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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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LIBRATAH 2/23/2013 11:52AM

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LUVTOBOWL 2/23/2013 11:43AM

    emoticon thank you for being an inspiration to me today.

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PYNETREE 2/23/2013 11:37AM

    Every day you live smart takes you in the right direction.

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NEWMOM20121 2/23/2013 11:27AM

    Wonderful blog.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/23/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon Love your blog! Great attitude!

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ROCKYCPA 2/23/2013 11:16AM

    Your attitude is great and your successes are inspiring. emoticon

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FIRECOM 2/23/2013 10:57AM

    As the Navy tells their pilots ... Keep it low and slow.
congrats on your plan of action.

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JULESJET 2/23/2013 10:54AM

    Way to go! You are such an inspiration!

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JUNETTA2002 2/23/2013 10:30AM

    Good for you every time you got back on that horse you had a victory. Congrats on your loss.

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JIMDAB 2/23/2013 10:29AM

    Well said!

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IDICEM 2/23/2013 10:26AM

  Perseverance wins every time! Congratulations on your amazing progress.

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STLW27 2/23/2013 10:22AM

    Thank you for the inspiration, just when I needed it.

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OFGREENGABLES 2/23/2013 10:06AM

    amazing!

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CARPROTH 2/23/2013 10:02AM

    Just think of all the additional years your hard work will add to your wonderful life!

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MICKEYH 2/23/2013 10:00AM

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SWEETNEEY 2/23/2013 9:58AM

    Life is a marathon.

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 2/23/2013 9:56AM

    Great Post

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MINIMOE1 2/23/2013 9:54AM

    Your story shows the value of perseverance. Hope your life is now everything you hoped it would be. Thanks for the inspiration. emoticon

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CICELY360 2/23/2013 9:53AM

  good blog

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GIRLINMOTION 2/23/2013 9:52AM

    Right on! Great attitude! Way to go!

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SHERIO5 2/23/2013 9:50AM

    Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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LYNCHD05 2/23/2013 9:48AM

    What a great attitude.

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MOMMY445 2/23/2013 9:27AM

    congratulations! woo hoo! way to go!

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SHARJOPAUL 2/23/2013 9:25AM

    Very Cool

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JIBBIE49 2/23/2013 9:02AM

    Awesome!

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THOMS1 2/23/2013 8:46AM

    Great Job! You truly know the meaning of a healthy lifestyle journey and how to live one. I thnak you for sharing. You have given me something I need today and that is the motivation to keep going on this journey. emoticon

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WILSONWR 2/23/2013 8:43AM

    That's a great perspective! Congratulations on your success!

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/23/2013 8:42AM

    emoticon Post. The important thing is
you Catch it at the 1st sign of a gain.

YOU ROCK!

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KIPPER15 2/23/2013 8:38AM

    emoticon Great success. Weight dosen't come on over night and won't leave that fast either. emoticon emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 2/23/2013 8:34AM

    It's all about perspective, yes? Thank you for the reminder.
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KATHIC2 2/23/2013 8:32AM

  Awesome!

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MIMIDOT 2/23/2013 8:30AM

    Congratulations on your first 12 years of success! You are doing great! Keep it up!

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NANCYTUNBERG64 2/23/2013 8:28AM

    You are awesome!! Sticking with it for 12 years, accomplishing all that you have... bravo!!

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JANEMARIE77 2/23/2013 8:22AM

    I so love this attitude and thoughts thanks for sharing

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MURRAY4LOSS4 2/23/2013 8:16AM

  Thats great thanks for sharing , it really helps me keep going and it can be done

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DAWNIEJ76 2/23/2013 8:13AM

    congrats on your success!!! emoticon emoticon

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LCRUMLEY81 2/23/2013 8:04AM

  great job

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HEALTHY4HIM 2/23/2013 7:52AM

    That is a great blog! Thank you for sharing your journey!

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JGRAY76 2/23/2013 7:49AM

    Congratulations to you. Twelve years is a long journey and it sounds like you have learned a lot. You are beautiful!

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JERICHO1991 2/23/2013 7:38AM

    Thanks for sharing your journey, so far.

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