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I Don't Get My Body - But I'm Not Complaining


Thursday, February 21, 2013

I think my body likes to play tricks on me! For ten days there was no change. I did absolutely everything right - exercise and diet - nothing. The scale didn't budge. So I get myself psyched for the long haul. I realize that my metabolism has probably slowed down and that the rest of my weight loss (ten more pounds) is going to take a long time. Then boom in two days the scale suddenly drops by a little more than two pounds. I don't get it but I'm not complaining. I guess its just a reminder not to get too worried about the day to day fluctuations - or flat, very long flat readings. I did cut my daily calorie intake back from 2100 to 1800, upon the advice of my Spark Coach (I was advised not to go any lower than that, however). That may have helped get things moving again. Anyway, today is a day of celebration. I've now lost 40 pounds. I'm now only four pounds overweight according to the strict Centers for Disase Control standard for my height and body type. I'll get rid of those pounds too, sooner or later (who knows what trick my body will play on me next -- it does I believe have a mischevious sense of humor). So anyway, its great to note, at this milestone, all that has been accomplished. Today I will reduce my blood pressure medicine by half, as per my doctor's instruction. It's no longer necessary to take the higher dose. I've already stopped taking medication for cholesterol. That medicine is not necessary anymore either. I remember the Spark People visualizations encouraging us, when we were beginners, to imagine our future self thanking us for starting this journey. Well, I am now that future self thanking my past self for starting this journey. I am so glad I decided to do this. I am grateful for this web site and for Spark friends and for the spiritual resources that have all come together to help me get to this place.
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JAOTAO 3/10/2013 1:11PM

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WAYNE1997 2/22/2013 1:54PM

    Congratulations!! emoticon It is so good to hear about your success! Keep on sparking!!

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HEALTHIERKEN 2/22/2013 11:47AM

    Wow! Wow! Wow!
Excellent news, Russell : ) Congrats on your super-success today. Gotta love a body with a secret sense of humour!
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EMMAJANEAUSTEN 2/22/2013 10:12AM

    Congratulations on doing so well and having such a great attitude. You Rock!!

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/22/2013 1:21AM

    Isaiah 40

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

All in God's time... emoticon

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JULESJET 2/21/2013 9:29PM

    WooHoo! Congratulations!

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NOTANINJA 2/21/2013 9:33AM

    So happy for you.

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