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A little victory to share...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

After a month of getting serious about my weight, I felt a little discouraged to see that I've only had an 8 lb loss -- in my mind, I know 1-2 lbs a week is reasonable but facing losing the 30 plus lbs I've managed to pack on it feels a bit underwhelming. Especially when I look at the weight charts out there -- getting down to 160 still makes me technically overweight even tho the last time I was at that weight I was wearing a size 8, which felt freaking awesome to me!

Anywhooo -- I digress from the little "woo-hoo" moment I just had that I wanted to share. I bought a pair of size 12 pants (without trying them on) and put them on for the first time today -- hoping I could squeeze into them since they had some stretch (lycra) mix in the fabric. To my great surprise, they were actually baggy on me! Oh my gosh -- talk about a happy surprise! So, I took them off and pulled out a size 10 from the back of my closet -- pants I'd tried to get into a few months ago that I couldn't get up past my thighs -- and I'm actually wearing them, zipped up and everything! (lol)

They're still pretty snug, to be honest, especially around my middle aged midsection but I'm still shouting hallelujah cause its a long way from how they fit (or didn't fit) the last time I tried to get into them.

Its not much to celebrate -- and I'm still at that point where no one is noticing I'm losing anything but me -- but I'm going to take it and run with it cause its a step in the right direction and the first time in a long time I've looked for a smaller size instead of a bigger one. And its the motivation I needed to keep working toward my goal -- step by step, day by day -- even when it feels like I have a long road ahead of me. I have a long way to go and alot of improvements I need to make to get healthier -- especially adding more activity to my day -- but even this little victory makes me feel encouraged to keep at it and keep moving forward. I may be the tortise rather than the hare in this weightloss thing, but I'm proud of myself for sticking with it and the fact that I am moving toward my goal -- even if it feels like I'm doing it very slowly -- and I had to share my little happy moment with someone, so here I am. : )
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    emoticon PROGRESS!!!

    You are going GREAT!!
    That eight pounds is fantastic.
    Just remain consistent and the numbers will keep going down.
    You CAN do this; you ARE doing it!
    1921 days ago
    keep it going
    1923 days ago
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    Slow and steady wins the race! Inch by Inch its a Cinch!

    Have a Great Day emoticon

    1923 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    Congratulations! You definitely get to do the jig of joy for that victory (and you will use up calories as well). Keep up the good job!
    1923 days ago
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