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26 It didn't happen

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Well, my wish of moving .8 from the scale overnight didn't happen. Maybe because it was more of a wish than a goal? I wanted it to disappear but did nothing to make that happen! Guess what? It didn't happen!

My son came over and asked for spaghetti for dinner, and I obliged - and ate it. I did go a little on the healthy side & used ground turkey & whole wheat pasta, but none the less, it was spaghetti AND we had garlic bread. I am not sure there is a way to make a diet garlic bread! If there is please share!

Oh well, all in all, I am happy with my 7.4 lb loss this month. I know if I really got strict and dieted, pushed myself with the workouts that could be a larger number, but I didn't.

I am content with not being obsessed with the dieting and allowing myself a night out with friends, or a piece of birthday cake once in a while. This just works better for me.

Small steps, baby steps to some! Reality is, I feel this is sustainable. This is a lifestyle I can live with, not just diet with. I don't have to eliminate all the carbs, I don't have to eat only chicken and fish, I don't have to eat only veggies! How freeing!

Don't get me wrong, I do try to make healthy choices. I try to eat fresh and whole foods when possible. I count calories, watch my carbs and fat intake. I am aware of what I am putting in my body. I no longer mindlessly eat. That is progress for this girl!

Yep, its a journey and I am not running, I am meandering a bit and savoring life along the way. :-)
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  • no profile photo CD12535725
    Life is meant to be lived. Your attitude is a super positive and healthy one and is very likely to be the difference between making your goal and not. Good for you!!
    2976 days ago
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    You had a great month, and you are more than just a number on a scale!
    Stay strong.

    blessings, Sunny emoticon
    2976 days ago
  • PHATPAT18
    You had a great month and it sounds like you are on track to continue to lose. Congratulations.
    2977 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13423552
    7.4 lbs for the month is pretty impressive and you did it without completely depriving yourself - even better. This is a lifestyle change, something you need to be able to live with. If you end up cutting everything out and depriving yourself, you may end up resenting it and not sticking with it. So be a little patient and the scale will move. And you made your son happy with a home cooked meal.
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    2977 days ago
  • ILOVEMALI
    7.4 pounds in a month is fantastic!!
    2977 days ago
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