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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A lady doesn't reveal her weight.


For me, I just never revealed it because I have always been so ashamed of it. I have been a big girl my whole life, and when confronted with this number-- i would hide it (from it?) as much as possible. I often did this by lying about it.

When I first joined sparkpeople-- I was amazed with the number of people that actually had their weight posted for anyone to see. I thought "when I get to a number that I am not ashamed of, I will do that too."

Well guess what folks-- after losing 137lbs, and knowing how far I have yet to go... I am still ashamed of this number.

BUT I SHOULDN'T BE!, instead of thinking about how far I have yet to go= I am going to throw caution to the wind... and celebrate how far I have come. I need to realize that REALLY it is just a number, that doesn't define me. I should be proud that it is 137lbs less than it was a little over a year ago.

So, here it is. New goal is set-- starting today. I will lose 18lbs (or more) by the end of April and crush this new goal!

Wish me luck!
-Bobbi ;)
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    To answer everyones questions:

    The Jar on the left says "pounds lost" and is filled with 137 plastic gems to represent how many lbs I have lost.

    The Jar on the right is the amount of gems I have left on my current goal.

    and yes, the big blob in the middle is a simulated pound of fat. YUCK! lol :)
    1867 days ago
    You've done fantastic!! There's definitely every reason to feel proud!! Is that a cup of marbles you have in that picture? A marble for every pound lost, or? I can't see it quite well but if that is what I'm seeing that is a very creative idea... and look how full it is!!!

    You're emoticon ... The emoticon !!!
    1867 days ago
    That's a great step! You should be ashamed of that number. You are making wonderful progress!
    1884 days ago
  • CATE195
    Congrats on your success so far, you should be very proud of how far you've come!
    1884 days ago
    OMG - is that a simulated pound of fat that you have there? How awesome. What a motivation.

    You have come SO far and it's really easy to lose sight of that, but please please please remember your AWESOME accomplishment! And numbers aside, you are changing your life for the better and that has no numerical value.

    You are so so close to Onederland that you can't be ashamed of the number of the scale! Your number on the scale is one that I envy. :)
    1884 days ago
    I hear ya on the weight thing! I post mine for anyone to see, but it's more because otherwise I just hide from that number and it looms over my head. It was a HUGE leap for me to post it but I found that the more I talked about it the more it seemed real in my mind. Each person deals with it differently, and I like how you're handling it! :) I really like your pounds lost jar with the beads--excellent idea and I just might steal it!!!!

    Great work so far and keep it up! :)
    1884 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    No you should not be ashamed, you have done an amazing job! You can do this! emoticon emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Amazing!! You should be proud of what you've accomplished so far!!
    Keep up the good work!! emoticon
    1884 days ago
    Good luck and enjoy your success!
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    1884 days ago
    Honey you should shout it from the rooftops.
    1884 days ago
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    You have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of and should be very proud of where you are!!!
    1884 days ago
    You are SO right! You have NOTHING to be ashamed of. You done more than most people will even dream of doing. Congrats on your new found ticker confidence = ) I have no doubt you will meet your goal!
    1884 days ago
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