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75lbs Down! Halfway goal!

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Old 11-28-2013, 04:08 AM   #1
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^I've always wanted to use this little carrot guy, and I think now he's totally emoting what I feel!

I have officially (as of yesterday at my Weight Watchers meeting) weighed in and lost 76.4lbs since March 2013 of this year. My overall goal is a whopping 150lbs... and for anyone who has a triple digit loss ahead of them, it can seem unreal/impossible when you lose the first 5lbs. I went in thinking "Only 145 left to go...yippeee " But what good did that do me? Nothing! Just made me feel like crap... now... 5 lbs is halfway to 10. Keep going 10 is halfway to 20... 20 is only 5 away from a quarter of a hundred. Each mini goal no matter how small, gets you that much closer to your big goal, and each mini goal is worth just as much celebration as your big goals. It was those small goals that kept me going to culminate into my first big 75 lbs goal.

Now I feel so accomplished and determined. I KNOW that I will make it to my end goal! What a tremendous feeling.

For those of you who have a lot to lose like me, don't give up! Celebrate even your smallest victories...even things like "Hooray I could do one extra minute exercising!" Every positive thing you say to yourself is an investment that will really pay off. Best of luck to everyone on their journey~

OH... decided to put in some pics. I took these, so when I have days I feel bad/guilty/remorseful... I look at them and remind myself that one bad day hasn't unraveled all my hard work. So I snap out of it, and get back to it the very next day. (As you can see I always dress for the occasion...not!)

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Old 11-28-2013, 04:45 AM   #2
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Congratulations!!! What a fantastic achievement!
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:27 AM   #3
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That's amazing, you look great. Congratulations

How are you going about it?
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:23 AM   #4
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Congrats on all your hard work! Seems to me that you're standing up straighter, taller and proud in your second photo...I would be too with that kind of accomplishment!
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:54 AM   #5
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Congrats on your loss so far!
I know what it's like to have a huge loss ahead, because that exactly what I've got. I'd love to be halfway like you are.
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:23 AM   #6
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You look great!

Yes, I have felt that it is a never-ending mountain to climb. But, you are halfway there so it's all down-hill from here on!
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #7
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Each mini goal no matter how small, gets you that much closer to your big goal, and each mini goal is worth just as much celebration as your big goals.


Congratulations! And so true about mini goals. Every little bit is something to celebrate. You look great!
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:08 AM   #8
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Congratulations! 75 pounds is amazing! You have a lot to celebrate this Thanksgiving! And you're halfway there! You can do it!
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:10 PM   #9
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Congratulations on the amazing progress....hats off to your spirit. The other day i was telling my husband that i really admire people like u who have a lot to lose. I mean, for them the task looks so daunting that one might never even start.
For u to start and then reach here shows your indomitable will power. I salute u..
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Old 11-28-2013, 12:45 PM   #10
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Congratulations and thank you for your wonderful message! It really rang home for me, and I know would have also been meaningful at the start of my journey. It is true that every little bit helps! I look forward to hearing about the rest of your journey and successes down the road! Kudos!
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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Congratulations Dybbuk!
you look great. I can't wait until I can see results in my pictures!
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:53 AM   #12
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Congratulations!!! What a fantastic achievement!
Thank you shrewlu!! ^^ Means a lot!

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That's amazing, you look great. Congratulations

How are you going about it?
Thanks a ton! I'm doing Weight Watchers currently, and doing the traditional tracking program. I will say though, exercising regularly has helped me out so much. It's the one thing I've never been able to incorporate into my day to day life. So I bought a treadmill so I always have something to jump on and do. Aside from that it's all the general portion control and limiting certain foods. I have not cut out any food from my diet, just always have in small amounts. (...and if I do have a bigger portion, I do extra running).

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Congrats on all your hard work! Seems to me that you're standing up straighter, taller and proud in your second photo...I would be too with that kind of accomplishment!
haha! I noticed that too. Actually at my old weight I had major back problems. All that extra weight, weighed me down and I just had poor posture. Now that I'm lighter I can stand up straight and just feel stronger. Another mini goal worth celebrating.

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Congrats on your loss so far!
I know what it's like to have a huge loss ahead, because that exactly what I've got. I'd love to be halfway like you are.
You can do it Violet! What I did was play number games in my head. I'd come up with some goals along the way that were significant enough to celebrate. Like... my next goal is 89.8 lbs lost... which is a weird number, but it marks the first time I'll be in the 100's in a long time. That's only ~15lbs away so it's small enough to keep me focused. Don't get discouraged measuring your progress with how far you are from your end goal. It tends to make you feel overwhelmed when you don't need to be. Just think about how awesome you're doing right now! Your day will come.

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You look great!

Yes, I have felt that it is a never-ending mountain to climb. But, you are halfway there so it's all down-hill from here on!
Yes! That's exactly how I look at it... reached the top of the mountain, now I can finally see some small numbers. It's exciting!

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Congratulations! And so true about mini goals. Every little bit is something to celebrate. You look great!
Thank you so much! I personally haven't been super keen on noticing the physical changes but when I put these pics side by side I saw it quick! haha

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Congratulations! 75 pounds is amazing! You have a lot to celebrate this Thanksgiving! And you're halfway there! You can do it!
Thank you so much!!!! I definitely did celebrate today, and then also ran 3 miles to counter balance it. However I feel so happy that I'm at my mini goal, had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and still managed to get my workout in so I could resume business as usual. What is this called... self control?!

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Congratulations on the amazing progress....hats off to your spirit. The other day i was telling my husband that i really admire people like u who have a lot to lose. I mean, for them the task looks so daunting that one might never even start.
For u to start and then reach here shows your indomitable will power. I salute u..
Thank you so much! I salute you back and everyone else that has the 'umph!' to do something about their weight. You are so right though, before I started I would avoid getting on a scale because it was a reality I did not want to face. I never thought in a million years I'd think to myself "I wish I could just lose 100 lbs." when I weighed in that first day of Weight Watchers. The one thing it did teach me is that I can NEVER run away from this again.

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Congratulations and thank you for your wonderful message! It really rang home for me, and I know would have also been meaningful at the start of my journey. It is true that every little bit helps! I look forward to hearing about the rest of your journey and successes down the road! Kudos!
Thank you so much, and best of luck on your journey as well. I'm glad my victory will help you to obtain your own. We all have to keep positive, and remind ourselves that even the small things we do are helping. I look forward to your future success story too.

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Congratulations Dybbuk!
you look great. I can't wait until I can see results in my pictures!
Thank you so much!!! I'm sure you will get there too, I want to see your slim piccies as well.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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Old 11-29-2013, 04:53 PM   #14
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Wow, congratulations! What a fantastic accomplishment, you are just totally rocking it!
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Great job! You should be so proud if yourself.
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