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The Dress of Glory

Friday, March 06, 2009

My son is getting married this spring. I am thrilled that I won't be obese and can just be normal. It's the loveliest feeling!

But, let's face it, I'm not exactly thin. I finally had to admit that I've become quite comfortable at the weight I'm at right now and progress has slowed down considerably.

Last week I ordered the dress I'll wear to the wedding (and to two other family weddings this summer). After some serious mental struggles, I ordered a size smaller than what I can currently wear. And it's non-returnable, non-refundable!! I spent the next days smacking my head and wishing I'd just ordered a larger size but yesterday finally had a come to the real world talk with myself.

Sure, I'm comfortable with this weight. That's because it's 35 pounds less than it was! But it's not the weight I should be, nor the weight I would like to be. And, I know I can do it.

So I sat down and made a little chart. I need to lose one pound every five days to make it. Let me rephrase that.. I WILL lose one pound every five days, and I WILL make it!

I talked to the trainer at the gym and will now 'kick it up' as she suggested. And I'm excited! It was fun hanging out at this weight the past few weeks, fun trying on clothes and having people say, "You've lost weight!". But when I skid into that goal weight and am comfortable wearing my beautiful blue dress I will be so glad I pushed past this plateau and went on to achieve my goal!

Pulling up my bootstraps and on with the show!

Victory!
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BARBIE176 3/10/2009 11:53PM

    Karen, I am so proud of you for making this committment. I too have upped my workouts in the hopes that I can make the scale budge some more! We can do this and we can motivate each other! What did your trainer suggest to kick it up? I'm increasing my cardio workouts. Your emoticon Barbara

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