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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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DRAGONCHILDE 9/15/2012 10:28PM

    Such a sweet blog, from a sweet person.

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LAURIE5658 9/15/2012 9:55PM

    Congratulations on such an incredible journey!

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great to feel great

marvelous

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LOGOULD 9/15/2012 9:27PM

    Just reading how well you are doing is "goodie" enough - emoticon

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CRGEK1960 9/15/2012 9:21PM

    Great news keep up the great work! The scale is a fickled thing so keep doing what your doing and don't let the monster in the bathroom control you like it does me. emoticon

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    Awesome!

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    Congrats!

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So inspiring and honest. Thank you!

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/15/2012 6:21PM

  What wonderful news!! We are glad your coming along so well. Keep it up; )) emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 9/15/2012 6:17PM

  Such good news! I do know what you mean about the scale picking on you. I swear mine has a cruel sense of humour. Have a beautiful day!

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  You are doing emoticon !!!!! You have such a wonderful sense of humor and that can't help but help you in this journey. emoticon

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ALIDOSHA 9/15/2012 4:49PM

    WONDERFUL! CONGRATULATIONS.

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You're doing great! Isn't this site amazing?
Keep up the good work.

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DIANNEMT 9/15/2012 2:59PM

    Fitting into "I couldn't wear before" clothes is the BEST thing!!

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    emoticon emoticon Awesome you are doing GREAT : )

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BLUE42DOWN 9/15/2012 1:35PM

    emoticon emoticon job so far! So many wonderful signs of your progress on this journey.

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    Good for you! emoticon

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 9/15/2012 1:23PM

    when tight clothes fit it IS a RUSH!

Keep truckin on sparkfriend!!!

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CARO488 9/15/2012 1:08PM

    Yeah!!

You can do it!

One day, one step at a time!

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RONNIEHUEY 9/15/2012 12:49PM

    WOW! keep up the good work!

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    Keep up the good work, see you can do it the new you will come forth you will feel GREAT. emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 9/15/2012 12:36PM

    Congrats on all of this incremental success! Very nice ending to the blog, as well!

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LYNCHD05 9/15/2012 12:15PM

    I love to hear these stories.....so positive!

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JO28352 9/15/2012 11:56AM

    Way to go! You're doing great!!!

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BOLEBRON 9/15/2012 11:49AM

    Congratulations!

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Keep at it, you can do it!

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RUNNING-LIFE 9/15/2012 11:40AM

    Great news! Keep at it!

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I'm envious (in a good way) of your scenic walks, take in a deep breath of air for me! emoticon

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WALLINMW 9/15/2012 11:11AM

  Funny! Stay motivated.

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MIMIDOT 9/15/2012 11:07AM

    Awesome! You are dong it. Keep up the good work.

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    Good for you! Sounds like you're making great progress. emoticon

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