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Things have changed

Monday, May 23, 2016

Been stuck around this weight for a long time. I realized I have actually learned to maintain. I need to loose 40 lbs. so maintaining is good, but I need to move on . My highest weight ever was 227 I remember being horrified when I saw that # on the scale . I went down to 182 and had a baby (at 44!) and since have hovered. Around 195. I'm a size 14 or 16 depending on brand. What I also realized is that I no longer binge , I have found other things to do. Not always productive , like FB , but not as damaging. Our diet at home has changed over the years too. We use to have beef at least 3 times a week. We are down to about once a week. We eat a lot more veggies, have no soda or juices in the house and I exercise a little every week . So on days like today when I feel frustrated I must remind myself of some of our accomplishments . At 52 and obese by the new standards , I'm not taking any medicines. So yeah , I do have willpower and motivation, and I feel good about myself even though I'm not a size 6 (yet!). Nobody is going to wncourage me into doing this like I can so I need to remind myself often that I can do this again .
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  • no profile photo CD15565988
    Similar situation to mine - I lost 3 stone over 3 years - have kept that off for over 5 years.
    Lost another 1.5 stone (21 pounds) but that keeps yo-yoing.
    Just started again this week - found a really supportive spark team that are doing the same diet as I am (Slimming World Online) - and am ready to get rid of that 1.5 stone for good - and the rest of my excess weight too!
    Thanks for blogging!
    1655 days ago
    Change is tough but as small steps are taken it's easier to make them permanent. Keep up the good work! Slow and steady wins the race!
    1655 days ago
    This post made me feel good :) thanks
    1655 days ago
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