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Week 5 ,,,, lost a total of 5 pounds from Jan 1,,, not bad,,, celebrate even small successes

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Ok,,,, I admit,,,, it is not earth shattering that I lost 5 pounds from Jan 1,,,,,, but it is success.

I am taking this one small step at a time,,,,,, eating better,,,,, smaller portions,,,, no crash diets ,,,, no diet pills,,,,, love & support from friends, family & especially my spark friends! And accepting that even small steps are significant,,,, they show a change. I remind myself that it is going to take time BUT if I lose 5 pounds every month until June,,,,,, that would be a 30 pound loss,,,,,,, I might be able to wear a pair of shorts during the summer!!! woo hoo! emoticon

So it may seem silly to celebrate such a small loss but I will do it..... I will pat myself on the back for working towards a healthier me. It is not easy because I want to dismiss my small weight loss,,, but big things do come from small little insignificant starts,,, right? RIGHT!

Motivation,,,,, I need it too,,,,, but I am finding that if I move,,,, I actually enjoy it and THEN I get motivated,,,, but to get the ball moving (or my rear end off the couch or stop doing chores around the house & spend time exercising) ,,,, now that is tougher,,,,, especially now as a single mom,,,, I am responsible for EVERYTHING,,,, large or small,,, not complaining,,, just saying that there are a lot of little things that have to get done everyday,.,.,.,.,. very hard making myself a priority but I must,,, I must,,, I must make me a priority in my own life. emoticon

Hope I am not boring all my friends out there,,,,,, but blogging does help me stay focused,,,, and helps me assess where I am going from here ...... more than I thought it would.

Have a great Superbowl day for all you sports fans,,,,,, and remember eat lots of healthy! emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CANDOK1260 2/6/2013 9:03AM

    I love your blog and 5 pounds in a month is very good

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RONNIEHUEY 2/6/2013 12:37AM

    emoticon Keep up the good work

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JENNA5678 2/5/2013 5:44PM

    Always celebrate no matter how big or small the accomplishment, you deserve it! Love that you're keeping up the motivation :) Talk to ya soon!

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MARTHA-ANN 2/4/2013 4:12AM

    You're doing great Lily, every little bit is definitely worth celebrating.

I reward myself every ten pounds, nothing much (and not chocolate etc, though I did once get a lobster!) was a new nail varnish last time.
You could do it every two pounds sneakily means you've two nice little presents to come!
Keep on keeping on emoticon

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FITMAMA4EVER 2/3/2013 7:33PM

    Keep building on your success sweetie! You can do it....keep taking one step at a time and you'll get there!

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/3/2013 5:15PM

    Ey, stop calling it small! I only lost 3lbs in January and I am proud of every single one of them. You look at a photo, see what 5lbs of fat look like and you'll never call it 'just 5lbs' again.

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ZANNBEE 2/3/2013 1:33PM

    I agree. It's averages to a pound a week. That's a healthy way to do it. It's not little. 2 pounds a week is a screaming fast way to lose weight so don't knock it.

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BOGUSANNIE 2/3/2013 1:21PM

    Hey...don't make me come down there and slap you.....5 lbs IS earth shattering for LOTS of people so don't down play it !!!! 5 lbs is a woohoo jar moment for sure!!!!

Baby steps....then next thing you're wearing a thong to the beach!!!! emoticon emoticon

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