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Another LB Down; Why I'm Especially Proud of My Progress

Friday, February 21, 2014

Since October '13, I'm down 16 lbs. Which would be great if they weren't regained poundage. But there is something I'm really really excited about having lost this number so far and I want to share it with you.

Last March, I got pneumonia (the first of two in 10 months. Seems cold and flu bugs go straight to my lungs these days). At the time, I was 3 lbs away from goal. Since I was so sick, and figured I had my weight goal almost achieved, I allowed myself to eat with wild abandon. All my life, minus last 6 years, I was always thin despite a huge appetite. Part of my ingrained pattern of eating was any amount w/no weight gain.

But, of course, things change. By September of last year, I finally braved the scale and was horrified that I'd gained back a bunch of lbs. I can't even write the number as I still have a hard time admitting this to myself. By October 1st, I had a decision to make... either beat myself up over the regained weight, or get to work.

So, I took the number of months and divided them into the number of lbs gained. I then told myself that was the number of lbs I would lose each month, starting October 1st. I called it my "direction correction."

What I am so proud of is that I chose to get on the ball again rather than continue taking the easy way and not doing anything. It was a huge reminder how my body struggles with even a little more weight. And how unfair it is to do that to a body that has done right by me my entire life.

So, these 16 lbs keep flashing in my mind like a neon sign. I'm very proud. And not too many left until I'm back where I was last March. Hooray for me.

Wishing all a happy day.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/23/2014 8:33PM

    You are doing fantastic!

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WATERONE 2/23/2014 11:05AM

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/22/2014 8:55PM

    Jesse, I'm so glad you recognize this accomplishment and your perseverence to make it happen. I was just telling a friend today that I'm most impressed when people lose and gain and lose and gain but keep coming back to their healthy ways. Double high five!

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DELIA38961 2/22/2014 8:24AM

    Woohoo

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SOWANDREAP 2/22/2014 7:55AM

    It is obvious that you see the "glass half full." May you always keep your winning attitude. Mary emoticon

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RAINBOWMF 2/21/2014 9:07PM

    Very proud indeed

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BUTEAFULL 2/21/2014 8:39PM

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LIVINGFREE19 2/21/2014 7:54PM

    That is wonderful that you have lost the weight you had regained!

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CATLADY52 2/21/2014 7:06PM

    emoticon Now to maintain. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 2/21/2014 6:23PM

    Congratulations, it is harder to re-lose than the original loss, I think, I know when I started on the journey I was so motivated, class reunion, summer cruise, and then when I was to start maintaining, I slowly crept back up 10 pounds, and I am still sitting at close to 10 pounds over where I was, but I am not giving up,

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SPARKFRAN514 2/21/2014 3:46PM

    emoticon you did not give up and kept trying i am in the boa with you losing the same weight more than once . the big thing is we are still here sparking along.

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NATPLUMMER 2/21/2014 12:25PM

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/21/2014 11:03AM

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I love that phrase "direction correction"

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/21/2014 10:28AM

    Congrats!

BTW....did you ever chose between a Fitbit and an SP activity tracker? I keep trying to decide what I want.

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MJEFFERSON23 2/21/2014 10:16AM

  Good for you! You are still working at it. (I had pneumonia during that time, too, and had to get my antibiotics through a pic line ugh!) Best wishes! Keep up the good work!

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SANDRALEET 2/21/2014 10:07AM

    The trick is Its a life time thing We have to change our relationship with food

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MADEIT3 2/21/2014 9:54AM

    Good for you!! You deserve a big pat on the back.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 2/21/2014 9:54AM

    I applaud your re-success.

I am cheering you on to re-reach your goal weight.

I am wanting you to do this without the complications of being ill again.

And, honestly, I see things from a different perspective. I also see this all the time. When we almost or do reach our goal weight and become the person we dream of and know we can become, something deep within us gets triggered. A mind mine, for lack of a different description. Perhaps it can be referred to as a latent self-sabotage. The body reacts to this thought pattern. It happens in a split instant and we get sick, or our lives seem to fall apart, or something unfortunate happens to someone we are attached to and we react.

I suggest that you start writing a journal, if you don't already. And start looking at the stuff that is tucked away behind the clouds so that it doesn't sneak up on you once you do reach goal.

Forgive me if this upsetting to you or seems crossing a line. If I didn't care, I wouldn't want you to be forewarned.

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NANCY- 2/21/2014 9:53AM

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WTG on not only getting on the ball, but also giving it direction. (Love that "direction correction." )
You have every right to be proud!!!
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