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It's been 4 months... but the journey started 3 years ago!


Saturday, March 09, 2013

November 6th is when my "rebirth" started. Wednesday was 4 months into the journey... There's been ups and downs during the 4 months but it's been an awesome ride!

Let's look at the numbers since November 6th...

Staying within calorie limits = 149 days
Drinking 8 glasses of water = 21 weeks
Exercise 90 minutes per week or more = 21 weeks

Pounds lost = 30

But if I look at how much weight I have lost since my high of 264 pounds, I am down 50 pounds since 2010. Here's what 50 pounds looks like over the years...

Here's a picture circa 2004... I stayed around my high until early 2010 when I started Sparkpeople.




Picture taken in early July 2012 at my son's baseball game before my rebirth...



Picture taken this past Monday March 4th at my office...



It is starting to become noticeable! This makes it worth the wait! It's a nice pace, not too crazy. And as they say, slow and steady wins the race!



The key message to reaching any goal is CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY, CONSISTENCY!!!



I am happy with the routine I have developed with both my nutrition and exercise. It takes daily proactive planning, active engagement in my nutrition and exercise. It is hard work!! But after 4 months, the healthy habits are setting in... do I have slip ups? I SURE DO!

The big difference when slipping up now is that I put it behind me and start fresh! One slip does not derail me!

I am looking forward to the next 50 pounds!!

Here's to our good health!

Anna

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/11/2013 6:20PM

    emoticon You are doing well and I'm so proud of you! I can really see a difference in your pictures! I'm glad that you have found what works for you! emoticon Keep up the great work!! emoticon emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/10/2013 10:32PM

    Wow. You look amazing and are doing great!!!

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GODS_TEMPLE 3/10/2013 3:49PM

    You are doing GREAT! Looks like you've got the formula figured out. emoticon

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ANY010113 3/10/2013 1:06PM

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 3/10/2013 5:07AM

    Oh, I'm so glad to read your blog again! You make me smile. I love your inspiring posts. You've worked so hard! Beautiful!

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BLUEFISH1881 3/10/2013 12:14AM

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BARBIE176 3/9/2013 11:21PM

    What a emoticon blog. You can really tell the difference in your pictures. It is awesome that you have found a plan that works for you. Keep up the great work!

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KELTIC-CARA 3/9/2013 10:04PM

    Very inspirational blog, thanks

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JULIERAE41 3/9/2013 5:31PM

    Anna,
You have come such a distance. Not just physically but mentally and spiritually as well. I am so happy for you. I tend to get too regimented in my thinking and it knocks me off track. Your kindness to yourself is commendable! You go, Girl!

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KOFFEENUT 3/9/2013 3:19PM

    Good for you! You're right - consistency is key (NOT perfection!). I have no doubt the healthy lifestyle habits you're building now will make a difference for the rest of your life!

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BEMORESTUBBORN 3/9/2013 1:36PM

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 3/9/2013 1:17PM

    emoticon Good Job Thanks for sharing the pictures emoticon


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BOOKAPHILE 3/9/2013 10:32AM

    You're doing so well, Anna! We've both been working at this since November, and both of us are showing some good results. You've lost a bunch! Well done! emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 3/9/2013 9:57AM

    emoticon Keep up the GREAT work!

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