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ONE YEAR since reaching goal weight!

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Well, as amazing as it seems, it is exactly one year ago today that I stepped on my scale and the numbers read 150 pounds! I had lost the 56 pounds that I set out to lose!

At the time, I was fairly jumping up and down with excitement - I knew it was about to happen, but I was still in awe of the moment when it did...that was the "magic" number I had been waiting for - no, WORKING for.

Well, If you've read anything about me, you know that as of April 1, 2008 I had lost another 6 pounds, bringing me down to 144. Nonetheless, I consider March 5 to be my "anniversary" date.

I have maintained my weight loss all through this past year. I weigh myself daily (well, most days), and give myself a weight range to stay in. If I start to get too close to 150, I get VERY careful again about what I am eating, and within a few days the extra couple of pounds will come right back off.

On October 2, 2008 I was honored to get an email from Coach Jen informing me that my story would be featured in the new Walking Guide. I have had numerous people comment about it; although I do not visit Spark too regularly anymore, I HAVE made a point of checking the article for comments, and leaving a note on the Spark Page of everyone who has commented. To me it is an honor to be included there, similar to be nominated as a SparkPeople Motivator (I still have the email I received informing me that I had been chosen!)

Anyway, this morning, 1 year after reaching goal, I weighed in at 141.4 pounds, so I guess my total weight loss is actually about 65 pounds. I have been at that weight since Sunday. Perhaps a bit low for me, (DH thinks it is - remember I am 5'9" tall), but I'm trying to stay here at present. My measurements? 35-26-37. Upper arms (which are pretty toned) are 10 inches, neck is 12 inches. My 50th birthday is on the 18th of this month. I guess I'm doing OK.

To all of my amazing Spark Friends who are still interested enough to read about what I do - thank you! I love you all! You are quite amazing! Many things in life are difficult at present, but Spark is awesome!

{{{sweaty hugs}}} Judi

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDAMARIEZ1 7/7/2015 10:11AM

    good job! thank you for sharing! it is an inspiration!

spark hug

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DIANESKATZ 7/26/2014 1:35PM

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JULIEEG81 11/4/2012 10:17AM

    You are in inspiration to me! emoticon

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    Don't see a recent blog, hope you are still well. I loved reading about you. I have only been at it 3 weeks. Thanks

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NANA717 4/19/2011 12:25PM

    emoticon on a job well done!!!

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INDIRASALAS3 8/21/2009 1:10PM

Congrats on reaching you goal emoticon

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LADY_KATHY 8/21/2009 8:24AM

    congratulations on reaching your goal .... and then some. : )

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MSPUDGE 8/21/2009 3:14AM

  Spark People works, doesn't it?! All kudos or you for sticking to it, and kudos to the program, for making it possible. I applaud you! emoticon

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CATIATM 3/5/2009 11:29AM

    emoticon I am so proud of you and admire you so much. You ROCK! emoticon

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2STOPW8GAIN 3/5/2009 10:10AM

    As always Judi, thank you for the inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOWNPORT 3/5/2009 8:55AM

    Judi my {{{sweaty}}} friend! - I can hardly believe that it is a year since you reached your goal! Many congratulations on maintaining - even losing more - for the whole of the time since then. You really have this thing licked, and thoroughly deserve the award as motivator and the inclusion in the Walking Guide. WTG Judi, and again - emoticon

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WILSONSWESTY 3/5/2009 8:18AM

    Major congrats on the anniversary weigh-in results! Maintenance is suppose to be the trickiest part.

And to no less degree, congrats on being featured in the article. . . You definitely deserve it!

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