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Old 02-27-2010, 03:25 PM   #1
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I was just looking at my ticker. Usually, when I think about how much weight I need to lose, I feel a little overwhelmed. It just seems like such a huge number, so far away, and it's hard to imagine ever making it there. But, when I look at that little ticker, I see how far I've already come. On that ticker, the goal doesn't seem that far away. It LOOKS do-able.

That little ticker is really doing it's job.
1 for every 5 pounds lost!

(248=C-2, 216=C-1, 185=OW, 154=HW)

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Old 02-27-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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how true.

sometimes I feel like it's a gentle nag too: did you move me yet? did you move me yet? did you move me yet? heh heh, which for me, isn't such a bad thing.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
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I love my ticker! I don't mind changing it at all ever!

For me, I too find it overwhelming to see the large number at the end, so I started ticking out my mini goals. But I always keep the start weight my original start weight so I can see how far I've come.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)

My "goal" story: http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/goal...goal-post.html
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #4
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I find my ticker very inspiring. Maybe in part because I had started about 6 weeks before I joined 3fc, and then had to wait the 20 days, so by that time, I had already lost enough to be able to look at my ticker and take pride in my progress.

I also really like having 2 tickers, so I can focus on a shorter term goal, but still remind myself of just how far I've come already.
Long Term Goal

1st 10% - 2/2/10
Current Goal - 2nd 10%

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Old 02-27-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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Tickers are awesome. For me, 16 pounds doesn't seem like a huge loss because I still have so much to lose before I reach my goal, but when I look at my ticker it reminds me that I'm almost 1/3 there!
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:42 PM   #6
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I love my ticker! It is a quick visual reminder of how far I've come and how much closer I am getting to my goal. One of the first things I do on Fridays after weighing in is update my ticker. That is just like a little me jumping for joy down there!
~*~*~ Lesley ~*~*~

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail". Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:14 PM   #7
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I remember when I first joined 3FC I used to look admiringly at the tickers of others and think WOW, look how far they've come. Now I look at mine and I can't believe it!

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
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