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Who's In Charge Here?!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

That has been my motto for the last couple years. When I started this weight loss journey I had very little in the way of a support system. I had to come to the realization that if it was going to happen it was going to be my responsibility. I had to take charge!
Well this story has a happy ending! This past week I hit the 50 pound weight loss mark! I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about that. I will not say it was easy. In fact I had to make the stark realization that the older you get the harder it is! It was actually like chipping cement! It took 10 months to make it to 33 pounds. It would be .8 pounds¡K. .6 pounds etc. my biggest weekly weight loss was 1.3 pounds! It was frustrating when someone would come in with a 5 pound weight loss. I had to choose to not become discouraged. I had to tell myself that at least I was still losing. I had set my lifetime goal at 33 pounds. When I hit that I took a while to gather my wits about me and just maintain. After a year of maintenance mode I was ready to hit it again. When I started back into it this time however, I had a new super duper secret weapon in my arsenal. I had discovered the joy of walking 10,000 steps. (YES there IS a team for that!) ƒº With this new discovery I have had to change my thinking about being older making it harder to lose weight. My NEW realization leans more towards ¡§weight loss WITHOUT EXERCISE is like chipping cement!!! Please let me add the disclaimer that this was NOT a scientific study and no lab rats were harmed. It¡¦s just pure and simple weight loss without exercise is a very hard row to hoe! I LOVE my new found secret weapon because it has not only helped speed up my weight loss but I have found it to help my mental attitude and clear the cobwebs and refresh my spirit and soul! I find myself parking in the farthest parking spot or walking back to the copier in the back of the office just knowing that little pedometer is steadily clicking away! Once again I confess I am not a professional. All I can do is tell you what has worked for me. I LOVE my new found love affair with walking and NOW I¡¦m just seeing weight loss as the cherry on top!
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    Great blog! I think I'm now a pedometer addict (I guess it could be much worse!). I've also lost 50 lbs but did it through nutrition and exercise, mainly walking. Keep up the great work and writing.
    1601 days ago
    Awesome job! Thank you for motivating me to keep going! Thank you for sharing your story! Congrats on losing 50 lbs!
    1601 days ago
    Great job! Great blog! Thanks for the inspiration!
    1602 days ago
    Congratulations on reaching this milestone. I too have found it gets harder to loose and for me to maintain each decade. However; I keep moving and working towards the goal. Never give up.
    1602 days ago
  • MOEE45
    What a wonderful inspiring story! Fantastic for you!
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    1602 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    How awesome is this accomplishment! VERY AWESOME!!!
    Congratulations on your weight loss and sharing your "secret weapon" with all of us!
    As I am so fond of saying, Keep Moving!!

    1602 days ago
  • NANAGO1204
    Well look fabulous! Thanks for added one more encouragement to my day. Keep on keeping on...
    1602 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/2/2012 6:55:44 PM
  • MIKA016
    You look Super! Congrats on you meeting your goal!. I have felt disappointed in my small losses for the pass few weeks. Now I feel the small amounts of weight is enough to keep me moving forward. Thank you for writing this wonderful and inspiring blog!

    1602 days ago
    I have come to love walking myself and seeing the pedometer at the end of the day reading many time over 10000 steps energizes me. Incidentally you're looking great, all the best. emoticon
    1602 days ago
    1602 days ago
    You are so beautiful, and look WAY TOO YOUNG to have a sparkname that includes "Gramma!" Your sparkname should be "Hotmama!"

    I'm so glad Mandyslimming sent us to your Sparkpage. Thanks for sharing your great success story!

    A fellow 10K team member,


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    1602 days ago
    I was feeling a bit discouraged this morning because the scale hasn't moved much but this brightened my day. Congrats on hitting 50 lbs lost!
    1605 days ago
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