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Being Less Hard On Myself

Monday, April 01, 2013

So, I only lost 7 pounds this month. I only lost 1 pound this week. But, you know what? I am okay with this. I mean I am now VERY far into the "normal/healthy" BMI range. How can I expect to lose 10 pounds a month anymore? It is not going to happen. The scale is still going the RIGHT way. I am still having none-scale victories every day. Just today my Body Pump teacher says I look amazing every time she sees me (which is every week). I am getting GUNS that look really awesome. I just slipped into a dress that I wore back in high school. You know it still looks cute and I will probably wear it on Friday. I will eventually reach my goal of 130. It might take me a full year instead of being one in June like my original goal was. But, I am going to enjoy life in the mean time. I will still go to the gym at least 5 days a week (and go for walks or runs on the days I don't). I will still eat at the low end of my calorie range 5 days a week. I will maybe eat at the higher end 2 days a week, and I might have a crazy cheat day every once in a blue moon like I did for Easter and St. Patty's day. Maybe if I hadn't had that crazy cheat day for those days this month I would have lost those extra 3 pounds. But, you know, I enjoyed those days. I am going to be okay with that. Losing weight is fantastic. Eating clean and healthy is wonderful, but I do believe you need to break the rules every once in a great while, or you will go NUTS, and just say "screw it all".

So, this is my April 1st (April Fools I hope not) pledge to myself.

We will see how it goes!

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  Sounds like you have the right attitude! You are doing great! emoticon emoticon

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INCREDIBLYME 4/1/2013 8:51PM

    healthy weight is not defined by a certain number on the scale. you are doing amazing because of your diligence. you have already arrived in the healthy BMI zone (ahead of any June goal date) and people around you are so proud of you and your progress. be careful that you don't let a "number" derail your health and focus.Continue to be mindful of what you are eating and doing- because it is working for you - and the scale will continue to cooperate- diligence will keep it from climbing upwards. YOU ARE AMAZING!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 4/1/2013 7:20PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/1/2013 7:15PM

    7 pounds is awesome you are eating healthy and getting a ton of exeercise you rock girl, you are awesome hugs

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2016ISTHEYEAR 4/1/2013 7:06PM

    You have a great attitude. Congrats on all of your success. I think losing 7 lbs in a month is pretty AWESOME:-) Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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MOTTAMAMALOU 4/1/2013 6:07PM

    Good for you! Keep up the good work.


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SLEDENS 4/1/2013 5:51PM

    Sounds like you still did a heck of a job, I didn't meet my goal for this month either I missed it by 2 lbs but I also went to Vegas for a week in there so I am still feeling ok with it. So good job and good luck this month emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 4/1/2013 5:51PM

    Wow, you are hard on yourself! 7 pounds is crazy awesome! I know it may not seem like it if you're accustomed to 10 every month. But it is a GOOD THING that you're not losing that much each month anymore -- it is because you're getting so much smaller! Be good to yourself, you deserve it.

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