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Accountability: A Fresh Look

Sunday, August 26, 2018

...::::I discovered //www.bitmoji.com/ , a FUN app enabling you to create your own personal emoji. Cool, huh? So this is ME.

emoticon Well, friends:::.... it's been a Loooonnng time since I last blogged. I think I last blogged in May. Summer vacation was simply that - vacation.
Aside from the rest, family fun and travel, this summer has been quite an educational summer for me.
I have learned how very difficult it IS to simply maintain my weight loss as well as stay focused on good lifestyle choices. Yet, I have stayed connected weekly on SP and with a few constant friends on the same healthy pathway, and through steady choices I did maintain.

I am more than ready for a fresh start in losing more pounds as well as working towards a fitter me! Just finished my first week of teaching:::.... great to be back in a working schedule - I thrive with order and a well penciled calendar. Lol.
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I commit to a "21 day challenge" as I know from experience that it takes 21 days to break a habit. (actually I began this challenge yesterday) It ends September 14th where I will blog
here::::..holds me accountable. I will FOCUS in on the good choices I DO make daily, and simply bounce back from any daily mistake.

I find myself doing well for about 5 days...then getting off track - repeat weekly....LOL! Yep, something like that. emoticon

** Jesus (worship/prayer) first upon waking
** track my stuff at SP faithfully
** power walk at 5:45 a.m. with neighbor: M - F
** turning away from sugar laden foods and other unhealthy snacks
** not eating after 9 p.m.
** 20 min intervals of ST 3x/week
** social media is a low priority
** NOT letting Mr. Scales define me

I have a calendar on my wall I plan to mark up each day - a visual reminder of my progress.

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. Do you remember what I wrapped? ....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 10 more pounds to lose before I open my gift!

I just need to make it past 7 days. Sending out a shout out of THANKS to those of you who have emailed me, sent goodies and reached out each week. God bless you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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

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    Setting my goals...visualizing me walking much more after my hip replacement on 9/24! This time next year...WATCH OUT!!
    576 days ago
    You've set some GREAT goals and it's great that you set up a little challenge for yourself. Good job maintaining through the summer! That's a challenge in itself. I KNOW you're going to do great and end 2018 strong. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    577 days ago
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    Love your self emoji! Yes, you definitely can.

    582 days ago
    I remember your gift......you put liquid in it! Your blog has given me inspiration! I agree with visual reminders. I put an older picture of me (thinner) on the refrigerator as a reminder of healthy choices. Happy that you had a great summer.....I agree about slowing down on social media......too many real things to enjoy!
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  • DIROB57
    During my homeschooling days, I remember well how much I enjoyed getting back to a routine after taking the summer off so I hear ya on that one! Now that I'm 'retired' I have to learn how to define myself and my days differently...I guess we are all redefining ourselves with each new chapter of our lives and I hope your fresh chapter goes just like you want it to! Maintenance is hard work and so is losing weight but YOU GOT THIS!!!

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    584 days ago
    Yes you can and you will. I'm going to as well.
    584 days ago
    Ah yes, when routines are disrupted, it is difficult to stay on track.
    584 days ago
    emoticon glad you enjoy your time off and are now happy to be on a schedule. you have a plan in place and you can do it just stay thinking I can and will do this .
    Decide what matters most to you and do it.

    I can always make it through just one more day!
    584 days ago
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