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{November 26, 2012}   Stuck…and it doesn’t feel good

As if other things in my life weren’t already messing up, I appear to be stuck 4 pounds away from my Christmas goal. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Yep, you heard right, I am STILL the same weight as last week even though I didn’t cheat on Thanksgiving! Ugh! My goal is so close, yet seemingly so far……I just want to get there! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Well, I’m NOT giving up no matter how long I stay stuck like this! I will continue and pray for better results NEXT week. Can you all pray for them as well? I really could use some good luck right about now! Until next week, hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving AND have a good week this week! ๐Ÿ™‚

{November 5, 2012}   One is the loneliest number

So I stole my title from a song because I am down 1 more pound BUT on the bright side, I am actually ecstatic about this news! WHY? Because I’m a woman and I gain water weight once a month…LOL…and for once, my weight STILL went down regardless of that fact. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, yippee! I am now down 43 pounds total and am 7 pounds away from my goal.

Today was also my monthly measurements day and I have lost 4.5 more inches! This is less than my loss for the previous 2 months but I dropped inches in places where it had been slower coming off and less in the areas where it had been dropping fast so I think it’s a good balance. This brings me to a total of 19 inches lost overall which is over a foot throughout my body! Heck yes! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am starting to see differences in the way my clothing is fitting, things are getting loser and some are starting to look better. I have ONE pair of jeans that are like baggy in the legs but fit in the butt and I haven’t been able to wear them in a long time because of all the weight I gained. Over a year ago, I put them on and couldn’t even get the zipper closed. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The other day, I put them back on just to see if they fit any better and they zipped! ๐Ÿ™‚ They are still snugger than I like though because I don’t like wearing anything TIGHT whatsoever so I want to lose a bit more in my hips and thighs BUT they zipped easy and they are a size 24. For those that might be unaware, most of my clothes I wear are from my heaviest size, so they are 28 and 30’s. The fact that I can zip up a size 24 is so exciting for me! Just HAD to share that news with everyone because I was so thrilled and I can’t wait until I can wear them again. They are the only pair of jeans I have ever worn that I actually liked and I know my husband loves them, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, things are looking up although my body is feeling rather yuck at the moment! Here’s for another good weight check in and I will update you guys again next week! Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

{October 29, 2012}   Weight Loss Update

Here’s a short little update for you!

I am down 2 more pounds since last week making my weight loss at 38 pounds total now! Woohoo! That’s all I have to say in that regard, but I also wanted to use this update to wish everyone in Hurricane Sandy’s path safety and PLEASE take the warnings seriously and take all precautions you can! From someone who lives in the South and has SEEN what Hurricanes can do, they are nothing to mess with and they need to be taken very serious! There’s always a chance that the next storm that hits you is the BIG one that no one THOUGHT would happen. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I hope all my East Coast bloggers, friends and family make it through safely and you are in my thoughts right now!

After a HUGE 7 pound drop last week which was a GREAT Birthday gift, this week I am down 1 pound. A small number, but exciting none the less. I’m good with 1 or 2 pound losses when a bigger number could be 2-3 weeks away again, right? I can be a sneaky modern Tortoise who creeps along until the Hare falls asleep and then I fast track myself ahead 100 meters so when he wakes up, he remains cocky and sure of himself, unaware that I am ahead of him. I like that analogy. ๐Ÿ™‚

This weekend, I will be doing my 2nd measurements since the starting ones and I am super excited to see how many more inches I have lost. I really think this is key for me because I have trouble visually seeing a change in my own body other than if clothes fit different, you know? In fact, I think anyone who has spent a majority of their life overweight tends to NOT see themselves as skinnier than before UNTIL they gain a lot and look back in time. I remember getting down from 320 to 250 years ago and I felt different, but I still felt humongous. Everyone would tell me I looked so good, but I just couldn’t see it. Fast track to gaining a bunch of weight back and I look back and say, “Wow! I really WAS smaller then!” Funny how our eyes can be blind to see what everyone else sees.

For some reason, the number on the scale doesn’t make me realize this. Maybe it’s because of how much I do weigh. I STILL see a big number so I can’t see that I might be smaller in certain places of my body. BUT when I see the inches I have actually lost, I realize, “Hey! I might not be seeing this, but people ARE telling me the truth cause I can see for myself in numbers that I HAVE lost some inches.”

So, here’s to seeing a lot of inches magically vanished like our car keys every time my husband sets them down somewhere! Next Monday I will let you know the news on that front and the pounds side of things! Until then, if you see Mr. Hare, tell him to just quit right now, because I am winning the race and he is going down! ๐Ÿ™‚

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