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JCEFREED Posts: 3
10/29/09 6:39 A

Good for you! Even 5 years after reaching my 100 lb weight loss goal, it does not get old! Just keep that attitude and you will keep it off.

Julie

"For I know the plans He has for you, a plan to prosper and not harm you, to give you a future and hope" Jer 29:11
PERRYR Posts: 680
10/29/09 6:39 A

It is great to read a perfect message. Thanks!

You have your priorities right - Clean and weed when you retire and/or have more time. There will always be "important" things that have to be done. That list should always include taking care of yourself.
If you don't take care of yourself, eventually someone else will have to.
Make sure you change your view of yourself to "tall and thin". No longer a goal, it is now who you are.

Thanks for the inspiration!



FRIDAYSCHILD2 Posts: 43
10/29/09 6:33 A

That was awesome. Very inspirational way to begin my day. Congratulations and thank you.

MESMAGIC Posts: 981
10/29/09 6:24 A

Good for you! Yay!

WHOLY_FIT_48 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/29/09 6:22 A

Inspiring! Congratulations on your success. All the best as you continue your journey of health.

Psalm 34:3 "Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His name together"

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MARYGRACE99 Posts: 66
10/29/09 6:19 A

Great message. Thanks for writing! You have achieved a lot.

If not now, when?
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10/29/09 6:18 A

FABULOUS!!!! Great Story too. emoticon

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CAROLINACURL Posts: 1
10/29/09 6:11 A

Well done man, that is an excellent job done and very funny too.

SHAY72 SparkPoints: (25,375)
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10/29/09 6:06 A

congrats great job emoticon

Shay :)
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10/29/09 6:03 A

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10/29/09 6:01 A

WOOHOO!!! I can't WAIT to hear those words! I am glad that you are hearing them!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!

~~~ CINDY ~~~

You never know how strong you are until strong is the only choice you have...

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JESPAH Posts: 12,251
10/29/09 6:00 A

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QHAMOM Posts: 896
10/29/09 5:49 A

Awesome! Even if we see the changes, even if we're doing it for ourselves, it feels so good to hear those words from others.

Wanda ~ 5'11", 42 y/o mom to kids ages 7, 10 and 12
OAKLEYAJ Posts: 2,818
10/29/09 5:46 A

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SZ5_SKINNYJEANS Posts: 2,945
10/29/09 5:36 A

That is amazing! Good job! emoticon

BLODEUWEDD Posts: 60
10/29/09 5:29 A

well done!!
It takes a lot of time to adapt to an altered self image, as I have also lost about 50lbs or 24 kg in weight, I recently ordered a Jacket in a size 18 and it didnt fit , of course, I was now a ten , but am having a hard time thinking of myself as thin , as being overweight had dominated my thinking for so long Way to go , sister !! emoticon

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CLESCUYER Posts: 2
10/29/09 5:26 A

This is great! Congratulations!

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10/29/09 5:08 A

congratulations! i'm really pleased for you

GOLDFISHLIZ Posts: 609
10/29/09 5:07 A

So inspirational! A fantastic success - well done you!
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KJROELL Posts: 2
10/29/09 4:57 A

Thanks so much for your message, it really makes me think maybe I can do this.

JACKTAR1 Posts: 1
10/29/09 4:53 A

congratulations to lablover I wish that i could do running but my I have artritic knees I have now lost 42lbs. again well.regards jacktar1

PIAZZADISPAGNA Posts: 1
10/29/09 4:50 A

I am really, really happy for you. Congratulations on the wonderful result! emoticon

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10/29/09 4:47 A

to the thin one- congratulations!
you have many things to be proud of- love life!
Janice

Make it happen- just one step at a time!
GINNYD137 Posts: 8
10/29/09 4:33 A

Congratulations Skinny!

DIDMIS Posts: 118,731
10/29/09 4:14 A

What a wonderful blog. emoticon on your weight loss and all the other exciting things that are happening in your life.
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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10/29/09 4:12 A

CONGRATULATIONS Keep up the good work i havent reached that much but i know how i feel when i lose 1lb so your feeling must be 50 times more emoticon

AKELAZ Posts: 2,149
10/29/09 4:10 A

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. . . on plateau-busting and on all the rewards you are reaping. I hope to be there one day - NO!! I WILL be there and your inspiring post will have helped me to get there.
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SHAFELE Posts: 173
10/29/09 4:04 A

Congrats! This is wonderful!

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10/29/09 3:59 A

You are amazing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/29/09 3:52 A

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SANDALEIN Posts: 72
10/29/09 3:46 A

Well done - good things always come in batches, don't they? I loved your story, it was so inspiring and fun to read! Keep up the good work! I also love Jeff Galloway, so enjoy your training course with him. emoticon

REENA_SONIYA Posts: 409
10/29/09 3:39 A

great going buddy.......... keep it up........

OYSTERPONDSARAH Posts: 27
10/29/09 3:29 A

Good for you! Such abundance of good things coming your way. Doing the work on yourself will do that! I know what you mean about people meeting me now can't imagine me at 175 (in my teens & 20's). This weight I'm at now has been a long term process, like you. A day at a time. I share your joy. What a week. Oh, and that 4th thing on the list? Congrats on the pound. Plateaus are tough to get through. But, SP helps with that, tremendously.

MIAWINNER Posts: 15
10/29/09 3:28 A

You go girl! You should be very proud of yourself!

G9FIRE Posts: 158
10/29/09 2:52 A

I really enjoyed reading this blog. You're a good writer. There's another compliment to add to your list this week. You really are having a good week : ) All your hard work is paying off!

JEANNE1125 Posts: 25
10/29/09 2:51 A

good for you . .bravo !!! it would certainly hve been my FIRST thing .. i've just started again on sp.com and have lost 8 lbs in 3 wks . i am no where near running ,let a lone a marahon . good for you !!!keep up the good work .. i remember the feeling of strangers telling me that i looked great ..after not ever seeing me at 260 lbs. . .i still have 40 lbs to go tho . . but it will go .. and i'll have that compliment one day ..soon i hope ..

keep it up . .you have NOTHING to lose ..;)

BOOPSTER69 SparkPoints: (44,514)
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10/29/09 2:49 A

Awesome and it doesn't happen without working for it - excellent job. Thanks for the inspiration!

Keep your head up and keep moving!
HILBYDOO Posts: 122
10/29/09 2:25 A

Wow - you're an inspiration! Congratulations on the 50lbs!
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HEATHERWOOD1 Posts: 14
10/29/09 2:22 A

This is GREAT. Way to go Skinny Lady. emoticon

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9/20/09 12:25 P

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EVILKLOWN Posts: 2,530
9/20/09 10:52 A

Great week!! Perhaps I'll have a week like that sometime in the next year or two ... that would be great.

Edited by: EVILKLOWN at: 9/20/2009 (10:52)
HAPPYSOUL91 SparkPoints: (258,481)
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9/20/09 9:23 A

Clapping that your are thin, but cheering, clapping and stomping my feet that you are fit

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Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

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9/20/09 2:09 A

wow!!!! GREAT JOB!!!! To be called thin & fit, trim & slim are all my dream words that I want to hear at the earliest! Kudos to u!

THEQUEENDOM Posts: 453
9/20/09 2:03 A

Congrats to you abound team leader!! emoticon emoticon

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MERLINANDME Posts: 18,940
9/20/09 1:50 A

Congratulations, Tall and Thin SparkFriend!

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9/19/09 8:57 P

Good for you! Your so far along - doesn't it feel great?
I'm wondering what "lablover" is in reference to? The dog breed? If so, we've a chocolate lab that is the families baby.

Cheer's!

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9/19/09 7:44 P

Hurray for you!!! I recently blogged about, "Just a pound." One pound is VERY important!!

~Missy~

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9/19/09 2:01 P

Way to go! keep up the good work!

SPARKGUY SparkPoints: (58,765)
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9/19/09 11:41 A

Woohoo - thanks for sharing your fun adventure - and congrats on your successful healthy lifestyle change!

If you keep this up, you'll find that you have so much energy you'll be able to get to those other things too :).

SparkCheers!
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9/19/09 11:23 A

As the Beatles sang in the song Come Together "One and one and one is three."

And one x 50 is 50, no matter how long it takes.

I (finally) lost one new pound this week. The first one since June. So that makes...50 pounds. Lost. Banished. On Sparkpeople.

Believe it or not reaching the "50 Pounds Lost on Sparkpeople" milestone was NOT the best thing that happened to me this week. It isn't even the second best thing. It is the FOURTH best thing that happened this week.

The THIRD best thing is that I found out that running coach Jeff Galloway is coming to Boston. He's doing his running school next weekend in a five hour class. My schedule has been crazy lately, but as it turns out, I'm available. So I'm already signed up and can't WAIT to go! I've been following the Jeff Galloway training method as I've been getting ready for my second half marathon in November. The book is great, but I've been assured that it's nothing like hearing from him directly. The training includes a little gait analysis and coaching. So I'm totally pysched.

The SECOND best thing that happened is that a colleague that I saw this week came up to me at an event and said "you look fit." No one has EVER called me "fit" looking in my whole entire life. I think I was smiling all day.

And the FIRST best thing... just two days later, I was talking with someone I just met this summer. We were standing by a table of food and commenting about how good it all looked and he said "well you certainly manage to stay thin." I laughed and said "no one EVER called me thin in my life." He said "What do you mean? I've always thought of you as thin." I told him that I've lost almost 60 pounds since January of 2008. Then another person (who I also just met this summer) joined in and assured me that yes, she's always thought of me as "tall and thin" -- so I was just stunned. Me? Thin?

I guess this weight loss stuff really does work. People who never knew me before can't imagine that I used to weigh 60 pounds more. Me? Thin?... I still can't imagine that I'm really "thin". But I'm working on it!

Work is still stressful. The garden is badly in need of weeding after a summer of neglect. The house needs to be cleaned. My inbox in full of unanswered mail.

But I am THIN. I am FIT. And Sparkpeople is the best! Thank you all!

Wag more, bark less.

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5K-35:25-7/09
5M -58:58-7/09
10K -1:14:32 -2/11
Half -2:48:29-6/12
26.2-6:13-11/10
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