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Saturday, May 29, 2010

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Had a really great loss this week...3.2 pounds!! Now I'm past the 50 hump. I'm almost to 1/3 of my total goal (less than a pound away)! Can you say momentum?

Looking back at what I've accomplished so far, it seems much easier than I thought it would be. There was always this insurmountable (imaginary) wall in my head making me think that I couldn't do this...that it was just going to be too hard. I was just built this way, and this would be my lot in life. This was all going on in the background.

I am very much a perfectionist...always wanting to do everything perfectly thorough and correct. I've learned - and am still learning - that it just doesn't always happen that way. Sometimes we just have to let things go - and be the way they are. That's hard.

The thing that did it for me to get going - and continues to do it - is focusing on making small changes, becoming consistent with them, and then building on them. The concept started in the nutritionist's office and has blossomed for me on Spark People. People ask me repeatedly, "how are you doing this? How are you losing all this weight?" I happily tell them about Spark People and that they should check it out.

Lately, every time I see someone who is quite obese, I want to run up to them and tell them, "you don't have to be this way! There is a way out!" I just don't want to offend them. I also know that this only works when YOU decide that YOU are ready to make the change. You have to want something different to be willing to put forth the effort required.

Yes, this is not easy in that there is no work involved, BUT it is also not insurmountable either. I am GOING ALL THE WAY to my goal, and I will get there one step at a time. As Dory sings (my motto now), "just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..."


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