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Day 51 - Time to do a Biggest Loser "Looking Back" for Encouragement Forward

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SO here it is day 51. I started out this recent journey at 169.3 pounds and I've come down to 148.4 -- this is a vegan journey which is so easy to do, the weight just falls off. BUT every now and then -- there's a small gain. As I wrestle my mind around the nearly 4 pound gain, I reflected back on the last time this happened, I had about a 3 pound gain on day 24 of this dietary change. I remember the familiar feeling when before I was not on a vegan diet, but just trying to lose weight, and somewhere in the first five pound loss you gain back two pounds, get discouraged and give up. Back then I asked for advice, encouragement and help. Around day 24 it may have taken about a week or so to overcome the three pound gain and move forward. So here I am again facing a small gain - but my thoughts are a bit different this time. While I have the feeling of "potential discouragement" way way way back behind an old encylopedia on the shelf of my mind, yet I remember that I overcame before -- and I can overcome again. Do you know what I mean? Do you face this too? I also know how to overcome the gain. Even though I know how to overcome the gain -- there's also a little bit of fear, a little bit worry -- it really has no place because I'm seeing proven results. For a moment I open the pages to look at what the fear and worry say... "Will all the weight come back? Will I now gain weight and go up in size?" Closing the pages is easy... "No, I know my weight loss. I know my dietary changes. And... I know what I did that brought about the weight gain... And I know the path to weight loss."

Onward and upward!! We can do this! Never give up!~ And as for the Four pounds gain... I know it will be gone soon -- within a week or sooner, I know it. :)

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
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