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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 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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    I love 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......
    1837 days ago
    Wow you are looking amazing, very much an inspiration. thankyou for sharing your pics. Lovin' SP!
    1898 days ago
    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
    1898 days ago
    you have done really well, it's great to see pictures too.
    best wishes for the next month and the anniversary
    1898 days ago
    Wow! CONGRATS! That's amazing! Keep up the AMAZING work!
    1898 days ago
    You look great!!! Well done, and congrats!!! emoticon
    1898 days ago
    wow! You look great! You are an inspiration!
    1898 days ago
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