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Reminding Myself

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I find that I must remind myself constantly, over and over, day after day that I can do this. It is going to take time.


I'm so tired of being

Yet, I'm close to a 10lb weight loss. Close but not yet there. Now some may scoff at a lousy 10lbs, but I'm overjoyed. Already I can tell a difference in my jeans and some shirts hang a little looser. I'm eating better. I'm drinking scads of water. I drink so much now, I wonder how I managed to only drink 1 McDonalds Sweet Tea in a day. Oh yes, I would drink only 1 and nothing else. Or how I drank 1 44oz Mt. Dew Freeze from Speedway in a day. Now it seems I'm forever refilling my very large glass. I consume well beyond the glasses of water daily.

I've always been fairly flexible, could still turn cartwheels in 2004 before my brain surgery. Now, unfortunately, that's out of the question...for a myriad of reasons but not because of weight. I used to be able to touch my nose to the floor while doing middle stretches but because of gaining more weight, I can't do THAT anymore. I'm working towards touching my nose on the floor. I'm close to that too. I'm about 4" from getting there! With my back fusion, I have to be so careful. But this
is stretching that I can do and will eventually accomplish.

It is these things that I have accomplished just in January that I MUST REMIND MYSELF on a daily basis. No, I don't want to be fat anymore. But, at least I've have taken that first step. . .I have started down the correct path.
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    10lbs is 10lbs. Think of how lousy you would feel if you learned you just gained 10lbs, try to reach for the opposite emotion and feel awesome about losing 10 lbs.
    2209 days ago
    10 pounds loss lousy? NEVER! Every pound (or part of it) counts! You are doing GREAT! emoticon emoticon
    2210 days ago
  • BEEJAY49
    I think losing 10 pounds is awesome and never let anyone tell you it's not! Even every 1/2 pound we lose is a wonderful accomplishment! :) I loved your blog! HUGS!
    2211 days ago
    Great blog! I also have to remind myself everyday cuz its so easy to get demotivated when you have a looong way to go.
    2211 days ago
    I know that 10lbs is a totally awesome loss! I am hoping to hit that soon.

    Pants and shirts getting loose is a great feeling! And well done on the water - I am still having to force myself to get my water in.

    You seem to have gotten a fire going inside now - emoticon
    2211 days ago
    I think you could get to be a regular featured blogger!
    2211 days ago
  • JMC155
    2211 days ago
    You have made great strides - and nearly 10 lbs is really something! I have lost and regained weight more times than I can count. What is finally starting to click is that I need to relax in the process and trust myself. A pizza, sundae, steak tips or tortilla chips are not going to tackle me and shove themselves in my mouth. I have total control in each moment to choose health. Yes, there will be slip-ups, but the most important thing is to get back up. Also, it's important to celebrate the small victories (pants buttoning, loose shirts and each pound lost). Best of luck on your journey.
    2211 days ago
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