Monday, July 16, 2012

One day down, the rest of my life to go


Day one is over. I have been full all day long. You would too when you ate as much as I did!


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It was not as hard as I thought it would be although the 3pm sugar craving hit my hard & it was horrible. I though that I could just beat it with sheer will power alone but I couldn’t. I started the day with an apple & that is also what I used to satisfy the sweet 3pm craving. I can’t believe that it worked! I was so proud of myself! At one stage I had gone to the pantry & had a moment where my hand was on a block of chocolate. I couldn’t believe that I was going to give in. I didn’t give in. The apple did the trick.

When the girls had finished afternoon tea & had a bit of a relax, we headed off on a walk around the block. We loved it, the dog loved it & it will now be an everyday thing (as long as it doesn’t rain!).

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I weighed myself today. I new that I had to have a starting weight. It was not nice. But looking at the numbers on the scales, I knew that it was going to be the last time that they would ever be that high. I am now more determined than ever that those numbers will decrease. I have a very realistic goal of losing 1kg a week for 4 weeks. If I lose more than that is a bonus. I don’t ever want to set unrealistic expectations that will not be achievable. I think that is the key. If you set unrealistic goals, you will constantly be disappointed. I want to be proud of myself, not upset with myself. I am only going to set monthly goals. It will not always be about weight. Next month I want to be able to go for a walk for 1 hour. That is double what I do now.
What are your goals?

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Day one is always the hardest! I too started yesterday and was so proud that I made it through the day resisting temptation!

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    1. Yay for you! So glad you are joing in! It is going to be worth it in the end!

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  2. Well done!! I am going to try the apple when the sugar cravings hit today!! I will be following your lead closely, thankyou for the inspiration and the realism:-) xxx Kat

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    1. Thanks Kat! I now have 2 apples in my handbag so that when I am out of the house & the cravings hit, I won't be tempted to buy a chocolate bar!

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  3. well done!!! YAY!! You can do it!

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  4. Oh I am not happy with those scales either. I just satisfied my sugar craving with a hot chocolate - mostly made on water, but still. An apple would have been better. Good luck!

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    1. Apples are now my new best friends! I have 2 in my handbag just in case!

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  5. Here's to a great start Jos! Now I dont "do" scales but good luck with this journey! :) x

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  6. I admire your spirit and your goal. Good on you. Remember tho, your life is not defined by a number on those scales ... Denyse from #teamibot

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  7. Excellent!! Good on you Jos. You can totally do this. Rachel x

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  8. You are a stro ger woman than I am! Good luck! :)

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