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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This past week I accomplished a seemingly small goal - I hit 199! Goodbye 200's, I'm not sad to see you go!

Hitting 199 isn't a particularly important goal. Starting my program, losing my 10% goal, fitting into size 16 and now size 14 jeans, eating healthier, having less sweets cravings - those are really big goals (at least in my book!). I haven't lost a huge amount since the week previous - but those few pounds I lost mean a lot to me.

I've always been a big girl. I think when I was 14, I was probably 180 pounds maybe a size 12 if the clothes were right. I tried so hard to lose weight, but it was tough. I was a book girl - I loved to read. Sure I didn't mind some outdoors play - riding bikes or walking. But coupled with my loving of reading, I loved sweets. I wouldn't say I was terrible about eating sweets when I was 14, but I certainly was no saint. After we moved to a wetter climate, the weight came on with the weather. And the 180's, which I had despaired over not being 130, were long gone.

199 may not mean that much, but to me it is one step closer to a healthy weight. It represents how I am making my life better. It represents all the things I can do now. It represents how I am taking control and not letting food have its way with my body. It represents how I DID something, how I accomplished so much (almost 70 pounds lost!!). I'm very proud of my loss, and I'm even more excited about whittling away those last ~50 pounds!
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