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Entering Uncharted Territory!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

I realized today while posting on another Sparker's blog that even though I hadn't thought of it before, 56 pounds down is kind of a milestone for me. The most weight that I have ever lost before was 55.8 pounds before falling off the wagon and eventually regaining all that weight, plus more.

Although, when I lost 55.8 pounds before, I was at a substantially lower weight than I am at now, I am still excited about hitting 56 pounds down. Mainly because I am still super motivated about my weight loss journey! I am ready to blow my previous record out of the water!!

And to make things even better, I went to a friend's son's birthday party today and received several really nice compliments, including that I looked like I had lost another person, that I looked like a new person, and when I shook my head (I was feeling self conscious at this point), my friend's hubby said, "No seriously! You have lost so much weight!" And later, when my friend showed me a picture of myself my senior year of high school and I said I would never look like that again, someone said,"No, you're definitely getting there!" It sure made my day/week/month! I seem to have forgotten just how big I had gotten because I don't think there is all that much difference, but apparently it is noticeable to others.

Another bit of excitement this week was when I had to squeeze through a gap in front of my Anatomy and Physiology class. I looked at the gap and braced myself for the embarrassment of jostling the overhead as I went by. Imagine my surprise when I went right through and didn't even touch the overhead or the table. Woo hoo!

Here's to getting the next 51 pounds off and beginning my life as a healthy person who doesn't worry about things like going to a party and being judged for being the biggest person in the room. Or being the only girl in the family who didn't get a particular article of clothing for Christmas because they don't make them in plus sizes.

Things seem to be slowing down for me as far as weight loss goes, but I am still super excited to keep going! And at least I'm getting to a point where I don't feel quite so uncomfortable in my own skin!
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  • EUEK098
    emoticon , love it when I get compliments, it just shows that all the hard work one's putting in, is reflecting on the body. Congratulations again.
    1831 days ago
    Congratulations! Congratulations on the weight loss and on the milestone.

    It takes so long to readjust your internal image -- as evidenced both by your misjudging the amount of space you take up and how you look. It's great to have external indicators.
    1833 days ago
    Great that you recieved confirmations from others on your progress that is substantiated by the official numbers on the scale. Keep at it and you will achieve your goals.
    1833 days ago
    s on all of that! I can't wait until I get that much weight loss(which is right around half my goal)! Keep on keepin' on!
    1833 days ago
    WOW! Congratulations! What a great boost of confidence that all of your hard work IS paying off! emoticon
    1833 days ago
    Wow! Sounds like a great day! Congratulations on the record amount of weight you've lost and for the visible difference it makes in your appearance. Doesn't it feel great when people comment about how great you look?

    Keep up the good work. You're well on your way to reaching your goal.
    1833 days ago
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