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It's not a sprint...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I have heard that phrase before...a lot, around here: "It's not a sprint, it's a marathon." And it's so true. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. It's not a temporary goal, it's permanent.

This is slowly happening for me. I still love pizza and I cave sometimes. And it takes me a week to get back to where I was. Every time I do that, it pisses me off and it's longer before I do it again. But when I get on the WiiFit scale and see it...

"OMG! It's up again, not down!" My sweet, adorable DH says, "Come on...back it off to a month..." and I see this:

Well, that's a little better...and of course I know what he'll say next..."And a year..."

OHHHHHHHHHH! See...the TREND is downward. Makes me feel better.

It really does FEEL like a marathon sometimes. Painful, exhausting, like the finish line is never gonna show up.

But...yeah. I get it. I need to be reminded. Since the first of the year I have lost 45 pounds. It's slow, yes...with lots of ups and downs...but apparently more downs. Which in this case is a good thing. And that's the point, right? Over time...and for good.
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    Congratulations! yep... it is a long haul fer sher!!!!
    3474 days ago
    AWESOME!!! The bigger picture is ALWAYS what we are looking for and sometimes forget to actually see!

    3475 days ago
    Totally awesome! You rock my friend!
    3475 days ago
    NICE! SO happy for you. It is NOT a sprint, you're right. Thanks for reminding us that... and for reminding me that. Sometimes I wonder why it isn't coming off faster, but at least it is sometimes, slow and steady wins the race!
    3477 days ago
    That's awesome!!! How did you post this? Way to go!!
    3478 days ago
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