Date: 10/3/2006 8:27:10 PM ( 13 y ) ... viewed 3125 times
It's the evening of my first day and all of these negative feelings that I usually get when I start a fast are coming up.
I've been having thoughts like "I dont want to do this", or "I dont need to do this", or "maybe I'll wait till later"
This is the hardest part for me and when I usually end up breaking. But I will get through it. I've just got to keep my mind on my goal and how happy I'll be when I accomplish it.
I read something yesterday about how to achieve your goals and I thought it was really cool.
It gives 6 steps to achieving your goals.
Step 1) Set a Big Goal
Step 2) Set a Big Reward for the Big Goal
Step 3) Break the Big Goal into Manageable Steps
Step 4) Reward Yourself For Making Each Step
Step 5) Do it Everday, make a habit of it.
Step 6) Tell someone and make a promise to meet your Big Goal and steps, use this person to get encouragement as you meet each step and do not break your promise to them about the Big Goal. This is the concrete that will hold you to your goal.
After reading this, especially Step 6, I decided that I should create a blog and promise everyone that I will achieve my goal. So, I promise to all of you, that I will fast upon apples and lemon juice only for the next 30 days, starting today, Oct. 3. I will not break this promise.
I also broke down my Big Goal of fasting for 30 days into manageable steps. And I will reward myself when I achieve them. Sooooo!
My reward for completing my big goal is:
1) Be able to eat again!(good one)
2) Buy new clothes
3) Just plain feel awesome for achieving my lifelong goal of being at a normal weight(excellent!)
Manageable Steps to achieving Big Goal:
1) Make it to 3 days!
Reward: a soothing bath
2) Go 4 more days!
Reward: check my weight on scale(this will be end of my first week)
3) 4 more days!
Reward: Sip peppermint tea with stevia while watching a good movie(nice)
Well, thats the end of the manageable steps so far. When I complete them, I will come up with more.
Man, I'm feeling better already!
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