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New weigh in results,new lessons learned

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yay! I finally made it to a new weight loss badge. It was one of my unspoken goals on Spark and a long sought after goal at weight Watchers. My leader asked me today what was something I did differently to get to the new weight loss and I said without hesitation,"Self-discipline." I've learned along the way that in order to say "Yes" to weight loss and good health, I've got to say"No! to the foods and behaviors that deter me from my goals. In a sense you've got to learn that the word NO spoken in a timely manner, is sometimes the most important word in the English language. Another thing that I learned along the way was to recognize the behaviors of a glutton when I was practicing them. I got in touch with that sinful aspect of my life and decided I didn't want to be able to call myself a glutton any more. There are lots of kinder words we all use, and I'm not standing in judgement of anyone except myself, but I needed to be brutally honest with myself at the time, and now that I've looked in the mirror at that behavior, I no longer choose to behave that way. Will I ever slip back again? Of course! I've got a hundred pounds to go, but for today I can gather all the strength I can from this success and go on with that lesson under my belt. And that's a notch in my belt I'm happy to make. emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/21/2013 6:37PM

    So proud of you for your progress and all that you're learning along the way! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/21/2013 10:01AM

    Self-disciple is such a dwindling virtue in our society as a whole. By doing what you are doing, others will notice and grow also from your example. Keep up the GREAT work!! emoticon emoticon
Love, Chelsea

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JILL313 7/18/2013 10:35PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Patty, You're Living the Healthy Life, doesn't it feel better being in good control of our eating?? The way you're going you'll hit the 100 Loss Goal before the end of this year!! I am so happy for you. . .Keep up the great work!!

Hugs & Love,


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CRAFTINWIFE 7/18/2013 9:19PM


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BEARCREEKJAY 7/18/2013 12:33PM

    Congrats on reaching your goal! It's great that you are very honest with yourself and know their will be bumps in the road. This isn't an easy journey, but a sure worthwhile one. Best of luck!!

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FITGRANDMA145 7/18/2013 2:16AM

    Very realistic outlook.

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TRACYZABELLE 7/18/2013 12:56AM

    Wheee congrats on reaching a milestone!

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NANCYPAT1 7/18/2013 12:35AM

    Great message and reminders of the dedication required to succeed.

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CATHEMARIE 7/17/2013 9:59PM


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FISHINGLADY66 7/17/2013 9:10PM

    Congratulations emoticon

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DEBBY4576 7/17/2013 8:25PM

    80 Pounds. Wow. That has taken a lot of self discipline. Congratulations. You deserve it

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BETZYGIRL 7/17/2013 4:27PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on! I am so proud of you!!! Keep up the good work:)

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THOMS1 7/17/2013 3:34PM

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JTREMBATH 7/17/2013 2:51PM

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