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Monday, January 28, 2013

Mondays have always been my weigh in day. Notice I said "always". I have been on every diet known to man at one time or another. And, I'm not going to criticize any of them. I think you just have to choose the program that works for you. For me, the only weight loss program I have been able to understand and work into my life has been Weight Watchers.
I lost 75lbs with WW six years ago, but due to my poor choices, I backslid and picked up my old eating habits again. I let the stresses in my life take over again and the weight crept back on. I could beat myself up, but I'm not going to. Sometimes that little negative, inner voice says things to me like: "Wow, you were more than half way to your goal when you gave up. You could be on maintenance right now, if only... " HA! Not gonna go there! lol
I decided last year in September that this year, 2013, was going to be MY year. That I was going to put that old me away forever and make whatever positive changes I could to make my life better. This decision was not about my weight loss journey alone, but in every area of my life. This is MY year! I own it, The way I see it, I have two choices. I can wallow in self-pity, OR, I can be the best me I am capable of being. I am responsible for whatever I get out of life. Oh sure, I know that life is going to throw me punches, believe me I know that as well as anyone! But I am in charge of making the necessary changes on how I deal with those punches. So with that being said, I choose to be healthier, happier, and more at peace with ME, not just in the coming year, but for the rest of my life. I am at a point in my life where I have no little children depending on me, no husband to take care of, its just its my time to concentrate and focus on repairing and rebuilding me.
Reflecting back on last week, I am so proud of the hard work I put into my weight loss. I stuck to working my plan and it paid off. I weighed in today and I have lost six lbs. That brings my total weight loss in two weeks to seven pounds! I really am on my way. There was a time in my life when that one-pound weight loss last week would have defeated me. But, I am grateful for even one pound. I am looking at it like this.....its one step closer to my destination. emoticon
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    that's SO GOOD. Keep at it, and you will be pleased and ! emoticon delighted
    1938 days ago
    Thank you everyone :)
    1939 days ago
    Mellie, you inspire me. Thank You for this blog. If I can help you in anyway, please let me know. Shine on Mellie, Shine on! emoticon
    1939 days ago
  • MARIANNE9855
    congratulations on the weight loss! I believe the majority of us know what to do- we just need the support and reminders to keep going. I know I need to plan each day and not let my guard down and it is helpful to have the community here to help us and remind us that we can. emoticon emoticon
    1940 days ago
    Mellie, I am so proud of you for going back to the roots that work for you. I am on my third weight loss journey (calorie counting) because I become over confident and stop seeking support. This is not a one time deal. If we overeat, we gain. If we let down our guard, we gain. WW gives you great balance and a wonderful plan. emoticon
    1940 days ago
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