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There's a difference now....

Monday, July 22, 2013

The family has gone home after a whirlwind weekend of fun and visiting. This morning I dreaded getting on the scales b/c I expected to be UP A LOT in weight. But no, I wasn't, which lead me to think about why not? After all, I ate Italian bread, cookies, potato chips, cake and ice cream! Well, I know why not! B/c now, eating ONE slice of Italian bread is a splurge...not 1/2 a loaf as before!!! 3 cookies is HUGE now, whereas before, I would have eaten the entire batch. A thin slice of cake with ice cream is "over the top" now, whereas before I would have eaten 2 large slices with big gobs of ice cream (and finished it off during the night!!!!). In addition, I now "temper" my meal if I know I'm going to have dessert!

And so, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO grateful to be where I am. Nope, things are not perfect and I still have to watch what I eat, fight off cravings, and continue to exercise...but oh how wonderful to be where I am in my journey instead of where I was!!! So SparkFriends...onward I go.....if it is to be, it is up to me....

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    It looks like you have now an ingrained healthy lifestyle.

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    1673 days ago
    Awesome job.....I am proud of you......the journey is up to you but I know you will continue to reach those goals...

    1673 days ago
    Congratulations! You've made some great lifestyle changes that will stand you in good stead.
    1673 days ago
    How very exciting to read that you've learned to enjoy *in moderation*!!!
    1673 days ago
    It is a great feeling to realize that even though you did eat more than you should have, it was not like the old days.

    I am having the same experience, myself, today.

    Last night, I gave in and had some potato chips with my husband. I was already over my calorie limit for the day - and was nervous about that scale this morning.
    The scale had actually gone DOWN a little.
    Why? Because I had eaten one serving of potato chips -- not the whole bag.

    This is real progress!!! For you and for me!!
    We are both learning new eating behaviors that will lead to our weight loss.


    1673 days ago
  • ASTRA58
    It is so wonderful to actually have a "difference"!
    1673 days ago
    We have much in common! I am very happy for you!

    Way to go.

    1673 days ago
    Isn't it great to have the "proof" that you've made a sustainable lifestyle change?! Gotta be a fabulous feeling - and you've earned it!
    1673 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Onward you go indeed! Eating only one slice or a couple cookies instead of all of them may not be the perfect diet, but what it is, is a lifestyle change! You have done that so even your "bad" days aren't as bad as they were! Good for you!
    1673 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great job. You have made a difference and you are committed to a healthy lifestyle. That is wonderful that the scale was fine after your visitors.

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    1673 days ago
    emoticon Onward! Loved your description of "the difference." You are doing great!
    1673 days ago
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