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First Mini-Goal, What a Surprise!

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Old 01-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hey all!
This week, I hit my first mini-goal (20 lbs gone) and it sure did feel good.
I know I've got a lonnnnnnnnnngggggg way to go, but this time it just seems to feel right.
Back in the day when I was a heavy smoker, I quit more times than I can even remember, but when the time came that it just felt right, the quit "took". 8.5 years later, I'm still grateful that I didn't give up trying.
Now I'm working on my weight again and have been seeing some interesting results. For example, I've been at it for ~4 months now and have lost 20 lbs. I also managed to maintain and even drop a bit during the holidays, without working too hard at it.
I'm NOT on a diet, I'm just trying to make some changes and make better choices. It's happening slow, but it IS happening, while life goes on relatively unchanged.
As I said, unlike the gazillion other times I've tackled the weight issue, this time just feels right.
Wish me luck.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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congratulations on reaching your goal.. i hesitate to say MINI, because every step we make to ourselves healthier is a great one! Working at it for 4 months means you are well on your way to a new relationship with food. I too am like you, NOT on a diet, but making permanent changes to the way i eat and treat food. It's the only way to be

again, great job Beck1Beck!!! keep up the good work
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:37 PM   #3
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Thats fantastic! feels good hitting that mark you set for yourself isn't it? Keep it up
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:58 AM   #4
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YAY - GOOD FOR YOU! Sounds like you've found what works for you and are sticking to it - the results being those 20 pounds are hsitory and you're that much closer to your goal - how great is that?!

This time feels right because it is right - your approach is a smart one, focusing on health not a diet, not a number - you've got a plan that will not only shed the pounds but that you can also live with after the weight is gone.

Thanks for sharing - keep us posted on your progress - we'll all be here to cheer you on!
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:28 AM   #5
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Hey Beck1Beck, Congrats on reaching your first mini-goal! What you said really resonates with me, I'm glad you've found things that really work for you, you sound so positive about your loss, keep it up!
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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Congrats. I am so looking forward to reaching my first goal of 10lbs lost. When I get to 20lbs lost I will be overjoyed. YAY YOU!!!!
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:14 PM   #7
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:47 PM   #8
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How inspiring! Congrats! I'm not on a "diet" either, but changing what and how I eat food.
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Hooray hooray!
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:23 PM   #11
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Way to go!
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Congratulations.
I won't wish you luck because you won't need it - you've got such a positive mindset and determination that you'll achieve whatever your target is.
Thanks for sharing your story - very motivational.
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