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Nine months along


Saturday, June 16, 2012

16 September 2011 to 16 June 2012 - 9 months of progress

Starting Weight = 250.5 pounds
Current Weight = 186.0 pounds

In addition to the photos on my main page, I took this one of me being a goof:


I finally feel like I can see some progress in my arms - and the measuring tape agreed in the realm of an inch down from 14.5 to 13.5 *DANCIE DANCE*. (Yes, other spots are obviously shrinking too, but I like seeing the biceps and triceps making themselves seen and less flap.)

In fact, it seems strange because I'm not really a lot lighter in this past month - just 5.5 pounds down - but I feel sleeker through much of my body. And that's showing in an inch or so down from just about all major spots. I remember back in November or December trying to decide whether joining the community center or a gym would be worth it. Now I'm so so glad I did so in January and have stuck to it consistently since.

It's not for everyone, but I love daily workouts and really love weight training. I love seeing the results as I up the pounds here and there. The one I accidentally had a 7.5 pound add-on the other day was my seated leg press. Since I got through all 12 on the first set, I kept it on there - completing my remaining two sets. Admittedly the last two were slow and careful, but I did them and with good form. Up from 155 lbs to 162.5 lbs. Which really means I should be able to do squats rather well when I update my fitness testing at the end of this month for my 6 months on that.

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I finally went and bought a few treats from the SparkPeople store. A couple of shirts - one that I know I can wear to the gym right away (XL sleeveless navy workout shirt) and one I'm curious to see how I fit into and work toward (L green T-shirt) - and a blue mug. I can finally replace the one I use at work with my own!

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Time to veggie it up for dinner - JUDYPOPPINS mentioned it is National Fresh Veggies Day!
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IMCG2012 6/19/2012 3:42AM

    Your progress is amazing!! Well done, you look great!!! emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO 6/18/2012 1:55PM

    I love your goofy picture. wow ! You are doing great :) emoticon

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CALI_POPPY 6/18/2012 1:32PM

    You are doing great and truly providing me with some continued inspiration!! Rock on...

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CAO2012 6/18/2012 1:31PM

  Wow! You look so great!! Amazing!

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PARASELENIC 6/18/2012 1:21PM

    You look fantastic! (Love your guns!)

I admire your tenacity with the daily workouts-- your excitement and positive attitude is contagious!

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AMYTRIPP 6/18/2012 12:52PM

    Amazing progress!! Congratulations!

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BEEMEE137 6/18/2012 11:53AM

    You look great! Keep it up! :)

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CUDDLEY51 6/18/2012 11:24AM

    Incredble.... emoticon

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SHERIO5 6/18/2012 8:18AM

    You are really doing this! I think you are looking younger as well as more toned!! Woo-hoo! emoticon

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QUASIOR 6/18/2012 2:59AM

    Beautiful work! emoticon emoticon

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SOCIALWORKER26 6/18/2012 12:02AM

    Thank you for the comments on my recent updates. You look awesome! I am so impressed by your progress over nine months... and your arms look great :)

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TIFFY0906 6/17/2012 11:33PM

    You look wonderful and you got "GUNS" (your arms look good).

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JANET4171 6/17/2012 8:42PM

    Your arms look awesome!!!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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CATS_MEOW_0911 6/17/2012 8:25PM

    Those are some nice guns!
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ROXYZMOM 6/17/2012 8:25PM

    You look fantastic! Great job! I love your perserverance and positive spirit!

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TANYA602 6/17/2012 8:02PM

    This is such a cool picture, and I am so glad you posted it! I can't even begin to tell you how much younger you look! Congratulations on sticking with your goals and working so hard to get to this point!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/17/2012 3:40PM

    That's wonderful! Keep up the great work!

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FINALLYBEINGME 6/17/2012 2:52PM

    emoticon You look amazing :). emoticon

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ANGGEL40 6/17/2012 1:25PM

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CHUBRUB3 6/17/2012 12:50PM

    Whoo hoo! Fantastic!!!
You are amazing!
Go girl!
Hugs,
Angela


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MICHELLE_391 6/17/2012 12:35PM

    Beautiful progress! Congratulations! And I love that picture - it should be featured somewhere on the Spark site: it shows that fitness is fun!

Your blog is also a great reminder not to be fixated on the numbers. As we get fitter and fitter, our bodies shrink, firm up, and those beautiful muscles appear.

GREAT WORK!

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1STMOMMY1991 6/17/2012 11:49AM

    good going. It's nice to see the tape measure numbers go down too!

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JANESLOSS 6/17/2012 11:32AM

    Wow! Nine months.
It's amazing to see how much one learns in nine months. I know for you, as well as me, this past nine months has been a learning experience. My nine month anniversary is just ten days from yours.

Spark on!

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MBGUYER 6/17/2012 11:31AM

  great job!

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NEELIXNKES 6/17/2012 10:29AM

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TMCLEOD4 6/17/2012 10:15AM

    You're doing an amazing job!! Congratulations!!

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TALENKARR1 6/17/2012 9:44AM

    first you look great! and happy! Second my sister micheal's best friend jeff wants to know if your single... I have been showing off you guy's to get my family intresed in spark. he saw this blogg yesterday and thought you were "pretty and was a fun person to get to know" thought you might like the compliment

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FLEURGARDEN 6/17/2012 8:41AM

    Wow - 162.5 lbs! My personal trainer was impressed when I was able to do leg presses at 80 lbs. Looks like I have a long way to go. :-)

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HYDROQUEEN 6/17/2012 8:37AM

    Love this shot! Flex it girl! emoticon

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MOM_TO_AKI 6/17/2012 8:23AM

    emoticon good for you.

I really like the picture :-)

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LGAR519 6/17/2012 8:02AM

    You look so good. Great pose!

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LDRICHEL 6/17/2012 7:44AM

    Wow!!! All that in just 9 months? This gives me so much hope!

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LITAPOWER 6/17/2012 6:34AM

    I am so happy for you, congratulations! Great work, you should be proud! It makes me feel so motivated! I want it too! I'm dreaming now of my own nine months of progress, still a long way till then! emoticon

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NEWCATA 6/17/2012 5:12AM

    You look great!! emoticon

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MISSY455 6/17/2012 1:57AM

    You are doing emoticon Glad you are taking the time to reward yourself! You have been working hard and making wonderful progress! emoticon

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TRULYVISIBLE 6/17/2012 1:42AM

  A proud pose as it should be. You're doing great! If you can do it, so can I. Thanks for the inspiration, It gives me a push when I see someone succeed like you.

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 6/17/2012 12:52AM

    Great picture! Yay for goodies!

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JSLATE2K 6/17/2012 12:43AM

    Great pose - reminds me of Charles Atlas. Congratulations on the body changes - the scale doesn't begin to represent the bigger picture, does it?

I bought some tight-fitting, large Tee-shirts a few months ago as motivation. I actually put one on the other day. It fit, but... I still have a little more belly fat that I need to get rid of before I go hang out in it.

Way to go getting yourself some treats - and useful ones at that!

~John

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02SERENE 6/17/2012 12:16AM

    Give yourself a emoticon emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 6/17/2012 12:06AM

    Woot Woot.. lookin' good!

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