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The Party's Over But The Journey Isn't...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

First off, a million billion emoticon's to everyone who made my Onederland Party a fantastic experience! emoticon That is something I am going to remember for years and years to come! emoticon I have never been one of those people with a "Featured Blog Post", and I was always lucky and felt excited if I got 20 comments... so that was quite the experience for me! I felt super happy and honored to share that milestone with all of you! emoticon

But I will say there was a moment, where I got so caught up In the partying, I almost forgot the journey wasn't over! emoticon That's right, Onederland is amazing, it's got quite the view... but Onederland isn't a free place to live. I can't walk around eating like I did when I was 272 pounds and think I'm going to get to stay in Onederland. This community is a great one, but it takes hard work and persistence to make sure you don't have to move out of here!

I had a girls night out on Thursday, and I ate exactly how I expected to... over my calories for the day but a maintenance type range as to not flush everything down the toilet. But then Friday came, and I found myself wanting to overeat yet again! emoticon Um, wait a minute... you are not at your goal weight, you are NOT done losing weight... and even if you were at your goal weight, it is NEVER okay to go back to overeating! DUH! I know that is common sense, but that evil voice that used to tell me "You can't do it! You'll always be fat! You will never get to Onederland!" ended up losing, because I've lost weight and I got to Onederland. I thought that voice had been defeated but that voice actually came at me with a whole new motive!! Instead of the mean, nastiness it usually brings... it came to me and said "Look at you, you have worked so hard, done so well, you got to Onederland like you said, so why don't you take a break? Why not lighten up a little and have some fun... have an extra scoop of ice cream, eat when you aren't hungry, it's not a big deal, don't worry about it, you worked so hard that it's okay to ease up!" emoticon I had never had it come at me like that... so I was really taken back... I almost gave in, and I almost went back for more ice cream, but then I realized the sabotage and had to rearrange my thoughts and my actions to make sure my eyes were still on the prize! emoticon

Journey Still In Progress! Upcoming Goals:
192 - 80 Pounds Lost
182 - 90 Pounds Lost
172 - 100 Pounds Lost
170 - Goal Weight (Really going to be an evaluation if I want to consider 160ville or not).

Lots to look forward to, and lot's to WORK towards! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYOWNHERO 8/1/2013 10:14AM

    You are a wise woman!

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LYNNWANNABE 7/30/2013 1:44AM

    Very well done! emoticon

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MRSP90X 7/29/2013 11:18AM

    emoticon emoticon That is really awesome!! You have come a long way, you will get to where ever you want to go!

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    I know EXACTLY what you are talking about!

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HEATHERFREE 7/28/2013 9:19PM

  good job on defeating that voice!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/28/2013 3:01PM

    I know EXACTLY what you mean b/c when I reached Onederland back in 2011 it was thoughts like that that made me end up regaining my weight and then some! Good for you for seeing it for what it was and taking control! It's so tempting to 'relax' once we lose a good amount of weight and especially for those of us who are/were over 200lbs, when we get to Onederland we really feel like we are there girl! Lol! And most of us are not at our goal weight as soon as we slip into Onederland, so I totally get it! I'm glad you got it under control and are staying on track to the finish line! :)

I'm still right behind you! I will be moving to Onederland I'd say in the next few weeks! See you there! I think it's going to be our final residence! Lol.

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MERRY_XMAS 7/28/2013 1:03PM

    Reaching milestones can be a "make it or break it" point during your journey... But you are doing an amazing job!!! Well done!!!

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MTN_KITTEN 7/28/2013 11:19AM

    You have the bestest attitude ... you are an inspiration. Keep doing what you have been doing and you will succeed.

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JACKSGRAN 7/28/2013 4:17AM

    Well done for keeping that goal in sight


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COCK-ROBIN 7/28/2013 12:19AM


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SIMONEKP 7/27/2013 11:01PM

    back slap that voice the next time it rears its head

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/27/2013 10:53PM


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JUNEAU2010 7/27/2013 10:40PM

    Loved this blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRIXIETEXAS 7/27/2013 10:31PM

    Whoo Hoo! You are doing great...keep going! I hope to have my very own Onederland party soon.

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PROJECT_SUSAN 7/27/2013 10:09PM

    Umm What can I say here? I thought I was going to have to slip into FRANK mode and pour out some special mega strength can of whoop a$$ on ya but I see that you handled your business quite well! You are a rock star as I have said before! Look at all you have learned and accomplished on this journey. You have much to be proud of and so much information and knowledge to draw from to continue on to your goal (whatever that goal ends up being).

You got this my friend! Don't you ever doubt that!! emoticon

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