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goodforme
11-09-2010, 11:41 AM
Well, I did it. Another year has gone by, and I spent it being proactive instead of inactive.

Some habits have formed, some have let go.

I NEVER drink soda anymore, and usually don't even have that internal dialogue with myself about it, that's just not something I do.

I NEVER eat out of boredom or hurt feelings or anger anymore, I tried to cut that out way back then.

I get some form of exercise EVERY day, even if it's just walking down the stairs a bunch of times.

A biggie for me was only eating when physically hungry. Still having problems with that one, still rarely feel hungry and still eat by the clock, so to speak.

Room for improvement, of course. I dropped my calories from 2200 down to 1800-2000 a month or two ago, expecting to see SOME changes but still coasting slowly down. Spending a LOT of time maintaining a one or two pound loss. Living a lot of time in that body, in that clothing size, getting really comfortable in it even. Still not noticing many changes when looking in the mirror, but photos don't lie. Still have a long way to go, and time to buckle down to 1600-1800 calories and see what happens.

12 months equals 37.1 pounds lost. 35.4 to go to my first tentative goal, so a little over halfway done. :carrot: Yay me.


Shytowngal
11-09-2010, 11:46 AM
Way to go! A year on plan is a major accomplishment. Good for you :) :) keep up the outstanding work!

airbear
11-09-2010, 12:47 PM
That's fantastic. Keep up the GREAT work!


Onederchic
11-09-2010, 01:26 PM
That's awesome!! Happy anniversary :woohoo: :hug:

Eliana
11-09-2010, 01:44 PM
Hey, it's my anniversary too!! LOL! I started a year ago today! It's an amazing accomplishment.

I'm proud of us! :D:D

cornellchick
11-09-2010, 01:50 PM
Wow, great job and congratulations to you both! You're an inspiration!! You should be so proud of yourselves. :)

munchievictim
11-09-2010, 02:08 PM
You ladies are such wonderful inspiration :hug: Happy anniversary, keep doing what you're doing, it's obviously working ;) Thank you for being my motivation for the day.

goodforme
11-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Hey, it's my anniversary too!! LOL! I started a year ago today! It's an amazing accomplishment.

I'm proud of us! :D:D



I didn't realize! :cp: (That's the closest thing I could find to a high-5!) I've been reading your posts voraciously! Are you set to commit to your next 12 months? :p I'm game if you are!

Eliana
11-09-2010, 02:15 PM
I didn't realize! :cp: (That's the closest thing I could find to a high-5!) I've been reading your posts voraciously! Are you set to commit to your next 12 months? :p I'm game if you are!

LOL! I hope I did not hijack the thread. :) 'Twas not my intent. And yes, I'm game! I wrote a goal post in the goal section of the forum, actually, and in the bottom I wrote that I am committing today to another a year of being on plan. This has been such an integral part of my plan that I really wanted to celebrate it. I figure if I recommit to this every year I'll have maintenance in the bag!

So I'm with you!! Here's to another year! :hat:

deelee10
11-09-2010, 02:27 PM
Good job Goodforme! You put into words what happens to me - spending a lot of time maintaining a one or 2lb. weight loss. I am looking at my current ways of eating, (low starchy carbs, high protein, and some complex carbs) as as a permanent lifestyle change rather than a temporary diet. But after I lose a couple of lbs. I start eating too much of the "good stuff" to continue the loss. Ah well, baby steps...Hearing your story was helpful. Yay for you!

t0rn
11-09-2010, 02:50 PM
That is so awesome :) A year of staying on plan says a lot about someone. Congratulations on all that you've accomplished and will continue to accomplish in the future.

:celebrate: :broc:

xty
11-09-2010, 03:37 PM
Congrats and happy anniv :)

Beverlyjoy
11-09-2010, 04:48 PM
WONDERFUL!

This is a major accomplishment!

flippychick
11-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Congrats!!! Way to stick with it!

goodforme
11-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Awww, shucks, thanks everyone!:o

Lori Bell
11-09-2010, 07:41 PM
Happy Anniversary! Yay for you indeed! I think that the anniversary of ones start day is as good as Birthdays! Way to go, and happy new year to come.