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Monday, May 17, 2010

Hi my SparkPeople! I'm pleased to say that the scale seems to be my friend, at least for right now. I'm down to 184! I can hardly believe it! I'm so close to 50 pounds lost...just 4 more pounds to lose. I know that I can definitely do this! 46 pounds is HUGE!!! I feel so good about my weight loss so far. I'm really doing this this time, despite the days when I feel wiped out. I'm continuously learning as I take this weight loss journey that it's an ongoing process with ups and downs.

Another lesson I've learned is to cut myself some slack. When it comes to losing weight I am guilty of setting myself up for failure. I've told myself that I wanted to lose "X" pounds in "X" amount of time and when I didn't meet that goal, I got frustrated, depressed, and ultimately fell back into the same bad habits that contributed to my weight gain. I'm trying to get better with that. I am trying to recognize that I can have goals but that nothing is absolute. One pound loss in 2 weeks is NOT the end of the world. A pound gained does NOT mean that I'm doomed.

I'm learning to appreciate my strengths and work around my weaknesses. I can do this! I am doing this! Thanks for all your support SP!
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    50lbs is meant to be celebrated....your making strides and that's key....continue to stay focused on your ultimate goal, a healthier happier you!!!
    2886 days ago
  • CLEE2830
    Great job!
    2887 days ago
    Congrats your doing so great and yes you can do it, you'll be officially 50 pounds less of you before you know it. Keep at it you rock Linnlat :o) emoticon
    2890 days ago
  • DIMI1124
    I am late reading this but it was exactly what I needed to read today. Keep up the good work and any work towards the goal is GOOD!!
    2890 days ago
    Well spoken, Linn.
    2891 days ago
    2893 days ago
    50 pounds...Wow that's a big deal by anybody's standards.

    I too would set myself up for failure by setting weight loss goals that I knew deep down I wouldn't reach. I've realized over the last few months that eating better and exercise is my LIFE and there's no need to hurry it along. Weight loss is the end results of living better.

    You're doing awesome; you truly inspire me.


    2893 days ago
    emoticon for posting this blog. You are so on point! I've had to learn the same things, so that I don't fall back into the same self sabotaging traps that I've fallen into in the past! This blog just reiterated what I've been trying to tell myself!
    Good for you for realizing this!
    And Congrats on being only 4 lbs away from losing 50 lbs!! that is a HUGE accomplishment!
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    2895 days ago
  • QUANNA76
    that is awesome keep up the good work
    2896 days ago
  • 2008LYNN
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    Now that's clear thinking!
    2896 days ago
    Your input on your experience is exactly what I needed to hear. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we don't see, we just quit the whole process. After seeing your success you have proved that it is doable with hard work. I'm going to continue to hang in there and try to be like you when I grow up.

    Thanks for being an inspiration. emoticon
    2896 days ago
    Thanks for posting this blog it really hit home for me . I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself; thinking how surgery has set me back and how i'm not going to meet my goal by August yada..yada..yada.... We have to learn to celebrate all victories. Congrats to you on your weight loss emoticon emoticon emoticon You are a phenomenal woman!!!
    2896 days ago
    Thanks for the reminder that if I don't meet a specific goal at a specific time, all is NOT lost. GREAT BLOG!!!!
    2896 days ago
    I had to hear this today, I have been one of those people that lament on the 'only a pound loss' and instead I should be thinking that's one more pound towards my goal. Thanks girl for putting thoughts like this in perspective and getting me on the right train of thought! Congrats to you on all of your success! That is indeed a huge accomplishment, you've worked hard and it shows!!!
    2896 days ago
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