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"Celebration" Kool and the Gang

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Using my good friend Rivekkah's way of titling my blog....

And this week I have a huge victory that I am celebrating. I have been a little quiet about it because I just wanted to see if it would last and it has!!!

I've been on SP since November 2008, thanks to the advice of my awesome sister! And one of the goals that I set for myself back then, a goal that has not changed over the years, is that I want to weigh less than my hubby.

I've known my husband since 1991--20 yrs....and we've been married for 17.5 of those years. In all of our time together, even at my skinniest, I have NEVER weighed less than my husband...NEVER! You see, when we got married he was about 130 lbs soaking wet...and he didn't really start gaining weight until he started getting in the gym regularly...but even then...he would max out at about 160 lbs...and I couldn't beat him. Well, over the past few years during my journey to lose weight and get healthy he has been doing the same but with a focus on gaining muscle...which means gaining weight.

This week the tables turned...and I am proud to say that as of this morning, I weigh 169.7 lbs and he weighs 170.8....Can you say CELEBRATE!!!!????

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The battle isn't over... I still have about 15-20 lbs I want to lose but if I can keep my weight under his weight then I am a happy camper!!!

And I have other goals, too...we have several races we are doing this year, a 5k in October, a 1/2 marathon in November and a 10k bridge run in December...

Through all of this I am learning to persevere, never give up and not let set backs hold me back...and there have been many of those...And I am grateful for the support and encouragement of my husband, who is my biggest cheerleader, my sister who helps me believe in myself, my kids who help keep me in check when I want to cheat, and Ms. Rivekkah and Ms. Mer who have been cheering me on with the losses and the training. I wouldn't be here without their support!

My reward (besides the satisfaction of the accomplishment): a new HTC Incredible 2 droid phone...(yeah, I gave up my BlackBerry)...
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  • v JTB1972
    I feel so bad that I didn't see your blog post till now! emoticon Oh well you know that how I feel about your success but just in case you dont let me tell you !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Love you sis,
    Jackie

    1796 days ago
  • v BARBRUN
    Congratulations !!! emoticon

    That is so exciting !! emoticon

    Enjoy your success !!! And keep up the good work !! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1799 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/20/2011 6:32:32 AM
  • v SBEYER225
    Way to go!! Congrats, it sounds like you've got your head on straight for this journey.
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    1801 days ago
  • v RIVEKKAH
    You already know how incredibly proud I am of you, but I will say it again and again! WAY TO GO! I"m so happy that I got to be a part of this experience with you and that you get to do the same for me!

    And thank you SP for giving me such an amazing friend. :) Life without her would be......without!
    1801 days ago
  • v JUNEAU2010
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    I can sort of relate to the feeling! AWESOME!
    1801 days ago
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