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The value of one pound

Friday, May 31, 2013

This morning the scale said I lost 1.2 pounds. Big deal. What's one pound among so many?

Here is the value of losing one pound. It's one less pound my frame has to carry around 24/7. It's one step in the right direction. It gives me a shot of encouragement. It adds momentum to what I am doing.

One pound + one pound = two pounds. Then another, and another. Losing one pound a week equals 52 pounds a year.
We all know that our bodies don't lose on our schedule. It may lose more; it may lose less; the weight may plateau. Our job is to keep doing the healthy things that will encourage the pounds and inches to leave.

I've been on Spark 7 years. If I had lost one pound a month and not regained them, I would be down 84 pounds now. I lost and gained hundreds of pounds in that time. The net result is a gain of 76 pounds over my starting weight.

You can see the negative value of one pound at a time working against me! You can see how important ONE pound can be!

This week I am celebrating a one pound loss. It was not a perfect week. It doesn't have to be. It was good enough. It lights the spark inside and gives me the determination to see it happen again.

I am one pound lighter than I was last week.
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    emoticon So well said, as always. You have such a gift. emoticon
    1721 days ago
    Right on sister! I can relate to being here for years and the pendulum's swing from bad habits to good ones.

    Well, if experience is learning, we are getting a FINE education! Me I am tired of learning and ready for doing, but this time, better, with built in maintenance. It seems like when I stop doing the work, the weight comes back on.

    Anne - I am so proud of that one pound and all it means for the right momentum!

    Way to go, and do a little dance! You earned it a good booty shake to the music of your choice!
    1722 days ago
    Yeah for you moving in the right direction. That 1 lb is a big deal because that's how we loose; one pound at a time.
    1722 days ago
    What a great blog! Very wonderful that you lost a lb! Way to go. HUGS
    1722 days ago
    emoticon We all lose it one pound at a time. You're moving in the right direction!
    1723 days ago
  • MREE777
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    You know what else losing that one pound represents? It represents YOU getting back on track and taking that first GIGANTIC step towards health and freedom from an inactive lifestyle.

    Also, according to Web MD, 1lbs weight loss equals 4lbs less stress on knee joints!

    Great Job Annie!!!!
    1723 days ago
    emoticon This is perfect! One day, one step, one meal, one pound at a time. That's all any of us can do, and it all adds up! emoticon emoticon
    1723 days ago
    A single step, no matter how small toward a worthwhile goal is progress.

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1723 days ago
  • AMARIE013
    I SO needed to read this today! You hang in there & I will, too!!! emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Good luck in your weight loss journey!
    1723 days ago
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