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Twenty Years

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Friday, February 22, 2013



Twenty years to become an overnight success ... WOW!!! When I saw this, I started thinking back. I started my weight loss journey at 300 pounds twelve years ago. There are days that I cannot remember weighing 300 pounds. Those days have escaped my remembrance. It's not something that I need to think about most days anyway. But when I do press my memory, I can remember shortness of breath, embarrassment, tight clothes, struggling to turn over in bed or to get out of a chair, and those horrid stares when I was out in public.

But twelve years later, I'm well on my way to being a healthy, happy woman. I'm figuring out how to better deal with the stress that life has to offer without eating my way through it. I'm managing the hypothyroidism, adrenal insufficiency, osteopenia, and migraines that my body is diagnosed with. I'm learning how to manage maintenance ... not a pro at it yet, but I only gain a small percentage of the original back when I do re-gain, so I'm making progress!

Twenty years to become an overnight success ... I have twelve of those years under my belt! I'm delighted with the progress I've made! I like my degree of success thus far ... and looking forward to the journey that lies ahead!
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BLUEJEAN99 2/24/2013 1:37AM

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DEEEBEE 2/24/2013 12:39AM

    You have accomplished so much and you can be proud. Thank you for writing.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/24/2013 12:05AM

    This made me so happy to read! CONGRATULATIONS to you! :) You're doing amazing, and your dedication to get to this point is just inspiring. I hope that in another 12 years, I'll be doing as well as you are. :)


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BANNERMAN 2/23/2013 11:38PM

  Thanks for the insight.

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Love your blog!!

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MADZI88 2/23/2013 10:26PM

    Way to go! Keep up the great work.

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AJB121299 2/23/2013 10:15PM

    Nice

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KARENLEIGH32 2/23/2013 10:09PM

    Slow & truth, 2 best words!

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JUNEAU2010 2/23/2013 9:53PM

    I love it!

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TUBLADY 2/23/2013 9:12PM

    Congratulations on your success.
I know first hand what a struggle it is to be morbidly obese.
I too weighed 335 lbs. I now weight 143.5 lbs. It's been a little over three years. half of that in maintenance.
The struggles that I don't have to undergo daily are a definite memories. And it's just those terrible hellish memories that keeps me on track. NEVER AGAIN!!!
Be strong, stay positive.
Everyday we have the chance to better our lives, by making good choices we can do just that.
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PENOWOK 2/23/2013 9:09PM

    Imagine how successful after 40 years!! Ha!! That's why the Bible says gray hair is a crown of wisdom-life's lessons!

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CHERIJ16 2/23/2013 8:39PM

    Your story is amazing an inspiring. I have probably lost 100 pounds in the last 30 years but they are the same 10 pounds that I keep gaining back and then losing again! This time I think I can do it with Spark People and examples of success like you! Thanks for sharing. emoticon emoticon

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WEIGHFAITHFUL 2/23/2013 8:23PM

    Awesome!
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VERY IMPRESSIVE !

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INSPIRING !



Hope you had a Terrific Saturday !

Have a Super Sunday !


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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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LYNETTEMOM 2/23/2013 7:25PM

    slow and steady wins the race, as the old saying goes!

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ANYVAR54 2/23/2013 7:23PM

    Congratulations!!!!

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ASHENPOND 2/23/2013 7:05PM

    emoticon emoticon You are just what I need - your motivation is fantastic.

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HLOCHRIDGE 2/23/2013 6:40PM

    WHOO HOO!!!

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SUSIEMT 2/23/2013 6:12PM

    Well Done!

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GRAPHICS2 2/23/2013 5:44PM

  I've often heard it said that " patience is a virtue". There is so much we can learn from you about patience and persistence. You are an inspiration

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CHRISBEM 2/23/2013 4:59PM

    Weight loss really is a life long journey...congrats on doing well on yours

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NEWCHINELO 2/23/2013 4:04PM

    Well done!

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JMACLIVES 2/23/2013 3:20PM

    Good job!

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NEWTINK 2/23/2013 2:31PM

    There is nothing better than remembering what i was at 366 pounds because now i am so much less but oh so much more . Wonderful blog emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 2/23/2013 2:31PM

    The key is sticking with it!!

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CFMOSS 2/23/2013 2:06PM

    Time....hmmmm....go figure. Keep on going.

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CTMOM2KIDS 2/23/2013 2:00PM

    Amazing!!! In every way, this blog is AMAZING!!!!

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GINGERVISTA 2/23/2013 1:46PM

    Oh c'mon! With THAT difference weight, it would REALLY be nice to see a 'before' photo. They are SO amazing to me & offer much-needed inspiration.
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DIANNEMT 2/23/2013 12:42PM

    Great for you!!

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IT-IS-WHATITIS 2/23/2013 12:39PM

    What a great blog! Wow does it sum up my lifetime of trying to get healthy. Really appreciated reading this today! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/23/2013 12:30PM

    Amazing!

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SPSPSP1 2/23/2013 12:23PM

    Right on!

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JEETSA 2/23/2013 12:06PM

    So true! Thanks for sharing!

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SAMI2012 2/23/2013 11:57AM

    Way to go, keep it up! And thanks for sharing.

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