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Goal (not $$ related)

December 8th, 2010 at 02:54 pm

As I reflect on my goals for 2010, I can't help to feel accomplished financially but a big zero when it comes to taking care of me (my health, eating habits etc.) A family history of coronary heart disease (my Dad dropped dead in June of sudden cardiac arrest)and diabetes (Dad,Mom and sister were insuline dependent) compounded by the excess pounds does not help me at all. Normally I would say, I'll start dieting come the New Year, but I decided that it is time to stop making excuses for myself. I don't want to diet; I really want to make lifestyle changes. I have to learn how to say NO to foods that I KNOW are simply not good for me. I know that I will encounter some obstacles along the way, but it's up to me to pick myself up and strive to make good choices. I know I can do it; Yes I can! Would you cheer me on in this weight loss journey?

9 Responses to “Goal (not $$ related)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Absolutely!! I also need to drop a few pounds (20+), so know that you are not alone. There are so many great reasons to lose weight and we are soooo worth it! I will definitely cheer you on.

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    I think almost everyone has lots of room for improvement when it comes to healthier living.

    You can do it!

  3. NJDebbie Says:


  4. ThriftoRama Says:

    You aren't alone. You really do have to take care of yourself, too inside and out.

    I made 2010 the year of personal goals. I've been making and taking care of two infants/toddlers for three years, and my needs have been on the back burner.

    I had gestational diabetes for second pregnancy, which was a wake up call. As soon as I was able I joined a weight-loss program at the gym. Lost 10.5 pounds in 6 weeks. I also wrote my firs tnovel ever-- a long time goal. My financial goals didn't go great this year, but my personal ones did.

  5. Digging out of the hole Says:

    I'm with you on taking care of yourself. It's much easier to help others, isn't it? I too need to focus on me a little bit more. I've finally tweeked my diet to my liking, but I need to exercise consistently, not once every two weeks!

    I'm considering challenging myself to do a marathon - not in one day, mind you, but over a course of a month. If I can walk the 26 point whatever miles, that will be a triumph for me.

    Good luck to you on your goals!

  6. Homebody Says:

    Do not wait until you are forced to take care of yourself, like me!! My goal is to lose 10-15 pounds by the time my pain group is over (end of May).

    Set your goals, write them done, think about the obstacles and how you will overcome them. (From my book Managing Pain Before It Manages you).

    Good luck!!

  7. NJDebbie Says:

    Homebody,that's exactly want I don't want to do. I want to start taking care of myself before an illness or condition forces me to do so. Thank you for comment. I value all my fellow bloggers input!

  8. PNW Mom Says:

    Good luck! I too am trying to focus on living a healthier lifestyle (and drop a few pounds)...I don't believe in diets...I think they just don't work....it has to be a lifestyle CHANGE in my opinion. We can do it! Smile

  9. Jerry Says:

    Absolutely! You can do it, and you have the motivation sources right there to give you some insurance to stay on track. If you need help, just turn to your blog and you will find people who will support you as well. I bet that 2011 will lead to unprecedented levels of accomplishment! Good luck...

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