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It's Almost My Weight Loss Anniversary!!! (Pictures)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hello everyone! It's been a while since my last blog but you know I've been so excited lately because of the progress I've been making. I've been working really hard and when I see the results in pictures, it makes me a bit emotional especially since I'm only a month away from my weight loss anniversary.

From 226, I am now 170.6 (since the last time I checked). It was a very hard adjustment in the beginning but now I am able to eat healthy 80% of the time and I say 80% because I try not to deprive myself of the food I really enjoy. Otherwise I am not easy to live with. You can ask my husband and kids, lol. Ever since I came back from Hawaii with an extra 5 lbs, I've felt very guilty but it's been helping me progress and stay motivated. I look at old pictures and think, "Wow, I can't believe that was me! How did I let myself get to that?" And then I look at my present pictures and give myself a pat and I'm happy and excited. I look forward to more progress and getting to my "healthy normal BMI" goal.

I thank SparkPeople.com a lot because it really has helped me stay in the right direction. Even though I am busy sometimes, when I need the extra push or when I feel a bit defeated, I go through my e-mail and see sparkpeople articles waiting for me to read them. To tell you the truth, reading these emails really help me stay motivated. If I didn't go the sparkpeople route, there is a chance I might have started yo-yoing again which is exactly what I don't want and need. Sparkpeople helps me make the right decisions and at the same time I don't feel like I'm being punished for eating something not-so-healthy. I love the support from my buddies and members I probably only see once in a while. Not only do I stay motivated, but it also helps me get back up when I fall. Sparkpeople is truly a life savior!

Here are some before and after pictures:

Seeing these pictures made me want to cry...I felt so hopeless...





And then I decided to make a change...

2 months into it

3 months into it

5 months into it...I was getting really excited by this time. Can you tell my self-esteem was getting higher?

7 months into it

9 months into it

This is me now...11 months into it...and going...

This could've been my anniversary blog but I am just so excited I couldn't wait to show you all how much sparkpeople helped me change...If I can do it, you can do it too!


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TOMEETMYGOAL 10/12/2011 2:33PM

    I love it....you worked so hard and stayed so dedicated. You are such an inspiration to me. I too no longer to do that yo yo thing...I want to lose and not have it come back. You are so pretty and your kids look great. I appreciate all your encouragement you've given me......

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JOYCERN12 8/12/2011 10:38PM

    Wow you are looking amazing, very much an inspiration. thankyou for sharing your pics. Lovin' SP!

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BANDMAMAPC 8/12/2011 2:00PM

    You look amazing! I have got to get my butt moving. The last time I did any exercise was Saturday when I danced for three hours at my high school reunion. You are my motivator. I started at 226 also. I am stuck, but will get out of this rut soon. emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 8/12/2011 11:28AM

    you have done really well, it's great to see pictures too.
best wishes for the next month and the anniversary
Sandra

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CHANGINGSAM 8/12/2011 8:44AM

    Wow! CONGRATS! That's amazing! Keep up the AMAZING work!

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THISYEARSMODEL 8/12/2011 5:05AM

    You look great!!! Well done, and congrats!!! emoticon

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KAYPRIME 8/12/2011 4:07AM

    wow! You look great! You are an inspiration!

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