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New milestone;as of today I am in the 180's! Woo hoo! 48 lbs gone!

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My 8 year weight loss journey

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Took this last night.....I am down 61lbs and counting! 160's I'm coming for you, soon! Only 12 lbs to goal!

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    Yeah, I think maybe the individuals might've been respecting my image, but, the corporate sponsor?
    I've been attending this company's conferences for 16 or 17 years now, and the images they post from the conference (5,000-10,000 people) have never contained me even once, despite my teaching and working the trade show floor and being in the press boxes and attending all the mixers. It's always attractive people who are attending, and some of the more attractive speakers. NEVER anyone overweight in any of their frames.
    If I can attend this year, I'll have to keep an eye out again and see if I suddenly show up somewhere.
    1451 days ago
    Thanks for the understanding and commiseration. I wish so many of us weren't familiar with this. He knew before we got together how rough my prior relationship and my childhood had been... I thought that meant he'd be compassionate and tender... it just meant he knew he had someone he could treat however he wanted and who would put up with it because she was used to it.

    And yes... now I know. That gives me hope for the future, more hope than I've had in a long time.
    1491 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49

    I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)
    Walking for five minutes is better than walking for zero minutes. Exercise is essential even if I don't do very much at first. I can build up the amount that I do over time, but I have to start somewhere.
    Hunger is never an emergency. It is only mildly uncomfortable. I can tolerate it. It will come and go.
    I really do deserve credit for breaking old habits and it is essential for building my confidence. Once my confidence grows everything will become so much easier.
    If I want to lose weight permanently, I can't make exceptions. I'd rather be thinner. I can't overeat on week-ends or any other time.
    I have to develop the habit of eating every bite slowly, while sitting down, so I can fully enjoy it. It is worth developing this habit, so that I can have a lifetime of being thinner.
    I'm not going to let any minor setback ruin everything I've accomplished. One mistake doesn't ruin my diet, but falling back into old habits will.
    I will recommit to my diet right here, right now!
    Exercise is not negotiable for good health. It needs to be a daily lifetime habit and I need to make it so. The hardest part is getting started. I'll feel so much better when I'm done. So get started!
    OH WELL! I'm going to ignore this craving. I'm going to do something and let it subside. I'm turning my attention to something else, like exercise.
    4007 days ago
  • v no profile image FABCELI
    Thanks for the recent comment on my blog, I will definitely check out that book. I need all the help I can get.
    4095 days ago
  • v no profile image FABCELI
    I would like to have you as a buddy. Thanks for words of encouragement I really need it.
    4100 days ago
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