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    ADARKARA   130,027
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My 9-Month Sparkversary!!! (A few days late)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

It was 3 days ago and I forgot!!! Oh well, I can celebrate today. I'm going to list all the things that have happened to me since starting SparkPeople:

Since starting SparkPeople on April 3, 2012 I have lost:

48.5 lbs, for a total loss of 71.5 lbs from my highest.
7 inches in my waist
8 inches in my hips
6 inches in each of my thighs
2.5 inches in each of my upper arms
That's 32 inches total!!!
5 pant sizes (from a 22 to a 12)

My neck and wrists are slimmer, allowing me to wear jewelry I couldn't previously

My face is thinner, and doesn't look puffy or bloated

My skin is better, still dry but I get fewer blemishes

My blood pressure is down from 140/90 to 115/70 on average

I can now wear mediums in some articles of clothing

I don't sweat as much

My resting heart rate is in the low 60s

I don't get out of breath walking around or going up stairs

I sleep better

I get more compliments

I have more confidence

I now enjoy shopping for clothes (this is a big deal)

I am in love with SparkPeople!

If there were one bad thing, I would say it's that I'm freezing this winter because I lost a lot of my insulation! =)

I still have 33.5 lbs to go to meet my original goal. I'd like to get there by Jan 1, 2014. From then on I'll evaluate how I feel in my new skin and what I need to work on to determine if I need to lose more weight or if I should maintain.

Can't wait to see what the next 9 months has in store for me!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_MOBII_ 1/6/2013 10:40PM

    Great list for a great lady!

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CJADERUN 1/6/2013 8:24PM

    Congrats on being awesome! emoticon emoticon

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AUTUMNBRZ 1/6/2013 7:39AM

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TEENY_BIKINI 1/6/2013 12:02AM


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CAGEDBIRDSONG 1/6/2013 12:01AM

    Congratulations Andrea! I'm so impressed with your success. It's been a rough 9 months and you have really stayed true to yourself. Way to go!

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MERRY_XMAS 1/5/2013 5:18PM

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LIVEDAILY 1/5/2013 4:23PM

Woo Hoo!! Wonderful changes and progress!!
Way to go YOU!!

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LOLATURTLE 1/5/2013 4:06PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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ALLISON145 1/5/2013 2:13PM

  Great job!!!

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CITYZOZO 1/5/2013 12:30PM

    rock on sister! great go!

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OMMAMA7 1/5/2013 11:32AM

    AWESOME!! I hope you are VERY proud of yourself!! emoticon emoticon Congrats!!

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    Wow, I love your list! I was just wondering yesterday how many pounds one needs to lose to go down a pants size... do you have an estimate?
That's a LOT of inches! Just plain awesomeness!
You are truly an inspiration for those of us still relatively new to the journey.
Cheering you on!

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RHEYNKLW 1/5/2013 10:25AM

    You are emoticon !!!
Everyone passes the same time in 9 months -- I'm glad you decided to spend yours doing something that makes your life better.

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