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Monday, June 1, 2009


What is the value of ten? I think it's all a matter of perspective. For an infant, 10 pounds can be the difference between existence and non-existence. 10 grains of sand is nothing, but 10 diamonds is a fortune. 10 french horns are great; 10 piccolos not so much.

10 gallons of gas is almost a full tank, but 10 drops of gas won't get me to the gas station. 10 cents isn't even a phone call, but 10 dollars is a nice lunch. 10 friends make me happy, 10 children make me want to cry. 10 ounces is barely more than a glass of water, but 10 ounces can be the straw that breaks the camel's back.

For me, 10 is hope.

I weighed myself the other day (admittedly it was first thing in the morning) and for the first time in YEARS that scale showed 10 pounds less. 10 WHOLE POUNDS! Now, I know that losing 10 pounds isn't going to make me thin. Heck, with 150 pounds to lose, 10 pounds isn't even noticeable. But that 10 pounds meant that something is working!

Suddenly, exercising isn't that bad. Watching my portion sizes and counting calories isn't that bad. Even eating only half of my favorite shake isn't that bad because that 10 pounds told me I CAN DO IT!

For me, 10 is everything!


sues2u2 said...

YAHOO!!!! Way to go, Skipper! I am so excited for you! Just think of how much healthier you are now than you were 10 pounds ago! (had to add all of the exclamation points cause I'm so proud of you!!!)

Rebecca said...

HOLY COW!! I didn't you know you were on the "better me" warpath! I wish I were right there with you. Yes, this is my last 3 months of binge/guilt-free eating for the rest of my life, but I just want my body back to myself! ...Even if it means that I have to take responsibility for how I look!

Pat said...

Hey that's great!!!! I'm so proud of you and I mean that because I am the greatest procrastinator so I know what it takes to lose 10 pounds. Hopefully, I'll be there soon.

Love ya,

Dutson House Happenings said...

Good job! That's so great!