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We tend to beat ourselves up even when we succeed!

Monday, May 16, 2011

After putting my totals on the BLC 17 "score board" I was astonished with the results. In 8 weeks, I had lost a huge 32 lbs and 29 wonderful inches.

I know this is crazy. I spent over a year "eating right" and working out 5 times a week and only lost 30 lbs total. The fact that I just did that in 8 weeks blows me away.

Instead of being happy for my success, I began to look back on the weeks and realize that I didn't lose all that much in the last two weeks. I started to feel sorry for myself and wanted to slip back into that oh so easy pattern of not caring. The not caring leads to eating wrecklessly.

My husband as of last week said that maybe he needed to follow my new eating plan (not diet....hehe) after seeing the results. That helped bring me out of my funk in which I was wallowing.

Ladies, enjoy your weight loss. Be encouraged with every pound that you lose. I will follow my own advice. As dreaded plateaus hit, because our body readjusts, I know that we will all look at where we came from instead of the "thing that we messed up" in our eating habits. As our habits change, our minds change. As our minds change, we begin to accept who we are.

Thank you for being there for me when I was in my pity party. By the way, I surpassed the deal with my husband to get a bike. This weekend, we are going to the store to pick out a nice bike for me! emoticon
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    Would you mind sharing a little more of what your plan was? Did you stick with cutting sugar and starch? I'm really curious because I too thought I was exercising and eating right and in a whole year only lost 38 lbs. I would love to hear any advice you have. If you log your food and exercise could you possibly make them viewable (it's an option on your profile I believe)? I'm just so excited to see that someone who was basically in the same boat as me has been able to turn it around and totally kick butt! Oh and happy biking!
    3418 days ago
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