The Work DOES Pay Off

Sunday, July 11, 2010

One of the hardest things about this journey is that the hard work that occurs every day is not automatically matched to success. I sure do know how much work I do every day to eat right and get exercise, but the progress only becomes visible over time.

Progress is noticed when I suddenly become aware that my clothes are looser, or I'm able to do something at the gym that I couldn't do before. Today I noticed that two love handles over my hips are gone. I've had those for decades, and now they're gone. I'm leaner, and my profile looks better. I had noticed my hips getting smaller, but all of a sudden, today, they are much different. Who knows when it happened.

What I've learned from this is that I have to persevere even when I think nothing is happening. The daily efforts DO pay off, even though I can't pinpoint when it occurs.

That and the Lean Cuisine Hunan Beef is quite tasty, with only 5 g Fat and 290 Calories!
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    Thanks! It is fun when you start seeing results. You get to buy new clothes, you don't flinch when you see yourself reflected in a mirror or window, you don't mind it when someone takes a picture....
    3170 days ago
    That's great news! For myself, I was able to get into my old size 14 jeans this week. Who knew? I had gone to a clothing store and realized my size 16 jeans were way too big in the mirror! I'm down another 2 pounds! Congratulations to both of us!
    3176 days ago
    Thanks! Because I was making such a big change, I needed almost six weeks before I figured out my eating plan and I started seeing results. But not everyone is the same - hope it happens much faster for you!
    3178 days ago
  • CORA1983
    I can't wait until my work pays off. I just started, this is my second day on this site. i love it already. Good luck and congrats.
    3178 days ago
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