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Aug 29, 2012....Closer

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Onederland - that should be in big block italicized letters. For those of us that have been out of the 'ones' and into the 'twos', 'threes', 'fours', etc., that onederland goal is something that we all look forward to, even though at times
it may seem unattainable.

At 272, I didn't think much of getting into the 100s. I had tried so many diets and lost some and then regained some (lots of) pounds, over and over. Last summer, at 272, losing even 10 lbs, I knew I would start to feel better. My first BIG milestone goal was to get to 250. After that it was 225, and then 210. I was moving towards each goalpost in 10 lb increments because I knew if I looked at the big picture it would seem daunting and I would get discouraged. When I get discouraged, I eat. Didn't want that!

However, I am now, at last weigh in, 208 (will be getting weighed again
tomorrow). I am definitely NOW thinking of Onderland!! It is so close, that I can taste it, and it tastes better than any hot fudge sundae. It will probably take me most of September to be below 200, but I am really focusing on
that milestone at the moment. I will still have 40 - 50 lbs to lose once I am
there, but in my mind, for me anyway, it will feel like I am in the home stretch.

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  • no profile photo CD11419325
    You are almost there! what a great accomplishment! you are doing fabulous emoticon
    3136 days ago
    i remember getting to onederland. it is awesome and i cant wait to celebrate with you.
    3166 days ago
    You have made wonderful progress. emoticon
    3166 days ago
    Oh , my beautiful friend! I am SO proud of you!!!! *APPLAUSE*
    3171 days ago
    I am sooo proud of you. It is work. But one step at a time. One small choice at a time. One small inch towards a seemingly unseeable goal and now you are here! Woo hoo! I too am at 208 so perhaps you have slipped past me since your weigh in. I hope so. Slow slow slow but steadily in the right direction. I hope to see you there... in onederland!
    3172 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    Hooray!!! That's absolutely terrific, Susan!! I am so thrilled for you and proud of you. You've worked hard and it's paying off.

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    3173 days ago
    Woo Hoo! You are doing so well and I am so glad you are back to share your success!
    Spark On! You Got This! emoticon
    3174 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    WooHoo Sue - 64 lbs. down - you are doing GREAT!! And onederland is yours for the taking - "Take care of the ounces and the pounds will take care of themselves." Keep up your excellent work!!!
    3174 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    OH MY GOSH@!

    I remember the last time I was under 200.
    It was the MOST exciting time.

    I am over by 20 pounds or so but WILL be
    back to One-derland ...

    3174 days ago
    Susan I know what you are feeling, I came to mine a little earlier this summer. I know you will do it, you are so focused.
    Always remember one day at a time, it will come.
    On to Sept and positive results.
    Hugs and smiles
    3174 days ago
    Good for you susan! you will be over halfway to your goal when you get to onederland. I too am dreaming of that day but you are closer than me so clear the way for me to follow !! I know you can do it !! Just think how good you will look when you see relatives at the " holidays" and they marvel over you !! ???? It will be awesome !!
    8 pounds ...... PFFFFTTTTT .... you've got this !!


    I'll cheering you on so I can follow....
    3174 days ago
    You can do it Susan! We are all here cheering you on! emoticon . Take it one day at a time, one step at a time my friend. You can do it!
    3174 days ago
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