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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
    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....
    1319 days ago
  • MARTYLYNN1
    Slow and steady wins the race. (in this case at least)
    1345 days ago
  • 1BEACHWALKER
    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
    1347 days ago
  • KENWANNE2013
    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
    1347 days ago
  • LOSENIT66
    One of my favorite quotes :

    Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. ~ James Bryant Conant
    1347 days ago
  • ANNIE924
    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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    1347 days ago
  • JULESJET
    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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    1347 days ago
  • RG_DFW
    Slow and steady...
    1347 days ago
  • ROSIEPD
    LOVE this! Turtle on!
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    1348 days ago
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