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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Well, it's the end of my spring challenge. How did I do?

What am I happy with?

Over an 8-week period, I lost 12 pounds. I have managed to hit my sleep goal each night, which has made a MASSIVE improvements to my days. I have also been able to lighten up on myself...not expecting myself to be perfect in every single way as it relates to weight loss. I'm letting myself be human.

What did I not quite hit?

I am still DAILY struggling with emotional eating. It's such a crutch for me, but this crutch doesn't actually help. It just makes me feel worse. I know that it's going to take a long time to fix this, and I know that I'm better than what I was. There's still a long way to go, though.

I also didn't QUITE hit my weight loss goal. After my stellar first week, I was hoping to get 15 pounds off. I am 3 pounds shy, but an average of 1.5 pounds a week is still pretty awesome to have.

How am I going to keep going?

I'm going to continue to use the SP website to the absolute max. I have gotten much better about searching out help through here when I'm feeling bad and wanting to eat. I'm also going to continue to work on not expecting myself to be perfect at this. Slip ups are going to happen. I can either accept that and simply move on from a slip up or just beat myself up, which only leads me to the potato chips.

I want to thank my fellow Cascading Dahlias for all of their support. Just knowing that there's all these people going through the same things I'm going through makes each thing so much easier to handle. THANKS SO MUCH LADIES!
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