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60 Lbs Lighter & A Year of (Visual) Revolutions

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Monday, September 13, 2010

In September of last year I had been obese for the majority of my adult life and I resolved to change that. I began with daily exercise and while I maintained a regime almost every day, I was clumsy and uneducated about physical fitness and didn't know how to achieve the results I was looking for. To compound the problem, I did not adjust my nutrition in any way.

It was no wonder I didn't see any change to my weight from September through February.

March of this year when I joined SparkPeople, I finally made the breakthroughs I needed in tracking my daily nutrition and fitness and also educating myself about living a healthy lifestyle through the provided SparkPeople resources.

-Last year I used to shop primarily in the plus size section of stores.
-This year I enjoy wearing larges, mediums and even size 8s and 7s.

-Last year I wore clothes that were too small for my body despite shopping in the plus sizes.
-This year I have shrunk out of the shirts from my youth and all of my pants slip down without the assistance of a belt.

-Last year I wouldn't dream of wearing a skirt, much less a dress.
-This year I own more than half a dozen amazing dresses and skirts that I adore.

-Last year I used only one form of mild cardio exercise to workout at home.
-This year I walk, play multiple fitness video games, bicycle and I'm looking into additional forms of seasonal exercise, indoors and outdoors.

-Last year I ate fruits and vegetables only infrequently.
-This year I eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables per day, to the relief of my body.

-Last year the food in my cupboards and fridge wouldn't last more than a few days or a week at the most as I ate it by the box and bag full.
-This year my cupboards and fridge are stocked with healthy options eaten in the correct proportion sizes over a period of days, weeks and even months.

-Last year I was more susceptible to heat and tolerant to cold.
-This year I'm tolerant to heat and susceptible to cold, and on cold days I enjoy exercising to warm me up.

-Most importantly, last year at this time I was obese.
-This year I am less than 10 pounds away from no longer being overweight.

And nothing illustrates this revolution from last September to now better than the photos.

Lots and LOTS of photos.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MWATERTOP 4/29/2012 10:51AM

    You look amazing. And you can tell from your pictures, you feel great! emoticon

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LORRAANN77 9/25/2010 11:14PM

    Look so healthy and lean! Thank you for sharing and sparking some inspiration within me!

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EDWARDS1411 9/25/2010 9:03PM

    WOW - you look great!! Congrats on your successes - the finish line is within sight!!!

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KKKAREN 9/25/2010 9:09AM

    You look great, good for you. Keep up the good work.

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HAPPYNSMILING 9/24/2010 2:42PM've done GREAT!!

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SHUTTERMOMX3 9/23/2010 10:31PM

    great job!

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MANDYLOVE_76 9/23/2010 7:08PM

    Awesome thanks for sharing.

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VIRGOGURL4 9/23/2010 4:34PM

    I like your clothes!

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SANOOTA 9/23/2010 11:34AM



nathing to say

keep it up

good luck

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FWBLONDIE 9/23/2010 12:14AM

    you have done an amazing job so far on your journey!! what an inspiration!!! keep up the great work!!!

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CAROLDEDOO 9/22/2010 7:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I can't say it enough! You are emoticon emoticon Give yourself many rewards (dresses count!)

Thanks for sharing. Keep on Sparking!

Carol emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 9/22/2010 7:56AM

    You look mah-ve-lous dahling! Way to go! Great blog! Sharing your before and afters both in words and in pictures is very motivating! Thank you so much! Keep sparking! emoticon emoticon

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AMACK815 9/22/2010 7:47AM

    Awesome ! Keep up the good work ! You look great ! emoticon

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MSNIKE 9/22/2010 1:29AM

    OMG you look so amazing! Congrats to you and thank you for sharing this awesome blog!

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ELENAS_SEXY_MOM 9/21/2010 10:59PM

    Cute dresses!

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GMKLAF 9/21/2010 7:12PM

    Awesome blog. Congrats on the weight loss!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 9/21/2010 4:10PM

    You look fabulous! Congrats!

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JOYEOUSD 9/21/2010 4:06PM

    Congrats!! Please, please, please...DON'T GAIN IT BACK!! You will really have to work on that...Remember how you feel now and how you felt then, that should help...You look fabulous!!

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DOCONNELL1 9/21/2010 2:53PM

  Congratulations. You look fantastic. Your story is very inspirational!!!

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MZKYND 9/21/2010 12:41PM

    congrats, you look amazing and happy. and have given me a bit of inspiration today :)

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JULIA13AT27 9/21/2010 12:28PM

    Congrats on your progress :) I think we are somewhere around the same BMI .. good luck to u! emoticon

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TIARAG03 9/21/2010 10:41AM

    You look Awesome!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!

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COOKWITHME65 9/21/2010 5:50AM

    You have done a fantastic job. I love your new outfits. emoticon

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LIZZY2380 9/20/2010 7:52PM

    Unbelievable! You must feel as good as you look! Thanks for the inspiration.

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MDTWEETY 9/20/2010 7:51PM

    Your blog made me smile! :) Congrats on how far you've come! emoticon

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MAMAFEELGOOD 9/20/2010 11:11AM

    Congrats and I'm loving all the dresses!

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MARGARITTM 9/20/2010 9:41AM

    Love the pics - you look fabulous!

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GRAYGRANNY 9/20/2010 8:12AM

    CONGRATS!!!!!!! You look wonderful!!

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AWAYTOGO2 9/20/2010 6:21AM

  emoticon How proud you must be!!

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KHANCUFF 9/19/2010 10:30PM

  AMAZING. You are simply inspirational! You look great and I love your style, your clothing is beautiful. I especially love the pic in the yellow dress. you look hot girl!

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MYRTLEBOO 9/19/2010 10:13PM

    Good for you--looking good.

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7DWORPS 9/19/2010 6:58PM

    The pictures say it all. Good for you!!! You have motivated me even more. Thanks for sharing.

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MENHALLS 9/19/2010 5:33PM

    Awesome! Thanks for reminding us to take pictures!!

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TEMPERANCE88 9/19/2010 4:08PM

    You look amazing! Those pictures are a great visual and show what a wonderful job you're doing. Way to go!

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AML05030 9/19/2010 3:47PM

    I think you need to go shopping, lol. Your clothes are absolutely swimming in your old clothes. (Cute dresses too!!!!)

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HONEY323 9/19/2010 2:00PM

    Congratulations!!! emoticon

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KARENE10 9/19/2010 11:35AM

    You look awesome!!!!!!!! What a difference!!!!! very Inspiring!!!!

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SPARKENISTA 9/19/2010 11:16AM

    Congrats. You are truly an inspiration. I will keep you in mind as I move forward on my journey. There is a loss at the end of the tunnel!

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SHAPNUP 9/19/2010 10:05AM

    Simply Beautiful!

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DENI_ZEN 9/19/2010 9:47AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! You have a terrific shape these days, and you're dressing it beautifully, too! Nothing tells a story like photos, and you've chronicled the story-behind-the-story with the kinds of hopeful promises we're all yearning for. Well DONE!! emoticon - Sandi emoticon

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SEJULY 9/19/2010 8:51AM

  Way to go. You look great!

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ROCHELLE38 9/19/2010 7:51AM

    emoticon nicely done

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DEBMORSE1 9/19/2010 6:51AM

    Great attitude and great observations! I Sparkle All Over for you!

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ASTRALL 9/19/2010 6:07AM

    Great blog! Really good to hear about your changes and you look so very happy! Its so nice when your BMI reduces in line with your hard work. Well done to you! emoticon

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