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My First 10 lbs Lost!!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

I'm finally there...it's taken me about 7 weeks, but I've finally lost my first 10 lbs!!! When I first joined Spark, I was encouraged by people's stories of losing weight so quickly when they started. But that wasn't happening for me, and I was honestly getting a little discouraged. Looking back, I think I was trying to do too many things at once...getting a food plan & an exercise plan going, reading all the articles and blogs, trying to blog myself. I should have taken one thing at a time, but as always "live and learn". I need to remind myself that a lifetime of bad habits/choices doesn't change overnight. For me, slow & steady wins the race.
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  • SUSIEGKORN
    Yay YOU! Way to stick with it! Slow and steady wins the race! You've got this!
    3236 days ago
  • -WISPY-
    woo hoo for you my love. that is awesome, keep up the good work.

    Hugs Wispy
    3239 days ago
  • SPARTANBABE
    Way to go!!!! emoticon
    3239 days ago
  • WINDMILLS18
    emoticon Keep up the great work!!
    3240 days ago
  • WATREKKIE
    I'm with KAYECAN...I don't know you either and I'm proud of you too!!!

    I totally relate to trying to focus on too many things at one time. I also need/want to narrow my focus. This makes the perfectionist gene in my head scream NOOOOOOOOOO!! But too bad.

    I'm encouraged by your blog - emoticon for sharing it.

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    3240 days ago
  • BLESSEDBEING
    I am an avowed and avid babystepper who has lost 55+ pounds one step & one habit at a time by consistent, *not perfect* practice. I often worry when I hear people who are determined to totally change the way they live and behave--all at once.

    I am so pleased that you have discovered a way that works better for you, and are seeing improvement. emoticon on losing the FIRST 10 pounds. You now have the proof that emoticon Keep emulating the wise tortoise emoticon --who after all won the race, rather than the flashy, show-off emoticon who was all "look at how great I am!"

    We don't have to impress anyone--not even ourselves. We just need to do (& keep doing) something different and better than what we did that got us where we started out this journey! And you have begun doing it, so Yay You! emoticon

    Blessed Be, Amanda emoticon
    3240 days ago
  • GERMANIRISHGIRL
    That is awesome! Keep up the great work! It is SO worth it, I promise. Consistency is key! emoticon
    3240 days ago
  • FITFRIT
    10 lbs is an amazing first step. It took me a year to lose 30 lbs. I didn't take the lifestyle change to heart, but I did take exercising to heart. Now it's time to change the eating habits...it's a daily struggle, but so worth it.
    3241 days ago
  • SWEETSOUNDS11
    Fabulous! You should be super proud of your 10 pound loss and accomplishment!
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    3241 days ago
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    It doesn't matter how long it took you....YOU DID IT!!!
    I don't even know you and I'm proud of you!!! Gotta love this Sparks thing emoticon
    3241 days ago
  • CATHEMARIE
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    3241 days ago
  • KSANDIEGO
    WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO you GO girl! PARTY TONIGHT!!! That's fantastic!! Congratulations! I can't wait to lose 10lbs and we are all so proud of you! That is a tough thing to do, so don't forget to give yourself many many spark hugs and praise yourself for that HUGE accomplishment! Keep up the great work!
    3241 days ago
  • RACHEALTHACKER
    ThATS GREAT way to go you are doing a great job keep up the good work
    3241 days ago
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