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    ALPHAEVE   17,320
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Momentum and a PICTURE!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Right now? I feel like I'm on a roll.

It's tiny little things, that all added up, just make me feel like I'm really gaining ground and losing pounds.

My morning workout buddy is injured, so I didn't go to the gym this morning, telling myself I'd go this evening instead. Of course, I then got off work and was REALLY not feeling it. Instead of giving in, I called another sometimes workout buddy, but she couldn't go. Then I called my parents and invited them to come as my guests! I knew I wouldn't make it without someone else tonight, but instead of just quietly flaking out, I reached out for help! I'm feeling pretty proud of that.

I'm also starting to actually physically feel differences in my body. I sometimes catching myself sort of pinching/poking at my love handle area, just because it feels so soft and deflated compared to how it used to feel. I find myself wondering what my body will feel like another 20 or 30 or 40 pounds from now, and I sort of feel like I'm beginning to be able to tell!

Maybe most fun of all, I finally took another progress picture. I don't know why I hadn't in a while, but I've lost about 20 pounds since the last one. I've still got a long way to go, but it's fun to see some of the little change I would miss otherwise!

The first one in this series was after I'd lost about 15 pounds. The second was about 25 or so pounds down, once I'd finally started losing again after my stall. The last one is tonight before I went to the gym... sorry for the goofy face I'm making (and the bathroom sink in the pics)!

Can you guys tell a difference? Regardless, I sure feel one! And the feeling of momentum is pretty fantastic!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
QTLADY 9/1/2013 9:34AM

    Wonderful! I see the fantastic progress- keep it up!

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ABYGAILSMOM06 8/31/2013 8:23AM

    Wow, there is a big difference girl. That is awesome, and keep doing what you are doing because it is working!

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NEWCHINELO 8/30/2013 5:14PM

    Waoh! You have done a great job!

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TRACYDH 8/30/2013 10:58AM

    definite difference physically - also the smile is nice :) well done reaching out when you needed it!

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ZUBRISKI 8/30/2013 9:48AM

    Great job on reaching out for help! My workout buddy is constantly "injured". She pushes herself really hard for a few days, over does it and then doesn't workout with me for a few weeks. However, my grandma who has had 4 heart attacks will always go for walks with me. Go figure!

And yes you can tell the difference. You a doing a great job! emoticon

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OLIVIANIGHT 8/30/2013 9:35AM

    Wow, what a difference! Isn't it GREAT when all your hard work starts being properly visible : )

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FUNLOVEN 8/30/2013 4:38AM

    I sure can tell a difference. Especially between the first and second picture, but I think that may be because you have the same top in those two. Keep up the good work Alphaieve emoticon

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MLLEMINOU 8/30/2013 3:19AM

    Hi!! I totally see a difference in the pictures; your waist is more defined - I hope I'll have a waist like yours by 2014!! emoticon Very inspiring, your blog is *spark*ing me! emoticon
And emoticon on calling for a workout partner!! You should be very proud of yourself!! emoticon

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ERICAPRESSLEY 8/30/2013 12:37AM

    Woohoo!! Keep up the great work! :)

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WOUBBIE 8/29/2013 11:50PM

    Oh yes, a noticeable difference. EWEFLUFFY's right, do it for yourself, not for the attention. The attention is just the ribbon on the the gift package.

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KICK-SS 8/29/2013 11:02PM

    Yes, I can see the progress as well. Do it for yourself and not whether other's notice or not. A lot of people, especially those that see you often - aren't as observant until all of a sudden, something triggers it - such as when you bend over or have something tighter on - whatever.....

You're doing well, just keep it up! emoticon

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JUDYD207 8/29/2013 10:30PM

    Sometimes others don't notice the difference , but who cares, if you are feeling the difference that is wonderful and every day you will be making a difference in yourself to becoming a healthier person.
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EMMACORY 8/29/2013 10:01PM

    Oh YES! I can see a lot of progress. Good for you! Keep up the excellent work. emoticon

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