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346 pounds, 186 to go

As predicted, my weight loss has slowed down. Who could keep up 10 pounds a week anyway? I only lost 2 pounds this week, which I know is a great number, but is kind of depressing after all those weeks of dropping 4 or 6 pounds. At least I haven’t gained weight. That would be horrible.

It’s also started to settle in that I’m not actually on a diet, that I have instead changed the way I will eat for the rest of my life. Picking out the right foods at the grocery store is becoming more natural and easier. I don’t have to think too much when I pass up TV dinners with potatoes or rice in them, which is about 90% of all TV dinners, even the ones targeted as healthy choices.

Remarkably, I don’t really miss all the sweet crap I used to eat. I did want to have some stuffing the other day, but I lived without it. I find it amazing the strength of will I have to pass up bad foods, even when they’re right in front of me. I was out of TV dinners last week and had to order a sandwich up from the restaurant downstairs. I got a turkey sandwich and just ate the insides, discarding the bread and the ample serving of chips. And it wasn’t hard at all. I relish having such control over myself. It’s empowering in a totally different way than I’ve ever felt before.

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JEM • October 23, 2008 at 4:12 pm

Reading your archives really empowers me. They are so valuable. This is my third time though. I have to remind myself you had hard weeks and did not become thin and goregous overnight. I can do this. But it WILL NOT be easy.

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Jenna • December 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I am reading these archives and Its so interesting to here you talk about things I am dealing with right now!

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swinglifeaway • June 3, 2011 at 11:47 am

You may have noticed that I’m reading your entries from the very beginning. I randomly found your book “Half-Assed” while browsing on Amazon for my Kindle. I’m reading every chance I get & have just reached chapter 15. During a slow time at work I decided to search Google to see if I could find this infamous blog I have read so much about. I am so glad I did! In between calls (I work at a call center for defaulted student loans…. yay…) & during slow times, I’m reading your blog.

Hang on. Telephone. ;)

I’ve recently started my own weight loss journey. I am now 304.4 (from 327.6). I have roughly 140 pounds to go to reach my goal weight. Your humor & dedication to your journey has been so uplifting & inspiring!

Thanks so much for helping me see that big goals can be reached with a little patience and a lot of hard work.

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Jennette Fulda tells stories to the Internet about her life as a smartass, writer, weight-loss inspiration, chronic headache sufferer, and overall nice person (who is silently judging you). She does this at JennetteFulda.com now, but you can still have fun perusing her past here.

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