I don't know if any of you have been asked this question when people find out how much weight you've lost. I just bet Chelle has due to the girl has lost over 140 plus pounds and btw, you look AWESOME!!!! With me I did a picture album from my biggest of 327 pounds, down to my lowest weight of 169, the 169 I say for about 30 seconds, but I saw it. Anyway when people would look at that album, which I am not so quick to pull it out to show anymore, but the first thing they would say after they said, ''gosh you look so old when you were heavier" it would be ''how long did it take you?" You could see their hope fall, when I told them, ''it took me 5 years and I had a lot of bumps in the road." I have finally come to this conclusion, and I think it is some of the best FREE advice I can give, so here goes.
IF you have ten pounds to lose.....it will take as long as it takes.
If you have 40 pounds to lose.......it will take as long as it takes.
If you have 100 pounds to lose....it will take as long as it takes
Let's face it, many times when we put a certain time limit on losing weight, we are setting ourselves up for failure. Back when it was six weeks until Thanksgiving, we were given a challenge ''lose half a pound for the next six week." I so remember hearing my friend Mary who is 70 say after the meeting, ''I can do that," but what has happened is Mary has gained a half of a pound each week. Mary confessed that, ''it seems when I tell myself I am going to lose x amount of weight by a given time, I do just the opposite." I know exactly where Mary was coming from because I do the very same thing. So maybe Mary will lost just a half of a pound this week, the week before Thanksgiving, I say GOOD FOR HER, because she did not give up.
How long will it take???? AS LONG AS IT TAKES.
p.s. Nell, I went to bed again last night un-bloated, I had a good day yesterday.
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do!"
| current weight: 221.6