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To remind myself how far I've come.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Some weeks cause a little backslide and I've been feeling tired and hungry lately, so I'm going to remind myself how far I've come and how little I backslide when it happens.

These pictures are all the proof I should need! In the beginning I was big, over 200 pounds big, an average big that many people top out at. Everyone's big is different, but this was mine.

Today I am up 2 pounds from the lowest I've hit so far a couple of weeks ago, but I'm still down over 50 pounds from the beginning! That's still a loss! I'm still over 50 pounds lost, so that is still a big achievement!

But the scale is not the only thing that says I'm skinnier. The pair of jeans I've been wearing for the last 6 months are finally starting to get loose. I've had to pull them up several times now. It's still not enough for the next size down yet, but they're getting there.

I've had to get more new shirts because I just didn't have enough large shirts in my wardrobe. I had discovered xl's and even a couple xxl's in my closet still when I went to clean it out last week. Those x's are all gone now.

I miss the days that I can walk around the park. It's hard on single digit days to do even one lap around. Days where there's no wind and double digit weather, I'll still hit the trail. I love the park! Ask me that a little over a year ago and it may have been a different story.

I can have my cookies without eating the whole box. I'm satisfied with a serving size or two. I don't have to eat the whole box anymore before I'm satisfied. A year ago it would not have been the same answer.

I love veggies! Although I've always liked them, I love them now. Fortunately I was given the chance to have them as a kid, but as I age, I find new ways to enjoy them and miss them on days I don't have them.

Fruit is my friend. I'll have a piece as a snack, I'll have them with lunch, most days they're part of my breakfast.

I like fish! That would not have been a favorite 10 years ago. Trying out new recipes, I have found several ways I enjoy fish. It doesn't matter if it's tuna, salmon, or any white fish, I like them all. I've even had fish tacos and enjoyed them. Mock crab is a great way to have a lunch too!

I no longer mindlessly eat at night. I may do up some air-popped popcorn if I really need something late, but at 20 calories a cup, that's a better option. It's even better with the white kernel popcorn, that's a sweeter variety and I can have it plain, so no added calories with the butter I'd normally have.

So, even though I've been feeling a little blue lately, that doesn't mean I'm in a bad place. I've come a long way and will never stop what I'm doing because it has brought me so far in this last year.

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SUNNYWBL 2/23/2013 6:17PM

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I've been wondering - Why did you stop posting on the Trivia Challenge? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYLADY12 2/20/2013 9:02PM

    great achievements. Just think two pounds can be gone in one week. Im sick and super hungry. Im not doing that great this week. Your health sounds great, keep up the good work.

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HOLLYM48 2/20/2013 7:13PM

    You are doing great! What a great thing to look at those pictures and see just how far you have come. Do we all have things that we would like to be different about ourselves? Yes I am sure we do, but you look great!
Good for all the changes that you have made in your life and what a great change to keep for the rest of your life! I have always loved fruits and veggies but now they are much more to me than just a little side. I love fish now too where I wouldn't have thought about ever ordering it a year ago. All those little changes add up until one day we wake up and say, Wow, I can do this!
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MKMMARTY 2/20/2013 2:54PM

    What a difference - good idea to keep motivated - You done very well - an inspiration to all your family and friends I am sure

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MONKEYSTAR28 2/20/2013 8:37AM

    You look amazing and your attitude is right along with it. Keep focusing on the positives of your journey! :)

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FUZZIEBEAR3 2/19/2013 5:49PM

    I love to see people's progress this way. You look great, keep up the good work!

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IMISSOATIE 2/19/2013 5:42PM

    So smart to remind yourself of how far you've come. You're truly an inspiration. Stay warm, spring is around the corner! emoticon

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CC3833 2/19/2013 4:19PM

    You have a lot to be proud of! Keep being nice to yourself and keep pushing!!!

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MOMMY2MADILYN 2/19/2013 1:26PM

    Wow!!! You are SO Inspirational!! Thank you for sharing your story. You should be so proud of yourself!! Through sharing your story, you have reminded me just how far I've come as well. So, thank you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 2/19/2013 1:08PM

    Wow! Such wonderful accomplishments! This should definitely help you keep your motivation up --I know it's helped me!

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LAURAGUY14 2/19/2013 11:17AM

    you look fantastic!!


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INDNANNA1979 2/19/2013 11:09AM

    Great outlook! emoticon

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WEIGHTTNOMORE 2/19/2013 10:53AM

  you look like yours are truly inspirational. thanks

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/19/2013 10:49AM

    emoticon It's always great to read an inspiring blog like this one! Thanks for sharing!

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RUNNING-TURTLE 2/19/2013 10:43AM

    emoticon Sounds like your gaining muscle which is heavier than fat. Keep up the good work. You look fantastic.

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