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100 Pounds DONE :) Let's celebrate! WOOT!!!!!!

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Monday, October 08, 2012

Well, I thought I would share with you amazingly beautiful Spark Family members of mine that I am OFFICIALLY DONE with 100 pounds! YAYYYYYYY!

Took me a while, but hey... this is forever! It's not a race and I'm certainly not in a competition with anyone else. Taking my time is what's working for ME. KNOWING what works for me and taking my time is what will ensure that this "holds" forever! Right? :) I have drastically changed my life. My portions are finally under control, I love being active and sweating, I LOVE better-for-me foods and have recently vowed to stop eating things I cannot pronounce. Worked for our ancestors! :)

And without further adieu.. here are some piccies!

I had a little issue with a few trolls on FB about that side photo as I got my tattoo updated during my journey.. here's the proof of the updating tattoo.. lol Yes, I really had to post this because some people didn't believe that was me... LOL! Wow.. is it SO shocking that someone worked their butt off (literally) for this!? Some people amaze me...

A once SUPER ugly reminder of my past, covered with something that reflects me MUCH better. One of them apologized, but I truly have no space in my life for people that don't want to love and support me. I am a positive person and... well, I'm doing awesome things. If they don't like it, they can kiss my amazingly gorgeous (and MUCH SMALLER) toosh :) hehe

And, just for giggles, I did a few facial comparisons... just for myself..

SO COOL! :) I'm transforming. I'm a little less butterfly and more raging Phoenix, but.. yes, same goes! LOL

I've been asked a bunch of times why I started this journey and to tell my story.. I think I might video that soon so people can see/reference that. Not today as I have a horrid cold and no one needs to see that.. lol But I think it's a good idea!

And now... some things that make me smile or are "so me".. :)

HOLY CRAP I've lost ONE HUNDRED pounds! That's like.. 400 sticks of butter! LOL Or you know, a LOT of something :p A 2nd-grader! HAHAHA! That's 350,000 calories that I either burned off or DID NOT EAT. WHOA! How bad-a$$ is that!?!?

This feels so freakin' awesome!

Just had to share it with you guys, 'cause.. I'm freakin' out and I love y'all!! XOXO

Most of these pictures are available in a much larger format on my Facebook fan page, if you want to see them that way, please feel free to go there and check that out:

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHICA125KML 10/11/2012 6:16PM

    emoticon You freakin rock!!!

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BANDMOM2012 10/11/2012 5:53PM

    AMAZING JOB! love the pics - I just got my first ink last month - so I loved seeing how you changed yours. You keep going girl!!!! You are worth it!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/11/2012 5:50PM

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LOVES2TRAVEL2 10/11/2012 5:50PM

    Wow, that is so amazing. I am just at the beginning of my own journey (hopefully with similar results at the end). Your story is so INSPIRING and IMPRESSIVE. You give those of us with a lot to lose (in my case: 136 lbs) some hope!


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THATINNERSPARK 10/11/2012 5:13PM

    Woo-hoo! You go girl! emoticon

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HEARTS116 10/11/2012 5:02PM

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MY1FAN 10/11/2012 4:56PM

    You look great.

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IFEOMA4 10/11/2012 4:34PM

  Great. am right behind you.

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LJANDPAT 10/11/2012 4:19PM

  You look wonderful,you gave me such inspiration,THANK YOU!!!!!! You are so affirmative.Keep going and God Bless,beauty is yours. emoticon

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    You go girl! Keep doing what 'ya doing.

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KARENCRANER 10/11/2012 4:02PM

    You are rockin' it Sparksister! What stand's out to me is how your body language has changed between the first set of pictures and the second. In the more recent ones, you're standing a bit straighter and your attitude is starting to shine out (note sassy hand -on-hip pose)!

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STRAWBERRYROAN1 10/11/2012 4:01PM

  Amazing ! You really are a beautiful woman and you sound so happy and excited. As you should be. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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NATASHAL316 10/11/2012 3:48PM

    WoooHooo! Get it Mamas!! I cannot wait till I can post about reaching my goal. 5lbs down 95 to go. Good for you.

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KAYBEE37 10/11/2012 3:42PM

    That's incredible!! Major congrats - you deserve it!!!

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MYLOVELY03 10/11/2012 3:36PM

    Congrats!!!!!!!!! 100lbs way to go!!

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GIGI-NICOLE 10/11/2012 3:24PM

    Congratulations x's 100!!!!

You are such an inspiration!!!!

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JIBBIE49 10/11/2012 3:21PM

    DONE GIRL, I know your BACK is happy to be rid of that 100#. Now on to your goal. emoticon

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TINAJANE76 10/11/2012 3:19PM

    Many congratulations on all of your success and your transformation. You're beautiful inside and out! When you're ready to start thinking about maintenance, I invite you to come and have a look at the 'At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance' team:

Many people find it useful to start planning for maintenance long before reaching goal (I know I WISH I had, especially given my history as a yo-yo dieter) and you absolutely don't have to be at goal to join the team.

Check us out and if you're up for joining, please do! If you don't think you're ready yet, keep us in mind for the future. Either way, I hope to see you there some time soon.

Congratulations again!

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FITMAY 10/11/2012 2:58PM

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3G1RLS4ME 10/11/2012 2:41PM

    100lbs down wohoo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
t job friend hope i can add you as a facebook freiend
keep charging forward :)
Ive lost a mere 16 lbs but 56 since last year and 16 since I had Grace

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BABYBARNEY 10/11/2012 2:34PM

    What an achievement...your pics say it all!!! I'm so proud & cheer for your continued success....

Keep on sparkin,

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LAURARAEO 10/11/2012 2:21PM

  You're so amazing you made me cry! I'm just starting, thanks for the boost! emoticon

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SWEETEYES0601 10/11/2012 2:09PM

    You are quite the inspriation! Thank you for sharing and CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You really do deserve that cruise! Have a blast for us!!! emoticon

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JWBETHANY82 10/11/2012 2:02PM

    WOW!! YOu are an amazing inspiration!! thank you for sharing and inspiring me to do my best.

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EASH5M 10/11/2012 1:34PM

    emoticon What an amazing story! You are a great inspiration to us all. emoticon That is a huge accomplishment. emoticon You look great!

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LL8419 10/11/2012 1:29PM

  wow...what great motivation. You have totally made my day. I started out last 2012 March at 210 lbs and I'm down to 184...and its getting hard. But reading stories like yours is great and helps me a lot to keep going. Congrats.

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MANDYLOU1006 10/11/2012 1:18PM

    Fantastic! Way to Go!

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KETTLEBURN 10/11/2012 1:14PM

    best line in there: "If they don't like it, they can kiss my amazingly gorgeous (and MUCH SMALLER) toosh". you know who you are, you know what you're doing and you feel awesome (as you should!) and that's what's most important! 100 lbs gone is a HUGE accomplishment and it's so inspiring to see someone pushing forward for what they want! keep up the amazingly amazing work!

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KALISWALKER 10/11/2012 12:44PM

    This made my day! I am so happy for you!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 10/11/2012 12:43PM



Congratulations on your success!

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KAREN_NY 10/11/2012 12:28PM

    Fanfreakintastic (!!!!) does not even begin to describe it. Besides a rockin' achievement in health and weightloss, get how much HAPPIER you look in your new pictures! You're standing tall, girl!!!

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POINDEXTRA 10/11/2012 12:22PM

    Wow - what a transformation!

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FIFTYFOUR2 10/11/2012 12:09PM

    So happy for you - congratulations on having the commitment and courage (yes, I believe it takes courage to stick to a plan) to lose this weight.

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RASIRE 10/11/2012 12:03PM

  You are an absolute inspiration! Congratulations! You look amazing. emoticon

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SHELL5374 10/11/2012 11:57AM

!!!!!!!!!!! One day, it will be me making this announcement! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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KALIOPPE 10/11/2012 11:32AM

    Look at you! Fantastic work. Amazing and inspiring. emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYNHEALTHY12 10/11/2012 11:22AM

    You are amazing !!!!!

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DEEDLEDEE21 10/11/2012 11:08AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are such an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/11/2012 11:07AM

    So exciting!! Thanks for sharing! I keep thinking of that James Brown song "I feel Good", that same exuberant vibe is just radiating from your blog!!


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PRIZM96 10/11/2012 11:04AM

    First and foremost...... WOO-FREAKIN-HOO!!! Damn, girl!! You are a ROCKSTAR!! What an awesome story and inspiration!!

Um...... that frog picture up there is TOTALLY crackin' me up!! LOVE it!!

And, I did notice your tatoo right away, but the first thing I thought was, "Man! She got her tat covered up! I wonder what it was/is???" LOL (Thanks for posting by the way. It's GORGEOUS!) It never crossed my mind that it wasn't you..... IDIOTS! :-)

Keep on with that smile--- it's contagious!!

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MICHELLERI 10/11/2012 11:00AM

    Wow! Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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LUKENEMISAUNT 10/11/2012 11:00AM

  Good work!

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CEVM2006 10/11/2012 10:46AM

    Wow! I have been feeling a little discouraged the past couple of days, but your post just got me fired up again! Thank you for sharing. I can only hope to achieve as much as you have. Congrats!!

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KLOSER2KONA 10/11/2012 10:46AM

    Embrace and enjoy the moment, you have worked very hard for with dedication !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon and hard work pays off!! YOU GO GIRL!!! CONGRATS

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KRISTA4REAL 10/11/2012 10:37AM

    Girl, you are such an inspiration!! And you look amazing! Your smile is contagious and you can see how healthy and happy you are:)

I can't believe someone would honestly think you would post someone else's picture! I also have a tattoo on my arm that I got when I was going through a bad time in my life. I never finished the whole thing so I plan to get it covered up soon too. Tattoos can change and so can people! Hopefully, their ignorance will change as well.
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HEIDI-25 10/11/2012 10:30AM

    What a great journey!! Congratulations and keep it up!!!

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AOSELAND 10/11/2012 10:24AM

    You are doing a fantastic job! keep up the awesome work! I know I look to you daily to stay motivated! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us...and as for the trolls, don't let them get you ( I know you won't!)....they just wish they had half of your spark and happiness! You are phenomenal! emoticon emoticon

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JECKIE 10/11/2012 10:03AM

    You are freakin' amazing! I actually came over here because of the post on Eli's page... so don't let those idiots bring you down!

Keep up the great work!

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