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An (almost there) dress pic

Sunday, January 06, 2013



Above is a pic of me in a dress that doesn't quite fit (probably about 10 lbs away from a comfortable fit) that I put on tonight to remind myself how far I have come in the past three months and to inspire myself to do more.

Pictures like these also help me focus on non-scale related victories. It is crucial to my success not to get too hung up in the numbers but rather to look for many ways to evaluate my success - fitting into clothes, measurements, look in the mirror and in photos.

Any other suggestions of ways to evaluate progress that don't entirely focus on numbers on a scale - I would be happy to hear them!

Cheers,
Hollynn aka SpunkyDucky
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KONRAD695 1/8/2013 1:07AM

    Little warm here. I think I'd take that girl out dancing! emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 1/8/2013 12:52AM

    That is the best indicator of where you are at...clothes do not lie!

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SGRAY478 1/7/2013 9:58PM

    Great Dress! And great motivation!.

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MENHALLS 1/7/2013 5:59PM

    Love the dress! Love you in it! Way to go on focusing on the important things - how you feel, not the scale. Can't wait to see you all dolly'd up for a night on the town.

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JLPEASE 1/7/2013 4:25PM

    Terrific! Congratulations on your progress!
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TJDOESLIFE 1/7/2013 4:06PM

    What a great way to celebrate your progress and remind yourself how fantastic you are!!
Keep it up, you're a daily inspiration!
XOXO
~TJ

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MARTY728 1/7/2013 2:03PM

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IAMARMSTRONG 1/7/2013 12:44PM

    Great idea...

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KT-NICHOLS-13 1/6/2013 11:42PM

    What a great idea! The dress is fantastic

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SMOKINGUN 1/6/2013 11:01PM

    You do look fantastic!
Thanks again for more ways I can look at getting healthier.
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CORNERKICK 1/6/2013 10:41PM

  Way to go

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/6/2013 8:07PM

    You look beautiful!!

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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 1/6/2013 7:04PM

    You look great in the dress!! I have to agree - the numbers on the scale don't say it all. I compared pics from me in a dress last year and this year and even though I was 10lbs heavier - I found I looked slimmer (perhaps more toned). Pictures really are worth a thousand words!

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TRAZIJANES 1/6/2013 5:00PM

    Gorgeous...you and the dress! emoticon

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KITHKINCAID 1/6/2013 1:38PM

    I need to do this for myself too. The scale is too frustrating.

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ADARKARA 1/6/2013 1:14PM

    that dress is gorgeous!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/6/2013 1:10PM

    Beautiful!!

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LOOZINITNOW 1/6/2013 11:47AM

    I love that dress on you! Hotness!!!! You inspire me to keep pushing so that I can look good in a dress. Right now, my belly and hips say "no way" but you totally rock it!

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/6/2013 10:46AM

    What a pretty dress! No great suggestions since I get caught up in the numbers too, but I'd say how that dress feels is a great alternative to numbers.

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ALLISON145 1/6/2013 10:46AM

    Great mindset and very cute dress!

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SARAHJ19 1/6/2013 10:00AM

    Wow, thank you for posting this! I can relate to it so much! I tend to focus on the scale a lot! Love the dress by the way!

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 1/6/2013 9:43AM

    You look great! LOVE that dress. I often try on my "goal" clothes to see how it's going, I think it's a great way to measure progress.

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KITT52 1/6/2013 8:46AM

    you look beautiful....

use positive self talk, think about what you have done right....

dwell on how far you have come, not how far you have to go....

delight in all you have accomplished.....

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 1/6/2013 8:40AM

    oh wow.,... that dress is so cute and you look adorable !! I too do this same thing...... here lately I have started walking through the stores and looking at clothes That I cannot get into..... just like you my dream is a straight dress made of thin knit material that I know will show bulges so I must look better in order to wear it !
I just walk around and shop for the future.....NOT buying but sort of imagining what I possbily CAN wear in the future and HOPING what will look good on me....these are typically things I have NOT been able to wear... it gives me hope and dreams for the future and puts a smile on my face and goal to aim for !!

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PSFITMOMMY413 1/6/2013 7:20AM

    Love focusing on NSVs instead of the scale! That dress is super cute :)

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YMWONG22 1/6/2013 4:20AM

  Congratulations!!!! Well done.
I too did make a lifestyle change last year. I did it all for myself.
As for other ways to evaluate progress, I feel so much more energetic, happier, healthier and more self confidence.
I've still more weight to lose. So everyone, keep getting rid of those unwanted weight and live a full, healthier, happier life.
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-POOKIE- 1/6/2013 3:50AM

    Looking good! You will soon be happy in it!

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