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Attitude and Vision are Everything

Monday, February 16, 2009

Well this last week started out really good and I am deciding on how I am going to end today - it is up to me, I can choose how to respond to my situation. I'll get to that later.

I decided this last Tuesday that I wanted to lose a certain amount of weight by June 21 - my family reunion and then the week after a school reunion. It is a LOFTY goal to say the least but I calculated everything and I know exactly how many calories I have to burn per day to reach my goal.

I have tracked things before - you know I want to lose 10 lbs by this day or whatever, but I guess I've never really laid out a good plan. I have planned to workout so many minutes a day or do so much strength training or maybe burn 300-400 calories in a day but never sat down and laid it all out. Well, that's exactly what I did.

50 lbs by June 21 is A LOT - and I know it and the amount of calories that I have to burn is a TON - literally emoticon, but I have figured that I have to lose a staggering 175000 calories!! YIKES!! emoticon between now and then. That is 9,722 calories a week and 1389 calories a day which would equal about 2.7 lbs a week.

I know this seems daunting, but I am going to use my old sales mentality to get near my goal. You see in sales I never shot for my goal (100%), I always shot for 150%, that way if I fell short, then I would still hit my actual goal, but if I shot for 100% and fell short, then I would miss my bonus and everything else that went with hitting that mark. My goal is actually smaller than the 50, but I figure is I fall short, then I've still hit my goal or come awfully darn close. emoticon

So I am stoked and in this all the way - the fun thing is that when I get finished working out in the morning, I look at my HRM and see that I am only 175 calories away from my daily goal and I think - hey I know that I can knock that out in about 20 minutes - depending on what I am doing. I am very competitive and who better to compete with than myself. emoticon

Pro 29:18
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Well I have vision and I have a game plan and I write in my journal every single day to keep track of calories burned, calories consumed, how much water, how many hours of sleep and what kind of mood I am in. I like looking back to see what's going on. My first weigh in with this new plan will be this Thursday - I am expecting the best!!

I have decided after writing this that I choose for this day to end great. I went to the library about an hour ago and left my cell phone - it has since been taken by someone - it had all my client and vendor contacts - a lot of unpublished numbers and it was a very expensive blackberry. I didn't get insurance on it ( I know, I know emoticon )but it's $7 bucks a month and it adds up and I have not lost a phone before - so who knew. Anyway, I have returned everything that I have ever found and I am praying that the same will be done for me. Although I am disappointed, and it will cost me some money and aggravation - it is NOT the end of the world and I will be fine. It's really inconsequential in the scheme of life. It's all about priorities.

So here I am on my journey and thrilled to not just be working out to get healthy and lose weight, but I've got a plan, I've got this drive going on in me right now that's unstoppable. I am off to finish the 209 calories I have left to burn for the evening!

Woo Hoo - almost done for the day!

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    You go girl! I pray your phone will come back to you today! God Bless! emoticon
    4442 days ago
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    Go Get it If you can visualize that goal you can get there. Great attitude on the phone, it is true everything in life is a matter of perspective.
    4448 days ago
    I had a goal in October to fit in a newly purchased suit by convention time in January. I not only had to lose weight, but to lose inches. I joined a wellness class locally and learned how to use the gym equipment. In January, I fit into the suit, but have since lost a little focus because the goal had been achieved. Now I have re-focused on losing more weight and exercising until I reach my final goal of 140-fit and fabulous!
    4458 days ago
    i'm between us we'll achive our goals. i want lose weight to fit in to my maid of hounor dress for my sisters wedding in june want to lose 15kgs in total by then. finding hard at times. want to up my running soon. emoticon
    4461 days ago
    WOW!!!! You are on Fire.. I added you as a friend, i need some of what you have. I am in a funk--- I am sorry to say i let the scale upset me.. Last week i gain 2lb. emoticon emoticon

    I found you spark page by accident --i was reading someone blog and your comments caught my eye with your bible verses ---It's a God thing!!!!!

    You don't even know how much you have encourage me. Thanks,

    The Will of God will never lead you where the Grace of God cannot keep you.

    4461 days ago
    Wow! Dena! I know that you can do this because you are competitive and determined! I am praying for the person who found your phone to return it to you quickly. I admire your determination and commitment. I also admire your outlook! In fact, your outlook on the cell phone situation is the greatest inspiration you could possible provide, because not every one is competitive like you are, but everyone can choose to have your outlook! God bless you, Dena, and keep up the good work!

    Love and Blessings,
    Judy emoticon emoticon
    4462 days ago
    You are a woman with a very well laid out plan!! I wish I could be 1/10 as dedicated. I know you will lose the weight in time, if you don't you will still feel and look amazing.
    So sorry about the cellphone, I hope it all works out for you. Maybe it is just somebody that will tire of it and return it, I have heard that happen to people before. I don't know if your local police would use the GPS in the phone to track it down for you. I know our office has done it through the cell provider, it could be worth a shot.
    Huge hugs and prayers to you.....
    4463 days ago
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