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The Day of Reckoning!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Today is the first time I have stepped on the scales in eight weeks. A first for me as I am always on it every week and some times more often. But I had decided to see what would happen if I weren't influenced by what the scales says. I know there have been times when it would say I had gained weight when I was sure it must be a fluctuation. Of course, there were more often times when it would say I had gained and it was right on!
I determined at that time that I would challenge myself to stay on track with my nutrition every day and not venture onto the scales until Easter Sunday.
Not really all that easy as the scales is right there staring at me every time I go into the bathroom. But I just turned a blind eye to it.
Until this morning, that is. Today was the day, Easter Sunday! I was so nervous as I crept closer to the scales and gingerly placed first one foot and then the other on it. I took a deep breath (and then let it out in case air has weight).
I am here to tell you that it did indeed make a difference! I lost 9.25 pounds and am now 15.75 pounds away from my goal. That isn't as good as I had hoped but I do know the closer you get to the goal, the slower it comes off. So I am satisfied.
Now I will do the same thing, stay on track and stay off the scales until Memorial Day. That will be seven weeks and hopefully I will do as well again.
Here are two 'before' pictures taken in 2009 before I joined Sparks.

And here are 2 taken on Good Friday this year. I will never be ‘skinny thin’ but I do have to say that I am most pleased with my results. Though my 'today' pictures don't have me looking as good as the one I had taken when I reached my goal before. But I will get there again and then I will look better.

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