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Perspective – #NSNation Update Week 46 #samp

I started this post yesterday. And the horror of the school shooting happened. I ended up rewriting this in light of that.

My kids are visiting Santa right now with my husband at a holiday party they go to every year. My kids to keep their innocence another day. However, there are 28 people who don’t.

As I hugged my children last night (I have a 5 year old and an 8 year old which falls into the age range of the kids gone now so this has hit a little to close to home for me), I remembered why I started this weight loss journey. I want to be here for my kids. Being obese wasn’t going to allow me that.

That being said, I am no longer going to beat up myself for my “off” weeks. I will do my best, and sometimes that may not be enough. I amazingly had another great week last week (2.4 lbs down), and I am done beating myself up for not being “thin” enough. I am going to enjoy my new body and my weight loss.

I am currently down 1.4 lbs away from one of my goals. I am going to bask in that accomplishment. I can tell you that when I started this, I never thought I’d make it down to 150 lbs. The fact that I am this close surprises even me. And I will do it.

I will be proud that I’ve lost almost 75 lbs this year.


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  1. You have done awesome! I'm so proud of you! You look great and I'm so glad you're healthy for your kids. Yesterday was absolutely depressing and having a daughter in kindergarten makes it even more heartbreaking. I've been cuddling her since. Keep up the good work Lisa!

    • You definitely know how I am feeling today. Especially when one of the photos they keep showing looks like my 8 year daughter (its the cover photo on Chicago Tribune today too. Its the girl looking down and she has her arm on a boy. At first glance, it looks exactly like Madison)

  2. The horror of yesterday was very hard for me to process, as no one can. My son called me and we shared our emotions and love with each other. Congrats on an AMAZING weight loss! I began in August and have dropped 30 pounds. It feels great, right? :)

  3. I have three Grandkids, ages 7, 6 and 4: My hubby wants to lose 100 pounds for them- however, at age 70, it's a bit harder, especially in cold weather.

  4. sounds good but I am just starting out and have found that it is best to not jump on the scale and judge by how your clothes fit and how your own body feels

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