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WOW Tough 25!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I FINALLY hit my 3rd target goal of 75 pounds lost. *happy dance*! I've been doing it in increments of 25 pounds each as 'mini goals'. That makes it less intimidating to me than saying I need to lose X amount of pounds. The big picture is a little depressing, so 25 pounds is a lot less frustrating. Well, usually. Boy this last 25 pound section was a bear. Especially the last few weeks. I've been battling the same 3 pounds over and over and over. It was more or less a sort of plateau. Not one where you never lose an ounce, but where it kept bouncing around even though I didn't 'blow' my 'diet' in any way. That can be frustrating, but I guess it's just important to know that the physical changes you see on the outside are only a small part of what's going on when you have a lot of weight to lose. I think it's much different for people who have less than 25 or maybe even 50 pounds total to lose, but when you have massive amounts of weight to lose, there are horrendous changes INSIDE your body that you can't see going on, and the body needs time to adjust. I just hope it doesn't take four months to lose the next 25, lol. Or worse, that it keeps taking longer for each 25 pound milestone. Bottom line though, I guess, no matter how long it takes, as long as it's going DOWN, that's what's important.
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  • TRUCKERWIFE2
    For some reason I end up losing people I'm supposed to have regular blogs on. Glad I checked on you even though it's been over a month and a half. Great going and I hope you continued success.
    3046 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    Wonderful. emoticon this makes me so happy.
    3092 days ago
  • BABY_GIRL69
    Outstanding!!

    God bless,

    Dee
    3092 days ago
  • EFFIEANNIE
    Congratulations- slow and steady wins the race. You are doing just fine!
    3092 days ago
  • SHRINKING_SARA
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    I think once you've reached this point, your body is freaking out. (So is mine right now--those last five pounds took me 2 months!) Give it time and continue to be great!
    3092 days ago
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    3092 days ago
  • CLPURNELL
    That is exactly what is important that it continues going down. I have lost over 100 and it does take more time to see the losses I have been battling the same 10 pounds for 5 months. However this is a lifestyle change. It's not just about the weight. It's about how you feel and your health and I am healthier than ever. So I will not fret over the scale that yo-yos I will do the work and let that work itself out. You will get healthier you will get stronger and the scale will move. But it won't always do it in the time we want it to.
    3092 days ago
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    Good for you. emoticon
    3092 days ago
  • CHASING148
    Your post here inspires me! Keep up the GREAT work, your attitude shines!
    3092 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2012 10:27:00 AM
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