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Not looking a gift horse in the mouth!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

You may or may not have noticed my disappearance from Sparkpeople a couple of months ago. When I moved to Colorado in May, I kind of fell off the bandwagon. I continued working out for a while, and continued eating slightly healthier, but then it gradually went to not working out and not eating all that healthy. I had lost a few lbs after I moved here, but then I gained a couple of those back, so I've gradually stopped weighing myself as well. It's been well over a month since I've weighed myself. For whatever reason, I decided to get back on the scale this morning, and I was really expecting a huge disappointment (like, potentially a 10 lbs gain). Instead, what I found was a 10 lbs LOSS...!!!!!! I have absolutely no idea how that happened, except that since school has started I haven't been snacking as much (especially not at work). I haven't been working out, though, or counting calories, etc. I'm completely shocked. And definitely happy. I do wish I could say that I've really worked for this loss, though. But, I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth, that's for sure! And I'm extra excited about this, because I feel like it's given me more motivation to actually get back into spark and working out and watching what I'm eating. I'm excited about getting healthy again, I'm excited to make my 36-lbs loss (thus far) a 40-lbs loss, and then eventually a 60-lbs loss! Once again I feel like I can actually do this. That I'm not someone who gets to the 20-30 lbs loss range and then loses momentum completely and ends up gaining it all back, and then some. Earlier in this journey I remember writing a post after I got under 200, saying that I would never again be there. After this summer I was worried that I would be again, and soon. But now I've realized that I'm NOT going back there. I'm not going to stand for that. I am going to take care of this body I've been blessed with. This beautiful, strong, healthier body. emoticon

Praise God!!!!!!
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    That is wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you!! I suspect that, while you cut down on the exercise and didn't watch your eating habits, that your body watched it for you. My guess is, without realizing it, you have moved around more than you used to. Think about it. Do you still sit around watchng tv (or anythng sedentary like that) like you did before? You said you aren't snacking as much, but have you noticed what you have been snacking on?

    When we treat our bodies well, we grow to crave that good treatment and will often do things automatically just to continue that good feeling. Does that make sense? It's like when a person decides to give up pop to lose weight. They've lost weight and decide to "treat" themselves to a can of pop, but discover it has become too sweet for them. So when they become thirsty in the future, their bodies will instictively steer them away from the pop, without them even realizing what's happening.

    Sorry. Didn't mean to sound like a lecture. Just trying to give a suggestion for your weight loss and why you should feel incredibly good about it!! You're doing wonderfully!!

    4235 days ago
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