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I feel like a Champion

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013



A year has come and gone at Sparkpeople. I started with a heavy weight of 73kg and am now close to losing 10kg - 64kg at the moment.

Despite the loss being humble with a good few ups and downs, change of hearts etc - I still feel like a champion.


The best thing was my husband's comment the other day where he said I was doing awfully great sticking to this thing for so long - he said if I had given up at any point I wouldn't look the way I do right now - which is great to hear.

He's finally on board and accepting my weight loss - but more so since I started toning with kettlebells - oh yes, he can see the difference! And he doesn't mind the diminishing of my former self any more.

I'm so glad I didn't cave in completely!

I feel like a champion. I've cracked it.

Most days I'm not even thinking or panicking about what to eat.

I still remember the yo-yo days - 2 weeks of self-sacrificing low carb and then back to eating unhealthy - and rinse and repeat - and it was ruining my physique as I was just not getting the nurtrients I needed.

Besides the stress was killing me - always panicking about the next meal - everyone eating everything and I was saying no and missing out.

Now I can eat anything i want so long as my calorie count adds up.

The best thing?

If I really have to have something indulgent - I can easily make that day a maintenance day. - No loss and no gain - stay the same - then the next day I'm back to weight loss mode and continue on my way.

I love those days where I feel like I can't make the deficit so I just eat the calories I need to maintain for that day. It almost feels like cheating.

But I know I couldn't have done this before because I was eating way too much.

Now that portion sizes are down, without feeling any hungrier as my stomach has adapted, I feel fine eating the right amount - and it's been like this for quite a while.

Thank you sparkpeople!
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    Way to go

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    Thank you for sharing your journey with us
best wishes as you continue to strive toward your goals
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    Good Job! May you journey continue to be blessed!
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    This is great you are a champion. emoticon

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  No question - you are a champion.

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    AWESOME. WAY TO GO.KEEP PUSHING. WE CAN DO IT. OH YA!

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    Great job becoming a champion! Thanks for sharing.

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  Well said! You know where you are going in your journey! :-)

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You ARE a champion! And thank you for making me realize that you can do a maintenance day when you need to. I never really thought about that before. I have been feeling those days too but considered myself failing. I see now that it's not a failure at all to maintain for a day or two and then get back to it when you're ready. Thanks!

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SUSIEMT 9/12/2013 11:09AM

    Good for you Ruby! It is important to have the special people in your life on board! Good for DH and woo hoo to you! Keep up the great job!

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  Great job, thanks for sharing!

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    I am so proud of you! i know it has been an exciting journey and you are most definitely a champion! emoticon

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  great job keep it up

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    You ARE a champion! Congratulations for having created such strong new habits for your health.

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    You Go Girl! You are doing the work and seeing the results!

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    Thanks for sharing! Congrats!

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