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Let's Be Honest (Pic Included)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Letís Be Honest.

Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is a lot of work. Itís rewarding wok but it is hard. Iím not sure that itís something that ever gets easy, it becomes more of a habit but itís not always an easy choice to make. Beyond those choices, there are other hurdles in the journey that we have to make it over and survive.

Iíve been keeping a secret. Nope, not here on Spark People but in real life. When I gained all my weight I became somewhat of a hermit. I had a great excuse, I was newly married with a new baby, I worked and was going to school. I was purposeful in my picture posting on facebook (headshots only taken from above with my head tilted at a certain angle.) People knew I had gained weight but I am not at all sure they knew how bad it really was or how much I really had to lose. My other secret was that I wasnít talking about the weight I was losing except to the obvious people think Weight Watcherís and work.

I was so ashamed of how big I was that I didnít want any of my friends to know the exact battle I was fighting. I would come on to Spark and go to my Weight Watcherís meetings and I would feel so proud of myself yet that was because here on the internet and in those meetings I was somewhat anonymous. You all didnít know the other Chelle. After 15 long months I realized the final leg of my journey had to be overcoming that embarrassment that I felt from the mass amount of weight I had lost and how big I had allowed myself to get. I know that I have to overcome those things to get to a pace of peace with my body issues.

So what have I done? Iíve come out of the closet about my weight loss. Iíve started a business. I decided to sell beach body products (nope Iím not blogging to sell but you can feel free to email me about it) because I never stepped into the gym on this journey. I have walked, run and used beachbody DVDĒs to sweat these pounds off. I also started a facebook page that proudly displays my accomplishments for the entire world to see.

My next step is actually telling my husband what I weigh. Iíve always been embarrassed because I weigh more than him and now I need to own it. My point is that we have to embrace and be proud of ourselves in every spot of our lives and not just online. Maybe this isnít your issue but if youíve lost the weight I have or if you are still struggling to lose similar issues will arise. Work on them because you are worth the effort.

If you need added support please join me on facebook or email me here. I try to always respond. I have stumbled upon so many things that have helped me such as beach body, weight watchers and SPARK that I really believe we must take all the help we can get to fight this fight. Oh and here is an updated picture of me, taken just this morning.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MESEATURTLE 5/2/2012 3:27AM

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!!! U look terrific!!!!

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PIXIEWIXIE 4/27/2012 6:58PM

    You look fantastic. Good on you for "coming out" about your weight. I think sometimes others don't realise what's right in front of them and it's good to put a value on it. If you've lost 10 lbs, say you've lost 10 lbs. Others are more likely to be impressed and admiring than judgemental about where you've come from. Go Chelle, blazing a trail, like a gorgeous commet lighting up our lives. emoticon

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RSWIFE 4/22/2012 12:04PM

    You look amazing! Congrats on your success!

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DEZZIEJAMES 4/9/2012 9:32AM

    YOU GO GIRL!!!! Way to own it!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

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FITAT50 3/31/2012 9:20AM

    You've done amazing and are an inspiration to so many! I am beaming every week when I post your weight, I am so proud of you, can't wait to celebrate your "beach body" with you! Congrats on your new venture, no doubt you will have great success!

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MASRITE 3/30/2012 9:14PM

    You are looking so good. Keep up the good. And, congrats on your big step forward!!

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DRKEYEZ820 3/30/2012 6:25PM

    What a true inspiration, thank u so much for sharing a part of ur journey with us. U look amazing, congrats on all your success and hard work!

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LCDM83 3/30/2012 5:54PM

    Chelle- You inspire me every day! You've taken big steps on your journey! Best wishes for a successful adventure with BB and the rest of your journey.

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KRISTA-GIRL 3/30/2012 4:42PM

    I feel your pain on the FB pics. :-( BB has made a HUGE difference in my life! Love those workouts.
Way to go on the epiphany - keep up the good work! emoticon

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DEE797 3/30/2012 3:58PM

    You look Terrific! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Wishing you continued success on journey! emoticon

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EVER-HOPEFUL 3/30/2012 3:50PM

    good for you love for taking the bull hby the horn so to proud of you.wish sometimes i was on facebook but only sometimes love.keep on keepping on you are doing great emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DENNISWIFE 3/30/2012 3:48PM

    You are looking amazing....keep up the awesome work! It's always tough to tell the spouse what you weigh. I had that issue, I did it and now it's just a number to him and doesn't change how he feels about me. emoticon

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    You are amazing ;)

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SWEETMNTHING 3/30/2012 3:41PM

    Congratulations on your success and on your new business venture. I've used some Beachbody products for working out, TurboJam and Turbo Fire, but lately I've been taking Zumba classes at my gym and doing the dvd's as well. I just "liked" your page on facebook.

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DWOOD86 3/30/2012 3:40PM

    Not only have you been amazingly successful, but you look phenomenal! Congrats to you!! emoticon

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DAISEYTWO 3/30/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon You've made an awesome journey. emoticon on overcoming obstacles and being successful with your journey. emoticon job.

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THEMRSH 3/30/2012 3:36PM

  Looking great Chelle! I noticed the links in your sig line a day or two ago and right away went to like your FB page so I can be inspired every day by the great tips you have. You've come so far and even with all of the weight you've lost you are still finding obstacles to overcome and doing it with such grace. You are amazing girl, amazing!

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CHANGINGSAM 3/30/2012 3:32PM

    You look amazing! I commend you on addressing the above issues. I know it's tough.


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