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Old 11-04-2008, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Finally 60 lbs.

Losing 60 lbs has respresented a huge milestone for me. 60 lbs is the most I have ever lost without weight loss meds. It's also the most I've ever lost as an adult (in high school, I lost 70 lbs with prescription diet pills - which made me so wired, I couldn't sleep and my hands shook at times).

It's weird, though because this weight loss attempt has been complete opposite of all previous attempts. I'm not racing to some imagined finish line, I'm just taking one day at a time and working at making small changes that I can incorporate comfortably in my life. This "slow, comfortable" path is like a walk in the park, compared to previous efforts. It's like I don't need willpower any more (which is good, because I think I've used up my lifetime supply and don't have any left). I just have to pay attention and keep focusing on trying to do a little better than I did the month/week/day before.

I almost feel like I've made NO changes, because the changes have been so gradual. I barely recognize the woman who had to buy a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner, because she didn't have the strength for a two step process in the shower - and had to always use a shower chair (I still have to use the shower chair during a flare of my fibro - but I at least can take a normal shower most of the time).

Only 11 lbs before I'm in uncharted waters.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:06 PM   #2
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Wow! Great progress kaplods! Feels good to not have that "finish line!"
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:06 PM   #3
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That is stupendous news!! I try to read all your posts and I am cheering wildly for you!

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Old 11-04-2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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May God's blessings continue to surround you dear! BRAVO!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:19 PM   #5
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Congrats! You are doing AWESOME! You are definitely an inspiration to us all!
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:58 PM   #6
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That's fabulous.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:17 PM   #7
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Wow. Good for you. I've got goosebumps for you.

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Old 11-04-2008, 11:44 PM   #8
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Congratulations! I love reading your posts. Especially this one! I am so very happy for you.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:51 PM   #9
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Wooooohooooo for uncharted waters. Sail that sea!
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:27 AM   #10
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Congratulations!! You are an inspiration. I wish you all the best!
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:34 AM   #11
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oh that is so awesome! You are doing SO FREAKING WELL and you should be proud
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:53 AM   #12
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Oh, yay! I am so happy for you - what a victory! I think you need that GPS you've been wanting as a reward. Or find the one you misplaced!
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:42 AM   #13
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The GPS is mine before spring! We've actually been watching ebay for a while now. We figure the prices will be decent until February (of course, I need a new computer first).

I'm just so excited, all the way round. And I love that I have so many friends here to celebrate this with. My husband has been a wonderful support, and he was very happy for me, though I'm not sure he understands why it is such a big deal for me. He's trying to lose weight too, but he's never really tried to lose weight before he met me, so he's never had the "failed more than I succeeded" experience. It's all still fresh for him - without the taint of failure attached to the process.

It's just really nice to share with people I know truly understand why this is such a freakin' big deal.
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Old 11-05-2008, 01:47 AM   #14
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congratulations. you are one of the biggest inspirations to me on this site- you are positive, you are doing it slow and steady which I am starting to figure out is the way i'm going to have to do it, and i'm just very happy for you. thanks for being a continuing inspiration.
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It's just really nice to share with people I know truly understand why this is such a freakin' big deal.
Ohhh yeaaahhhh, we UNDERSTAND!

And BTW, sharing is a gift to us too. Not only do these successes motivate me, they just plain make me happy. I would never have thought I would care so much about the success and happiness of so many people I've never met, but I really do. With 3FC, it's a given that if I'm plateau-ing or even struggling, there's somebody having a success I can share and enjoy. And if I'm having a lot of success (whether on the scale or not), there's somebody else who needs to hear about it and take some joy and motivation from it.
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