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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Sticking with it!

  • Week 10 brought another .6lb weight loss. That’s 18.2lbs total since we embarked upon the Weight No More 2014 journey.
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  • Week 10 brought another .6lb weight loss. That’s 18.2lbs total since we embarked upon the Weight No More 2014 journey.
    I have to admit that I wish it was more. The scale has only moved 1.2lbs in the past two weeks and I’m feeling a little bit discouraged. Again I stuck to my diet. I exercised. I drank plenty of water. I did everything that I was supposed to do. Why wasn’t it more?
    It is times like these though that I have to poke my head up out of the weeds and look back at how far I’ve actually come.
    I am down a total of 35lbs since I began “dieting” in 2013.
    That’s about what my dog Riley weighs. It’s also the ideal weight of a 3 year old child, 7 reams of copy paper, 4 gallons of water, a full trash can or 7 five pound bags of potatoes. I cannot imagine what it would feel like carrying any of those things around 24 hours a day/7 days a week and yet at one time I was doing just that. I can feel my lower back ache simply thinking about it!
    One of my bosses complimented me a few days ago as having “stick-to-it-iveness”. He was describing my work ethic, but it also translates into my personal life. It is that scrapper mentality that I need to embrace right now and carry on. While I will more than likely not reach my original goal of 30lbs in 12 weeks, I can re-evaluate and vow to lose a total of at least 23.2. That would put me at an even 40lbs lost in 15 months.
    It’s like winning the bronze instead of the gold. The thing is I still made it to the “Olympics” and I still “medaled”.
    So, for now, the prize I have my eye on is a 5lb weight loss in the next two weeks. After that I’ll set my next goal and then my next again, until I eventually get to the weight I want to be. Little by little I’ll get there. It just might take me a little longer than I ideally wanted. You can’t give up though.
    Speaking of not giving up, that shout of joy you may have heard coming from the North on Monday was me. I crossed into Ohio on the stationary bike. I’ll need to pedal about 355 miles now until I reach Illinois. I should see Chi-town (Chicago) sometime this summer!
    I have also been attempting yoga at home. I found an old copy of “Yoga for Dummies” that I bought years ago. Laugh if you want, but it is actually a pretty good book from which to learn Yoga. The main issue I am having is with Riley who thinks it’s really cool that her “Mom” is on the floor and assumes that it is play time. I have no choice but to wrestle with the dog instead, playing tug of war and catch. I call it “Border Collie Boot Camp”.
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