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What was/will be your first real diet success?



 
 
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JHAACK39
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4/22/13 4:20 P

My first success, was setting out to lose weight and actually doing it.
To see more than a 1 lbs. drop in a week was huge. When I signed up for SP, I had been riding an excercise bike for several weeks and had progressed to where I was actually working out and burning some decent calories.

I mixed in SP calorie recommendations and it wasn't uncommon to see 2, sometimes even 3 lbs. dropped in a week. That's pretty easy to pull off at the kind of poundage I was starting at.

But, it wasn't the amount. It's just that it was almost a predictable amount based on how well I followed my nutrition and my workout plans.

I'm like "So, if I eat better and eat less calories (I never wanted it to be about just less calories, it had to be 'better' nutritionally) and mix in regular excercise...I lose weight?" Gee. I can roll with that.

Of course I KNEW that's how it worked. But until I did it, I'm not sure I was invested in the concept. It's not that I didn't believe in the idea. I think I didn't believe in ME! And when I saw it happen, that was huge. I became a believer.....in me.



MANDIETERRIER1
Posts: 13,128
4/22/13 4:15 P

Losing weight and keeping it off. My next success will be reaching my goal weight.

I second DIDS70 even when I was really tiny my thighs still rubbed together. Some people are genetically predisposed to such things. I hope that yours don't but don't be upset if they do.



DIDS70
Posts: 5,070
4/22/13 2:08 P

will be walking up the stairs without huffing and puffing. Unfortunately my body isn't designed where even at goal weight, my thighs won't rub. Even as a young child at the perfect weight, my thighs rubbed together. Don't be bummed if it doesn't happen.



MIRANDAFRM2
Posts: 290
4/22/13 12:13 P

My first success was fitting into a pair of pants that hadn't fit me in four years! :)



TIG123GER
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4/22/13 12:03 P

I have two things I'm looking forward to - walking with my legs not rubbing together and doing jumping cardio without feeling like I'm going to knock myself out with my large chest.



 
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