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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

I did it! I FINALLY reached ONEDERLAND on Sunday. I didn't think it would ever be possible, and here I am! I haven't been this low in weight since high school! I'm so excited! I was hoping to be under 200 by the new year, but I was less than a week off, so I guess that's not too bad.

So far since I started in May of 06, I have lost just over 60 pounds and around 30 inches! I feel like I'm doing pretty good. My husband and I were looking at my pictures last night on here though and realized that I always take my pictures in different clothes so it's difficult to see how much I've really changed. So, I'm going to start taking them in clothes from previous pictures now so it's easier to see the difference.

For our New Year's Day party my husband and I cleaned out all of our drawers and closets and threw all of the clothes that were too big for US out into a pile. That was amazing as neither of us have ever done that before. It's always been the other way around, we are too big for our clothes. It was a great feeling to look at the huge pile of clothes and know that we will never get that big again.

I only have another 17 pounds to reach my original goal of 180. I can't believe how close that is! If I keep going strong, I should be able to reach 180 by March or April. Then I'm going to take a short break as I go to Vanuatu on vacation for a couple of weeks, and then I'm going to set my goal lower and see if I can reach 150 and get pregnant as I would really like to be able to have kids soon. Afterall, I will be turning 30 this year so I'm not getting any younger.

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SISNAMIL 1/8/2008 1:10PM

    You go girl! Isn't it the greatest feeling to 'undergrow' your clothes?

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I'm a Thanksgiving survivor...and I've lost 50 pounds now!

Monday, November 26, 2007

I did more than just survive Thanksgiving, I lost weight over Thanksgiving weekend! I don't know why 50 pounds is some magical number in my head, but I never thought I could lose 50 pounds and now I've done it! I've always felt like reaching my goal was no more than a dream...80 pounds seems so much to lose and has always been looming years off in the distance. When I woke up Sunday morning and weighed in below 210 after a Holiday, I was finally able to think that I could actually do this! I have passed my half-way point and I'm still losing weight! I know that my true test is only beginning as the Holiday season has just begun, but I made it through Thanksgiving and lost 4.8 pounds between last Sunday and yesterday! That was a huge accomplishment for me after what happened last year. The thought that I could enjoy Thanksgiving day and eat cheesecake and still lose weight gives me a lot of hope. I think because I knew I would splurge a little on Thanksgiving, I was more cautious the rest of the week with what I ate and I exercised as much as I could, but I still survived Thanksgiving weekend.

I have my weight loss boquet that I add a flower to for every 5 pounds I lose. I added a flower last week for being below my 45 pound mark, and I was able to add another one this week for being just barely below my 50 pound mark. 2 weeks in a row! That was a big accomplishment too.

Only 10 more pounds to lost to reach Onederland, and only 30 more pounds to go to reach my first big goal! I can do it!

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MA_DIDDLES 11/26/2007 6:35PM

Congrats on your accomplishments. You are doing awesome, You are setting such a good example for all your Team Mates. How can they not be motivated and inspired by having someone showing than it can be done.
You are looking lovlier every week. Wishing you the best for the second half of your weight loss journey. MA

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Half Way!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

I don't know why I've never entered any blogs before, but I really felt like today was the day to do it. I'm SO excited that I'm half way to my long term goal that I'm shouting about it to anyone who will listen! I got close last year, but then over the holidays I gained half of it back. Finally, my husband and I started working together and logging our food every day, and I am finally at my half way mark. My husband has lost 50 pounds also and is doing great! I only have 17 more pounds to lose and I'll be in ONEderland! I didn't think I would ever get below 200 again and I'm astounded that it's so close.

Well, hopefully I'll start blogging a bit more now that I'm on the downhill side. WOOHOO!!

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DRDIGGER 11/7/2007 10:25PM

    Paula - I'm not there yet, the halfway point that is. My goal weight is really 135, but seeing that number seems so out of reach for me on my ticker that I broke it up to first reach 150. That will give me a loss of 25 lbs. Then when I reach that I'll lower my ticker. When I gained weight after the holidays last year I got real depressed about it and gained a few more. Realizing that I was at 152 then back up to 165 depressed me. So now I set smaller goals even though I know I still want to get to 135. It's just a mental thing that every time I saw my ticker I was getting depressed about it. I'll change the goal when I do better and it makes me feel good about my progress. Soon. That will happen soon.

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DIVAMOMMY 11/7/2007 6:04PM

    Way to go on reaching your halfway goal! That is awesome!

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DRDIGGER 11/7/2007 4:35PM

    Welcome to blogdom! I enter things in weekly or so just to keep track of how I'm doing. It's kind of fun to look back and remember where you struggled and how good it felt to come back.

And once again congrats on your weight loss. You are so lucky to be halfway to your goal. I, like you, reached that point before and then gained some back. It's a struggle but these holidays are not going to set me back this year either.

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RHALES199 11/7/2007 2:03AM

    AWESOME job!! ANd here's to getting to ONE-der land in the next few months (I'm not too far behind you...)

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