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Nothing Like Progress to Motivate You!

Friday, November 23, 2012

I've been feeling a little "down" after eating too much during Thanksgiving yesterday, but I got an "eye opener" this morning that helped get me back on track.

I don't normally take part in the "Black Friday" shopping, but I was awake at 3:00 AM this morning, so I decided to wait in line for an hour for a smoker I really wanted. I got the smoker (normally $329 - a limited few on sale for $179), and I also picked up 4 pairs of jeans at $9.99 each. Since the place was "crazy" with people, I decided to buy 2 of each size (38" waist and 36" waist) instead of waiting forever to try them on. I was wearing a 42" waist when I started this journey, so I figured a 38" is about right for now, and I can wear the 36" ones after I lose a little more weight. Guess what - the 36" ones fit just right! That certainly cheered up my day. I can still wear the other 2 with a belt, so I'm not going to return them. It just made me feel so good to see the progress I've made, and I'm determined not to go backwards!

While I still need to work on my choices concerning food, I'm going in the right direcion. We all "slip up" now and then, but if we just keep working at it, we can achieve anything we want to!
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    1972 days ago
    This is GREAT news and a great feeling. I remember the first time my pants size went down. The feeling was foreign but it was inspiring and showed that change was possible. How has your patience been reinforced since learning that changes actually do happen even if you can't see them occur overnight?
    1983 days ago
    Kudos on your success !
    2003 days ago
  • ROX525
    Glad you got your bargain on your smoker. Great job on the jeans fitting. You are really goal oriented buying jeans a size smaller. How great and you deserved to splurge on Thanksgiving. We walked into Kohl's yesterday before noon and turned around and walked out as the line was wrapped to checkout all the way to the back of the store. Have a great weekend.
    2003 days ago
  • YIWEN39
    Waouh, that's great news :-) Excellent and really motivating too! Congrats :-)
    Silly question from a non American: what's a "smoker"?
    Have a good weekend! emoticon
    2003 days ago
    Overall progress matters more than one day of overeating!! Way to go. And I'm the same way, nothing motivates me more than progress!
    2003 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    You went from a 42 to a 36 in this weight loss. I would say you are a winner! Way to go!!!!!
    2003 days ago
    That is a great victory!!!!!!! Good bargains too!
    2003 days ago
    Fantastic NSV!!! Congratulations on getting great bargains too! (You're much braver than I am!)

    2004 days ago
  • NWFL59
    WooHoo! That is terrific about the surprise and getting your desired bargains. today I took a long walk (10 miles) and hope it helps take care of my excess eating (calorie wise) yesterday. My legs certainly knew I'd taken them for a walk and my dogs are still barking but no blisters. emoticon No shopping for me in person or even online today.
    2004 days ago
    Three cheers for these terrific non-scale victories! So happy for your newfound celebration that leads to further progress.
    2004 days ago
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