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Fifty Pounds Off and Gone

Monday, June 14, 2010

As of this past Saturday, officially, 50 lbs are gone. So I had hubby take a pic so I could compare to my before pic. So.........

This is me at my starting weight of 275

And this is me at current weight of 224.7 --- 50 lbs less.

When I started this endeavor, I knew I wanted it to work this time, but I wasn't sure I could do it. But I know I can complete what I've started now. I think the biggest thing that's helped me to make this permanent this time is, I've looked at this as a lifestyle change and not a diet from the beginning. I knew if I looked at some of my favorite not-so-good-for-you foods as can't haves, I'd cave and pig out on them. But, from the start I've allowed myself to eat whatever I want, but I have to work it into my calorie allotment for the day/week, and yes sometimes I do go over. Also, I know which foods not to allow in the house or have for leftovers. For example, I LOVE pizza, so the only time I have pizza is if we go out for it. I have what I want but there's no leftovers in the fridge to tempt me later and I'm satisfied. I've also came up with a my own style of homemade veggie pizza that fills my pizza craving well.

Whether you have 5 lbs or 200 or more lbs to lose, the main thing is to not look at it as a diet. That makes what changes you make seem short-term and most likely that's exactly what they'll be for you. By making it a permanent part of your life success is achievable. I've still got a ways to go, but 50 lbs are gone for good and I am one happy sparkster!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHALISAYW 6/20/2010 2:09AM

    You look great!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WICCANCHICK73 6/15/2010 10:30PM

    YOU LOOK AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And, we have the same philosophy on weight loss

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    WOW - fabulous progress you look much more fit than me at almost same weight so you must have been building some lean muscle

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GOGETTERME 6/15/2010 8:43PM

    OMG, you're a whole new woman! You look FABULOUS! All I can say is WOW! You have come so far! You go girl! You need to celebrate. Thanks for sharing.

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 6/15/2010 7:02PM

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What a wonderful blog!! That is the exact same way I have been approaching it this time. DIET is a four-letter word and not allowed in my vocabulary. You're pictures a great--you can really tell a difference!

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RHARDER 6/15/2010 6:56PM

  You look incredible!!! emoticon

I just recently hit the 50lb mark too. Isn't it amazing the difference it makes in your life to have that weight gone!

You have an wonderful outlook on the lifestyle change and not depriving yourself.


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AREBMAN 6/15/2010 11:40AM

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CRBSMITH1968 6/15/2010 10:58AM!!! you look amazing - congratulations on your 50 pound loss and thanks for sharing your story!!

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CHARANN3 6/15/2010 8:29AM

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BEGONIAC 6/15/2010 8:14AM

    You look beautiful! and you just lost 10 yrs!!!'s so awesome to KNOW you've got it and can
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HEALTHYMOMMY2B 6/15/2010 7:18AM

    Congratulations!!! You can DEFINITELY see the loss in your after pic!! I am dying to hit that 50lb mark, too.

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CAFLETER 6/15/2010 4:59AM

    CONGRATS!! What a great outlook - you're fabulous!

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SMILINGBREYES 6/15/2010 2:17AM

    WOW....... A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel really PROUD about your accomplished and hard work to get here!!!

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JANTWO 6/15/2010 12:24AM

    Oh my goodness you look amazing!!!! emoticon emoticon

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BRAVEONE92 6/14/2010 11:50PM

    WOW!! Not only have you lost pounds, but you have lost lots of inches. You look fantastic! Because you have lost so many inches, you appear in the last picture, to have lost many more pound than 50. Whatever, you are doing, you're doing the right thing for your self. You should be very proud of your self. I hope that you are measuring. emoticon emoticon

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DAISYDAY25 6/14/2010 11:47PM

  good job congrats keep it up

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ARTSYART 6/14/2010 11:26PM

    emoticon Everytime I read how good everybody has done, I believe I can do it too! You look fantastic! emoticon

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