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It’s my Birthday today and this year I have myself the best gift ever – 65 pounds of fat loss!  Well there I am, in all my 47 years of glory!  Hey I made it!  I’m sure there are people out there betting that I wouldn’t 🙂

I am grateful for so many things this year.  This is the first year since I was in my 30’s that I didn’t suffer a devastating loss.  This is the year when I said ENOUGH and got off my butt and did something about my weight problem.

It hasn’t been easy though.  My last post about how I am struggling right now really hit a nerve with people.  I get a lot more messages through Facebook or Insta than I get comments on my blog – maybe because that is what people are used to doing, or maybe because they don’t want there comment to be seen by everyone.

The running theme of my messages seemed to be:  Forgive yourself and move on.

It really started this weird brain of mine thinking.

Forgive myself?  Why the hell should I forgive myself?

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Weigh In 12-17-17: The Struggle is Real

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So my weigh in this week was decent.  I stayed the same, which is my goal now, but it was a miracle for sure.

You see, I have been struggling, and I mean struggling hard core this week.  With the holidays comes holiday baking, which is one of my favorite things to do in the world.  I have been at it for a couple of weeks now and was actually doing pretty decent.  You have to do quality control and try at least one from a batch to make sure you didn’t like put salt in instead of sugar.

I tracked it all.  Then I started a slippery slope this week known as “Oh I’ll track that in a little bit” and ended up with “Well I’ve fell right through the outhouse floor so I might as well enjoy myself”.

I know better, but it happened anyway.

It’s probably going to happen again.

And again.

No matter how bullet-proof we may feel life is a constant struggle.  It’s how we react to those struggles that define who we are and how successful we will be.  The slide was subtle and I didn’t even notice it was happening until I was at the bottom sitting in a pile of sugar cookie dough and chocolate chips.

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Weigh In 12-9-17: What’s in a Name?

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Well now they’ve gone and done it.  30 Smartpoints is no more, making my blog name out of date.

Bastards.

It’s okay though.  30 Smartpoints got me to where I am, so I’ll wear my old-fashioned name like a badge of honor!

Weigh in was good as I was down .4.  I’ve slowly been creeping to 65 pounds lost, which isn’t my goal but the body wants what the body wants.  I’m currently 5 pounds under said goal, so Imma keep doin’ what I’m doin’ and see how it all shakes out.

Except there is a new plan.

But the old plan works great.

Then I think about when they changed to Smartpoints.

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Weigh In 11-18-17: Gobble till ya Wobble

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So I had an awesome weigh in and that two pounds from my Vegas vacation is history!

What did I do?

I just got right back on my program when I got home.  Actually I got back on program the day I left Vegas, and haven’t looked back.

It gets me to thinking about the upcoming food holiday to end all food holidays – Thanksgiving.  There were a lot of questions floating around our meeting this week, and the big one was:

Are you going to track?

Oh of course I am.

At least as best as I can.  Will I stay within my Smartpoint range?  All signs point to no…but I’m okay with that just like I was okay with packing on two pounds during my two week vacation.

I’ve been at the weight loss thing for years.  YEARS.  After being around the block a time or 20 I’ve learned something:

One day/vacation does not make or break you.

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Weigh In 10-7-17: How Important is Volume?

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We all want to hear it is not our fault.

It’s those damn carbs!

I ate to much dairy!

Gluten caused this!

People in my family are obese so I must be meant to be this way!

All the fat caused me to gain weight!

Low fat products are bad and I ate them!

It’s impossible to lose weight as you get older.

Now before you bring the pitchforks out know that I know some people really do have issues with  these things.  I know I myself have used several of these excuses over the year.  I wasn’t successful until I came to one solid conclusion:

I was fat and it was by my own doing.

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Eliminate the But to Get the Butt

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I do Weight Watchers but I don’t count my coffee creamer.

I do Weight Watchers but I don’t track on Saturdays.

I do Weight Watchers but I have one cheat meal a week.

I do Weight Watchers but I don’t track oil I use for cooking.

I do Weight Watchers but I only sporadically track what I eat.

I’ve heard them all.

Hell I’ve done them all.

This doesn’t even have to be about WW.  I can’t tell you how many different diet plans I’ve heard the but’s on.

So when I started back with meetings this last February, I decided that I would eliminate the but.  No more me thinking I knew better than a bunch of scientists whose sole purpose is to to you know, study these kinds of things.

There would be none of that.  I would do what they said.

For two weeks.

Yes, that’s right.  I wasn’t all that sure about this whole Smartpoints thing.  It reeked of low carb which I despise.  I knew I needed to do something though, so I decided to take a leap of faith and do this  program for two weeks, even though I didn’t think it would work.

After the two weeks I’d try and find my stuff from the former program and do that.

But I’ll be damned it worked.  So I decided to do another 2 weeks of no buts.

Then another, and another.

It only took 14 times and I was at a healthy weight.  It really happened before I knew it.  I mean I’ve been close before, but was usually so burnt out by the time I got close that I’d fall off the wagon.

I’m not even close to being burnt out.

So yes, I, Kelly, admit that I was wrong.  I do not know more than the powers that be at Weight Watchers.

Why two weeks you may wonder?  Well see here’s the thing.  When you know you are going to Weight Watchers it is almost mandatory to have those last meals, those last treats.  They may not show up the day you first way in, but they sure can 7 days later.  That’s why I gave myself two weeks.

Two Weeks of no buts to get the butt I wanted.

Do you think you could do that?  Two weeks?  Just two weeks of no buts?  I bet you can.

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Weigh In 9-16-17: Lifetime #5!

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We are down to the wire peeps!  One more week and Oprah is going to have to get a side hustle because I will no longer be paying for Weight Watchers.

I did it!

It still doesn’t feel real to me.  I gained .2 at weigh in, which is not freaking me out in the least bit and is a major, major achievement.

“Regular” people fluctuate a pound or two in weight.  It is going to take me a bit to get used to being “normal”, but I am on my way.

But am I regular?

I must admit I have never been accused of being normal once in my entire life.

I’m talking about my size though.  Is my size regular?  Normal?  According to some people that is a no.

Seriously?

I’m talking compli-stomping people.  I really didn’t want to delve into the underbelly of negativity that comes with weight loss, but I see so many people that hear so many bad things.

You are not alone.

In case you don’t know what a compli-stomp is here’s the 411:  Someone starts off with something that sounds similar to a compliment, but turn it around to something negative.

Passive aggressive bullshit to put it bluntly.  I HATE passive aggressive.

Here’s an example that I used in a previous post:

Oh so you are losing weight…………………………….Again.

It started out as something nice until she tilted her head and smiled at me like someone smiles at a two year old and said again.

Another example:

You have done so good!  Wow!  How much more do you have to go?”

I’m at goal.

Oh how nice that you can be confident enough to still be bigger!”

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