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Lost 100 lbs and the benefits just keep coming....


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I am feeling really blessed today and I wanted to share with you WHY that is the case.

Yes Ė Iíve lost 100lbs (maintaining at a 96lbs loss right now) and the benefits just keep coming. That is STILL amazing for me to say that. I am now honored to have the opportunity to help others to the same thing. Iíve never considered myself as ĎFITí, but I think the results below would qualify for that category.

Recently I had to have some blood work done. Iíve not had any done since mid-2010 and things looked decent then after about 6 months on my journey. This time the blood work results are remarkable! Absolutely everything they measured is perfectly in line(or on low side) for a man my age! From my LDL, HDL and Total Cholesterol to my total protein to my glucose, everything was absolutely awesome.

This blood work was done for a life insurance policy we just bought. There is apparently a huge advantage of being FIT when it comes to life insurance, because I came in at what they called a SUPER preferred rate, meaning I saved nearly $1000 a year, all because of my health these days! WOW that is absolutely amazing to me.

Iíve gone from the man on the left(yes, itís me) who weighed 264 pound at highest measure weight to the man on the right weighing 168 pounds at last weigh in. The picture is completely about UNHEALTHY vs. HEALTHY.



Yes FriendsÖ.there ARE many added benefits to taking your life back, and Iím still learning what they are. emoticon
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JOANNHUNT 1/25/2013 10:31AM

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TWO-TOO-MUCH 4/12/2012 9:01AM

    You are truly an amazing inspiration! I'm so happy I found your blog!

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MSGO72 4/2/2012 9:36AM

  Congratulations, what a great post.

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CAFEJOJO 3/29/2012 5:21PM

    Wow... great blog... very inspriring! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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LIMIG2 3/27/2012 12:52PM

    Wow, so inspiring. Thanks for sharing your story with all of us.

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1COUNTRY_GAL 3/26/2012 10:35PM

    You look Marvelous,what an awesome achievement,Congratulations and the best to you in your Journeys being healthy emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana

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JEN076 3/25/2012 3:43PM

    That is so awesome and very inspiring

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OLDERDANDRT 3/25/2012 2:58PM

    Wow! You're incredible!!! Nice to know that beyond the health aspects that you deserve all the goodness that can come of your accomplishments!!!! emoticon emoticon

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IRONBLOSSOM 3/24/2012 8:31PM

    Wow, great work!

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Many Congrats to your newly achieved success!!!
So many people out here on SP are reaching their
goals, I can't wait to join you. Thank you for
sharing your story to inspire all of us who are
still working hard.



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MSGO72 3/24/2012 4:20PM

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AROCHFORD 3/24/2012 12:28PM

    Thanks for the motivation this morning!

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CM_GARDNER78 3/24/2012 12:23PM

    Wow!!! What a comparison!! That is amazing. You have done so well!! Congratulations! :-) And thanks for sharing!

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BRAVEHEART4ME 3/24/2012 11:19AM

  Congratulations! You must feel awesome both physically and emotionally! emoticon

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MCJULIEO 3/24/2012 10:21AM

    Wow!

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ANGELICSOUL64 3/24/2012 12:04AM

    Amazing! I think you totally rock it! I look to you for inspiration and no doubt I get that!

Congrats to you on your 100 lb loss!

How's the running coming? I am enjoying the great weather in PA.

Again, well done! emoticon

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REDHOTANDBLUE 3/23/2012 11:19PM

    Wow! I thought I had considered all the benefits of losing 100 pounds, but this one wasn't on my radar. Thank you so much for sharing. You are inspirational! emoticon

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MICKEYMAX 3/23/2012 10:46PM

    Rock on! Awesome job! You inspired me!

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    You are not only healthy, but also blessed! emoticon emoticon

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SERENITY1954 3/23/2012 7:26PM

  I am so happy for you. You are such a great inspiration and I am happy to see you counting your blessings. I am sure many more will be coming your way!

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PATHGIRL1 3/23/2012 7:09PM

    You have a true reason to be proud of yourself!

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PETESKI24 3/23/2012 6:59PM

    Keepm it up.

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KRISTEN_SAYS 3/23/2012 6:16PM

    awesome!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 3/23/2012 6:15PM

    Amazing!

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TAMMIEANN76 3/23/2012 5:45PM

    Way to go!

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QUEENTODDLER 3/23/2012 5:31PM

    I love your positive outlook. I love that you count your blessings. And I especially love that you want to give back and pass this along!!

Well done!

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-PAULA 3/23/2012 5:19PM

    That is amazing! You are doing great!

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LUVTOBOWL 3/23/2012 4:48PM

    Wow! What an inspiration you are. I like that....."the benefits keep coming". I look forward to more of those.

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VADAVICTORIA 3/23/2012 4:43PM

    Amazing side plank/t-stand or whatever you call it! Congratulations on maintaining!

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 3/23/2012 4:06PM

    Wow you are amazing!!

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GREENTHUMB70 3/23/2012 3:50PM

    Totally amazing great job!

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JASONMRCDD 3/23/2012 3:50PM

    WOW Dude, you are an inspiration!

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DENNISWIFE 3/23/2012 3:40PM

    That is really awesome! emoticon

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TREASURINGLIFE 3/23/2012 3:39PM

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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TIFFY0906 3/23/2012 3:30PM

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CHIFANG130 3/23/2012 3:21PM

    Wow! The yoga post is truly amazing! Great Job! So inspiring!

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MOMMY445 3/23/2012 2:44PM

    congratulations! you are such an inspiration and a huge source of motivation for me! have a terrific day!

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JENNY888 3/23/2012 2:32PM

    This is amazing. You are a real inspiration.

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OKIEGIRL75 3/23/2012 2:23PM

    Congrats on maintaining your weight loss and staying fit!!! Thanks for sharing and keep up the hard work. Being fit pays off in many ways. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me.

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RADFEN 3/23/2012 2:08PM

    Absolutely amazing!

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DESERTFLOWERG 3/23/2012 1:39PM

    Good job. No, spectacular work!

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