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My February Goals

Friday, February 01, 2013

Happy Friday & Happy February everyone!

I felt inspired to post my goals today since a friend asked me about how I lost so much weight. I went over everything I do, and it inspired me to keep pushing forward. I would like to get to 155 by the end of this month. It has been busy at work, so I really need to find time to exercise! I need to make time I think!

I can't believe it is Feb 2013 already! I really would like to get to 155 by the end of the month! I have been working extra hours this week, and I will be working more next week probably! I can't push my goals aside too much because I don't want to give up! I have come so far, and I really think I can get to where I need to be. I just need to actually DO what I want to do!

****Accomplished January Goals****
- Did every weighin & team challenge the best I could!
- Used the measuring tape once
- Tracked my protein & stayed in range most days.
- Tried new recipes
- Figured out how to eat healthier at work for 2 meals
- I did my first attempt at batch cooking. It went pretty well
- Reached my goal of being 158 by Jan 31st
- Signed up for a 5K - April 7th!
- Saved some money
- Stood up for myself & continued to stay positive

****My February Goals****
- Weigh 155 by February 28th - I will be at healthy weight (high end of the BMI)
- Restart my 5K training!
- Continue using the measuring tape at least twice a month
- Keep not eating tortilla chips
- If I eat french fries, try to only eat them once a week
- Sign up for another 5K
- Use the treadmill more!!
- Sign up for my prepaid yoga classes
- Try 4 new healthier Recipes
- Stay committed to the Challenges even during busy season
- Aim for 1,000 fitness minute trophy for February!
- Continue to do non-workout activities I enjoy even if I go alone(craft & pet fairs)
- Try to stay patient with my parents even when they are on the fritz!
- Don't get discouraged if I don't reach all of my goals!

***Ultimate Goals***
- Be at healthy weight (155) by March 1, 2013!
- Be at 100 pounds lost & weigh 150pounds - no deadline
- Complete any 5K in 30 minutes - no deadline

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful day & rest of the week! Have you thought of your February and other goals yet?

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SOOKIE 2/4/2013 2:02PM

    Awesome meeting your January Goals! And your February goals are S.M.A.R.T!

WTG!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 2/1/2013 7:46PM

    emoticon on completing your January goals. Your goals are very doable and relevant. emoticon to see you've tried some new recipes and batch cooking this month. Way to challenge yourself.
Love your Feb. goals. You're right about making time for yourself to attain these goals. When we (I) don't is when things fall apart. We have to set our minds to it and commit especially when we are busy in other areas of our life. But Kimpy, I know you, emoticon
Maria

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MICKEYH 2/1/2013 7:41PM

    Great goals !! Thanks for sharing. You are right on track. Good luck.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/1/2013 5:43PM

    I have no doubt you will meet your goals!!

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/1/2013 5:40PM

    You've got this! It sounds like you had a great month last month and I'm sure an even better one this time around! I love that your goals include trying new recipes. I love trying new things too! Sometimes we get stuck in routine, especially with food, because we know it works for us. But then we get bored and may be more likely to add some unhealthy foods back in just for variety.

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ROXYZMOM 2/1/2013 5:35PM

    Your goals are all realistic - you are going to hit 155 this month!!

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ALICIALYNNE 2/1/2013 3:37PM

    Sounds like great goals! You can do it!

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LYNSEY723 2/1/2013 3:18PM

    Awesome job in January! I know how hard it can be to stay on track when you are so busy! And I'm sure you will accomplish all of your February goals!! emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/1/2013 3:16PM

    Ha...love the next to last one. Hate it when the folks go on the fritz! emoticon

Great goals! You're doing awesome!

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First attempt at Batch Cooking - pics

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thank you again to everyone who has supported me - your comments make me smile & they help me keep going. I wish I had more time to comment, but I haven't! Everyone is so awesome - I love Spark!

Last night I worked an hour extra for work.. not too bad. I stopped at the food store on the way home and got some food. I was in the mood to cook. Since I have been feeling better, I have been trying to catch up on some of what I missed. I am trying not to over-do it, but I wanted to make some meals for this week. It took me 2 hours from start to finish - not too bad considering how much I made!

I made:
1. Turkey chili with beans, diced tomatoes, carrots, and green peppers.
2. Turkey Kielbasa with Shrimp with brown rice, fresh tomatoes, and green peppers.
3. Baked Whole Wheat Ziti with spinach, FF Cottage Cheese and ground turkey

I think everything came out pretty well! I froze most of the items. I even had some of each things as my dinner for last night. Yum!! Hopefully they turn out ok when I go to eat them again. I would like to try more types of meals I can freeze.. I think I want to try chicken next time. Does anyone have any recipes or ideas they would like to share? I was thinking about trying a slow cooker meal one time. Maybe chicken fajitas another time?

I signed up for another 5K - Sunday April 7th. It is only 5 minutes away from my house and on a Sunday so I couldn't resist! I just need to re-start my 5K training. It was funny - I told my parents I signed up for the 5K & I need to start running again. My Mom said to me " oh Good. I also need to use the treadmill again." My Dad was right next to her and said he needs to do the same thing! I said "Well, whoever starts using it first, needs to push the rest of us to start using it again!!" We all laughed because it is true - we all want to do it, but we can't seem to find that PUSH!





Hopefully everyone has a great rest of the day. My work day is half over already! I had a stressful morning, but I am alright now. I have lunch soon which is good. I am not sure if I am working late or not? Oh well. If I am here late, I am here late! Oh - the one older gentleman who works in my office complimented me today. He said "It still shows that you are losing weight. Keep up the great work." Other people ask if I am still losing weight, but I am glad some people still notice the difference. I really want the healthy weight to be healthy - but looking "better" is a bonus I will take!

Keep pushing toward your January goals! I got my 500 minutes for Jan so I am happy about that. I really wanted 1,000, but I did what I could with my health situation! I really need to push in Feb to be able to reach my healthy goal weight of 155!

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GRAMMYFIT 1/30/2013 4:41PM

    that looks delish!!!

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BOILHAM 1/30/2013 11:09AM

    That entire menu sounds delicious. And the pictures look delicious, too. So many of our young friends don't enjoy cooking these days, so this blog is great to see.
Keep up the good work.

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LIVINGFREE19 1/30/2013 9:04AM

    Sorry to hear that you had a stressful morning yesterday.

Your food looks really good!

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MICKEYH 1/30/2013 12:08AM

    emoticon emoticon your foods looks so yummy !! Enjoy.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/29/2013 9:37PM

    That's great that you did the batch cooking. It looks and sounds wonderful.

I sat down tonight and made up a menu plan for the next two weeks using foods that I have in the house. It feels great to know what we'll be eating. I only need to buy lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and an onion each week for the big salads that we eat for lunches on Monday through Thursday. The preplaning makes it easier to track the food in SP too!

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ROXYZMOM 1/29/2013 8:39PM

    Everything looks real yummy!! I will get some crockpot recipes together for you - I love it!!

BTW...Great job this month!

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/29/2013 6:40PM

    A family exercising and encouraging each other can't be beat! It is a win win Kimpy! Your cooking is fantastic! I loved your meal ideas! good job sweetkins!
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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/29/2013 6:39PM

    A family exercising and encouraging each other can't be beat! It is a win win Kimpy! Your cooking is fantastic! I loved your meal ideas! good job sweetkins!
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CRAMOMMY 1/29/2013 6:31PM

    Wow, that all looks yummy :) Do you have recipes?

I (finally) got my blog up with recipes the other day- first I posted it "disappeared" ... also check out 100daysofrealfood.com .... There is not a single recipe of hers that I havent loved!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/29/2013 4:42PM

    emoticon job on the batch cooking. Looks emoticon .
I have found some spark recipes which freeze well. As I live alone I look for recipes which I can have a couple of servings of that week and then freeze the rest for later. I'll send you some of the recipes I like a little later.
Maria

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GERIKRAGH 1/29/2013 4:18PM

    SP has recipes for batch cooking. Also, look on the Internet.

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BRENDABUNNY 1/29/2013 3:49PM

    The food looks wonderful and you did a great job..You are always such a motivational friend emoticon emoticon

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KAPELAKIN 1/29/2013 3:06PM

    Well done on the batch cooking! I posted a blog the other day about Green Soup, and it is great for batch cooking. Another thing I like to do is to roast a whole chicken, use it for a dinner and then use the rest for chicken salad (make it with Greek yogurt and you can even add lentils and spice it with curry powder and raisins if you prefer), or chicken soup, or topping for green salads or filling for burritos or plain old leftovers. You could do a turkey breast if you don't like dark meat or dealing with all the bones.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/29/2013 2:54PM

    emoticon Food looks delicious. I haven't tried batch cooking yet but really should.

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HHB4181 1/29/2013 2:05PM

    I cook about 3-4 SP slow cooker meals a week, they're great! I take them for lunch the next day too. It's great. I'm sure you can freeze half and eat the other half for different meals, or fix the recipe for smaller amounts.

Everything looks Great! Baked Whole Wheat Ziti with spinach, FF Cottage Cheese and ground turkey - sounds AMAZING! how did it turn out?

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PEPPYPATTI 1/29/2013 1:55PM

    So glad to hear you are feeling better. Those meals look delicious! Hope you do great on your 5k!
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LYNSEY723 1/29/2013 1:49PM

    You are doing awesome!! Keep up the great work! And get on that treadmill!! :)

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PJBONARRIGO 1/29/2013 1:26PM

    Very interesting to see the pix and read about your adventures in batch cooking. I have been experimenting with cooking a turkey or a roast so I have meat to make meals with. I belong to a CSA so I have lots of veggies and can then use the meat to make stir frys, salads, sandwiches or soups.
It sounds like you are definitely on the right track to a healthier lifestle and your family is on board with you too. That is awesome. It is very encouraging when other people notice too. Congrats all around and run happy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/29/2013 1:26PM

    All that food looks great! And if you are motivated to do batch cooking, take advantage of it! It makes meal planning and sticking to your nutrition goals so much easier when you get home late and can take something and just pop it in the microwave or oven.

I'm glad you are finally feeling better and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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BATCHICK 1/29/2013 1:24PM

    That looks amazing! Think of all the convenience in your future!!! emoticon

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Once I am healthier I will ____

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thank you to everyone who sent me some get well soon vibes! I am finally back at work today. My ears are still hurting a little, but I am much better now. Work is very different now in this new position. I am still not used to all of it, but I am trying my best. We are working late nights and Saturdays now when there is work to do. I am not busy right now, but I know that will change soon. Every time I ask for something to do, there is plenty to do. I just have a break right now so I am taking it. I am still not used to doing so much after laying around for so long!

I finally got my paycheck, so I want to get some groceries to start making my batch meals since I will be working at night! I don't know when they will start ordering dinner for everyone, but I don't want take out every night. I could just get salad, but that isn't filling enough for me. I usually just eat salad as a side. Even getting chicken on it doesn't seem to fill me up!

When I was laying at home sick last week, there was so much I wanted to do. I even wanted to make a list, but I was too tired to do so! I tried to keep a mental list of everything I want to do now that I am better. Well, I am mostly better! Mentally I am MUCH better!


Attend 10 yoga classes
Re-start 5K training
Sign up for 5K races
Walk on the treadmill
Go back to Zumba once a week
Go to lunch/dinner with friends I have not seen in a long time
Have a game or movie night
Save more money & pay off more bills

As I am writing this, I am also thinking - Once I am healthier... well once I am over being sick 100% there is a lot I want to do physically. I also feel like I am already healthier with my eating. I have made so many changes since I started Spark. I do feel healthier even when I am sick. I still tried to eat healthy foods while I was trying to get better. I added more veggies & fruits to my diet, and I want to continue doing that! Even when I was feeling bleck, I made a homemade soup with beans and pasta and tons of veggies.

Hopefully everyone has a wonderful rest of the week. Keep pushing towards your January goals! I need to sit down and really figure out my Feb goals. I would like to be at 155 by the Feb! I am at 157 now. I know I can do it - I just really need to up my exercise!

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MOM4HOCKEY 1/29/2013 12:06PM

    I like your list!! I think planning and a positive attitude is huge in helping us meet our goals,,glad your feeling better :)

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MICKEYH 1/28/2013 7:32PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling much better. You also made a great list too. Way to go!!
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2HAMSDIET 1/28/2013 7:16PM

    I'm so glad you are better.With salad I find I need to have a cup of soup and that seems to do the trick. It is good to set goals when you aren't feeling well. emoticon Take care and try not to be all work and no play.

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ROXYZMOM 1/28/2013 6:33PM

    Great job planning your dinners and packing them. That will help you a lot.
I am glad you are better - it was quiet without you!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/28/2013 5:07PM

    Missed you. Glad to hear you're feeling somewhat better. Hope you feel 100% soon.
Great commitment to exercise and planning foods for when work gets busier. You can do it. Look forward to celebrating your success in reaching 155 soon.

Maria

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OLIVIANIGHT 1/28/2013 4:12PM

    That soup sounds tasty.
I'm so glad you're getting better : )

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ALICIALYNNE 1/28/2013 3:49PM

    YOU CAN DO IT! Only 2 more lbs to go!

Glad you're feeling better!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/28/2013 3:30PM

    I hope you continue to feel better....there has been so much illness going around this winter.

That is great you are going to make batch meals to take to work. Night shifts can be hard on eating. I worked nights for a time and took my food to work. It helped a lot.

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CRAMOMMY 1/28/2013 3:23PM

    Good to hear yoru feeling better and have returned to work!!

You could always bring a cup of soup with you and order a salad with chicken .... thatd be pretty filling :)

Also great job coming up with some goals!

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VANBSJ 1/28/2013 3:07PM

    Glad you're feeling better. Keep getting lots of rest when you can, and you'll be back to 100% soon! emoticon

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/28/2013 1:31PM

    Glad that your starting to feel better. Sounds like wonderful goals.

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MOEMOORE 1/28/2013 1:14PM

    Glad to hear you're feeling better!

Keep it up!

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LYNSEY723 1/28/2013 12:47PM

    emoticon Glad you're back to it!! Hopefully you will be 100% in no time!

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Jan 17th already- Wow!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sometimes I wonder where time goes. I lived each day since my last blog, but it still doesn't feel like it is January 17th already.

Thank you for all of your support on my last picture blog. I really appreciate all of it!

I missed a day of work because I have been sick. I don't have a sore throat or a runny nose - but I have had an awful headache since Sunday night. Yuck. It still won't go away. I still feel like I am running on auto pilot. I have been trying to have more water, fruit, and yogurt everyday. The weather doesn't seem to help. It has been rainy & cloud for a while now. Yuck.

Work has been a bit stressful too learning new things. The concept isn't hard. But each client has so many exceptions, so it is hard for me to work without asking questions. They know I am supposed to ask questions, but I still feel awkward about asking so often!

Hopefully everyone is doing well with their January goals. Keep pushing! I have been in my calorie limits, but I haven't been working out as much. Once this headache goes away, I would like to add more exercise. I am not sure when I am going to start working Saturdays - sometime soon

Have a great rest of the week everyone!

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SOOKIE 1/18/2013 11:30AM

    Do the best you can, afterwhile it will become easier to ask those questions ... 2nd nature!

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IRISHGIRL3 1/17/2013 8:06PM

    I'm sorry you're not feeling well - get better soon!!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/17/2013 5:31PM

    Hope you have opportunity to rest up a bit on the weekend and feel better again.
Good to hear from you.
Maria

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RACEWELLWON 1/17/2013 2:44PM

    Rest my friend !! Hope you feel better soon - man those headaches are going around with all my friends ? Hugs K

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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/17/2013 2:02PM

    Get well. And have a good weekend.

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    Have a great weekend and get rested up emoticon

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BATCHICK 1/17/2013 1:41PM

    Time flies when you're having fun! I hope you're feeling better soon.

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LYNSEY723 1/17/2013 1:23PM

    You are doing great on all fronts - keep up the great work!!

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MICKEYH 1/17/2013 1:20PM

    I am sorry to hear you are under the weather. Stay warm and get well soon.
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SABLENESS 1/17/2013 1:13PM

    I echo your sentiments re work and learning new things. I'm still learning new things, and there's still plenty I don't know.

Hope you're feeling better.

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KIMCOLLINGS 1/17/2013 1:12PM

    Hope you feel better!

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GINGERHAWK 1/17/2013 1:11PM

    You're right, the month really is going by quickly. Feel better soon!

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ZOEANAEL 1/17/2013 1:06PM

    Have a great week too! And I hope you'll soon feel better!

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90 lbs lost - Comparison Pictures 250 vs 160

Friday, January 11, 2013

****WARNING - FLUBBY COMPARISON PICTURES POSTED BELOW****

So I finally took some comparison pictures. I don't notice as much of a difference between 170 and 160. My back does seem a little different in the 160 though. I definitely should do more exercising. I don't feel skinny even though I am much skinnier.

I am very close to my healthy weight goal, but I still mentally feel so far from where I would like my body to be. I am trying not to be too selfish about my looks, but when I was at 155 at age 18 my body was much different. I guess all of the fat for so long really stretched me out. Maybe one day I will feel better about the stretch marks! For now, I just have to be happy with how much I have changed in my life! I am 27, and from now on I will continue to be more focused on me! My life is very important, and I am still pushing to stay healthy! I can't go back!

Besides losing the weight, I also lost a lot of negativity in my life! I also lost my high blood pressure! I gained new knowledge, a positive attitude, and a wonderful new lifestyle with Spark. Thank you so much for the continued support. Even though I hate looking at the pictures of myself, it helps me keep moving forward. I can't go back to how I used to be. Hopefully I get more motivation to keep working out. I am trying not to slack off, but my work is tough for me right now. My new position has me a little stressed.

Start Date: August 17, 2011
Current Date: January 11, 2013

Start Weight: 250
Current Weight: 158.8
Healthy Goal Weight: 155
Ultimate Goal Weight - if I can get lower, that would be great. (I won't stop at 155)

Start Pant Size: 22-24
Current Size: 10-12

Start Shirt Size: 2X-3X
Current Size: M-L

September Waist: 41
November Waist: 38
Current Waist: 36

September Hips: 44
November Hips: 43
Current Hips: 41

September Thigh: 24
November Thigh: 24
Current Thigh: 21.5

















  
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GRANNY2B2 1/28/2013 7:43PM

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HUMLADY1 1/17/2013 7:36PM

    SIRENSONGS and JORDANLHALL hit the nail on the head!! Courage and bravery!! I do not have the courage and am not brave enough to put pictures of my jiggly, bouncy, rubbery, blubbery fat alongside my more current pictures. (At that, I am NOT where I want to be, so I'm sure the current pictures still reveal much more flab than my pride allows me to share, as well!) But . . . YOU, KIMPY225, have overcome the barrier and posted comparison underwear shots! Thank you so much for helping the rest of us realize just what we can accomplish if we persevere just as you have!! Congratulations to you, my SparkFriend, for your hard work and persistence to accomplish so much!!!

~~Jocelyn~~

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    emoticon Great Job!! Congratulations!! emoticon

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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/17/2013 12:06PM

    Wow check you out!! Awesome awesome awesome!
Look at all that hard work paid off.
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PURPLE180 1/17/2013 11:58AM

    Amazing job! emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 1/17/2013 10:52AM

    Well done lady! emoticon emoticon

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HOPE541 1/17/2013 8:03AM

    Congratulations, I'm so proud of you! Keep sparking :}

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AMETHYSTSTAR 1/15/2013 9:58AM

    You are wonderful! I'm so proud of you. You inspire me to do better.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 1/14/2013 6:25PM

    What a transformation Kimpy! You can be very proud of yourself for the wonderful improvement! I am proud of you! Good Job! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
hugs always,
linda

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LYNSEY723 1/14/2013 3:55PM

    AMAZING!!! Way to go! You look great!

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IRISHGIRL3 1/14/2013 3:02PM

    Wow! Look at you! You look great!!

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RACEWELLWON 1/13/2013 6:12PM

    Good job - woo hoo - hot mama ! You look great- you are an inspiration to all of us ! Hugs K

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JORDANLHALL 1/13/2013 12:16PM

    90 pounds?! WOW CONGRATULATIONS!

I am both amazed and proud. Your courage and commitment really inspire me!

Haha and I agree with you - as much as we would like, our bodies aren't going to be as they were when we were teenagers, even if the scale says the weight is the same. When I started my journey, I accepted that I was going to have some loose skin and flab that wouldn't go away around my stomach and upper arms as well as severe stretch marks all over my body. Maybe one day I'll invest in some body contouring if it bothers me, but remedying those things aren't the point!

The point is changing yourself inside and out as well as achieving a better life overall, and it definitely seems like you're doing that! I definitely know what you mean by losing a lot of negativity! That for me is the best achievement of all, because I was such a self-abusing pessimist that I didn't go anywhere in life. Now I'm consistently breaking personal records for use of exclamation points, haha!

I believe you can reach your goals and achieve so much more with the dedication and attitude you possess. You can do anything, and it's a privilege to be able to witness it. Keep doing amazing things!


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SIRENSONGS 1/13/2013 11:19AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss success! You have done amazingly well, and are truly inspirational! And thank you for being brave enough to post these pictures. I wish I could do underwear shots, but I don't have the courage!

I can relate to how our bodies change over time, even when we're at the same weight that we were when we were younger. I wish I could have my 18 year old body back, but unfortunately, I've abused it too much for it to ever be back in that condition, even though I actually weigh slightly LESS now. In any case, you should be proud of all that you've accomplished, and overlook the things that you can't change, like stretch marks, and keep working on what you can, like just continuing along your healthy part, because you have done remarkably well and I know that you will reach your goals!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/13/2013 9:05AM

    Congratulations on all your hard work! You have done a wonderful thing for yourself. emoticon

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NESSAGIRL67 1/12/2013 4:10PM

    Way to go! You look awesome! emoticon

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AGOALOF150 1/12/2013 10:32AM

    You look amazing!!!

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GOODGETNBETR 1/12/2013 10:08AM

    emoticon reclaiming your health! Keep up the good work. emoticon

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    emoticon you look emoticon keep up the good work, emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/12/2013 8:40AM

    Wow!!!! WTG! You look great :)

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    Wow! WooHoo! Terrific!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/12/2013 4:19AM

    emoticon Fantastic blog! Without a doubt you have determined to put yourself first, stayed committed, and had great success. emoticon Your story is an amazing inspiration to me and many others as well. emoticon Congratulations on all your successes: both scale and non scale victories. You've done an emoticon job so far. emoticon at the right pace for you at this time and place in your journey. emoticon and you will do it.
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TANTHA 1/12/2013 2:08AM

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CRAMOMMY 1/11/2013 11:08PM

    Inspriational!

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BISCO_ 1/11/2013 10:43PM

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/11/2013 9:26PM

    Thank you for sharing your journey.

You look amazing!

Jackie

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MICKEYH 1/11/2013 8:47PM

    What a great achievement !! Woo Hoo !! You go girl. It's so emoticon congratulation.
When I was in my twenties I hate my stretch mark. I had develop stretch mark all over entire my stomach due to pregnancy with my kids. it did looks Like water melon but looks worth... But now I'm in my forties and its kinda little lighten up bit. It doesn't looks as bad as it was. But you can definitely see, it is there. I think strength training will help tighten up some loos skin. Lately I have started to use Nivea skin firming body lotion. It has Co-enzyme Q10 in it and I feels and see the improvement on my skin. Especially my flabby arms. Remember, you have become so far.. You did work hard and you should be appreciate your effort to yourself and be very very happy for your achievement. I know you will become much better in the future. But for now. You should pat yourself on your shoulder. Again Congratulations !!
Thanks for sharing your Great Victory !!

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EUEK098 1/11/2013 8:34PM

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-VIXEN- 1/11/2013 8:22PM

    Bravo to you and thanks soooooooooo much for sharing and inspiring with this blog!! Your progress is to be celebrated and I am thrilled for you on the changes made inside and out. Congrats a thousand times over. :)

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KIKI160 1/11/2013 7:32PM

    LOVE IT! YOU LOOK AMAZING

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KNYAGENYA 1/11/2013 7:25PM

    What a wonderul transformation! Keep up the good work.

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MOM4HOCKEY 1/11/2013 6:20PM

    Wow what a transformation!! Love the comparison pic's,, you have come so far!! Good for you!! Here's to hitting all your goals in 2013 :)

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CAROLIAN 1/11/2013 5:20PM

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MISSB8604 1/11/2013 4:50PM

    Nicely done my friend!!

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/11/2013 4:14PM

    Don't worry too much about the "feeling" skinner part of it...I think that'll probably take some time. Focus more on what you can do now vs. what you could do at 250. Better balance, longer workouts, climbing stairs with little effort...stuff like that. You've lost so much weight that you really haven't had time to get to know the "current" you. You should know you are rockin' at any weight, so be sure to make the effort to try to love how you look now. "Fake it til you make it" as I saw on another blog.

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You have accomplished so much and kept your eye on your ultimate goal! I'm proud of you! emoticon

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CAGMUAHFO2 1/11/2013 4:10PM

    You have done an amazing job!!!! You look great!!

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INKEDPETALS45 1/11/2013 4:09PM

    WOOHOO! Looking fabulous darling!!! emoticon

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GINGERHAWK 1/11/2013 3:45PM

    What an amazing transformation - you should be SO proud of yourself! Nice work!

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POMATOJUICE 1/11/2013 3:34PM

    I love comparison photos! Thank you so much for sharing them. I am not brave enough to do underwear shots, so I really admire you for that. You may not have seen much difference between 170-160, but look at your arms! They look much more toned than the previous photo! I can totally see shoulder muscles :) You look so much healthier than in your starting photos!

I think deciding where to end is tricky, but you have been going about this very sensibly, so I think you'll know it when you get there. You'll know when you feel like you're in a place you can sustain and be happy in!

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BRENDABUNNY 1/11/2013 3:32PM

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JERSEYGIRL24 1/11/2013 3:14PM

    emoticon You have accomplished so much.

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YOUNG2012 1/11/2013 3:12PM

    Oh wow, you look so different and have come so far! Congrats to you and everything you have accomplished!
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RUNNING-TURTLE 1/11/2013 3:06PM

    Way to go. Your doing awesome. It will always take longer to get rid of the belly flab. Persistence is all we need. Keep up the good work. Your doing fantastic.

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PRINCESSAMY 1/11/2013 2:28PM

    I loved the pictures! emoticon

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PHILLY_DANIELLE 1/11/2013 2:17PM

    Awesome job!! I so wish that I had taken real comparison pics at the start of this journey because I also am not seeing the same changes that others see in me...Oh, body image issues, LOL, the mental side is SOO important. We will get there!

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BATCHICK 1/11/2013 1:53PM

    Woo Hoo! Looking good! I can see a difference from 170 to 160 in your tummy, it looks flatter.

Good for you! Keep at it.

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