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Overcoming the


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


How do you do it? I have no clue. Any advice is appreciated
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CARRIGANSJOY 3/16/2011 6:37AM

    *hug* What a wonderful Vlog! Well, the part of you getting into smaller size clothes is wonderful. :)

And I know the "brain talk". It seems it takes the brain a little longer to change then it does the body. I would walk past mirrors and not recognize myself after dropping 60 pounds. I was shocked whenever I saw myself. It took about a year for my brain to realize my body was smaller and that I could reform my own ideas/images about myself.

I'd start using the idea/talk, "let's see how this works..." when you go to approach a pair of jeans you havent worn in awhile. It leaves it open to whatever may be, instead of telling yourself it's not going to happen. :)

Just know that you're awesome, not for the pants size, but for changing yourself, however that may be. :)

Toni



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MCDOWN75 3/15/2011 10:35PM

    Thanks for all the great ideas guys. It's comforting to know I'm not the only one who feels this way. I think you are right, it's just another demon in my head that I have to chase away. emoticon to each of you.

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SUNRISE14 3/15/2011 1:35PM

    I kept my largest size dress that puckered when i wore it! I love to get it out and wear it around the house when i feel this isn't working for me ! You should be very proud of yourself ! emoticon emoticon

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SARACYCLE 3/15/2011 12:27PM

    Sorry that came out 2 times. Computer glitch.


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SARACYCLE 3/15/2011 12:25PM

    Be encouraged by what is happening to you, as you drop the pounds and fit into smaller clothing. It is such an exciting journey. Be happy. I was wearing my size 18 jeans until they started to almost fall off. A friend of mine, who lost 100 lbs. when she was young, told me to do that. It worked until I couldn't work with those jeans. So I went and bought one pair on discount for $8.50 in smaller size. Now they are starting to act like my size 18's. I'm am enthusiastic for your loss, so now is the time to smile as you go down in sizes. Gather all those big clothes and give them to someone in need! I cannot express how I felt after doing that, as it helped another friend and cleaned out my closet.
emoticon You are doing GREAT!
Sarah

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SARACYCLE 3/15/2011 12:23PM

    Be encouraged by what is happening to you, as you drop the pounds and fit into smaller clothing. It is such an exciting journey. Be happy. I was wearing my size 18 jeans until they started to almost fall off. A friend of mine, who lost 100 lbs. when she was young, told me to do that. It worked until I couldn't work with those jeans. So I went and bought one pair on discount for $8.50 in smaller size. Now they are starting to act like my size 18's. I'm am enthusiastic for your loss, so now is the time to smile as you go down in sizes. Gather all those big clothes and give them to someone in need! I cannot express how I felt after doing that, as it helped another friend and cleaned out my closet.
emoticon You are doing GREAT!
Sarah

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AMY14609 3/15/2011 11:43AM

    Wow, that's a tough one! I don't know how you get over that, I guess I'm still working on it myself.

I think though, over time... as you drop to the next size and then the next. You just start to believe it. For me, it almost became a way to re-invigorate myself to keep going.

I know exactly what you're saying though: When I was able to fit into things I was holding onto in my closet for years - I was really excited for myself... and worried at the same time too, b/c I was worried I could just as easily be back in the bigger size. (I tried to push that thought out of my head though - have to focus on forward motion.) Just try to focus on the here and now and your great progress!!

I think my biggest moment of "WOW - I can't believe it" was when I finally got into a size 8 (single digits - the goal I was striving for along with the weight loss). When I brought those pants into the dressing room with me - I was half thinking "who are you kidding??"! They looked so SMALL! Ordinarily I would have had a tough time just getting one leg into a size 8; let alone two! When they zipped... I about cried in the dressingroom.

Yes, I'm convinced the other shoppers in the other rooms must've thought I was a little nutty... But, I just couldn't believe it. I still have trouble believing it. When I'm shopping I seem to look at the 12s/14s... for a minute first until I realize those don't fit anymore!

Enjoy the journey!!!

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~Amy

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TOOTHFUL99 3/15/2011 9:36AM

    I think you have been so used to your negative thinking that it's hard to break away from it. You're your own worst enemy. Love yourself.

I always tell my husband (who is terrible about taking care of himself) that he should treat himself like a loved one.

Look at the way you treat your husband and kids. Think of the encouragement that you give them and all of the good things you wish for them. Now, give that to yourself!

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