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My 2 month Update...

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Well, it has been two months since I made my Spark return, after taking the Fall and Winter off..to do some plumping up! I'm such a pro at both losing emoticon AND gaining emoticon, it's not even funny!! emoticon

But, with each success and failure..comes lessons learned. And when that happens..then it is sooo worth it! I gained many, many tools, from last years SUPER success, and also from the slip up, that is has helped me, this time, beyond measure, to do a lot of self improvement. I know more about Shelly, NOW, than I did at any other point in my life! There is no more question of WHY the slip ups happen. I KNOW! And now that I do know the WHY...I can master the CURE!! emoticon

When I came back on January 1st..it was one of the hardest things I've ever done! No one ENJOYS that 'tail between the leg' feeling of shame. But, it had to be done! You can't fix a problem, if you constantly run and hide from it! So I just laid it all out there..gathered up all my long term SUPER spark friends (who are priceless to me, by the way!), and have since gained many more wonderful friend additions, since then. emoticon

My stats on January 1st were...

158 pounds
26% body fat
24 inches BIGGER
Size 10 jean - very tight
Size medium/large tops

My stats, today are...

139.5 pounds!
19% body fat!
22.5 inches SMALLER! Just working on those, 1.5 inches of ,stubborn, love handles! Ha
Size 5jr jeans!
Size small tops!

Total pounds lost, thus far: 18.5 pounds!!

My maintenance range to reach is 135 pounds - 130 pounds. So I'm almost to that upper goal number! Just 4.5 more pounds to go!! Ultimately, my perfect weight is 130 pounds, at the minimum. I have come to learn that THAT is where MY body feels and does its best. So, no more striving for that NEXT 5 more pounds lost. Such a waste of time and mental energy! Too much scale obsession ends up backfiring..and who needs it! emoticon

The FINAL goal I'm seeking, is NOT lower scale weight or even a totally fat free body...But to master the art of MAINTAINING! And I WILL master it!! I have ALL the tools needed to make it happen! Sometimes I doubt myself. We all do. But, then I just do some more internet researching to try and find what else it is I am missing. And you know what I find??


Nothing I find, offers me anything more than I have ALREADY learned. Now, it's just a matter of believing that I CAN DO IT...and just make it happen!! emoticon

So, even though my 'scale weight' is almost to its ending point...I know the battle ain't won! The hardest, for me, just begins...

No more, exciting, scale drops to celebrate!

No more inch losses to track!

No more clothing size drops!

No more "Wow! Look at how much weight you've lost!" comments from co-workers or family!

In other words...........BORING!! emoticon

But, I have come to learn that "Boring" is my own personal 'challenge' to concur. No one can help me with it. I just have to find new ways to make it NOT "boring" and more into a 'challenge'...which I, absolutely, thrive on!! emoticon Right, Helen? emoticon

I KNOW my Spark friends aren't going anywhere! And, this time...neither am I! Promise!! I'll be there for you, just as much as I KNOW you have ALWAYS been there for me! emoticon emoticon

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  • FITJEN48
    Awesome insight Shelly. I am seeing how that "newness" feeling could be problematic. Something to carry you onward can be how much you absolutely give hope to the rest of us. Something about your story resonnates with me. I don't know if its the dogged determination or your "realness." Whateveer it is, I don't think my journey would be near as enjoyable, and daoble without you in it. SO, in addition to getting to know Shelly and how she ticks, you can add helping loads of people keep pressing on. Thanks for sharing. Jen
    3854 days ago
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    3856 days ago
    Shelly, this is an absolutely fantastic blog. You have achieved and worked so hard. I am so proud of you. Lol! And yes, congratulations for being boring from now on. That's so funny! x
    3856 days ago
    Cheers to being BORING! Awesome progress - congratulations!
    3856 days ago
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    Shelly - you are doing AWESOME!!! Keep it up!

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    You are doing grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!R> emoticon
    3856 days ago
    That's GREAT!!! I too am coming back after thinking I could do it on my own. Well, I certainly was able to gain 15 pounds on my own. I'm back and have been back for a couple weeks. I already feel so much better. Keep up the great work!!!!!
    3857 days ago
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