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Best Pound I've Lost

Friday, August 05, 2011

I stepped on the scale this morning to see 159.2. I think this means I officially ended a 5-6 month plateau. In February, I had to buy a new scale which showed me about 5 pounds more than the older one. I didn’t like it but it was what it was. Since then I have fluctuated between 161 and 164. That’s a long time to see the same 3 pounds up and down. Two weeks ago I was at 160.4 and then this morning’s results…the plateau has ended. In this time, I lost a half inch to a full inch in the major places – nothing really to write home about.

About two weeks ago it hit me that I should buy myself a reward when I break the plateau. I have showed myself that I can maintain! How exciting is that?!?! I’ve been on this journey for a long time with fast weight loss at first and then very slow weight loss after. That’s the way my body has decided to work. I am thankful for it, really. Along the way I have learned to make healthier choices that can be sustained over time. Along the way I have learned that weight loss is just a great bonus to healthy living. Along the way I learned that if I stick with it, good things can happen. If I lost all my weight within a few months’ time, I wouldn’t have been able to learn those things – I would have probably regained the weight.

I didn’t miss a day of Spark in that time – my log-in streak of 422 days will continue. While I didn’t track my food every single day – I did have more healthy days than not. I drank a lot of water. In February, I started a “no candy from the boss’ candy bowl” streak that is still going strong. I ran a half marathon during that time and am training for my second. I have a couple pairs of size 8s in my closet. I ate more, food; I ate less food – trying different things. I stayed involved in the Spark community. While this is a small list of very positive things I did, the thing I’m most proud of is that I kept going forward. I trusted that if I kept looking at where I wanted to go, I will get there eventually.

I still have about 20 or so pounds to lose and it could take another year to get there but since I’m not really going anywhere, I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.

Now I just need to figure out what kind of reward to get for myself for finishing this plateau!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IONA72 8/7/2011 3:45PM

    I weighed in at 161 this week so hoping to get in the 150's next week. I know just how you feel, slow and steady is just how it works for me too. I am amazed I have been able to maintain without tracking what I eat, but being active is such a big help.
How tall are you Britt? I would not expect that you need to lose 20 more pounds, surely 10 will be sufficient?

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BE-THE-CHANGE 8/7/2011 8:43AM

    Congrats on breaking that plateau! You have definitely earned a reward.

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BILLALEX70 8/6/2011 6:40PM


How about a cool new running top or shorts as a reward?

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CAROLANN27 8/6/2011 3:10PM

    Congratulations on breaking the plateau. It's been such a pleasure watching you be so consistent and see all the positive changes you have made!! What a good example you are.

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KAYEGURL08 8/6/2011 3:06PM

    skinny party, skinny party, yeah! yeah! emoticon

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MADDEELOU 8/6/2011 11:57AM

    You are rocking it! Way to go.

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MELISSAT123 8/6/2011 8:38AM

    That's such a great attitude! Congrats on busting your plateau!

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WOMANCHEF 8/6/2011 6:49AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MATTERJT 8/6/2011 6:34AM

    Yay! Congrats on breaking the plateau! You've worked hard and have earned it. I'm so happy for you! Keep up the great work and you'll reach your goal in no time! Woot Woot! :-)

Good for you for running a half marathon. I'm still working my way towards a 10K. You are definitely motivating me to get there. :-)

I hope you reward yourself with something you've been wanting for a long time. Be sure to tell us all what you decided on. :-)


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KGLOVER71 8/5/2011 8:41PM

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!! Thanks for being such a great example. emoticon

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ELAOPET 8/5/2011 7:41PM

    That is what I believe too - if you stick to it, results will come! Congratulations on the consistency! Happy for you! And so very proud of you! I love my spark friends!

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COUNTING_DOWN 8/5/2011 5:46PM

    What an instightful post!!! You have more than just a log-in streak have a real health streak going! Nutrition, your running, your ability to turn down temptations. That's just plain awesome~~ Like, like, like.

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JONEIL513 8/5/2011 5:36PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon that is an amazing log in streak and an amazing no candy from the boss's bowl streak! you are doing amazing!

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SYLBA61 8/5/2011 5:31PM

    Congrats! I have been losing very slowly. I have noticed that I am eating (most days) a lot better or healthier than I was before. That is a plus for me. I like that you kept maintaining while on your plateau and didn't allow yourself to give up. I think that is the key to permanent weight loss - not giving up. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for posting.

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