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30 Pounds Ago: Then and Now

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Then:

I worried about the impact of my weight on my health.
I didnít like the way I looked in clothes.
I felt ashamed getting on the scale in my doctorís office.
I breathed hard doing everyday household chores.
I spent part of my energy every day thinking about how much I weighed.

Now:

I enjoy knowing Iím taking good care of my body.
I celebrate great healthy food and cook with my friends & family.
I love picking out clothes and getting dressed every day.
While I know there are no guarantees in life, I feel good knowing I am doing what I can to have a long life and be here for my family.
Whole days and weeks pass when Iíve not thought about my weight.

Bonus ďSpinsĒ:

I can do 12 "men's" pushups in a row. Well, really 15 is my personal best!!!

I laugh at myself a lot more and I play hard!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/25/2013 10:34PM

    Congrats! It's awesome to take a look back and remember how it was so we can really celebrate how far we've come!


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KELLIEBEAN 2/25/2013 9:14PM

    I love your bonus spins! emoticon

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TANYA602 2/23/2013 7:28PM

    How fun! I'm so happy for you and how you've gotten to this point where there are so many positives to every day! It's crazy, but I know what you mean about wanting to get dressed each day. That, to me, is one of the coolest parts of losing weight!
Keep laughing!

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TRYINGHARD1948 2/22/2013 3:44AM

    Fantastic Tortice, love the joy I feel reading your blog.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/21/2013 9:06PM

    Wow! You're doing great.

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RUSSELL1960 2/21/2013 10:07AM

    I'm celebrating the loss of 40 pounds today. I share the same before and after experience and I am so glad I made the decision to do this. To all who are still working toward these goals, you will not regret having made the effort. It's worth it. Congratulations Tortise110!

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JLITT62 2/21/2013 8:19AM

    I would love to get to a place where I don't think much about my weight!

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KANOE10 2/21/2013 8:16AM

    Great accomplishment. You are leading a healthy happy life. I love wearing clothes I like.

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CELIAMINER 2/21/2013 8:11AM

    Great comparison! I look forward to the time when I can go for days without thinking about my weight. In the meantime, I still weigh daily to spot trends and track, track, track. Congrats on doing the regular pushups! I can do them but not with great form. My trainer insists my chest has to touch the floor, but other sources say my arms should not go beyond 90 degrees. What's correct, I wonder?

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TAFODIL24 2/21/2013 7:51AM

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ONMYMEDS 2/21/2013 7:51AM

    Nice blog!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/21/2013 7:33AM

    Very well stated! Here's to a long lifetime of successful maintenance. (as I raise my coffee cup in a simulated toast to your progress and attitude)

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JILLIEWILLIE1 2/21/2013 7:10AM

    That is awesome...I really enjoyed reading this!

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