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My official 50 pounds down blog

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's official now. I have lost 50 pounds. I started in January and weighed in this weekend 50 pounds lighter. Here is my journey in pictures.

This is a photo of me from 2007. I love my hair in this picture, but I weigh more than 200 pounds.

In 2009, my weight was starting to bother me. I decided to start a "diet". Here is a "before" picture from that year. I was near my all time high.

I found a rare full body shot of me at more than 200 pounds. My daughter had just graduated from high school so there were cameras everywhere. I couldn't believe how heavy I looked in the pictures. I was certain the camera was adding 30-40 pounds to my image because I didn't "feel" fat.

2010 and 2011 were stressful years. During this time, I gained an additional 10 pounds, putting me well over 200 pounds. When I saw this November 2011 photo of me with my adorable grandson, I was shocked at how heavy I'd gotten. Then, in January 2012 I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Now, my weight was affecting my health. With a class reunion on the horizon in 2013, I had all the motivation I needed to make a change.

I'm about 25 pounds down in this photo.

My grandson and me. I'm down about 35 pounds here. My face is visibly thinner.

Here's my before/after photo which I took just before I dropped that last pound to make it officially 50 pounds. I weigh less than I've weighed in over 10 years. I've dropped from a size 16W to a 12. Now, I'm only 17 pounds from goal!

Onward and downward.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COLUMBINE2 10/31/2012 11:22AM look wonderful! Congrats on your hard work and the obvious results. And I'll bet your health is so much better..inside & out!

Give yourself a big pat on the back because you deserve it!

Only 17 to go....1# at a time.

(PS you're so wise to lose it now instead of in 5 or 10 years! It's easier now & you benefit from it every day of your life! You rock!(and you're a great role model for your children & grandchildren!)

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JAZZEJR 10/31/2012 4:54AM

    Great blog, and inspirational--a real live success story! You're going to blow them away at that class reunion!

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MRSBLAK27 10/30/2012 9:03AM

  Congrats! I love the pics

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ELAYNE39 10/29/2012 1:40PM

    Awesome!! You look so phenomenal, but then I suspect you always were on the inside. 50 lbs is a major milestone! Well done!!

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FLEURGARDEN 10/29/2012 7:43AM

    Wow - great job! Way to go!

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RUSSELLORAMA 10/28/2012 9:59PM

    emoticon Congrats on your hard work!

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DIANER2014 10/28/2012 5:06PM

    Congratulations on your 50 pound weight loss! You look amazing! emoticon emoticon

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PATTIE441 10/28/2012 4:37PM

    Fantastic blog and fantastic you! Way to go!! You are awesome and so inspiring!! You are beautiful and so is your grandson!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 10/28/2012 4:24PM

    emoticon What a beautiful grandson you have in your arms.

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ANNEMAC5 10/28/2012 2:29PM

    What a difference, you look great. On the last push now. I bet you never thought you could do this. emoticon emoticon

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ARCHIMEDESII 10/28/2012 2:27PM

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Congratulations on losing 50 pounds !!!


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MNNICE 10/28/2012 2:14PM

    Congratulations! I am betting that in addition to looking great, you are also FEELING great and battling that pre-diabetes! Hang in there and never give up on YOU!

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KRISZTA11 10/28/2012 12:48PM

    emoticon to your success!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 10/28/2012 11:34AM

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BOBOBOBBI 10/28/2012 11:17AM

    You should be so proud of yourself!!! You look amazing!! Way to go!!!

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DMEYER4 10/28/2012 11:03AM

  emoticon on your 50 pound weight loss. you look fantastic emoticon

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CAMEOANDLACE 10/28/2012 11:01AM

    So glad to see you still doing so well! Fifty pounds! Wow!!!!!

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