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    -CHERYL   41,389
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36 pounds so far (pic)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Added some pictures today and I decided to do a before and now shot.
The before was taken back in February 2010 when I started SP at 226 pounds.

I had a bumpy start. Lost like 15 pounds the first few months, stopped coming to the site in April/May, went to the doctor that October and found out I had gained back the initial 15 pounds and a couple more. I came back to SP, READ THE BOOK and followed the stages.

I started seeing results. I really started taking my exercising seriously. Got a Polar FT 7 heart rate monitor for Christmas and did a LOAD of walking!

I started putzing out on my exercising during the summer due to this and that and just not making it a priority. Now I make sure I walk at least 3.5 miles every other day, if not more. Plus walking the dog adds another 10 miles a week!

I am slowly losing weight and inches. I think the slow weight loss is good because my body has time to adjust so there is no loose skin, it has a chance to "shrink" back I guess. I could probably lose faster if I cut out the occasional pizza and other fast food I have on weekends, usually when dh and I are out & about but I'm too busy living my life to do that. I figure I'm not going to never eat out again so I've learned to eat smarter when eating out, usually get the kids size or split something. But I defiantly see the danger of fast food, the high fat & sodium is just not healthy to be eating all the time.

I still have another 50 or so pounds to go. I've learned a lot from SP and my friends here, I am so glad I joined this site two years ago!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SALSGIVERL 4/23/2012 9:23AM

    You're a great inspiration. Despite some set backs, you got back up on the horse and kept going. Don't lose sight of your goal and remember that being healthy has it's rewards! emoticon

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DANLIN60 4/11/2012 8:06PM

    You look great Cheryl I am jealous



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KKKAREN 4/11/2012 3:23PM

    great job!!

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CWYNN01 4/11/2012 12:30PM


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DRAGONCHILDE 4/11/2012 12:10PM

    That shirt = awesome. So jealous!

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PENDRAGON_NY 4/11/2012 12:00PM

  Wow, you look GREAT!

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RABBLERRABBIT 4/11/2012 8:25AM

    You look great and I covet your Runner 5 Tee Shirt! You are a model of tenacity and are an inspiration. Congratulations and here's to continued good health! emoticon

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MIRAGE727 4/11/2012 8:16AM

    You're setting a great example for successful cardio walking. Many people think they have to run to make it effective. Jeff Galloway incorporates a walk/run plan in every distance run. I've embraced that concept. Stay strong and focused. You're doing a fantastic job!

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STRINGS58 4/11/2012 7:21AM

    Looking at the pics -- excellent!! Use that to fuel what IS possible!

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CHIEF_GEEK 4/11/2012 12:10AM

    GREAT job! Keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LADYJAKE1 4/10/2012 10:47PM


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RUNNER5ISH 4/10/2012 10:34PM

    You look strong and ready to kick some butt, Runner 5!
Keep up the great work! emoticon

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