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Day 8: Sustaining

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

There is always that tiny bit of let down. You focus on laying a good foundation and you work towards an initial goal and you attain it - In some cases even surpass that goal.

Then you realize you have to begin again.

You do the happy dance for a moment or two and then its back to basics.

I know............ it's why diet's don't work.

My goal was to lose 3 pounds last week. I thought that to be a realistic goal. I lost 5 pounds and yes there is always the danger of doing the math in your head and the voice saying:

'5 pounds per week at X amount of weeks equals......"

I have to lose weight to hang on to the slim margin of health that I have. I have been fortunate until now only running into normal stuff that happens as you age. This isnt negotiable so as Jesus once instructed the lame man "Pick up your pallet and walk."

Life goes on


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CARTOONB 7/29/2014 11:12PM

    Wait...are you saying that we have to do this EVERY day for the rest of our lives?!?!?!?

Oh yeah, that sounds about right. Better make sure the changes are something we can live with, huh?

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CHRISTINEBWD 7/29/2014 8:46PM

    I am rooting for you John! emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 7/29/2014 3:10PM

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NASFKAB 7/29/2014 1:08PM

  its one day at a time one step at a time

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KELLYFIT123 7/29/2014 11:42AM

    Keep on keepin on, my friend!

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CATHYHASSPARK 7/29/2014 11:25AM

    In Other words John you are telling me to stop wallowing in despair over a gain and pullup my big girl panties and move forward and move on, and be nice to myself, okay I will!!! Thanks for the reminder my friend!! emoticon

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ATGOALWT 7/29/2014 11:15AM

  I was guilty of rewarding myself (with higher calorie food) with a big daily weigh in loss. For me I had to stop weighing daily and now weigh monthly.

That saying on your blog is my favorite saying.


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SANDRALEET 7/29/2014 10:22AM

    My friend no one is perfect pick yourself up and go on If we think I slipped and that gives us to keep eating No a little slip dose not destroy our whole day

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SDEHNKE 7/29/2014 9:52AM

    Or as my doctor has told my husband "NOW is the time to take care of this before you suffer a catastrophic event. It's much harder to recover from a heart attack or stroke than it is to lose weight....assuming you survive". Unfortunately my husband still hasn't heeded his doctor's advice.


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    Very true. Those initial hefty weight losses are meant to inspire us, not meant for us to take them for granted.

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TEACHING1ST 7/29/2014 9:32AM

    True, true. Just take it one day at a time!

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