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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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    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
    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
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  • 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
    Yay for you girlie!.. Love your positive attitude!
    3994 days ago
    Great progress, great post and I especially like your "I" list! Thanks for sharing your experiences. You're doing great!

    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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