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20 pounds and a new revelation...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

So, after 4 months of actively trying to increase my daily activity level I hit 20 lbs lost. I gave myself a brief mental pat on the back for hitting a small milestone. Then I immediately went to that place in my head that it took 4 months to get here...4 months?!?! I've done this a lot faster before on various 'diet' programs. Should I be celebrating a 5 pound a month achievement? Well, considering I haven't been eating 'diet' foods I don't feel deprived which is a great thing. I've gone to sitting at my desk all day at work to getting in 10K steps most days and I'm even able to do 15 minutes of jogging which I never thought I'd be doing. I also started this during the time of year where I would normally go into hibernation and start packing on the pounds, not lose them. After not going to a doctor for 7 years for a check up I've also re-established a relationship with a new doctor and am getting a baseline done up of where I am now. All in all, I've made a lot of little positive changes that haven't been to hard. Best of all, I don't stress about this every day like I used to before on the other 'diets'. I'll celebrate my lifestyle improvements and take the 20 lbs lost as a bonus ;-)
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  • 68ANNE
    You are amazing! It really doesn't matter how much or how fast, does it? You did it, congrats!
    1871 days ago
  • SUE5007

    Time will pass whether you are making good choices or not. Be thankful that you are right where you should be.
    1872 days ago
  • RX_2_RV
    Twenty pounds is FANTASTIC! It sounds like a healthy rate of loss, which is what we strive for, right? When I am feeling a little frustrated by the pace of my slow weight loss, I go to the pet food aisle in the store and find a bag of something that weighs as much as I have lost. I carry that up and down the aisle a couple of times and appreciate what I have done for myself.

    Keep up the good work!
    Fellow Fitbit-er
    1872 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2013 1:00:07 PM
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