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Monday, June 18, 2012

I finally weighed myself. I'm down to 183, FINALLY out of the 190's!
I was really excited to see that 183!

I was up to 280 pounds in 2003 after I got off all my medications for the CNSV.
I drop quite a bit of weight doing Sugar Busters. Unfortunately at the time real whole wheat products were not really in the supermarkets yet and my family hated the taste, refused to give it a shot, so I only got a year in eating like that before giving it up. I did drop about 40 pounds though.

I dropped weight here and there until 2/2010 when I got super determined to get ALL the weight off. I started Spark People weighing 226 pounds. So from my highest weight I have dropped over 102 pounds. I have another 43 pounds to reach 140. I will see where I'm at then, I might want to drop more weight, I will see.

This is tough work making new healthy habits, the bad habits are so easy and taste so good LOL

But my tastes are changing, most of the time I crave good foods. The times I do eat not healthy foods my stomach usually is not happy. Its still a fight at the grocery store, I want to put in the chips, the pastries, the cookies but I don't, I just don't buy them. If they are not in my house I can't eat them.

Yesterday I went to the store with DH and he says "Want to split a pack of Twinkies?
Gawd no! of all the bad foods, that one is probably the worst!!
If I really wanted a treat I'd get me some Haagen Daz ice cream, at least I can pronounce the ingredients and know what they are.

I fit into a pair of shorts that I could not fit into last month. I love that!

I feel like my body has finally rebooted, that all the medication, the crappy yo-yo dieting that had messed up my metabolism has been cleared out during the past two years on SP and my body is happy and ready to move on into a healthy new era.

It just amazes me that my body seemed to be holding on to every pound it could, no mater how much I ate right, how much exercise I did, I seemed to be stuck, cycling the same 10 pounds on and off the past 9 months, no matter what I did. But I kept going, did not quit because I knew that I was doing things right, eating less, moving more. So I just stuck it out. And it finally got "unstuck".

So here I am, 8 pounds away from the 175 pounds I weighed when I got sick in 1999. I was already 40 pounds overweight then. I put on so much weight from the medication & not being active. I am so excited to be here. 13 years later, a non-smoker, eating healthy, exercising regularly. I have a lot to be thankful for.

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    Most welcome
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    Slow and steady will always wins the race. Even when we encounter "detours" if we keep going we'll get there eventually.

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