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First Big Goal Met

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I've been moving along, slow and steady, with my SP program and seeing consistent progress either on the scale or how my clothes fit. This in itself is an accomplishment for me. I haven't been paying too much attention to where I am as far as my overall goal is concerned. For me, I believe that if I focus on what I eat today and whether I can get my butt out of bed to exercise I will eventually get to my goal....even if it takes longer than I originally expected. And I'm okay with that. After all, it took awhile to pile on the weight and I've been overweight for a long time, too, so if it takes a little longer to lose the weight, I can accept that as long as I don't give up.

I noticed last week that I actually exceeded 25% of my overall goal. That's a big accomplishment! I'm proud of myself for following through on my decision to lose weight and get healthy. To celebrate, last night I went out and bought a new pair of jeans and a couple of cute tops in sizes I haven't worn for more than 5 years. I'm very excited and have received several compliments already...can't tell you how good that feels.

It hasn't been as difficult, emotionally, as it has been in the past for me to accept people noticing my weight loss. I used to get really embarrassed and then binge (for a few months!) because I didn't want anyone to notice anything about me...least of all my size. These days I still feel uncomfortable if someone mentions it but it's getting easier each time. I think that's because I know that I'm really doing the work to deserve the weight loss. And if people notice, I can tell them what I'm doing differently and maybe that will help him or her to feel better about him or herself, too.

2012 is shaping up to be a good year. Consistency is my focus and "keep moving forward" is my motto. I can do this!
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    Wow! You are doing great and I am really proud of you and your amazing accomplishment! I've never been good at accepting compliments, either. I still really never want to stick out in a crowd, although it doesn't bother me as much as it used to. What really helped is learning that all you have to say when someone gives you a compliment is "thank you." I used to feel like I had to add an explanation or say something to take away the "goodness" of my accomplishment or how I look. No! Just say "thank you" and smile and leave it at that. Oh, and don't forget to be grateful that others are noticing your hard work. Keep up the great work!
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