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I'M INSPIRED (with creating myself) AND ON FIRE!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I've been on my program AGAIN since the beginning of March.
I don't consider the previous 7 yrs a waste of time, I have learned so much about myself, health issues, weight loss, recipes etc. I have overcome binge eating, secret eating as well as mindless eating and emotional eating.

This time, I feel so much stronger because of the knowledge I have gained.

I learned this important fact...

Additionally, I learned...

Also that some questions do NOT need asking....

However, when I applied this, I found that....

I was taught that diet is 80% and exercise is 20% success. Still I had to apply this...

And I had to apply it in this manner...

With that being said, it still meant that while...

And it was okay to feel this way...

Remembering that there is no 100% helped me through this part...

I remind myself too that...

And I'm definitely...

So here is one of my personal victories, one I cannot share with even my trainer (being a young man in his 30's) but you will understand and smile with me over it. I came home today in the pouring rain. I was desperate for the toilet and charged straight inside and yanked my jeans off, believing I had the pair on with the elasticated waist. Imagine my utter shock when I had them down and discovered I had the pair on that actually has a button and zipper. WOO HOO they slid straight off my hips.....I'm still in shock.

I have lost 17.8 kg (39.2 pounds) since the beginning of March and I am still going strong. Sure, I have had a couple of days in between that have not been great, in fact, they were down right terrible and once I battled for 2 weeks while I was sick with a rotten cold. Still, I made a decision that I would not allow those days/weeks to gain mastery over me and my new life. I'm in this forever. No more - to be thin - or *add any description you choose here*...I'm in this for the long haul.
Once before (almost 7 yrs ago) I lost 20 kgs (44 pounds) which put me into double figures. I am now only 4.4 kgs (9.7 pounds) away from that place in my life. In my calculations, I should be there at the latest by the end of next month.

I hope my 2 spark buddies are managing their week well, if not, message me and lets chat about how we can get you back on track asap.

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    I am so super proud of you! WWEELL DDOONNEE!
    You know, it is when we fall in love with the lifestyle that the results happen.
    Hope you jump right off the double figures cliff, don't look back and just keep going.
    (I was able to pull my pants up in the dark one skat without undoing them, the formerly tight jeans with the button and zipper, when I got up this morning and did not want to wake DH)
    Yay Non Scale Victories!
    1713 days ago
    Great blog! Fantastic job!!!!
    1716 days ago
  • KML410
    Great blog! Thanks for sharing. Congrtulations on your weight loss. emoticon
    1716 days ago
    emoticon What an AWESOME NSV!! I love it when those 'Little' things sneak up and surprise us!! Congratulations!!

    emoticon Great Blog!!
    1716 days ago
    I love hearing other people say it's not just about weight - it's truly about living as healthy a life as possible (in this system)!
    Thanks for sharing this positive post. emoticon
    1716 days ago
    emoticon don't you just love those non scale victories?

    I bet you been feeling much better too?

    Hugs Mary
    1716 days ago
    dear Celest' - you INSPIRE me!


    1716 days ago
    Dearest Celest...

    Gina said it best..."You are a ray of sunshine"....

    Well done dear sister....well done.

    1717 days ago
    Way to go! a wonderful Blog!
    1717 days ago
    I am so happy and proud for you!!!

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    loved all your sayings
    1717 days ago
    Well done Celest!!! So proud of you! I haven't been on SP for a while so am catching up on blogs and such. You are doing great and you have inspired me too!!!! emoticon
    1717 days ago
    I like that you can be able to say you have overcome binge eating. That gives me hope! (I'd like for you to send me a message and let me know what made the difference for you to be able to overcome this difficult to manage problem!)
    1717 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I love it! I understand to about the buddies. We are all here for each other but ones have 1 or 2 that are going through the same thing and give daily boost and encouragement to each other. Ones that know each other through and through.
    1717 days ago
    Aw thanks Asta. I didn't mean that I don't LOVE ALL my spark friends, I just have two women in particular that have buddied up with me for a couple of months to get us going. I am going, and I hope they are too. Sparks has been heaven sent for me, because I did not think I would ever get past the child molestation which kept me in fat land for safety. But finding out here that I was not the only one....was a great help. Reading about how they all dealt with their problems and finding a way for me to deal with mine. My spark sisters have been indescribable and wonderful. I feel more whole every day.
    1717 days ago
    TWO sparkbuddies? WE LOVE YOU Celeste'!

    You really have empowered yourself...and success breeds success. We are SO PROUD OF YOU! emoticon
    1717 days ago
  • JIVANA108
    Amazing hike. Love the title of this blog post. You have inspired me to increase the fitness &healthy eating heat from a simmer to a medium high heat....slow & steady.
    Thank you emoticon
    1717 days ago
  • GINA180847
    You are a ray of sunshine in this day. We had a rough night here. The weather has been so great I knew it would reverse itself and it sure did. All night long there was thunder, lightning and rain. That in itself is just fine but the dogs were a mess. Little Chica does all sorts of things till we just tie her up and desert her in an empty area. Otto laid on the floor beside me and whenever the lightning flashed his head would have to touch me but that is all he did so we will just let him be. I have been up for a while and organized lunch so that we eat healthy but I think my trip to see some of the kids will be canceled due to money issues and one of our children being homeless now. Hubby is back in bed, he is so tired and unwell. It is a good place for him till things change.
    1717 days ago
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