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Day 415, again: I had a 'lightbulb moment' yesterday

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I had a lightbulb-moment yesterday. We were in the car, coming home from visiting my folks, and hubby was telling me how proud he was of me and I was saying back to him that I was actually proud of me too. I said that I never believed it was possible for me to stay on a 'diet' for this long. I knew I could go 2 or 3 months but I just didn't have that belief in myself that I could go any longer than that and I guess**lightbulb** I always told myself somewhere deep inside that if I could only do it for 2 or 3 months than why bother with it at all! There it is - now I understand why I was never successful with weight loss before. I knew a lot of people who had dieted but I didn't know anyone who had lost this much weight and I didn't know anyone who had really changed their lifestyle, including their way of eating.

The difference this time is that I had things I never had before - a support system in place, a food journal, a willingness to exercise, and determination that I never had before to truly give it my best. Somewhere along the way I started believing it was really possible. I am a long way from my goal but I will get there, it may be slow, but I believe now that I actually can do it.

So let me introduce you all to the new me, I'm Kelly and I am changing from the caterpillar I've always been into the butterfly I was born to be!

Tomorrow is another day ...
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  • JAYJO64
    What a beautiful and inspiring entry, Kelly! Congratulations on your breakthroughs and successes!
    3914 days ago
    Happy Fourth of July!!!
    Coming out of the coccoon is a life changing experience for sure. It does mean our lives will be different...every part of it!
    You will be soaring!

    3915 days ago
    T'is a wonderful thing! To believe in oneself and know that we are on our way!
    3915 days ago
    Hi Kelly,
    I'm with you, I can't believe I have been doing this for 15 months and now I just know what I can and cannot do. Who thought we would be here, July 2007 and still hanging in there. It is definitely a life style change and not a diet. The last week was a bit of a struggle but I feel good, so I guess it wasn't that bad. This week will be better.
    3916 days ago
    Good for you Kelly. It's not a "diet" it's a way of eating. It's a lifestyle change. That's my two-cents anyways.
    I'm a little off this week but I'm finding out that by cutting out foods and then adding them slowly back in, that some of them don't agree with me. For example, bread makes me want to sleep. No wonder I would get tired after lunch when I had a sandwich. I cut it out for about three weeks and then I had a burger on a bun for lunch on Friday, and I was so tired for the rest of the afternoon. I was yawning and everything.
    It's my 20th anniversary on Wednesday and we're supposed to go out to dinner and a show. I'm scared to eat anyhting, especially the popcorm (and butter) LOL :) I told my hubby we had to eat dinner first, then I could pass on the popcorn. We'll see how that goes...Wish me luck.
    On Thursday I'm trying some new changes to the lifestyle and we'll see how that goes.

    3916 days ago
    Happy Happy Happy Happy 4 you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3917 days ago
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