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2 lbs lost is better than 0

Saturday, June 22, 2013

After a month of looking at that start page saying, "0 lbs lost (yet!)" it feels really good to have it say "2 lbs lost." I know 2 lbs isn't much and I could fluctuate it back tomorrow, but I am going to wait out that week to weigh again and even if it is only one more pound lost I will be proud of myself. Just seeing a streak of tracking for six days in a row makes me feel more confident. It feels good just to know that I am really trying again. For the past 9 months I have been trying to watch portion sizes and exercise more but I am stuck in the same ten pound range going back and forth between 220-230. I decided I wasn't doing enough. It's time to track my foods and exercise every day. Last time I tried to do that I felt very restricted and stressed about it. This time I am going to remind myself that If I stick to this I could be the size I want in only two years. If I had stuck with it when I signed up for SP two years ago I could have been there now. Instead I am at the highest weight I have ever been in my life. Food addictions are not worth having to live this way. God gave me this body and I need to learn how to take care of it the way he intended.
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    2 pounds is excellent. Don't dismiss them because if you string 1 or 2 pounds together week after week you will have met your goal! I lose on average two pounds a month - that is not fast, but it is living a lifestyle I can sustain indefinitely. And that is the key ... Make changes you can live with because we are going for a permanent weight loss through healthy lifestyle, not a temporary weight loss through dieting.

    Check out Pixie-licious, kitt52 and indigirl's Spark pages. They have all lost around 100 lbs and kept it off. They have some very helpful tips and advice.

    Good luck and never give up! emoticon
    1732 days ago
  • NIKO27
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  • JLH9402
    Congratulations!! :) Keep up the good work! When it gets tough just remember why your doing this! emoticon
    1732 days ago
  • PCL923
    A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step...or 2 pounds! Congrats and keep up the tracking. Remember that just because you may fall off the wagon every once in a while does not mean that you should run away from the wagon at full speed! Dust yourself off and get back up there. Don't stress and good luck!
    1733 days ago
    emoticon !! Fantastic job! Everyone starts somewhere and 2 pounds is a great accomplishment to celebrate! Congratulations!!
    1733 days ago
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