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Just passed half way (47.5 pounds)!!!! 49.4 pounds gone!

Monday, June 18, 2012

I have been slowly seeing that monumental goal that I set when I started this journey in march of last year come closer and closer... and finally it it when I weighed myself yesterday morning, the half way mark!!!!

Looking back, I remember that day when I decided to give SP another go around. On that day, the half way mark seemed so far off... like almost a dream. Sometimes the changes in my body are obvious to me, but yet other times I wonder if the changes are really all that big. I sometimes wonder if this is because I see myself constantly as opposed to others who see me daily, weekly, a couple of times a year, ect. However, I am getting more and more comments and people asking if I've lost quite a bit of weigh. I am even now starting to get the "how did you lose so much weight" questions too. :) And how do I answer those questions? that I work out almost daily (something that I have come to love) and eat moderately, and mostly healthy food. I also use the "I work out a lot as a great stress reliever" line too, as I'm a Ph.D. grad student.

But looking back on the first half of my journey to reaching a healthy weight, I ask myself the same question... how did I lose so much weight?" Honestly, I've definitely had my ups and downs so far, and am realistic in the fact that I will have more, as I work towards reaching a healthy weight. It has taken me sticking to SP, on the good days and bad.... days when I'm estatic that I've reached another bench mark.... and on days where I get frustrated with myself, asking myself how I managed to wreck the day, weekend, week eating horribly and working out/moving so little. Those rough days still happen, but happen much less frequently now than when I first started. I was pondering why this is... I believe this is because of a few reasons. Working out has become a habit, and it feels odd not to work out. I also now enjoy working out and look forward to it! (I know, who would have thought? certainly not me when I started) I recently went through a 6 week plateau, became very frustrated, and then changed when I worked out. I switched to setting the alarm about an hour earlier than normal during the week, and working out an hour to hour and a half or so before heading into lab. I also started walking to lab and home again at the end of the day, about a mile each. As to food... I still struggle, but love the way I feel when I eat relatively balanced, healthy food throughout the day. I also am working on getting the "I'm home from lab and am super hungry" snacking problem under control. My newest way to work on this is with my dehydrator I bought myself saturday as a reward for reaching the half way benchmark (I knew I would hit it soon, just didn't think the next day :) ).

Okay, enough rambling.... :) and on to the next half!! :D

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    Congrats! I know it is so hard to see the finish line, but every single step brings you closer! You are halfway there, and now that you have these awesome habits, make them a lifestyle and love the heck out of yourself, because you are doing the best thing for yourself humanly possible! You are awesome, just remember that :)
    2102 days ago
    Congrats! How many weeks since you started SP again? emoticon
    2103 days ago
    That's awesome!!! emoticon emoticon
    2103 days ago
    Congratulations on your milestone! People always say they are too busy to work out and here you are a PH.d student and you make the time. It is all about priorities and you are reaping the benefits of having yours strait. emoticon
    2104 days ago
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