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    CHARLENEMICHELE   5,707
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Jan 1, 2012 Triumph

Monday, January 02, 2012

Believe it or not, I was down another pound on January 1!!! I have officially lost all of the 20 pounds I gained last school year, and now I am ready to proceed with the next 40 pounds. My goal is to lose 40 pounds by my May graduation date. I student teach this semester, about which I am very excited, and I will be continuing my early morning workouts this semester.

When I lose another 10 pounds I will be at a weight I have not seen since I was pregnant 20 years ago. The 40 pounds that I want to lose by May represents all of the pregnancy weight I gained all those years ago plus an extra 5 pounds. You see, I gained a total of 70 pounds during my pregnancy, and I have the most beautiful 19 year old son to show for it. But it is high time for me to lose the weight.

I will set a new goal in May. Technically, my BMI will still be in the overweight category, so I plan to lose an additional 8 pounds after the May deadline to reach the normal BMI range. After that I want to lose another 12 pounds.

I will enjoy being at that weight in a way that I was not able to enjoy all those years ago. I would not have my picture made back then, because I always thought I was too fat, but I was not. I am going to be mature this time around. I am going to be happy with myself. I am going to enjoy being alive. I am going to enjoy wearing the clothes I want to wear. I am going to live in this new reality that I am creating for myself.


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CHARLENEMICHELE 1/4/2012 8:19AM

    Thanks so much for all the support! Happy New Year! emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 1/2/2012 11:13PM

    Way to go with such clear goals. You can do it! emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 1/2/2012 3:32PM

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MISSYMOOSE71 1/2/2012 2:28PM

    Good luck reaching your goals!!! emoticon

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