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Sometimes it helps to think of just the next five pounds.

Saturday, December 14, 2013



I tried on a shirt today that I haven't been able to wear in 3 1/2 years. I expected it to be skin-tight but it was actually a little on the loose side. So was the skirt. It is a lovely, lovely feeling to wear clothes I haven't been able to wear. It is even better needing to retire baggy ones.

For a couple weeks I haven't been tracking calories at all. I didn't expect it to pay off on the scale. Yesterday, I thought it wouldn't hurt to weigh in. I was surprised I had lost three-and-a-half pounds! The only difference is I haven't eaten bread and I have focused on portion size.

The next month will have new milestones with it. The work is finally paying off in tangible ways and that is motivation to keep going.

The past five pounds took forever, but were worth it. The next five pounds are completely do-able. Sometimes it helps to think of just the next five pounds, not the end goal.
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  • CATHOLICCORGI
    emoticon on the weight release...now that it is gone, there is no need to take it back! LOL!
    Since I have been under this nasty cold for a week now, I have no appetite. I'm not tracking at the moment.
    My weigh-in is January 1, so I am trying to watch portions and eat when I am hungry only.
    I like your plan of only focusing on the next few pounds... it brings things into perspective for me. One step, one pound at a time. It's all about the journey.
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  • CANDOK1260
    great plan and you l0okk really goof
    2226 days ago
  • VKKESU
    Good Job ! My biggest advice is to donate, throw out, GET THEM OUT OF THE HOUSE !!! I made the mistake of growing into loose clothes without realizing it.

    I now get rid of clothes to big for me so I can continue on my journey with no turning back !

    2226 days ago
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