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Reached my first major goal today!!!!

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

I started living a new healthy lifestyle in December and my first major goal was to lose 10% of my starting weight. Today I achieved that goal and I couldn't be happier.

I woke up this morning with terrible back pain, but I made myself go to the gym. I weighed in and I have officially lost 30 pounds! I'm beyond happy and proud of my successes. I fit better in my clothes, my pants are all falling off my hips and I'm looking forward to more hard work and more successes.

My next major goal is to be under 250 pounds, something I haven't been for probably more than 7 or 8 years. I want to get rid of my "depression" weight and get physical again. I used to consider myself an athlete, and I so want to have that again in the future. I want to be 250 by the end of May.

May 4th is a 5k race that my friends and I are walking. But I've also heard about another 5k on June 15 of this year. That date holds a lot of history for me. On that day in 1997, my oldest friend died. He was 17. He has almost been gone as long as he was on this earth and I started this healthy lifestyle due partially to this friend. How can I still be alive, still allowed to live past age 17 and I waste that time by gaining weight and living a sad and sedentary life? How can I do that? So I finally got serious and decided that it was time to start living a life that Jason would be proud of and a lifestyle that I can be proud of as well. So, I'm hoping to do the June 5k as well and to be fifty pounds lighter by then would be a great way to celebrate the much too short life of my friend.

I've had a pretty good weekend! I only avoided doing my homework so it'll be an early day tomorrow to get some of my reading done. I go to a naturopathic doctor on Friday this week and am spending the weekend with my mom since her birthday is Sunday. I'm excited but also nervous about my habits and me staying strong enough to maintain the healthy choices I've been making for two and a half months.

Yippee! Hope you all have had a great weekend and are ready for another week to start!
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SUPERSYLPH 7/28/2013 7:38PM

    emoticon I hope you met your goal!

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WHITEANGEL4 5/29/2013 9:40AM

    Congratulations, you have done a great job. Keep it up and you will be where you want to be

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ELIZABETH5268 4/23/2013 3:24PM

    That's a very good way to remember your friend. He'd be proud of you.

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MARYBETHMORGAN 3/25/2013 6:08PM

  Keep up the great work! Your friend would be proud.

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DEBORAHSPARKLES 3/22/2013 1:57AM

    Good for you!!! Congratulations on reaching your first goal! Very impressive and inspiring! I'm new to SparkPeople and reading your story is a great motivator. Good luck in your 5Ks and Keep going! Bravo! emoticon

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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 3/16/2013 11:59AM

    emoticon WOW! Your are doing great!
Thank you for sharing...

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LUNADRAGON 3/15/2013 6:52PM

    I am proud of you too. That is inspiring. Thank you for sharing it.
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GRGAP86 3/14/2013 1:54PM

  way to go, keep up the good work

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LEANMEAN2 3/14/2013 7:28AM

    Thanks for sharing.
Good luck with your goals.


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BEATRIZ269 3/13/2013 11:41PM

    Awesome accomplishment. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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MRSKATEDUVALL 3/13/2013 6:25PM

    way to meet your first goal. Here is to the next milestone!

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TWINZMOM7 3/13/2013 2:50PM

  Congratulations! That is awesome!

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SLIMMINGSHAY 3/13/2013 2:36PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your friend but I commend you on your efforts and how they are paying off! Great job! Good luck on your races~!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 3/13/2013 12:07AM

    How wonderful!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you!!! :) I'm so happy for your success - 10% is a fabulous achievement and I'm sure has made a huge difference already in how much more you can enjoy life. :) Yaaaay!!


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GLENMORRISGIRL 3/12/2013 11:16PM

  Isn't it funny that just when we're ready to give up we often make our biggest breakthroughs? Good for you, I'm working toward 10% too, I have a way to go but your story is inspiring me and renewing my determination!


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2BDYNAMIC 3/12/2013 9:17PM

    So proud of you as I am sure your beloved friend, Jason would be .......... You sound like a wonderful person ............... certainly the kind of friend we all want .......... You are paying a most respectful tribute and the fact you have already lost 30# is fantastic!! ............. Know you will get to your ultimate goals ....... and emoticon for sharing this beautiful story! ............ Jan

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MARYM1962 3/12/2013 3:05PM

  good job! and such a short time too - that is a very good start. Your honoring your friend is a wonderful thing and must help you keep on track as well - keep up the good work

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CHOCOHOLIC4LIFE 3/12/2013 2:16PM

    emoticon and keep up the great work!


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KAB7801 3/12/2013 12:09PM

    Woohoo!
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FIRECOM 3/12/2013 12:04PM

    A great journey starts with the smallest step. An old cliché but is so darn true. Congrats on the 10 % loss.

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MBEHNKEN 3/12/2013 11:48AM

    Great job!

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MANDYLOVE_76 3/12/2013 11:30AM

    WTG! CONGRATS!!!!

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    Congrats!

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BANDMOM2012 3/12/2013 9:48AM

    Losing 10% is an amazing accomplishment! We are proud of you!!!!

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SFREY217 3/12/2013 9:15AM

    Congrats on you weight loss and reaching your fist goal !! It does get easier and becomes second nature to keep eating healthy. There will be slip up in your eating, but just remember to get back up when you fall. Good luck on your 5K races !!

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SCRAPBECCA 3/12/2013 8:50AM

    Well done! As a newbie here your progress is inspiring to me! emoticon

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MOMOSG 3/12/2013 8:27AM

    Congratulations! Job well done.

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MADZI88 3/12/2013 7:53AM

    Way to GO!!!!! Keep it up!!!

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    Congratulations

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JKPONYGIRL 3/12/2013 7:33AM

    this is so touching. I wish you well on your journey.
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