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Below 300 l bs.


Wednesday, January 09, 2013

In September of 2009 I went over the 300 lb mark. I have been as high as 326, maybe even higher but didn't get on the scale. I joined a 12 wk. holiday wellness challenge at work and set my goal for 16 lbs, since I weighed in at 315.2. Today was weigh-in and I weighed 299.0. I cried. For the first time in a very long time, I feel like I can do this. My goal is to get to 250 lbs and to maintain that. My Dr told me that is a great weight for me. When I was 325 lbs it did not seem doable. When I decided to take in 5% increments it seemed a little easier. Now that I have met that 1st goal it seems very doable. Now instead of looking at needing to lose 75 lbs, I now can look at needing to lose 49 lbs. I haven't felt this hopeful and happy in a very long time. Sparkpeople and Zeal Wellness Drink has given me the ability to do this.
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SAINTBERNARD6 1/18/2013 9:58PM

    Kim,

I am going to be at the Joplin Library on Feb. 9 with the photo return group.....come by and say howdy.if you can.......Elsie

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SHARJOPAUL 1/11/2013 8:13AM

    Congratulations!
You can DO it!

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KRYSTL719 1/10/2013 9:03PM

    Very proud of you. I am right where you are. I started at 333lbs! went down less than this then stopped SP for 2-3 months but trust me, IT IT VERY DOABLE and you are doing great! Lets get this weight off and feel wonderful!

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SCCUDDLERS 1/10/2013 3:45PM

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/10/2013 1:48PM

    Congrats! I remember that milestone feeling FANTASTIC! You can do this! I get overwhelmed by the big numbers also. I break it up into smaller goals that feel much more doable... and they are! You've got this.

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KIMLUVZLIFE 1/10/2013 1:41PM

    Wow, thanks for all the support. Yep, I am now working on my next 5% in 13 wks, well just 12 wks now. Woo hoo! emoticon

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SAGELADY2 1/10/2013 9:29AM

    That's fantastic!!! You can do it, especially when you break it up into small goals like that. I know that looking at a major weight loss, the numbers are daunting. Making it in steps is the best way to stay focused and on track.

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ADELE66 1/10/2013 4:01AM

    It's so emotional to hit a milestone! Well done lady!!

:o)

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/9/2013 8:29PM

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OJ_2_OK 1/9/2013 8:09PM

    Sparkpeople and the welness drink are just tools...YOU are the person who did all the hard work and had the ability to do it inside you. You are a strong person and are doing a great job for choosing your health as a priority and working through these challenges! GREAT JOB at getting below 300!! You are awesome!

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LJCANNON 1/9/2013 7:56PM

    emoticon Having started out at Over 300 pounds myself, I DO Know How You Feel breaking that Stupid 300 Pound Mark!! Congratulations!!

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GOPINTOS 1/9/2013 7:50PM

    That is fantastic!! emoticon

Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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MARYANN2323 1/9/2013 3:05PM

    Congrats Kim!! Good for you. Breaking through that number barrier is a very emotional thing. Just know this, you are capable of doing this, and you WILL do this. One step at a time, one lb at a time. You may well even surprise yourself.
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JACKIE542 1/9/2013 2:17PM

    Good job! emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 1/9/2013 1:33PM

    Fabulous! I hope you are extremely proud of yourself, as you should be. I hope you are picking out another interim goal before you achieve your final goal. It worked so well for you over the 12 week program, it sounds like this is a good way for you to go. Good luck on your continued journey.

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DAWN14163 1/9/2013 11:47AM

    Great milestone! You are doing so well, keep it up!

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 1/9/2013 11:38AM

    I know exactly how you feel! I bawled like a baby when I went below the 300 mark! Good for you!

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