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January 2013 Recap


Friday, February 01, 2013

I weighed 203.4 pounds on January 1st. On January 31st my weight was 198.0 for a loss of 5.4 pounds! My total weight loss since starting this journey is now 57 pounds! I am now in ONEderland and am dedicated to never going back to the 200s. I am 1 pound away from becoming overweight and out of the obese BMI category!!!!

I'm doing pretty good on my other goals as well. I'd give myself a B+ because there are some areas that still need work... like the yard. I like to be outside, sometimes, but I really am not a gardener and weeding is probably my least favorite chore ever. There are bugs and dirt out there, yuck! And I am not even a girly girl!

I tried on my petite size 16 jeans that have been too small in the waist for about 11 years now, and I CAN WEAR THEM! I wore them out to dinner and was still able to eat my food, and breathe =) Success!

I am doing very well on getting 10,000 steps per day in. Out of the 31 days of January I managed to get 10,000+ on 25 days! The other 6 days were 5,000+ days. Every day of January has at least 1 shiny foil star sticker on it. Woohoo! *That is my daily reward for each 5,000 steps I accrue)

So for February I will continue working towards my goals that I set for this year. Especially working on getting in my steps and I really do need to be more consistent with adding in strength training. I know I need that to firm my body up and it's just healthy. I guess I should work on getting the weeding done too /grumble.

Special thanks to my Biggest Loser Team, Emerald and my wonderful SparkFriends who keep me pushing forward, and are such an encouragement! It's been a blessing finding my place here on Spark and so very helpful. Looking forward to starting a new 5% challenge too, hopefully in February. Can't wait to see which team I end up on!

~Barb
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LUVWINTER 2/2/2013 10:01AM

    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! You're really doing great - very inspiring!
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/1/2013 11:25AM

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POOKASLUAGH 2/1/2013 9:46AM

    You have had a fantastic month! Can't wait to celebrate overcoming obesity with you! :D

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YENDUCHAKA 2/1/2013 8:59AM

    You're doing so well! Congratulations one seeing onederland this month! You worked hard for it.

And congrats on fitting into those jeans again. Isn't that a great feeling? Keep it up, and soon they'll look like this emoticon

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STEVIEBEE569 2/1/2013 8:58AM

    Way to go! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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PALIZ81 2/1/2013 8:42AM

    That is wonderful!!!! emoticon Keep up the good work.

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 2/1/2013 8:34AM

    Woo Hoo, congrats to you!!! Great job on all of your successes and for reaching your goals. Getting to Onederland is an awesome feeling. I linger between 3 lbs 198-201, and just can't seem to get far enough away from that number. Good for you.

You really are an inspiration to us all!

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CARRIE1948 2/1/2013 8:23AM

    You're doing so well and are such an inspiration to us all

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