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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I have ONE great shopping trip on Saturday and of course I'm going to blog about it and wouldn't you know it inspired a few people and next thing you know, my blog gets voted Popular Blog by! Not only that, but I earned a trophy for it, too... AND I think I had about 150 comments or something. Just crazy! Thank you so very much!

A couple of months ago, someone (not sure who) must have nominated me to Sparkpeople powers that be and I was sent some sort of questionnaire. I didn't fill it out yet (it was pretty extensive), but it was a success story sort of questionnaire. I guess I felt that my journey wasn't complete. I mean, I was successful so far, but I hadn't finished my journey. I still have a ways to go.

Even now, I have quite a bit left to lose. From day one of my journey, when I weighed in at 377 lbs (pretty sure I was over that weight at some time, but not when I officially started the 17 Day Diet which is what I'm contributing this weight loss to), I had set my goal at 165 lbs to 175 lbs... a 10 lb window. Bottom line, I was going to go straight to 165 and if that was too much, then climb back up but don't go higher than the 175. Now, I'm not sure if I need to lose more than the 165, but I really won't know that til I get there. I'm at 262 now. I'm so beyond thrilled that I have STUCK WITH IT this long!

I always knew that the main key to my success would be perserverence. One of my earlier, if not first blogs here was a talk to myself blog. I have the answers. I kinda feel that most of us do. Don't you sort of feel that you KNOW what to do? It's the DOING IT part of things that we usually mess up on.

I'm very proud of myself for listening to that talk. I just know that I'm going to get to my goal... and that I'll find some other goal to strive for when I do.

Tonight, I went to my son's Band Christmas Concert. It was a nice night... saw some friends I hadn't seen in months who noticed my weight loss... heck, I saw friends I hadn't seen in weeks that noticed my weight loss! LOL It was a great night. Here is a pic of my son and myself.

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    I so agree that it is the doing it that is the hardest part! I am going to go read your original post that you wrote to motivate yourself and hope some rubs off on me.
    1826 days ago
    you look great love and you are right we know what to do ,but doing it that is another matter,lol. emoticon
    1828 days ago
    You look fabulous! Great job! Doing it is definitely the hardest part. But it can and will be done! Keep it up! emoticon
    1831 days ago
    Congrats! You look Faaaaaaabulous Daaahhhhlink! emoticon
    1831 days ago
    Great job, Marie! Nice picture with your son and you look so happy!
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    1831 days ago
    I just started my weight loss journey fir the second time on SparkPeople. I really enjoy reading your blog. You look fabulous! Just take it one day at a time and you will reach your goal :) emoticon emoticon
    1831 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/12/2012 11:41:51 AM
    That is awesome to get voted most popular blog, Marie! You are inspiring A LOT of just keep it up...appreciating the I have said've go the vision!!!!!! You are making it happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon
    1832 days ago
    You look great!
    Don't worry about not having decided 100% on a final goal. I originally was shooting for 75 kilos (165 lbs, or half of my original weight). As I neared 75 kilos, I wondered a lot if that was enough, and just recently have decided that I want to shoot for 70 kilos (154 lbs)... although I will not feel guilty if I don't reach it, I am happy at 165 right now, especially since I know that a few of those lbs are skin folds. (Insurance here can cover removal of skin folds, but so far they haven't bothered me so much--- the benefit of losing gradually instead of by way of surgery....)
    1832 days ago
    emoticon on being name popular blogger and your success thus far! emoticon and 165 will be yours before you know it. emoticon
    1832 days ago
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