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Old 08-21-2009, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Less than 100 pounds to go

Because I always need something to look forward to, I have a list of mini-goals a mile long. I hit the latest one today. I have less than 100 pounds left to go. Two digits just feels so much more doable than three ever did (especially the high three's). I feel like I can do this and that feels great.

I was looking at some of the other goals I have on my list that are so much closer than I imagined I'd ever be to them and again, it gives me hope. I'm 44 pounds from no longer being obese. I'm 13 pounds from being half way to my goal. I'm 25.4 pounds from having lost 100 pounds. And all of those feel completely reachable. If I'm overwhelmed, I just change my perspective and focus on something really close.

If you are just looking at your end goal as the only milestone to look forward to, I highly suggest finding little mini-goals to look forward to! It makes the long road so much more interesting...
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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CC! Awesome! That is so great and you have done so well! Won't be long and you'll be looking at losing only single digit amounts!
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #3
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Congratulations! What a big achievement!

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Old 08-21-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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That's great C.C.! You are almost to your third 10% also!
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:20 PM   #5
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That is so freaking fracking awesome! It does feel SO GOOD to be in the double instead of triple digits left to lose doesn't it!!!!!!
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:20 PM   #6
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Under 100 looks great!! You are doing well, keep it going!! I keep a list of mini goals too and those days are wonderful when you see yourself getting closer and closer!
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Old 08-21-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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awsomeness !! 74 pounds lost ! thats amazing
Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels .....

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Old 08-21-2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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I SO needed to read your post right now. Thank you so much for the encouragement!
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:26 PM   #9
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Fantastic!! Congrats
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:58 PM   #10
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Congrats on your accomplishments
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:27 AM   #11
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Oh CC, this is wonderful. Look how far you've come!!! And look where you're headed. I remember breaking down my goals just like you have. It kept things interesting and with always something to look forward to. I made it a challenge, a game. Reached one goal, focused on the next and then the next. It was thrilling reaching for and hitting those targets and then moving on to the next one. Just kept checking them off my list and one by one the "big" goal became nearer and nearer.

I feel like I can do this and that feels great.
It IS a great feeling. Just a great feeling. You CAN do this. You ARE doing this. You're bringing this baby all the way home - step by step.

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Old 08-22-2009, 06:17 AM   #12
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Very encouraging! Mini-goals are defininitely the way to go
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I will do the Komen 60 mile walk for breast cancer again this year!!
Next goal is 175: Pounds from goal = 4.2.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:07 AM   #13
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CC--Great job!!!!! Keep it up, I know you can do it!

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There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going...the road to success is never an easy one. Stay strong and focused on your journey.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:10 AM   #14
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WTG CC, that's awesome!!

"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." - Conan O'Brien

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:53 AM   #15
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Fantastic! Good for you!

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