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My MIND is my greatest weight loss tool

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

....or so I am discovering.

Eight days ago, a dear SP friend and I began to hold each other accountable with weigh-ins. And as of today I am 3 POUNDS emoticon down! Another dear friend and I spur each other on at the beginning of every month and have done so for ....a year or so, I think.

emoticon This monthly jump start has been amazing for me!

But sometimes you just find yourself in a rut, and for me it was my mindset. So, I took a deeper look at personal priorities and made some decisions such as:

I commit to:

** track my stuff at SP faithfully, but socialize online minimally
** gym time at 5 a.m. - S,W,F
** power walk at 5:45 a.m. with neighbor - M,T,TH
** turning away from sugar laden foods - to put it mildly
** increasing my freggie intake/decreasing my simply carb intake
** not eating after 9 p.m.
** NOT letting Mr. Scales define me

Then I had my "aha moment" - this rut is due to me trying to "DO IT ALL", and I needed to realize that facing me is a new season in my life and I'm going to give myself permission to just take a step back to less time on SP. It only makes sense. emoticon My cello studio is booming and real time is of the essence. Less time online is wise. No guilt in saying "no"...especially when others tell me they think they know how I should live.

I have to have this perspective in order to be healthy - tough, but must be done. Lol.

I don't have time to be very active on a team, or blog weekly etc. BUT I DO have time to track and LIVE out this healthy lifestyle ((out loud)) like I know how. The biggie is I need to see myself as God sees me now ACCEPTED - BELOVED - LOVED - PRECIOUS - I have struggled with a false perception of myself for awhile. I am so done with that. It's time to believe what God has to say too so that I can achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Last of all, I have this gift to myself that I carefully wrapped intending to give it to ME when I reached a certain weight. It is still wrapped. emoticon Do you remember what I wrapped? emoticon ....it was so long ago, and forgotten due to my self imposed rut.
But my determination is all the more invigorated by that unopened gift all for ME. I promise to be faithful ....just 12 more pounds to lose before I open my gift!

I am so determined to continue to give 100%. I know I can do this (Phil.4:13)
..:::deep down:::... I know I CAN! emoticon

emoticon warmly, Laura
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