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Progress Report . . . Well, Some . . .

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

It is a year this month since I came back to Spark People. I was so hoping to be further along by now. Twelve months, only twelve pounds lost. Just a little progress there. It would have been fifteen if not for all the birthdays and holidays from the end of Oct through Dec! emoticon
So, I guess I get a very small emoticon for that.

I think I will give myself a great big emoticon for being here almost every day through that year.

I have discovered a few things that have helped me: I need to chart everyday. I need to make sure I work on adding protein (I am not a red meat eater). I have added protein drinks sometimes to make up the difference. That is a change I can live with. I need to work on my sweet tooth BIG TIME, but I have been able to walk away from donuts many times--just last week and this week, by the way. That is a big improvement! Maybe I should get a big emoticon for that!

I have met a few people that are absolutely encouraging! I believe I have encouraged a few myself. I have found I enjoy this community of people just trying to make life healthier--not just lose weight. I have learned a lot about me and about food in general. One huge thing:
I need not be afraid of food or let it run my life, invade my thoughts, or rule my emotions.

On the lighter side: I will not cry over spilled milk emoticon especially if it was whole milk. I will not care when the smoke detector goes off. I didn't need that batch of brownies. I will not get fussed up when no one notices how nice I look. It was just 'that old thing' anyway.
I will not bemoan my hair loss until there is more on the pillow that on my head. When my knees creak, I will thank God I am still walking. After I fall down ( emoticon ) I will be happy to be able to get up and go again. If I have to, and I want to, I will jiggle my way through exercise and jingle my way through discouragement.

As for today, I broke two cups this AM. One was a collectible Fire King mug. I cleaned it up and went on. Things are not important. People are!

I will hang on to my motto even when my thoughts hint at failure:

Let's have a great day! emoticon emoticon
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    12 pounds is emoticon
    So many of us, including me have not met our goals for this year.
    Thanks for the pep talk even thought it probably was meant for you!
    1896 days ago
    A pound a month is something to be proud of - slow and steady wins the race. And you are so right - people are important - not things. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1896 days ago
    Congrats on your Anniversary. emoticon Your rate of loss is good (considering the traps you had like birthdays, etc.). You have achieved a major milestone. Don't disparage it, embrace it. emoticon emoticon
    1897 days ago
    You are emoticon . Together emoticon !

    1897 days ago
    Love the motto, 12 pounds is great

    1897 days ago
    12 pounds???The slower you lose the better off you are!!! This is a life accomplishment!!! Keep Sparkin'!! Yea you!!!
    1897 days ago
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