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Met FIRST Weight Goal -- 10 Pounds Gone

Friday, April 19, 2013

Weighed myself holding my breath this morning. Afraid of the emoticon haha. But it showed that I've lost another pound. emoticon I'm at a TEN pound weight loss in a month and a half JUST by eating right, counting those calories, and... walking every day, sometimes more than once, and with a little strength training. emoticon emoticon

Today is a blustery and snowy day. emoticon emoticon Ugh! Where did spring go?!?! Someone chased it away, and replaced it with cold temps and snow. It's only 36 degrees out with a wind chill of 27. emoticon emoticon

I think that from now on, I'm only going to weigh myself once every 2 weeks. That'll seem more like an accomplishment. Not that losing ONE lb isn't. emoticon

I reached ONE goal of 10 lbs so I get my reward of coloring my hair. Any suggestions? emoticon

So what made you finally decide that you'd had enough of the way that your body felt or looked?

For me... Depression was the MAJOR influence on gaining so much weight since my youngest was born. emoticon I felt isolated and alone with only my children as my friends. One of my "friends" that I thought that I had, betrayed me, and I could never trust her again.

To me, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon food was my friend. Pepsi, Mountain Dew, chocolate, cake, ice cream, anything that was loaded with sugar is what really made me feel good. It was a sugar high. For over 9 years I was a sugar "junkie". emoticon

On April 27th, it'll be TWO months since I've touched a soda!! To me, this is a great accomplishment and I'm super proud of myself. emoticon emoticon

I finally reached the bottom of my self esteem and not wanting to die early leaving my children and grandson behind. That's what really woke me up. I don't want to look at myself in the mirror and feel sad that I did this to my body again. I want to look at myself and feel GOOD that I'm fixing it. emoticon And that's what I do now. Though I have 73 pounds to go, I know that I'll do it. I'm giving myself a deadline of Feb. 27th, which will be the one year anniversary of starting this new lifestyle. emoticon emoticon

Enjoy your weekend. More emoticon for us. emoticon Spring will get here sooner or later.. emoticon emoticon
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    1645 days ago
    Thanks! Wishing you and yours the best! :) emoticon
    1646 days ago
    Lori, I am so proud of you. You are doing such a wonderful job. I wish I could do much better exercise wise. Having my dh need me so much, I think I use it as an excuse to not try to push more. Having FMS, MCS and a slew of other issues, with the FMS being in a huge flare for close to a year, I don't try as much as maybe I should. I can't allow myself to get to hurting so much that I can't help my dh up with a strong arm or turn over at night with a strong grip. Having fallen really bad last Friday on top of that, it has set my body back so it's not conquering the pain like it use to. Now that he has decided to do a veggie diet over the next few months to try and drop 30 pounds, it will hopefully allow my body to start getting the pain in control so I too can do more. Hopefully, I can soon get back to my healthy way of 2 years ago that helped me drop 44 pounds, 25 of which I have gained back.

    Cold and rainy here with emoticon in the hills.
    1646 days ago
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