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Beauty in the little things

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

The pants I had on yesterday were baggy... a year ago my legs looked like sausages in them. Every time I walked by a mirror at work it made me smile. And that is a change for me - b/c I'm still overweight. And in the past even with a loss, I'd walk by the mirror and just focus on my belly or something else. But I've been trying to be more positive since emotions play such a huge roll in our weight loss. So yesterday I reveled in the baggy pants :)

Today I am ACHY. Granted it's negative 10 outside right now, but my house is warm so that's no excuse! But I had 2 good workouts yesterday, my cardio dvd and then the elliptical last night. I did interval training which kicked my butt, but made me feel good. So as I'm creaking along today I'm finding beauty in the pain :)

It seems our biggest battle is getting discouraged and giving up. It's happened to me so many times in the past and I'm really determined to not let it happen again. So, I'll keep looking for the positive and focusing on the accomplishments along the way. Never give up!
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  • KING_SLAYER
    Sometimes we do have to focus on the little achievements instead of constantly looking at the big picture. For most people, thinking about losing 100 lbs is too much to take. But thinking about losing 10 lbs is easy. I tell people all of the time that if they want to lose a bunch of weight, just working on losing 10 lbs. Once they are gone, you can concentrate on another 10. All of the little things that we do add up in the end.
    2522 days ago
  • _BABE_
    You are doing so well...and the loose pants are a big NSV! Next stop they fall off! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2522 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
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    Keep up the good work.
    It's all about baby steps, creating new habits, and yes, learning to like yourself.
    Wishing you well.
    2522 days ago
  • CTUPTON
    I had to get a new DVD player. But that's OK. They are really cheap now. I hope it gets me going using my exercise DVD's again.

    Keep up the good work. You are a great role model for me!

    emoticon chris
    2522 days ago
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