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Day 831- Recently Discovered Realizations


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The other evening when I was at dinner with J.D. as I grabbed a delicious roll from the bread basket, I looked at J.D. and said "I'm either going to be happy and a size 10 or miserable and a size 6." And he just looked at me confused.

It was one of those moments where I voiced something that has been in the back of my mind for a while but that I hadn't ever admitted out loud.

Some people might view it as an excuse. That I've given up on reaching my goal weight or goal size. Some might find it to be an exaggeration. Which it is. I wouldn't be miserable.

But what I get most from the statement is that right now, I'm HAPPY. I feel adequate and accomplished and I've done something that I'm proud of. The fact that I seem eternally stuck in the 180s is becoming less and less of a problem for me.

If I truly buckle down, track EVERYTHING, and increase my exercise even more, maybe I will reach my goal or someday get to a size 6. But I like that I can go out to eat with friends, celebrate special occasions, still work out 4x a week and just not worry about my weight.

I think I'm done putting an end date to accomplish 155 pounds or that size 6 waist.

I'm happy, RIGHT NOW.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!
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TERRIJ7 7/2/2014 12:01AM

    That's fabulous!

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LORIVIOLA 6/24/2014 4:43PM

    OH THAT'S GREAT! GOOD FOR YOU.
you will get there in your own time.

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GRAMPIAN 6/9/2014 6:01AM

  You're so right! emoticon

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GWINNER1 3/30/2014 2:07PM

    Great decision.....knowing who you are and what's important makes a world of difference.

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BANNERMAN 3/20/2014 1:39AM

  Thanks for sharing.

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NANHBH 3/19/2014 9:50AM

    Great attitude!
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GUINSMITH 3/18/2014 5:20PM

    if you found a spot you are happy at and can maintain that is better than any guideline out there

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ROXYCARIN 3/18/2014 1:03AM

  Awesome

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JILLRY03 3/17/2014 10:24PM

    As long as you are happy that is all that matters! You will reach your goals and you willbe happier if you do it in your own time! You got this!

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AMANDACOETZER 3/17/2014 9:43AM

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BARBARAJ73 3/16/2014 6:54PM

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MOMMA2SKI 3/16/2014 12:06AM

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MICKEYMAX 3/15/2014 9:47PM

    love it!

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DIANNEMT 3/15/2014 4:06PM

    Size 10 is JUST fine! You want to LIVE--not be a slave to a number.

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CTICKET 3/15/2014 1:26PM

    At least you grabbed only one roll from the basket instead of grabbing the whole basket.

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REDSPIRALWOMAN 3/15/2014 11:27AM

    Listen to you! Keep on fighting the messages of outside images and expectations when they don't really resonate or align with you. Your further goal is the long haul, living a happy, healthy and trimmer life. Sounds like your sense that size 10 will accomplish that with more ease, is a perfect approach - and based on facts too, your height, your bones, the real you, not some idealized size number. emoticon

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XENA1956 3/14/2014 10:32PM

    You should be happy with all that you have done to lose weight. Sometimes our body knows better than we do what is best for it. Keep up the great exercising and maybe you will surprise yourself and your body will start to lose again or not. Who really cares. Only you can decided what is best for you. Be happy! emoticon

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TRAVELGO 3/14/2014 1:16PM

  I LOVE your attitude!!! I've come to the same realization and happy is definitely better.

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AURIANNE67 3/14/2014 12:44PM

    Good for you! Being happy and healthy is what's really important and it's totally possible to be both of those things at a higher weight than the number you pick out at the beginning of your journey.
I've read a number of your blogs and I know that you have been exercising and are in pretty good shape as far as your fitness goes. There have been studies showing that people can have all the markers of good health even though they are overweight according to BMI charts. Just focus on the healthy and happy and if the size on your clothes continues to drop that's just a nice bonus:)

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HHB4181 3/14/2014 12:27PM

    Good for you! emoticon

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LADYSHERRY 3/14/2014 11:57AM

    It does feel good to look up and realize wow, I'm happy right now. I'm happy for you. I think you actually feel free also. I'm looking forward to that stage in my life.






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EMMACLAIRE5 3/14/2014 10:57AM

    I think you've got a healthy perspective on it all and that HAPPY is GOOD! emoticon

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PNCARLSON 3/14/2014 4:59AM

  Well said. You are setting a good example for all of us! Thanks for doing such a good job of expressing what some of us have been thinking, but couldn't put it in words.

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WRITERWANNAB 3/14/2014 1:32AM

    As one other lady said, I think the fact that you are happy may just help you make good choices & lose weight anyway. At the very least, you should end up at the size that's best all around for you. Sounds like a win-win to me! You're using your brain like a real woman. emoticon

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I am having a hard time picking my "optimum weight." I've been overweight for 30 years so the concept is lost in the mist of time. I'm 67 years old and know that my optimum wouldn't be the same as someone 20 something anyway. I guess it will be easier to see when I get closer. What could you do at 155 that you can't do at 180? Maybe that is what would make a difference to me.

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WHYTEBROWN 3/14/2014 12:13AM

    Good for you!!

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JAMER123 3/13/2014 11:54PM

    Great attitude!! Sometimes when you choose the positive way of thinking, it may happen that you will subconsciously choose the right foods that puts you on a losing track or you may stay where you are at. The fact you are happy is being totally "cool".!!
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SAMMYSWEETPEA 3/13/2014 11:46PM

    Yay! So happy to hear this!

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    Good for you! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 3/13/2014 11:07PM

  I think you are absolutely making the right choice. If, later, you want to revisit the choice, you always can.

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CHRISTINEBWD 3/13/2014 10:54PM

    All the best to you! emoticon Cheers

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MJ7DM33 3/13/2014 10:32PM

  WTG!

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NANCY19662 3/13/2014 10:23PM

  Well said

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YOURMERN 3/13/2014 10:00PM

    Sometimes you have to just come up for air. I have to do that with school. When and if your ready .... you will.

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JSEATTLE 3/13/2014 9:25PM

  Good for you!! Hope you enjoyed the roll too.

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CICELY360 3/13/2014 9:19PM

  Good blog

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ACHANSO 3/13/2014 9:08PM

    What a good realization, and it's great that you could vocalize your thoughts.

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SLIMLEAF 3/13/2014 8:12PM

    I'm really pleased for you BobcatGirl76!

Well done!

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