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A year's worth of change, with pictures!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

This was me Thursday February 17, 2011 (less than a year ago):

and here I am today:

The first picture was taken a month into my spark journey, I wrote a blog post that day about how proud I was of myself, I woke up extra early so that I could get my workout in before our trip to the museum. At that point in my life I didn't trust myself to take a day off, I was so in love with life and losing the weight, but still deeply afraid of "falling off the wagon", of losing my spark. I'm not afraid anymore. I am in love with life, in love with how easy it has all become (MOST days), and I KNOW without a doubt in my mind that I will hit my goal.

I know I have been MIA, but please know that I value everyone that has shared this journey with me. Although I have not been active on the social side of spark people, I have not missed ONE day of tracking my calories. My second weigh-in will be April 1st (that's right, I have only weighed myself once so far... ok twice, once the first day when I weighed 315 lbs, and once 6 months in when I weighed 262) and I will probably write a blog about my journey so far.

I am cheering you all on!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RAINBOWCHOC 9/4/2012 9:38AM

    what's the latest news?

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INSHAPE2011 2/21/2012 11:28AM

    You are a much needed inspiration! Really well done!

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KELIZ11 2/15/2012 8:45AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 2/14/2012 2:55PM

    You look amazing! Keep it up!


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    Great inspiration!!! Keep it up!! Thanks for sharing.

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FUTUREDAD 2/13/2012 9:46PM

    You're doing great! Keep it up!

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FITWITHIN 2/12/2012 3:59PM

    m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BRENDABUNNY 2/12/2012 3:37PM

    you look awesome emoticon

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CWHEATLEY 2/12/2012 3:35PM

    You are truly an inspiration and you look absolutely fantastic!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 2/12/2012 3:31PM

    You look amazing! I am sooo proud of you!

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MALIAN1 2/10/2012 9:39AM

    You look sooooooooo happy! I am so proud of you....WAY TO GO! Keep up the great work!!!!

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2HAMSDIET 2/10/2012 6:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Dance time!!

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MIRACLELOVE77 2/9/2012 10:48PM

    rockstar!!! you look incredible!! so happy and slim!!!! and your legs look so long and lean!! inspiration! :)

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ANGELEYES67J 2/9/2012 7:04PM

    You look amazing. You continue to be an inspiration to me. Thansk for sharing your pics.

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    You are so Awesome!!!
I love that you have only weighed yourself twice. I only weigh myself once a month, but am thinking of going to every 3 or 4 months.
Keep on Rockin' it!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 2/9/2012 4:42PM

    You look emoticon and what a great success story you are. Be proud, you've earned it and I am proud of you too. What a super transformation, keep up the good work.

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    Woooooo (and might I add) Hoooo!!

You look awesome!

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BTLSMUM 2/9/2012 4:15PM

    Wow! You are working hard! You look great, so happy! :)

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ERICACEAE 2/9/2012 3:11PM

    Congratulations! Your strategy with the scale is so cool - you must have steely willpower! My curiousity would drive me bonkers but it is obviously working fabulously for you. :) It's lovely to read your happy, confident fearless words here. Great work!

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STLADEE 2/9/2012 3:09PM

    Great Job! I understand how you feel about being paranoid thinking you are going to fall off the wagon!

May you continue to enjoy this journey!

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JUSTME29 2/9/2012 3:04PM

    Wow - you are looking fantastic! Go you!

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LIL0NE 2/9/2012 2:59PM

    Wow! Good job :) Keep up the good work!

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