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It's About Time

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Well after tossing my thoughts around inside my head like a mixed salad for the last week, I have come to a few conclusions. as of April 27, I am one month away from the time goal set to lose 41 pounds. I have exercised at times more than I had to, I had several setbacks with my knees and back and had to stop and rest a few days afterward I came back stronger than before. Continued logging my intake every single day since starting and went over calorie limits very few times, so few I can even count them in one hand and have leftover fingers.

I have only lost 7 pounds and what a freaking downer that is. Of course I could take into account all the inches lost, how great and strong I feel, not to mention all the things I can do now that I would struggle with before. I can also take pride in the fact that I have more self control and am more calorie wise, that counting and logging food intake and reading labels are second nature to me now, that I ENJOY and look forward to exercise. and there is nothing wrong and everything right with that.

In conclusion yesterday I was going through my closet trying to choose something to wear and found that I can fit into a smaller size comfortably. I went from a 16 to a 12 wow, who knew? So overall I have made some progress, not the progress I wanted but I will take it and run with it. I will happily continue my plan, my challenge and my fight till 6/27 and see where it got me, so it may not be 41 pounds but I have come to realize that I need to revisit my goals, they may have been a bit lofty and I may not really want to be what the "charts" say I should be, but rather a better me, a happier me and a stronger ME.

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  • v SUNNY572
    Thanks for your comments they help keep me motivated. I think the strength training is what has helped bridge the gap. I feel strong! emoticon right back at you!
    1562 days ago
    Sounds like you've done great in spite of the scale. Dropping two sizes is a much better "scale"! emoticon
    1569 days ago
    Well said!! Great attitude, also! emoticon emoticon
    1569 days ago
  • v MAYBER
    Be satisfied and proud of the distance you have come
    With determination you will achieve
    One day at a time
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    1574 days ago
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