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360 pounds!!!!!


Monday, January 04, 2010

When I started sparkpeople I was so afraid of telling anyone my weight. I want to change this now. When I joined a new team (50 pound challenge) I was shocked that I now had to share my weight. On my weight tracker I have always just shown how much I lost. I have changed this now and will share my weight. I have made many goals for myself this year. They are not all about weight. I will make it a positive effort to not be so hard on myself. My weight is 360 pounds and no that is not where I want it to be, but it is not where it was. I have been working really hard to lose weight and finally be healthy. For me this is not just all about my weight. It is about living an incredible active life. This is becoming a reality for me and I'm loving it. My life is becoming better and better everyday. ALL of you have helped me in so many ways. I can't thank you enough!!!

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DJS-DEBBIE 2/21/2010 12:53PM

    Hey, Jessica, that was a big step for me, too. I was 420 when I started and I had never admitted it to anyone before posting it here. It really helped!
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TEDYBEAR2838 2/21/2010 12:47PM

    I am so proud of you for coming out of hiding. we are who we are and we need to be able to share the good and the bad. I need to take lessons from you.

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Here for you along this journey to a Healthier US!

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HARMONYAGAIN 1/23/2010 4:05PM

    That is awesome.

I can't bring myself to do it yet. I posted pictures and that is as strong as I am right now.
Not so much for the individuals on Sparkpeople. But if anyone in my physical world knew the number I would be devastated. I know they can see me and guess but to have the number known. Nope I can not handle that.

I envy you your strength. Way to go!

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BLOSSOMKITTY 1/14/2010 2:16PM

    I so get this! I did the same thing whn i first started spark..... Its a really hard thin to do and i know it takes a whole lot of work that no one can even see, because is the work you do inside.

Congratulations on the weight loss, but even more, congratulations for overcoming those emotioal hurdles......


Youre awesome!


Steph

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MARATHONGIRL29 1/11/2010 8:00PM

    Congratulations. That was a huge step. You are doing so well you don't have a reason to hide anymore. This was just another way to hold yourself accountable. I am proud of you, I know that it was hard to do. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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TIME4AFITME 1/11/2010 7:48PM

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ANNINTENNESSEE 1/11/2010 7:25PM

    That is great! I am so glad you life is getting better and better!

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MITIME4ME 1/8/2010 11:39PM

    Great job, Jessica! emoticon You are doing a great job already and it sounds like an excellent step towards further empowering yourself. I still cringe every time I enter my weight in challenges not specifically geared for us 300#+ folks, so I have a lot of respect for your decision.

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WISH4TODAY 1/6/2010 11:51PM

    ok Jessica--I'm with ya in posting my weight and not just saying I have 200# to loose. If you're brave enough to do it, I'll try to be brave too and join you.

Hugs,
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WISH4TODAY 1/5/2010 11:05PM

    Congratulations Jessica! Its awesome how far you've come, and you know what? There's a saying in the 12 step program I'm in that goes something like, together we can do what we can't do alone. SOOOO we'll do it together won't we? We are so much more than the number on the scale.

HUGS,
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STEFFIIE 1/5/2010 10:11PM

    You have been doing so great already emoticon You've already made fantastic progress! emoticon emoticon

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PAR2GO 1/5/2010 5:32PM

    You are so awesome and inspiring! You are doing so well! Isn't it amazing how the little changes we make can be so liberating. Keep up your great positive attitude because it is very contagious! Thanks for being a great friend!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/5/2010 10:02AM

    emoticon Now that is what I call accountability! I know it was a hard thing to do but we are all family here and no one is pointing any fingers and saying he or she weighs how much! You are doing a great thing here by being on Sparkpeople. You are getting healthier and stronger everyday, not to mention shrinking in size. You can do this! We will all do it together! That is what make SparkPeople so special! emoticon emoticon

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NEWME0519 1/4/2010 9:30PM

    Honesty may help you commit to the journey! Good luck!


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RASCALOO 1/4/2010 8:34PM

    You are doing great! That 360 will become 260 and lower as you continue along the path. Congratulations on your committment to a healthier you.

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ANNIESADVENTURE 1/4/2010 7:35PM

    You have done so well. I can empathize with you about not wanting to list your weight. I'm still there, just listing how many pounds I want to lose. Can't believe I put on this much weight! But we are working on reversing that. Keep doing whatever you've been doing. Your progress is impressive.
Annie

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WANDAC2013 1/4/2010 7:14PM

    Continued success!!! And, good for you on posting your weight...own it, lose it, and continue to be an unabashed inspiration to all!!!! emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 1/4/2010 6:55PM

    Jessica - Keep up the great work!
You are an encouragement and an inspiration!
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I am sorry I dont get by your page more often, you are so loyal in your comments to me. My time is so limited on the computer, by choice; as I am a computer addict who could sit on the computer all day long.

You keep up the great work!
God Bless you!
You are doing great!
jeanla

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XFITSTRONG 1/4/2010 6:43PM

    We joined SP around the same time. You have done so well!!!! Congrats on your success so far!!!!

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JAKEANDNELLIE 1/4/2010 6:41PM

    You inspire me.
I was just asked to give my weight to join a team's challenge and couldn't make myself do it. Instead, I asked to be dropped from the challenge and even offered to leave the SparkTeam if it was necessary.
Maybe I'll rethink my decision. I don't know.
Sheila

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