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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Looked at my weigh stats recently. That is the little jiggy line that shows where I'm supposed to be by now, and where I really am. Hmmm...

I'm about 22 months into this journey. When my first year was up, I felt I had a lot to brag about. I lost 28 pounds!! Okay, maybe not a lot compared to some people. But SP is the first eating/living plan I was able to stick with for a year, the first 'diet' plan on which I lost more than 11#. So I was pretty proud of myself.

Now, almost another year in, I've only lost 9.5 pounds... (Cue dramatic music!) I could choose to feel down about this. I could choose to have a couple of brownies a la mode to drown my sorrows in. I could choose to look at the glass as half empty.

Or... I could choose a positive vibe. I've stuck with the program almost two whole years! I've lost 37.5 pounds, 26 pounds more than I've ever been able to lose before. I've made some great friends, and found some great support for when I'm having a tough day. I hear little SP voices in the back of my mind, urging me to stay away from food I'm not really hungry for. I've accepted that this is a lifestyle chance, not just a chance to lose weight. And best of all, I didn't regain all that I had lost in the first year! Yippee!!

So I will be happy with my smaller weight loss, knowing the scale will continue on it's downward trend, knowing that no matter how long it takes, the weight loss will continue. So here's to seeing the positive side of the SP life. emoticon
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    Way to go, Becca! Following a course of healthier living for 2 years now is awesome! How many years did you live without looking after yourself well? I think congratulations are in order for your dedication alone. The weight loss is a huge bonus! Excellent! Good for you! You can't be ruled by the scale, or you would just end up feeling disappointed sooner or later -- and then what? Quit? Undo all the good you've achieved?

    I think you have LOTS to celebrate and I'm more than happy to celebrate with you!

    GO BECCA GO! emoticon
    2653 days ago
    Oh, Becca, this is SO wonderful! Thank you for sharing your story and your positive attitude!


    2654 days ago
  • RONI122
    The glass is defintly half full! emoticon You are on a wonderfull journey!
    2654 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Becca, the only thing I can say is we are not on a diet and your blog proves that. This is the new "me" living the new life. We no longer diet we just make better choices. Hey that sounds like a blog!!! You have done awesome!!!
    2654 days ago
  • JMOUSE99
    We have very similar stories. I started SP about the same time you did and I can't believe I'm still sticking with it! I'm still eating healthy and the weight is dropping slowly and (I really can't believe this) I'm still *exercising*!

    Good for you for recognizing the positive and thank you for reminding me of it as well.

    2654 days ago
  • no profile photo CAROL494
    emoticon You have made such good progress. Don't compare yourself to others. The downward trend is the most important factor. Just hang in there! emoticon emoticon
    2654 days ago
    Even if the glass is 50% water, it has 50% air so that = 100% Full ;-) emoticon
    2654 days ago
    Yeah for half full!! You've got the right idea!
    2654 days ago
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