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I've Downgraded!

Monday, August 10, 2009

In this quest to lose weight we often look for signs that we are making progress. For most of us it is getting on the scale. This process can be nerve racking, we often step on the scale maybe crossing our fingers or even saying a little prayer. Then after we step gather the nerve to step on the scale we sometimes find it hard to believe the results so we step on again hoping for a better number.

Then there are times when we wonder if anyone can tell if we are losing weight. After putting in the sweat and giving into the pain, taking the time to make those healthy eating choices we often hope to hear those gracious words…”are you losing weight?”

So I am elated to share with you my success. Regardless of the fact that this is a time consuming process; which takes hard work, commitment, endurance and dedication. Even though we know that we are making progress we still see ourselves in the same light. We get in our own way of moving forward, I’ve been there, I know how it can be. But the hard work will pay off in the long run. I know this too because I am now longer in a 2X, I have downgraded to a XL. Yes my friends, I now wear an XL and no longer have to pay that $1 or $2 extra for the bigger size.

I have no doubt that if I continue to put in the work, stay my course, make the necessary adjustments, substitute my unhealthy choices for healthier ones, I will make another major accomplishment on this quest to lose weight. I can do, you can do it, we can do it, but we must want it for ourselves.

Peace & Blessings
Julynn

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  • BEA-N-ME
    A BIG emoticon and emoticon ! YOU realy keep me motivated!
    3373 days ago
  • NYCFA1
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    Excellant job on the *downgrade*. You are DOING it Julynn!!!! Keep up the good work!
    3373 days ago
  • SUNNYINCALIF
    You are quite an encouragement to me. I'm just starting down that road and learning to make better, healthier choices. Some days, it's hard not to give in to old habits; but you encourage me (and others) to stay the course. Thanks.
    3373 days ago
  • MAGGIEYE
    emoticon Your hard work is paying off! Enjoy your success, and thanks for sharing it with us.
    3374 days ago
  • CHRISTAL9
    TRULY INSPIRATIONAL!! I kinda fell off course last week but I'm gettin back in the groove of things and reading this just made me feel so energized! Congrats on your downgrade!
    3374 days ago
  • SVELTEGODDESS
    Congratulations Julynn. I know exactly how you feel. I was a 2x too, and now I'm a 1x! It feels so good to fit into smaller clothes. Other people really start noticing, and the feeling of feeling better just tops everything! Thank-you for sharing your success! You are an inspiration! Have a great week!
    3377 days ago
  • HOTTCOUTURE
    Hey diva emoticon

    emoticon i told you u could do it keep up the hard work and u will be wearing skinny jeans in no time we haven't chatted in a few days hopefully we will catch each on line on day this week keep up the good work!!! emoticon
    3379 days ago
  • DBELLE39
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on downsizing! All of your hard efforts are actually showing now, isn't that fantastic!!! Keep up the momentum, so happy for you!
    3380 days ago
  • HUGHESML1
    congratulations! how nice is that XL? now your clothing selection gets much bigger too - that's a reward all in itself!
    3380 days ago
  • LAWOLF2
    Congratulations! emoticon

    Downgrading this way is a wonderful feeling. Thank you for sharing your success with all of us. Each success reminds all of us that we can do it too!

    Keep up the good work! You can do anything you want!
    3380 days ago
  • JUDIMOON
    Isn't it wonderful! I downgraded too! Pretty soon you'll be shopping in the regular size section, and never look back!!!!
    Judy
    3380 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/11/2009 3:11:18 PM
  • RUN2MYDREAMS
    What a terrific weight loss milestones! emoticon emoticon
    Keep up the great work!
    3380 days ago
  • TRAVELNISTA
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    What a great Blog! I am so happy you shared that with us!


    3380 days ago
  • CMB2048
    Julynn, good for you!!! Enjoy those XL's you've worked hard for it!
    3380 days ago
  • THENHEATHERSAID
    THIS IS FABULOUS!!! HOW WONDERFUL! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU (truly, i am!)

    suggestion: Every time you buy an XL instead of a 2X, take that extra $1 or $2 and put it in a jar, envelope or OTHER safe place- then uset the money you've saved by taking care of yourself on a little healthy reward for yourself :) I bet it adds up quickly!!!!
    3381 days ago
  • HEALTHY4JEANNE
    Congratulations on your downgrade!!!!!
    I am so happy for you. Dont throw away your big t's keep one for a night shirt. Pretty soon it will be a dress on you!!!!

    I am so proud of you.
    Jeanne
    3381 days ago
  • MISSVALERIE
    emoticon I think it is wonderful that all your efforts are paying off. I am so happy for you and love that you always post such positive comments. This is one to share on your message boards girl. Other people that don't have you set up as a friend would be so encouraged by your story. I know I am emoticon
    3381 days ago
  • SALDABA6
    emoticon wtg on your downgrade that is wonderful. Be proud of yourself that is a huge accomplishment congratulations emoticon keep on truckin
    3381 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    I'm delighted for you -- saving the money is nice of course but even better is the sense of progress as you move into the smaller sizes!
    3381 days ago
  • AWYEAGLE
    My 1st reaction was "Oh my gosh, that is so great", my 2nd reaction was a WOO HOO, way to go. I'm so excited for you, your hard work is paying off in a big way. Keep up the good work you are doing, you have come so far I know you can go even further.
    3381 days ago
  • FORMYDARLINGS
    Julynn!!!! You are amazing!!! WTG my friend, How long have you been at this and you have had such wonderful success. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Gini
    3381 days ago
  • REBBIE54
    emoticon way to go Julynn!!!!!!!Last week I too broke down and went shopping. It was the first time in many years that I found it FUN! And sure enough, wearing clothes that fit make people notice the weightloss! So strut your stuff and be a lesser person for it!!!
    3381 days ago
  • CHARYSEEBOO
    Awesome!!! Congratulations on your downgrade!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3381 days ago
  • TEDDYTEDDY
    That is a great downgrade. I was afraid you had downgraded your goals.... heaven forbid!!!! Congratulations. emoticon
    3381 days ago
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