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Day 593 MUST SEE PROGRESS PHOTO!!!! Canít wait to post this blog!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Weigh In: 204 lbs for a loss of 1 lb for the week. A total of 114 lbs lost on SP. 5 lbs to go, to reach my June goal of 199 (Total weight lost 196+lbs)

Birthday Countdown: 21 Days to reach 199 lbs goal weight

Food: Stayed in Calorie Range.
Total: 140 min (Finally made my 120 min goal, Yay!)
Aqua Aerobics/Aqua Jogging: 80 min
Walking: 60 min
Physical Therapy: (have to rest arm)
Environmental Exercise: 0
Step Aerobics: 0

I started to clean out my bedroom closet thinking about Siriradah and Colleen. While doing this I found the biggest pair of pants I used to wear. I purposely saved them. Other than that I give away whatever is too big for me if itĎs still usable, so I donít have clothes to regress into. Iím very proud of this photo. Please realize I weighed 400+ lbs at one time (not sure exactly how much I was cause my scale no longer measured it) and barely fit into those pants anymore. Matter of fact they were skin tight and the legs reached barely below my knee! Thanks so much Carol for taking the photos. For larger photos see my photo album.

Wearing my size 10 pants:

Wearing my biggest pants ever:

I feel really good about beginning to clean out my bedroom closet. I did not even have room in it for my clothes! It will take me a few days to get it all organized, but in the end I finally will be able to use it as a closet for my clothes and not just for storage. So a bunch of stuff will be donated and recycled this week. Thanks Siriradah for your blogs about ridding yourself of non essential items. After reading it so many times idea is sticking with me. Thanks Colleen for sharing all the housework you do. It inspires me to do more!

I started a countdown to my birthday to get and keep myself on track. Iím following the Mayo Clinic ďdietĒ and will do my best to eat the 1200 recommended calories a day. (My nutritionist recommends the same amount of calories) Lately I have been fudging allot with calories while exercising less. I hope the countdown will motivate me to stick to my goals at least 80% to 90% of the time. Iím not trying for perfection. I also will do my best to exercise 2 hours a day! I hope to increase my weight loss from 1 to 2 lbs a week. I have three weeks left to my birthday. At that rate I will achieve my bday goal of being in the 100ís! A number I have not seen since my late teens or very early twenties! Iím not quite sure anymore. My next goal will be to make it to the 170ís which will take me out of the range of being obese. Then Iíll work towards a healthy BMI.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYJUNIEMOON 12/6/2010 11:49AM

    You have achieved so much! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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HILARYMM 9/28/2010 3:22PM

    This photo is awesome!

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THESOUPGURU 5/25/2010 12:34PM

    Congrats! You look great. I'm so happy for you and you are sooooo motivated. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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DALAI_LALA 5/25/2010 12:26PM

    That's great! You could make two whole new skirts out of those...


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PERFECTVELVET 5/25/2010 12:16PM

    Wow Wow WoW! That's absolutely fantastic and you look AMAZING!!!!

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CRIS76 5/25/2010 12:14PM

    You look amazing!

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FOXXYROXXYD 5/25/2010 12:01PM

    Congratulations on your FABULOUS success! You look Fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration!

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ASIAMORA 5/25/2010 9:46AM

    I love your success pictures. You've done such a good job. I'm glad to see you so motivated still. You have great long term goals and you will see them.

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1BEARWIFE 5/21/2010 11:22AM

    What a tremendous job you have done, and are still doing! I especially love the photo of you fitting into one leg of your old pants!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUESMITH73 5/21/2010 11:01AM

    That is emoticon !!!

You are doing so good! I pray that you will reach your goal of 199 before your birthday!


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KARENTOO2 5/21/2010 10:46AM

    This is the most inspiring photo I've ever seen! Thx for posting!

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SIRIRADHA 5/20/2010 5:38PM

    Do you know how happy I am to see that picture? Seriously, when the camera deal didn't pan out the #1 regret I had was that I wouldn't be able to put a note in the camera case saying--and I already had it written out--"Now I want to see you in those size 10 pants!!" Your friend, Carol, must be psychic! You look so fabulous! You are a Spark pin-up girl! What a great inspiration!

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FURBALLDTH 5/20/2010 9:14AM

    wow that's mind boggling you are the woman! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINK9305 5/20/2010 1:13AM

    Barb you are amazing!!!! Congrats!!!!!

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GRETCHEN_D_GR8 5/19/2010 10:18PM

    Barbara! I am SO SO SO Proud of you! You look amazing! Down 200 + pounds! WOW that is determination and dedication! You are doing great!



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RUN4MYDOGS 5/19/2010 9:00PM

    Those size 10's look great on you! That's fantastic! (and flea is sooooooo cute).

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BLUETIGGER33 5/19/2010 7:51PM

    You have already accomplished so much! Good luck to you for reaching your 199 goal.

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CHEROKEE1946 5/19/2010 7:36PM

    Barb I think the results are great. That is one pair of pants I would keep. I had a girlfriend that had her big pants put into a picture frame and she actually hung it on her wall as a reminder to never go back there again. It has been 10 years and she might put on a pound or two but she has stayed right at her goal. I know you will too. You really look great. She said she hung the picture where she would go to eat and when she looked at the picture it just really made her think. So proud of you isn't it nice to have a nice closet. Wal-Mart has nice organizers for in all size closets.
The last few pounds are a little harder but I know you can do that 5 lbs and 21 days to do it. You are such an inspiration.
Infact I copied your picture and put it on my refrigerator so I know I can do this also.

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LAROSEBAUGH 5/19/2010 6:16PM

    You are awesome! I love the pic, you look so radiant and amazing now :) Great job!!! emoticon

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NEWME0519 5/19/2010 5:31PM

    Wow, that's amazing! You have done a wonderful job so far!

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/19/2010 5:20PM

    Wow, Barbara, that is amazing!

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Thanks for sharing!

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CFLOTT 5/19/2010 4:37PM

    Cut one of those pant legs off and make yourself a skirt!!! You look AWESOME! I'm so proud of you and enjoy being on this journey with you.

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ANDREWS_MOM 5/19/2010 3:40PM

    What amazing motivation & determination you must have to get you to this point!
The pictures are emoticon !
You must be sooooo proud of yourself!!
emoticon on such a fine job of taking care of yourslef & your body!
Keep up the great work- you are phenomenal!

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RUBIA_LIZ 5/19/2010 3:11PM

    Phenomenal! Just great!! Keep up the great work! You can do it, no problem!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EKKING 5/19/2010 3:07PM

    Barbara, I'm so proud of you! Amazing pictures. Size 10! WOO HOO! Keep up the fantastic work. I am confident you will reach your goals by your deadlines.

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THE_TIME_IS_NOW 5/19/2010 3:05PM

    You are so amazing!!!!!!!

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KKNSMOM 5/19/2010 2:47PM

    Unbelievable! What a transformation. Keep up the hard work. emoticon

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    OH. EMM. GEE. WOW! Good for you - you look amazing!


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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 5/19/2010 2:30PM

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OMG!! You look amazing!!
You are a true inspiration to all of us here on Spark.I'm so happy for you.
You must feel amazing.I wish you the best on your journey to a healthier happier YOU!!
I'm sure you will reach that birthday goal.
God Bless~Christina

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TKAYSMILES 5/19/2010 2:24PM

    What an amazing transformation! You should be super proud of what you have accomplished so far! Good luck in reaching that BDay goal!!!

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SPARKGIRL32 5/19/2010 2:05PM

    WOWWWWW!!!! Love it!!

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KEEPGOING87 5/19/2010 2:03PM

    WOW awesome job!

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SALINA78 5/19/2010 1:41PM

    WOW Barbara!
AWESOME photos!!!!

I am so very proud of you!

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MISSG818 5/19/2010 12:31PM

    OMG!!! I love it...

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CATH5109 5/19/2010 12:29PM

    You must feel very proud. Thanks for continuing to be such an inspiration.

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DREMARGRL 5/19/2010 12:14PM

    You are soooooo rawwwwkin' it!!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KRYANPRINCESS 5/19/2010 12:02PM

    emoticon I'm so proud of you! You are AMAZING!! Your determination and dedication is so inspiring! You will reach your goal for sure!! Keep on Going girl!! YOU GOT THIS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GENTLESPIRIT1 5/19/2010 10:23AM

    WOW!! Barbara, you are doing fantastic!! I am so proud of you. I wish I could get my motivation going again. But so happy for you! I know you'll succeed! Look how far you've come. Keep up the good work!

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TLROYER 5/19/2010 10:06AM

    Wow, you look great! Congrats on your success. Keep up the great work. You will definitely make your birthday goal. That will be the best present ever! Have a great day! T erry

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MADDEELOU 5/19/2010 9:41AM

    Well, I can see your pictures and story. Just not this font....duh.

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MADDEELOU 5/19/2010 9:40AM

    Way to go!! What an amazing achievement. Thank you for sharing your successes and those incredible photos. YOu are an inspiration. emoticon (Sorry if there are any typos....I do not have my reading glasses and cannot see a thing)

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BAYBELIEVER 5/19/2010 9:33AM

    Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your tremendous success with all of us! The pictures are fantastic. You sure should be proud! And please know that you inspire me! Here's to your coming healthier birthday! What a way to celebrate, by making a healthier you!

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SCHWINNER! 5/19/2010 7:40AM

    That's amazing!! You are the size of your former leg! :) This is so inspirational and wonderful..keep it up!!!!

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*SUNSHINEDAYZ* 5/19/2010 6:30AM

    Wow!!! Way to go!!! emoticon

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SATURN2002 5/19/2010 4:35AM

    emoticon your looking fab.

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MIZZGRIZZ 5/19/2010 1:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks so much for sharing your success and your joy. emoticon

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0309COOKIE 5/19/2010 1:17AM

    That is just an awesome picture of you with your old pants! What more can I say but congratulations on your hard work. Fantastic!

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LUNADRAGON 5/19/2010 12:58AM

    You are so inspiring! Look at you and those huge pants! You are doing it, honey! What a great accomplishment!
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HHOUSE8 5/19/2010 12:46AM

    This is so inspiring! I joined SP because my sister has lost the first 100 of the 200+ she intends to lose with SPs support. Reading this is like seeing her into the future. It gives me hope for all of us. Thank you for loving yourself into this new version of your body. Keep up the beautiful work! emoticon

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