Herbie's Journal, 24 April 2008

I realized last night that my one-year fatsecret anniversary is coming up next week. I started the South Beach diet and joined fatsecret on May 1st last year. It makes me reflect on what I've accomplished over the year, which I'm proud of. I've lost over 40 pounds, which is 10 more than my original weight loss goal. I've gone from a size 16 to a size 6, and I really feel that I have my energy and strength back in a way that I thought I had lost.

Yet, the pending anniversary also makes me reflect on the ways in which I've become more lax in the last few months. Although I've made a lot of changes to my diet, I'm not having SB-style salads for lunch every day like I was last summer, and my exercise is certainly not what it ought to be. I'm staying steady in my weight for the past three months, which is good, but I have really allowed myself to get too caught up in my work and not be as careful as I know I need to be. I am thankful to all my diet buddies who remind me of how important constant attention and effort are in staying healthy.
127.0 lb Lost so far: 43.0 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.
on diet The South Beach Diet   steady weight


Happy Anniversary! You have had great success and you know what you have to do to stay there. Glad you're still here helping us as well. :) 
24 Apr 08 by member: mbhpro
You have come a long way this past year. You should be very proud. Don't beat yourself up on what you haven't done lately. As long as you are maintaining, i think that is amazing! That is the hardest part in my opinion. I can't believe we have been on here a year already! 
25 Apr 08 by member: graciepoo
That's right, Herbie. Don't beat yourself up. You are maintaining a healthy weight. It is probably hard to transition from the "losing weight" mindset to the "being this weight" mindset, but you deserve it. 
25 Apr 08 by member: tinylion
Happy anniversary!!! What an achievement! You have managed an incredible feat in losing the weight--but also in KEEPING IT OFF!! Thus, your maintenance phase is working--even if you don't think you're doing enough! Continue to be vigilant--but enjoy the spoils of your victory!! Congrats again! Thanks to success stories like yours, I hope to get there someday within the next year too! 
25 Apr 08 by member: 08willbegreat
Your's is a true success story!!! Happy Anni.  
25 Apr 08 by member: susieq1941
Congrats!!!! So wonderful:) Thank you for continuing to journal and share your story with us on FS. You show us all weight loss can happen, and maintaning is possible!  
25 Apr 08 by member: today
Happy Anniversary! Its been such a pleasure reading your journals and watching you reach your goal. You're an inspiration and you give me hope. Thanks for sharing your journey with us 
25 Apr 08 by member: Janelleas


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