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My Aha Moment!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

This was taken to how well Max can act like a circus dog, but it turned out to be my Aha! Moment. I was so embarassed to see how my body had morphed into that pear that I never wanted to be. It happened quickly and snuck up on me while I was busy kidding myself. It should have been a clue when I had to change up a pant size and the larger size was still too tight to breathe. But then again I am the queen of denial so I would daily dismiss it with a platitude such as I'll cut back and this will be no problem. Ignoring it did not make it go away and in fact, it got worse. This photo did turn out to be my Aha Moment and I am grateful that my husband, Fred, took it because it changed my attitude of dismissal to one of serious commitment to lose the weight and more importantly get healthy again. So for that I am grateful. I have been trying 2 or 3 different "diets" that didn't do very much. I am down from the 164 lb. mark last December, however, I plateaued for several months not eating enough calories. It's called starving and my body just hung desperately to that weight. Now I am eating 1200 calories and feeling much better. I am now moving the body every day and looking forward to a serious workout today! While the photo is embarassing I am posting it as motivation to myself and a reminder of where I started and how important this journey really is. I have saved my size 10 jeans and I am looking forward to the day when I can get into them and they fit me perfectly! I would love to hear what your Aha Moments are so drop me a line sometime.
Sheila
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CALLIECURTIS4 5/22/2013 11:53AM

    Good for you Sheila....as I know.....it sometimes takes a picture that we were not expecting to help us see what we don`t want to see.

I kept some "tight clothes" that I loved and then kept trying them on to see if I had made progress. I waited a month and then tried them on but was discouraged as even though I had lost 5# by then...they still weren`t becoming loose.

It took about a 10# loss before I saw the difference and felt the difference in my clothes. You may save yourself some discouragement by waiting for a 10# loss before trying any on.

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MARTYJOE 5/22/2013 11:28AM

    Keep up the good work.

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