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Consistency isn’t as boring as it sounds

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Being consistent with weight loss doesn’t sound very fun. It sounds steady, predictable, and tedious. It’s not like a big explosion of fireworks with confetti drifting down from the ceiling with music blaring (think Biggest Loser finale).

But you know what I realized today? That I’ve lost 1 pound a week for 3 weeks in a row. But I expected more. Especially since I’ve been killing it at the gym & even started running again. I expected the fanfare, the confetti, the fireworks, Allison awarding me with the Biggest Loser check, cheering fans, a hug from Bob. [Welcome to my fantasy.]

You know what I got instead? Another pound in the right direction. I got a pound closer to my goal. A pound closer to a healthier me. A better me.

So I've decided that instead of the fanfare, the quick start, the hoopla...at the end of the day, I’ll take consistency--every pound of the way!!
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  • LYNDA522
    Just now saw your page, and this blog. You are right. Consistency is key. Even missteps are ok! Just get back on that hoss and ride. (I'm from Texas. ;) I'm losing about a lb a week. Sometimes gain back some but I don't let that get me down. It's all good. emoticon emoticon
    2473 days ago
  • HHOLT6
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  • DOTSONK
    Yes, I'll take it a pound-at-a-time anyday-- even without all the fanfare. The way I see it is: One pound down is better than one pound up any day of the week! And for me, it is much harder to keep off than to lose. Once I get off-focus, it starts creeping back on.... emoticon
    2953 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/31/2012 9:21:46 AM
  • CAT-IN-CJ
    Good job! I really appreciate your honesty. You're right . . . everybody wants immediate gratification NOW !!! But success comes with a lot of hard work and consistency. And those that persevere will WIN!!!
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    2974 days ago
  • KHLJML
    I needed to hear this!!! You just said, what I'm pretty sure, many of us think! Well, at least the part of the huge celebration emoticon
    Thanks for the breakdown and the positive way to look at these accomplishments!
    2987 days ago
  • DUXGRL1
    That is the difference that makes the difference!
    2990 days ago
  • JULIAOAK
    keep up the great work - one pound at a time!! emoticon emoticon
    2994 days ago
  • SANDBBAR
    I have to do exactly what you're doing! I lost 48 pounds and have gained back 32 pounds. Need to get back on track and get consistent! Good job losing three pounds...what do they say? Slow and steady wins the race!! emoticon
    2998 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2012 8:51:26 PM
  • no profile photo CD6849059
    So I'm finally getting a chance to catch up on blogs, and I think it was slightly providential that I'm just reading this now. I've been discouraged lately because there's no Bob, Jillian, $$$, and confetti at my weigh ins. Thanks for this blog!
    3004 days ago
  • CHRISTIANAPOLLO
    Awesome way to look at things! 1 lbs lost is totally better!!!
    3007 days ago
  • KAYATLANTA2010
    I needed to hear this! Thank you for your great example of appreciating the value of consistency!!!
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    3008 days ago
  • PIPPAMOUSE
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Consistency is better than all the fanfare, but it sure is fun to celebrate either way! Celebrate each small consistent step and before you know it, there will be a big thing to celebrate!
    3008 days ago
  • NAYKNITS
    emoticon consistency in the right direction- i like it! Way to go! =)
    3009 days ago
  • PIXIEMOM13
    Consistency might sound boring, but I for one would welcome it!! Vs the up up down, down or up down, up down I've been having on the scale. :P

    And yeah, a hug from Bob (or even Dolvett) would ROCK!!
    3009 days ago
  • ELLISH
    I meant to add this emoticon earlier! Just found it!

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    3009 days ago
  • MISSY1013
    Good job! Consistency is the key and as long as you see progress you are heading in the right direction. emoticon

    Michelle
    3009 days ago
  • ELLISH
    CONSISTENCY ROCKS!! ;) It is steady, predictable and tedious but it works! That's the great part of it. We all need consistency. With it you find the fastest path to where you want to be! When I saw your pound loss the last three weeks in a row. I got the feeling of WOW that is awesome!!

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