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AT LAST--Holiday weight gain is back off

Monday, January 07, 2013

I didn't come unglued this time when I regained a few pounds through Christmas and New Year's. It's a whole new attitude--thinking of my weight as a lifetime new lifestyle. So I need to accept that each year during the holidays, I'll most likely go up a few pounds. Instead of getting upset about it, I need to just plan to get right back on track and get the pounds right back off. I've never looked at it this way before. But this year is different. I'm different. And as of today, I've lost those holiday pounds again. So from here on my losses will be real fat lost--not just the liquid and temporary weight gain of holiday indulgences. I had already decided to go back on liquid diet for 6 weeks to start the year and I'm on Day 4 of that. I'm hoping to lose about 20-25 more pounds by Valentine's Day. I can't wait to post that 100 pounds lost icon on my profile!! And I posted a new photo--a very current photo. Usually I avoid the cameras like a plague, but this time I didn't mind having my picture taken. And for a change, I'm actually SMILING in this photo. Yes, I smile a lot more these days. It sure helps when you start liking yourself. SP has helped me see that I needed to lose more than extra pounds. I needed to change my way of thinking and begin to truly love me--to care for me. I hope each person who reads this is making that commitment too. We spend our lives caring for everybody else. But we need to care for ourselves, to love ourselves, in order to get truly healthy. And by loving myself, I take care to feed myself healthy food, to get exercise each day and to do all the little everyday things that create a healthy lifestyle for me. It all sounds so simple, but it's a major breakthrough in my life. This year I'm looking ahead and seeing lots of possibilities--all of them good. And I wish the same good things for each of you.
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    Good for you!
    1992 days ago
    Cherie, that is awesome to get the pounds off again and so soon, too. Your picture is beautiful! Aren't you glad you had it taken and now we can all see your smiling face!! Hugs, Jeannie
    1993 days ago
    GREAT Cherie!!! you are an inspiration!!
    1993 days ago
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    Even if it was just holiday weight gain, I'm so proud of you for getting it off again and for the positive self-image you now have. Looking forward to celebrating that 100# loss with you. Keep up the great work!!! Take care and have a very good and successful week. Hugz, Sharon
    1993 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/7/2013 10:06:03 AM
    I'm so proud of you. You are such a motivator and you inspire me to keep going. Can't wait to celebrate with you and I know you will do it! Love the new picture!!!!!!! emoticon
    1993 days ago
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