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Thursday, March 23, 2017

After losing regular since starting with SP, I was having a hard time staying motivated at the end of Feb. and eating within my calorie range. I wasn't going whole hog but I was just half trying a lot more often. I didn't make it to my Spring Break goal but was close. I had decided to not track or worry about what I ate over vacation and indulged a lot. My weigh-in when I got back home was up by almost 7 pounds in a week. YIKES! I started doing better with my eating but just wasn't able to go back to any exercise. I lost some of the weight gain but it was an up again and then down again. I spied a box of cloths in the garage that had been put there several years ago when after losing 100 pounds, I had started gaining it back. I had gained all but 6 pounds of it back before starting to lose again. The loss was due to a job change and not much effort on my part. I had lost about 20 pounds in a little over a year before I retired. I maintained my weight for a few months before I started at SP to continue losing before I could start gaining the weight back.

I started looking through the box and found several items that I just loved and wanted to be able to wear again. The tags were in the 16, 18 and 20's although most also said XL. What motivation! But I wondered how long it would be before I could fit into any of them? I started at a tight 4X to 5X. Now I was comfortable in a 3X and could fit into a 2X t-shirt. I thought 'let me see how small the 20W jeans are on me'. I was surprised when they were able to be pulled over my hips without too much effort but thought they surely will be several inches too small at the waist. Surprise, I could button them although not easily. I don't like my cloths too tight so I wouldn't wear them now but I can get into them and maybe another 15 pounds more or less to when I would feel comfortable wearing them. I can hardly wait.

I know that you are told you should get rid of cloths you can't or haven't worn in a year but I am so glad that I kept these. I do plan this time to start getting rid of my baggy cloths because with SP, I know that I know, I won't be this size ever again.

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  • MAWMAW101
    emoticon Great blog......keep Sparking!
    1224 days ago
  • no profile photo HICALGAL2
    Congratulations on your progress. How nice it is to have an incentive to fitting into smaller sizes and not having to spend a dime for it. I also have smaller sizes in the closet that still have the price tags on them that I would like to fit into by the end of the year. We can do it. Keep up the good work!

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    1234 days ago
    "Speed bumps" on this journey are more common than you may think (I've had to deal with them quite a few times myself).....

    As many times as you may find yourself ready to fall down, just make sure you get yourself back up as quickly as you can.......

    1235 days ago
    Yes the clothing says it all!!!!! Keep going!!!! Tracking is a way to be accountable!!!! emoticon
    1236 days ago
    I feel you on that, girl!
    I had kept all of my clothes though I only fit in a very large black dress!!! So, as the weight is dropping, I get to wear things I liked again. I'm glad I didn't give everythnig away.. that would have been expensive! And I kept my ball gown because it's the biggest item I ever wore and I want to do a before/after picture!
    You keep going and you'll fit in those clothes in no time.
    Sparkpeople works if you work at it - that's what I found using it.
    So keep sparking, you got this!
    1238 days ago
    Good for you
    1238 days ago
    You can do this! You have come so far.
    1238 days ago
    Hang in there! You can do it!
    1238 days ago
    Great motivator. I purchased a pair of "almost fit" pants. Every month I try them on because that's the size I want to be. It's working. I wish you continued success.
    1238 days ago
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