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Maybe not so urgent...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

I joined an amazing 100 days of Summer team and part of today's challenge is to blog about why it is so important to me to lose weight now. Why this is urgent. In truth what is working for me right now is my patience. Not feeling like everything has to be perfect right this minute. I lost 20 lbs and gained 25 more times than I can count. Each time part of why I gave up came down to things not happening fast enough. I'd worked so hard and only lost a pound, half a pound, or stayed the same so what was the point. I binged so I had ruined everything, I was never going to be able to do this. Now I can't understand my former mentality. I lose some, I stay some, I try not to gain some. But if I do gain, I look at what I need to improve upon because Spark has definitely proven to me that this program works. I focus on how good it feels to take care of myself, to feel healthy and strong. I keep trying to figure out what is different this time. Why haven't I given up or given in? I think it is because I've replaced urgency with patience instead.

emoticon We can do this.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUE_2U 5/7/2012 8:04AM

    Understanding your own impatience and being able to withstand that is a huge change, and a very healthy one. It seems that often we sabotage ourselves. I know I've done it often and I don't honestly understand why. I hope I can avoid doing that again, though.
As Meredith from the 100+Team said;
"Being fat is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining weight is hard.
Choose your hard."

I think we'll choose the last two in order.
You're making a big change and making a new habit for yourself. Go for it.
Spark On! emoticon

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XRSIZE18 5/7/2012 2:24AM

    Great viewpoint! I think it's important for everyone to understand that each person has their own journey and knows what works best for them. It sounds like you've found that out about yourself - so good for you!

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WOUBBIE 5/7/2012 12:01AM

    You take it one decision at a time!

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CHEFMOM1199 5/6/2012 10:18PM

  Keep the focus! You are doing fantastic!

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STARRDANCER1 5/6/2012 9:10PM

    It's working! You look marvelous emoticon
What a different experience at the amusement park this year.
I believe in you.
Yo mama

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