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I've never realized how really large I was until today!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Today, I was unpacking some old boxes we found and we ran across some old picture books that we had been making back when our daughter was turning 13 years old. That is 10 years ago come August 20th. To my astonishment, there I was in bold, brightness in all of my "glory" of weight.......365 lbs! Along in the same box, I had some old Weight Watcher records I'd kept during all my "attempts" to lose my extra pounds, planning on "trying again" to use the helpers to try and try again to lose. I realize now that my absolute determination did not begin until this time on March 2009 when I began my present journey to where I am today. I guess it does go to show that you really have to be determined and to fight the fight of your life in order to really accomplish anything worthwhile. We can still fail at times due to our human side, but the determination will always remain in our heart and soul. I am not going to claim that weight in my present journey as I obviously wasn't willing to change until I kept weighing my 350 lbs for years. Then when I started in March 2009 my heart, soul and mind were ready.

I'm just going to enjoy thinking in my mind that I have actually lost in my lifetime a total of 217 lbs, not just the 202 lbs. Where will I go from here? Only God knows! We shall see!

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P.S. When my daughter can help me, I will post some of the pictures on my page.
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NEWKATHYNOW 8/13/2012 9:08PM

    you are such an inspiration!!! emoticon

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ZANNBEE 7/2/2012 9:12AM

    What a refreshing blog. So happy for you and can't wait to see the pics. So happy for your success. So glad that you can enjoy your size now and remember that each day is a gift and that He gives us the strength to carry on.
We can do all things through Him who strengthens us!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 7/2/2012 5:45AM

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Thanks to all of you who have read my blog. It really means a lot to me. Thank you for all the kind and encouraging words that you have sent my way. There are still struggles to overcome, but with God's help, I will, we will all succeed!

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_CYNDY55_ 7/1/2012 10:50PM

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Your weight loss journey is a positive step to a longer, healthier life emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 7/1/2012 12:57PM

    Thank you for sharing your find . it must make you feel good at the goal you have reached some time we need to be reminded of where we came from and how far we have come . the key words you shared you had to want this a new healthy you then it happened way to go keep on Sparking you are a inspiration to so many. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THEFLORIDAFAIRY 6/30/2012 9:23PM

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-WISPY- 6/30/2012 6:18PM

    Great going Paula. This is such a wonderful example of what we can accomplish when we are really desperate and put our minds to it. I also would love to see the pics if you manage to post them.

Keep up the good work my friend.

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SHERRY666 6/30/2012 3:50PM

    IT MUST BE WONDERFUL TO BE ABLE TO SEE WHERE YOU WERE AND WHERE YOU ARE NOW...... MEMORIES OF THE HEAVIEST WEIGHT YOU WERE AND KNOWING YOU WILL NEVER GO BACK THERE........ CELEBRATE.... YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A GREAT DEAL..... emoticon

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SIMPLY-VICKI 6/30/2012 3:02PM

  Determination always pays off!!!

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BARBARASDIET 6/30/2012 3:02PM

    What a great feeling to see how far you have come!!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 6/30/2012 2:16PM

    Congrats on all your hard work. I'm so proud of you for staying determined. Please keep up the great work!

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VICKI2705 6/30/2012 2:00PM

    Congratulations on your success! I remembered going through old pictures from years ago, before I lost 80 lbs, and I was floored by how big I was! It really is an eye opener and encouragement!

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ENLIGHTENED7 6/30/2012 1:39PM

  Amazing thing that you've accomplished! Thank you for sharing it.

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JANESLOSS 6/30/2012 1:34PM

    Paula,
You have come so far on your journey and you have been such a wonderful inspiration to so many. Congratulations on your continued success.

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