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I have lost...a hundred pounds.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Wow. A hundred pounds. It took me like four years to do it, with a long break in the middle, but I did it. July of '07 I weighed in at 303 pounds at the doctor's office. That was a terrible day. I was so depressed about my weight. But also, my health was not good. I was experiencing joint pain, having trouble moving, some days couldn't even get out of bed.

Now look at me today! I averaged 54 minutes of exercise PER DAY this past month of October. I feel better than I've felt in years. I am in better shape than I've been for probably my whole life. Even though I was thinner as a teen, I never exercised and didn't have great muscle tone. Now, I've got muscles. They are hidden under some fat, but they're in there!

I feel really fortunate today. I'm glad that I have all the tools that Sparkpeople makes available to me, especially the food and exercise trackers. I've become somewhat obsessive about tracking, but I believe that's paying off.

I know one thing. I never, ever, want to go back. This lifestyle is for keeps. I think my last three months of plateau has shown me that I can and will do this for life.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NICOLELOVESGOD 11/16/2011 11:37AM


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MATTERJT 11/4/2011 9:23AM

    Wow! That's just incredible! Good for you for sticking to it to reach your goals. You are an inspiration to the Spark Community.

Way to go! :-)

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OFABULOUSME 11/4/2011 9:10AM

    That's FANTASTIC!! Really, truly fantastic. emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 11/4/2011 8:38AM

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LORILEEPAGE 11/3/2011 3:08PM

    So happy for you and your hundred pound weight loss! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 11/1/2011 10:43PM

    You are an inspiration to all of us!
Way to GO!!!

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PAMNANGEL 11/1/2011 12:04PM

    emoticon You go girl!

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SUZYDVB852GO 11/1/2011 11:59AM

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FITANDFIFTY2 11/1/2011 11:41AM

    emoticon emoticon This is so AWESOME,, isnt it such a wonderful feeling? I remember when I reached my goal (8 years ago) and I tried on a size 8 and it FIT.. I was so excited that I told the check out girl at the store,, "these jeans feel better than any donut ever tasted!" I had lost 157 pounds and oh what a feeling. I am still at goal, and my health is the best ever as well. Congratulations Spark Friend.. you are doing WONDERFUL!! emoticon

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