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It's different this time...


Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Hi all!
Can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel so different this time around. I've tried so many diet/exercise programs over the years (like so many people) and maybe lost a little weight but never got down to a healthy weight. I have been at the same weight for 2 weeks now but you know what...I'm not disappointed or ready to give up! I'm still eating right, tracking my food and water, and (trumpet fanfare) exercising at least 4 times per week! I feel good and my attitude about my scale number is that I'm patient it will go down. My clothes fit and look better and I feel lighter/smaller. It's been an amazing journey so far and just have to keep doing what I'm doing. Any one else have a major mind/attitude breakthrough? I'd love to hear from you!
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SWEETRACHEL313 11/5/2013 2:29PM

    Your blog was so encouraging to me! I'm hoping to feel some of the changes you are describing. It is hard to feel like the scale isn't registering what I've been doing. It reminds me of that SparkCoach video that talked about how we could know we are making progress without the scale, as if we were in a zero gravity environment and there was no such thing as "weight". I think what you have written are those changes; you know you are successful even though the scale can't measure your progress at this point. That's so awesome!

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MELISSIMAUS 11/5/2013 1:11PM

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In 2005, I lost almost 100lbs. Between 2009-2012, I gained it all back and then some. I proved I can be very dedicated about losing weight, but then I got tired of it and stopped paying attention. I thought the fact that I'd given up ice cream for good was enough, but I'd replaced it with alcohol to deal with stress...

Pain is my motivator. 18 months ago, I couldn't get through the day without crying several times from the pain, and I don't cry easily. My new slogan for myself (and I'm thinking I'm going to put this on the wall above the scale) is, "Your spine is depending on you." In that kind of pain, I'm not a person, just a burden to my husband and someone for everyone else to avoid.

Everything else is kind of irrelevant—I can't carry the weight any more. My spine is depending on me. So that's my motivation.

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