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It's 8 lbs!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Yep, it's 8 lbs but it ain't no baby and it ain't no baby fat.

So I need to lose 8 lbs and I'd like to have it off by, say, umm, next week! Please! No? Right there on that package of raspberry ketones, it says "lose a pound a day". It's doable then, right! No?

I remember now. The last time I had weight to lose I {gasp} worked at it, hard, and {more gasps} for a long time. Yes, the old-fashioned way... with consistency in diet AND exercise AND it seems to me a reduced stress load was certainly helping things.

Oh, that I would be able to discipline myself once again. The first time around there were times I never believed I would reach my goal but I just kept working towards it. What a surprise to not only reach that 129 lbs but go several pounds beyond it!

However, I realize I haven't been making much progress going it alone. I've been trying for months, and went from 4 lbs to 8 lbs needing to come off. So, here I go again. I've got the tools. I've got the desire.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ADAM2298 6/6/2012 9:40AM

    You have lots of great support. I like your use of the word of consistency. It is truly the thing that helps us reach our goals. Take small steps and be consistent in exercise and diet and those excess pounds will be gone.

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    i'm definitely here for you, G!
How are the ladies???
We were in CA, but just came to Hawaii (on the island of Kauai) and will be here til Oct.

Look, it's JUST 8 lbs... at worse, it will take you two months! I'll still be in Hawaii, motivating YOU!

It would be nice for me to lose 24 lbs while I'm here. I'm so up for that. You wanna hold me accountable???

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MARYINMAINE 6/3/2012 7:44PM

    It's so hard sticking to a program all by yourself, I'm with you on that! Hopefully SP will help you to feel more motivated! You can do it!

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DEBBY4576 6/3/2012 7:12PM

    boy do I hear ya!!! I am at the eight pounds and have been for months. good luck to us both!

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GRACEINAZ 6/3/2012 4:01PM

    Editor, Kim, thanks so much for the encouragement! It's frustrating when hardly anything fits, and everything looks really bad {tacky, even}. I went to thrift store last night for a pair of jeans to tide me over but nothing looked appealing to me.

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KIM--POSSIBLE 6/3/2012 11:06AM

    Right there with you! Stress and changes in my lifestyle (sahmom to working full time and grad school!) have my weight up 10-15 pounds! Gotta focus again, and find what works in this new lifestyle! We can do this!

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EDITOR 6/3/2012 3:25AM

    And you have the support! God bless you and rid you of the pesky 8 pounds.

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