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Never Know How Something Around the Corner Can Turn Your Whole Attitude Around

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Okay, I try to be patient with this "journey." But during today's walk, I was pondering that I've been doing this for 11 months and most of my 34 lb. loss occurred within the first five months. Now, even though I beat myself up that the scale should continue to go down, I have to give major props that I have maintained the loss in the face of a very high stress level during this time. So, I'm walking along with my music in my ears, and I turn the corner and let my dissatisfaction go. I waved to a neighbor who was in her car, and just getting out. We waved, and I continued to walk. But I heard her call to me, and I turned around and took the earbuds out. "WOW, look at you! You look beautiful!" she exclaims with this bright, cheery enthusiastic voice. I was so shocked and I told her about SP when she asked what I've been doing. She commented on how amazing I look, and I realize that she hasn't seen me in about 6 months. To say that I floated the rest of the way home would hardly be exagerating. (smiling) Her compliments echo in my mind, and have put my doubts and negativities to rest. I'll keep on keeping on, that's for sure. Which I intended to do anyway. But it's sooo nice when others notice.
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    Wonderful! Both about changing your mindset, and getting a nice compliment! Yay!
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    Awesome Job Jesse!!! Your persistence and determination are awe-inspiring! Keep up the great work!
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    3153 days ago
    It is discouraging when the scale loss slows down a bit. However, I like my activity level much better now. I like fitting into different clothes and newer styles. I like having more energy. And, we all like for someone to notice our efforts. I've been visiting this group in a nursing home (my uncle is there, too) and they commented today on how much I'd come down in the few months I've been going. Some days I still see that I'm still bigger than I was at 40 and not how I'm smaller than I was 2 years ago - or a month even.
    Glad to got that perk to keep you going!

    3153 days ago
    It is great when others notice. For us it happens slowly, and so not so dramatic. Those who only see us occasionally are the ones who notice the changes, so it's great when they notice. HAve a great week. Remember--- YOU LOOK AWESOME!!
    3153 days ago
    Isn't it awesome that you have kept your weight loss off?! It's wonderful that you recognize that, while keeping in mind that the journey is long. To get back to the weight loss mode you just need to refocus and watch what you eat like you did the first few months. I am right with you sistah!
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    They say (whoever 'they' are) that it's not about being obsessed with the scale that really matters. It's more about how you feel . . . if your clothes feel looser . . . and your positive state of mind that matters!
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    These are the feelings that keep us going during the hard times. Bottle that, and the rest of the journey will be easier.
    3154 days ago
    Now you know the feeling I get when I get questioned at the gym about "what have you done?" emoticon

    Never give up Jesse!

    3154 days ago
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