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1/2 pound

Monday, January 02, 2012

Ok, so I started this little process a week ago knowing that 1) I'm almost 40 years old 2) the weight is not going to just fall off of me and 3) something in my life needed to change. I told myself when I slipped/fell/went on a binge I wouldn't beat myself up, I would just pick myself up and keep going. All of this sounds good, right? I failed to remember one thing - I can beat myself up better than anyone else in this world.

Over the past four days, I have managed to do some form of exercise everyday and track all my food. Today was my first weigh in. And I lost (hold the applause) a whopping 1/2 pound. Are you frikken serious??? 1/2 a flippin pound? AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! My first thought was, "this sucks". Then I went to my dear husband (DH) and told him and he said, "Way to go!" :) I do love that man.

Then I found a picture that showed me exactly how much a pound of fat looks like and I felt waaaayyy better.

So, I'm off to the gym to make the next weigh in just as good or better than the last.
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    Good job! A 1/2 a pound in 4 days is good. Only weigh in once a week. A 1-2 pound loss is good in a week. You don't want to lose more than that per week. It's much better to go slow and steady. Slow and Steady wins the race, right?

    Great job on your start to the new year! I know you will have to retrain yourself not to beat yourself up. There is a great book called Made to Crave. And there is even a Spark Team. It's about craving God, not food, and working on your relationship with God and food! I downloaded it for free on my iPhone. I think you can get it on your Kindle or e-Reader or computer. Otherwise, you could try looking for it online. It's a great book. Highly recommend.

    God has nothing but positive things to say about you. Read the Word and remind yourself of the promises and truth about you. Declare them in a positive way. Have to fight the negative self talk with some positive talk!

    2294 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2012 3:55:08 PM
    Hey a half pound loss is much better then I've done. I've been doing everything right and I've still gained a pound and a half in the last 2 weeks.
    2300 days ago
    Yeap, when you see what fat looks like, 1/2 pound less on your body is an EXCELLENT thing. Well done!

    2300 days ago
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