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Looking Back and Making STRIDES FOR THE FUTURE

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Looking back I hardly recognize that girl anymore.



Who is she?




What kind of an example was she setting for her child?



How did she see herself at that weight? Or did she really see herself at all?



How did her family see her?



This had to have been at my heaviest.
I am not really sure as you when your big you don't want your picture taken.
You don't want to be noticed if you can help it.

I found measurements from around this era. It scared me.

HEAVIEST WEIGHT 265.

January 25, 2007 is the earliest I can find.
Height 5'4"
Bust 48"
Waist 43.25"
Abdomen 54"
Hip 55.5"
Thigh 33.75"
Calf --
Arm 18.25"
Weight 252
Body Fat % 45%

SEVERE DIABETIC.
SEVERE GLAUCOMA.
CANNOT WALK WITHOUT PAIN.
SEVERE (SURGERY NEEDED) CARPAL TUNNEL AND NERVE PAIN.
INFERTILE. NO KNOWN REASON.
TIRES EASY.
DEPRESSED AND RECLUSIVE.

To say the very least...scary.

I felt like giving up.

I really and truly did.

But someone, maybe more than one needed me.



So I continued to try.

I continued to show my Doctor that I was trying and doing all I could within my power to get healthy.

Sometimes all your trying and persevering helps but life sometimes throws a lot of sh*t at you.

My Doctor said I was a caught in a vicious cycle of health cause and affects. The more I tried to help my diabetes, the more it threw me under the bus.

He recommended me for a new trial program and I diligently went and continued doing the best I could.

Day in and day out.

Cause the day you don't try...is the day you die.

I wanted to live.

I was recommended and I received Lap Band Surgery 2 years ago.

It was the best thing for me, for my future.

I continue what I have always done.

Eat right.

Exercise.

The band is a tool. It is not a magic wand.

I have to work with it in order to succeed.

Good for you foods are harder to eat than the ones that are the wrong choice. So don't you dare say I took the easy way out. If anything I work harder today than ever, and that goes for most people out there.

I do kickboxing twice a week.

I do strength training twice a week.

I do Spin and strength once a week.

I do Zumba once a week.

I do Cardio up to 5 times a week.

What do you do? I hope for you and your health you move.

These are todays measurements.

Now:

Weight - 188 DOWN 77 LBS
Arm 11.5 DOWN 6.75"
Chest 32 DOWN 16"
waist 30 DOWN 13.25"
hips 42 DOWN 13.5"
thigh 22.5 DOWN 11.25"
calf 12.5 DOWN ?
neck 13 DOWN ?

BODY FAT% DOWN 17.9%



I would say I am making strides towards the future.

In fact I am running to meet it!

Are you?





Hugs,
Angela
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BEXNEW 1/28/2013 7:30PM

    Your smile says it all!! What a great positive success story for me to read on a cold, rainy night when I don't want to go out and walk the dog. Thank you for the kick in the pants!! Thanks for sharing your pictures and yourself. Here I go...out the door...with my walking shoes on. thanks!!

Bex

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MISSILENE 1/22/2013 7:23AM

    You are such a winner, You have lost so much and I am so proud and happy for you. You have busted your butt and what an accomplishment...What an inspiration to everyone INCLUDING ME.. No one can take this from you...You were always beautiful inside and out. But when you were larger you might not have felt that way. Oh I understand that so much.....Again I am proud of you dear sister you look great and I know you feel great too....Hugs and love. Momma Grok emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BEAUTIFULLYMADE 1/19/2013 8:50PM

    I loved your blog, even the best blog i've read in a while. you had me tearing up. You are a great inspiration to me and an example that all my hard work really will pay off. Sometimes I can see it in my future and sometimes it seems so far in the distance.
Your doing so awesome, and you look awesome! I'm proud to call you my teammate and friend.
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ELLIE381 1/19/2013 10:36AM

    What a great blog! You are amazing and have and do work so hard at the healthy life style.
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-LINDA_S 1/18/2013 8:43PM

    Beautiful, inspiring blog, Angela! You have come so far!

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TEXASFILLY 1/17/2013 8:12PM

    Bravo! Love, love, love your blog! And a big CONGRATULATIONS on your AWE~some success, sweet Angela. You've worked your hiney off to get where you are and it shows. Thank you for being such a shining example of perserverance. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANGINGSAM 1/17/2013 2:34PM

    Great blog! I'm so very proud of how far you've come! Keep up the GREAT work! emoticon

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BOVEY63 1/17/2013 1:55PM

    You have done so awesome Angela!
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MDGARDENGIRL 1/17/2013 10:36AM

    AMEN SISTER!!! Such a positive story and an inspiration to all of us who are lucky enough to have you in our lives!!!

You are our little Cherub CHUBRUB!

You are our Angel Angela!

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GINGERHAWK 1/17/2013 9:38AM

    What an amazing transformation - thanks for sharing your journey. Clearly you've worked hard and are dedicated and it shows! Nice job - you should be SO proud of yourself!

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MOSTMOM1 1/17/2013 7:45AM

    I am LOVIN this girl!!!!!!! There IS no easy way. You are a great example and inspiration. Thanks for sharing. And I LOVE that last pic of you; that smile says everything.
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DEBRA0818 1/17/2013 5:09AM

    You have dedicated a lot of your life and resources to achieve a considerable weight loss and life change which must pose a daily challenge to maintain and a daily sense of mastery and self-reliance that fuels its continuation. What a dramatic difference your statistics testify to and what a happy sense of victory your story tells!

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JUSTLLAMA 1/17/2013 1:25AM

    You are amazing! What a great, GREAT blog. Thank you for being such an inspiration!

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MERRIKATE 1/17/2013 12:35AM

    A marvellous Angela-lift just when I need it most! Thanks for sharing your story with us, you lovely being -- always an immense and profound inspiration to see your pics, read your words, and borrow from your store of commitment and determination to do whatever it takes to be and stay HEALTHY! Love ya much.
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SEDGEY 1/17/2013 12:08AM

    You're looking gorgeous! Keep going ... I'm right behind ya. :D

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PURESTILLWATER 1/16/2013 11:53PM

    Wow. Can't even believe that is u.

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BBAMMOM 1/16/2013 11:46PM

    AWESOME post! You are such a wonderful friend, a great motivator and an inspiration. I am truly grateful to have you in my live.
Hugs and Aloha,
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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/16/2013 11:26PM

    You are doing remarkably well! Lovely changes and success to you!

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SLIMMERJESSE 1/16/2013 11:15PM

    WOW! You look beautiful. Congrats!

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