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Progressing VERY nicely, with no struggle at all

Friday, July 05, 2013

I've been busy. Finally completed all the decluttering/sorting/packing/c
leaning tasks and got the entire house staged. One one hour open house and one 20 minute private showing later, and bah da bing, we have a buyer.

So there's been a flurry of activity to find a new house, get inspections, have loads of electricians, plumbers, asbestos specialists, and the like tromping through the house giving us estimates, etc. It's been an overwhelming amount of work, and it could still all fall apart because we have buyers insisting that we do a $1000 repair that 5 plumbers have told us does NOT need to be done.

But all that aside, what a month June was result-wise!

Just in June, I am down another 8.2 lbs, for a total so far of 33, over 16 weeks. Just a drop in the bucket, but hey, itís a start. And Iím making progress. All good.

I also lost another 6.75 inches across 5 measuring points, for a total of 18.25 inches since I began this excellent adventure.

It goes without saying that my summer clothes are not flattering because they are baggy baggy baggy and look like clown pants. I do have smaller tops Iíve switched down to, so at least the top half isnít as ridonkulous looking. But hey, I am not complaining about the clown pants! At least I haz britches to wear that will, at the moment, still stay up! emoticon

I am looking forward to new wardrobes in the new city. I tossed out all the winter clothes as they were way too big already by the time I was packing up, so this fall I get RETAIL therapy! Woot woot! And soon it will be time to replace the smallest jeans I have (that I just bought 2 months ago) with yet another size smallerÖYAY.

So, whatever your goals, you can do them! One baby step at a time. It all adds up.

In the past, I wanted to do it all overnight. I would of course get frustrated, and let the whole thing fall apart. But slow and easy makes the journey way more relaxing and doable. And even fun. emoticon

The strange thing was stepping on the scale this morning (regular Friday morning weigh in) and seeing that the scale has shifted down another 3 pounds just this week! And I'm not doing anything special, NOR am I on a diet. This thing really works!

I am only 2.5 pounds away from the point I've reached 3 times in the past 7 years and then always ricocheted back up. It is also my lowest weight in more than 20 years. So once I get past that particular number, it will all be brand new territory!

And the fact that there simply is no struggle.....how wonderful!!!!
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KALIGIRL 7/8/2013 11:52AM

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Here's to your new healthy life!

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/8/2013 2:00AM

    Thanks for an inspiring blog!

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CHERYL_ANNE 7/5/2013 8:16PM

    So glad to hear you're coasting right along towards your goal!

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BMCOLLEY 7/5/2013 7:56PM

    You go! You are definitely correct that slow and stead is the way to get to where you want to go. Your body is evidently losing weight because you are accustomed to eating healthy. emoticon

Bettie

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LGAR519 7/5/2013 2:35PM

    I am so proud of you. You are doing great. Keep up the good work!

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MAGGIEMAGGIE5 7/5/2013 2:14PM

    WOW... maybe I should sell my house!!! emoticon

Seriously, BIG CONGRATS to you. You're doing great. And good luck with your move.

Onward! emoticon

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OOLALA53 7/5/2013 10:38AM

    There is a Spark Coach icon right in the way of my being able to get to page two of your blogs in summary view, so I can't find when you started on this part of your journey. You say you are eating three meals a day. That's what I've been doing for 3 1/2 years using the No S Diet plan (we free eat on weekends, but by now, I eat three or even fewer meals on those days, just because I'm often not hungry enough for more.) I haven't tracked my calories for most of that time, but occasionally will and find my calorie count matches what many diets call for. I loves ma freggies and so much less dense food than I used to eat! I'm curious what set you on the no-snack road. It's such a shift from the push to eat more often, but I love it. (And you might consider dropping by the No S team. We're tiny and many people are new; most newbies can use hearing that 3 meals a day is feeling good and right.)

By the way, I don't think your progress is slow at all. Anything faster probably wouldn't be done with any practice that could be sustainable.

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 7/5/2013 10:05AM

    I am happy for you too! Congratulations on your weight and the new things happening in your life!
Sandy

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SHERIO5 7/5/2013 8:47AM

    How wonderful! I am so happy for you!

Congratulations on your weight loss, and pending contact!

Sheri

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