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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I've been lamenting my lack of progress--stuck at 73 lbs lost for almost 3 weeks.

This morning I MADE myself get on the scale and Lo & Behold! 3 pounds have melted away! (well ... since I weigh-in first thing in the a.m. after I get rid of the "night accumulated water", I don't supposed "melted" is the most accurate term, but since this is a family site I will forgo the use of "pissed away".... emoticon OOPS! )

This puts me only 5 lbs away from my 3rd Cycle goal of 219 lbs, AND I'm now only (only!) 25 lbs away from being under 200!!! (haven't been THERE since 1978!!)

BUT... I find blogging a hard habit to maintain--almost as hard as getting off my gluetous maximus and walking every day. It somehow seems a selfish indulgence.

This may be due to me only feeling the urge to tappity-yak when I've either dropped some poundage (yeah me) or have eaten too danged much (poor me).

Often I have found on this journey to excellent health (having achieved "better" health after dropping 50 lbs) that a stumbling block in my progress is often due to my not having the proper perspective on a problem.

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    Congratulations! I'm also shocked that SP lets you say that - I've gotten the warning to remove profanity from my posts when there wasn't any of any kind, so I just assumed the filter catches anything that might upset someone somewhere.
    3378 days ago
    Well, sometimes it is just a pity fest for one, though I can usually count on a friend or two to sympathize and then kick me out of my funk. I use it a little as a running reminder of my goals, where I've been, where I'm going. I too find it difficult to get in a regular habit. Still working on that myself. Think how good it will feel to look back on this blog in 6 months and realize what you were working so hard for has happened, you have lost and are below 200, and by a good amount even! Use it as a yardstick to measure goals and progress. Use it because it is "me time" and you deserve it.
    3378 days ago
    emoticon You are doing so well. Keep up the good work!
    3378 days ago
    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! WOW!!! You are a true inspiration! emoticon

    Blogging does help me. Of course, words are my thing (numbers? not so much). But I guess it helps me reflect on my journey and everything good, bad and ugly about weight loss.

    And I enjoy reading blogs like yours! Keep it up! emoticon
    3378 days ago
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