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The snap?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I've been trying to think: was there a tipping point, a snap that propelled me to start taking this weight loss journey seriously?

I don't think that it was one big problem-- but a lot of little annoyances and observances that led up to one big realization: that I've been sabotaging myself by continuing to indulge, by failing to plan, by ignoring reality. Whose fault is it that the numbers on the scale and the numbers inside the tag keep going up and not down?

This is the first time that I've really been able to get 'into' the tracking mode-- and it is helping me so much. I didn't really understand how useful it would be to force myself to be accountable for every bite and sip that went into my mouth. Furthermore, it is helping me to identify food as FUEL for my body and mind-- making better choices about protein and vegetables to get the most bang for my caloric buck, so to speak.

I'm just starting on this journey, and I'm learning so much from the others before and alongside of me. Thanks, y'all for sharing your tips, blogs, and ideas everywhere on the board. Knowing that I'm on this path with many others that understand and have similar struggles makes it easier for me to stay on track.

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GLMOM2 6/28/2011 3:39PM

    Best of luck to you on your journey to a healthier you!


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CHOCZILLA 6/26/2011 9:36AM

  Your post caught my eye because of your SP name - love it emoticon

My tipping point moment was the result of an accumulation of many things large and small. I'm just glad I finally wised up, and am here now!

I'm finding the tracking to be immensely helpful, too. There are still some days where "I don't wanna..." raises its head, but I'm getting there. I like that tracking is more than accounting the numbers... it's also teaching me to make better choices.

Nice post - best of luck to you!

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