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Very seriously celebrating a 75 pound weight loss

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Weekly weight loss 7.6 pounds on the digital scale at my Weight Watchers meeting for a grand total of 75 pounds. Same scale, same leader, different numbers! That's what the scale said yesterday, but for today it is only to acknowledge and move on because life goes on. With a huge abdominal hernia my clothing size doesn't go down very much below the waist, and I'm in a wheelchair, so my biggest victory is at the scale. For me, YES, IT IS ABOUT THE SCALE. I celebrate my ability to say that the numbers count, even though it's such an unpopular stance to take these days. If I've gained anything else from this most recent 11 year weight loss journey, it's how to weather the plateaus, persevere in spite of all the weight gains along the way, and have confidence in my ability to succeed in spite of the odds. I've also gained a self-taught education in nutrition and to some degree, psychology.
This has to be my final go-round. I don't have decades to eat and lose all over again. As the game show on TV asks, "Is that your final answer?" Yes, this is my final answer and I've got to get it right this time. My health and life depend on it. In the past when I dropped a hundred pounds, I could have the fun of putting it back on again with cheats here and binges there. This is serious business to me now.
Finally, I'm not doing this for anyone else but me.
Finally, I come first.
Finally I can say "NO," and mean it, even if the other guy doesn't like it.
I don't mean to sound harsh, as I don't ever want to be rude to anyone, and I understand that many offerings are made with love, and requests are actually expressions of a need for help, but I have begun to learn how to discern if something is really within my means and ability to do what is requested, or indulge the food offering. My late mother-in-law had a saying "Too soon old, and too late smart." I never forgot those words as they became more meaningful over the years. May she rest in peace. She understood the bottom line, and now, I do too!
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  • JILL313
    Great blog Patty and losing 75#s is wonderful. . .You sure have come a long way on your Journey and as they say we are never too old to learn something new. Is your Hernia operable? I feel for you and hope it doesn't bother you too much. Enjoy your weekend and savor your success.

    Love,

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  • GINNJEN1974
    Great job on 7.5 pounds more gone. Sounds like your MIL advice has truly sunk in. I know I will be thinking about it myself today. Thanks for the blog.
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  • EATVEGAN
    Girl, I love your blog. You don't sound rude, you sound fierce. That's what we need to get this job done. Good for you! And total congratulations on the 75 lb. loss. If we weren't interested in numbers, why would we have ticker tapes at the bottom of our pages? Anyway, this is serious business, and you're taking it seriously. emoticon
    Janet
    I'm going to your page and if we aren't friends, I'm going to friend you. I need friends like you.
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  • JAOTAO
    75 lb. loss is awesome ... awesome too are the insights you gained. Like you I don't have decades to do this again. Heres to keeping your momentum going. emoticon
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  • ERICADAWN1986
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    Our victories are our victories and it doesn't matter how you count yours what matters is your emotional satisfaction at acknowledging the victory. I count the scale too and so do 99% of the people around even if they don't admit it.
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  • MARITIMER3
    Congratulations on your weight loss. Keep up the great work.
    3034 days ago
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    YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF. YOU DID IT - JUST YOU!
    PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER HAD A WEIGHT ISSUE HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD THIS IS TO DO. THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF THAT MAY TAKE AS LONG AND BE JUST AS HARD, IS MAINTAINING A GOAL WEIGHT. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Congratulations on your 75 pound weight loss. emoticon I love your "finallys " .
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  • BELDONDOG1
    Patty, Kudos for the 75# weight loss!!! That is wonderful! You are an inspiration for so many. To be in wheelchair and still be able to lose so much weight, is great!
    And I feel if we don't use the scales, we would be lost. I know I would be! It counts,
    it helps and it motivates. Continue doing exactly what you're doing! (hug) Noel

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  • THOMS1
    emoticon Good for you. I really enjoyed your blog. Your Mother-In-Laws saying makes so much sense. Have a healthy week! emoticon
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    So proud of you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon and I know exactly where you're coming from...it's my last time too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • DANMAR1
    75 pound loss is wonderful!! When I read at the bottom your "finallys " I thought those are awesome non scale victories. Seems like you are having great results in the scale and non scale victories. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • SJOHNS30
    Way to go!
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    75 pounds lost is a tremendous accomplishment! We all watch the scale; why else do they weigh you at the doctors office? Don't they base BMI on a scale number? You have every right to feel proud. I hope it's not sour emoticon on their part. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon
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  • IOWAGRAMMA
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    Patty, I also know it isn't popular these days to talk about "scale victories" but whether our clothes are looser (they were always loose--I bought them that way) or being able to do something more, but I agree that the scale victories are just as important. No way will my clothes go down a size and I'll be able to do more things if the numbers don't go down. So, hats off to you, my friend, and keep up the great work. It is a long haul, but so worth it, and it sounds like you are growing in all the right way!! emoticon

    Peace, hugs and love, Jeannie
    3034 days ago
  • SUNRISE14
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GOD ANSWERS PRAYER MY FRIEND ! Keep stepping on those scales ! emoticon
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  • AUKEBAY316
    Congratulations on your 75 pound weight loss and sharing some of your experiences!

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