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12/27/12 8:46 A

Great Surprise - Keep it up!

SUNNY332 Posts: 30,052
12/27/12 8:41 A

emoticon Woohoo and good for you!

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12/27/12 8:39 A

Great message. And lesson in happy disasters. Congrats and you CAN do it, because look at what you have done already. I love this story. Happy New Year!

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12/27/12 8:37 A


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MONIQUE918 Posts: 1
12/27/12 8:35 A

That is a welcome surprise for sure. I love whena smaller outfit now fits. It brings a smile to my face. Keep up the good work. Here's to good health and wellness in the New Year.

MNNICE Posts: 14,754
12/27/12 8:33 A

What a great NSV for you! That should give you motivation to keep it up!

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12/27/12 8:29 A

Morning ,
Keep up the good work and keep going forward. Best of luck and a emoticon Happy Healthy New Year.

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12/27/12 8:27 A

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12/27/12 8:25 A

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JENAE954 Posts: 7,020
12/27/12 8:24 A

Love the clean laundry story.
I had a huge pile of clothes that were way too small for me to wear when I weighed 219 pounds.
I discovered them after a forty pound weight loss.
They were way too big! I was happy/sad since some were oldies and goodies. My faves.
I found a good home for them and am happy to report they are living a good life now. So am I.
Have gone from a size 2X to a size 10, 12 now.
Time to clean out the closet again.
emoticon I thank you!

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12/27/12 8:23 A

Wow that is such a great feeling. Keep it up. You are doing great!

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12/27/12 8:19 A

I am happy for you emoticon You are Awesome!!!

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12/27/12 8:16 A

good for you!! emoticon

ANASONIC Posts: 20,089
12/27/12 8:08 A

WooHoo! Isn't life good! emoticon

KTISFOCUSED Posts: 1,492
12/27/12 8:05 A

Congratulations! What a great accomplishment!

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12/27/12 8:02 A

Thanks for the inspiration! AWESOME.

BLINKYC209 Posts: 116
12/27/12 7:58 A

Congrats! I'm holding on to this pair of jeans I just can't bring myself to get rid of - I want to be able to for into them again one day. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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CRYBABY35 Posts: 3
12/27/12 7:42 A

Thats the kind of motivation that keeps you going. Outstanding.

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12/27/12 7:40 A

emoticon emoticon What an amazing feeling.

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12/27/12 7:38 A

Fantastic! Thanks for the encouragement.

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12/27/12 7:36 A

YAY! Good for you!

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12/27/12 7:33 A

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CHANSEN_20001 Posts: 10,316
12/27/12 7:31 A


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12/27/12 7:28 A

That's great! I found 2 boxes of clothes that I had packed when we moved 5 years ago. I guess I am the skinniest that I have been in 5 years, since they now fit. Some, however, are out of style! emoticon

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12/27/12 7:21 A

emoticon Fantastic! I had a similar thing a few weeks back when I couldn't find anything to wear and I looked at the pile of clothes that I had earmarked for the Charity Shop (over a year ago) as they were too small. I'm so glad that I didn't get around to taking them to the shop as they now fit (mostly) and I have dropped off my "bigger" clothes instead.

It's a good feeling, isn't it? Hang on to it and keep going.

Louise xx

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Edited by: TENNISACE92 at: 12/27/2012 (07:21)
MILLEDGE2 Posts: 3,339
12/27/12 7:19 A

Sometimes those little surprises offer the biggest boosts in incentive to keep on keeping on! emoticon

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12/27/12 7:01 A

emoticon emoticon Just think how well you will feel January 1st. Instead of thinking about it you are doing it!

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12/27/12 6:52 A

Can't wait to do that myself!

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12/27/12 6:35 A

I love moments like that!


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12/27/12 6:32 A


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BRIDGIRL Posts: 267
12/27/12 6:31 A

How wonderful for you and good luck.

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SUSANK16 Posts: 800
12/27/12 6:22 A

What a truly great success!

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12/27/12 6:09 A


KELLYPAQ Posts: 643
12/27/12 6:05 A

Good for you. I, too, was able to fit into some pants I didn't think I'd wear again, but never got around to getting rid of hem. It's a great feeling.

12/27/12 6:00 A

emoticon congratulations on the awesome surprise and hard work!

STEVIEBEE569 Posts: 9,993
12/27/12 5:51 A

Yes, emoticon emoticon

Also, congratulations on your happy surprise! That's awesome!

Edited by: STEVIEBEE569 at: 12/27/2012 (05:54)
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12/27/12 5:47 A


CLWALDRO Posts: 4,583
12/27/12 5:47 A

WOW what a great and unexpected surprise. When we make wise food choices and stay active amazing things happen.
Best wishes as your journey to better health continues. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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12/27/12 5:40 A

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12/27/12 5:05 A

awesome congratulations

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11/28/12 8:41 P



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11/28/12 8:24 A

emoticon remember how GOOD it felt to put on those clothes when your about to take a bit of something not heathy emoticon

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11/27/12 12:13 P

That's exciting! :D Keep it up!

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11/27/12 11:29 A

What a fantastic feeling! I am so happy for you. Did you set very specific goals to beat the Christmas glut?

Edited by: MAGGIEVAN at: 11/27/2012 (11:31)
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11/27/12 8:16 A

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11/26/12 9:56 P

That IS a nice surprise: come for the laundry; stay for the smaller size.
Woo-hoo for YOU! Nice job.
I bet the was the happiest, smiliest load of laundry you've ever done!

MOMMYOF2RN Posts: 579
11/26/12 3:53 P

Its awesome to go shopping in your own closet! emoticon

GORIANA Posts: 3,679
11/26/12 2:11 P

Today is about two weeks since I do laundry. It turned out super for me because I had to go into the closet to find something to wear. I had to reach back to the stack of old clothes that is too small and I haven't gotten around to throwing out.

To my surprise, the clothes fit! Yay! It is the same size I've been wearing, but these were cut a little smaller than the others.

Now, the hard part: To stay the course until the New Year.

Goriana, So Cal, USA
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