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Making it Happen!

Friday, November 09, 2012

For the past 5 weeks I had been gaining and losing the same pound. Today I am finally over the hump with an additional half pound loss. It's a small movement, but progress none the less.

I'm not entirely focused on the scale and am noticing body changes which are encouraging, but still have a desire to see the numbers on the scale go down. I am, after all, still in the obese category. Fourteen and a half pounds to go, til that dreaded term is eliminated from my personal adjectives!

Eight more ounces will get me to the 20 pound loss mark.....for this go around anyway, which started about mid June. At some point I may post my measurements. I was surprised to see I had lost an inch in my NECK alone!

Some days this process seems so incredibly slow, but then I get a glimpse of my belly in the mirror and can't help but smile. I'm making this happen and I'm winning. The winnings are even greater when I cut the bullsh*t excuses and just get to it.

I am my own coach, my own nutritionist, my own cook. I claim no expertise in any of these areas, but I do have enough information to know how this works, what I need to do and who is responsible when it works and when it doesn't.

Embracing the process!
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FAITHHOPELOVE17 11/15/2012 9:43AM

    Yeah for you! I am so proud of you and happy that you are sticking with this! Awesome! I have been exercising again and trying to be more consistent with my food intake. Still not logging my food, but doing much better. I'm pretty sure i will show a loss for this week finally! I am weighing in tomorrow! So gald we are still both here and persevering though all the bumps in the road and continuing on our journey here! Lots of smiles and blessings to you! Kelly :)


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HOLLYM48 11/10/2012 5:53PM

    Good for you that you are so close to the 2olb loss mark. That is a great achievement. I read someone's blog today that said don't look how you have to go but how far you have come. 20 lbs is nothing to sneeze at! Just keep on going, it will come off eventually. And you are so right about the mirror, you can look and smile as you see the difference. Keep going, you are doing awesome! emoticon emoticon

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KATIBUG49 11/9/2012 12:25PM

    Great job It's helps to hear someone else going through some of the same issues that you are & how they stayed with it. So thank you for taking the time to report what was going on with your weight loss. It has helped to feel motivated again!
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RULEBERG 11/9/2012 12:08PM

    This time is different for many of us. In the past, you may well have dropped out during this period with the scale. I know I'm at a point where I think I've stayed longer than all my other attempts. It helps me that you are out there, because tho I have a hundred reasons for staying, you make it 101 because I will be darned if I leave first. I haven't gotten close to using up all hundred reasons yet, but I am sure the day will come when reason 101 is vital.

I weigh in tomorrow and the scale hasn't changed, even tho I have done everything right and have been exercising daily. Good news is that no change--or even a gain- wouldn't be end of the world because I don't play all or nothing anymore. If the needle sticks for awhile, I figure it is just working on the inside stuff this week. I am not gonna go off the deep end with the number on the scale, because I sure as heck wasn't doing that when it was going the other direction! Isn't it funny how obsessed we can get when it is moving down, yet not bat an eye on the ascent!

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BASKETLADY13 11/9/2012 11:40AM

    You are an awesome motivator. Keep up the good work. Don't let those scales win.

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JACKIE542 11/9/2012 10:57AM

    I do know you have the knowledge you need. Sometimes the scale does not move and it goes in the wrong direction, but that does not mean we give up. I was a slow but surely kinda gal, took me a long time before I got it right. You have heard it before a lifestyle change that is what I had to do, had to make a change in every way, and now I am out there everyday and I love it, I feel so much better. I know you can do this. I will encourage you every day
YOU CAN DO IT! And keep that positive outlook and keep on with the oldie's dancing. Makes ya happy! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIATIA1 11/9/2012 10:42AM

    You are really doing it this time and I'm so very proud of you. I love Dirtybunny's comparison to visiting a town that speaks volumes... I will be down the road from you yet as you cross the finish line but my wave and cheers will be some of the loudest. emoticon emoticon And on pounds lost again ....... emoticon

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DIRTYBUNNY 11/9/2012 10:33AM

    And it IS a process. I liken it to living in a new town--you used to drive this way to the grocery store, now you drive on a different road. And although you can occasionally "visit" your old town, you know you don't live there any more.
You make small changes bit by bit and you can enjoy sustained progress, not all of our changes show right up on the scale, that's why we call them NSV, non-scale victories.

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