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Met My Goal- Half My Size- 127 Pounds Gone Forever


Sunday, January 13, 2013


This blog is 4.5 years in the making. Itís a blog that Iíve thought about and dreamt about for 4.5 years. There are times that I thought it would never come, but it did.

Iíve reached my goal. Half my original size. 126 pounds. Gone. Forever.

I started my weight loss journey in July of 2008, motivated by wedding dress shopping and the desire to start my married life as a different person. I wanted to be able to go shopping in a normal store. I wanted to eat without being embarrassed. Moreover, I didnít want my weight to hold me back from doing anything anymore. I wanted to be healthy.

In the past 4.5 years, I have become a new person. A fit person. Iíve become a mom and maintained a healthy weight during pregnancy (twice!). Iíve become a runner and am training for my second half marathon. Iíve lost a total of 127 pounds and have gained a new life.

I have an amazing, supporting husband, friends and family that have held me accountable for the past 4.5 years. Theyíve believed in me when I didnít think Iíd make it. Theyíve encouraged me when I knocked myself down. Theyíve been a key part of my success. I thank God for bringing each and every one of them into my life!

Iíd love to say that it was easy and that anyone can lose half their body weight, but that would be a lie. It has not been an easy journey- itís hard work. Itís hard to resist temptation and eat clean. Itís hard to say no to sweets and yes to sweat. It takes an incredible amount of determination, self-motivation, and belief in yourself.

For those of you that are in the beginning of your weight-loss journey, donít give up. You can be here too, but youíre going to have to work. Itís not about a magic pill or special diet. Itís about eating healthy (most of the time) and exercising. Itís not about being ďgoodĒ or ďbad.Ē Itís about a lifestyle change. Itís about you re-writing your future. And you can do it!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 3/9/2013 4:31PM

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RUN2MYDREAMS 1/17/2013 6:46PM

    Congratulations on reaching your goal! What a momentous occasion for you and a fabulous way to start off the year! Thank you for being an inspiration!!
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SNOWYOGA 1/15/2013 12:05PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon For sharing!

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KIYOSHI04 1/14/2013 10:03PM

    congratulations!!

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WANT2BHEALTHY11 1/14/2013 9:06PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!!!!!! You look great!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 1/14/2013 6:46PM

    WOW!! You are an incredibly inspirational person! Thank you for sharing your journey, it really help to motivate those of us who are just beginning. Thanks!

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MJK0430 1/14/2013 6:13PM

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RUNNINGOMA 1/14/2013 1:54PM

    I am totally impressed! The biggest accomplishment is to have 2 babies during this whole process! That could have been another excuse, but instead it gave you more reason.
I LOVE the part where you said, "say no to sweets and yes to sweat." That is the key. Thank you for being such a good example to so many people, and congratulations on your accomplishment! emoticon

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JENIUS_PANDA 1/14/2013 12:43AM

    Wow, thanks great! So proud of you for making your goals and living life in the process.

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SKINNYSTRUMMER 1/13/2013 8:46PM

    So Awesome!

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HIKER-SQUIRREL 1/13/2013 8:00PM

    Congratulations! emoticon I'm so happy for you!!!



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FAIRLIGHT914 1/13/2013 7:59PM

    I remember you on the start of your journey and the births of both of your children! You are truly an inspiration and a testimony for consistency for all of us. WELL DONE. You should be so proud of the strong woman you have become! I am proud for you. Rock on and hold on to the reins of infinite possibilities! The best is yet to come!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/13/2013 7:53PM

    Omg amazing!! You look fabulous, and I am so proud of you! I hope to have the same success story one day, but you're right, it's not easy and it is difficult at times to resist temptations. :)

Congrats!!

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SHANTODD420 1/13/2013 7:16PM

    Wow you look amazing I need to find that inner spark and determination again. Keep up the heathy and hardwork.

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RUNNERCHICK007 1/13/2013 6:45PM

    Awesome job lady!! You are such an inspiration and will continue to be for so many people. Keep at it and keep maintaining. You look so happy and so healthy, I can't wait to continue watching you through out your journey as it moves into maintenance. Congrats again!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/13/2013 6:41PM

    So great to see you at your goal! You have come a long way! You are surely my hero on the baby maintenance front. I tell ppl about you all the time!

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NEWNAC304 1/13/2013 6:37PM

    Awesome job!

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JERSEYGIRL24 1/13/2013 5:43PM

    Congratulations, Kassi!!! emoticon You were such an inspiration when you were pregnant and working out constantly. But I guess this journey was many more years in the making, and you have accomplished it. You continue to be an inspiration. I will have to keep your quote how it is "hard to say no to sweets and yes to sweat". That is so true for me. Thank you for pointing that out.

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CHRISPYLEE 1/13/2013 5:34PM

    I knew you would do it....how wonderful!
I am so proud of you!!
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JCGALSHERE 1/13/2013 5:31PM

    Congrats Cassie....I'm so glad to have experienced a small part of your journey with you thru spark. I know I've said this to you a hundred times but you my friend are a true inspiration and your words in this blog are awesome! You help give hope to those who think it can't be done. You are living proof and I'm so proud of you that you have and will inspire so many people!! emoticon

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LILLEAN 1/13/2013 5:22PM

    That looks like two totally different persons. You've done great

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NANCY-GIRL 1/13/2013 5:16PM

    Wooooooooooot!!! Way to go, girl!!!
So proud!!

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JACKIE542 1/13/2013 5:05PM

    What a great journey, thank you for your story, you look great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WINKERDINK 1/13/2013 4:53PM

    You are Ah-mazing! emoticon Congratulations!

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