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Very Slowly, but Steadily

Saturday, September 07, 2013

I lost 4/10 of a pound in the last week and I am going to call that alright. I have not lost a great deal since starting. *But* I am consistently losing, and I haven't missed a day in tracking, and I am blogging and interacting.

I looked back over time, when I have variably checked in with SP since October 2009. I weighed 270 then. I got down to 252 and then stopped. Over the next two years I gained 36 lbs, climbing up to 288 -- my highest. That was in April 2012. So, finally, when I started *this* time, almost 5 months ago, I weighed 280. Today, I weigh 262.4.

I have learned to count more than numbers. This is for the long haul. I am getting divorced and I am on an emotional roller coaster. I have a new job. I am a student in a degree program. And I have very little contact with my family or origin. I feel alone in my real life. But I am so very happy that I am tracking and losing slowly. Previously, I would be "out there" not taking care of myself.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KAYYVAUGHN 9/9/2013 6:21AM

    Just take one day at the time. I think you are doing great with your tracking. It will pay off as you are seeing now.

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JEANNE229 9/8/2013 2:27PM

    slow and steady...

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    You are doing great. Love seeing that scale go down gradually. You obviously have learned the secret to successful weight loss.

You have a lot going for you. We are friends. If you need someone to talk to I'm around. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 9/8/2013 10:54AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LADYRH 9/8/2013 5:09AM

    emoticon one small step at a time. Your Spark family is here for you.

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DDOORN 9/7/2013 11:12PM

    Thx for being "in here" with your SparkFamily and sharing your journey with us!


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BEWELL48 9/7/2013 8:47PM

    Be gentle with yourself! Going in the right direction!

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68ANNE 9/7/2013 8:00PM

    You have a lot going on and that adds stress. Stress adds no problems to your program right? Nope, I know it would be an extreme person to be unaffected.

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    4/10 of a pound is great strides! Little by little all adds up and you will get there my dear!

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HONOURIA 9/7/2013 5:39PM

    Knowing is better than not knowing. It might not be the best of circumstances, but it is better than the nebulous condition of not knowing where your relationship stands or what is happening.

All those new things happening at once is definitely stressful. Good for you for staying on track in spite of it all. It is a super-human effort. Exercise is a good thing at this time. Hope you like to walk. It clears your head a bit.

It is also a good thing that you have so many other things going on in your life to occupy yourself. And bravo for staying away from "the family", since that would only cause huge complications that you do not need right now.

Hang in there. You are doing all the right things.

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SHARRIGAN3 9/7/2013 5:07PM

    Emotions, stress, loneliness all these things contribute to weight gain but what you are doing is HUGE. Although you are going through these things you are still consistently tracking, even if the steps are slow, you are headed in the right direction!! That is definitely something to be proud of!! Wishing you continued success on your journey. Feel free to say hello if you want a friendly chat or some support.

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MADEIT3 9/7/2013 5:04PM

    How soon you get there doesn't matter at all! You've got a lot going on in your life and you are taking care of you. Awesome!

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