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Saturday, June 30, 2012

I had a successful weigh in day at Weight Watcher's today. Down 4.4 lbs. this week, and I got my '5% of your body weight lost' sticker. I was asked to say a few words to the group about what the most important part of my progress has been thus far.

My answer was -- consistency. I started out at the beginning of this journey -- 4/26/12 -- telling myself that I would work out each morning, come rain or shine, for 6 months straight. I said that I would not evaluate the effectiveness of my workout until then. I would not ask myself, "why am I doing this?" or "am I getting the results I had expected?" until that goal was finished. I can't say that I haven't asked the questions in the back of my mind, but I haven't allowed those questions to come to the forefront of my mind, and I've stayed consistent with my exercise goals. TaeBo every morning for 65 days straight thus far.

I've stayed consistent through fast food deviations, through weight gain, through weight loss, through travel, through achy joints, through injuries, through no air conditioning (for a few days) in summer, through inviting others to participate with me, and getting no response, through a topsy-turvey schedule... Through it all, I've kept my commitment to myself.

I started out this journey with prayer and meditation, because I've faltered so much in the past, and I feel that God's grace has been with me. Being diligent in this area has allowed me to keep focus on my weight loss goals, and has encouraged me to take the time to find out where my eating habits could be refined so that I could see the success I was working for. Believe me, it doesn't feel good to bust your butt every morning working out, and see a gain on the scale the next day because of what you're putting in your mouth.

My eating habits have started to level out, and I'm seeing consistent losses now, and I'm thankful. I'm trusting that no matter what ups and downs the future holds, I can continue to honor my commitment to myself. I know that when I do allow myself that true evaluation in 4 months, I won't regret the journey.

Total lost so far: 16 lbs.
Total left to lose: 75 lbs.
17% complete
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    Don't you love the WW plan! It works!!!! Keep up the good work!
    2452 days ago
    Way to go!
    2453 days ago
  • MEME102
    OH my what a wonderful blog!!!! I'm so proud and HAPPY for you!!! I like that idea of the committment to yourself and you didn't veer from it - no matter what! And the thought that you do bust your buns doing that exercise just to screw it up by eating the wrong things - how thought provoking!! Thanks for sharing - I loved it


    2453 days ago
    I am excited to see someone that has gone through this. I was thinking the same way I want to loose weight but I am not looking at the scale has the end all. I just started 6 days ago I hope when I am at 6 months I am doing as well as you
    2453 days ago
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