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Old 06-15-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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First milestone met - 25 pounds lost!!!!

I never thought I'd see the day - after yo-yo'ing on and off LC for years, I'm down 25!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was at the supermarket with the Hubster today and he had me pick up a 20 and a 5 pound sack of potatoes to really drill into my head how much weight I've lost - when you have over 100 to lose, 25 doesn't seem like much, but when I tried to hold those spuds, I realized what an achievement this is. I couldn't be happier. Thank you all and thank you LowCarbFriends for all the support I get here. I couldn't have done it without you.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Also, your hubster sounds supportive and that is so great!
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Congratulations. It is always great when a new milestone is reached.
My realization came at 20 pounds when I picked up a frozen turkey of the same weight. No wonder walking was easier. KUTGW
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #6
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #7
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:53 AM   #8
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

I think I'm going to find something that weighs 25 pounds today and pick it up and consider how much better I will feel when I lose it! Awesome idea...

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Old 06-16-2013, 08:01 AM   #9
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Good for you, congratulations!! That is an awesome loss.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:08 AM   #10
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Whoo Hooo! Way to go!! Holding something in the Same amount of weight you've lost does Really bring it home. Kutgw!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #11
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:43 AM   #12
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #13
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:05 PM   #14
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:22 PM   #15
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Congrats! Keep it up...you'll be at goal in no time.
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Congratulations!!!!! Keep up the good work.....
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:33 PM   #17
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #18
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WTG Delta Sierra!!!



Thanks for sharing the great idea from your hubby! I'm going to try picking up a few things myself.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:00 AM   #19
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That's great!

I think of my dog Buddy, who weighs just under 20 lbs, and I recently passed the point where I've lost two Buddys. The thought of carrying a Buddy under each arm 24/7 is daunting!

I love your husband's idea of the potatoes too. Very smart.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:09 AM   #20
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:21 PM   #21
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Congratulations! I recently hit my first goal of 25 lbs too (since restarting) and it's such an awesome feeling. I have a WHOLE lot more to go but so proud of this moment.

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Old 06-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #22
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WooHoo!! good for you!
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:04 PM   #23
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