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Three Sticks of Butter

Monday, April 09, 2012

I am really working to get this weight off. Last week I felt I really tried: tracked everything I ate, stayed under 1200 calories each day, danced, logged steps on the pedometer, did some weights, stairs steps. I looked forward to a nice loss since I only lost one pound the week before and stayed the same the week before that. It was not to be; I was weighed and the scale showed only .75 of a pound. I was not happy. The members of my support group said that was good and that loss was three sticks of butter. I decided I should accept that and keep on doing what I am doing. I wrote the following poem that I hope will help to motivate me no matter what the scale says because I can see it, if only slightly, in my clothes.

The Blue Blouse

In my closet hangs a blouse of pretty blue.
Not so long I bought it, it was brand new.
I brought it home and tried it on.
Alas, it was too tight!
I refused to return it and hung it out of sight.
Today I hung it up where each day I can see
With determination and motivation
Very soon it's gonna fit me!
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