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HEY--Is anybody out there?? I'm in ONE-derland!!


Sunday, November 07, 2010

I am so disappointed. Normally I don't like attention for anything. Especially when I was at my heaviest, I just wanted to blend into the woodwork and not be noticed! But last Wednesday, when I got on my scale, and it read 199.6, I was so excited, thrilled and PROUD. I called down to my husband, who promptly brought up the camera from downstairs and he took the picture, I was afraid if I held the camera, it would weigh over .4 lbs. and I would go over 200 lbs AGAIN! I cropped my ugly feet out of the picture, posted it here along with a before and after picture. Then I sat back and waited for people to comment and congratulate me. NOTHING. In the last five days, not a single comment on what I consider to be a major milestone in my journey.

How many people in your REAL life can you tell that you now weigh less than 200 lbs? Not many people understand what a huge accomplishment that is, especially if I am unwilling to share with them that I started at 328 lbs. and it's been at least 30 years since I saw the 100's show up on my scale. Oh well, it's my own fault. About 10 days ago I took down my Spark page for personal reasons. I used to be dupster/loser Grandma. I started a new page the very next day when I realized I couldn't do this alone, but no one has found me yet I guess.

I have been posting on other blogs and message boards and 'friending' lots of interesting people whom I consider to be inspiring and who have similar stories to mine. Hopefully someone, somewhere will read my blog and see my pictures and just say, "WOW, that's great!" Cause that's really all I want.
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CHELLEBELLE123 11/14/2010 10:53PM

    Oh I can only imagine at this point how sweet that is!! What an accomplishment for you!! One day I look forward to the same number on my scale! Beautiful!! emoticon

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LESLIES537 11/14/2010 9:51PM

    Better late than never, right?!! Woo-hoo on One-derland!!! That's a huge accomplishment and you have every reason to be proud of yourself! You've done an awesome job. What will-power! You truly are an inspiration and don't you forget it!

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TANSHAN1 11/14/2010 9:46PM

    WooHoo!! Congrats!

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SHERLYN-WILL 11/10/2010 7:51PM

    DARN.. SHOOT..!! I had a response all typed up and SPARK froze up! GEEZ!!

OK... HERE goes..

I just happened upon the fact that you had friended me! I DON"T check my emails on my yahoo account from Spark.. I get WAY WAY too many!

I sometimes click on my MUTUAL FRIENDS link and ck to see who I need to add ...

WHAT I REALLY rely on is a comment on my page from someone who added me... just a hey... I added you as a friend!

LET people know when you add them.. tell them you like something about their page... that got your attn// maybe it was a blog... ??? maybe you just felt like adding them LOL


THEY will most always add you back... I think! I KNOW I WOULD!!!! HUGS

I am adding you tonight...

I am tickled you added me...

YOU SEEM like such a great person...

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GRACIE4ONE 11/7/2010 8:00PM

    You are awesome! And yes, we are out here. We need your support as we know you need ours. You keep blogging, and i will definitely keep reading and cheering you on. You're my new buddy!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 11/7/2010 4:48PM

    Congrats on hitting that major milestone! You should be so proud! I notice you're only on one SP team. Join a ton of others and shout stuff like this from the rooftops in huddles!

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SUPERDUPER26 11/7/2010 4:31PM

    Congrats on the huge loss!
As for gettign noticed.... its all about teams, in my experience. You want to get to know people, find common ground, and support each other you do it in a team. You can always join a team, find outs its not for you and bow out too, so its not a permnent commitment. You have made huge progress, and you have a lot you can offer people in the way of support and ideas, don't hide yourself away. The more you share, the better you do. There are teams for people who walk, teams for grandparents, teams for people who have dogs or knit or like to watch ER or who hate vegetables or have milk allergies or love cake..... Find a team and get involved, and you'll find that the more support you give, the more you'll get in return.
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TINKERLY 11/7/2010 3:05PM

    I will probably fall off the scale and bump my head on the sink when I reach that milestone! Congratulations!!! =)

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ABUZZ1524 11/7/2010 3:02PM

    Congratulations!!! That is amazing!! I am so inspired by your story! I wish I would have seen your original post bc i definitely would have commented on it! Any secrets you'd like to share? =)

Great Job and keep up the good work!!

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MICAYLAMADNESS 11/7/2010 3:00PM

  "WOW, that's great!"

Hehe, no really, congratulations! I've hit 217 pounds when I turned my life around and when I made it to the 100's I let out the biggest ""WOOOOOOHOOOO!" and didn't let anyone get me down. I can't imagine how amazing it must feel for you but you can't let other people not noticing or congratulating you bring you down. Don't letting other people affect how you feel about the person in the mirror. You have you be the one that says congratulations to yourself and and give complements when you look at your progress.

Now that you hit the 100s doesn't mean it's over. Remember your goals and that this is a lifestyle change or you'll end up right back where you started. : )

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