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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Today I was worried about how slow I lose weight. I have around 110 pounds to lose and I feel like since september 2011 I'm just thinking about that: losing weight... In fact, I'm thinking about that since 2007 (ex cept during my two pregnency). I saw every where people who lose 100 pounds in one year, in ten months, etc. How I'm not like them???? Even my husband lose 60 pounds in the last 5 months... he was motivated by me he said...

Then I decided to login on spark... last blog I wrote was in july. Even if I wasn't active here, I kept in mind my weight lost goals during that time and work on it. I enter my weight and saw the number 54 pounds lost since the beginning in september 2011. Then I realize: that is a big number! That is something! It's not 100 pounds in a year... it's not even a pound per week... but it's 54 pounds, 54 pounds not on my body anymore.

It's not 100 pounds in a year, because I focused on healty habits instead of dieting. Because I indulged myself some treats with my childrens. Because I celebrated each birthdays during that time like all people in my family. Because I promise myself that I will eat the same food that I give tho my boys, healty foods not diet food and certainly not a different meal. Beacause I had no problem to give up on my 30 minutes jogging and instead take a walk with my 4 years son, to make him active too.

I want to be clear here... I'm not saying that I'm better than people who lose 100 pounds in a year. Obviouly not, it take me way more time that I first thought to lose my weight. I just realize why, the reasons, I was not so dedicated myself on my weight lost. Those people, I admire them, I'm even jealous. I don't have that force to be so focused on my goal. But when I saw what was my excuses, I'm ok with that. I will take my 54 pounds and just keep going... I will have one day my 110.
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    I love the way you think about this--it sounds very healthy to me. It seems like all the time--even on SparkPeople--so many of the success stories that are featured are the ones of very dramatic losses--100 pounds, 200 pounds... Like on the TV show The biggest Loser--there's no way someone merely obese, like me, could ever win that, because I simply don't have a Winning amount of weight to lose.

    I mean, I could only do that if I lost, then gained, then lost a few times over. And a lot of the time, I feel a little left out or penalized because of that.

    Thank you for being here, and for helping me remember that the only person I have to compete with is the me of yesterday--

    1846 days ago
    Truly! It took me a year to lose 45, for many of the reasons you mentioned, no fake foods, no starving myself. And it is so worth it!
    1864 days ago
    There's nothing wrong with losing slowly! In fact, you're more likely to keep the weight off than people who lose faster. emoticon
    1866 days ago
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    1866 days ago
    Way to Go!
    1866 days ago
    I like this post.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    And I agree.


    I think this is something I'd put in my "WOOHOO Jar" - see fellow SparkFriend, BOGUSANNIE, recorded a great video blog about that here:


    I really liked the idea of capturing the good things.

    And 54 down...

    Well, that's TERRIFIC!

    Make it a great day!
    1866 days ago
    yes you can be very proud of 54 pounds gone !! I've always heard if you lose it slow then it won't come back so fast either !! so Hold your head up high and be proud !! I have yet to lose 54 pounds on any diet ever so go on and take a bow !! I hope to reach that soon and I hope your journey continues and your children will be glad to have a healthy mom also !!

    1866 days ago
    That is great. You must feel so much better. I'm a slow loser also, so I know the frustration. The biggest thing that keeps me going is how much better I feel ... and the compliments from my husband. emoticon
    1866 days ago
    That is why I like this site. I can see the progress when I get discouraged because like you,I only lost 45 lbs last year, then I thought "ONLY"???

    That is a great accomplishment and we can't forget it!
    I'm happy for you that you "got" that before you go discouraged! emoticon
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    1866 days ago
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