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Getting There…IS the Journey!

IMG_1789Well I made it through the summer months, still on the downhill side of my new lifestyle journey. Although I haven’t quite reached where I want to be, I am plugging forward, now looking towards two family weddings in the next six weeks and wearing something remarkably smaller than I would have worn last year.
I saw a friend the other day that I hadn’t seen in a few months. As I walked up her driveway, she came outside and said, “Oh my gosh! Are you shrinking!” and of course I said a resounding “YES!” I love when someone notices the 35+ pounds that are missing.
Changing my eating habits has not been an easy task and I am certain I wouldn’t have been able to continue had it not been for the support and encouragement from the staff at UniqueU Weight Loss. Each week when I go in, whether with a ½ pound or a 1-1/2 loss (or sometimes gain!), they keep me excited to see what the following week will bring.
I still would like to get rid of another 20 pounds or so, and if takes me a while longer, so be it. I am no longer hiding behind my husband in photos and I can wear clothes that are three years old—which I don’t even mind! Getting smaller means that I am feeling a lot better and our evening walks no longer leave me breathless. The feel of tight jeans, because they are supposed to be “form fitting” are much more comfortable than the ones that required laying on the bed to zip. I truly am happy with who I am becoming. And there lies the danger…
Getting comfortable before reaching my goal can be a bad thing. I suddenly say, “Well, this one cookie (candy bar, muffin, slice of cake, ice cream) won’t hurt. I literally had a battle with a pound and a half for a month! Up a half, down three-quarters, up a half, down a pound! For four weeks it was an absolute wash. But now I am back on track and heading towards the weddings, Thanksgiving and Christmas with the many events and parties that I will be attending. I want to look spectacular, and eating the whole buffet table will not be an option!
If you are still struggling with what to do, DON’T wait until after the holidays when you are 15 pounds heavier than you are today. Believe me when I say, I’ve been there. No one wants to start a diet before the holidays, but if you don’t do it now, you will be sorry later. At least you will have the guidance and plan of what to do when you are confronted with sugarplums dancing in your head. Get on track at UniqueU Weight Loss. It really works!!!