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A Measure of Success

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Weight loss success can be measured in so many different ways. As a former scale addict, I need to constantly remind myself of this. Sometimes it obvious like smaller clothing sizes, or inches lost on the tape measure, Sometimes it's subtle...

When my daughter was in college 6 years ago, for my birthday, she used her OWN money and bought me a very pretty little necklace with three hearts - a rose gold heart flanked by a gold heart on either side. This wasn't gold plated costume jewelry, but actual gold. Very delicate. She knew that I didn't like gaudy and I'm somewhat of an elitest when it comes to jewelry.
I loved it!

I couldn't wear it! My neck was so fat that I couldn't even wear it as a snug choker. The ends wouldn't even meet around my neck so I could fasten it.
I was heart broken. She was in Michigan so she didn't see me often and didn't realize that I couldn't wear it. That was just one of the many final straws that I had to convince me that I needed to get the weight off for good.

Two years later I sought out the necklace that I had carefully wrapped back in the tissue paper and tucked in the back of my undie drawer for safe keeping...

I never take it off now and it serves as a reminder to me as how far I came with taking off the weight AND --
How special my daughter is!

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NEED2DROP50 7/20/2010 11:16PM

    I was just stopping by to check in on you. What a wonderful story.

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ZELLAZM 7/1/2010 12:00PM

    Sweet! - I hope you share this story with her as well.

Blessings
Michelle

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MILANMOM1969 6/28/2010 1:33PM

    Very nice story. I am working on a similar goal and am encouraged by your story. Thank you!

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LIGHTHOUSE23 6/27/2010 3:51PM

    Wonderful story, lovely daughter, and a great reminder of how far you have come. Thanks for sharing.

You, Lady, look lovely as well. Proud of YOU!!! emoticon emoticon

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CARUNION 6/27/2010 9:05AM

  Wonderful! Especially love that you display what you once kept hidden away..... emoticon

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TORNADO40 6/27/2010 6:51AM

    What a great story and what a great token of how far you have come!

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/27/2010 12:31AM

    Hooray for showing us another way to measure our success! Love it!

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KRITTERKEEPERS 6/24/2010 12:54AM

    Beautiful!

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ANGELICA254 6/23/2010 1:12PM

    Wonderful story. Congratulations!

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ANGEL7912 6/23/2010 10:00AM

    that is such an amazing and inspirational story. Thanks for sharing emoticon

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DDOORN 6/22/2010 11:02PM

    Good for you to find such a special way to remind yourself of your accomplishments!

Don

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ZOEJADA 6/22/2010 8:42PM

    That's a wonderful story and motivation. And you're right - it's really not just about the scale.

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PAG2809 6/22/2010 10:20AM

    Wonderful!

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MAMA_PICANTE 6/22/2010 12:27AM

    WOW! How I enjoyed ready such a special part of your life! Thank you for sharing this!

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BSTELLING 6/21/2010 9:47PM

    What a wonderful story. Thanks you and congratulations!

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GODSBEST 6/21/2010 9:38PM

    Fantastic !! Keep up the good work.

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BEATLETOT 6/21/2010 8:49PM

    What a lovely story. Congratulations!

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IWORKING 6/21/2010 7:12PM

    I wish you many other such successes in your life.



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NOTGIVINGUP49 6/21/2010 12:57PM

    emoticon for looking to other motivators other then the scale! Congratulations on your healthy lifestyle!

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GOOMA2 6/21/2010 12:50PM

    What a wonderful motivator and reminder to eat healthy! emoticon

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GOOMA2 6/21/2010 12:50PM

    What a wonderful motivator and reminder to eat healthy! emoticon

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GOOMA2 6/21/2010 12:49PM

    What a wonderful motivator and reminder to eat healthy! emoticon

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TENACIOUSTIGER 6/21/2010 11:53AM

    love your story, and its a great reminder to eat healthy emoticon

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LLEWIS6879 6/21/2010 11:23AM

    That is a great story and a wonderful reward for all your hard work!

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JAMIE1237 6/21/2010 10:30AM

  This is wonderful! Good for you!!! emoticon

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CK1379 6/21/2010 8:44AM

    emoticon Loved it!

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SONEAMUDGAL 6/21/2010 2:02AM

    congrates dear

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THOMS1 6/20/2010 10:56PM

    Congrats on your healthy lifestyle change! emoticon

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ROLANDD 6/20/2010 9:48PM

    Incentives like the necklace are good sources of motivation to achieve ones goals, any goal!

Comment edited on: 6/20/2010 9:51:18 PM

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A_ROBY 6/20/2010 8:47PM

    So well done. I love it.

Good job.

Amanda

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LAGREBE 6/20/2010 2:01PM

    WOW! How cool is that!

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L*I*T*A* 6/20/2010 11:38AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AEGRASSO 6/20/2010 11:34AM

  That is such a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing.

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DOTTIEJANE1 6/20/2010 11:31AM

    This is sweet .

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HAPPYNSMILING 6/20/2010 10:09AM

    What a sweet, inspirational story. Thanks for sharing it.

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BARBARAJ73 6/20/2010 9:16AM

    emoticon and thank you for sharing!

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KARENIN1DERLAND 6/20/2010 7:41AM

    Small things definitely remind us of how far we've come, when we sometimes don't see it in the mirror or scale! Congrats!

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ILOVESP 6/20/2010 6:51AM

    emoticon

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MESEATURTLE 6/19/2010 11:32PM

    U look great!!!

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MAYITA65KILOS 6/19/2010 10:45PM

    Inspiring. Thanks

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ELSCO55 6/19/2010 10:01PM

    emoticon
Thanks for an inspiring story.

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WANNABERUNNER13 6/19/2010 9:23PM

    Sweet blog. Thanks for sharing!

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KATESACUTUP 6/19/2010 8:45PM

    If you knew me, you'd have known just how much we think alike! I too am a recovering scale addict. Just put it under my bed about 6 weeks ago and feel so much calmer about this journey I'm on now.

I weigh every 15th or so. I lost 1/2 lb. and 3 1/2 inches during the past month. If I had been weighing during that time and seen how little weight I was losing, do you think I'd feel encouraged enough to keep on keepin' on? No, she says out loud! No, we all say out loud.

Instead I was thrilled. Go figure.

Margie

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SICKOFME3 6/19/2010 8:07PM

    emoticon Your blog was very heartwarming. I'm very sentimental myself so I can imagine how much this meant to you. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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CAROLYNINJOY1 6/19/2010 6:26PM

    emoticon emoticon I've got a small delicate gold chain with a cross with diamonds that I just found tucked in a drawer. It's one of my goals to wear it. Think after reading your blog, I'll find it, measure it & put it on my REWARD page.

Thanks for a great blog.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 6/19/2010 5:38PM

    Congratulations.

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GRENEYEDBLOND 6/19/2010 3:23PM

    You go girl. Keep up the good work.
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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2010 2:11PM

    How wonderful!!!

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ADRIAJOY 6/19/2010 1:53PM

    what a wonderful reminder of her love for you & your successes!

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CAROLYN0107 6/19/2010 1:53PM

    Very Inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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