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A goal without a plan is just a dream.
Have you ever heard that?
I’ve lost and gained well over a hundred pounds in the last ten years. I know I can lose weight.
Making a lifestyle change that will enable me to lose weight and then keep the weight off is another matter entirely.
If I’m going to lose 100 pounds in 2010, I have to have a plan.
After reading to The Spark and participating in SparkPeople.com and Mamavation, I think the key for me is going to making small changes. I’m going to make a couple of small changes, wait a week or two, and then make a couple more changes.
I’ve spent time talking with Leah Segedi, founder of BookieBoo and Mamavation, and she shared that she lost 170 pounds that way. Her first baby steps? Cutting out pop and parking at the far end of the parking lot when she went to the store.
Want to know what my plan is?
I stopped drinking pop (or soda) last week.
I’d like to say this has been a breeze, but it hasn’t. I have had a couple of slip-ups, but not more than once a day and not every day. I’ve had 4 pop-free days out of the last 7.
I had a killer headache today, but I got through it.
Without popping a top.
I’m keeping a food journal.
This sounds easier than it has proven to been. I am writing down every. single. bite. that I put in my mouth. It takes a bit of time, but it makes me think about what I’m eating and I think it will prove effective later when I decide to limit calories.
My goal is to exercise at least 10 minutes every single day of 2010. I’m not sure that’s entirely realistic, but I’m going to make every effort to get there.
I have missed two days so far (out of five, I know!), but if I aim for 100% and get 50%, I’m still getting a whole lot more exercise than I did in 2009.
My plan is working. I’ve already lost 6 pounds.
What changes are you making to lose weight, get fit, or just be healthy?
Happily submitted to Works for Me Wednesday
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