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Signs of progress


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Friday, September 14, 2012

It's a bit like hearing the first cuckoo in spring. You know spring is just around the corner, it must be, but there's no proof. Then you hear the first cuckoo, or see the first hint of green on a twig, and you know that spring is on its way.

This is how I felt when I weighed myself this morning. I hadn't intended to, mind, it was an impulse. I was going to wait another week or so to give myself the best change of not being in the middle of a bout of water retention, but I thought:

'Why not? What have you got to lose? . . . On reflection, don't think about what you've got to lose, all 100-odd pounds of it. Just get on the scales and see.'

So I did, and I've lost four pounds. In fact, though I didn't put this on SP, the last time I weighed myself, I was so annoyed with the result that I didn't acknowledge it, I just told the scales they were picking on me. So anyway, I'm properly ahead of the game:

Four pounds less than last time I entered my weight.
13 whole pounds off since I started on Spark.
The least I've weighed in about three years.
One of my tight blouses now fits.
The trousers I wore at work today will actually fall off if I breathe in.
The other trousers I wore at work this week fall down if I do something very active. (Look, I'm careful not to do anything too active, right? Honestly, the MINDS of some of you.)
I've been to the gym three times this week.
I've gone properly (300 each time) over my calories twice in the last fortnight, but went to the gym each time to make up for it.
I have not had a fullblown binge for two weeks. This is remarkable.
And I'm planning walks for tomorrow and Sunday. Yippee.

And it's all thanks to my lovely SparkFriends. Please buy yourself a goodie and say it's from me. I would, if it were possible to send everyone a goodie at once, buy you all one, but to send all my friends a goodie would take me a day or so, and I need to go walking.

By the way . . .

I FEEL ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS!

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SUPERSYLPH 8/24/2013 11:35AM

    emoticon I'll buy myself a goodie right now!

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KARRENLYNN 10/5/2012 10:52PM

    Congratulations! It's always so cool to find signs of progress. Sounds like you've done well. Keep up the good work. :)

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SHERRY28269 9/24/2012 12:42PM

    Great Job! Keep it up! emoticon

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PENOWOK 9/22/2012 6:43PM

    Love that your pants are falling off!! I love it and hate it when I can take my pants off by sliding them down...hate it cuz I don't have the capital to buy new pants right now so I am stuck with these...HA!

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KELLIEBEAN 9/21/2012 8:57PM

    FABULOUS! Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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ELLENOR9 9/21/2012 6:32PM

    Your a rockstar, go girl!!

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JUDSTERF 9/21/2012 2:56PM

    Isn't it fun when the clothes fit?! The scale just can't keep up with us. Great job!!

Judy

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SPARKMEAGAIN 9/21/2012 2:19PM

  great job! you just motivated me to get up and walk during my lunch hour...i tend to sit at my desk and work, but not today;) thank you!!!

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KARRENLYNN 9/21/2012 1:07AM

    Hi Chicchantal!
What a great attitude! Balance and the journey to a healthier you makes it easier for me to stay on track and sounds like it works for you too.

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NWHURLEYGIRL 9/20/2012 1:44PM

    Way to go!! I love that you are measuring your success in so many ways OTHER than just the scale. It's so much easier to stay motivated that way. Keep up the great work.
And thanks for the goodie!


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CATDUG19 9/19/2012 6:27PM

    Great blog, I love your thought process

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MANDB09 9/19/2012 6:11PM

  Not only do I love your motivation, you have such a great way with words!

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GINIEMIE 9/18/2012 6:04PM

    Keep up the good work.

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GOALDRIVEN3 9/18/2012 7:36AM

  Good for you. Glad to your doing well and seeing progress. I know that it is very difficult to push yourself and make good choices consistently. Keep up the good work. Pat yourself on the back and push forward. emoticon

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ASCIESZKA 9/18/2012 2:45AM

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/18/2012 12:18AM

    Great job! And while sparkfriends HELP - YOU ARE the one doing all the work! Give yourself your credit!

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BLOOMING52 9/17/2012 11:39PM

    Way to go.

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FUTURE_SLIM 9/17/2012 11:08PM

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NURSEREUTER 9/17/2012 10:08PM

  I hope in a few weeks, I'll be posting a very similar blog with some of my successes!!!
Thanks for the motivation!

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JULIA1154 9/17/2012 3:36PM

  What a great feeling that must have been! I hope the cats feted you properly when you returned from your walk :)

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RONALANA 9/17/2012 2:42PM

    Congratulations! emoticon That is plenty of motivation to keep you going, right?

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VOLLEYGIRL77 9/17/2012 12:01PM

    Congrats and keep up the great work!

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TLCFOREVER 9/17/2012 11:56AM

  Congrats!!! emoticon I'm very happy for you!!! You sure are an inspiration to me!! emoticon

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MYUTMOST4HIM 9/17/2012 10:24AM

    WOWSER!!! You are tenacious!!!

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DNRAE1 9/17/2012 9:45AM

    Am so happy for you!!!! Congratulations! emoticon

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KENDAL0525 9/17/2012 9:13AM

    Great job!!!!!

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DMEYER4 9/17/2012 6:44AM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon congratulations and keep up teh good work.

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HYATTI1 9/17/2012 3:23AM

    Great Job....my hats off to you.

Joann

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SLFGOLF 9/17/2012 1:02AM

    Congratulations! That is such a great feeling. And I'm sure there is more to come. Keep it going!

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OHEMVEE 9/16/2012 11:49PM

    Congrats! That such an awesome feeling when you finally see results after being disappointed in the past. emoticon

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CORINA-MOMOF4 9/16/2012 11:34PM

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MILADY_LCF 9/16/2012 11:28PM

    Excellent job - I am so happy for you!
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COLLEGELIFELOSE 9/16/2012 11:01PM

  Congratulations on your loss! That is amazing and keeps me going!

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MOLLYCAMERON 9/16/2012 10:49PM

  This is my first day on SparkPeople. I'm very hungry. This inspired me. Good luck!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 9/16/2012 10:41PM

    Congratulations!! :) What a wonderful feeling!

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REENIE131 9/16/2012 10:16PM

    Fantastic!

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THINTASTICME 9/16/2012 10:08PM

    Happy Days! Good job! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DNRAE1 9/16/2012 9:47PM

    Sooooo happy for you!!! 4 lbs!! Wow!!! emoticon

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