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I'm A Big Loser with a Picture or 2

Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Am A Big Loser (Pics)

That sounds almost negative, doesnít it? I donít mean for it to be. I was sitting at my computer at work today looking at my race medals, my paperclips (I have one for every pound I have lost), my Weight Wathcerís medals and pictures and started thinking about the weight I have lost. I then was googling when the premiere of the next Biggest Loser is and I realized that I could be a person that won the Biggest Loser.

I was pregnant ugh

Nope, I didnít lose it in the span of the show, but I have lost over 50% of my body weight. Gosh, that sounds like a lot. Well, it actually is a lot. Itís over 142 lbs actually really close to 150ís or maybe it is 150lbs. Iím not as neurotic about it as I once was. I guess thatís the good news, is that you donít calculate your weight loss daily after a while. Actually it might be after 22 months.

(I had lost like 60 lbs)

My journey started January 2011 and it continues. I am still losing but Iím at a decent place. Thatís the funny thing about having a goal weight; when you have over 100lbs to lose you just never know what number you truly will be ok living at. There are days that I think this size 6 is great and more days that I think if I could just lose 10 more pounds.

100lbs gone

I had a point when I sat down to type this out and now I am rambling. Stay with me and I am sure I will make my point. The thing I have learned about losing weight is that itís not a diet itís a choice; itís a way to live. I have also learned that no one can do the work for you, no one can make you want it for you and no one can make the choices for you. Itís the one aspect of your life that you have to take complete responsibility for. You have to get rid of the excuses and just do it. I have learned a thinner life isnít necessarily a happier life, bad stuff still happens and you deal with it. Iíve learned that lose skin sucks and losing 100 lbs doesnít give you a great body image. Iíve learned that running can clear your head and I do feel better after working out.

The biggest thing I have learned is that I am a Big Loser. Nope, I didnít win 250K or a title or a job on the ranch but I did win confidence, dedication and respect for myself. I learned that I didnít need a gym (Iíve never stepped foot into one on this journey), I didnít need a trainer telling me what to do. I learned to find the support I need and avoid the support I didnít need. I learned that being a big lose in 22 months is just as good as being The Biggest Loser.

140 lbs gone

me now with 50% body weight gone.. but I might be smaller than this. lol

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KOOKYKATHIE 1/19/2013 12:44PM

    As I keep saying, You are an inspiration emoticon emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 1/10/2013 10:38AM

    I look at your success and I smile, you are an inspiration to so many and you are a great example for Pea. You may not be 250k richer but your life is richer every day

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DEE797 12/16/2012 8:48PM

    You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Wishing you continued success! emoticon emoticon

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CHOCOCAT78 12/6/2012 2:19PM

    So fantastic! Gives me hope emoticon

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JUDYBUG36 12/3/2012 9:08AM

    Wow, congratulations to you! Thank you for posting about your incredible journey. This inspires me, makes the 40 pds I need to lose very obtainable. emoticon

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OLIVE_LOAF 12/2/2012 11:32AM

    What a great story! Congratulations!

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JOHNSONZ 12/1/2012 9:02PM

    Wow!! Whata awesome blog. Thanks for sharing your story.
Continued Success to You!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/1/2012 5:14PM

    definately a biggest loser in my book love.shame you didnīt get the money of the winner of the show.but hey you are still a winner.

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KROLES55 11/30/2012 3:56PM

    Thank you for sharing you pics. You look awesome...Congratulations!!

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BRENDAGAIL9 11/30/2012 2:47PM

    All I can say is WOW! You look like an entirely different person.

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PRIZM96 11/30/2012 2:45PM

    Simply amazing. Period.

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 11/30/2012 2:37PM

    SHEro. Can you hear the standing ovation? I have goose bumps from top to bottom. Congratulations. You are an amazing inspiration!

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TJCADDO 11/30/2012 2:16PM

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your journey with us through pictures. I am so happy for you.

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ZUCCHINIQUEEN 11/30/2012 2:05PM

    Oh, Michelle, what a long ways you have come! The tears came to my eyes as I followed your journey through the pictures on your blog! Congratulations isn't a strong enough word!

You've been through so much in your personal life and still held onto your health and your weight loss! I am so inspired by you!

Hugs, Blanche

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CHANGINGSAM 11/30/2012 11:46AM

    Congrats on all your hard work! You are truly an inspiration!

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EILEA73 11/30/2012 11:32AM

    You look absolutely fantastic! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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SWEETROSIE2 11/30/2012 9:55AM

    You look amazing, and you are so right only we can do it for ourselves. emoticon

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BEACHLVRMI 11/30/2012 9:22AM

    You are a true inspiration!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 11/30/2012 1:36AM

    You have done so well and look absolutely awesome! Congratulations.

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-SEVEN- 11/29/2012 11:54PM

    I just love how beautiful you look in that black and white dress! You are amazing! What a difference in your life- your health, your appearance, and I bet, your happiness. A huge congrats! and emoticon

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FITLIKENIC 11/29/2012 11:14PM

    Fantastic! Thank you for sharing, you are a true inspiration!

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MASRITE 11/29/2012 9:54PM

    You look AMAZING!! You have done a wonderful job and truly are a big inspiration. Didn't know you never stepped foot in the gym and still lost 140 lbs. Just keep on doing what you're doing.
Here's your #1 place (on my biggest loser show!!) emoticon

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_BACK2BASICS_ 11/29/2012 9:04PM

    The photos say it all! You are truly an inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    You look amazing!

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ARUNNINGKAT 11/29/2012 6:29PM

    You are looking fabulous! One hot mama!

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MICHIGANLORI 11/29/2012 6:14PM

    Wow...that's you in the red top. What an amazing transformation. So inspirational.

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LUCYLU22 11/29/2012 5:37PM

    You are emoticon my dear!!! You definitely deserve all the successes that your hard work has earned you! emoticon on a job emoticon !!


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KENTUCKYWOMAN 11/29/2012 5:35PM

    I am so very proud of you. You have earned this, no one gave it to you. YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!


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MAGGIEVAN 11/29/2012 5:17PM

    Chelle is that you in the red top? If you this a such a dramatic change, that it is almost unbelievable. Congrats and once again, congrats. You really deserve it.

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KEEP_GOING247 11/29/2012 4:44PM

    Wow! so inspirational. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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