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YAAAY, I'M OVERWEIGHT!!!!

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

This blog has been almost a year in the making. Almost a year ago, I started this newest leg of my journey. I was 'morbidly obese' at the time, weighing 211 lbs and only 5 ft tall. I celebrated going from 'morbidly obese' to 'obese' in October of last year, and now I am finally able to bring to you the news that I am no longer obese! I just fell out of the 'obese' category, and am now classified as being 'overweight'. Who knew it would take this long, huh? Obviously the next step will be falling out of the 'overweight' category and skidding into 'normal'. I can't share this news with most of the world, because there is such a stigma with obesity and I've already gotten the 'well, you never should have been like that to begin with!' I can't argue that. I can say that I was undiagnosed with gluten intolerance (which was making me sick as a dog), there were some medications involved that had side effects which include weight gain (and made me sick as a dog), as well as the illnesses being treated (that made me sick as a dog.) In the end all that added up to metabolic disease and morbid obesity. But I trust that there are some of you great guys and gals who will be ready to cheer me on with celebrating having met this new goal, and marching onward to the next one! Can I get a BOO-YAH, by chance?

  
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STEPBYSTEP1955 6/8/2014 10:59AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and I am giving you more than a BOO YAH ... I am doing the happy dance with you. Keep on pushing. You can do it!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/5/2014 1:55AM

    WOOHOO! :) Congrats!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 6/4/2014 8:47PM

    Boo Yah!! Keep up the good work!!

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MEEKA71 6/4/2014 7:33PM

    Boy, that is the best feeling in the world, isn't it? emoticon

BOO-YAH to you, and I wish you a speedy journey to your next goal.

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THEEXERCISER 6/4/2014 7:28PM

    BOO YAH way to go!

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Huh?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I'm a big girl who has been shrinking for the past 7 months or so. I FINALLY, just last week, lost my first size! In what kind of bizarro world do you have to lose 38 pounds to lose ONE SIZE? By my calculations, if that trend is true and continues, I would have to weigh NEGATIVE 54 pounds in order to reach a size 4. Has anyone else had any such ridiculousness in order to lose ONE size?

  
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TIGERLILYBONBON 1/18/2014 12:50PM

    I totally identify with this. I've been trying to get down one more jean size for ages, and my current size 10's weirdly accommodate me from 167lbs all the way down to 152. I I have to get down to 148 or lower to be street legal in size 9's. 38 lbs is incredible, you are clearly going to do this! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/15/2014 3:43PM

    No, it REALLY starts to speed up as you get closer and closer. Just picture how much fat is all over your entire body, and how much caloric expenditure it takes to take an inch off your waist (along with everywhere else). Then imagine how much less you have to burn off to get an inch off your waist when more and more of your body is lean muscle mass. You can do this!

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ARKIEWITSPARKIE 1/15/2014 9:34AM

    So glad for you! Even though it took 38 pounds to lose a size, you did it! Yay! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MAERETH 1/15/2014 8:27AM

    I found that it took me about 20 lbs to go down a size (I'm only 5'3" though, YMMV). I also think that there are bigger differences between the higher sizes, that is, the difference between a 14 and 16 is different than the difference between a 12 and a 10.

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MHARMAN1 1/15/2014 8:07AM

    I too believe that clothes are all made different. You always hear people commenting in clothing reviews--"Fits TRUE to size". Well, what should the TRUE size fit like? I can wear a size 18 from one store and it fits perfect--another store too tight? What's with that? I'm sure with the amount of weight that you have lost, you have dropped a couple of sizes! Keep up the great work and don't let this frustrate you! You've done great so far!

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ERINHIRES 1/15/2014 8:01AM

  Yes. I think the problem comes from the fact that clothes are all made differently. One company's size 12 will be another company's size 14.

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Who's With Me On This Whole Thing?

Friday, January 03, 2014

You know, the celebration? For me? (blushes) It's not actually a milestone that I set, but I figured, why NOT celebrate the fact that as of today I have lost 1/3 of my excess weight! I started tinkering several years ago with this diet and that one and an exercise program here and there, and I found the formula that is currently working for me in June of 2013. I had at that point 106 pounds to lose and was morbidly obese. As of this morning... 173.5! I know, I know... 173.5 is STILL obese on a woman such as myself who is only 5 feet tall. But I think this is still pretty good progress for a self proclaimed "I can't lose weight" kinda gal. I really do need to get back to the workout routine that dropped off significantly during the holiday season, but I have kept up the 'clean-ish' eating and I keep hearing that the nutritional component is MOST of the battle. Gluten free and portion control are the biggest part of it. Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is BOOYAH!!!

  
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JBARSTOW 1/4/2014 9:28AM

    Awesome - simply awesome.....in the real sense of that word. If I can hold onto half of your drive and motivation, I know it'll be enough to get me all the way, too! emoticon

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MAMADWARF 1/4/2014 1:08AM

    BOOM! way to rock girl!!!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 1/3/2014 4:00PM

    I am so proud of you, beautiful! Congratulations on this important healthy milestone!

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SOUTHPONDCAMP 1/3/2014 11:46AM

    Nice job!

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MEEBELO 1/3/2014 11:25AM

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JITZUROE 1/3/2014 10:59AM

    I'm so proud of you baby cakes!!!!!!
Hee Hee,
Bren

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RYDERB 1/3/2014 9:57AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Pam!

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ARKIEWITSPARKIE 1/3/2014 7:59AM

    You Go Girl! emoticon

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I'm a Quarter Low

Sunday, November 17, 2013

When I started on this journey (again!) I had literally half of my body weight to lose. That's 105 pounds to lose (I'm only 5 ft tall.) That sounds really daunting, doesn't it? And trying to actually DO it... even harder. But as of this morning I've lost 26.5 pounds, which is EXACTLY one quarter of the weight I need to lose. It's been a long time coming, and I've still got 75% of the extra weight to lose. I know it's not over by a long shot, and I have a whole lot of work left to do, but I think this is a milestone worth sharing and celebrating! Who's with me?

  
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NO1JESS 11/28/2013 11:36AM

    Fabulous!! Great job!!!

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/17/2013 2:34PM

    What a blessing! I am so proud of your success!

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STEPBYSTEP1955 11/17/2013 10:49AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon mm om the weight loss. Quarter down is a great mile stone to celebrate. Looking forward to celebrate the next Quarter down w2ith you.
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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 11/17/2013 9:16AM

    Good Job! It's a great idea to celebrate the smaller milestones, they are moving us in the right direction and they deserve to be recognized for the great accomplishments that they are.

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MJRVIC2000 11/17/2013 8:35AM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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JAMARIGOLD 11/17/2013 8:21AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon A super accomplishment! I especially appreciate your good news as my scale this morning is at my highest weight ever. I'll keep at it and be able to join your Quarter Down club. Of course, by then we'll be celebrating your Half Down! Enjoy and celebrate your accomplishment! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Down 20!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Okay, in the interest of full disclosure... when I first joined Spark around the middle of 2011 I Weighed 196. My weight kept creeping up though to end up at 211 pounds, in part because of medication I had to take at the time. But this past summer (the middle of July 2013), off the medication now, I went to work. I know I'm not breaking any records here, don't get me wrong. But in the past 4.5 months I lost 20 pounds (weighing in this morning at 191.) Can I get a HOO-HA?

  
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JITZUROE 11/11/2013 4:16PM

    YES!!!
How about a Hot D@mn!!!!
So happy for you
Bren

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KMVBBAM 11/3/2013 6:34PM

    HOO-HA and emoticon and emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!

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HDHAWK 11/3/2013 6:22PM

    You don' t have to break speed records. Bottom line is, you're doing it! Way to go!

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JULIE_DV 11/2/2013 6:01AM

    HOO-HA and a half! emoticon emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/1/2013 2:30PM

    WOOHOO!

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MEEBELO 11/1/2013 10:07AM

    Hooha!!! emoticon

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CAPT_BUTTERFLY 11/1/2013 9:03AM

    Awesome. Doing great. Slow and steady wins the race, and also makes it easier to keep it off over the long term.

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