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Celebrating one year of 100pounds lost

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Saturday, December 10, 2011


As I sat here enjoying the journey this morning, I felt like I needed to share this again.

Today is officiallly one year of maintenance! Oh sure, I've been up and down a litle with in the year, I've given myself a 7 pound window, and I've maintained that pretty well.

If you've seen it before, maybe you need to be reminded of what is possible.

If you've never seen it, I hope you find the Courage, Determination, Inspiration and motivation I tried to pack into this video.

If you enjoy this, please share the link with others who you think might also enjoy it. My goal is to inspire as many people as possible.

Here is another link to the video
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ACTIONHEROFOX 11/2/2012 1:27AM

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HEAVENS_ARROW 1/23/2012 2:13PM

    Jeremy, you are truly amazing and inspiring! The video was excellent and inspiring! I know how happy and good you must feel about yourself now and I know your beautiful family is proud. :-). I wasn't always fat either and then the pounds packed on after a terrible accident then medical nightmares.So, not being able to exercise saddens me but I must not dwell in the negative or past. I wish I could run..I use to be quite the athlete in my day BUT I will get through this by watching what I eat and being accountable for all I choose. My road will be slower but worth it. I can't wait till I can feel happy about how I look once again.God Bless you in your journey through life. YOU inspire so many! Hug those sweet little girls of yours! :-)
God bless,
Peggy


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WRITEMANN1 1/7/2012 12:54PM

    Thank You so much for your INSPIRING vid-blog!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 1/2/2012 10:50PM

    Well done! You are truly an inspiration. May you continue your life-long learning in ways that continue to incorporate the healthy habits you have learned. Thanks for taking the time to put this all in such a great presentation.

I'm on Week 25 of Maintenance having lost 100 lbs myself, and I'm learning that the healthy habits I've learned, seem to be easier than ever while actively participating in my 5% SparkTeam challenges.

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GANGANDI 1/1/2012 6:23PM

    This is so inspiring. I've just joined Sparks today and I used to be a runner....I'm determined to lose enough to comfortably jog again! Thanks for the great view of your awesome achievements! I loved it!

GanGanDi

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KJORDAN46 12/31/2011 9:07PM

  Thank you! I needed this encouragement.

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FUTUREHOPE49 12/29/2011 5:41PM

    What a wonderful inspirational video and blog! You look fantastic and you have done so well! You are doing great to maintain within 7 pounds! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon For sharing with us!
I just do short sprints at the moment, but you have made me feel like running! I will do my best in the New Year! Good luck with your races!
Happy New Year!
Ellen in UK! I am a Spirited Underdog! emoticon And proud of it!

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 12/28/2011 11:36PM

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing this video and your journey. You are an inspiration!

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ESILBO 12/28/2011 10:35PM

    I NEEDED THAT BECAUSE I LOSE SLOWLY AND I GET DISCOURAGE....BUT I KNOW I CAN DO IT AND ILL CONTINUE WALKING...
THANK YOU SO MUCH
HUGS
LISE

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MIZZSB 12/28/2011 4:30PM

    thank you so much for this video....!!!
This really motivates me ...

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JMEADOWS0 12/27/2011 11:06PM

    Wow, that's an inspiring video. I've lost 61 pounds so far, just joined a running club, and starting to train with my son at the gym. Getting a treadmill this weekend. Wanting to do as many 5k, 10k and half marathons as I can this coming year.

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IRON_RESOLVE 12/21/2011 12:52AM

    Excellent!!

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4SASHA 12/20/2011 4:08PM

    wow! That was truly inspiring. I see so few other guys on here that are really working.

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JAGRIF 12/20/2011 11:36AM

    Thank you

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WENDLAJJ 12/20/2011 11:23AM

  Inspiring

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PIMPINELLAN50 12/20/2011 3:38AM

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Congratulations!I will say it again...and again...you are such an inspiration to so many!Great Video and Blog.
Thanks for sharing.

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EEAHSJOURNEY 12/19/2011 10:44PM

    Way to go! you look amazing! thanks for the inspiration! emoticon emoticon
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JULIA1154 12/19/2011 10:07PM

  Congratulations on both an inspiring (and enjoyable) video and your journey to fitness. Maintenance is a real challenge, and one I'd love to see addressed more often on this site. Thank you for sharing your accomplishments and the rewards you've reaped. emoticon

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METAMORPHUS 12/19/2011 7:49PM

    i have got tears in my eyes
i can do it ican do it yes i can do it!!!!

thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHANGEDIN09 12/19/2011 9:30AM

    This video NEVER gets old. CONGRATS again on your success. WOW. I lost 65 and have maintained it but really need to lose 20-30 more. Only people who have been on this journey understand how difficult it really is and that knowledge makes your success even more impressive!!!

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FITBY40-2015 12/18/2011 8:15PM

    i watched your video before but i wanted to watch it again...very inspiring! emoticon

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TEXASFILLY 12/18/2011 8:04AM

    I love this so much I had to watch it again and again! Thank you, Jerome~ from the bottom of my heart~ thank you for being a success! God bless~ *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIN59VARA 12/18/2011 6:37AM

    I love it, it is sooo inspiring thanks for posting.

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CM_GARDNER78 12/18/2011 1:37AM

    emoticon Congratulations!! You have done a fantastic job!!! You are a wonderful example to all of us! Thank you!!!

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ALIWVU121 12/17/2011 11:34AM

    Amazing Job losing the weight, keeping it off, and becoming an athlete!! Really great!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/16/2011 10:05PM

    Congrats!

Would you like to join the list of maintainers we've started in the At Goal and Maintaining team? We like to celebrate with folks as they achieve these important milestones. It's also really nice to make maintenance more visible.
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The signup for the list is here:
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MACEWOMAN 12/16/2011 8:29PM

    Losing the weight is awesome, but keeping it off is amazing. emoticon emoticon for sharing your video.

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GRACEISENUF 12/16/2011 8:20PM

    I saw it when you first posted it and I loved watching it again. So happy for you!

Way to go on keeping the weight off!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 12/16/2011 8:11PM

    I celebrated my 8 month anniversary of maintenance yesterday (12/15). I am forever in awe of someone who is doing it for a year. I so hope to be able to celebrate my one year maintenance anniversary in April. It's not easy is it? But it is SO worth it!

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CHANGE4THEBEST 12/16/2011 12:08AM

   
Great blog, truly motivating.Thank you for sharing your story






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EMPTRS 12/15/2011 10:11PM

    WOW!!! Awesome work!!!

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MYLIDDLEDALLAS 12/15/2011 2:16PM

    Amazing job! Thanks for sharing. What music is playing in the background?

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ERICACEAE 12/15/2011 11:56AM

    Congratulations! Long-term maintenance is the REAL challenge and you're showing us all that it can be done! Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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123ELAINE456 12/15/2011 11:28AM

  Congratulations on all your accomplishments. You are an inspiration to all of us. You Are doing great. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 12/15/2011 7:52AM

    Congrats!!

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WINNIE1978 12/15/2011 7:18AM

    Congrats on reaching your goals and for maintaining! emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 12/14/2011 7:29PM

    Congratulations! Very inspiring video, thanks for sharing your journey.

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FELICIASMILES 12/14/2011 10:14AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal. You look marvelous! Thanks for sharing your story with us. God knows I need the inspiration. :-)

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FELICIASMILES 12/14/2011 10:13AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal. You look marvelous! Thanks for sharing your story with us. God knows I need the inspiration. :-)

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FELICIASMILES 12/14/2011 10:12AM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal. You look marvelous! Thanks for sharing your story with us. God knows I need the inspiration. :-)

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LAURI39 12/14/2011 7:16AM

    I am so thankful you re-posted this for those of us who may not have seen it the first time. Incredible! I don't even know you and I am so proud of you...You truly are an inspiration.
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MARATHON_MOM 12/12/2011 8:39AM

    Very inspirational! Congratulations on your awesome success!

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OLDERDANDRT 12/11/2011 5:28PM

    I just want to give you a big bear hug! I cried through this again, it's so wonderful!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 12/11/2011 4:12PM

    YAY!!I've watched this before but LOVE it and a cried again~~I"m so proud of you!

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ANNEMAC5 12/11/2011 8:49AM

    Congratulations on maintaining, you look great, really enjoyed the video

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ANDREA0301 12/11/2011 12:45AM

    Love it! You're doing emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 12/10/2011 9:49PM

    I enjoyed watching it again and am continually inspired by you! You are doing an amazing job with maintaining--- and continuing to push yourself and thrive in your new lifestyle!!

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FREDANN 12/10/2011 8:17PM

    Congratulations! You've come a long way, and I can assure you you've inspired me to continue with my journey, but mostly to believe in myself!
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IMSMILEY88 12/10/2011 6:12PM

    I've watched that before, but I'm so glad you posted it again. It brought tears to my eyes...AGAIN!

CONGRATS on one year of maintenance!!! You are such an inspiration! Keep running! Keep being healthy! You deserve it...and so does your family.

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TEDDYBABE 12/10/2011 5:29PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! You have really inspired so many. Thanks.

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