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    SYLVIAHERMAN   25,180
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20 things I love about having lost 70 pounds.

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Friday, October 08, 2010

1. Trying on clothes. I actually like the way I look in them.
2. All the selection of clothes available since I no longer have to shop in the women's department.
3. Climbing up stairs with the groceries without getting out of breath or having to haul myself up with the hand rail.
4. Being able to get off the floor without having to grab onto furniture.
5. Fitting into seats! This is a biggie. Airplane seats, theater seats, restaurant chairs with arms.
6. Being able to cross and uncross my legs comfortably and easily.
7. Not bumping into things in the shower when I turn around. Or in restaurants when I have to scoot between tables.
8. Being able to wear a skirt without my thighs chafing.
9. Being able to hold notes longer -- much improved breath quality (I sing in a community choir)
10. Being able to hike with my family and keep up.
11. Getting improved cholesterol and triglycerides numbers from my medical checkup.
12. How much better I sleep. (I no longer snore.)
13. No more heartburn.
14. Being able to cut my own toenails.
15. Being able to tie my shoes without getting out of breath.
16. Being able to "hop up" out of bed or a chair rather than having to plan in advance how to haul myself up.
17. Feeling so much healthier, stronger, happier.
18. How proud my family is of what I have accomplished.
19. Feeling about ten years younger.
20. Having people rave about how I look!

What about you? Which of these are YOUR favorites that you've achieved or looking forward to achieving? Any other things you especially love or are looking forward to? Thanks for all your comments.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JADE465 8/12/2012 8:19PM

    I love this so much. I can relate to each and every one of them. Especially number 5!!! Thanks for this.

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STBTBIC 12/12/2011 9:44PM

    I LOVE this. Thanks for sharing!

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BEVSMOSS 11/26/2011 9:38AM


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MELLISOND 9/27/2011 1:48PM

    I just found your list and I agree with every point. I am looking forward to when I can experience each of the items you named. Congratulations!

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MEOWYSMILING226 7/23/2011 11:01PM

    Great blog! emoticon

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GREASE31 7/6/2011 9:36AM


I've just found/read your blog, congratulations on your weight loss, i think you've just become my inspiration for trying to lose weight. emoticon emoticon

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SMILEY551 5/20/2011 5:38PM

  It is very inspirational. I got emotional for the first point. Try clothes that you like and feel good. Right now, I hate going for shopping. Every time I go for clothes shopping, I come home depressed. I am making making this point to inspire me. Making it as my one of the goal. Thanks.

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AMBER461 5/10/2011 9:02PM

  It is nice to be able to do all of these things. That shows you health and fitness condition has improved a great lot.

I would like to get to the point where I am pain free, so I am working on my weight lost.

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FUSCHIA6 4/22/2011 5:43PM

    Excellent! I remember, I made a goal of being able to lift my legs up & over my head while laying down. I had previously worked at this for pilates & could not get it, even with cushions etc. Well, 14 pounds lighter & I go to start working on it again but, I could just do it now! WooHoo! I felt like shouting it out the window! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKLESJOY 3/25/2011 12:51AM

  You are an inspiration! Congrats on your weight loss.

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PUNZIE73 1/7/2011 1:20PM

    Good for you! I can relate to most!

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MMPEARSON13 12/11/2010 8:26PM

    Congratulations on your success!

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IMSMILEY88 12/9/2010 12:01AM

    Wow! Congrats! Those are 20 wonderful things, and you've done terrific. Thanks for sharing!

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SWAN47 12/8/2010 10:43PM

    Congratulations on your accomplishment. I'm so happy for you. You deserve all those wonderful things you're experiencing. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 12/8/2010 5:24AM

    That is wonderful. I love what you have done and your determination. Never give up!!! emoticon

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KEEZIA1 11/23/2010 2:33PM

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SHRINKING_MOMMA 11/22/2010 10:52PM

    That was comical, it's good to have a sense of humor about yourself. Great job!

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CROCHETGRANNY 11/22/2010 12:30PM

  Really great. It gives me all the more reason to keep going.

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LITTLEJENROSE 11/19/2010 8:20PM

  I am just getting started on this site again I did it 5 years ago and am back up further than I was then. This is a great list keep up the good work :)

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KARENM49 11/17/2010 10:20AM

  Thanks for motivating me this morning!!

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EUNIQ3 11/16/2010 1:37PM

    I love your list!!! Some of them I have already conquered!! Congratulations to you!!! emoticon emoticon

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DOROTHYD8 11/15/2010 1:54PM

  Congratulations on a great success. May your accomplishments continue.

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SUNFISHDEB 11/15/2010 12:03PM

    Thank you for the inspiration. I MUST make a list just like this to keep me on track. After losing 60 of the 75 pounds I wanted to lose,many of the things you mentioned also apply to me but you,unlike me have met your goal. I have become complacent, enjoying all the positive things my weight loss has given me back and after a few months of riding the wave, it is time to get back on track and get the rest of the weight off. AGAIN THANKS FOR THE INSPIRING LIST.

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SILVERGW 11/13/2010 12:39PM

  I am going to print this one and hang it up where I can see it.
thank you

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GRANDCRACKER 11/13/2010 1:54AM

    emoticon your such a insperasion

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AMARILYNH 11/12/2010 6:12PM

    You are such in inspiration!

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DEBORAH1999 11/12/2010 8:20AM

    While I am only at the 25lb mark I can relate to sitting more comfortable in restaurants- seeing how far away my stomach is from the table top in a booth is a motivator/reminder to choose my food wisely.

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JANNYMACK 11/11/2010 5:11PM

    Great list and so true! Thanks! I love being able to run when before I had trouble walking.

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NETTAMARIE 11/10/2010 12:39PM

  Having someone compliment me on how well I look would be the thing I would need to hear most. I would like to see in their eyes that they mean it. emoticon job Sylvia.

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TBRUGH78 11/9/2010 6:59PM

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BIRD2020 11/9/2010 3:20PM

    I loved each and every point! I've lost 70 lbs. also! The count down continues.

Spark On! emoticon

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RUSTYCAT123 11/9/2010 1:36PM

    emoticon Amazing how so many little things mean so much to us! Isn't it great being able to cross your legs and not have the top one slide off? Cutting our own toe nails....who knew? emoticon

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MIMI315 11/8/2010 1:31PM

Congratulations on losing 70 pounds. Your list is very inspirational! I'd say there were about 6 things on your list that I am hoping to someday say about myself. Thanks for posting this.

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LADYARGLWYDDS 11/6/2010 12:25AM

    Love it, thanks for sharing!

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MAGGIE645 11/5/2010 3:38PM

  Congratulations on your weight loss.

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NOIRNATURAL 11/5/2010 12:13PM

Thank you for pointing out some of the other benefits of weight loss.

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BECKYR16 11/4/2010 10:57PM

    Wow! That's an encouragement to all of us to keep going! I like experiencing the good from weight loss.

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JUNEBUG150 11/4/2010 10:31PM

    Hi, I just got this blog post in my email from SP. Such wonderful things on your list! You're an inspiration. I just got serious about changing my lifestyle starting in September, so I hope in a few months I too can have a similar list. Thank you. emoticon

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LOOSEINGIT 11/4/2010 9:46PM

    You have done an outstanding job..

I could copy and paste your list to my page.
Feels wonderful

Only one thing I would have to add to my list..
I would feel so much better if I could get off this plateau
and loose the rest..19 lbs to goal

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SUSIEQ1017 11/4/2010 6:54PM

    emoticon emoticon I want all of these, except maybe hiking emoticon emoticon on a job well done!

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RLPARKER26 11/4/2010 6:35PM

    emoticon to you on your weight loss! That's fantastic!

With me, I haven't lost a lot of weight, but my clothes are starting to fall off. I love it!!!

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PEACHYKEL85 11/4/2010 1:43PM

    Just started my weight loss journey yesterday...I have 75 pounds I'd like to lose, sooooo your post sparked my interest. : ) I wanted to see what exactly I have to look forward to. There are so many on the list that I long for, but I think number 17, 18, 19 and 20.....really nail it! Stronger healthier, and happier and then having my family be proud of my accomplishment would be HUGE for me!!!! And at 46, feeling 10 years younger sounds marvelous! WAY to GO on your goals!!! How long did it take you? My goal is to have this weight off by independence day 2011!

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ONESPOTLEFT 11/4/2010 6:57AM

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing this positive outlook

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HANDYV 11/4/2010 2:24AM

    They are all wonderful. Great job.

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PAMELALANDIS 11/3/2010 6:48PM

  Good job! Add to your list "Satisfaction at a tough job well done". Bless you. Pam

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