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Forget You Biggest Loser!

Monday, March 07, 2011

So this weight-loss journey began just before Christmas. At the time I thought the only thing that mattered was losing weight. Ha, not so much anymore. My time with SP has taught me that a healthy lifestyle is the main goal, not to be a size 2.

For additional local support, I joined a biggest loser club at work. No offense, but KMA biggest loser! I have lost 15 lbs, most prior to the club. I have only lost 3 lbs since I joined in the beginning of Feb. Those numbers are horrible for a number-counting club. I feel guilty constantly that I'm not living up to the club's weight-loss goals. Finally I realized the biggest loser club has it wrong. I'm a slowest loser and PROUD!

Thanks to SP I have realized I have so many accomplishments that do not involve the scale. Things I accomplished in Feb. despite "only" losing 3 lbs:

1) No more TV marathons, I get outside now!
2) Lost one inch from my: waist, hips, arms
3) Fit into one size smaller than before, almost 2 sizes smaller!!!
4) Can now workout for over a hour without being winded or sore
5) Have WAY more energy
6) Am trying new activities, machines, and exercises, variety is the spice of life
7) Can sleep like a baby now
8) I know portion sizes, generally, without measuring every thing
9) Can determine healthy foods from unhealthy foods

AND (last but not least)

10) LOST 3 LBS! That's nothing to be ashamed of!

So sorry again, biggest loser, but FORGET YOU!
And a big thank-you to Andeenate for helping me to realize this!
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    emoticon Took me a minute to realize what KMA is. Understanding that the number on the scale is not the number one priority, but an important side effect of living a healthy lifestyle brings such a sense of freedom! I'm glad you've found that freedom. emoticon
    2055 days ago
    Great job! Biggest loser is overrated, it's about all the other things you mentioned! Keep it up!
    2058 days ago

    YIPPEE! You GO girl!

    2058 days ago
    WHOO HOO, GO JESS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and... #11) almost 20 pounds lost total! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2058 days ago
    Great Blog!!! Keep up the good work emoticon
    2058 days ago
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