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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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BLOOMING52 9/15/2012 3:47AM

    Keep it up!

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RAINBOWCHOC 9/15/2012 3:42AM

    brilliant news! As a Brit I will congratulate you heartily on loosing almost a stone! We are fortunate to be able to have smaller milestones (just 7lbs at a time) than the Americans or Europeans! However I have scales in kg because it's good to know what the drs expect (and it's easier to work out BMI).
Looking forward to reading your adventures this weekend, the weather looks good here.
don't forget to send the big trousers to the charity shops, they always need "big" sizes
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MIRFA71 9/15/2012 3:11AM

    you are doing great.. keep it up. emoticon

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RAINBOW_LADY 9/15/2012 3:03AM

  Great blog and great news! I'm hoping some of your willpower and determination rubs off on me! emoticon
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NEW-CAZ 9/15/2012 3:01AM

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Love your blogs Anne I can hear you talk in your writing! emoticon blog

Have a great weekend emoticon

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TDWANDD2MYK9 9/15/2012 2:57AM

    FANTASTIC! W2g!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PURSUEJOY 9/15/2012 2:30AM

    Hey, Girl ~ WAY TO GO!!! I am sooo happy for you!
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You have a great writing style that is really a pleasure to read ~ It is a joy being your friend!
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FITANDFIFTY2 9/15/2012 2:23AM

    Congratulations!! That is so awesome! I enjoyed your blog.... it gave me a smile! Thankyou!

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PAMNANGEL 9/15/2012 2:09AM

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 9/15/2012 2:00AM

    Woohoo - way to go. You have great goals and the proof is in your progress. Enjoy your week - but watch that your pants don't fall down!!!
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KRISUA 9/15/2012 1:14AM

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POPSY190 9/15/2012 12:57AM

    Great to get results like that! Well done!

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TIRED49 9/15/2012 12:37AM

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Great blog, you are doing great!

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PATTY1224 9/14/2012 11:56PM

    What a gift for blogging you have! I feel so lucky to have found your page.

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EABL81 9/14/2012 11:48PM

    P.S. So where are we all going this weekend? Give us a clue!

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EABL81 9/14/2012 11:48PM

    Congratulations!! Great job! Time to by yourself a new pair of slacks (or at least a belt)! emoticon

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LIVEDAILY 9/14/2012 11:31PM

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Good for you!!!
Keep on walking you marvelous person, you!!
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DOLLIE6 9/14/2012 11:12PM

    You are a hoot (funny). I really enjoy your blogs. That is great (4 pounds). Before you know it, it will be a lot more gone. Keep on Sparking.

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THETROUT 9/14/2012 10:45PM

    It's great when the scales show how hard you've worked! Congrads!

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CHRIS3874 9/14/2012 10:25PM

    Awesome. I generally go by NON scale things as I can not lose weight easily (I seem to add muscle before or while I lose fat) so things might be easier to do or things might fit looser but its all still a victory - ENJOY IT YOU HAVE EARNED IT!!!

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CRANRANA 9/14/2012 10:22PM

  Time to go shopping!! If you don't want to spring for new slacks, at least get a cute pair of panties--just in case!!!! (Oh, I am an evil one) Seriously, CONGRATS!
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LINDAK25 9/14/2012 10:07PM

    Fantastic! Might be time to retire those trousers. Have a great walk and take a couple of bottles of water with you. You can use them as weights until you drink the water!

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KSCRAP363 9/14/2012 10:02PM

    I am very proud of you!!! emoticon !!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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MANILUS 9/14/2012 9:33PM

    Wonderful all around, keep it up!

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GARDENSFORLIFE 9/14/2012 8:50PM

    Great! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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TISTEN23 9/14/2012 8:24PM

    Congrats!! That is awesome!!! So proud of you!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FALLON841 9/14/2012 8:06PM

    You ARE absolutely MARVELOUS! I'm so happy all your hard work is paying off! Congratulations!!!!!

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We KNEW you could/would DO IT !

Keep up the GOOD WORK!

Have a Wonderful Weekend

BLESSINGS!
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KIPPER15 9/14/2012 7:41PM

    It is funny when your pants fall down! LOL I say emoticon to you on your success! emoticon Am looking foward to "our" walk this weekend. Can't wait for the pictures. emoticon

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GHOTIB 9/14/2012 7:17PM

  Hey, way to go! Good for you!! ::is very happy for your success:: Cheers! :D

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TIZSLIM 9/14/2012 6:56PM

  Excellent stuffings. Dead proper chuffed I am. And not the least bit envious. Oh OK, maybe just a tad.

*tut*

Time to right my lines out;

Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.
Envy is not an attractive quality.....................

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GIRLINMOTION 9/14/2012 6:15PM

    This is ABSOLUTELY MARVELLOUS news! Way to go! Slow and easy will keep you on course. You can and will do it! emoticon

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CARLIASTAR27 9/14/2012 6:10PM

    There's nothing like tangible evidence to keep you moving in the right direction!!

Awesome work!

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STARTINGINLIMBO 9/14/2012 6:09PM

    Yay for smaller clothes! Awesome blog. Yay you!

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BRIDIEGAL 9/14/2012 4:59PM

    I'm so pleased for you (fair chuffed, if you prefer)! I'm glad you feel so great - you've earned it! emoticon

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MAMAOWLS 9/14/2012 4:50PM

    Great Job!! emoticon emoticon emoticon on the weight loss.

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ESCHLETZ 9/14/2012 4:49PM

    And you should feel marvelous! I must say I get a giggle when I wear my once too snug pants and they now slip off when I suck my belly in. Best feeling in the world =)

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JLLOVETT 9/14/2012 4:47PM

    You go girl!! emoticon emoticon

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