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Slowly, steady and consistent

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I have fits and starts on this journey. I do well and I slow down. I eat well and then gradually I begin to allow junk to creep into my diet.

I have made many changes. I don't often sit down and have a binge anymore. But, here and there I eat bits of this and that which do not belong in a healthy diet.

I started several years ago walking with a friend. Day by day we walk and talk. Week by week we have made it until now we have been walking together for so long we are not exactly sure when we started. 3 years maybe for. Life travels on. I realized as we were talking that I can do the same thing with my eating. I can eat well day by day and I will get to my goal.

I crossed the 200 pound mark when I was pregnant with my oldest 24 years ago. It seems like a life time since I felt attractive. I really did not feel like I ever was so much. My mother in-law once commented on how I used to look. It was so positive it surprised me. She is my biggest supporter. She will buy me clothes and when I wear those she buys me smaller stuff. She is awesome. Anyway, I have bean heavy for so long I forgot what it was like to be anything else.

Recently I am spending time imagining what I would look like smaller. If I "squint" just right I can almost see a slim, trim and attractive me in the future. Here is to hoping it will become possible and real.
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    I think it is a good thing to imagine the future. Slow and steady. I was quite shocked when the biggest loser challenge I am part of right now suggested we have a week counting sugarsand see if we could have one day with no sugar. I remember so well the day I was first contemplating giving up sugar and it seemed like an impossible feat. The challenge was super easy because we don't eat much sugar any more. When did that happen? How wonderful that you have a walking buddy and a supportive MIL. Live in today because it is pretty good. Oh, and by the way, I think you are beautiful!
    3266 days ago
    You are on the right road and your journey is progressing along. Keep squinting and keeping that vision in front of you. You can do this!!
    3273 days ago
    Our journey's are not perfect. We are human and we are not perfect. The journey is about making better choices more often than not; it is not about doing it perfectly. I too have my ups and downs, but we are far better off where we are right now than when we were at our highest weight. The journey is not easy, but it is easier than when we started.

    As my mother used to say slow and steady wins the race!

    Remember to stop and look at your progress! You may not be where you want to be, but it is all part of the journey. You are doing emoticon
    I am proud of you!
    3274 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2012 3:34:20 PM
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    Keep up the good work...those gradual changes will add up before you know it!! :)
    3274 days ago
  • NANCY-
    You are so right... slow, steady and consistent is the way to go. WTG on making lifestyle changes. You are making it happen!!!
    3274 days ago
    I am also going slowly towards a goal... I have listened to portion control, food is not your enemy, blah, blah, blah... I have come to the understanding that I can eat whatever, but I need to make smart choices. I really can't take a bite of everything I like because if I did I would be 100 lbs heavier. I love everything and food can't be entertainment for me- it needs to nourish my body. I think you are very smart because you are coming to this idea much younger than me... I am so happy you have a vision of yourself a bit smaller. Keep on walking, keep on eating well and keep on envisioning yourself slimmer. You can do this...
    3275 days ago
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