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My trip to "Thinville"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Writing just to get a few things on paper (computer) and out of my head.....

When I started this trip to Thinville I knew this was unlike other trips. I had tried everything in the past, for short periods of time. This time I started my trip knowing that the trip had no finish line, that I would continue this journey for life. My belief in that hasn't changed.

For months now the scale and I have not been friends. I seemed to go from the 206 to 180 with great ease and I told myself I would be at goal weight quickly. I WAS WRONG. I have worked harded than ever before for every little pound I've lost since then. 180 - 167 has taken 8 months. At this point the "old me" would tell you that the 8 months wasn't worth the slight decease in weight.... but I'm not the old me.

The truth is that I have learned so much while losing those 13 lbs. (This has been the breathtaking part of my trip) I have learned that I have patience, that I don't give up easily, that I feel better physically and emotionally when I stick to my exercise plan. And don't get me started about how much my mental health has improved in the last 8 months. I have learned to love myself. For many that may seem silly but loving myself has been one of the greatest struggles of my life.

I am not at my goal weight but here's what I am:

I am determined
I am strong
I am worth the time this trip is taking
I believe in myself
I am more than a number on a scale
I am a beautiful person
I will see "Thinville"
I love who I have become!!

I wish you all nothing but the greatest success and happiness.
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  • L3DESIGNS
    Thanks for this post. It is really helpful for me today as I struggle to lose the last 13lbs to my goal weight.

    Thanks for sharing!
    3980 days ago
  • CAROLYN1213
    Hey girly!!! I love this!!! I think we must think along the same lines! I wrote a blog a couple weeks ago about taking a trip to Skinny Town!!! I think we will be travel partners!!!
    3980 days ago
  • GETYOURSHINEON
    Great job!!!! I feel the same way, sparkpeople is my biggest motivator in weight loss and life!!! I love the new lessons and outlook that I have learned.

    Way to go girl!!!
    3994 days ago
  • MAMA2BHOT
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    3994 days ago
  • TREBLE02
    loev this blog! congrats! I hope I am as determined and graceful with my journey as you are once it becomes more difficult! (((HUGS)))
    3994 days ago
  • PUMPKINFACE73
    Yay for you girlie!.. Love your positive attitude!
    3994 days ago
  • FYRCOP
    Great progress, great post and I especially like your "I" list! Thanks for sharing your experiences. You're doing great!

    Dennis
    3994 days ago
  • no profile photo SINGER_GIRL
    Patience...ah, if only I can learn from you. Having a difficult day. Been working out consistently for 7 weeks (no less than 3 x's a week, regularly 5 x's a week)...and have lost NOTHING! I'm very frustrated...thank you for sharing...I need to learn.
    3994 days ago
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