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Week 23: Day 1

Monday, May 07, 2012

No, I'm not really back. At least, I don't think so, but I wanted to check in since I just celebrated my 5 month Sparkiversary last Saturday. I said when I stopped daily blogging that I was going on hiatus to pause, reflect on, and regroup my efforts. Here's a bit of the process...

I mentioned this morning that I "suspected" I've lost 10 pounds since Sparking. Yes, I've not confirmed the number since I'm not Sparking by the scale; I weigh occasionally so I have an idea of what's gone. It's just very plain to all that I'm "smaller" and that I probably should move down a pants size. Yay!!

Accurate numbers to start with and daily consistency--with no mistakes!!--have allowed me to lose weight. I'm horrified, in all honesty, that I'm allowed no "goofs." I've come in under my daily calorie range every single day. You'll notice that I dropped "only" 2 pounds per month. Back in the day that never would have been acceptable--too slow! Now it's the only way that I can lose weight. Wow. Truly, a revelation.

I don't diet and I don't have any "forbidden" foods. It's all portion control and consistent habits.

I am a genuine turtle of weight loss! I suspect I'll lose a few more pounds but I'm hoping now to tone myself up even more. Will I post a bikini shot? It's doubtful. emoticon

So, that's my update! As always, love and success to us all! emoticon emoticon
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BLUE42DOWN 5/8/2012 3:55PM

    Happy 5-year Sparkversary!

I'm glad you've found what works for you and not allowed the turtle pace to frustrate you. Turtles do still get to the finish line AND they don't leave the finish line and bounce right back to the start as easily.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 5/7/2012 12:45PM

    hey, it's been said that the turtle beat the hare.....so go turtle!!

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MISHAMW 5/7/2012 11:01AM

    Two pounds a month might seem slow to most people, but for me, it would be a miracle. I have PCOS, so for every 1 pound a woman with PCOS loses, it like 3 pound lose for someone without the disorder. I am not losing at all, but I'm happy that you have found a livable, manageable, balance. Which is the most important thing. If I didn't have to keep track of my weight for health and medical reasons, I might not either. I know that I really what to where a couple sizes smaller, so the scale really doesn't matter in that way.

Good luck with the rest of your journey!

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BAKER1009 5/7/2012 9:38AM

    You're too cute!! Glad things are going well for you. Glad the turtle method is working for you...that's really the best and only affective way, I think.

Keep up the great work! Good to hear from you!

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