should start*. :) And when I do make a resolution, I don't make a lofty one any longer that I know I won't be able to keep. I have kept journals and diaries since I was in my early teens and looking back on past resolutions is both funny and sad.
"I will lose 80 lbs. by the first week of June", I wrote in 2004. I didn't. I gained weight that year. That was the year of my son's high school graduation.
"I will lose 100 lbs. by May 1st of this year" I wrote on January 1st, 2008. I didn't. I lost 12. That was the year of my son's college graduation and I still wince when I look at the few photos of me on that joyful day.
In March of 2009 I wrote. "I am going to reclaim myself. I have 100 lbs. to lose. I am going to lose 5 lbs. this month. I am going to begin to walk again. I will do this." I lost 18 lbs. that month, I believe. I began to walk 1/4 mile around the local high school track and was darn proud of doing it. After the first five pounds were lost, and then the next five pounds, I celebrated 10 lbs. here on the blog. And then the next ten pounds. And then the next five when I hit 25 lbs. gone. The small changes, the small goals, the rewards for small achievements gained worked for me. I believe they will work for you, too, friends!
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