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TDEMAIO2 SparkPoints: (50,001)
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2/13/13 9:22 A

emoticon you are an inspiration and you are AWESOME : ) Thank you for sharing : )

SHUPER5 Posts: 618
2/13/13 8:14 A

High 5 and BIG hugs!!!!!!This is GREAT! emoticon

MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,229
2/13/13 6:49 A

Keep up the great work!

KIARARAMIREZ SparkPoints: (2,248)
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2/12/13 2:06 P

what an inspiration you are. I'm so happy for you and I'm joining the happy dance emoticon

KANDOLAKER Posts: 1,902
2/12/13 10:03 A

Doing the happy dance for you! This is awesome. Way to make it happen and congratulation on your successes. Here's to many more great ones! All the best.

HEALTHYJEN11 SparkPoints: (33,931)
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2/12/13 9:08 A

That's awesome! So excited for you!!! Keep up the great work!

CEEETEE SparkPoints: (3,314)
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2/12/13 8:57 A

3 years ago, I got sober and my world changed. I am so blessed to even be alive right now. Gratitude and humility play a role in my day to day because without those things, I'm right back to where I was. When I got sober, I developed a severe sugar addiction and as a result, gained a ton of weight. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. Being a 6 foot tall female, regular scale numbers just don't apply to me. If I ever weigh 115 lbs, I'd either be hospitalized or dead lol. Scale numbers have always played with my head, so on May 15, 2012, I decided that I was not going to pay attention to the scale for any other reason than to check progress. I would, instead, pay attention to my BMI. I had been diagnosed with hypertension and was at risk for stroke and heart attack and I was just 29 years old. I was scared. But my journey through sobriety had left me with the impression that I was capable of anything I put my mind to. Damn it if I wasn't right. I got on the scale today and I am just 5 lbs away from hitting my 80 lb weight loss goal. This is the first time I have successfully lost weight without the use of illicit substances. It has been a long road, but what I'm most grateful for today is my health. My blood pressure returned to normal numbers a few months back; I instinctively know how to portion my food; I dislike the way I feel when I eat unhealthy. Most importantly, I'm happy :)

I've never posted here before but I was too excited to be this close to not share it with people! I wish everyone well and hope that everyone gets to feel the way I do today!! :) 75 lbs down, 5 to go!!

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