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I'm Not Obese Anymore with a picture

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I know I know but please here me out. Iím not obese anymore. Itís only taken me 13 months and 114 lbs or so to be able to type that. Wow, itís a good feeling to not be in that category. Donít get me wrong, I donít plan on hanging out in the overweight BMI category for long, but it does feel really good to be here.
People look at me and are constantly telling me how great I look and canít understand why I still continue on this journey or why do I still torture myself with the scale. I donít think it is torture and I am still not healthy. I didnít start this process just to look better, well yes I wanted to be a sexy little wife and mother, but I wanted to also be the picture of health for my daughter and for others. If I stopped now, I wouldnít have reached that goal and would be letting myself down. Yes, in America a size 12 (which I currently am) is average, but that average isnít healthy for me. I have come this far that nothing will stop me now.
I wear my overweight badge with pride because I know how much work, effort and determination it took to get here and frankly, I know it will take even more to lose those last 30-40 lbs to get to healthy. But I CAN DO IT. I WILL DO IT.
There is no excuse that I can make that would be worth not getting to my goal. Iíve learned many lesson this year, some good, some hard and some were ugly, but they all have made me a better person.
Things I want to shout from the rooftops and drill into the head of every woman, man and child struggling with getting healthy.
1. You can do it
2. You are worth the effort
3. Love yourself
4. Itís supposed to be hard but you can laugh too.
5. Losing weight and changing affects every part of your life; do the mental work
6. Losing weight wonít solve your problems and may create more
7. There is no excuse that cannot be overcome
8. There is no food that tastes as good as I feel
Donít wait until tomorrow make good choices today.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHOTOMUM 4/2/2012 11:56PM

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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LUCKYONE60 3/22/2012 1:07AM

    You are incredible. Thank you so much for posting.

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JERSEYFLOWER 3/14/2012 9:43AM

    Wow! Just re-read your page intro and visited this blog - talk about inspiring. You rock!

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BRAVEHEART4ME 3/10/2012 11:37AM

  Congrats! You look awesome and you're an inspiration! emoticon

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DESERTFLOWERG 3/7/2012 10:04PM

    I agree, health is the right goal. So go for and achieve it.

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CYNDI2012 3/7/2012 7:42PM

    You look great! emoticon

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MARCELLA2012 3/6/2012 4:09AM

    You are an inspiration!! Don't let people tell you when to stop losing weight -- you need to trust yourself, as you know. Great job!

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GIMMYLESS 3/5/2012 7:37PM

    I loved your blog and hope someday I will sound as positive. Your outlook is so encouraging and over a long period of time, too. It's that sticktoativeness that really pays off. Can I live this as a day-to-day life-style? I sure hope so. You've given me plenty of reason to think I can. Soooo... off I go! Hope to see some real results soon. You're looking great, btw. Thanks for the up-lift! ~ Gim

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AMANDASUN81 3/5/2012 4:46AM

    ROCK ON!!! emoticon

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KYILEI 3/4/2012 10:48AM

    Congratulations! Looking forward to making that milestone myself. :) Way to go! Thank you for inspiring!

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CHANGE4THEBEST 3/4/2012 7:08AM



Great blog and so true - ITS ALL UP TO YOU!

Keep up the good work and thank you for the motivation.

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RADIOTIKSPARK1 3/3/2012 5:06PM

    "Yes, in America a size 12 (which I currently am) is average, but that average isnít healthy for me."

I'm totally there with you. I feel like the fact that 12 is (now) average for Americans is not a good thing at all. It goes along with the whole "the majority of Americans are overweight". I don't want to be in that statistical category and it sounds like you don't either. That is great! I think soo many people are fooled by the idea of "average" but "average" isn't always healthy!

Congratulations and keep at it. You know it is worth it :)

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SASSYLJB 3/2/2012 10:28AM

    You look amazing!

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SHIRE33 3/2/2012 9:08AM

    Good job! Sounds like we are at about the same place. I have about 42 more pounds to go to hit goal weight, now wearing 12s. Last time I was at this weight a 12 was a 16, but oh, well! I hope to get close to my goal by mid July, my daughter's wedding, but no matter how far I am, I'll feel great and still get there eventually.

Your daughter is lovely, like her mother. : )

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ROGERSBABE1 3/2/2012 8:38AM

    Way to go...I gained a lot of weight during childbirthing years and am finally getting it all off. I know how you feel to cross into "overweight" although I don't really give much credance to BMI. Way to go girl! Your family is beautiful by the way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    Youīre looking gorgeous!

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MSDIANE 3/1/2012 7:13AM

    Thank you for posting this. You made my day...your pictures put a smile on my face....wishing you continued success.

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THEMRSH 2/27/2012 9:25PM

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This is wonderful Chelle! Sorry it's taken me so long to get to this blog. I continue to be amazed by your progress and triumphs and watching you fly over hurdles. You are an inspiration for sure! Keep it up! We are here to support you for everyone of those last pounds.


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KISHYMARIE 2/27/2012 3:27PM

    How inspiring! Way to go!!!!!!!!!!

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BEFEARLESSNOW 2/25/2012 8:13AM

    you look great!!!! emoticon

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LORI3679 2/24/2012 9:56PM

    You look great girl! Congrats! :o)

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TUPPERWARE1 2/24/2012 8:12PM

    Wow You look great! We are always judged on what we look like not how far we have come.

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DOOBRIE 2/24/2012 3:59PM

    You're looking great - congratulations!

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SHANTODD420 2/24/2012 2:38PM

    Wow you look amazing I can not wait to get to where you are . Thanks for sharing your blog.

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ADNAW_YOTS 2/23/2012 7:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon great blog !

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RAVENNIA 2/23/2012 5:00PM

    That is so awesome! Way to go girl! :)

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KASHMIR 2/23/2012 2:27PM

    Beautiful!!! emoticon
So glad I get to laugh right along side you...and can't wait to send you another Awesome when you shift on out of the overweight BMI range!!! We ARE worth the effort!!!

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CKGO69 2/23/2012 9:56AM

    You should celebrate! You've already accomplished a lot! I crossed that threshhold, from obese to overweight, a week ago and I felt like a million bucks. Keep up the hard work.

Clare emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 2/23/2012 9:17AM

    What an absolutely fantastic blog !! Congratulations !! You've already gained so much by losing all that weight.

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Being overweight never sounded so good !


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SPARKLE_SHINE66 2/23/2012 8:38AM

    Great blog! I understand completely where you're coming from. I've been a member of WW in the past and was soooo close to my goal. There were some who didn't understand why I needed to keep going. They thought I looked fine and that was that. But when we decide we're going to lose weight, the first thing we do is set a goal weight. And when we are 10 pounds (or whatever it may be) away from our goal weight, we don't stop because that's good enough. We keep going to reach that goal. My goal is also to be within my healthy weight range and BMI range. And to have a healthy waist measurement. I'm not there yet. I'm close, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop because I'm close enough. I'm gonna get there and make my body healthier.
You have done awesome and all of your hard work has paid off. You keep going and reach all your goals! You can and WILL do this!

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CASSIEKC27 2/22/2012 9:05PM

    Woot! Great job on the 114 pounds! You owe it to yourself to see this out to the end emoticon

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MASRITE 2/22/2012 7:35PM

    What a great blog Chelle. You look like one hot mamma! I hope you are feeling proud of yourself. I know that you will succeed and lose those last 30-40 lbs. You've come this far, baby, you'll go even farther!!!

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MAGGIEVAN 2/22/2012 7:21PM

    What a great blog! I love this sentance: "Itís supposed to be hard but you can laugh too." It is so true.

Just keep on keeping on girl and you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great blog!

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LARIESHA 2/22/2012 6:10PM

    Just beautiful! You look great! You go Girl!

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GREENTOMKAT 2/22/2012 5:43PM

    Great job girl! Be proud!

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GIRANIMAL 2/22/2012 5:26PM

    Wow, you have some amazing accomplishments of which to be so very proud! Thanks for these reminders. They are all so valid, but numbers 5 and 6 ring so true for me right now. Losing weight and gaining health is wonderful, but it sure can uncover a lot of other stuff!

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NO_SNOW_BODY 2/22/2012 5:10PM

    I am still in the obese range so I salute you, congrats. I can't wait until I can shout that I am overweight LOL, better yet that I am in a healthy BMI range.

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DEBRAK14 2/22/2012 5:05PM

    You rock, Spy-friend! I'm so proud of you! Honestly brings tears to my eyes--you are truly inspiring and so generous to share your journey and experience with others! You WILL reach your goals! Thank you for showing us what it is to persevere! emoticon

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DEE797 2/22/2012 4:58PM

    Totally emoticon You are an inspiration to all of us. Wishing you continued success on your journey! emoticon

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BRENMICH 2/22/2012 3:07PM

    Amazing and your thoughts are wonderful. You encourage us all to reach that goal. emoticon

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    Here here!! Way to go on your accomplishments so far emoticon

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CCASKEY37 2/22/2012 2:06PM

    Well done. I'm right behind you.

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MONIKA1948 2/22/2012 2:02PM

    emoticon You are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing . You look amazing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COBABIES 2/22/2012 2:00PM

    You go girl! Congrats on your weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETMNTHING 2/22/2012 1:15PM

    Congrats on your weight loss! So inspiring! You look great!

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FITAT50 2/22/2012 1:13PM

    Huge Congrats on reaching your milestone!! Your determination strengthens me daily!

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SANDLADY48 2/22/2012 1:10PM

    Great milestone, congratulations and continued awesome success. We'll anticipate the "I'm not overweight" blog in the near future because we know you can do it!!

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AUNTFANNYJANE 2/22/2012 12:58PM

    I hear ya', I will feel the same way when I get there - 11 more lbs until I'm overweight - woohoo! emoticon

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MELP06 2/22/2012 12:24PM

    emoticon Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to say it myself! emoticon

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