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Destroying my negative thoughts, one karate chop at a time!!

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Around this time last year I started buying cute little Spring dresses that were a size that I hadn't ever imagined would fit me. I was nervous about these purchases, mainly because I still wasn't feeling skinny and was so nervous I'd just end up putting all the weight back on again, and these dresses would end up staring at me in the wardrobe reminding me of the few minutes in my life when I was thin.

Well, anyway, it turns out that I was wrong. I've been at a fairly stable weight for a year now (about 117 - 120lbs) and today, with Spring shining so brightly through my window, I dared to see what those dresses looked like on me.

The answer: Better!!

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How wonderful is that? Not so much that the dresses still fit me, but that I've managed to prove that inner monster of a voice wrong.

Sometimes I feel like maintaining my weight is turning me into a Warrior Princess when it comes to dealing with inner negativity. I can almost feel this Warrior karate chop those voices down as I prove to myself that I can be and do things these voices were telling me were simply impossible. It is both liberating and terrifying at the same time. Liberating because I believe in myself more and more everyday, terrifying, because I'm starting to realise that it is so much more possible to achieve my dreams than I ever thought. It just takes a little bit of courage each day, and a willingness to prove those inner negative voices wrong - one karate chop at a time!!

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DESERTJULZ 5/7/2013 6:15PM

    How totally fun to look in the closet, see pretty dresses and then - the best part, like the way you look in those dresses! Nice going and congratulations on your hard work. :D

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MARTY728 5/7/2013 12:36PM

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CELIAMINER 5/7/2013 7:58AM

    Super blog! I'm just coming off vacay with a weight gain I accurately predicted to within a half pound, and although I have all the SP tools and techniques at my disposal to shed the pounds I absolutely do not regret gaining on my fabulous time away, what I really look forward to are upbeat, confident posts from Sparkers.

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SANDICANE 5/7/2013 5:53AM

    WAY TO GO!

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SEWKOOLMOM2 5/6/2013 5:39PM

    Two thumbs up for you!! I remember felling the exact same way. Afraid I would gain it back. But I have been on maintenance for a year now and am loving the possibilities of all the cute new clothes I can fit into. Keep up the good work! Congratulations btw emoticon

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CM_GARDNER78 5/3/2013 10:49PM

    LOVE IT!! Hiiii-yah! Karate chop those negative thoughts out of there! :-) Great blog!

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WATERMELLEN 5/3/2013 8:20PM

    What a happy spring time blog! You're doing great, good for you!!

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LOGOULD 5/3/2013 6:00PM

    While losing so much weight has been a wonderful experience, I think I will appreciate more being able to keep the weight off and even improve the way I look at this weight. Thanks for leading the way and showing that it can be done AND HOW!

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LYNCHD05 5/3/2013 3:37PM

    Fitting into dresses that actually look good on you is the best!!!!! I know being healthy is much more important but what the heck....this is the fun part!!!!

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AMARILYNH 5/3/2013 1:29PM

    Isn't it wonderful to just have ONE size of clothing in the closet? Gone are the 'dreaming of a smaller size' clothing AND the 'for just in case I gain' clothing!! True liberation!!

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MCHILSTR 5/3/2013 10:12AM

  What a great image! Thanks for the vision... emoticon

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MARCOSMASTER 5/3/2013 8:39AM

    Good for you, keep it up, its a mind set and a marathon, but you can do it!! emoticon

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CHERYL_ANNE 5/3/2013 7:30AM

    Wahay for you and for your 1 Year Maintenance!
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BROWNCOFIDDLER 5/2/2013 10:35PM

    Such a great inspirational blog!! Love it. You've done a great job at slaying the monster voice!! I think we've all heard it too many times and it's so sweet to taste such a big victory. Way to GO!!! So glad you like that cute little dress better than ever!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MY1FAN 5/2/2013 6:57PM

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-SHOREIDO- 5/2/2013 5:27PM

    You did it!!!! emoticon Good job!
Ginny At Goal & Maintaing team works well with your goals!

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ADRIENNIE 5/2/2013 3:50PM

    One year at goal! We can never get enough credit for this milestone. You are so awesome!

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MADEIT3 5/2/2013 3:35PM

    You go girl! Warriror princess indeed!

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_JODI404 5/2/2013 2:31PM

    Hi-YA!! CHOP those voices down!!

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MOONCHILD8 5/2/2013 2:23PM

    I am so happy for you. You can do it! My dad told me as a sixteen year old that I could not drive a car. I proved him wrong and took driving lessons with my own money. A lot of people have told me in the past that I could not do things and I have proven them wrong. I have negative thoughts also from the previous experiences and have to remember that I proved them wrong. I drove, I was married, I had children, I have worked, and now I am caring for my Mom. We can do it! Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THOMS1 5/2/2013 2:18PM

    Great Blog. Thank You. emoticon

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MKELLY72 5/2/2013 1:34PM

    Wonderful! Sometimes it is terrifying when we are successful, because then we have to admit to ourselves that we can keep "karate chopping" more and more and become successful in areas that might scare the crap out of us. It kind of forces us to recognize potential we never realized we had (and responsibility to keep being successful :)
Michelle

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ELIZABETH5268 5/2/2013 1:09PM

    WooHoo that is awesome!! What a good feeling. I hope I can follow in your footsteps!

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SUSIEMT 5/2/2013 12:03PM

    Great Blog! I remember being thin for a few minutes in my life. In fact that is how I would phrase it when I would be talking about weight. LOL You look so good in the after picture. That dress looks so much better on you! Keep up the good work!

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WENDYDANCER 5/2/2013 10:18AM

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AALLEY2 5/2/2013 10:16AM

    emoticon emoticon It is amazing what we can do! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 5/2/2013 10:13AM

    Great blog! So positive!! Chop, chop, chop!!!

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MANDELOVICH 5/2/2013 9:46AM

    How fun! I think one of the best parts of this journey is fitting into clothing with confidence and excitement!!

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TANYA602 5/2/2013 9:16AM

    Congratulations on your time in the spotlight and for looking good in your spring dresses!

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FELINA 5/2/2013 9:14AM

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Keep up the great work !

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KANOE10 5/2/2013 8:42AM

    Excellent! Keep those karate chops going. You are doing a wonderful job of maintaining and staying positive. I also bought a bunch of clothes last spring and am happy that I fit them.

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MOMMY445 5/2/2013 8:17AM

    way to go! woo hoo!

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MARTHAWILL 5/2/2013 7:39AM

    Way to go!
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FITMOMINNJ 5/2/2013 7:27AM

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LRSILVER 5/2/2013 7:22AM

    Wow. That is so great. Congratulations on one year at GOAL!!!
Woo Hoo.

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TORTISE110 5/2/2013 7:20AM

    Wonderful maintenance success! Enjoy your spring!

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NELLJONES 5/2/2013 7:07AM

    I've often wondered if the inner negativity of being able to maintain isn't just an extension of all those people who keep harping on that 95% or whatever who regain. What those statistics really mean is that 95% go back to eating the way they used to. Wouldn't "95% of all people who continue to live the new life they learned while losing manage to maintain that loss and go on to a fabulously thin life" sound better? THAT is the statistic that would make me smile!

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BESSHAILE 5/2/2013 7:04AM

    woo woo - so true. You've had that attitude adjustment! congratulations - on the new conversation in your head and the cute spring dresses.

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SANDICANE 5/2/2013 6:44AM

    That's fabulous! Way to go and onward we trod.

Cheers,
Sandi

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MANILUS 5/2/2013 6:30AM

    Great work, the mind is a difficult thing to conquer but doable! Keep it up and enjoy the dresses/size!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/2/2013 5:57AM

    Congratulations!

Go warrior princess!

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MONGO2TEN 5/2/2013 5:31AM

    emoticon I have to fight those negative voices too! Just when I think they are gone, they make a comeback...

Great blog.

~Nancy

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MJREIMERS 5/1/2013 10:51PM

    emoticon Keep working on the negative voices in your head! Your body is proving the voices wrong!!!! Keep at it! You've had a great year in the way of maintaining your weight! You deserve those dresses and many more! emoticon

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CAROLISCIOUS 5/1/2013 9:20PM

    Awesome!
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ANATASHIKI 4/2/2013 3:06PM

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NKING1982 4/2/2013 12:57PM

    Keep up the good work, emoticon
I just bought a bikini (knowing that it doesn't fit right now) it's kind of my motivation for getting into shape. I usually wear a bikini in the summer (but with a tshirt and shorts over it). I try it on once every two weeks to see how it looks. Hopefully by summer i will be able to wear the bikini, and just the bikini, no shirt, no shorts. Congrats! Sounds like you are doing great!

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JENSTRESS 4/2/2013 12:53PM

    Way to go! I can't wait to get there! Heck, I can't wait to get to where you were a year ago!

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