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Remember to be Proud of yourself

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Yesterday I went to cycle class. I had not been to cycle class since Dec. The class was completely full and people were turned away. I was thankful I got there when I did. The lady next to me and I exchanged hellos. And I had made a comment about how after dropping 55 pounds my butt could feel every part of the seat! And she said with excitement
"You have lost 55 pounds?" She said "you must be so proud of yourself?"

And ya know I could not really answer that. I mean yes I am proud of myself but it's a very odd feeling because I have now been living this kind of lifestyle for a year now. It is just what I do. I work out everyday, I make healthy food choices everyday and my average weight does keep going down everyday.

All through class I was thinking about when I reached goal one other time in my life and when I reached goal then I did not think it was any big deal. Until after I started putting weight on again, then all I could think of was 'wow what I had done was something major'!
I can tell that was where my mind was again. Thinking that this was something ordinary. I believe the reason for that is because my mind is so in the zone that at times it seems effortless. I have struggled for the last 6 yrs to find that effortless feeling in my mind. That was not easy to get back, that much I do recognize. I do not want to take what I have accomplished lightly because I don't want to ever think that "heck I can just do it again".

I thanked that lady when she left for reminding me to be proud of my accomplishments. I think as important as it is to be focused on where we are going it is just as important to remember to be proud of how far we have come. No matter how big or small our accomplishments are we MUST be proud of what we are doing.

Make everyday, every choice count today, tomorrow, this week, this month!
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    love your self esteem! I need to work on this more!

    spark hug
    531 days ago
    1402 days ago
    I have just about 50 pounds to lose and sometimes it feels soooo slow, but it's motivating to hear it took a year, this way I can slow down and realize it will work if i perservere. Thanks! emoticon
    2480 days ago
    You have done an amazing job! I've been so blessed to pick your brain on SP! emoticon
    2850 days ago
  • MONKEY222
    U GO SISTA! :) SO proud of you!
    2861 days ago
    I have the smartest BFF in the world! emoticon
    and WHOO HOO and prolly the hottest too!!
    LOVE the new pics! The jean skirt is soooooo cute!!

    Man Im jelous of that warm weather!! Skirt weather..
    Njoy and BE proud!

    Thanks for the great reminder. I know I need that. everyday.
    Love ya!
    2862 days ago
    I think you totally nailed it for me! It bugs me when ever anyone asks about how much I've lost, or comments on how I look, but couldn't quite figure it out... but you spelled it out perfectly: "I have now been living this kind of lifestyle for a year now. It is just what I do. I work out everyday, I make healthy food choices everyday and my average weight does keep going down everyday"

    It's just what we're doing.

    but yes, You are doing awesome and doing what other people aren't! So be PROUD!!!

    Thanks for the reminder!!!
    2863 days ago
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