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I somtimes don't know who this person is

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This was in May 2011, a couple months into my weight loss.

I sometimes don't know this person either...

...but I know which person is healthier, which person can enjoy life more and which person I intend to be.

And, just for the record, I do have more people in my life than the Border Collie! emoticon

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CHRISTINASP 10/21/2012 3:29AM

    Wow! What a big achievement! Hope you'll get acquinted soon! :)

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KANOE10 10/14/2012 10:31AM

    Yu look wonderful. Congratulations. I have that same reaction..I look at this thin person and wonder who it is. I am not used to being thin..but like you we are so much healthier.

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CTUPTON 10/13/2012 4:40PM

    You must be so proud! Chris

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PHEBESS 10/10/2012 11:57PM

    You look great! (So does the collie!)

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WATERMELLEN 10/10/2012 10:09PM

    The border collie is glorious: and I'm betting really appreciates your ability to be really active and play!!

And: you look great!!

Thanks for dropping in to my blog on maintaining 8s: you'll know when you're ready to "weed" your closet!!

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LADYPIXEL 10/10/2012 5:57PM

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LJR4HEALTH 10/10/2012 5:31PM

    emoticon you look amazing you have had so much success in a just a little over a year. I know what you mean not knowing the person in the old pictures I still feel like I'm not sure who I am right now its all a strange concept of the old versus the new

Had to laugh at your comment "I do have more people in my life than the Border Collie! " LOL

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    Wonderful progress! Congratulations emoticon And, there have been times when I'd rather be around/with my dog than people emoticon

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GONE-BIKING 10/5/2012 10:32AM

    I hope you have made yourself proud, because that is a major accomplisment. It's funny how you say you sometimes you don't know who either person is, because even though I've been in maintenance for a while now, I still often "feel" like I'm carrying that extra weight. The mind is so powerful!

Thanks for visiting my page and offering your advice on goal setting. I appreciate the feedback. I wish you continued success!
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HHB4181 10/4/2012 9:50AM

    You look great! congrats on all of your hard work!

all you really need is your dog! emoticon

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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/3/2012 7:23PM

    Looking good! Congratulations!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/3/2012 5:28PM

    All I could think was that we won't see those other people until the border collie learns how to use the camera.

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MIATIA1 10/3/2012 4:13PM

    I suspect you know the new you more than you think she just looks a little different, and is probably more determined, has more will power, definitely healthier and more than likely ready to take on the world for she now relies she has the power to accomplish anything she wants to do. It is all part of our journey in creating our new selves and along that journey we also discover it is our old self who we really didnít know .
You've have done so well you should be very proud of your new self .

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AMARILYNH 10/3/2012 3:56PM

    Great picture - GREAT JOB!!!

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BRENDALA11 10/3/2012 3:14PM

    Congratulations! You look wonderful! Good for you! I like your last comment about having more people in your life than just your collie...lol...funny...that put a smile on my face. Thanks for that emoticon

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Reviewing the Situation

Monday, October 01, 2012

So, thinking about September, despite this latest plateau I am on, I am feeling better about what I accomplished. This month, I lost over 7 lbs after coming off of my August plateau. On September 1st, I met my original goal of 147. Today I am 139.6 and my new goal of 137 is not too far off, though it may be a few weeks at this pace.

While the plateaus are coming a little too fast for my taste lately, I am at the end of a long weight loss journey (19 months, 160+ lbs). This is just one last little stumbling block before I settle into maintenance, the Final Plateau, one I am looking forward to!

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MJZHERE 10/21/2012 10:48AM

  Wow! 160+ lbs! What a fantastic accomplishment! You have done a great job! emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 10/14/2012 10:37AM

    What a wonderful job of losing weight..160 pounds!

Plateaus are the hardest times..even in maintenance. You are doing everything right, but you are not going down. This is so hard.

Good for you making it through August and the plateaus..Good luck on your new goal.

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FLEURGARDEN 10/2/2012 7:22AM

    Woo Hoo! Great job on being so close to maintenance.

Love the quote by Blue42Down - I need to remember that since I feel like I've been on one long plateau lately.

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BLUE42DOWN 10/1/2012 11:43PM

    I don't remember who said it, but they said something like ... "imagine your plateaus are just practice runs at maintenance and they won't seem so unbearable."

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Kinda down and dragged out but determined

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Don't know if it is being on another plateau so soon after the last one or having a weekend that is chore-oriented, but I woke up feeling a little depressed this morning. Worse, I had little motivation to exercise which almost never happens.

On my walk through the neighborhood, I debated skipping the beach walk today though that is one of my favorite things to do. It just seemed like a lot of time to spend on a day I have a list of things I still need to get accomplished. In the end, though I dragged my feet, I made it to the beach. As usual, it was invigorating and refreshing. 100 minutes in the sun and wind, looking at beautiful Lake Michigan and I am doing ok. Mood is better. While not brimming with energy, I feel up to the rest of the day and the week ahead.

There is a lot to be said for just doing it. :-)

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JACKIE542 9/30/2012 3:57PM

    The water always give you such a great calming feeling. Glad you went. emoticon

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AQUANESS212 9/30/2012 3:40PM

    I know how you feel! Glad you made it out to the beach and fought back :) Best of luck to you with your journey and all of your goals.

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LADISHEFFLADY1 9/30/2012 3:09PM


Good job on getting your walk in....exercise is one of the best methods to combat depression. I know because I have suffered from bipolar disorder for years now. Keep up the good work!


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Saturday, September 29, 2012

I was really looking forward to today's weekly weigh in. I had been so "good" all week with calories and exercise, I expected to see I had lost at least a pound. But not so much as one ounce difference from last Saturday. I can't believe I hit another plateau after just coming off one that lasted most of August. My plateaus do not mess around, LOL. They tend to hang on like grim death.

But I have decided, so do I when I make up my mind to do so. My first thought (after some profanity) was maybe I have set my goal a bit low. It was super hard for me to break 150 and then I managed to break 140 -- by a whole 2/10 of a lb. Maybe I shouldn't push for 137 (secret goal 135). I haven't been that low in 30 years, after all.

As I went on my morning walk, trusty Border Collie at my side, half listening to a book on
my Kindle, I decided, "Oh, no, girlie. You are too going to lose those last few pounds." When I got home, I did step aerobics as I had planned. So there, conspiring Universe,
uncooperative metabolism, whatever is causing this latest stumbling block. If I could have
jabbed a finger in my face without looking ridiculous, I would have, LOL. But plateau or water weight, I am going to hit 137 or less. Just see if I don't.

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CTUPTON 10/13/2012 4:43PM

    Don't berate yourself. It is very counter productive. Enjoy your new weight. Do all those things you had only dreamed of doing. Others have lost a great deal of weight and blog continually to keep getting support. I wish you well. Chris

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EOWYN2424 9/30/2012 4:33AM

    Good luck!

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It's Official...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

At yesterday's weigh-in, I lost 1.8 lbs and finally achieved a BMI that is considered in the healthy range. Granted, I am about a biscuit away from being considered overweight, but a few more lbs will get me more firmly in healthy territory. I am lighter than I have been in over 20 years. Maybe 30 years. I celebrated by buying a few pairs of pants and two pairs of jeans in a size I never thought I would be in when I began losing weight 19 months ago.

That, combined with a fun visit from my oldest friend yesterday and a great walk on the beach today, made for a wonderful weekend.


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