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1 goal missed and 3 reasons to celebrate

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My nephew is getting married on Saturday. At the height of my weight loss success I was on track to be at my goal weight by this Saturday. I had made that my aspirational goal. I'm nearly thee-quarters there, but, still, the perfectionist in me is gritting her teeth.

I'm still on track to achieve my real goal - which is to be out of the weight loss phase of this by the end of October, though if I continue at this current rate of loss, I won't be done trying to loose until the day after Christmas. Which isn't such a big deal in the larger scheme of things. Slower may be better for me as regular sweaty exercise and better eating habits really become my normal and not just something I'm doing to take off some pounds.

So while I detangle my brain from this niddly little disappointment, I share some more things I'm celebrating these days:
1. On average, I'm doing my walk/run workouts 2 minutes/mile faster than a year ago.
2. My brown dress pants are starting to feel loose. Couldn't even fit into them when I started this particular weight loss journey.
3. The heat wave broke. :)
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    Flippin' annoying when you're doing everything right and the darned body just doesn't conform to our schedule, isn't it? Time to throw away the schedule and focus on the process...

    You are going to be feeling and looking fantastic at that wedding (2 minutes faster per mile is awesome!), so flip the bird at that uncooperative scale and go and have a blast!

    It really is all about changing our lives and having fun along the way, so a few months here or there just don't mean anything at all. This time next year when you're running farther and faster, feeling even better, having more fun, and beaming with joy when you look in the mirror --- will it matter in the slightest whether you hit a random number on the scale in December instead of October?
    1675 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    1675 days ago
    You are totally right to acknowledge your successes. Tell that perfectionist to go away - there's no room for those expectations in our human world!
    1675 days ago
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