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This is what 35lbs down looks like!!!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I wish I could've ran the race this weekend and I wish I hadn't had so much time off from exercising...I feel very weak.

On a bright note, I am officially 35lbs down today! I am hesistant in celebrating because I feel that the flu wasn't the way to get there but hey! there was a lot of hard work leading up to it.


This is a great improvement from where I was 6 months ago.


What does 35 lb weight loss mean to me?
-My anxiety is controlled without medication. This is the #1 difference in my life.
-Less back pain (minus the sprain).
-No knee pain.
-Better mental acuity.
-Lots of new friends met along the way.
-Running my first 5k!!!
-I feel freer. I don't have to worry about not being able to finish something, or not fitting into something...I'm not at goal but I'm looking forward to the future.
-Less and less migraines!!! (This is also a life changer!)
-I Breathe easier.

6 months have flown by. This is something sustainable. This is something within my control. I am so close to goal, I am so excited!!!!

I am thankful for this journey. I am thankful that I decided to "try again." I am thankful for all my sparkfriends because they are truly inspiring to me, and when I feel down or uninspired, it doesn't take much for them to pick me right back up.
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LYNMARI 4/16/2013 11:16PM

    Thank you for sharing your photos. Inspires me to keep working at getting healthier. Congratulations! You look fabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HDHAWK 4/16/2013 8:46PM

    You look great! emoticon

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RX_2_RV 4/16/2013 10:44AM

    Congratulations on all the healthy choices that lead you to this point! It is not easy, and you deserve to be proud of your accomplishments!

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Yay you!

Jane

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STAY39 4/16/2013 9:42AM

    That's so great! You look awesome! I love how it has improved your mental health- just another wonderful benefit of weight loss! Thank you for the inspiration! emoticon

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SAMZA83 4/16/2013 9:30AM

    There's a very noticable difference in pictures...congrats on all your present and continued success! emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 4/16/2013 9:20AM

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STEPHANIE302013 4/16/2013 9:01AM

    fantastic job!!

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MELMOMOF4 4/16/2013 8:57AM

    emoticon emoticon you look great.

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ANGIEN9 4/8/2013 3:09PM

    You look so emoticon after a 35 pound loss. I look forward to see you when you have lost more!

Angie

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LUCKYNUMBER25 4/3/2013 10:27PM

    Wow, what a difference! emoticon

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DATTEBERR 3/23/2013 9:57PM

    Great job. You go girl. Looking good.
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MMMMBACON 3/23/2013 10:33AM

    What amazing progress- so inspiring! emoticon

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GEMINISUE 3/23/2013 8:34AM

    Congratulations, on reaching your goal. There is a great difference! Hope you soon will be feeling healthy and energetic again, looking forward to the Wedding Pictures.

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Linda

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MAISIA 3/23/2013 2:13AM

    Great job!!! You look amazing!!

You should come join my team Looking sexy!!!

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FLORIDASUN 3/22/2013 8:41AM

    What an accomplishment...soooooo proud of you...keep on keepin' on! emoticon emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 3/21/2013 4:34PM

    emoticon WELL DONE!!
You have done fantastic with all your goals...so proud of you!!

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LBART85 3/21/2013 12:36PM

    WOW such a change in 6 months.

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NECREOUSNE 3/21/2013 11:23AM

    You are doing GREAT!!!
Remember it's a journey - not a destination!

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JAIMESIZED 3/21/2013 8:25AM

    You are DEFINITELY an inspiration! That is incredible!

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LRSILVER 3/21/2013 5:13AM

    You are doing great. You get the credit. emoticon

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JUSTLLAMA 3/21/2013 2:52AM

    You look AMAZING! Great job my friend!

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ANTHONYSGAL 3/21/2013 1:22AM

    WOW congrats hun on both the scale and non scale victories..it's not just bout weight loss but overall health and well being..GREAT JOB my friend..keep it up and reach that goal!!!

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-AMANDA79- 3/20/2013 10:15PM

    I'm not sure which is better, the pictures or the non-scale victories!!

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JEANUT 3/20/2013 9:29PM

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Congrats!!!!!
You are doing great

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/20/2013 7:44PM

    congrats, you have done amazing,

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/20/2013 6:18PM

    Wow! Very inspiring! Terrific! Wonderful! So cool emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2LABS2LOVE 3/20/2013 6:02PM

    Wow.... emoticon

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WKWJWP 3/20/2013 5:42PM

    Also your face look much much slimmer & you look tons happier!!

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WKWJWP 3/20/2013 5:41PM

    Ohhh yay!!!!! This is pretty unreal!!!! You looks great and your waist is so tiny. I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see your results in person. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PEPPYPATTI 3/20/2013 5:30PM

    Wow! You are the one who is truly inspiring! What a fantastic job you have done!
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HEALTHY-SPARK 3/20/2013 5:22PM

    Wow super awesome!! And all the other benefits too -- congrats!
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HOLLYM48 3/20/2013 5:08PM

    You are doing great! Keep up the great work. One day at a time will get you where you want to be. Congrats on your weight loss and for deciding to run a 5K. Anything is possible if we choose to make it so!
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DARLY55 3/20/2013 5:04PM

    Wow, what a difference! Congrats!

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COFFEEQUEEEN 3/20/2013 4:51PM

    I think you should add your amazingly positive attitude to that list because you've obviously blossomed during your journey. That is more inspirational than other, more visible, results...but you do look dang good in your "after" pics! Good for you!!! Soak it in; you earned it!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/20/2013 4:12PM

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I love how both of the most life-changing results are less about weight as a number on the scale and more about the overall healthier lifestyle - eating better and being more active.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/20/2013 3:56PM

    OH I am so happy for you!!!! YOu look fantastic!!! Way to go and better yet knowing it is sustainable! HUGS

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TKOVACH1 3/20/2013 3:28PM

    Congrats! You look great! Keep it up!
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Nicely done!!!!
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UWHK8STER 3/20/2013 2:13PM

    Congratulations-you look great and are making great progress. Keep up the great work!

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DRADDIE 3/20/2013 1:41PM

    Fabulous job!! Well done!!

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CLHENDY1 3/20/2013 1:35PM

    Congrats! You look great! Keep up your hard work!!

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SAMMI4444 3/20/2013 1:14PM

    You look fantastic! Keep up the great work!

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    Congrats! emoticon emoticon

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DFREITAG4 3/20/2013 1:03PM

  You look great! Congrats!

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FEELING_FROGGY 3/20/2013 1:02PM

    Great job!!

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