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Before & Now :) Still working on the after...

Monday, November 12, 2012


I began working out on April 3, 2012. The picture on the left was taken on May 15th after I had already lost 10 pounds. As of this morning, I am down 43 pounds and 33.25 inches!!! :) :) :)

  
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MISSB8604 11/12/2012 12:25PM

    Congrats!!!!!

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CATHGREEN8 11/12/2012 11:11AM

    You look like a brand new, happy woman! Great job!

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DIBANANA 11/12/2012 10:55AM

  You look great!

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A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Journey!

Monday, October 29, 2012

My life has been exactly that - A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Journey! Every one has their ups and downs, but thank God, my life has had more ups than downs. :)

My mom almost died when I was in the 2nd grade. Her body started shutting down with no explanation. She lost 74 pounds in 3 months. She was completely emaciated, and very frail. After my mom started regaining her health, she began eating to start gaining weight again. As she went up in weight, I followed her lead. Not too long after that, I was very overweight for my age, and like the snowball effect, I kept on rolling and rolling and rolling - gaining more and more weight every year until I passed her and the rest of my family.

I have tried every fad diet in the book, but nothing ever seemed to work for me. The weight was on again, off again, on again, off again..and my emotions were a crazy roller coaster ride nobody wanted to ride.

I am now a senior in college studying Elementary Education. I have a passion to influence and change the lives of young people. This past March I stepped on the scales and realized I had allowed myself to near the brinks of 300 pounds. I bawled my eyes out as I looked at the scale and saw I weighed 296 pounds. My 20 year old body should *not* weigh this much!!

A dear friend of mine had just begun working out with a certified fitness trainer from my church, and she invited me to come workout with her. I did not like the idea for many reasons - #1 being I. Am. Very. Stubborn. ;) But after much reluctance, I decided to go "try it out."

Today, 8 months later, I am still working out with my fitness trainer, Grace, and I weigh 255.6 pounds!!! I have lost 40.4 pounds, and over 28 inches!

Three weeks ago, I ran my first 5K in Cincinnati, OH. I am running another 5K on Thanksgiving morning in Chicago with my brother - who is a body builder - go figure!! :) I am also currently training for a half marathon. Life is amazing - I get so excited every day I wake up - I have been learning to take joy in the little things in life, but I thought I would share a *big* thing with you :) I hope I was an encouragement to somebody!! :)

  
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SPARKLINGHOPE 10/30/2012 1:15PM

    Congrats and best wishes!!

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LOOKINGUP2012 10/30/2012 9:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I can really see how you latched on to food. Losing weight equaled death. You almost lost one of the most important people in your life when she was losing weight. Eating was like saying Go Mom, we can do it. I'm so glad you have sorted out your emotions. I'm so glad you will be there for the next generation with truth and resources!

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