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27th Birthday's Eve

Thursday, September 02, 2010

My goal when I started with SparkPeople was to lose 27 pounds by the time I turned 27. It is now the eve of my 27th birthday, and though I doubt I will lose the remaining 8 pounds by tomorrow, I am very gratified with how far I've come.

I have lost 19 pounds. I can wear a size 8 when I was only comfortable wearing size 14 a few months ago. My muscles have been strengthened, cushioning and supporting my genetically terrible joints, allowing me to do things such as running and squats and lunges that would have previously caused my knees to swell painfully. I am no longer embarrassed when my friends post new pictures of me on Facebook for the world to see. Half a dozen people just this week have asked me what my secret is (hint: it's SparkPeople.com nutrition & fitness trackers). I also feel great about being a "born-again" vegetarian, a lifestyle I've been inspired to return to given the overarching goal improving my health (and the world!).

Best of all, I have proven to myself that I can dedicate myself to positive goals and get results.

Though scale, if you're listening, it would be great if we could make it a round 20 pounds lost by tomorrow...just sayin'....

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MOOMOO40 9/2/2010 2:51PM

    Good job on your accomplishment!! Be proud of yourself! You'll still lose the rest of your weight. Keep on doing what you are doing now!! I hope that you have a Very Happy Birthday!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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XFANFICX 9/2/2010 2:50PM

    Happy Slimmer Birthday! I've "only" lost 7 lbs so far, but it's worth it - and if you take the age I'll be on Saturday and add the numbers together, you'd get 7, so it's perfect. Congratulations on your hard work so far!

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