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Hollow Victories, hmmm...

Monday, April 18, 2011

O.k., so I'm down 10 lbs from when I started SP on March 22nd, nearly a month ago. And, that was my goal for the first month - 10 lbs. Why am I not excited?

Because I've gained and lost 100s of pounds over my life time, so this is nothing new. What I know to be true, is that it can all be undone in an inkling.

What is different this time, is how much better I feel simply adding the right amount of water, a daily vitamin, more "freggies" (as my Buddy, Nora, calls them) and exercising 6 days a week. As a result, even if I never lost any more weight, I still feel better with this program.

Let's just say that I'm not jumping for joy, because I'm not convinced that I will continue to lose weight or be able to maintain it if I do. Even @ this caloric intake (1650 - 1750), I'm still getting hungry, so how on earth will I be able to ever drop to 1,200 calories?

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KASEYCOFF 4/20/2011 4:37AM

    I know it's easier said than done, but try to keep looking ahead, focussing on your goals and celebrating (yes, celebrating!) each achievement, each milestone, each tiny step. All progress is good progress, and you will be strengthening a foundation of confidence and continuing success. YES, YOU CAN! So don't look back at past failures, or berate yourself with 'could've... should've... would've...' One day at a time, onward!

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TJHIERS 4/18/2011 1:18PM

    make sure you drink all your water, and when you feel the need to eat log on to sparks, play the games look at the success stories , just keep reading the motivation stories, this will help keep you focus on your goal, don't give up ! 10 lbs is great ! count your calories and please be strong, it's not easy, and remember we are all in this together ! and we can lose this weight! we all are rooting for ya ! emoticon

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BUTEAFULL 4/18/2011 12:52PM

    choose foods that make you feel full longer as snacks

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