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Vindication

So, we’re all doing this crazy, crazy diet.  It’s hard a lot of the time.  Heck, even when it’s easy it still isn’t really easy.  All that meal prep and craving dodging and having to be aware of your nutritional facts and all that…it’s exhausting.  Luckily, and I’m sure most everyone here has experienced it, you see drops in your weight each week, if not daily.  A lot of the time, though, just seeing those digits on the scale doesn’t cut it.  I personally would look at them and get pretty excited every time I saw a new low, only to look in the mirror and get discouraged.  I hope that you’re all documenting your journey with a weekly picture.  It can make all the difference to keep you from feeling like you aren’t going anywhere; after all, you see yourself daily in the mirror…it’s hard to notice the subtle changes.  Even after they’re drastic, you’re so used to the incremental change that it’s easy to miss.  I also suggest getting an app called PicFrame.  It lets you put your images side by side.  Doesn’t sound that great, but just looking at that picture that was snapped is just like looking into the mirror.  But side by side for progress?  That’s a whole new, wonderful thing.

That said, I’m willing to be the first to show my journey.  Granted, it isn’t over yet.  There is more work to be done, but that’s with body building and not the diet.  I set a goal for myself for 40 pounds.  Earlier this month, I hit that goal and, like I stated previously, it was hard to see it even though I’ve been along for the whole ride.  That is, until…

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