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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

My last Blog entry in March says that I had lost my motivation to continue my weight loss journey. When I re-read that blog entry, I feel bad for the way I was thinking. I hope that I never take such a long hiatus again regarding my Weight Loss. I have to lose about 100 pounds, which seems like such a ridiculously high number. Being an impatient person this is difficult for me. But I am thrilled to see the number on the scale go down a little each week. I know that slow and steady wins the race.

I have a renewed burst of motivation. It seems like I had to wait for a 3 week vacation to be over, then I needed to wait until my son went back to college. I had so many excuses NOT to diet, but could not think of any valid resons to start eating healthier. I started on this new program of mine (high protein / low carb) on Septemebr 16th, and have lost 16 pounds.

I just turned 50, which allows me to join the senior citizen gym in town for $2. a visit. I try to go three days a week, and basically just use the track and the rowing machine. I am amazed at these seniors who, in their 70's and 80's run on a treadmill. They give me such much inpiration, and I realize that I have no excuses for not doing my best.

My clothes are starting to feel a little looser. I look forward to when people will start to notice. And every day, I feel just a little bit healthier.

Many thanks to so many of you who posted words of encouragement on my page, while I was gone When I needed SP the most - I never logged in. You did not give up on me - when I have given up on myself. Many thanks to all of you who have showed your support! Feel so happy to have found SparkPeople again!
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    1619 days ago
  • NHES220
    Don't worry about it, just be glad you came back. 100 lbs can seem like a huge hurdle. Just set smaller goals that don't see so daunting. You are down 16 lbs, you are well on your way. You can definitely do this!
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    1620 days ago
    Welcome home Daria. emoticon

    Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life, so it's a great day to set new goals. emoticon

    1620 days ago
    So glad you're back. You are doing great. Sometimes we just need a break. Take a break if you need to but don't give up on yourself.
    1620 days ago
    Good for you, keep up the good work emoticon
    1621 days ago
    Congratulations on your 16 lb. loss! Stick with it and good things will really happen! Glad that you came back!
    1621 days ago
    keep on thinking positive
    1621 days ago

    Don't beat yourself up over your absence, just dig in an enjoy being back! I'm a relatively new spark and I am finding that it is really making a difference in my attitude, my motivation and my successes. Hope SP does the same for you!

    congrats on 16 pounds gone! I know that feels good!
    1621 days ago
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