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Twenty Down


Thursday, February 21, 2013

In 2008, I weighed 175 lbs. I'm a tall, busty woman, so my doctor wasn't too worried about me and my weight. I was okay with it and actually liked the way I looked. I was happy. I was active.



Then I started dating someone and we started eating out a lot. Next thing I know, early 2009, I was standing over my desk at work when the pants I was wearing suddenly split up the backside! I was horrified! So, I ran to Kohls (which by the way opens at 8am) and unfortunately learned that I gained enough weight to jump, not one, but two sizes up. I had not been on a scale in several months, so when I did I weighed in at 210 lbs.

I quickly joined the local LA Fitness and quickly dropped to 202 lbs, but then I got sick and just as quickly gained it all back. By the time I returned to SparkPeople, I weighed 212 lbs. I joined the 8 Week Battles and got close to ONEderland by getting back to 202. Unfortunately, I lost motivation and quickly gained over 26 lbs.



Here I am, 4 years later and I'm finally inching back toward my starting weight here on SparkPeople. 218. I haven't seen that in 2 years. I'm eating healthy. I working out regularly. I'm feeling healthy. I still have 40 lbs to go til I'm back where I was in 2008, but I'm happy to get that first 20 lbs off.
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CYCLINGSANDY 2/22/2013 11:25AM

    Fantastic job! Plus you have a great attitude.

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APRIL_IN_MN 2/22/2013 1:59AM

    20 pounds OUTTA THERE!!! Congrats on your loss!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 2/22/2013 1:41AM

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FITANDFIFTY2 2/22/2013 12:37AM

    Congrats on your loss... that is awesome!

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KSW1963 2/21/2013 11:44PM

    Congrats on that 20 lb loss! I'm feeling you about that up and down stuff. I have done it too. Here is to finishing what we start :).

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SVELTEWARRIOR 2/21/2013 11:08PM

    Great job!!!! Celebrate those twenty pounds being gone!!!! Don't concentrate on how far you have to go, concentrate on how far you've come!!!!

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MSCARCHICK 2/21/2013 9:36PM

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JACKIE542 2/21/2013 8:49PM

    Congratulations! emoticon emoticon

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MYRTLE811 2/21/2013 8:46PM

  Congratulations on coming back to finish your weight loss. You are doing a great job.

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CKSCARBERRY1 2/21/2013 8:45PM

  Good luck on your journey!

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