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A Brief Photo Inspiration Intermission

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So I am way behind. On reading my favorite blogs, on posting my own blogs. I have yet to write one about my latest 5k and my Walk Leader Certification. But those can least a little bit longer.

I'm determined to reach goal weight in 2012, and I've been in a plateau for the past 6 months. SO, it's inspiration time. This is what helps me to see how far I've come, and to keep going.

I wore a favorite dress over the weekend and my sister snapped a picture of me. I realized that I had used this dress in a comparison photo 40 lbs. previously, so I thought I would update it:

Left to right: Me at 300 lbs., at 234 lbs, and 196 lbs. now.

Then I also realized I took a cute picture of me and my beautiful daughters, and wanted to compare it to a picture of me right after Marlo was born, which is about the start of my journey to lose over 100 lbs:

And I realized that I have come a long way, and I have a little bit longer to go, but I'm in the home stretch and I'm in this to win it!

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VBA2009 2/11/2013 1:08PM


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SUTERSPACE 1/22/2013 12:44PM

    Wonderful progress and delightful pictures to show it. Way to go!!

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BRADIA 1/3/2013 11:37AM

    Amazing. Someone up there called it motivation, to me it is much more. I have hated letting my picture be taken, so I might start having some pictures taken to be able to compare. But I very much believe, as far as I am concerned, it takes courage.
Thanks for sharing and congratulations.

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SOUTH_FORK 7/19/2012 9:39AM

    Great comparison shots and statement of mission!

That green dress made me think of all the times I've put off buying new clothes until I've lost that nagging 5 pounds (or 10 or 15 or.. ). Isn't it great when you find a piece that will accommodate a changing body and still makes you feel great? I've got a few of those in my closet and have found a few more recently- hope they'll stick with me for a while!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 7/14/2012 1:35PM

    What an awesome way to keep the motivation! You truly have come a long way. You are looking fantastic.! emoticon

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BLACK741 7/6/2012 10:38AM

    Wow oh Wow, fantastic progress you must be so very happy!

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ELLENSANGEL 7/1/2012 8:22AM

    awesome progress.

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ROXYHON 6/28/2012 2:27PM

    Incredible!!! You looking amazing and simply glow with proud of yourself and know that you inspire so many with your success.

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NASFKAB 6/27/2012 2:53AM


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SOLOMUA 6/26/2012 1:58AM

    I really like your blog, but especially the differences in the pictures you've shared with us. Thank you for sharing with us, it definitely makes me feel good to know that I can do this too. Blessings!!

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DEBK0923 6/25/2012 1:57AM

    way to go, great blog

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HONORINGGOD 6/17/2012 8:04PM


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INGMARIE 6/16/2012 10:24AM

    emoticon way to go.

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PMFISH 6/11/2012 11:49AM

    Wow!! Congratulations on a great job. You look fantastic, keep up the good work.

You not only look beautiful, but happy and healthy! emoticon

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    You look at least 20 years younger. Wow what a transformation.

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WIDARLING 6/9/2012 5:58PM

    Wow, you look fantastic. God bless. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 6/9/2012 6:29AM

    emoticon WOW, how grand to have your BLOG FEATURED in the SPARK MAIL. What an honor. You are certainly an inspiration to thousands of people. emoticon WOW, you look so much younger. It sure is amazing how being fat makes a person look old.

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DORISJJ1 6/8/2012 11:50PM

  Great job! I'm proud of you. Keep it up.

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MCJULIEO 6/8/2012 1:21PM

    Oh, how wonderful! What fantastically inspiring shots!

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CHERYLSBUTT 6/8/2012 12:47PM

    You look amazing!
Congratulations and I too am in it to win it
Stopped losing in Nov but haven't gained so I am staying steady with my plan.
I may make an adjustment nutrition wise to see if it gets me going!

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BANDMOM2012 6/7/2012 9:49AM

    Amazing! you look so happy and healthy emoticon

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JESSIG5 6/7/2012 8:32AM

    emoticon Girl! You look great.

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SRHALLIN 6/7/2012 12:03AM

    Congratulations on your success thus far, and best wishes to you on your journey to good health and personal happiness.

Your pictures reveal that the transformation is truly more than skin deep. And the light in your children's eyes say that you're not the only one enjoying your newfound good health. :D

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CPATRICK9 6/6/2012 10:46PM

    You look fantastic! Looks like you are well on your road to your goal weight. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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SHAWNY2 6/6/2012 10:25PM

    It is amazing how much younger you look! Beautiful pictures! You look fantastic! Congrats

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BONNIEBEANZ 6/6/2012 10:22PM

    Congratulations! You are beautiful before and after!! emoticon

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AMALYDAVIU 6/6/2012 8:02PM

    Thank you emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 6/6/2012 8:01PM

    Congrats! You look amazing! Thanks for sharing the inspiration pictures. I can't wait to hit onederland....see at least you've done that. Keep up the good work-you'll reach your goal. emoticon

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SLIMTHICK2 6/6/2012 6:35PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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PATASSA 6/6/2012 5:55PM

    What an inspiration you are! I will come back to this page again when I need encouragement. Merci beaucoup!

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PURPLEPEONY 6/6/2012 4:35PM

    Amazing! You look 10 years younger now. emoticon

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PJDARCAX2 6/6/2012 3:43PM

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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MAYBER 6/6/2012 2:40PM

    Thanks for sharing your story and best wishes as you continue to strive toward your goal one day at a time
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SWAYDE 6/6/2012 1:41PM


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LYNETTEMOM 6/6/2012 1:04PM

    wow, this is really compelling. My first thought was the cliche "a pic is worth a thousand words" but it is so true here, I gotta say it!

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DATMAMA4 6/6/2012 1:02PM

    How wonderful for you! The weight loss also makes you look younger.

Congratulations of a successful journey so far!

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COUTURELADY 6/6/2012 12:07PM

    Awesome work lady, you're a rock star and you look really lovely as a bonus!

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TMOORE073 6/6/2012 11:53AM

    Way to go😃! Congrats & keep up the good work!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 6/6/2012 11:47AM

    Before and Afters are SO motivating! You look great and I bet you feel wonderful!
Have patience with your plateau, do some experimenting with your exercise and your eating. Something will click but in the meantime be kind to yourself, no negative self talk! Been there, done that!!!!

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DEBBY4576 6/6/2012 11:46AM

    You can see that on the outside you always presented a happy person. The final picture shows that happiness from the inside to the out tho. Good work. You look younger too, which ALL women love don't they?

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MEADSBAY 6/6/2012 11:33AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
for sharing, Gorgeous!

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1SUNSHINEGIRL 6/6/2012 11:06AM

    You look great...keep the Momentum going!

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TERRRI 6/6/2012 10:35AM

    In your trio of photos the first and third photo could be mistaken for mother and daughter. You look so much younger!

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DONNA_VT 6/6/2012 9:47AM

    A picture really is worth a 1000 words . . . you are doing great! Thanks for sharing

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BERI03 6/6/2012 9:30AM

    How inspiring! emoticon emoticon

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MASHALAZ 6/6/2012 8:56AM

  "Now" is WOW!!! Way to go. You are adorable!

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