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Day 367- ONE YEAR WITH SPARKPEOPLE, 91 POUNDS GONE FOREVER!


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Monday, December 03, 2012

As I try to write this, there are tears in my eyes.

I never in a million years thought this was possible.

When I saw myself on TV a year ago, filling out a 3XL jersey on national television, I was disgusted and embarrassed. I couldn't believe the person I was seeing was actually me. When had I just given up on being healthy? When had I become okay with being 275 pounds?



Looking back, I was so unhappy. I was good at masking it with a smile or a joke, but I hated who I was.

These are really humbling. When I just opened them for the first time in forever, I was honestly shocked.








I am just so thankful that the day I took the first two pictures, I decided it was time to do something. When I searched "Free Weight Loss Plan," I feel blessed that SparkPeople came up.

SparkPeople has taught me how to eat right, exercise frequently, and just generally care about my body and myself more. I am so thankful for all of you amazing Spark Friends, who comment on my page and blogs, or even just like my status. It's nice to know that I have people all over the world cheering me on.

Since joining SparkPeople, I've run two 5k races as well as a 5 mile Turkey Trot. I've run 100+ miles and walked probably 100+ more.





And my body has just completely changed. I'm not finished with this journey to improving my health but I'm so much closer than I was a year ago.






I started this journey at 274.8, and this morning, one year later, I am 183.8.

91 pounds gone forever.

And I just can't thank you enough.

Thank you Spark Friends.

And thank you, SparkPeople.
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CRYSALLIS1 9/6/2013 9:24PM

    AWESOME!!!!! you have done an amazing job.

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GRINCHLETTE 9/6/2013 12:52AM

    Congratulations on all your hard efforts paying off! Very inspirational!!! I'm right alongside you!

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AMY4593 9/1/2013 9:47AM

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

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KML410 8/31/2013 9:01PM

    Wow you look fantastic! What a transformation! Congratulations emoticon

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WEEPINGANGEL74 8/31/2013 7:45PM

    You look fantastic!! Are you sure you weigh 183? You definitely look much smaller!

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TIGER_LILY_613 8/31/2013 7:03PM

    You look AMAZING ! Well done ! emoticon

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SUEPERWOMAN 8/31/2013 3:54PM

 
You look SO AMAZING and have every right and reason to be so proud of yourself!
When no one else could, you made it happen. You loved yourself enough to do it
and now you get to reap the benefits. I am so thrilled for you!

Love, Ginger

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PROVERBS31JULIA 8/30/2013 7:23PM

    Wonderful Progress!!

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TRYINGHARD54 8/30/2013 5:57AM

    you look great :-)

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123ELAINE456 8/29/2013 10:34AM

  Awesome Blog!!! Congratulations on your Weight Loss and all your accomplishments that you have done to now. You are truly Amazing. You are an Inspiration to Everyone. Keep Pushing forward and You will get to your Goals. WTG!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

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SUPERSYLPH 7/9/2013 12:07PM

    emoticon That's fantastic! emoticon

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ELIZABETH5268 7/3/2013 12:03PM

    You are amazing!! Great work!!

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LBRAUN5 6/29/2013 5:27PM

  Great job! I'll have to look at your more recent posts, as I'm sure you are more than 91 pounds gone now; almost 7 months from this post!

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CATNCAG 2/18/2013 11:00AM

    Jan-Marie, u are such an inspiration! You look great! You are so pretty! I can only hope my success story goes as well as yours!

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DAISY3DOO 1/17/2013 9:27AM

    Definitly dont delete this!!! This is your journey!!! And you are an insiration to me and many others I'm sure!!! Don't think negativly about your starting pictures just remember that if people dont see your before pics they will never realize how far you have come. Great Job!!!

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ELAINE725 1/10/2013 10:33AM

    Keep up the GREAT work!! You are an inspiration to us all!! Thank you for sharing your story! emoticon

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MISSYMOOSE71 1/7/2013 7:32AM

    Wow! You look amazing! Congrats on your accomplishment! Keep up the awesome job!

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1TERRY7 1/5/2013 10:18PM

    Wow! You are amazing! emoticon

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SOCKKNITTER 1/4/2013 1:29PM

    You are amazing! But you already know that. Now go out & do all the things you didn't get to do when you carried that 91 extra pounds!!! Enjoy your success & keep us all updated. emoticon

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DANCINGFEATHER 1/3/2013 10:43PM

    Well I am where you were last year and this was inspirational. Thanks. You look great and keep going! Just awesome! emoticon

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DRB13_1 12/29/2012 1:32AM

    love your smile in the yellow top
THANK YOU emoticon for posting your before and after pictures. They give me hope, and I sorely need hope as 2013 approaches. I'm desperate. Will write a letter to futureme and imagine I am following in your footsteps! emoticon

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DAWNESS0404 12/28/2012 7:06AM

    WOW!! You look amazing!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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EATVEGAN 12/28/2012 4:26AM

    I needed an inspirational story just now...someone who didn't stop halfway, as I just did for the whole month of December. Thanks for reminding me what I need to do.

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LISAN0415 12/28/2012 4:14AM

    Wow, you have done such great work, and inspired and motivated others along the way! You look great and I wish you even more success in 2013!
Lisa

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IMSOOZEEQ 12/28/2012 4:03AM

    What an inspiring story! I have to admit that I am sitting here with tears in my eyes from reading it! Congratulations!!! You look fantastic!

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BEAUTIFUL8186 12/25/2012 8:50PM

    awesome job on making impacting changes for your health for forever! Something you cant ever take for granted you're a true inspiratioN!

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BKLYNDIVA 12/21/2012 1:09PM

    Thanks for being brave enough to share those pictures. I just took some like that of myself. I hope to have a wonderful set of after pictures next year! You looks great.

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MERRY_XMAS 12/19/2012 3:30PM

    You look like a whole new different person!!!
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Thanks for sharing your story!

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NETSUE64 12/18/2012 8:27PM

    You have done an amazing job! You must be so happy with your progress. You have shown how strong you can be! You are very brave to share your pictures but they are fantastic.

Congratulations on all your achievements. You are a super special person.

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JLPEASE 12/18/2012 2:55PM

    So awesome. Congratulations to you and thanks for sharing!!!
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MOMMACASSEY 12/18/2012 2:49PM

    Keep on rocking it and being an inspiration to others!

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CARM1401 12/12/2012 7:06PM

    you are awesome, what an inspiration. thank you for sharing.

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KAYYAK1 12/12/2012 9:42AM

  Keep up the great work.You are so close to your goal.

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PEACEHOPE1 12/11/2012 10:12PM

    Terrific! Keep up the great work!

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ENDERLI 12/11/2012 3:14PM

    You are AMAZING! So inspiring. You should be so proud of yourself, and what you've achieved! You can see a difference...in your smile!
*hugs*

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CINDYBEL 12/11/2012 10:20AM

    You look great. Way to go!!!! emoticon

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EFFRAYECHILDE 12/11/2012 8:44AM

    emoticon emoticon , GIRL!!!!

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 12/11/2012 5:46AM

    Absolutely wonderful!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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J-ALEXIS 12/10/2012 1:32PM

    I am truly WOWED, by your accomplishments, hard work, and total body transformation!!

You look healthy, beautiful, and simply glowing from the inside out!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!
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