The second 100 (and 1) days


Today marks day 201 on Ideal Protein.  I can’t believe how quickly the days have gone.

May 30th, 2012 – 304.9 pounds

December 17th, 2012 – 204.26 pounds

200 days, 100 pounds.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  I am ashamed to admit I had a moment of self-pity today, though, when I realized I probably was not going to make my (arbitrary) goal of 199.9 by Christmas.  While nothing is impossible, it has been a long time since I lost over 4 pounds in one week… it’s looking more like a New Year’s goal now.  In light of what happened on Friday with all of the children and teachers killed, it just seems so selfish to feel badly about my numbers for one second!  My sparkpeople Ideal Protein community reminded me of the following:

“199.9 is just an arbitrary number. The magic already happened ! You are 100 pounds lighter, this Xmas than in previous years. That transformation is astonishing ! That’s an accomplishment to celebrate.
You lost 37% of your starting weight. Doctors often beg their patients to lose 5-10% and promise significant health benefits at that rate. Imagine how much quality of life you have already snatched back!”

I’m grateful for that online community.  They’ve gotten me through more than once, and I’m sure I’ve done the same for others.  So today I’m just going to be grateful.  For that online community, for Dr. Tranh, for my coach Suzanne, for my health, for my weight loss, and for my family & friends.

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