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Day 688 hanging in and hanging on

Monday, November 19, 2012

At first I thought can I really say day 688 because I have seriously sucked this year. I pretty much weigh close to the same thing I did last November give or take a few pounds. But then I thought to myself...

"No Michelle, you have had a rough year of heart problems and depression. You have worked hard at least at maintaining (give or take a few) and you deserve to write Day 688. You didn't quit. Every single day when you woke up you tried to make healthy decisions even if you did not succeed at all of them. You are a winner and you will finish this."

We can not beat ourselves up over a little bump in the road. No I did not get where I wanted to this year, but I did not throw in the towel either.

Don't ever give up on yourself because you are definitely worth it :)

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    Love this! This is the attitude of a winner. Thanks for writing this emoticon
    1968 days ago
    Even if you never lose another pound, just maintaining your current loss is something to be VERY proud of. You remain an inspiration to us all.
    1978 days ago
    I'm glad you're here! I think you're doing GREAT. One year of nearly maintaining, I think will help you reset your body's natural set point. Which means you won't so easily ever go back to where you used to be. :-) And that's really darn awesome!
    1979 days ago

    Your attitude is emoticon


    One Day At A Time

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    1980 days ago
  • LINZEE636
    What a great attitude! You completely deserve to write Day 688 - sometimes the journey takes a difficult turn, but you never gave up through it all. Congrats for all of your hard work... it will continue to pay off! emoticon
    1980 days ago
    1980 days ago
    Great blog and thank you for posting! You really helped me today. You are an inspiration. emoticon
    1980 days ago
    Maintaining is so hard, yet you've proven you will be able to maintain once you reach your goal. You should take some comfort in that. Even though you don't feel like you've achieved anything this past year, you have the knowledge that you have the skills and track record to not gain it all back. That is a huge deal!
    1981 days ago
    Now that's the attitude! Well said!! Keep up the good work my friend! emoticon
    1981 days ago
    1981 days ago
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    You have done a great job!
    I am glad you are giving yourself credit! emoticon
    1981 days ago
    You have done great maintaining that long and you look great! emoticon
    1981 days ago
    sorry it posted twice
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    Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 5:01:27 PM
    You are ABSOLUTELY 1000% correct! Good for you for looking at the positive! I too had to tell myself the same thing. No I haven't lost anywhere near what you have but I have lost and maintain the loss and made a decision every day to do something positive to keep me on the right path. It's very refreshing to know you feel the same way!

    emoticon for having such a great attitude dealing with depression!

    1981 days ago
  • TANYA602
    And then you've got the great new pic you've just posted. You have done a fabulous job staying within a maintenance range. You do get bragging rights!
    1981 days ago
    you said it love.as long as you donĀ“t quit you are a winner. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1981 days ago
  • BRIKO2011
    Hey Michelle! You have a great attitude, that is truly one of the keys to success! "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference" [Winston Churchill].
    I've been reading a great book I'd like to commend to you, The Slight Edge, by Jeff Olson. He gives so many ideas to think about. One is about how changes are submicroscopic, but over time they are hugely transforming. You have choices to make daily, hourly, minute by minute, make good choices consistently and you will see the change you desire. You've decided you want to lose weight, make the commitment to make good choices and you will succeed. You will experience a breakthrough and your momentum will kick in, getting the wheel turning in the right direction is one of the hardest parts. You can do it!
    1981 days ago
    Amen! Way to turn that negative self-talk around!



    1981 days ago
  • TMW54812
    Not gaining weight for a year after a massive loss like you have had is INCREDIBLE! It also shows you have adopted a new healthy lifestyle. Give thanks for your progress to date and expect great things to come if you apply the same good work you did to get this far.

    All the Best,
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    1981 days ago
    Congrats! You are doing phenomenal!!!
    1981 days ago
  • EUEK098
    Yep being positive, that's keep us on this journey, no negative talk. Love your attitude.
    1981 days ago
    You are definitely a WINNER! Every day is a new day! One healthy choice at a time....many little steps lead to a great leap. Keep up the good work! You can do it and you are worth it. :)
    1981 days ago
    Love your approach! You ARE a winner girl!
    1981 days ago
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