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The Best Kind Of Loser to Be


Saturday, January 19, 2013

So yesterday I wore a new pair of jeans that actually fit me. Lots of people started commenting on how good I look or the weight I lost. I got this email:

"Whatever you are doing is working!! You look really good."

To which I replied:
"Thank you! I feel great. Itís seems so basic, but, I am really just counting calories, and using this website to keep on track and commiserate with other losers...
www.sparkpeople.com"

To which SHE replied:
"That's the Best Kind of Loser to Be!"

Didn't quite realize how my " ...commiserating with other losers...." sounded! We are all a big bunch of losers...and proud of it!

Interestingly, everyone thinks this has happened overnight. I believe that to be a big problem in my past weight loss attempts and in many people's expectations when they try to lose. This didn't happen overnight. I started Spark in late October 2012. So at almost 3 months, I've lost about 34 pounds. I know in that past, I had my loss/look views way out of whack. I'd start a diet, lose 5-10 lbs, but expect to LOOK like I'd lost 20, get lazy or unmotivated and gain. I am happy with this pace, but even if it slows down some, which it is bound to, 1-2lbs a week is great. in a year, that's anywhere between 52- 104 lbs. Who wouldn't be happy with that loss?

Now REALITY CHECK. I still need some black pants for a business trade show and I went shopping last night. I am still on a cloud about fitting into size 18 pants. I saw a pair of jeans marked size 18 and thought "Wow, those are really big, they must be mismarked". I took them anyway, fully expecting to swim in them, but just in case I didn't, I wanted that reality check. I am so concerned about getting "comfortable" before I reach my goal. Tried them and and they fit, almost perfectly. It wasn't discouraging - it was what I needed to help me not let people's comments go to my head and stay on target.



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MATTEROFHEART 1/23/2013 9:56PM

    Size 18...Wow!!! So proud of you! You are doing great!
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DIET_FRIEND 1/19/2013 12:56PM

    I would pretty glad to wear size 18 myself on my way to even smaller sizes Maybe by the time you have to wear shorts, you'll need a 16 or less! Keep on sparking and losing!

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LOSINIT52 1/19/2013 12:17PM

    LOL I am happy to be one of your loser friends. Sadly this week I was not a loser. I am retaining fluid and not sure why, although I am thinking it has something to do with my increased activity. I will be a loser again soon, I am sure, and your success is VERY inspiring.
Have a great week. You are doing and amazing job. I am sure you look and feel fabuluos. And when I say WooHoo, I REALLY mean it!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 1/19/2013 9:55AM

    Haha I'm a loser.. sweet! But I'm the good kind so that's okay!

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81MSMITH1 1/19/2013 9:37AM

    Your description of past weight-loss attempts really hit a cord. It is exactly what happened to me time and time again. Keep up the great work.

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EVIE4NOW 1/19/2013 8:58AM

  Gotta love those little doses of reality LOL.
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