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I lost 100 pounds!

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Today is not my official weigh in day but I can't resist. I finally lost that last pesky pound. I am officially down 100 pounds from my high of 272, and I am ecstatic! To celebrate I walked my Thursday 5K as fast as I could. I completed it in 45 minutes and 28 seconds. That is a 15 minute mile and I ran none of it! June a year ago my goal was to walk a 16 minute mile on a treadmill. I just walked a 15 minute mile on the street with hills emoticon
I feel great because after I walked my 5K, I changed into dry clothes and went out and walked another 3 miles with my friends at a sedate pace of a 19 minute mile. Then we all had breakfast. I ordered the Greek omelet that I wanted and I ate the whole thing. I figured it would be both my breakfast and my lunch and if I am careful at dinner I will still be within range.
So what have I gained with my 100 pound loss?
1. I am a lot more positive and I am happy. emoticon
2. I am a lot more flexible and can pick things up off the floor easily. I can touch my toes. emoticon
3. My muscles are well defined and firm. emoticon
4. Friends tell me that my complexion is glowing. emoticon
5. I can easily walk 5-6 miles without tiring emoticon
6. I can buy clothes in the regular part of the store emoticon
7. Not only can I fit in my wedding dress but it is now too big. emoticon
8. I met my goal of walking a 16 minute mile and surpassed it. I just walked a 15 minute mile! emoticon
9. I have competed in two 5K races and was not among the last people to finish emoticon
10. My DD tells everyone about her fantastic mother emoticon
11. My Gerd symptoms have pretty much disappeared emoticon
12. I can walk up and down the steps like a normal person emoticon
13. I can wear women's shoes all day and not limp the next day emoticon
14. I don't get back aches any more emoticon
15. I don't mind having my picture taken emoticon
16. I have made lots of wonderful SPARK friends emoticon
17. I look and feel 10 years younger than I did 3 years ago

July 2008 and November 2011 wearing the same outfit

My family Thanksgiving 2008

In my wedding dress March 2012

June 2012

My last 5K race July 8, 2012

With DD after the 5K race

Thanks SP I couldn't have done it without you!

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KBRADFORD88 7/19/2012 4:42PM

    This is amazing. I am in awe! emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 7/19/2012 4:22PM

    that is so fantastic! you must be so proud!! what an accomplishment! emoticon

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POLYANNA2 7/19/2012 4:21PM

    Oooooooh, I could just give you the biggest HUG!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon I was waning a bit this afternoon, BUT NOT NOW!!!!!!
Never mind 10 years - you look 20 years younger!!! You are AMAZING!!!!!!
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HELEN_BRU 7/19/2012 4:18PM

    Woo Hoo! I know how hard you must have worked to stay dedicated. It's an amazing accomplishment.

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MARYANN2323 7/19/2012 4:10PM

    SO PROUD of you!! WTG, WTG, WTG!!!!
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YOUNG2012 7/19/2012 3:49PM

    emoticon That is amazing! You deserve to be proud of your accomplishment! emoticon

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DAZZEEDOO 7/19/2012 3:35PM

    YAY YOU!!!!!

I bet you are just giddy with excitement over hitting the 100lb mark.
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TINAJANE76 7/19/2012 3:24PM

    Many, MANY congratulations! You look and must feel fantastic. One hundred pounds is a HUGE milestone and you've got so much to celebrate.

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PEPPYPATTI 7/19/2012 3:17PM

    Woo Hoo! Look how fantastic you have done!! I am so inspired by you!
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VARSWIFE 7/19/2012 2:58PM

    Praise The Lord! You are such an inspiration.

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    Oh my friend I am soooooo happy for and proud of you!!! What a great accomplishment and you have done so much in the time it took you to lose it. You are doing amazing with your walks with the time. I know you will keep succeeding and achieve all your goals in all areas of your life. you inspire me daily!!!!!

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JAOTTO 7/19/2012 2:56PM

  Good job. Keep it up.

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HUNNI55 7/19/2012 2:55PM

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You are amazing! I am so happy for you! You have been an inspiration from the first day I joined...and continue to be !!

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SJORGE82 7/19/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon congrats to you!!!

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