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    RAYLINSTEPHENS   225,762
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I have reached my Goal Weight at last!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ok, I reached it last month - but yesterday I had an "episode" after donating blood platelets that forced me to realize that, yes, I have indeed lost enough weight.

Donating platelets means being hooked up to a machine that filters your blood (draw & return, repeat) for about 90 minutes up to 2 hours. While it is the most worthwhile gift I can give, it is also incredibly boring. Squeeze the ball when drawing blood, release and relax during return.

All went well other than I was extremely cold and felt more tired than usual. As always, I bring my lunch and eat immediately after the run is completed - I have to sit 15 minutes anyway. And I bring a good Carb lunch due to the drop in blood sugar; now you know why they serve sweets after donating blood. I bring a PB&J on my homemade bread and I am generous with the PB&J.

After finishing my lunch, I got up and immediately felt wobbly - not good. In that next few minutes I knew I have already reached my goal weight. No need for another pound.

Your goal weight number is only a number. Your body will tell you when your ideal weight has been reached. I am choosing to listen to my body so my goal weight has been changed to show 120 and I will now hover around this number as maintenance.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KENNYWHEELS 8/29/2009 10:42AM

    emoticon emoticon on all your hard work. you deserve it

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LIVNFITNHAPPY 8/27/2009 8:14PM

    Do you Believe it! You have shed the equivalent weight of a small person!
Doesn't it feel incredible not to be carrying that extra person around with
you each step of the day! Congratulations again to you! YOU ARE AWESOME and so generous in the way you share what you have learned on this journey. I have said it before and will say it again, that your assistance and inspiration has made all the difference in reaching my own goal weight!
Thank you and Many Blessings to you as new goals continue to unfold!

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MONGO2TEN 8/27/2009 7:37AM

    Great job! Congratulations:)

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_VALEO_ 8/27/2009 4:44AM

    Congratulations for reaching your goal and for donating your blood!

Can't donate my blood anymore because of my underactive thyroid, it's good to know that healthy persons donate.

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SOCAL_MOM 8/27/2009 1:15AM

    Congratulations. I believe you are one of the first SP's to welcome me to this site and it is such a treat to see you reach your goal. Congratulations. I know you will stay where you want to be.

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JERSEYGIRL24 8/27/2009 12:15AM

    emoticon on reaching this milestone, and emoticon for helping so many others along the way.

BTW I gave platelets once, and it was not a good experience.

Again, seize the day!!! You deserve it.


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FORMYDARLINGS 8/26/2009 4:16PM

    Linda, You have reached the beginning of the rest of your life!!! Incredibly thin, I might add. emoticon on reaching your ideal weight and emoticon on knowing when to begin living. It couldn't happen to a nicer person and I am soooo happy for you.

Love ya,

Gini emoticon

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MARTY19 8/26/2009 3:48PM

    Linda you are so incredible. I am glad to see that you are on maintainace. I didn't want you to get too thin.


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INKA-RENEW 8/26/2009 1:34PM

    You are an amazing inspiration. emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/26/2009 1:34:33 PM

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 8/26/2009 1:04PM

    Good News Linda!!! I'm so happy for you! Let the maintenance begin! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/26/2009 12:52PM

    The body does tell us when you reached your ideal weight. My body has been telling me that for a month or so and I have chosen to listen to it. The scale is still there to consult but it
spends more time in the dark. I don't feel the need to check on a daily basis.
Congratulations on your goal weight and happy maintaing to you!

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NONNI060809 8/26/2009 12:44PM

  Good job listening to your body! It seems to me that this whole journey is about conciousness and awareness. You are really doing that!

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JANEYSMILES 8/26/2009 12:42PM

    Oh my gosh, amazing job!!! Way to stick to it the whole way. You're inspiring!

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