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Made goal weight and lost over 108 pounds and counting…..


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sorry Sparkers I have been SUPER busy the past few weeks and have not been able to update you on my progress. Well on February 7, 2013 I officially hit my goal weight (actually about 2 pounds less than goal), I was and still am ecstatic about this accomplishment, I mean wow I have lost over 100 pounds! So my original goal weight was 180 pounds (hence Purple180) but as I sit here at 177.4 pounds I think that I want to get down to 160 pounds. I know 160 still seems like a big number for some but for me I think that it will work. The BMI charts say I should be around 150 (for my height, age, etc.) but for me I think 160 will work.
I have learned so much on this journey.
1. I can do anything I put my mind to.
2. Running will NOT kill me.
3. I don’t need to feel like I am busting at the seems to be full.
4. Veggies and fruits are my friends.
5. I CAN live without soda (I so love water now and drink well over the 8 glasses per day).
6. I can and DO motivate others.
7. Working out actually gives you more energy (who knew, right!?!?).
8. SparkPeople and my SparkFriends are AWESOME!

I truly and sincerely thank each of you for all of your support, encouragement and words of wisdom. I am cheering each of you on, If I CAN DO IT anyone can.


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TEENY_BIKINI 8/27/2013 2:25PM

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IYA_EKUNDAYO 5/1/2013 6:52PM

    I am so happy for you!

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TOSHIKO120 4/24/2013 1:19PM

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MY9STONEJOURNEY 4/9/2013 11:35AM

    Girl you ROCK!!! See this is why I am coming back to SP fulltime...MFP is cool for tracking BUT this is the kind of motivation I need!! Congrats and Thankssss for being my rock even at times you may not even know it...

Did I forget to mention you are smoking HOT!!!!

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BOSS61 3/31/2013 7:10AM

    Whoa just now circling back and getting caught up here. Many congrats! That really is great!

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BEATRIZ269 3/14/2013 3:02PM

    Congratulations on your wonderful accomplishment. You have been very inspiring and motivational for me. I appreciate all your support since I joined spark and am very happy you reached your goal. You have worked very hard for it.

I am also confident that you will reach whatever goal you set for yourself. This journey is teaching me a lot about myself which I believe will help me for my future and I am sure you have also learned yourself through this journey.

Always a fan.



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TONYTHETSANGEL 3/4/2013 9:50PM

    Congrats! This is so wonderful! I know you are pleased and happy with yourself!
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Dear, YOU are SO INSPIRING !

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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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IMSOOZEEQ 3/1/2013 6:53PM

    emoticon emoticon You are looking awesome! I am so pround of you for reaching your goal. What an inspiration you are! I lost my footing but I have a new attitude and a fresh focus and I am ready for March!

Congratulations on your success!!!

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NIKKICOLE83 2/27/2013 11:09PM

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I am so proud of you! That is a HUGE accomplishment. I am sure you are healthy as a horse at your current weight and I bet once you start this maintenance phase, the pounds will continue to come off.

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GODZDESIGN95 2/25/2013 3:09PM

    Never too late to congrat! emoticon emoticon emoticon . thanks for always supporting a sista.

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KIBAISREADY 2/25/2013 5:44AM

    I'm so proud of you girl! You are simply AMAZING! You had a little detour (baby girl), but still got back at it now that's what I call determination. Cheers to you girl and I know for a fact you will reach 160 and of course I'll be here cheering you on girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANER2014 2/24/2013 8:06PM

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PURPLE180 2/23/2013 1:39PM

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QTEALADY20031 2/22/2013 9:41PM

    Congratulations! Don't you feel great!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 2/22/2013 8:07PM

    Yippeeee!
I LOVE growth! You've really come long way, girlie!
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You're awesome, too.

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AMYC2013 2/22/2013 7:04PM

    Absolutely AMAZING! Congratulations! I hope for your kind of success! You look fantastic.

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WANT2BHEALTHY11 2/22/2013 7:04PM

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ISAVEDME80 2/22/2013 7:01PM

    congrats on the loss girlfriend

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DEBPRE16 2/22/2013 12:47PM

    That is just awesome!

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PRESBESS 2/22/2013 12:23PM

    Wow! I'm happy for your success! I love your list of things you learned throughout your journey.

Keep up the awesome work! You look gorg!
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Awesome Work!! Congratulations!!!!

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 2/22/2013 12:00PM

    I originally set my goal weight at 175 pounds, but once I got there in Feb. 2011, I wanted more. I just kept doing what I was doing and the pounds kept coming off....slower....but off! I set a new goal weight at 160 pounds, and made that on April 15, 2011. I got lower than that in the next six months, but still consider 160 lbs. my GOAL weight and do my darnedest to stay below it. I like your list! We ARE capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for, aren't we?

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LZY0108 2/22/2013 11:44AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon That is amazing! Very inspiring!

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TUBLADY 2/22/2013 11:06AM

    WHOO-HOO, Congratulations.
I am so happy for you. Coming from one who knows what it's like to be obese, the difference in living at a normal weigh is fantastic.
All that you have endured and accomplished will be with you and motivate you to keep on track and never go back.
have a fun life and if you are comfortable at the weight you are, it's your body, embrace it.
I weigh a little more than what charts call for, but for me it's just right.
Take care,
Be strong, stay positive.
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DYNAMICDELICIA 2/22/2013 8:30AM

    Congratulations!!!!! I'm so happy for you, thanks for being a grea emoticon t motivation

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SUZHOLLE 2/22/2013 8:27AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You are such an inspiration and you do motivate me!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 2/22/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon WOW!!!! You surpased your goal you look great. Blogs like yours are what keep us motivated to keep trying thank you.

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PURPLELVR7 2/22/2013 6:43AM

    congrats on reaching your goal weight
I am sure you can reach 160 if you want to

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SPRINKLECHEZ 2/22/2013 6:09AM

    Congratulations on making and surpassing your goal. Make sure you take the time to thank yourself today. I am so proud of you and know that God has a plan for you. SPATTERS3 commented (directed at me) on my recent blog:

"Be as decent to yourself as you are to others and stop sabotaging your wonderful progress"

When I read that I was so moved - I thanked her and then blogged about how one sentence from a SparkFriend could be exactly what I need to hear to reboot my mood and resume progress in my journey.

We are all in this together. The more honest and open we are about our challenges and triumphs not only gives us the chance to develop an understanding of our self, it also helps our SparkFriends by inspiring and letting each other know that they are not alone. SparkPeople gives us a rare opportunity to regain a healthy mental and physical state at the speed of light. Equally as important is that the SparkFriends we surround ourselves with provide us with nearly instant affirmation that your life, my life, and their lives matter to all of us - and a whole world of people that we will never know.

If there was no pain we wouldn't understand how wonderful joy is - can't have the rainbows without the rain....as they say. Learning to appreciate and thank ourselves while it's "raining" will bring self understanding and an inner peace that in my opinion let's out the bad and allows our true selves and purpose to come to the surface. I am a better person for having been Sparked - and for having so many SparkFriends including you, bless my life with their experience, support, inspiration and unselfish love.

What you are capable of accomplishing is going to astound you beyond your wildest expectations. I am so proud of what you have accomplished - and am a better person having you in my life.

Have a great weekend - Your friend, "Sprink"

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SKINNYYENNY 2/22/2013 12:09AM

    Congratulations on all that you have achieved!!!

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MARIANNE9855 2/21/2013 11:15PM

    congratulations- what a great accomplishment!

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WILLEYDEBORAH 2/21/2013 11:11PM

    You look fabulous! Great job on your success.

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VALYNN26 2/21/2013 10:48PM

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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/21/2013 9:22PM

    Congratulations! You look great!

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BELIEVER104 2/21/2013 9:05PM

    AMAZING!! Congrats on hitting your goal-- and I know you'll be at your *new* goal in no time! Keep up the VERY inspirational work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BESCATS 2/21/2013 8:33PM

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BRAVELUTE 2/21/2013 8:21PM

    Congratulations on the hard work!!

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KTTAYLOR21 2/21/2013 7:47PM

    You are definetly a motivation to ME without a doubt!!

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LANEYTHEGIRL 2/21/2013 7:32PM

    Congratulations my Spark friend. You are such an inspiration.

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MIDNIGHTER1 2/21/2013 7:14PM

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You are such an inspiration. I agree with all the things you have listed. You pay it forward by doing.I mentally tell myself what my healthy weight is. If you feel you want to lose more,then do so.But I think if 160 makes you happy,then maintain that.

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HDHAWK 2/21/2013 6:47PM

    Pick a weight that feels right to you and that you can maintain. What an inspiration you are! emoticon

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