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I Made It!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Today is celebration day for me! My goal was to be 145# by 9-2-09 - made it a week early!
BUT - instead of splurging on food in celebration for the loss of 71.2# over the last year, we will go shopping! LOL...
Nah -I have replaced the larger attire as I went along, and then got to replace, again and again.
I am so thankful God has helped me reach this goal, for it was through much prayer and persistence I was able to reach this point! It definitely takes a mind that is made up and persistence, as there are many temptations along the way... It is so WORTH IT!

I will give in to Mexican food though! A fajita is not too bad as long as it is chicken and without the tortillos emoticon emoticon emoticon

Spark is such a wonderful way to go - in helping to keep track of everything, as well as the many friends who are here pulling for you. So many helpful points to aid you along the way. I am a member of a huge organization in weight loss which helped greatly, but I will have to say the online access for SparkPeople is my preference. I am just sorry I did not find the "Spark" until I was way into this journey ...

Happy trails to all who are in this with me! WE CAN DO I!

Hugs and best wishes to all

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JEANSHEP2 8/29/2009 12:26AM

    Well done, Betts, and you will do well on maintenance. Keep up the good work.


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CORNPICKER73 8/26/2009 7:24PM

    That is wonderful! Good for you and enjoy your accomplishment and those fajitas!

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BETTS1118 8/26/2009 12:21PM

    Thanks friends! It's people like you who really make the world go around.

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HVMBRU 8/26/2009 9:22AM

    You made it!! Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment believe me.
Will not go unrecognized!!

Helen emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEELY128 8/26/2009 8:25AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!! Thank you for inspiring many people.

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It's Clean Out Time...Goodbye forever to the Plus Stores!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Well I must say this has been a great day with me - - in that I was able to clean out my closet of all the plus sizes, as well as other clothes I could not wear, packed them up, and sent them on their way to a church caring center.

God is so good, for I realize it is only by His help I have been able to accomplish this.

I still have at least 10# to go, and I realize the last pounds are so hard to lay aside, but persistence always pays off.

I loved the blog of the letter to Laine Bryant....the gist of the letter was that the person writing the letter would not shop there anymore.
My feelings exactly!
It's great to have the freedom to shop in the smaller size department,
and since I cleaned out my closet, I will have room for clothes that fit.

Thank you God!


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TOBEFITFORGOD 2/19/2009 3:15AM

    Congrats on cleaning out the closet and losing the weight. I bet you feel ever so healthy and organized. Have a blessed day and thanks for sharing. Pamela emoticon

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ADAMST3 2/15/2009 2:31PM

I read that letter. I also identify with your blog b/c, there's no greater freedom than being in God's will. (even in the food I eat) Love ya, Betts! Thanks for your surrender!

LOve ya,

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Counting down to 6-12-09!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Here it is February already! I am striving to lose at least 15# by our wedding anniversary (61st) which is June 4th - actually I will give myself another week to June 12th, as that was the day I went back to Weight Watchers.
The last pounds are soo hard to get rid of.

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ADAMST3 2/12/2009 6:10AM

Our anniversary is June 23. My son's b-day is June 2nd! I love JUNE, and I know it will be a wonderful time to celebrate all you've accomplished.
Praying for you right now...

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DOINFINE 2/6/2009 2:45PM

    Dearest Betty, You are doing the best thing you can do. That's doing it right today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. I know you will make your goal and I will keep you in my prayers.

May God bless you and multiply your efforts. With His help, you can do it!

Sue Mikeska

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JEANSHEP2 2/2/2009 2:01PM

    Oh, Betts, I know the feeling! My goal date is April 19, 2009, and I have 14.5# to lose by then. I shall be remembering you and pray you meet your goal. We can do this!


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We are persistent!

Friday, January 30, 2009

I started on Weight Watchers June 12, 2008, and as of today, I have lost 50+ pounds.
I would like to lose at least 20# yet, and am so happy to have found SparkPeople. It's exciting to read the different challenges all have faced, and are doing something about it.


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    Welcome Betty from Indiana. I think the team "ANYONE OVER 70" is the best. Go to that page and click on 5# at a Time Challenge and join our group chatting and getting to know one another. We are a caring group and we would like to get to know you. I am 74 years young and am from northeast Iowa where the wind blows, the temperature plummets to below zero and the snow blows drifts higher than your head and we can't move because our feet are frozen to the ground. I know everyone at this sparkteam will welcome you with open arms. They give ideas, laughs, tips, and recipes to mention a few. we also pray for one another if there are problems they are facing. It is just a great group. Ethel emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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