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That Spring Dress/Happy Birthday - 1 year from now

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I was able to wear that spring dress two years ago, and this year I'm 25 pounds heavier and cannot. So I've got 25 pounds to lose, preferably 45 before I can wear them again (I have two, one pink and one turquoise). That would be late August before I'll be able to wear them. So that is one of my goals now, fit into that Spring dress!! I love skirts and long dresses. I've not worn them b/c I feel like a blimp when I do wear them. Cheers to when I can wear them and feel good about it!!

One year and 5 weeks from today will be my 35th birthday. That is how long it will take if I lose 2 pounds every week to get this weight off (I know it will probably be longer). But even if I've only lost 40 pounds, not 100, it will be the best birthday present I could give myself for so many reasons:
*My kids have no pictures of me, no pictures of us together. I've changed that, even though I cringe every time the camera goes off, I've started taking pictures of me, at least for the kids.
*Health. I want to be around to see my 35th birthday and unless I change my way of living, I won't be. I want to be here for my kids.
*I want to feel better, not like a slug. I want to get up and run around with my kids. I don't want to get winded going up the stairs to my kids rooms
*And so many more reasons!

I feel so self-conscious with all this extra weight. I feel like I can never look pretty. I feel like I can't do so many things.

My weight has made itself so self-evident this last week. I've had more energy, been in a better mood and doing more things this last two weeks, thanks to a medication change. But I wore myself out before the end of the day, every day. Just getting up and cleaning around the house and going outside with the kids drained me so much. I didn't work out because I had no energy to. I fell into bed every night, exhausted.

So my goals for this upcoming week are:
*Lose 2 pounds
*workout 5 times for at least 16 minutes
*Eat healthy -no candy
*Stick to my 'flight plan'
*Remember it takes baby steps, you have to crawl before you can run!
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    You have the right attitude!! Small changes over time can truly make a big difference in the long run!! Good Luck on your journey!! emoticon
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