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Finally 85 down............(pic
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

So, I just finished another round of the doctor prescribed meds. I hit for an overall total since the beginning of this weight loss journey of 10 years, 85 pounds lost. That is how much my 14 year old daughter weighs.

It been rough to say the least. The beginning was low carb and moderate exercise and had lost 80 pounds that way then something changed. No matter what I did, I would gain and that went on for almost 6 years. Worked out harder, ate less and this failed me MISERABLY. I was about at the end of my rope then another spark friend shared her experience with me so I tried it. It has been a godsend and saved me from an eating disorder (I was about to stop eating all together) and help me drop 30 pounds.

So here are my before pictures and after.




Man, that was some junk in the trunk!!!

Ok now for the rear view. Sorry, no before of this.


Am I done and happy yet, for the most part I am. I still would like to drop another 10 and see how I feel at that weight. I am totally realistic in that I will never, never, ever be a size 6 or even an 8. See those hips, they are not going to go down too much since my hips bones are that wide (thanks to my last 10+ pounder baby). I found a cheerleading picture of me when I was 14 and even then, I had some thick thighs. I would have made a good farmers wife :)

So now comes the hard part, sculpting more and figuring out a balance. I have been so out of balance for so long in my efforts to drop the last 30-40 that I really messed things up.

The plan is to still take it easy on the cardio and weights for the next three weeks. Then really concentrate more on strength then cardio. I will try to do more slower cardio (tours of the world on the treadmill) and some HIIT cardio. As for eating, I will still eat carb controlled but will try to eat whole high carb 1 day a week, moderate carb 1 day a week then low carb the rest of the week. No sugars, no processed foods, basically the same way I was eating before the doctors help.

My ultimate goal is to be able to wear the size 10 Merano pants that I got from Target about 5 years ago for $3.15 in public. I can get them on now, but sitting would be a challenge and there is some pretty good muffin top.

So here are pics of me in the pants and I am giving myself 6 months to work on being able to wear them in public, just too snug.



I will take some measurements next weekend and see where the body fat% is. That is really what matters to me beside a pant size. The scale is just a number.

So, time to start the last small leg of this journey.

Thanks to everyone for all their support during my journey. You don't understand how much it has meant to me.
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MRS.CARLY 12/30/2012 11:36AM

    You look so great!!!!
I bet your family is proud of you making this goal and accomplishing it! You are such a great role model for your family!

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SHOAPIE 11/25/2012 6:25PM

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SPLASHDOG1 11/20/2012 1:49PM

    Wow you have done such an amazing job! You inspire the rest of us!

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CHERYLANDERICA 11/17/2012 6:04PM

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You look great!!!

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SAPHRAEL 11/17/2012 4:57PM

    I love the weight you are at. You look fit. The profile pic is amazing. Congratulations :)

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JT_GMOTU 11/13/2012 11:40AM

    So glad you took the before and after pix. It makes a difference when you can see how far you have come!!! Congrats on doing what you have to get here.
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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/13/2012 10:20AM

    emoticon emoticon WOW, you lock fantastic, congrats on your accomplishment. Be PROUD !!!! You earned it. Keep up the good work, it's never easy, just worth it.
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JICASMOM 11/12/2012 9:22PM

    So happy for you!!! Hard work pays off... You work so hard, great job! You must be so proud!!!!

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PAMATX 11/12/2012 2:49PM

    Fantastic! Kudos to you!

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HEALTHYL1 11/12/2012 11:40AM

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PINKBEANBOO 11/12/2012 11:27AM

    You look fabulous! Hard to believe it is the same person in the before & afters. I admire your dedication. I know you worked hard to lose it. emoticon

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LISAINMS 11/12/2012 10:38AM

    Woohoo for you! Keep that resolve and you will wear those pants in public. Lookin' good, girl!

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You have worked so hard and your hard work shows. Great job!

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ADZY86 11/12/2012 7:03AM

    You look amazing! What a change! Well done you! emoticon

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KIBAISREADY 11/12/2012 6:12AM

    Well done lady! You look fabulous emoticon emoticon

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WEEONE6 11/12/2012 12:28AM

    Congrats you look amazing keep up the great work!

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GLC2009 11/11/2012 9:12PM

    thanks for the inspiration emoticon

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-LINDA_S 11/11/2012 8:03PM

    emoticon emoticon You look great! Wonderful progress!

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DOTTIESPLACE 11/11/2012 8:02PM

    So awesome! You've inspired me to keep going. Thanks for that!

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JAZZID 11/11/2012 7:44PM

    ... you totally rock!... emoticon on your weight loss. So inspiring!... Thank you so much for sharing you have really giving me the inspiration and motivation I need to emoticon emoticon

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LADYJ6942 11/11/2012 5:56PM

    Woo Hoo, way to go, gratz.

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FREEME1980 11/11/2012 5:38PM

    Wonderful before and after pics! WTG on the weight loss! You have set realistic goals and a good plan in place that will help you succeed.

Your hard work exercising and sticking to the food plan have paid off. You look great!
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WOUBBIE 11/11/2012 5:36PM

    Woohoo! I'm so glad that you finally have a program that's working for you! You're looking great!

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JOLIE_ 11/11/2012 5:36PM

    Amazing progress, Good Work!

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FITFOODIE806 11/11/2012 5:29PM

    You look amazing!! It must feel so good to see such awesome results after all the work you've put in.

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CARAS2PUPS 11/11/2012 5:09PM

    You rock!!

Your accomplishment is awesome!!! :)

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