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WOOHOO, Turtle Power!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I've always really liked turtles - even have a small collection of turtle figurines, each with its own story - and finding box turtles in the yard makes me smile. But I never planned to BE one, and never would have thought I'd be DELIGHTED that a turtle is exactly what I am.

No black magic or funny mushrooms involved here, just a weight loss metaphor. After years of yoyoing by 5+ pounds a week, losing and gaining 20-40 pounds at a time and torturing my body with those swings, SP has made weight loss safe and sane for me. At my age (I'm 64), it's likely that half a pound a week is exactly the right number - and I'm THRILLED about it!

I'm a turtle...just a half a pound a week is being given back to the universe :)...slow and steady... So today I changed my weight loss icon to a turtle, and I'll add some turtles to my SparkPage this week.

This turtle is here for the long haul! Thank you so very much everyone, thanks Chris. Thank God.
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SLIMLILA 2/17/2013 9:22PM

    Slow and steady wins the race, but with all my changes at this age and stage of life and stress, I am happy to be able to WI each week and just not see it going UP..... but I can be especially proud of myself that it's been almost a year now that I have been under 200 lbs.....

Coming 60 this summer, so what is important to me, maybe looking for a job is just not necessary and too much stress right now. I have to decide....

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MARTYLYNN1 1/22/2013 1:30PM

    Slow and steady wins the race. (in this case at least)

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1BEACHWALKER 1/21/2013 1:31AM

    Yes, know that feeling all too well- I am a turtle, too..especially when it has taken me 3 years to lose 65 pounds!!! But, that is ok...at least since joining SP and losing 39 pounds of that-I have kept losing and not gained any back!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KENWANNE2013 1/20/2013 3:07PM

    Excellent. I have a mobility impairment so expect to lose no more than about half a pound a week. Accepting that my losses may be slow has made significant difference to my approach. At one time I would give up if I hadn't lost 1-1.5 pound (so I gave up a lot!) - and never really got very far at al (mainly put on weight!)l. Since accepting the 0.5 weight loss limit I've stuck at it, and on occasions do find myself a little bit more. emoticon

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LOSENIT66 1/20/2013 3:06PM

    One of my favorite quotes :

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ~ James Bryant Conant

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ANNIE924 1/20/2013 2:54PM

    You are so right in your attitude. And yes turtles are marvelous creatures. I'm like you I used to be so tied to the scale and if it didn't move the way I wanted then it was game over. I now realize that is not realistic.

Take care

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JULESJET 1/20/2013 12:22PM

    Woohoo! Congratulations for the weight loss!
And yes, Turtles are awesome!
And not just because they ultimately win over the hare!
I too have turtle figurines and the turtle ticker!
I can't wait to see your turtle pictures!
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RG_DFW 1/20/2013 12:03PM

    Slow and steady...

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ROSIEPD 1/20/2013 10:15AM

    LOVE this! Turtle on!
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