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Old 09-01-2009, 06:43 AM   #1  
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Default I can see clearly now...

So yesterday was my first whole day OP in a while. I sort of lost my mind right before my 50lb milestone and didn't get there. I have been teetering between 230 and 229 for like 2 weeks now. And it isn't a plateau it's just that my cheating caught up with me. And boy was I a big fat cheater.

So I have been kind of in denial about it all although I knew something had to be done I wasn't doing it. But the other day I for some reason started to pay attention. I notices bones. I mean I fealt the bones in my ribs and hips an couldn't remember that last time I could do that. I tried on a pair of pants that had been hiding in my closet for like 4 years. And realised that most of the cloths in that box fit me now. I hadn't even dreamed they would fit yet. I took out those pants and thought I'll try but I wont even get them buttoned. And I did and they werent even snug.

I think at some point I stopped noticing my progress except for on the scale. And I have made alot of progress. I just need to pay more attention to myself. So today is day 2 of being OP. I am taking some advice from some ladies on here and giving myself the gift of 3 days OP. Then that 3 will turn into more.

I have done this and I will do this and I need to stop ignoring myself. I think I'll take some progress pics this evening after work. hmm.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:09 AM   #2  
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Congrats getting back on plan! You can so do this.

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Old 09-01-2009, 07:26 AM   #3  
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Atta girl!!!! 3 days. One day at at time. One hour at a time. Give yourself the gift. ALLOW yourself to form and develop new eating behaviors and habits. If you keep "cheating" your not allowing yourself to get those habits ingrained in you. You're making it waaaaay harder then need be.

Congratulations on your progress thus far. I look forward to hearing of more continued success!
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:14 AM   #4  
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Wow, sounds like you have got back in the saddle Elaine. 50 pounds is amazing! But so are all the other things you noticed. I am doing 3 day minigoals too pretty much for the reasons you talked about so see ya in 3 days to do it again. Great job!
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:33 AM   #5  
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Tracey -

Thanks so much for putting your thoughts in writing, thats JUST how I feel, I know how to do this, I lost almost 30 pound by doing this, I just need to get back to it being my priority.

Day 1 - Here I Am!!!

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Old 09-01-2009, 10:51 AM   #6  
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Good for you! There are times I literally have to tell myself "Just for today."
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:54 AM   #7  
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That is so awesome babe. I look forward to your progress pics and your upcoming success! You can do this... one day after another and soon you'll have 100 days on plan and so on!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:13 AM   #8  
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Good for you! You can do this!!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:37 AM   #9  
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Good for you ! You HAVE come a long way! Just keep trudging along. You'll get there.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:39 AM   #10  
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Excellent, well done. There seem to be quite a few of us creeping out of the end of the long grey tunnel!
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:41 PM   #11  
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Good for you!

I'm right there with you--and looking forward to those pictures.
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:58 PM   #12  
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Good job!! You can soooo do this!!!!
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:05 PM   #13  
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Good for you and congratulations on the clothes fitting. Seeing the difference in clothes makes me feel so good!
I just need to pay more attention to myself.
Yes, you are worth it!
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