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Goal, but no fireworks...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

maybe I expected too much, maybe I attached too much importance to it... I've finally reached my first goal and thought it would feel different, thought I'd be dancing, euphoric, but no. Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased, of course I am but it's only one pound that makes the difference between reaching your goal or not and that one pound really isn't any more important than the others I have lost. It's the cumulative effect of losing all of them that makes the difference to my life, it's the freedom from the many restrictions of an extra 53lbs that make me want to dance, that keeps me motivated and excited for the journey. The best thing about reaching my goal was setting a new one, not to focus on that last pound and shout GOAL! but because I have a taste of what life could be, and I want more!!
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  • LUZDELSOL
    Congrats on your first goal! emoticon
    sounds like even though you didn't react the way you thought you still got a lot from your hard work, by making another goal and continuing to move forward... this is inspiring to read! keep up the good work!!
    3218 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Well done on reaching your first goal ..... here's to the next.
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    3228 days ago
  • KEEPITSIMPLE_
    Congratulations!! Great job!!

    I didn't see fireworks or anything either right away, but once I realized/continue to realize the impact of the weight loss, but really the size loss was more exciting, I have reason to get excited. Like now, It's Spring and we are working hard in the yard planting, etc. I've been down on my knees digging in the dirt, and moving all day long. before, I couldn't even bend over to plant much less get down and dirty. I also didn't have the stamina to go for very long. Now I really love getting out there and tending to the flower beds. It's really very exciting, and even more so that my body continues to change, and I'm moving down yet another size. That's exciting! I thought reaching my goal meant maintaining this size too. What a surprise!

    You'll get more excited when you are doing something you couldn't do before and it dawns on you how far you've come, and how much more free you are. It is exciting then.

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    3231 days ago
  • BLUE48DOWN
    emoticon on reaching your goal!

    Sometimes there aren't fireworks, but there is a deep-down satisfaction in knowing that you did it. Not just that last one pound to get there, but every week, every pound, every bit of sweat and effort - you made it all the way to this goal.

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    3231 days ago
  • CAGEDBIRDSONG
    Perhaps yor reaction is the result of adopting the lifestyle versus reaching a goal weight. Yes, you reached your goal, but your journey of health isn't over.

    Congratulations on meeting your first goal. It is a wonderful accomplishment and the foundation of your journey. emoticon emoticon
    3231 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    Yeah! Congratulations!!!!

    I know what you mean.. I reached my "first" goal, and celebrated by moving the goal line. :)

    Nan That's awesome!

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    Let's make it a big celebration. Lol
    3231 days ago
  • -WRKNG2ABTTRME-
    emoticon job!

    Here's your fireworks.... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3231 days ago
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