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100+ to lose. Trying not to be overwhelmed.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One of the problems with having 100+ pounds to lose is that it can get VERY overwhelming, especially on those weeks that you only lose 1 or worse 0 pounds. I was very successful a couple of years ago using sparkpeople, but unfortunately I stopped doing the things that made me successful. I am trying to do as many things to put reminders how far I have com, and why I am doing this.
I have a large glass apothecary jar and I purchased colored glass rocks. On my weigh in days I am going to add the number of pounds I lost into the jar, by the time I reach my goal it should be a beautiful centerpiece and only I have to know what it stands for. It will remind me every time I see it how far I have come. And half full it will already be beautiful.
I will HATE it if I have to take stones out of the jar, so I call it my Accountability Apothacary. Corny I know!
Be well, and take care of yourself.


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BUCKEYEMOM8 4/22/2013 5:26PM

  Love your is very inspiring! Good luck on your journey. I need to start working on my own Accountability Apothecary. emoticon

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KARIEWILLIS 4/14/2013 5:31PM

    I think that's an awesome idea. =)

I've lost 128 pounds (still have over 100 to go, started out at 425), and it took over three years. I don't know, if I had thought three years ago that it was going to take three years... would I have been able to keep on going?

So I guess it's best to just focus on doing good things for your body, and trust that the weight will come off, eventually, and if it takes X amount of time, it takes X amount of time.

Anyway, I'm rooting for you. =)

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GREEDY79 4/13/2013 2:40PM

    Great idea.....I think I might have to steal this idea lol. Keep up the hard work and it will pay off!!!! emoticon

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KAREN_NY 4/11/2013 12:01PM

    A lovely idea!!!!

So often we think we need to "stay focused" or "get focused" without thinking about what we focus on. Long story short, I have about 60 lbs to lose, and it took me ages to realize that when I focus on that -- or even on "I have 1-2 lbs to lose this week" -- I mess myself up. I set functional goals for myself instead: to run stronger, and to keep my hip pain at bay. Yes I want that weight loss. Very much. But when I focus on that, I do the things that throw my hip out of whack, and set myself back.

Good luck with your focus.... fix on something that doesn't make you dizzy. :)

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BACK2PHAT 4/10/2013 4:54PM

    That sounds like a wonderful idea Triana. It will be beautiful :)

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SANDYSHORES24 4/10/2013 4:49PM

    That is a really good idea! I too feel overwhelmed by the amount of weight that I need to lose so I have decided to focus on inches rather than pounds. I still need to lose a lot of inches but it is what works for me. emoticon emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 4/10/2013 12:05PM

    What a wonderful idea the rocks in the jar. I used pretty paper clips now my paper clip chain is 140 clips long.

You can do this and like you know it is about focusing on one pound at a time and not the overall amount it will be much easier if you set mini goals.
I choose to do five pounds at a time that way it does not feel hard to reach that goal then at the end of the month you will have lost a lot more and add a lot more rocks to your jar.
Best wishes. Sandy

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KKKAREN 4/10/2013 10:58AM

    don't focus on the 100 lbs rather have a goal of 10 lbs at a time. When you lose 10 buy a 10 lb bag of potatoes and carry it around all day. You will quickly see how much of an accomplishment 10 lbs is and then you can lose 10 more. I like you jar idea too!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/10/2013 10:58AM

    You can really do this; HOWEVER, it will require patience to change lifelong eating habits and there will be times of discouragement. But keep on keeping on during those times; even baby steps get us to goal.

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