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3 Years and still going strong

I lost 100 pounds in the process of 8 months over 3 years ago. I had the fears that I would gain all of it back, that I wouldn't know what to do when I got to that "perfect weight." I'm finding that because I have been down that road before I am able to observe and correct my behavior before my weight becomes an issue. I have stayed under 130 pounds for 3 years now.
I was a size 20 and now I am a size 2 and while it's not for everyone it's right for me. I was happy at a size 6 for a long ...
I lost 100 pounds in the process of 8 months over 3 years ago. I had the fears that I would gain all of it back, that I wouldn't know what to do when I got to that "perfect weight." I'm finding that because I have been down that road before I am able to observe and correct my behavior before my weight becomes an issue. I have stayed under 130 pounds for 3 years now.
I was a size 20 and now I am a size 2 and while it's not for everyone it's right for me. I was happy at a size 6 for a long time but I learned more about nutrition and started to eat healthier and just a couple pounds make a difference. I now have a certification in nutrition and while it's not the job that I want for my life I'm glad I took the class. In the process I learned that not only could I be healthy I could be strong.
Part of my class I had to take a strength training class and I lifted big weights for the first time in my life, and I loved it. I couldn't do a lot at first but I found myself inspired. I know that people say you will get big and bulky but I have to say I don't care. If I get a bit bulky that's okay because it's more than being thin, it's about being healthy. It's about being strong. When I was heavy I didn't think I could do anything, I had excuse after excuse. Now as a single working mother I find that I have time and if I don't take time I'm not my best.
Eating right is the best thing that ever happened to me, even when I can't get to the gym or work out I know I'm making the right food decisions. Those decisions have helped me cut things out here and there. I am not only determined to live a healthy life for me and my kids but for the rest of my life. It's not an easy path but it's worth it.
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MRSDETERMINED
8/25/2009 3:50:23 PM

What an inspiration you are. I have just now started TW, actually its been about 2 weeks. I feel like this is the journey God has led me to.
Its amazing how much He cares about EVERYTHING that concerns us. He is faithful!
Be blessed,
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AMBERROGUE
6/3/2009 3:38:57 PM

I like Peanut Butter...maybe I'll try that!

Thanks for the suggestion!



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AMBERROGUE
12/31/2008 12:52:52 PM

Glad you're back! I hope 2009 is a great year for you!



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AVINSON317
6/3/2008 2:51:18 PM

I JUST WANTED TO STOP BY AND SAY HI!! I HAVE PRETTY MUCH FALLEN OFF THE WAGON SO TO SPEAK. I AM DOING WEIGHTWATCHER RIGHT NOW, AND IN A RUT. IT'S SO DISCOURAGING. I HOPE YOUR DOING WELL!!!



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ANHNN22
4/9/2008 5:16:37 PM

run run as fast as you can you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread woman emoticon


sorry, i had to , its been one of those days

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