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Show Yourself How Far You'Ve Come



When I get stuck at a plateau, I try to find a new way to remind myself how far I've come and it inevitably helps me refocus and re-energize my efforts.
Here are some things I've done:
1. Fill a backpack with weights to match how much weight I've lost. Carry it around for a few minutes, and realize how much pressure I've taken off my body.
2. Over the course of a week (or more), walk a mile for every pound I've lost and track it.
3. Write my number on the bathroom mirror in lipstick.

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  • thank you for this blog! You have helped me look at things in a different light..... - by DIETER27
  • I only recently hit my first plateau and I don't like it! I am having my son load up his back pack for me as I type this! Great idea! Thanks for sharing your success in getting off the plateau! - by MCCC75
  • I think I will try and carry the poundage I've lost to actually realize how much excess 'baggage' I used to carry around! Great reality check. Thanks for sharing. - by J2740LOU
  • I think u r very creative and emoticon on that weight loss!! ......... WTG!! ........ - by 2BDYNAMIC
  • Simple and sweet ideas. I plan to follow your lead on this matter. It's just that I am an impatient sort of person. So instead of carrying each pound for a mile, I believe that I will attempt to do it all at once.

    Now I have to load my backpack with 58, if it will even carry that much weight! (My serious backpacking set-up would do it, but I haven't it here where I am located now.) Any way I will have to see if I can manage to carry that on my back. That ought to be cute!

    Guess if I survive that esperience ... it ought to force me off my present plateau!

    Thanks for the wake-up call. - by ARUSHING2

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