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BARBWMS Posts: 1,259
8/27/12 9:51 P

My knees don't hurt, I move much faster, I LOVE my clothes, I help inspire others.. I've lost 69 pounds so far, but still would like to lose another 40 or so... nevertheless, it's feeling wonderful.

Be a voice, not an echo!
Barb
VARSWIFE Posts: 529
8/27/12 6:58 P

Given me a greater sense of self confidence than I have ever had in my life.

CATMAGNET SparkPoints: (38,973)
Fitness Minutes: (51,134)
Posts: 1,183
8/27/12 1:00 P

I definitely feel stronger, I can wear really cute, sexy clothes without looking completely inappropriate, and my confidence is through the roof, because of all the stuff I've been able to accomplish, especially fitness-wise.

Jane

Camp Good Grief 5k 2012 - 31:50
Gobble Wobble 5k 2012 - 30:00
Turkey Trot 4 Mile Race 2012 - 38:38
Ugly Sweater 5k Fun Run 2012 - 27:19
Move-It Memphis 10K 2013 - 55:36
Germantown Half Marathon - 2:08:53
FedEx St. Jude Classic Fairway 5k - 4/13/2013
Pittsburgh Half-Marathon - 5/5/2013
AMALLECO SparkPoints: (11,301)
Fitness Minutes: (2,033)
Posts: 746
8/27/12 11:48 A

energy and no more depression! emoticon

Ange

Changing My Lifestyle, One Day at a Time.
LINDSEYHS31 SparkPoints: (8,997)
Fitness Minutes: (4,111)
Posts: 126
8/27/12 11:44 A

I am only down 10 pounds and have quite a ways more to go... BUT... I have more energy and am LOVING all the new recipes on spark people!

MY3DLIFE Posts: 413
8/27/12 11:01 A

I'm just down 5 pounds, but I came here to see inspiring points from all of you! I would love to become a runner in the long-term and see new parts of myself that have been missing for ages!

So far, just the discipline of getting up in the mornings and getting a small workout in before work really makes me feel so much stronger during the day and somehow together about things. I really like that morning time.

Wit is the only wall
Between us and the dark.
-Mark Van Doren
NICK3RD Posts: 5,643
8/27/12 10:37 A

Made me a runner

BUFFEDSTUFF-- Posts: 2,520
8/26/12 6:17 P

Losing the fat, freed my mind and my body and it enabled me to delve in a new career and do things that I would have never imagined. Keep up the good work ladies make yourself proud. emoticon

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NANCYPAT1 Posts: 50,480
8/26/12 4:17 P

I am laughing so hard at that last one - I commented at some point recently that I saw a part of my body that I had not seen in AGES - it has been covered by that HUGE apron of fat that hangs over my ______. When i was going to WW about 30 years ago, someone came in to a meeting so excited because she saw - and this is the LITERAL quote - THE HOLE BETWEEN MY LEGS. Another mentioned being able to tie her shoes for the first time in YEARS. The first woman was referring to the fact her THIGHS no longer TOUCHED each other, rubbing raw spots when she walked. Needless to say, we all rolled on the floor laughing. Isn't it amazing when those silly little things that are SOOOOOO big mark our progress?

Edited by: NANCYPAT1 at: 8/26/2012 (18:28)
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.

PITTER6 SparkPoints: (80,421)
Fitness Minutes: (1,282)
Posts: 4,102
8/26/12 4:02 P

I can see my knees! Ha Ha, you think thats not something! Its 20 pounds down, but no Jenny Craig, no weight watchers, no nurtisystem. Just me and my spark buddies! emoticon

Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my 2015 weight goals of 50 pounds.
Leader "Gluten Free" and Co-Leader "Keep it Simple"
PIKA1319 Posts: 114
8/26/12 10:00 A

Like OP, I have not lost even 10 pounds yet, so it hasn't done anything for me physically (well, pants fit a little better!), but it has done things for me mentally.

It's shown me that:
1. I am capable of planning a menu and sticking to it.
2. It is hard but CAN be done.
3. I DO have time to eat right & exercise if I plan for it.
4. Fruit & vegetables aren't so bad.

So if I can just keep it up, then, I'll be doing really well.

ISLAND-GURL SparkPoints: (1,071)
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Posts: 7
8/26/12 1:47 A

Just make me feel good.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 50,480
8/25/12 6:05 P

Losing weight for me has improved my health, eased my pain, improved my ability to move around, AND it has also in the past removed medicines from my routines. Some years ago, I lost a LOT of weight and went off my sleep apnea machine, insulin, cholesterol meds, BP meds, and even my asthma meds. I am back on a lot of them but hoping to gradually wean my way back off them slowly as the weight drops off slowly. Looks are simply a bonus for me - the health issues are SOOOOOO BIG.

With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.

ERICADAWN1986 SparkPoints: (34,728)
Fitness Minutes: (20,328)
Posts: 1,964
8/25/12 5:59 P

Makes shopping more fun, makes other areas of my life feel more manageable (I lost 50lbs, I can do this too), makes me feel less self conscious

GIGI-NICOLE SparkPoints: (8,536)
Fitness Minutes: (4,826)
Posts: 266
8/25/12 11:54 A

I haven't even lost 10 pounds yet, but... I feel like my weight does not define me any longer. I feel like I am in control of my health, my present, and most importantly... my future! That feeling is so empowering!

What has losing weight done for you so far?

I am a newbie vegetarian. I am learning new ways to cook, to eat out, and nourish my body.

"Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality."

In the chaos, in confusion,
I know You're Sovereign still.
In the moment of my weakness,
You give me grace to do Your will.

"Growth means change and change involves risk; stepping from the known into the unknown." - Author Unknown
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