It's About Time

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Well after tossing my thoughts around inside my head like a mixed salad for the last week, I have come to a few conclusions. as of April 27, I am one month away from the time goal set to lose 41 pounds. I have exercised at times more than I had to, I had several setbacks with my knees and back and had to stop and rest a few days afterward I came back stronger than before. Continued logging my intake every single day since starting and went over calorie limits very few times, so few I can even count them in one hand and have leftover fingers.

I have only lost 7 pounds and what a freaking downer that is. Of course I could take into account all the inches lost, how great and strong I feel, not to mention all the things I can do now that I would struggle with before. I can also take pride in the fact that I have more self control and am more calorie wise, that counting and logging food intake and reading labels are second nature to me now, that I ENJOY and look forward to exercise. and there is nothing wrong and everything right with that.

In conclusion yesterday I was going through my closet trying to choose something to wear and found that I can fit into a smaller size comfortably. I went from a 16 to a 12 wow, who knew? So overall I have made some progress, not the progress I wanted but I will take it and run with it. I will happily continue my plan, my challenge and my fight till 6/27 and see where it got me, so it may not be 41 pounds but I have come to realize that I need to revisit my goals, they may have been a bit lofty and I may not really want to be what the "charts" say I should be, but rather a better me, a happier me and a stronger ME.

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  • SUNNY572
    Thanks for your comments they help keep me motivated. I think the strength training is what has helped bridge the gap. I feel strong! emoticon right back at you!
    3172 days ago
    Sounds like you've done great in spite of the scale. Dropping two sizes is a much better "scale"! emoticon
    3179 days ago
    Well said!! Great attitude, also! emoticon emoticon
    3179 days ago
    Be satisfied and proud of the distance you have come
    With determination you will achieve
    One day at a time
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    3184 days ago
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