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Since I obviously have no shame, here are my new before and after pictures.

Friday, July 13, 2012

I realized today that I have lost a lot of weight. 41 lbs. I can't imagine being 41lbs heavier than I am, but I guess I was. I took new pictures today so....

I think I weighed about 230 on the left and then 212 today on the right.

Then this one is kinda gross to me but it's my new belly picture. At least I have a tan now.

I can't believe I've lost that much weight. I look so different now. I can't believe it. I wish I had some face pictures, but I was really camera shy when I weighed in at my highest weight. It makes me sad now to look back, I thought I would feel empowered and motivated, but I am mostly just sad.

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SHUDDEC 7/17/2012 2:48PM

    Hi Tammie -
First Congratulations on all of your hard work and effort to get this far!
I can understand your mixed feelings, and your feelings are valid for you. Can you get in touch with what makes you sad about your progress?

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by how heavy I let my self get, even though I know why I got so heavy (more the emotional reasons, not just the actual 'how' of it).
And the flip side for me is as I transform my body (I've just started in early March and have a long way to go still) and people notice and comment, it scares me a bit.

Do you have someone to talk with openly and honestly about your feelings? I find it helps me to keep most of my focus on the actual getting healthier by clean eating and increasing my activity; at the same time keeping enough of my focus on the emotional side of the transformation to help me see my patterns and obstacles to be able to work through them.

Hugs to you girl! Whatever we can do to support you - just ask emoticon emoticon

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MARIJO150 7/15/2012 10:31AM


Bye Bye 41 pounds!!!!! Your doing great!!!

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    This isn't about shame. Clearly, you have made the decision to get real about it and are taking active steps toward a goal. Good for you! Keep up the hard work. It IS paying off.

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    Your accomplishments are AMAZING!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS and keep up the GREAT WORK!!!!!!

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SCIFIMOM 7/14/2012 10:36AM

  Hey, don't you LOVE it when it sneaks up on you like that? (big grin) Stealth weight loss is the best kind.

Wait until someone you haven't seen in a while walks past you, does a double take, and says in shock, "Is that really YOU!?"



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AUTUMNBRZ 7/14/2012 6:53AM

    Wow what a transformation! And you shouldn't feel "shame" You have taken control of your life. 41lbs is amazing! I have no doubt you will get where you want to be!

Keep rockin!

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SPARKLEMAMMY 7/14/2012 6:23AM

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THROOPER62 7/14/2012 5:52AM

    emoticon 41lbs. lost

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HANDYV 7/14/2012 1:45AM

    You should have NO shame - you have done a great job. emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 7/13/2012 9:39PM

    Way to go girl! You are braver than I! What a fantastic job you have done! Just look at what you have accomplished. I am so very proud of you!
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1PEACEBUNNY 7/13/2012 9:00PM

    You should smile, I realize the more I try to stay committed that losing even 1 pound now is hard so to accomplish what you have is a feat to me. Don't feel sad about it be proud that you've made it this far and that the next 41 will be an even more amazing feat when you accomplish it. Way to freaking go! emoticon emoticon

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LALMEIDA 7/13/2012 7:51PM

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HEALTHY14REAL 7/13/2012 7:41PM

    Great job! You're making super progress and you look great. Keep it up!!

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SETAGOAL1 7/13/2012 7:35PM

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OCLIAO 7/13/2012 7:18PM


keep on going!

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SMURFETE09 7/13/2012 7:08PM

    You go girl! 41 lbs is AMAZING!

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