Week 2 – Visions, Dreams and Goals

November 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm 5 comments

What you get by achieving your goal is not as important as what you become by achieving your goal. – Zig Ziglar

Almost every overweight person has a moment in which they say “this is it, I am not going to look like this any longer”  This picture was that moment.

As a young child, I was quite a ham, and I loved getting my picture taken. That really didn’t changed much, until about 8 years ago.   (Well not completely, I’m still a ham)

Now, whenever someone pulls out a camera, I work really hard to avoid being there, or if I have to be in the shot, I always try to stand behind people. My “before” picture was taken at a friend’s son’s wedding and I was my son’s “date”.  He really wanted a picture of us together all dressed up, and I couldn’t say no to him.

This is the first time I have publicly shown this picture, but I needed a picture that showed my true weight, and a picture that I just couldn’t bear to look at.

By publishing this picture, I am giving myself permission to release the unfit, overweight person that I was.   I am now visualizing the healthy, fit person I am becoming.

Stay tuned as my journey continues…..

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Day 7 – A Good Plan Today Is Better Than A Perfect Plan Tomorrow What Motivates You?

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shelley  |  November 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    I’m so excited that you are allowing me to join you on your journey. You are remarkable and a beautiful person – inside and out.

    • 2. Patricia Eales  |  November 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

      thank you Shelley, I appreciate your support!

  • 3. Imie  |  November 9, 2010 at 11:57 am

    So that’s what you’ve been up to! so proud of you. Although you looked awesome the last time I saw you:) Go girl, and I hope you can empower other women as well!

    • 4. Patricia Eales  |  November 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm

      Thanks Imie!
      The first woman I am hoping to empower is my daughter, and everything after that is a bonus!

  • 5. Carrie  |  November 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    This is really great. I’m glad I met you Pat sorry it did not work at HM for you talk to you soon


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Goals for 2011

* Participate in the 100 days of intentional movement
* Walk 2011 miles in 2011
* Continue my healthy eating and exercise program
* Lower my body weight by 10% by February 1st, 2011
* Lose the next 10% of body weight (17 lbs) by April 1, 2011
* Read at least one book per month that provides spiritual sustenance or enlightenment.

Scale Goals for 2011
02/01/11 - 174
04/01/11 - 156.6
06/01/11 - 141

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