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Locker Number Four

Monday, March 04, 2013

I like to have a lot of reminders of my success around me to keep me focused and motivated. On my car key ring I have my Weight Watcher Goal Weight Star, 3 Keys to Lifetime (I lost one), a Fifty Pound Weight Loss Award, and two 5K awards. On my bedroom mirror I have my WW 2009 bookmark with 10 monthly lifetime weigh in stars and on my bathroom mirror I have my 2010 bookmark with 12 monthly lifetime stars. I had my 2011 weigh in star page (no bookmarks that year) copied and on the refrig, but I need to do that again and add my 2012 page. Will do. Do have some WW magnets on my refrig, some I just got in a drawing and a few I earned (Incredible! Awesome! Believe!) I have eight medals from 5Ks and a half marathon hanging in my bedroom. I love my Spark trophies and my screen name and my positive password, too - though I'm not telling that one! These are things that help me keep going, no matter what!

Today I choose a new reminder, perhaps a little more subtle, but significant nonetheless. At the gym I have now decided to use locker number four whenever it is available. It is on the bottom and not on an end, so it is often unused. But for me it is a reminder of my favorite size, Size 4. I'm feeling just so good in my Dockers Size 4 pants these days. I have 3 pair of them. They fit right below the belly button and hug my hips with no gaps in the waist nor the seat. Love those size 4's!!! I do feel slender and healthy in them. Funny, but I seem to eat better and workout harder on days I wear those size 4's compared to when I wear my size 8 jeans that bag in the seat and need a belt. Some people might work harder when they were feeling fat, but I find that I work better building on success. How about you?

PS I weighed 127.2 today, just 1.2 pounds from my target weight!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 3/6/2013 12:33AM

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That is fantastic! Praising yourself is far more motivating then kicking yourself in the butt! Loving how those size 4's feel will go a long way to making sure you stay in them ;-) You go girl!!

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MEXGAL1 3/5/2013 11:05AM

    I love how you are reinforcing the size four! good for you! I believe in visualizing too!
Good for you!
Have a terrific day.

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GABY1948 3/5/2013 10:30AM

    GREAT blog again...and yes, I do MUCH better when in skinny jeans and especially when they fit just right! I am getting back there now! You are an inspiration, Marsha! Use whatever it takes! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 3/5/2013 6:49AM

    Uh, Marsha? Why do you still have those size 8s in your wardrobe again?


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BESTSUSIEYET 3/4/2013 11:01PM

    What a great idea! You inspire me! I need to come up with something creative to spur me on when I feel like hard choices aren't worth it. I KNOW so much better than that! Keep challenging us to succeed! And enjoy those size 4s!!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/4/2013 10:01PM

    127.2!!! That is worth a big shout out! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I often wondered who uses that locker. I use #6 which is right next to it. It was so sweet of you to ride with me this morning. I appreciate your generosity! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 3/4/2013 7:48PM

    Go for it!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 3/4/2013 7:24PM

    Well deserved rewards! We can't give ourselves enough credit for our accomplishments. emoticon

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CINDYW1102 3/4/2013 7:11PM

    You wear those size 4s with pride lady! You have earned that right through your hard work & perseverance! Hope you are having a great week so far! emoticon

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FREELADY 3/4/2013 6:21PM

    Hey....a positive password....why didn't I think of that??? What a great great many times do I type that? Such a useful idea, brand new to me, THANK YOU!

You have such good ideas. Thanks for giving us a peek into your practical, EFFECTIVE strategies!

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MEADSBAY 3/4/2013 6:05PM

    Holy mackerel!
That is some list of achievements!
You should display them proudly.
I have recently stopped wearing comfortable stretchy clothes all the time and tried to put more effort into my hair, make-up, etc.
It was so easy to slide into that laziness the last year or two while I had some health issues and spent most of my time either alone with a 98 yr old (my elder care client) or babysitting my 2 and 3 yr old grandbabies. So, like- who cares what I looked like???
I noticed right away that I started feeling better about myself when I looked better!

Comment edited on: 3/4/2013 6:06:23 PM

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PMFISH 3/4/2013 6:01PM

    emoticon Miss "4"

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JOYINKY 3/4/2013 5:04PM

    emoticon I'm with you; more motivated when I like the way I look and feel! You are an absolute inspiration!

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KANDOLAKER 3/4/2013 3:21PM

    Love your # 4 reminder - what a fabulous idea. Just 1.2 pounds away, that is so incredibly awesome. Congratulations to you!!

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ONMYMEDS 3/4/2013 2:55PM

    Let's hear it for size 4!!!!

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DRB13_1 3/4/2013 2:33PM

    Proudly wear those size 4s! emoticon

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KJELLYBEAN15 3/4/2013 2:30PM

    Wow, great job. You are such an inspiration. I love how you keep those reminders with you where ever you are. Keep up the awesome work. You'll be at your goal real soon. Take care and have a wonderful week.

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FROSTY99 3/4/2013 2:04PM

    Great that you have found ones that fit perfectly! Such a great feeling and it looks like you have done what I do, when I find something I like and it fits, I buy multiples (you never know when they will discontinue something!!!).

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NATPLUMMER 3/4/2013 1:56PM

    You are lucky to find pants that fit so wonder you love them :-)

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