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I am really starting to feel sexy again...weighing in at 186



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So I have been using sparkpeople since November of '06. I was doing the whole changing lifestyle thing by myself for 11 months before I found this site. I turned 44 last September and I am looking and feeling great about it.

Forty is the new thirty ...right?

I have lost a total so far of 98 lbs. which means I have already passed the first BIG goal that I set over a year and a half ago but now I have changed my goal from 170 to 158. That takes me to needing to lose another 2 pounds to reach my final goal. I WILL do this. I might even try to lose 5 more pounds after that. I am almost 5' 9" so I think that 153 would be a good weight. It might be a little too thin for me though because I want to be curvy ... we will just have to see when it happens. I can always put a few pounds back on LOL.

I have gone from people not paying any attention to me to the point that they were purposely ignoring the fact that I existed to walking into a place and having people checking me out. When other women check you out because of how good you look and how confident you carry yourself you know it is true.

Even though it still doesn't click in my head all the time that I have lost all this weight . I love being treated the way that I was treated a long time ago.

The key to it for me is ....

If I wasn't respecting myself and ignoring the fact that I was unhealthy and unhappy ...what made me think that strangers would treat me with respect?

Now that I have found a renewal of respect for myself and from people that I don't even know I am making changes in close relationships too. I have noticed that in the passed I have allowed people to do whatever they want because I liked to see and make people happy. I love making people feel good about themselves and laugh at what the world hands us but I am no longer willing to do so if it is detrimental to my well being . I am now to the point that I am no longer willing to be in unhealthy one sided friendships. These types of friendships are not healthy for me to be in because I had a tendency to allow people to get away with treating me with no respect and no regard for my personal life.

ALL OF THAT HAS SLOWLY CHANGED in the passed 2 years and I will continue to step up and voice how people make me feel. If that causes someone to get angry or their feelings get hurt. Well that is their life and ways and I NO LONGER WANT TO BE ANYONE'S PACK MULE FOR THEIR OWN BAGGAGE. Believe me I have enough bags full of my own stuff LOL.

That is it for now...
peace and love
me :-D

Member Since: 11/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 11,979

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My personal goal is to get to a point where I feel really good about myself again. I am close to it now.

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well simple.....healthy food and exercise

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I am an optimist and know that I can achieve this and any goal that I decide to strive for....

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"If the truth hurts, change your truth"

Sara the Gad

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