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10 pounds lost!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

While I have 70ish left to lose to be at a healthy BMI and a long journey ahead of me, I feel fantastic with hitting this 10 pound mark. I have seen close to this number and even past this number in weight loss, but never felt like I do now. This time, I know it is staying off.

Why? Because finally somewhere it has clicked. This is a permanent lifestyle change, not a temporary limitation on what I would normally do. And it is easy to KNOW that you have to change your lifestyle, but I found I would do it so drastically that I was bound to crash right back to where I started. I wouldn't be happy. I wouldn't go out to with my friends to avoid temptation. I would push myself. If I cheated, I would be SO hard on myself and feel like a complete failure. Not this time. This 10 pounds is completely different.

I felt NO pressure..

No real guilt if I made unhealthy choices. Most of my choices are healthy and one unhealthy choice is better than a lot of unhealthy ones.

Didn't exercise a ridiculous amount every day that ultimately I won't be able to keep up with.

Listened to my body and accepted this will not happen over night and one day won't change the path I'm on.

Found something I enjoy doing for exercise, so it is fun and not work...

There are so so many other things I could list here but my time is limited, but of course, having the Spark People community has helped tremendously.

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