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Monday, March 04, 2013

I realized yesterday that I weighed in at 244. That's 44 pounds gone and 44 to go before I hit that 200 mark. I know 200 pounds is still not a reasonable weight for a 5'2'' woman, but it feels like this is a major deal. Half way to that first BIG milestone. Of course I've been counting the little ones all along: every 5 is a little jump of joy. Every ten I walk around grinning like an idiot. When I hit 50 it's going to be surreal.

I also wonder: What will I look like? What will I feel like? To this point, I am still comfortably wearing my old clothes and I don't feel any difference when I walk or ski. Soon though there will have to be a breaking point. This will show. I will wear smaller clothes. I will have more stamina.

It's like driving to somewhere you've never been before and realizing when you climb out of that car, everything will be different! Well...bring it on! I deserve a vaction!

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GRAPLEIRIS 3/6/2013 12:38AM

    Thank you everyone for your support!

The weight loss is surreal: almost like it's happening to someone else and I'm just watching. I'm waiting for it to sink in that: IT'S ME!

Even at my heaviest I was not miserable. I was remarkably healthy for a woman my size and fairly active. I had come into my own and resolved a lot of issues somewhere in my 30's and was very contentedly enjoying the gifts I'd been blessed with in my life. I did figure I was playing Russian Roulette with my health and that it would be wise to try to drop some weight BEFORE I had any issues.

Also: I'm really wondering: What's it like NOT to be the fat chick???

I have no idea because I have ALWAYS been fat. Maybe I get to find out huh?

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TOADIE2013 3/5/2013 3:02PM

    You are doing great keep it up! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 3/4/2013 4:47PM

    emoticon I'm SO happy for you. I am 5'4" and my top weight was 214# when I joined Sparks and I was SO miserable, so I can't imagine being more than that, as I hated the heat rash I had under my bra straps and the "chubrub" with my thighs. Now I've been reading Richard Bernstein MD's "The Diabetic Diet" and although I just have INSULIN RESISTANCE (he says ALL obese people have it) I have learned so much. He has lectures on YouTube that are so helpful. He has had Type 1 diabetes since he was 12 and he is 78 now.

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