A place to keep my personal goals and record progress.
When I look at those numbers, 100 pounds in 2 years, I am intimidated. It is hard to imagine myself weighing 130 pounds. I have not weighed that since I was in the 5th grade, literally. I know realistically to expect skin sag.
My approach in the past has been to focus on 10 pounds at a time. I think I want to try a different approach this time. I think I want to focus on one day, one week, one pound at a time. This isn't going to be a fast journey. This is going to take 2 years. I know there will be many obstacles. My biggest enemy in this is myself. Life will happen. I am not always going to feel like it.
By focusing on one day at a time, I can confront myself where I need to do so. I can learn to understand my challenges and my triggers. I can learn to forgive myself and not eat my emotions. I can set limits and goals and celebrate little accomplishments along the way while keeping the overall goal in mind. I can get myself into the right mindset one day at a time.
I have to believe within myself that I can do this if I set my mind to it. I need to do it for me. I need to do it because it will help me to be in better health. I hope it will make me look and feel better about myself. This is my Mountain to climb. I need to reach the top. I need this to grow inwardly and spiritually. This is character building. This is a fight for a better life. Besides, I will definitely get a new wardrobe out of it because the one I have now won't fit. Lol 🤷♀️ I have an opportunity to fine tune who I am as a woman.
I gave myself about a 3 month leeway to accomplish the goal. It will be interesting to see where I am during that time. Will I reach that goal by the time I am 47 years old? Okay, that makes me feel old. Lol
It's crazy, but I kind of feel like my life is right now truly just beginning. I got my wild oats out of my system. I know what many of my strengths and weaknesses are. I know a lot of what I like and dislike doing. I am not ready to give up or slow down. I want to fight to keep on living, for a better life.
I know that if I accomplish this, it will boost my self confidence. I will learn how to accomplish my goals better. I will learn how to live proactively instead of reactively. And just maybe I can make a difference in other people's lives by sharing what I learn on my own journey.
I can incorporate Biblical principals along the way so I can also grow spiritually. It is about to get very real, but I feel God's presence in this as I know he wants me to live life more abundantly. I also know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I will gather some Bible verses and make a reference to them on the forum page so they can be used by others too.
I feel better now that I gave myself this little pep talk. Lol I not only want to do this for myself but I want to help others too. God made us to need one another.
I need to determine a start date. I haven't done grocery shopping yet. I keep putting it off. Maybe now the crowd in the grocery store has calmed down a bit. Maybe I will go this weekend. I may want to start this thing sooner than later. I am feeling insecure about it. You know? I start seeing the counselor tomorrow. Maybe I will set the start date for Friday to have a chance to talk about it first with the therapist. I think that's a good idea.
Plus I am still trying to come up with a way to make this fun. Maybe I can look up fun facts, and connect them to certain milestones. I have thought of making a boardgame out of it. Maybe have daily or weekly challenges? I am still rolling the idea around in my head. I need to probably play around with the idea visually on paper for a little bit. I will let you know what I come up with.