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Old 02-12-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default Sooo Close!

Today was my weigh in day and I got a great surprise, another 3lbs gone this week!
Then I realised where that takes me to, 1/2 a pound away from my halfway mark if I decide to go all the way to my goal (which is top end of a healthy BMI)! For a second I was disappointed and thought, why couldn't I have lost another 1/2 pound, but then I realised my aim each week is to lose 1.5lbs and anything more than that is a bonus. So I actually lost double my goal for this week
But still sooo close
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:35 AM   #2
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3lb in one week is terrific and 60 lb gone forever is phenomenal. You can look forward to the halfway mark at your next weigh in.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:36 AM   #3
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Very exciting. Wonderful accomplishment.

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I can't lose 100 pounds....but, just maybe I can lose five pounds twenty times.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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That is great - I remember when I moved out of obese - man I did the serious happy dance lol

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Old 02-12-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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That's fabulous!! Congratulations.

Now you've got something to that you can push and stretch for this coming week.

Lots of people don't like timed goals, but I think they DO have a place. I made short term little goals, reasonable ones and I didn't get disappointed or guilt ridden if I didn't make them. But having that short term goal helped to keep me focused and lit a fire under me so to speak. Well I knew I wanted to lose weight - but when? With those short term goals always just right ahead of me the answer to when I wanted to lose weight was always - NOW. Not later on, not down the road - but NOW. It made it a little challenging, more game like and yes - fun. I think it's important to always challenge yourself, stretch, reach and GROW.

I look forward to hearing of your continued progress - and growth.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
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woo way to go!! keep up the good work!!

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:16 PM   #7
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congrats - and enjoy the 3 lbs this week, which is awesome, and then you'll be able to enjoy the official half way point too!
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:46 PM   #8
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Congrats! Wow, halfway to your goal is amazing! I know what you mean about wanting that little bit extra. I get so frustrated when it's soooo close like that, and it's so easy to forget to celebrate how much you've actually lost. Way to go & keep up the great work!
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Old 02-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #9
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Good job!! And just think, you'll get to have major celebrations two weeks running.

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:54 PM   #10
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Nice! That's wonderful!

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