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12 Week Comparison Photo.. and Some Not So Great News.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Hey guys!! I have been active on Spark now for 15 weeks. Below I will show you a photo of me walking 12 weeks ago and a photo of me last night.

Can you tell which side is 12 weeks ago and which side was taken last night?

My mother TOTALLY guessed wrong. LOL..

I was like GEEEE THANKS MOM!

hahahahaha.. oh well :)

I can tell a difference and THAT makes me happy!!!!!!!!!!!!



The left side was taken 12 weeks ago at 300+ pounds..
The right side was taken last night and my weigh in this morning was 278.2 pounds..

YAY :)

I am losing an avg of about 2 lbs a week. I gain some weeks.. I lose some weeks.. but overall I am maintaining an average that makes me smile :)

I AM SO HAPPY THAT I HAVE LOST 10% OF MY BODY WEIGHT!!! WOOHOOO

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July was a very sad, overwhelming, rough month for me and my family... and the fact that I lost weight during that time shows me that I CAN DO THIS.

I won't go into details because I want this to be a happy blog.. but I have to put going back to college on hold for a time. We found out that we have to move.. and we don't know when or where. So it was best to drop my classes that were suppose to start in two weeks instead of having to pull out later and mess up my transcript. I am OKAY! I was very upset at first.. but I do know that everything happens for a reason. I will use this time to really focus on my weight loss and my family. School will always be there. I am gonna go with the flow...

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THANK YOU SPARK FRIENDS!!!!!!
With a month like last month... if I didn't have my spark friends help me get through it I am not sure how I would have gotten through. So many of you made me feel so much better.. and I thank you for that.

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RISINGBLUESTAR 9/6/2012 2:12PM

    Congratulations on losing weight. It's not easy during rough times.
Sorry you are going through rough times. I had to put transferring and continuing with school on hold as well. It was just too expensive. It can be upsetting but I also believe everything happens for a reason or at least most things. I always say dreams don't die, they are just put on hold. Hope you find a place asap.

Good luck with everything and keep up the good work. Congrats on being out of the 300s and in the 200s. emoticon

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ANGELWENDYMAMA 8/25/2012 12:49AM

    10% down!!! WOOHOOOO!!!!! So proud of you and so happy for you!!!!

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MELTEAGUE 8/23/2012 8:13AM

    Great picS!!! Isn't it exciting to think that one day you will not need the cain anymore! How wonderful, you are are on the way to a wonderful future despite the uncertainty of school stuff. It will all work out in the end and YES you are right! YOU CAN DO THIS!


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MIDNITE_LADY 8/22/2012 9:38AM

    Hi I could tell the difference your doing great and keep up the good work Pray all will work out for you . Hugs Bobie emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 8/21/2012 7:19PM

    Great job! Keep up the great work! I can't see what the next 12 weeks will show. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAPHRAEL 8/21/2012 6:38PM

    Thank you for dropping by my blog regularly. I sure do appreciate it! You know how swamped I've been at work over the last few months, but I figured it was time for me to make a few social calls to the Sparkers that have been keeping me company through it all!

Those are great progress pictures. Congratulations. 2 pounds per week is an awesome average. Thanks for sharing.

I hope you're able to get back to school once you move and get settled. You have a great attitude!

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 8/21/2012 3:38PM

    What an awsome transformation!
I can tell the diffrence!
You are beautiful! emoticon
Regina

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SHIRAROCK 8/21/2012 5:41AM

    Wow. This is so cool! I am proud of you!

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LOOZINITNOW 8/20/2012 9:10PM

    A definite difference!! So proud of you!!! emoticon

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FORBANDE 8/19/2012 3:37PM

    WAY TO GO!! You can definitely tell a difference.

Congratulations on the changes you've made for your lifetime. The two pounds per week is a great average and wonderful progress. Better to lose it slowly and consistently. That way it's gone FOREVER!

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CHEVY_CHICK95 8/19/2012 12:20PM

    you look awesome!! congrats!!!

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LOVEPASSIONLIFE 8/19/2012 12:17PM

    HUGE congrats on your progress!!!!! And I'm so proud of you that you didn't let the news about having to put off school derail you from working toward your goals. You're awesome!!

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SHINYZALATA 8/18/2012 7:23PM

    OMG itreally shows u look amazingg, sorry i didnt c ur blog earlier with Ramadan schedule i wasnt around much , u are really strong and can do anuthing i am sure , u survived a rough week with emotional eating temptation thta shows u rock girl , i luv u , u r amaizng .
i so believe everything happens 4 a reason nw after focusing on weigh loss ,m u can go to schooll glowing with new clothes :) nd OH yayyy 10% of ur body weight thats alot girl u r awesome mouah

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BOREDIMSO 8/17/2012 10:37PM

    I could tell the difference! You have a taller more confident stance too :) These pictures makes me wish I could go walking with you! I think you would be the BEST walking buddy ever cause you make my heart smile. You are right school will always be there and now you can put all your ficus on this journey. I know when you do go back to school it will be the right time and it will be so AWESOME. I am sorry to hear you have to move-- I hate moving. I've done more than enough of that in my life. BUt I am confident that "good things are yet to come" so I know that wherever you find yourself, it is part of a great plan :)

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IRP1114 8/17/2012 9:28PM

    I can totally see the changes girl. Way to go! I am so proud of you for sticking to it through rough times. And for being so positive too! That is the best thing you can do is be positive. Keep it up! You are doing awesome. I am sure that average will start increasing a little for you now that you are even more focused ;-)

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CHICAT63 8/16/2012 12:23PM

    Oh yeah there are differences !!!! emoticon I am sorry to hear in regard to your move, good positive thoughts about going back to school in all eventuality.

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BIGJIM5 8/16/2012 12:07PM

    oh my yes for sure you can see the difference!! YOU have lost in your boobs and belly for sure!! wtg girl looking fabulous!! I can't wait to break the 80's and hit the 70;s. been here for way too long... looking for a new era!! LOL I just can't seem to move it fast enough. UGGGH.. will get there soon i am hoping. 80's suck anyhow.. have a good one... jamie

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EMMACORY 8/16/2012 10:28AM

    Had no trouble at all! You look confident and ready to conquer the world. Am rooting for you all the way! emoticon

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B-LYNN1ST 8/15/2012 3:55PM

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CSRSTAR 8/14/2012 2:55PM

    emoticon The difference is definitely noticeable. I hope I will be this far down in 4 weeks when I am at 12 weeks. Great work!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/14/2012 12:43PM

    Your smile is awesome in both pictures, but I can see the difference in the pic on the right!

15 weeks of Sparking and 25 lbs. How great is that! Congrats! You deserve it!

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AWESOMEKATY 8/14/2012 6:58AM

    How could she not tell the difference?! You can really see all the hard work you've put into yourself and you look totally awesome because of it!!

I'm very sorry to hear about the move and I know it will be stressful for a time but better things are still to come and you just have to keep on sparkin, peppin, and doin your best!

Also though it may seem disappointing to put school off for now I definitely agree that it's the right choice. Education is very important and you want to make sure you're focused on learning when the time comes.

So to sum it up: I'm sorry you have to move but everything happens for a reason; you'll do great in school no matter when you go; and your weight loss is STUNNING!

Keep up the good work and stay positive, Pepper!

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MSMOSTIMPROVED 8/13/2012 10:15PM

    You are such an inspiration to me! In the midst oof all your own mess, you made time to stop by my page, my blogs, and status updates to show your peppy spirit. I knew the pic on right was the most recent because your back was straight and head was tall. Stay focused because you are awesome and amazing!!! I am so proud to be on your team!!!!

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GIGI0607 8/13/2012 3:38PM

    WOW, and yes you can totally see the differnace. You are doing such a great job. Keep up the good work... emoticon

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LISAMG1220 8/13/2012 11:40AM

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PLAYINGGAMES 8/13/2012 11:12AM

  Awesome job!!! You can do it! emoticon

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BHELL42 8/13/2012 10:36AM

    you are doing great honey!!!! and everything happens for a reason, the move i have a feeling will be a very good one for you and you will be able to start school in the spring near where you will be living... one school is not the end all its just a door that you get to open whenever wherever you go... keep up the amazing work little sparkler!!!

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WENDYLEE15 8/13/2012 10:23AM

    Your looking Great !! Here is to your continued success..and best wishes with your move..

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AUNTIELES53 8/13/2012 9:53AM

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ALESHAWALKER 8/13/2012 9:01AM

    I can see the difference! You go girl!

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EMMALEMMA33 8/13/2012 7:39AM

    You look AWESOME!! WAY to GO!! 10% is amazing and you are such a motivating force!! :)

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MACMOM57 8/13/2012 7:33AM

    Awesome keep working hard.

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ADARKARA 8/13/2012 7:22AM

    There's definitely a difference! You're looking great!

I hope things with the move and school work out. Life has a way of throwing us curveballs, we just have to pay attention and we make it through!

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IMSOOZEEQ 8/13/2012 3:08AM

    You are doin' it girl!!! I can totally see a difference! You look great! I know what you mean about the people here helping us through those tough moments.

You are succeeding! You are rockin' it! You are an absolutely beautiful woman!!! I am going to have to wear shades to your page because as the song says...Your future is so bright, I have to wear shades!!!

Keep rockin' it!!!

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LUVKARLA 8/13/2012 2:21AM

    You are doing great! Thanks for posting such motivational blogs, comments ect!
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MANILUS 8/12/2012 11:17PM

    I see the difference in the photos, great job girl! Keep up the work! That is right school will still be there when you are ready!

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NEWVIDA 8/12/2012 10:41PM

    Keep up the great work, awesome job on the weightloss! :)

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MOMMA-MOOSE 8/12/2012 8:40PM

    I could see the difference right away. That 10 percent makes such a big difference just in the way you feel.

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BRADMILL2922 8/12/2012 8:40PM

    Awesome! emoticon

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MESAMA 8/12/2012 8:30PM

    I can TOTALLY see the difference! That is awesome.... 10% heavier and 100 lbs lower from today, I personally think you are beautiful. You shine my dear, You shine! Keep working and thank you for being so inspiring and wonderful! I'm so proud of you!
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LEN_VERSION32 8/12/2012 7:42PM

    I can so see a difference!! emoticon emoticon

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DEBSGETTINFIT 8/12/2012 6:55PM

    Yes emoticon . You have done a emoticon job so far. Yes we all have our good weeks and bad weeks. But just like you are doing we have to emoticon .

We are all here as your emoticon to help you through it.

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LOPEYP 8/12/2012 6:42PM

    You are doing great! Keep it up! You are worth it!!

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BECCABOO127 8/12/2012 6:27PM

    You are doing a wonderful job! WTG!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 8/12/2012 5:17PM

    I can totally tell the difference! Great job even though stress! You are doing the right thing. Keep up the great work!

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TIGRKITTN 8/12/2012 5:02PM

    I can totally see the difference. It stinks that life is throwing you curveballs this summer but I'm happy that you're handling them with such a great attitude!
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SHIRE33 8/12/2012 5:01PM

    Your shoulders are much more square, less rounded, in the after picture. Definitely a difference. I second the measurement idea. In the last month I lost just 3 pounds but I also lost 3.5 inches, and I can tell the difference in how my clothes feel.

You are rocking it!



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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/12/2012 4:59PM

    I guessed right!!! I could even tell a difference in your posture and the way you are standing! More confidence!!!!

My prayers and positive thoughts go to you at this time. Thank goodness you are looking at this with a positive philosophy. It is not a door closing......just a different door opening!!! Always keep this in mind.

You know you have our LEMON SUPPORT and SPIRIT!

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STLADEE 8/12/2012 4:53PM

    I can DEF see a difference! You are doing a AWEsome job. Keep up the great work.

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