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The other side of being honest with myself

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Yesterday I wrote about being honest when I go over my calorie range or eat something off plan or phone in the exercise. Today I want to write about the other side of being honest with myself. Being honest with myself includes taking ownership of the hard work and dedication it takes to have a successful weight loss. My husband and I were watching TV the other day and the report was on weight loss. I can't even remember what they were saying but I made a comment that it wasn't that hard to lose weight if you just find what works for you and stick to it. I thought my husband was going to come off the couch! He said "What do you mean it's not that hard! You exercise for hours a week, you are on the computer for hours a week planning your food and finding meals for us to eat! You work really hard at it!" My first reaction was a rush of love for him that he was so supportive of me. The second reaction was "Huh, you're right, I DO work hard at it!" I will not only own the failures I have but the triumphs as well. I track my food and my fitness. I research articles on health and fitness. I stay active on my team challenges to help my learn new patterns. I work out for 5 more minutes at a time some days. I have lost 38 lbs and I will lose 38 more. It's not easy!
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    You have been doing AWESOME! I am PROUD to have you on our team! You are FLYING HIGH! It is NOT easy but YOU are WORTH the EFFORT!
    2708 days ago
    Heck, I wanted to give him a hug - what an awesome guy!! Weight loss IS hard work - and none of us are perfect in our attempts to do it. Way to go!!
    2711 days ago
    He's a keeper!!! "we" are often the last to give credit to "us". Our culture supports this, so hoorah! to you! I am happy you have that time to put yourself and your DH first, or close to first,in your life. Happy day, Mary
    2711 days ago
    Good job hubby for being supportive. And excellent job to you for all your hard work. You're right, you need to take ownership of the positive too. Keep up the good work.
    2711 days ago
  • EOWYN2424
    I agree with you! I keep tracking my food but somehow my weight keeps going up :(
    2711 days ago
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