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Sunday, January 20, 2013

I've changed my page, changed my ticker and changed my attitude. Thanks friends, for once again, reminding me I'm not alone with these thoughts and doubts.

I need to focus more on what I've done instead of how far I need to go. I have to remember that I've lost almost 140 pounds... that I've walked and jogged numerous 5k's... I've climbed rocks... gone for long bike rides... and changed my and my family's life for the better.

For me to move forward, I have to keep looking back and reminding myself of the positive changes I've made.


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ITS_ME_ANGELIA 1/24/2013 8:17PM

    Great job! That is so awesome!

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NGCHILD 1/24/2013 8:15PM

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What an inspiration you are!! Congrats on your continued success!!

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CHARTHESTAR 1/24/2013 8:04PM

    Getting a new kick start is always a good thing. I am sorry I missed your previous blog on the 18th.
We all get tired of it. the problem is- there is only so much time a person can give to others on spark people when we have work, homes and family. Then finding time to continue on our journey to getting to a better us.

I can't believe you need to loose another 20 to not be obese. I say FORGET ABOUT B M I - it only takes in consideration weight and height - and we know we have the short end of the stick on height ( no pun intended). Muscle weighs so much more than fat it is not a good indicator of health at all. BMI - is an easy and inexpensive way to tell how fat a FAT person has. That is all.
It does not measure any of the really important stuff that tells the real story of where a person is health wise. cholesterol is one way- but still not the end all to give us the answer.
Blood pressure is another- but still- not the way to get a whole picture. blood work another way-, % of fat still another way.
The only sure way to tell is to do all the tests- and get the big picture. Every test would have to be done- and insurance companies don't do all- and out screens. they do just the main ones that catch the most common problems. still- that is all physical doesn't even consider the mental and emotional part of a persons health.

You also mentioned looking for lost spark friends. I hear you on that one also. There are so many wonderful and interesting people on spark you tend to spark-friend them all. Then you have way to many of your own friends to really encourage each other all the time
I try and go through my friends feed once or twice a week - you just can't catch everyone that way.
If you have any suggestions on this- I sure would love to hear them.



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HAPPYWRITER7 1/24/2013 7:32PM

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DB1167 1/24/2013 7:25PM

    WOW You look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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JMORRIS85 1/24/2013 6:04PM

    You have come a long way, and you should be very proud of yourself. You look truly beautiful and glowing. I know that you have to have more energy and feel a lot better. Shut that inner voice up that tries to give you self doubt. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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ROBINRHODES 1/24/2013 3:56PM

    Wow!!! emoticon You look great and what an inspiration!!! emoticon

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2TIGRE 1/24/2013 1:33PM

    WOW!!! What an inspiration!!! You have come a long way and have obviously made some incredible changes. Don't ever forget that! Keep up the good work. :)

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KWEEKWEK 1/24/2013 1:33PM

  Amazing! You look emoticon !

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STAYCXL-NOMORE 1/24/2013 1:27PM

    Amazing you look great ! Thanks for sharing
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AKHJMCA 1/24/2013 12:29PM

  WOW! What an inspiration! Thank you for reminding us that perseverance pays off! You look fantastic. I can only imagine how you must feel:) emoticon

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JOYFULSONG45 1/24/2013 11:16AM

    emoticon Thanks for reminding me to stay positive!

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LRB444 1/24/2013 11:13AM

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EBIELOU 1/24/2013 10:31AM

    What an amazing transformation! You look fantastic lady! You've got this!

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GLORYB2014 1/24/2013 9:48AM

    emoticon What a great job and great attitude! You rock, girl!
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1954MARG 1/24/2013 8:51AM

  Congratulations, and thanks.

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TARALYNN669 1/24/2013 8:44AM

    You look great! Truely inspiring! emoticon

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WALLINMW 1/24/2013 8:41AM

  Amazing!

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4RASCALS 1/24/2013 8:23AM

    What a transformation. You look awesome. Keep pushing yourself forward

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BONNYSPARKGIRL 1/24/2013 8:13AM

    emoticon Way to go Holly.

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MOMMY445 1/24/2013 8:07AM

    you look fantastic! woo hoo! congrats on your successes! you can do this! you are worth it!

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GOALDRIVEN3 1/24/2013 7:28AM

  Congratulations on your progress! Great change in you attitude. emoticon

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CHERIONE 1/24/2013 7:02AM

    Beautiful!

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MOMMYOF2RN 1/24/2013 7:02AM

    Amazing! You look awesome!

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CVRONEK 1/24/2013 6:57AM

    Fantastic! SO inspirational. Thank you!

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JSTETSER 1/24/2013 6:54AM

    Amazing change!
http://www.sparkpeople.c
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CAMAEL100 1/24/2013 6:48AM

    Amazing transformation!

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DIANA3BANANA 1/24/2013 6:43AM

    This was awesome!!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!!

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SABLENESS 1/24/2013 6:18AM

    Awesome pics, blog, attitude! emoticon

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NCSUE0514 1/24/2013 6:13AM

    You've inspired so many - now inspire yourself!!

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HM_JACKSON 1/24/2013 12:21AM

    This says it all:
For me to move forward, I have to keep looking back and reminding myself of the positive changes I've made.
I am going to borrow this from you and put it in a place as motivation. That little sentence says it all and is so powerful.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey!
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DANIBEV 1/24/2013 12:12AM

    You are such an inspiration! Keep it up, beautiful girl!

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GZELLEFRO 1/23/2013 10:23PM

    It's so easy to get discouraged. I try to tell myself that this is for the rest of my life! That has helped me in this journey a lot! I look myself in the mirror and tell myself something positive every day. That helps a lot too.

Congrats on losing 140 lbs and for sticking to it! That's is soooo awesome! You look great! Keep up the good work! God bless you!

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ANNELIZABETH918 1/23/2013 9:55PM

    You look great! Always think positive :) Congratulations!!!

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JESSIELABRAKE 1/23/2013 8:54PM

    Wow you look AMAZING! Great inspiration to everyone emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/23/2013 8:43PM

    You look fantastic and you are absolutely glowing in your after picture.



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LIVEITUP65 1/23/2013 8:04PM

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FANTASTIC

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KIMZEE71 1/23/2013 7:35PM

    Holly, you are gorgeous! OMGosh, you really inspire me that I can do it too! Keep up the awesome work!
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MOMTHENURSE 1/23/2013 7:33PM

    emoticon So inspiring!

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 1/23/2013 5:38PM

    Holly, you are an inspiration to me. You give me hope that I can do it too! emoticon emoticon

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2BOYSMEMA 1/23/2013 5:20PM

    thank you

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OKGOATGAL 1/23/2013 4:59PM

  WOW!


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BRANDIM_81 1/23/2013 4:56PM

    An inspiration! Way to go! You look amazing!

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KELLIEBEAN 1/23/2013 4:50PM

    Amazing! This is what happens when you don't give up on yourself! Congratulations on your achievements and your improving attitude!

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HFAYE81 1/23/2013 4:17PM

    You are so beautiful and inspirational!!! emoticon

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MARGARITTM 1/23/2013 4:16PM

    Wow - don't even recognize you!

lose the weight and gain the big smile

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 1/23/2013 4:15PM

    You look so happy

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