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Sunday, February 15, 2009

WOOO HOOO!!! I did it!!! I participated in a Valentines Day challenge and my goal was to loose 5 pounds and I made my goal. I really needed to succeed at this challenge to build my confidence and my self esteeem. Last year I participated in 4 different challenges to loose a certain amount in a month and I didn't make any of them. My first goal was 10.. I got 8, close, but I didn't quite make it. 2nd one was 10 again but I only lost 6. I was beginning to get discourage so I decided I would shoot for a lower number... 5 sounds good. I couldn't believe it I couldn't even get 5. I was totally frustrated and discouraged but I thought ... just 1 more try so once again 5. I gained the first week, gained more the 2nd and then I just dropped out of the challenge. After that if I heard the word "challenge" I would totally freak out. Even though I lost 15 pounds (most of it was the first 6 months) I got discouraged, didn't believe in myself, started gaining again and then fell off the wagon. So here I am refocusing, concentrating on the positive things everyday, no matter how small they are, taking it 5 pounds at a time, (the whole picture is just a bit too overwhelming at this time) celebrating my successes, not dwelling on the slips, and enjoying my new journey. I signed up for a St Patty's challenge... 5 pounds. I know I can do it..... all I have to do is stay positive and beleive in myself!!!!
HUGS, Kathy

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLESSINGS2COME 2/23/2009 5:25PM

    emoticon Wat to go Kathy! You did it! Take pride in your success, you deserve it!

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THEGRACE2B 2/22/2009 9:35PM

    You can do it!! It all adds up!

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PINK-SOLDIER 2/15/2009 2:51PM

    emoticon emoticon That is just the emoticon give yourself a pat on the back!

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IVYLASS 2/15/2009 2:20PM

    Way to go! Five pounds here, five pounds there...pretty soon, it adds up to real weight loss!

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CAROLJ74 2/15/2009 2:07PM

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RAVON27 2/15/2009 12:11PM

    I like the fact that you are believing in yourself. I know you can do it. I'm very happy for you.

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ESKIMOKISSES1 2/15/2009 12:07PM

    emoticon JOB!! emoticon

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MRSHONEYC 2/15/2009 11:01AM


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