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More pounds gone!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

I can't believe that I have been losing weight like this. For a long time it was 89 lbs and I was so happy and proud of myself. Today it is 93.8 lbs. I feel great. And I look in the mirror and I think I look great also. My intention for this blog is NOT TO BE BRAGGING. My intention is to say that I recommend that when you lose even 1 lb. You should get excited about it. I had to start at 1 lbs.
Each day that went by, was one more day that I exercised, I ate right, I followed the plan. I never moved my head or my thought of not following it through. Many times in my life, I didn't finish things. My Mom always said that to me. But I did Mom, "how do you like me now?' I am hoping that she is watching me right now and shaking her head with a big smile emoticon on her face. My husband has been the most supportive person in the world.
emoticon . He is the best support person. I will be glad to rent him out. (I'm saving for an Ipad) Any way the main thing I want to say is that when you have even 1 lbs lost, keep going, don't stop. 1 leads to 2 and so on. It is better than 1 lbs leading to 2 on the gaining side. YES, I did have weight loss surgery. almost 3 years ago. But I am the one who exercises, watches what I eat and other things I do....Weight loss surgery is not the easy way out. No way no how. So look for the win for the loss, everyone. You can all do it. If I did it so can you. As always, if anyone needs some help, I will help them. You only need to ask. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/17/2012 9:21PM

    Good job Ilene. I'm so glad you have an understanding supportive husband. Not everyone does. How is the weight loss going today? Have you reached goal?

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RAVEN227 12/15/2012 8:01AM

    Congrats on your success. I am very happy for u...

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1MANKNEY 10/19/2012 12:32PM

    Congratulations on losing pound after pound. You are doing so well! I agree to celebrate each and every pound lost.
For me it is taking what seems like forever! But, each pound lost is a pound closer to my goal. I lose at a very slow rate--a pound a month is a good rate for me. But, I only have about 15 pounds to go, so by Christmas next year I should hit my goal. At least I have it in view! Eating this way has to become a life long habit, so I am on my way!
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LITTLETEAPOT17 10/19/2012 9:37AM

    Ilene. I am not surprised at all because you are so strong-willed when you really believe and you refuse to give up no matter what when you know something is right. And you know that low carb is the way to keep the weight off and I agree with you completely from all the research we've both done.

You are my inspiration to keep going and the inspiration for many others as well. That's why you're our Momma Grok--you are unwavering and we look to you for guidance everyday.

You are passionate and refuse to go back. You have truly embodied what it means to change your lifestyle.

You are not focused on the weight loss; you are focused on day to day living and exercising, eating healthy one meal at a time, and working your plan without fail, no matter what the situation. You don't confuse your body--you do the same healthy plan day after day and your body is responding to the healthy behaviors that you have.

YOU ARE NOT A QUITTER AND I'M SO PROUD TO SAY YOU ARE MY INSPIRATION! I am so proud of you and you deserve to brag!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hugs, P

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DEBPRE16 10/16/2012 4:19PM

    What an awesome weight loss. I have a lap band but I only lost about 20 lbs when I first had it and had it filled twice but I never lost weight because I didn't eat right or exercise. I thought the band would do it all. Well this year when I started sparkpeople I haven't had my band filled I just have changed my lifestyle and eat better and walk and I have lost 38 lbs. So no way is your weight loss all because of your band. Like you have said before it is a tool not an instant way to lose weight. Good for you!

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CASE4GRACE 10/15/2012 5:52AM

    Way to go Ilene - what a great loss you had!! You're going to rock that drop-a-size challenge. I had a great week too - must be something in the water? Nah - we did it through hard work! Way to go US!!

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PEZMOM1 10/14/2012 11:43PM

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BEAUTIFULLYMADE 10/14/2012 9:58PM

    I'm so happy for you! and you are totally on track. It is us that does all the work and makes all the choices. Don't let anyone steal that away from you because they think you cheated with surgery. My extended family is starting to learn just how much I work to get my results. I think it's awesome your husband is a great support for you, I don't know what I would do without mine. Here's to our health!
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SURRENDER21 10/14/2012 7:23PM

    I love this advice - get excited even about 1 pound! Also that is funny you are renting out your supportive husband - love it! Fortunately I have a supportive hubs too, grin.

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MDGARDENGIRL 10/14/2012 5:57PM

    BIG emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon !!!

Doesn't surprise me though because you always accomplish what you set your mind to. That is what makes you such a wonderful role model and personal coach! So glad I have you in my life Ilene!!! xoxoxo Hugs Marg

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GOPINTOS 10/14/2012 2:09PM

    Great Blog!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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CHUBRUB3 10/14/2012 12:32PM

    So proud of you Ilene!! You inspire me in what you do and what you say, especially in how you live your life.
I would gladly borrow/rent Ray! He is a sweetie! Give him a hug from me.
Hugs Beautiful!
Angela
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JACKIE542 10/14/2012 11:46AM

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SAINTBETH 10/14/2012 11:37AM

    Good for you! You are inspiring.

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MISSB8604 10/14/2012 10:59AM

    Nicely done!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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CANDOSUE52 10/14/2012 10:08AM

   

Loved your blog and you are doing GREAT !!! I am adding you as a friend for thinspiration!

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GINNJEN1974 10/14/2012 8:03AM

    Well done on another pound gone

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(Seniors 60+ - Fit For Life team)

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WELLNESSME09 10/14/2012 7:17AM

    emoticon emoticon Keep On Keeping On, your doing fantastic!!! emoticon

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