In It To Lose It

Back in July we started a weight-loss competition and as off tomorrow there will be exactly a week and a half left. Thanks to the mercy of God, I have lost about 20 pounds so far.  To see it in print makes it feel pretty good, but then I remember I have 30 more to go to be at my pre-pregnancy weight.  It's a weird feeling to be excited and discouraged all at the same time.

I'm so thankful that I have been able to stick with it and seen some success.  But I'm even more thankful to be around others who are struggling with the same things.  Whether I gain or lose, succeed or fail this week, it's just comforting to know that it's hard for everybody and not just me.  And it'll probably be a gain/fail day because we're going to the state fair tonight.  Yummmmm...

So, anybody have any tips for sticking with it when you're not even halfway there?  I hear a lot of advice on getting started and setting new habits, but it seems to be a different ball game when it's not about the small changes anymore.  Making even bigger or more consistent choices, especially when you've been working hard already, is a pretty big mountain.  For me anyway.  I get super excited because some of my clothes are looser, but then I remember that those are clothes I had to buy BECAUSE I'd gained weight.  And I still can't fit into all of my pre-prego stuff.  Yeah, so then I get pretty aggravated that I've worked and worked and I still have to work some more! Call me impatient! :)  So, any inspiring words, tips or tricks?

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Jen said…
Keep up the good work! It took me a year to lose the baby weight so I know it isn't easy! Fitting back into pre-pregnancy clothes kept me motivated. Plus I wouldn't allow myself to buy any really cute stuff until I was there. Once I got there I splurged and bought an fairly expensive, "fancy" pair of jeans.
Melissa Wallace said…
I have struggled with weight constantly, as you know. One thing that works for me are small goals. Take it 10 lbs at a time. This works best for me. It helps me to see that I'm making progress and I don't get overwhelmed by the number. You are doing great and you are looking good!!

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