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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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TRYINGHARD54 2/23/2013 7:30AM

    your fantasic!

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SPINNER520 2/23/2013 7:30AM

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AUNTC321 2/23/2013 7:17AM

    Wonderful perspective. Congratulations.

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MOMOSG 2/23/2013 7:05AM

    I am amazed at how well you have done. Excellent job!

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COOKIE_AT_51 2/23/2013 6:37AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon keep on sparking!

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PROSPERME 2/23/2013 6:23AM

  THE GIRL DONE GOOD !!! emoticon

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SHERYLDS 2/23/2013 6:20AM

    congrats on your success... go for stardom

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TORTISE110 2/23/2013 5:22AM

    Wow, 20 years! Now that is MAINTAINING. Great to read your post and wish you the very best.


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SHANNONY84 2/23/2013 4:54AM

    It sounds like you had a lot to overcome! Congratulations and stay on the right path!

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RICHHUDSON 2/23/2013 4:41AM

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RAKRHYME 2/23/2013 4:40AM

    Congrats on ur achievement! and in my eyes you are already a winner emoticon

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KENWANNE2013 2/23/2013 4:17AM

    Sounds to me like you already an overnight success - its just taken you 12 years rather than 20 emoticon so ditch the UNTIL and claim your rightful identity as a WINNER now emoticon .

You became that overnight success the point you made the decision that has got you to where you are now.

The evidence? You struggle to remember the old you , which suggests that you no longer identify with or have an attachment with the woman who struggled so much.



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SUNNYLIFE72 2/23/2013 4:12AM

  Thanks for the perspective. =)

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OLIVIANIGHT 2/23/2013 3:47AM

    Wow, it sounds like you had some serious circumstances to work against! Well done for getting there and keeping it up : )

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MANILUS 2/23/2013 2:07AM

    Way to go!

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MADAMES 2/22/2013 3:36PM

    You can do this!
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GODS_TEMPLE 2/22/2013 2:37PM

    8 years isn't very long when you stop and think about it, The last 8 years have flown by for me, and the next will fly by for you.

Then, I'll be 8 years into my 20! emoticon

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LJCANNON 2/22/2013 1:54PM

    emoticon Very Well Done!! It is good to know that Overnight Success is Just Around The Corner!! We can continue to Enjoy The Journey!

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LIVINGFREE19 2/22/2013 1:42PM

    That is great that you have come so far! You are one amazing lady I would definitely say!
I am so glad to have met you, beautiful!

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NILLAPEPSI 2/22/2013 11:08AM

    Well, by those standards, we have plenty of time. emoticon

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JOANOFSPARK 2/22/2013 9:52AM

    emoticon emoticon The great thing about losing weight and keeping it off.....it doesn't matter how long it takes..what matters is that you accomplished this really great awesome feat......and that you are still on track...... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GINA180847 2/22/2013 8:57AM

    All I can say is "You've come a long way baby!" emoticon

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GAILANN48 2/22/2013 8:08AM

    ...all I have to say is, "Thank you...again..." emoticon

:) Gail

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CAT609 2/22/2013 7:09AM

    Well done! Keep up the good work!

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HUMMINGBIRDFLY 2/22/2013 6:41AM

    You GO Girl! emoticon

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