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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I started my journey back in 2006 and was going back through some of my blogs and photos to see how far I have progressed in the past six years.
I reached my weight loss goal in 2009 and have maintained for the past three years, I work at this on a daily basis by tracking my food on the nutrition tracker and exercising daily.
It was a long journey and I had some bumps in the road a few plateaus and some days just wondered why I was so determined to keep off the pounds.
Then I look back and see how I looked when I started my journey and remember that I felt like just giving up and saying why bother.
However I knew deep down there was a healthy person just waiting to come out and enjoy this beautiful world in which we live.
I feel that it is a good thing to look back over the years and see what your life was then and what improvements you have made to validate the why questions we all ask ourselves.

This was taken after I had lost twenty pounds at the beginning of my journey.

This was taken when I reached my goal at Snoqualmie Falls one of our favorite places to visit.

This was taken in July of this year.

I was watching this Bald Eagle land just as Hubby snapped the photo.
We were on a picnic at the beach at Kayak Point.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CAT-IN-CJ 11/1/2012 5:46PM

    Amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

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KABOOPER 10/9/2012 12:06PM

Love love love the before and after, it looks like your DH lost a bit of weight too...the benefits of a lifestyle change!
You look fantastic!

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SHERLYN-WILL 10/8/2012 9:36AM

    I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE THAT FIRST PICTURE IS YOU... WOW the years you have taken off .. by losing... Literally !

You are gorgeous!

You are my inspiration!

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SUSANPETUNIA 9/25/2012 2:10PM

    This really helps seeing the before & after...seeing that it's possible!!!! Great job!


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SAFETYSUE 9/5/2012 3:58AM

    Great inspirational blog! I love seeing before and after photos, you look fantastic! I love Snoqualmie Falls as well....
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SUNNYARIZONA 9/5/2012 12:12AM

    Really GREAT!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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NEWINSIDEOUT 8/27/2012 5:26PM

    Hi Sandy, I have sent a link of this to a friend in your age bracket who has been discouraged by media saying that once you are over 100lbs overweight that there isn't much hope for change. !!? So I hope she comes over and checks it out and checks out some of the other SP motivators.

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GINGERSTARDUST 8/25/2012 11:17AM


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OUTDOORGIRL71 8/25/2012 10:52AM

    Keep up the good work. emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 8/22/2012 3:08PM

    Congratulation on keeping your weight off & staying healthy. You are an inspiration to us all.

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ESILBO 8/22/2012 1:22PM


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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/22/2012 1:12PM

    You've come a long way, sister. I'm so glad you're doing well. Even though I know how well you're doing, I enjoy the visual.

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GETTINGTHINNER2 8/21/2012 10:00PM


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XENA47 8/21/2012 9:18PM

    Looking Good! emoticon

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WENDYWITKOSKI 8/21/2012 9:00PM

    emoticon You are an inspiration!

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SPIRIT42013 8/21/2012 8:04PM

    Congratulations on your journey! Keep healthy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HUMORPAM 8/21/2012 7:37PM

    Wow! I am quite impressed! Good job and thanks for sharing. Most of my time during the day is spent in a power chair, and just today I obtained a rollator, which is a rolling walker with a seat on it, and have already used it twice today. I am quite optimistic.

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LINDRAY 8/21/2012 6:34PM

  You are my hero. You did good my friend. I am so proud of you.

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DANCINCAJUN1 8/21/2012 6:24PM

    lookin' really good my friend ..... thank you !! Roc

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MS.ELENI 8/21/2012 5:21PM

    You have been so awesome and such a great friend to me. emoticon emoticon

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THINAGIN2 8/21/2012 4:54PM

    Congratulations on reaching a goal and maintaining it for so long. Keep up the good work!

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BEEJAY49 8/21/2012 4:45PM

    Thank you for sharing this! You have come so far in your journey and I'm very proud to have you as a friend! Love you! HUGS!

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HYE101 8/21/2012 4:35PM

You have done a great job with your weight loss and maintaining your healthy body.
You are definitely motivating us to follow you in your steps.
Have a great week and congratulations on your achievement.

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2BFREE2LIVE 8/21/2012 3:52PM

    I started at 260 and now I am at 118 to 120 depending on the day so I have lost 140 total pounds. Thank you for asking. Sandy

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RUTHANN05 8/21/2012 3:41PM

    wow you really are an inspiration. You look great! It's hard to imagine that that was you, I l mean the same person. You look wonderful. It also looks like your hubby lost also. you both look great ...
How much did you loose in all?
stay inspiring. I am one who has lost this weight forever and ever.
Happy Sparking.
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LOCOINK 8/21/2012 3:39PM

    You are just AWESOME!! Way to go....

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PATRICIAANN46 8/21/2012 3:34PM

  Hi Sandy........
You have been and continue to be a wonderful inspiration for me.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/21/2012 2:58PM

    Oh my gosh, you have done a FANTASTIC job! What an inspiration for me - thanks so much for sharing your pictures!
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DLEITHEISER 8/21/2012 2:51PM

    You did a gread job and i Bless you in everyway that God has given your.
God Bless you my friend.
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FLUFFY_FUN 8/21/2012 2:44PM

  AWESOME! I love before and after photos. :) emoticon

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