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The big 5-0 for me

Monday, October 28, 2013

I am throwing myself a virtual party, because according to my ticker it is now, "50 days since eating like crap!"

I have not told anyone about this adventure, except for you Spark-ers and my husband. I have gone from fat to fit before, and I vividly remember my brother saying, "Maybe this time you'll keep it off," the last time, in front of some people, at a family party, and I wanted to slap him in his smug face. I did not slap him, and I did not keep the weight off.

Since that fun little convo, I have given birth to 2 beautiful little girls. I dedicated myself to assisting (the same) brother when he was very ill. I helped my great aunt when her husband died. And, I continue to assist my elderly grandparents, while still being an active, involved Mom. Instead of wearing my heart on my sleeve, I instead wear it in my gut, butt, thighs, and my most hated part, upper arms.

The good news is that despite the fact that I got very wrapped up in helping everyone else, I have not given up on me.

So, this post is me being proud of 50 days of not eating like crap. No pretzels, no finishing off the kids' plates, no mindless munching, no cookies, and I haven't eaten a single piece of the two huge bowls of chocolate the girls got from Trunk or Treat. Now, THAT is willpower.

A few motivational thoughts on this momentous occasion:

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    As a mother of six, I can attest to how much weight can be gained eating what's left on my children's plates. Learning that helped me to lose. At my lowest five years ago, I weighed 195. Then over time, I gradually have gained back some of those pounds. At Christmas, I told myself that I could lose 12 pounds before my daughter's wedding at the end of March. Instead, I have gained 4 pounds. I would love to have you as a Spark friend to help me to change back to the healthy eating that caused me to weigh less.
    772 days ago
    Sounds fantastic!! emoticon
    1633 days ago
  • LUANN7
    way to go!!!
    1633 days ago
    You are amazing! Wow -- talk about triumph in the face of temptation. It's so interesting (and hurtful! ARG) what your brother said. I just read a research paper that said more than 80 percent of people who start healthy eating programs fail because negative feedback such as your brother's convinces them the will fail.

    I KNOW that happened for me too!

    It's a great idea not to tell everyone what you're doing too. I couldn't agree more with that approach. I know when I did it I'd get all kinds of weird comments on food/exercise, whatever. I personally figured, to heck with it! As long as I know (and at the time, my SP friends and husband, too) that's all I needed.

    CONGRATULATIONS! You go girl!!!

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    1633 days ago
  • 144AUTUMN
    keep up the good work!!!
    1634 days ago
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