that day so I didn't this day as late as possible.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

I didn't weigh myself till quite late in the day. I also planned to follow my plans with awareness.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

I planned meals and extras and kept my food diary. I went to club and was able to WI, actually their scales were slightly lighter than mine so really happy. It did show me my other weakness though in eating too much after my WI.

Sadly I did eat more than I had planned when I got home from WI and did suffer during the night - must try harder with this, still work in progress!


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3/6/19 1:20 A

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One thing that gets in the way of my weight-loss plan

Eating too much, even when I have a food plan.


How to get past this barrier

- Be mindful of what I eat when I am eating
- Remind myself why I want to lose weight
- Have a food plan
- Stay focused, don't slack

Steps to make this happen today

- Plan my tomorrow the day before so I have a script to follow and then it will be easier to not do anything that will get in the way of losing weight.
- Spend time every day focusing what I am doing and why I am doing it
- Participate in the 100 DWL March 4 - June 11
- Participate in the Beck Trek March 1 - April 11
- Give and receive support from like-minded team members
- Stick to my planned workouts



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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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3/5/19 11:07 P

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No More Excuses. Live daily healthy. Being active and finding joy in my day. Not looking back! Standing for what I believe in. Eating small portions and being satisfied, moving freely and with joyand drinking lots of water to benefit me.

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3/5/19 10:48 P

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No more excuses
A problem I identified: getting discouraged about not losing so not really trying
Planning healthy snack options, watching portion of nuts and cheese

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest unto your soul.


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Day 2: I'll start tomorrow...

This is an excuse.

In order to lose weight, you have to give up all your excuses that have set you back in the past. ALL.OF.THEM.

There is no such thing as a "perfect day". Everyday you must do work. Everyday.

Planning is key to this success. Plan your workouts. Plan your meals. Stick with your plan.



"I will go anywhere, as long as it's forward." -David Livingston

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3/5/19 8:50 P

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DAY 2 - I'LL START TOMORROW - ROUND 2

Here is what really stuck out to me in this lesson:

"I realized another season has slipped by and my weight is the same as a year ago."

This truth really hit me this year. I can't say what is different this year from any of the other years where my weight didn't budge. All I know is that I "feel different inside". I seem to have found some kind of peace about what I need to do in order to be healthy and losing weight is only one part of the puzzle.

One thing that gets in the way of my losing weight is LIFE!

To get past this barrier I am making NO MORE EXCUSES. Last round I used my busy social schedule as one excuse. I just couldn't find a way to deal with these dates. I have now really simplified my social life. I am not responsible for making sure everyone gets together and has fun. This has reduced the number of food/temptations I have to face. Life is simpler, quieter, calmer for me and I am loving it!

HOWEVER - Linda says "Don't wait for a day when you can be perfect!"

I have come to accept this. I do not have a need for perfection. No one and nothing is ever perfect. All we can do is our best. It is all about SANE EATING for me which means accepting life events and making the best of them.

Linda also tells us to get clear about our diet and exercise plans and figure out how to make them happen. Our vacation right now is a good example. I am make my plans work with some temporarily wider boundaries. I have not been eating perfectly according to my Bright Line Eating plan, but neither have I thrown in the towel that would allow me to eat whatever I want. I am limiting restaurant outings and preparing many of my meals at the house we are renting. I also brought my exercise clothes with me and have been going to the Y on some days. The other days I am getting in my 10 minutes a day of walking. I also have a plan for reducing my alcohol intake (I love my wine!) back to zero by the time I get home.

I am feeling VERY CLEAR about my plans and intentions and I am confident I will be right back on plan when our vacation is done after this week.



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Wow.....so many great comments today! I guess I use excuses to eat.......I’m stressed so this chocolate will make me feel better. I’m worried.........these potato chips will make me feel better. I know exactly what I need to do. Having this team really helps me grow stronger.......and I am planning on having a successful outcome this time! emoticon

One day at a time!


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I did that so so so many times. When I look back now I wonder if I wasn't just 'making excuses' for me to gorge the rest of the day. It's possible. I'd start off in the morning doing so well and then by afternoon I'd have a snack attack and decide - I messed up. I'll start tomorrow. Worst decision(S) I ever made.

I don't do that any more. Thank goodness! I also don't expect 'perfection' - what's that anyway? I focus on commitment and progress. I'm working on that and I'm making progress for sure. Definitely committed.

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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - March 5, 2019
If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

Today


• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
Hm... thinking I ruin the whole day if I made one mistake food wise and telling myself I'll start over tomorrow and do it "right."

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Plan foods ahead of time.
If I mess up, write myself an "It's ok, don't start over tomorrow, get your groove back this minute." letter/note.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
I did well yesterday up until close to bedtime when I had too much of a snack. I stopped when I realized I was mindlessly consuming and wanted more, telling myself this was a mistake and got right back in the groove.


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Day 2
Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

The Queen of Procrastination stares back in my mirror. I can't, in truth, claim my hip as an excuse. It is much stronger and I can push myself more. However, I'm still not driving so am restricted to the village for exercise opportunities.

Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

*DVDs; SP videos; youtube; the local area is safe for daytime walks and there are play areas to jog round.

*Engage the family for walks and visits at weekends

*I can timetable home exercise in the same way I would diary in an exercise class.

Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

* Resourced some 10 minute exercise vids to follow at home.

* Reviewed my work schedule for the next 7 days to find gaps.

*Wrote them in my diary as an appointment with myself.

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One thing that is making maintenance a bit tough lately is a little switch that clicks around 9 or 10 p.m. that makes it seem desirable and even necessary to go grab a snack....and then another and another. I will have had a well-balanced and satisfying intake of food for the day, and not be hungry at all, and then it happens. I feel bad afterward that it happened once again. I know that too many more days like this and the pounds will start registering on the scale.

I decided that eating these late night snacks in bed while watching TV is half of what makes them so enjoyable. Tonight when (and if) I get that sudden urge to snack I will allow myself to do it - as long as I eat the snack in the kitchen without watching any TV. I'm pretty confident that will help stop this cycle.

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Day 2 - I'll start tomorrow

Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
Not establishing a workable, consistent, non negotiable exercise routine.

Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Lay out a weekly exercise plan. Start small.
Hit my daily step goal.

Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
I created an exercise plan for this week.



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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow
If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

Today

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
I sneak eat (unplanned snacking and forget to track)

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Track and plan foods before I eat, not after. Eat on a schedule.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Created schedule and set silent alarms on fitbit.


Edited by: CHAR46SUE at: 3/5/2019 (10:41)
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Day #2 I’ll start tomorrow
Although I no longer use the words “I’ll start tomorrow” that is basically the excuse I use when I procrastinate and not follow thru with what I need to do to lose the last pounds to goal.
What gets in the way?
*Daytime TV; not tracking everything; not getting enough exercise
Take the steps for achievement.
*turn off TV by 10am
*limit online to early morning and late night
*do a walking meditation each day of Lent


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• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

Still the same: At times losing my motivation and becoming mind-numbingly tired of making as many right choices as is necessary to maintain my weight. Fortunately at the moment this is not the case but it was when I began this study last time. I know how my motivation can be so strong and then just evaporate into thin air.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Allowing myself a "pause" when needed but never completely quitting. Always having a plan and strategies in place. Setting new or tweaking existing goals to keep it interesting and evolving. By continually visiting here and other Spark People sites everyday for those ideas and inspiration. Remembering how hard I have worked and that quitting is not an option.


• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

Continue to plan and implement strategies by visiting here and other SP sites for motivation even if I can not respond or I get behind. I will keep working on increasing my step count, ST and yoga.








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Day 2 - I’ll Start Tomorrow


Thinking back over the years, I used the excuse that I would start my “diet” tomorrow. Or I’ll start my diet on Monday. But, for so many years, tomorrow never came...


But, in October 2016, something changed for me and I started focusing on “today” and not putting it off until tomorrow. At that time, health problems were a super-charged motivator to make me change. It was time to get started and get to work on making a healthier “me”.



If you start today, you will see results sooner...


I started thinking about every day would be a new healthy beginning for me.


So, now it’s 2+ years later from when I started living a healthier lifestyle. I lost the 90 excess pounds. My health is better than it was 20 years ago. I’m working every day to maintain my new healthy weight. I’m so glad I took that first step to get started and stick with the program and not procrastinate and put it off until tomorrow. We all know “Tomorrow never comes”.

My answers to the 3 questions:

1. Identify what gets in the way of your weight-loss plan.
-Injury and illness and health problems
-Night time eating
-Laziness and can’t get myself motivated to get started on exercise

2. Decide how you can get past this barrier.
-When injured or ill, I will do a little, do what I can
-For night time eating, stock pantry with healthy low calorie snacks
-For not being able to get started exercising, commit to doing just 10 minutes, then just keep going and do as much as I can

3. Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
-I’m healthy now, so it’s not a problem
-For night time eating, added to pantry: 100 calorie snack packs, granola bars, animal crackers, and twizzlers
-Just yesterday, I was avoiding the treadmill, but made myself go for 10 minutes and I ended up walking for my usual 60 minutes
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Day 2, I'll start tomorrow

When I think of all the tomorrows that came and went while I said "I'll start tomorrow". I'm not sure if I thought I had to be ready to be perfect, or if the stars had to be aligned just right, or if I thought that everything else in my life had to be well organized and running smoothly, or what??

Finally somehow I began thinking that I just wanted to be healthier. I joined TOPS and SparkPeople at about the same time. I went to meetings, spent time Sparking, read, learned, joined teams, made friends real and virtual who had similar goals to mine.....and then.....Surprise! I started getting healthier, stronger, and......leaner.

It all happened, not overnight, but over years. It can be done a lot faster than I did it. I'm talking really small steps and always being ready to try something different, or something just a little harder, or a new team....you know...that one where you read just a page or two a day and try to apply the concept that is introduced for that day. Well that is the team that finally got through to me that I AM an emotional eater...well that really was a surprise; so I learned more about that and realized that probably almost every overweight person eats because of emotional triggers. Yes there are other reasons for being overweight...I knew I had a big appetite and was taught to cater to it by the way I was fed...I knew that I was short...I knew my life was to sedentary....but I did not know how emotions affected my eating.

Many thanks to Linda, Gill, Sue, Phyllis, Maria, Cat, Maribeth, Leslie, and so many others that have been on this journey through the books several times with me- We have learned together! Now I'm working on maintenance. That, as they say, is "a whole nother ball game!

Do it today! Don't wait for tomorrow!

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Day 2 - I’ll Start Tomorrow

I used to have this mentality a lot - I was the Queen of Procrastination for many things. For losing weight it was often, “I’ll start on Monday or the first of the month.” Now that I am retired, I am better about starting a goal at any time, and I have been more successful. I still do have barriers though-for instance, dh (who is doing keto/low carb with me) said the other day that we might as well forget losing weight again till next month, because our friends are here all this month and we will be doing all kinds of social activities and eating out. While I think it is more challenging to keep to our plan while they are here, I will not adopt his give it up attitude, and plan to take each day, focusing on keeping to all my healthy habits.

Today...

*Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. - More social activities/eating out

*Decide how you can get past this barrier. - I will take my Yeti cup and some cans of flavored seltzer water to our friends’ house when there is a gathering in order to avoid alcoholic beverages.
-I will stick to keto friendly snacks and not eat crackers, chips or sweets
-When we go out to lunch or dinner, I will continue to order a salad, protein and veggie-no pasta, rice or bread


*Take the steps that will make it happen today.
Today will be an easy day since we are staying home. I will keep to the narrow path of keto. I have lunch and dinner planned - tuna salad melt (no bread) for lunch and shrimp and a salad for dinner

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Day 2 Start today -
1. Identify what's getting in my way - evening eating
2. Get past this barrier - fancy glass by sink to drink water
3. Steps to make it happen - track with 8 pennies - 2 tiny jars

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The difference between being interested, or being committed. Do I want to lose weight, or have I decided to lose weight.

Sometimes it seems to me that it is harder to get started, than it is to keep going once I've actually gotten started. It can be harder to convince myself to rise up off the couch and go for a 10 minute walk, than it is to keep walking a little while longer after the 10 minutes are done.

The biggest barrier is always myself, and my ability to convince myself that I don't have the time/ energy/ motivation/ determination/ self confidence/ (whatever is necessary), to work toward my goals. So... the answer is either-- give up completely, OR break the goal down smaller, and push myself to get started. It is not necessary to change absolutely everything all at once and do it perfectly, in order to make a start.



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Having too many things on my TODO list is one of my major barriers.

I am gradually accepting that I can't do everything............ choosing what to prioritise is not really that hard, but letting go of the other things is.

I think my biggest barrier is the perceived time it takes to prioritise health & fitness in my life. It's not something I can just fit into the spaces - it needs to be centre stage.

I'm working on this. It doesn't make for exciting social interactions, does it?

"What did you do today?"

"I made healthy meals, stuck to my meal plans. Did my yoga. Went for a walk. Planned my meals for tomorrow. Checked in on Spark People with my Challenges. And I'm getting to bed on time."

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I know that several people at work now wear FitBits all the time - flashing and glowing on their wrists - I guess that makes things more socially exciting - sharing what achievements you have on your FitBit. I don't want a FitBit.

One of my ideas, which I got from following Fly Lady for several years, was to construct a daily plan for myself which actually had on it what I'd do at what time. There were variations depending on what shift I was working. I need to update that plan - it works quite well and makes sure I get all the really important stuff done.

Outside of work, my main things are

eating healthily
exercising regularly
learning Cornish language
keeping my house clean
managing my budget
seeing friends regularly

Today, I'm rebooting my intention to walk or run every day by going for a walk NOW!

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• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
Not excepting what is … hubby's condition, food will not solve anything by true physical hunger, I must move my body daily.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Just do it. Change my mind … and the rest WILL follow. This is LIFE … there is no magic pill to take. Life is messy … get over it.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Make doc appointments for hubby, go to support groups, only bring healthy foods into the house, move my body daily this will also destress.
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On January 6, 2009, I was still after maybe 25 years saying, "I'll start tomorrow!" Well the next day I found spark people. That changed my life. Interest turned into commitment, determination happened, consistency improved, friends were made, teams joined, my health improved and over a period of time...weight loss happened.

Not as much weight loss as I would like and I still am working on that but I am a Master Maintainer...having achieved that with virtually no periods of major weight gain in nearly 10 years, it is time to move on and reach my goals.

I still slip back into "tomorrow" thinking though. I have not reached my exercise goals for the past two days and both days I went to bed telling myself that I will do better "tomorrow". As soon as I finish this post I am going to do just that...starting with the treadmill.

One thing getting in the way? ME...only me....always me.

Only having a plan, a program, and sticking with it can keep me from getting in my own way.
For me that is No S, daily exercise of some sort, and sparking.

Today started with a healthy breakfast, plans in place for lunch and dinner, a 10 minute core exercise spark video and next up....the dreadmill.

Together we CAN!




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Carolyn - My sympathies and a hug. This is a huge wrench. Thoughts and prayers to all concerned. emoticon


Day 2
Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

My primary difficulty is physical, in that I am continuing to nurse and have therapy on my torn hip socket. Exercise is possible but problematic as I am afraid of doing further damage and, annoying, am still unable to drive confidently so travelling to classes and the gym are out.
I procrastinate over exercise and can use fear of moving out of my comfort zone as an excuse not to try.

Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

*I have several DVDs; There is youtube; There are videos here aimed at limited mobility.

*I have access to a physiotherapist and can run ideas past him before embarking on them.

*I can timetable home exercise in the same way I would diary in an exercise class.


Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

I will pull out a selection of material before my physio session tomorrow to see what is considered appropriate.

I will review my work schedule for the next 7 days to find gaps. As there is no travelling time involved, the positive is that I have more leeway than usual.

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Oh Carolyn, how very, very sad...................
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You are responding to it really well. One of the features of later life is that our friends all depart........... one by one......... maintaining those bonds through prayer is a wonderful thing.
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100 More DWL- Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - June 19, 2018

If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

Today: I started in November 2017 and will continue.

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. I've consistently stayed on my plan since November 2017. The only barrier I face right now is facing upcoming grief.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas. A dear friend will be taken off life support Thursday night. I cannot imagine this world without her in it. Since I got the news today, I've been weeping off and on and having so many memories surface. We've known each other for 67 years and while we don't see each other frequently, we've stayed in touch by phone, letters, email and facebook. But I used the nutritional planner for tomorrow and have my exercises scheduled. I haven't eaten over it. I'm just overwhelmingly sad. It's hard to feel so helpless. But I know I've offered prayers and it is in God's hands.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did. Today I cried when I needed to and sent messages and prayers to her family. I stayed on my nutritional plan to the best of my ability. I ate an Atkins bar which put me over on my calorie allotment by 150 calories. I did not judge myself for that. That is not a bad thing. I will not make it a habit. Nor will I stuff my feelings...I'll just feel them, no matter how painful they might be. So what if tears drip in my ears while I'm doing my Pilates 100's. That's what microfiber towels are for.

Joy is a Choice. Choose joy moment by moment.

When all else fails, persistence prevails.

Injoy:) Carolyn

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Hugs to everyone - I know about stress. I know about the mind-numbing task of continually keeping on track. Great to hear about everyone's unique challenges.
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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - June 19, 2018
Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect but start today.

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

Just now the one element that is causing me difficulties is getting on the scales especially on the day I hope to go to Weigh In (WI). If they are not good I have a bad habit of overeating so this is getting in the way of my weight loss! This overeat can also turn into a binge emoticon

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

Today (Tues) should be WI day if I chose to so I didn't get on the scales until as late as possible in the day. I also planned to follow my plans with awareness of this weakness that I sometimes show.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

I planned meals and extras and kept my food diary. I went to club - the scales showed that I couldn't WI but my consultant allows me to go to club for the motivation. I was happy that I was able to change my thinking today and hope to continue it in the future. emoticon

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Stress is my biggest road block
My solutions: listening to uplifting music, meditating on the Word of God, prayer
If stuffing feelings try vegetables!

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DAY 2 *Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. My husband likes dessert .

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas. I can keep up on my vegy's so I stay full. Check out Spark recipes.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.I feed him more vegy's and we had a smoothie for dessert.

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It's truly inspiring to read everyone's comments these past two days and just what was needed to get me fired up.

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

Probably the biggest one for me at this stage in my journey is becoming mind-numbingly tired of making as many right choices as is necessary to maintain/lose weight and wanting it badly enough to consistently do what it takes.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

Visiting here and Spark People everyday for ideas and inspiration. Setting new or tweaking existing goals and streaks. Remember how hard I have worked and that quitting is not an option.


• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

I will visit here and read responses even if I can not respond or get behind.
Get back to my 7 PM no eating streak. Get back to steps streak. (done). Bring in more ST. Plan evening snacks. (done)




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Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

- Being at an already healthy weight! I tell myself it's good enough despite my spare tyre!

Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

- Post weight daily on WeightGrapher with my lower goal weight as my target. This motivates me to pay attention to what I am eating.
- Keep doing yoga which gives me more awareness of my body

Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did

- I weighed myself and recorded it on Weight Grapher. I logged my weekly weight on the Maintainers' Challenge. Did a series of yoga exercises before work.


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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow -- oh how many times have I told myself that? I happen to be in one of those times when I'm having an easier time of it than usual. I started about a month ago because I had my annual physical coming up and didn't want to get a lecture about how I'd gained weight from last year. But I notice when I started I was staying closer to the lower end of my range -- and then day by day ever so slightly it has crept up to the higher end. I'm still doing well (which through years of experience I know won't always seem quite as effortless as it does now) but there are some things I can identify that I can work on now to keep me on the straight and narrow path.

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. -- the frozen yogurt I've been enjoying every evening. Although I've allowed for the calories, not much nutritional value.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas. I do enjoy something sweet and cool and refreshing. With all the watermelon and pineapple available this time of year I can get my sweet treat with fruit.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did. (Hmmmmmm...)
Realistically, I'm not going to trash what's already in the freezer. BUT - next time at the grocery I will not buy it again.

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Wow! So many great comments! Reading them....I’m saying to myself “ yes, that’s how I feel”. I love having a good time. ........that involves spending time with friends........which always involves food and drink.

I need to prepare mentally on how I am going to handle outings. I need to have more will power. I need to say no thanks to certain foods.



One day at a time!


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Starting tomorrow..... NO! I am on my plan and will stay on my plan. As I have posted before things are crazy here. So what! That does not mean I should choose to give my body unhealthy foods. That will not help me feel better.

When I let my mind take over I say "I will follow my plan tomorrow". I have not used my brain as a motivator since early May. I follow the WW plan.

Starting tomorrow is not an option if I want a healthier life! If I have something that uses more points than I have, I am still on my plan. I am not giving up, I am still on the journey. I am worth it!

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Day #2 I'll Start Tomorrow (Obstacles)

I have had this "tomorrow" attitude for way toooooo long! I related to Linda's story - I will do o.k. for a while and then I will start to "mess up" little by little, day after day. This has gotten me nowhere towards reaching my weight loss goal.

Some will proclaim it is Persistence not Perfection that gets results. This does not work for me because being persistent only goes so far if you are having issues with daily mess ups. Motivation and finding my "why" has been difficult because, again, like Linda's example, I tell myself "I'm not really that overweight (20# from goal). There are others worse off than me. My weight does not interfere with my health."

When I give this serious thought I see that I have let any number of excuses get in my way. Other than that, ONE of my obstacles is my busy SOCIAL SCHEDULE. There is no getting around it. Socializing for me always involves FOOD & ALCOHAL.

My plan is: 1. Replace alcohol with Flavored Water
2. Allow no more than 2 drinks per social event
3. Use single-serve wine
4. Have a healthy snack available even if I eat the entire bag of carrots!
5. Breathing Relaxation exercise
6. Frequent +self-talk until event is over - You Can Do It for 30 More Minutes!

I will have an opportunity to test this plan Wednesday evening as a group of us girls are going out for a boat ride (with no bathroom emoticon ).





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• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

ME- I make excuses, i eat our or make poor choices when im with friends or family. I also have alot of problems with my feet, they swell alot and im in alot of pain some days, its hard to exercise somedays with them.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

Make a plan, whether its for the day ahead, a day with family, a meal out, a weekend away, planning ahead always helps
For my feet, find some low impact exercises on days feet are really bad, like riding a bike, swimming, chair exercises.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Todays menu is planned out. I have a migraine this morning so i havent had breakfast, because im really nauseaus but im going to try to eat so something soon.
As soon as i can, im.going to a bicycle so i can bike ride when im.having too many problems with my feet.

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Day 2 -- I'll start tomorrow

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
My dislike of exercise or lack of motivation to do it consistently. I know it. I'll go like gangbusters and then slack off.


• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
I know what I enjoy doing, especially in the extreme heat we've been having - water walking. So my plan is to get to the gym/pool a minimum of 3 times each week. The other days I have DVDs and can walk and/or do yoga indoors. Yoga stretches is a favorite of mine because they help my back. I'll do them too.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
I sort of answered that above. I did get out one of my favorite yoga DVD's.


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Today

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
Right now it's my health. I had a procedure done that has me having to put cardio and strength training on hold until all is healed.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
I will be patient because doing anything too soon just might make things worse, however, I can still walk, I can probably bike at a slower pace, I can work my arms.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
I will ride my ebike for about 15 minutes at a slow pace this evening after supper. I will do a few reps with lightweight dumb bells for my arms. I can probably do this every day until the healing is complete. I will know for sure after this evening.

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Day 2 -- I'll start tomorrow

• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.
Junk food and diet soda. I'm having a hard time giving up the foods I love... pizza, hamburgers, potato chips, chocolate, etc. I can fit unhealthy food into my food plan, but it leads to cravings and unplanned eating.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.
Reduce/eliminate diet soda. Find healthier versions of my favorite foods. Try new recipes. Track my food and look at the nutritional feedback. Set goals. Concentrate on a 12 hour evening fast and eat a healthy breakfast.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Planned 3 healthy meals. Put them in the nutrition tracker this morning. Allow myself one evening snack.

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Day 2 Start tomorrow
Back to plan right away & receive benefits by following good intentions
1) Prevent Evening Eating
2) Write down a daily plan till it gets easier
3) Take Action Come On, Get Happy! bit.ly/2t54M41

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Big hindrance for me right now is my knee. I was diagnosed with a Baker's cyst about a month ago. It's better but I'm still in constant pain. So the one thing I can do today is to make a follow-up doctor appointment!

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1)One thing getting in my way is my husband. Joining retirement life with expectations of togetherness. Trying to find balance! He was having displeasure over my iPad time.
2) I got up early so he would, I stayed up later so he would. I explained how I am connecting with people who get it because you don’t.
3) He does not nor ever has had a weight problem and i do. I had a heart to heart talk that if im going to do this I can’t do it alone and this is something for me. I/we are constantly doing for others and this is the only thing I have for me

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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - June 19, 2018
If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

Today


• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. -- Yep me, getting started out door, wanting to eat how I used to, yeah more than one but there is more than one reason

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas. -add veggies and fruits, fine active things to do instead of eating, journaling my food and exchanges, get active by exercise, doing work around house, find parks so can do walks or bike rides make time to be active and cook

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. make plans , always have journal, take photos of meals and find cards and work them, get to gym find ways to feel full with protein etc, go outside and walk on breaks find meals to eat while walking. find parks maybe see if any one wants a walking date. find things that will keep you on track of exercising, eating the exchanges, and journaling.

guess that is long termed for today plan on journaling meals and mowing lawn at mom if not done. otherwise need to find something active for today.


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One major thing that has led me to eating is stress. I'm focusing on the opposite of the things I don't like that cause me stress. Some examples are:
1. I don't like the way my husband is such a grouch but I like having a husband.
2. I don't like how wild and destructive my grandbabies act when they visit but I love having my grandbabies hugs, giggles and love .
3. I don't like my teenagers attitude right now but I love watching him grow into an independent young man.
4. I don't like picking up after everyone but I love having a family and a home to clean.
5. I feel overwhelmed trying to take care of and handle everything to keep our home running so I need to prioritize the top 3-5 things that cause me the most stress if they don't get done and formulate a plan to get them done first thing in the day so my afternoons and evenings don't find me looking for food to relieve my stress!
You get the idea. It helps lower my stress level when I can accentuate the positive!!!

Another thing is getting enough uninterrupted sleep. I wake up frequently throughout the night to go to the bathroom, because of aches and pains, because of pets etc. I'm going to have to really think about to correct this issue. If anyone has suggestions I'm open to hearing them!

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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - June 19, 2018
If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

Today


• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan. -- not planning

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas. --make healthy menus

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.--- emoticon


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Day 2-- I'll start tomorrow

Identify one thing that is getting in the way. Well I'd have to say I have a problem with evening snacking. I can do so well all day, making good food choices and getting up and moving around, getting in some exercise, etc. But then the sun goes down, and it's way too easy to give in to temptation. One little serving of a treat food turns into grazing my way through the kitchen. I know that it's practically impossible for most of us to out-exercise a bad diet. I dislike exercise, and there is no way I'm going to walk an extra couple miles to burn off eating a cupcake.

Decide how to get past this barrier. I've started tracking all my food for the day in advance, again. This has worked really well for me in the past-- I do well with a plan, a written list, a "go by". Once I have a plan, I like to stick to it.

Take the steps that will make it happen today. I tracked for today, yesterday-- so I've got my eating plan for today already in place.

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Day #2 I’ll start tomorrow

The one thing getting in the way of my weight loss is exercise, or rather the lack of “raise your heart rate” exercise on a consistent basis.
Because I have an implanted heart monitor, I use that as an excuse. Truthfully it hasn’t been an issue for many many months now.
My solution is to build up to be able to finish a 5K at the end of 100 More Days!
Today I will begin to record my “nonstop” minutes of exercise in my journal on a separate page and do it for the next 99 days!

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I have a problem being consistent in my exercise routine. I will set fixed times daily for exercise, Starting today, each day this week I will jog before breakfast and go to the gym on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am. Mr. Owl

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Great to have so many participating in this round of 100 More days. Like many of you, I have lost and regained the same pounds multiple times. Let's all keep going and lose them for good this time!

We can do it. Onward & Downward!

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• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

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• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

Commit to exercise daily.
Eat a healthy breakfast.
Bring lunch from home 4 days a week. Go out for a healthy lunch on Friday.
Daily participation here.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.
Just finished my oatmeal for breakfast.
Lunch is already in the fridge at work, half a grilled chicken greek salad without dressing.
I will take a walk this evening.



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I have a problem being consistent in my exercise routine. I will set fixed times daily for exercise, Starting today, each day this week I will jog before breakfast and go to the gym at 10 30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am. Mr. Owl

Edited by: OLDEROWL at: 6/19/2018 (06:24)
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Day 2 - I'll Start Tomorrow - June 19, 2018
If you are determined to lose weight, then tackle it head-on. Don’t wait for a day when you can be perfect. You need the benefits of losing weight NOW, not in a year or two. So follow through on your intentions and start today.

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• Identify one thing that is getting in the way of your weight-loss plan.

• Decide how you can get past this barrier. Write down your ideas.

• Take the steps that will make it happen today. Record what you did.

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