Progress Continues!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well, today is my 2 month anniversary of finding and joining SP! So, in honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to measure myself again. I've lost another 3.75 inches from all the various bits that I measure. After the first month I lost 8.75 inches, for a grand total now of 12.5 inches lost, along with the 10 pounds. I am working hard on rejoicing over this success rather than, as I would have done in the past, being frustrated that I hadn't lost more - either pounds or inches! Since that never worked for me, I am trying something different this time - rejoicing over every sign of success and remembering to be happy.

Since in the past I've lost and regained over 100 pounds twice, always concentrating on following the rules of 1 diet or another (usually WW), I am trying a new tactic this time. I am not "dieting", I am changing my lifestyle, a bit at a time. I know this is advocated all over SP, and many have had great success doing so, but for me this is new, frightening, and a step into the unknown. I am making my own rules, using the guidelines I'm reading here. I am working hard at recognizing my successes instead of my failures. I am eating what I want to eat, and keeping track so that I know I am within my calorie allotment. I am learning what being reasonable is, along with discovering other ways to deal with anxiety, stress and upsets. Obviously, eating has been my solution to those things, but not an effective one.

I am excited, focused, and learning patience. I am working hard to trust that if i follow the process I will achieve the outcome I desire and that the outcome will be permanent instead of fleeting, as it has been in the past. So, the changes are many: in my thinking, in my acting and in my focus. I will succeed!
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    Keep up the positive attitude and congrats on weight and inches lost. emoticon
    3647 days ago
    You are doing great. It does take a new mindset to change things. I too quit using the d word and instead use healthy eating. It doesn't have a negative connotation to it like the other did plus it means you will still be eating healthy even after the weight is off. I read an article about people who are heavier tend not to taste the grease in foods and that after they start eating healthier their taste changes. This is so true. I ate a chicken nugget my husband had cooked in the deep fat fryer and I couldn't believe how greasy it tasted. When I ate greasy food all the time I didn't even notice.
    3648 days ago
  • DEE107
    congrads to you and keep up the great job
    3667 days ago
    SANDY5882 you are AWESOME! and you deserve to rejoice in your success! This time WILL be your LAST time!
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    3667 days ago
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    Thank you for sharing this. I just wrote a blog that screams all of my frustrations regardless of the successful milestones I've attained. You've reminded me that I need to celebrate my success's and that this is a change in lifestyle and it will take time to achieve exactly what I want. This just does not happen overnight. Thanks again.
    3667 days ago
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