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Amazing Weekend and NSV

Monday, July 22, 2013

This weekend was amazing. I had fun, hung out with family and friends, even had a a glass of wine or two but didn't go over board and, more impressively, even lost a few ounces! As someone who has struggled with losing two pounds during the week and gaining three over the weekend, I am psyched. Here's how I did it:

1) I made time for work outs.
2) When I ate rich foods like dessert, I split them with one or more people.
3) I didn't have more than two glasses of wine at a time.
4) I went for walks with my husband.
5) I got plenty of water and freggies.

I had a major NSV this weekend: I told my husband how much I weigh! Okay, I didn't exactly volunteer this information. He told me his goal weight and then asked me if I weighed less than him yet. I got slightly miffed because I've weighed less than him for about a month already! Then he told me he's been reading my blogs! I had no idea but my heart was warmed that he's been taking the time to keep up with my progress. So, he already knew approximately how much I weighed but I decided to "come out" with the exact current number (172!).

He was so proud of me! And guess what? The sky didn't fall! In the past, I never, ever, disclosed my weight to anyone (except you guys). My mom, my sister, my best friends. No one knows how much I weigh but my doctor. But I realize now when I hide the number, I give it crazy power that it doesn't deserve. My weight doesn't define me any more than my hair color or my height. I weigh 172 pounds and I'm FABULOUS!!
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BIGPAWSUP 7/23/2013 10:45PM

    Very awesome!!!

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KING_SLAYER 7/23/2013 7:48PM

    Very good!! I agree, hiding the important things, like weight, just give them power over us and when we aren't being honest with others, we're really just lying to ourselves!

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LIZZYP609 7/23/2013 4:34PM

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My husband doesn't belong to SP and he told me he reads my blogs too. :-)

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PATTISTAMPS 7/23/2013 1:44PM

    yes you are FABULOUS!!! And what a wonderful "coming out" story! I still share only with my doctor and my BFF. I don't know if I ever will share with anyone else... even if I was a size 2! Just don't want to ever admit where I WAS with my weight when I started... But you are strong! Woo HOO!!

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SIMONEKP 7/23/2013 1:32PM

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FUNLOVEN 7/23/2013 10:04AM

    You are fabulous and I love the fact that, although we all have to follow our own paths and journeys, your DH is right along side of you emoticon Although my DH tries to be supportive most of the time, he has never had much of a weight problem and really has no idea what this all feels like.

BTW, I really like the part about "two glasses of wine at a time". I got a big chuckle emoticon because I know what "at a time" could mean to me as I divide the hours of a day into times - LOL!

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BLKLILY 7/22/2013 11:58PM

    YES YOU ARE FAB!!!

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PKCTTS 7/22/2013 11:21PM

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TIGER_LILY_613 7/22/2013 9:37PM

    Dang right, you're fabulous !

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CAROL_31649731 7/22/2013 9:00PM

    What a wonderful attitude . . . and you're right! We shouldn't give "that number" so much power over us. Thank you for that reminder!! emoticon

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CAPECODBABE 7/22/2013 7:51PM

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ADVENTURESEEKER 7/22/2013 6:41PM

    Woohoo!!!

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TEMPEST272002 7/22/2013 5:59PM

    You are fabulous! Proud of you for recognizing that you are giving that number too much power and sharing it with your hubby.

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NSMANN 7/22/2013 5:57PM

    Wow, I wish I had a husband that cares as much as yours! We are tied for weight right now, 172 lbs. Let's support each other and see who gets to goal weight first!

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NAPPIGURL 7/22/2013 5:54PM

    Way to go this weekend! That's so sweet that your hubby's been keeping up with your progress (I love awesome couples *heart flutters*).
You are so right about that number having power when it's kept secret! Preach sista! Glad you claimed your power back and no longer let that number dictate your fabulousness! Keep up the great work! & keep spreading truth through your blogs (I love them, they're so honest and deep)!

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KATYDID412 7/22/2013 5:23PM

    You are *awesome*! I'm not at the point where I can say my weight out loud, but I hope to get there some day. It still has some power over me, though I'm getting stronger.

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FRENCHSEAMS 7/22/2013 4:08PM

    yup, it's just a number.

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QUEENJEANINE11 7/22/2013 2:07PM

    Great job you are fabulous! Good job on the weekend you should be proud!!!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/22/2013 2:01PM

    What an empowering weekend ALL AROUND! You are right -- when we are ashamed of something, and don't share it with others, it has tremendous power...and unfortunately, it's the power to harm us.

You did a great job this weekend on EVERY LEVEL!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/22/2013 2:01PM

    What an empowering weekend ALL AROUND! You are right -- when we are ashamed of something, and don't share it with others, it has tremendous power...and unfortunately, it's the power to harm us.

You did a great job this weekend on EVERY LEVEL!

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RUNNINGWILD 7/22/2013 1:37PM

    You are most definitely fabulous!!

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RUNNINGWILD 7/22/2013 1:25PM

    You are most definitely fabulous!!

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PEGGYO 7/22/2013 1:19PM

    way to go I always mention my weight. You're right we give it too much power over us otherwise

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SWEET_CAROLYN 7/22/2013 1:11PM

    What a GREAT JOB!! I love how you still enjoy food, but really work hard to keep it in perspective.

And being able to share your weight with your husband - awesome!! You should be proud, you've worked really hard!

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PJMOMMATO3 7/22/2013 12:55PM

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