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1 year, 75 pounds, now what?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

A year ago when I set out to loose weight I honestly didn't know how much I wanted to loose, I just knew I didn't want to be 250 pounds anymore, and I knew that I didn't ever want to be heavier then that 250. And with the life I was living it wouldn't have been long before that happened.
It wasn't until finding and getting active on Spark that I finally set a goal weight, which I honestly thought I'd never achieve. But I was gonna give it a try and see how close I could get. Like most people my previous experiences with weight loss were never successful and always short lived, and the first 6 months of my current journey were full of ups and downs- I lost 20, gained 8, lost 25, gained 11, and so on. Lucky for me that at the moment when I finally realized I just needed to stop stopping Spark came into my life and taught me all about healthy eating, healthy living, portion control, moderation- and the last 6 months I've been unstoppable, 52 down with Spark, for a total of 75 since last June. 75 pounds- seems unbelievable to me, but the scale don't lie, and neither do pictures. The mirror still lies, as does the self image sometimes, but photos for me are where I find out the truth.

So here's my one year progress photos. The before is last June, camping for Father's day weekend, squeezed into a size 20. And the after is the same from my previous blog, Father's day weekend again, in the hotel at the ocean, comfy in a size 12.

So now what? What do you do once you reached a goal you didn't really think you could reach?
I've decided the best choice for me is to set a new one and keep going. So for now I'm setting a new goal of 15 more pounds. I'll see how I feel once I get there and decide if I'm at my happy size and want to maintain or if I want to go another 5 or 10. The difference is this time I have no doubt I can do it, I've lost 75, what's another 15 or 25 right?
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    I HIGHLY recommend and applaud this course of action... um... since that's what I did. HAHAHAHA :D Congratulations on your success, again! :D
    3187 days ago
    I think your goals are realistic and positive Missy! Not to mention, you look emoticon compared to your June of 2008 pictures! Hot stuff right there! :)
    3187 days ago
    You go, girl! You can do anything you set your mind to!

    3188 days ago
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