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The Wonder of Onderland

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This past week I accomplished a seemingly small goal - I hit 199! Goodbye 200's, I'm not sad to see you go!

Hitting 199 isn't a particularly important goal. Starting my program, losing my 10% goal, fitting into size 16 and now size 14 jeans, eating healthier, having less sweets cravings - those are really big goals (at least in my book!). I haven't lost a huge amount since the week previous - but those few pounds I lost mean a lot to me.

I've always been a big girl. I think when I was 14, I was probably 180 pounds maybe a size 12 if the clothes were right. I tried so hard to lose weight, but it was tough. I was a book girl - I loved to read. Sure I didn't mind some outdoors play - riding bikes or walking. But coupled with my loving of reading, I loved sweets. I wouldn't say I was terrible about eating sweets when I was 14, but I certainly was no saint. After we moved to a wetter climate, the weight came on with the weather. And the 180's, which I had despaired over not being 130, were long gone.

199 may not mean that much, but to me it is one step closer to a healthy weight. It represents how I am making my life better. It represents all the things I can do now. It represents how I am taking control and not letting food have its way with my body. It represents how I DID something, how I accomplished so much (almost 70 pounds lost!!). I'm very proud of my loss, and I'm even more excited about whittling away those last ~50 pounds!

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KARIEWILLIS 4/20/2013 4:03PM

    Hey now, it is a big deal! This is quite an accomplishment, and I'm so happy for you! =)

I think when I get down to 199 (only 93 pounds to go, ha ha!), I'll have to go on a cruise or something to celebrate. You have every right to be proud and excited! You definitely should be.

Keep up this awesome work!

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SUSANELAINE1956 4/17/2013 2:21PM

    emoticon I think each new set of 10's is worth celebrating. It may only be a number, but it is also a sign that what you are doing is working. You are getting healthier and closer to your goals all the time. This is a big accomplishment, and I'm really happy for you. emoticon

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CAALAN23 4/17/2013 1:08PM

    WooHoo for onederland! Sometimes numbers are milestones and 199 is a big one! You are crushing it! Keep it up!

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PRETTYPITHY 4/17/2013 1:02PM

    Congrats! Reaching Onederland is a HUGE deal, but yes, you are right, the skills you learned to get there are what's going to push you even further down the road! emoticon emoticon

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BEANIES_MOM 4/17/2013 4:31AM

    emoticon That is awesome!!

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SNOWYOGA 4/16/2013 11:20PM

    emoticon And it is! Your now in what i'm told Neverland emoticon I cant wait emoticon emoticon Woot! Woot!

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KRISTINE99 4/16/2013 11:13PM

    Woot woot! I just knew you would get there soon eough. Congratulations, my friend. Keep up the wonderful work. All your hard work is paying off :D

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TKLBRIDGET 4/16/2013 10:02PM

    I'm so happy for you! Wow, almost 70 pounds!
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/16/2013 9:17PM

    Congrats on hitting onderland!! Keep up the good work!!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 4/16/2013 3:58PM

    199 ... emoticon emoticon I think it is Awesome .. Almost 70 lbs lost.. emoticon That is so Awesome also..

Enjoy your success .. YOU DID IT !! hard work and all . PROPS !!

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RUROUNIGIRLL 4/16/2013 3:50PM

    Congrats again! Even if it's just a couple of pounds lost, I bet seeing that number in the hundreds place tick down is a huge mental boost. And it means you are well more than halfway to your goal, which is awesome!
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MSJESSPDX 4/16/2013 2:47PM

    YAHOO!! That is a HUGE deal, but way to keep perspective, too, on what really matters!

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    Congratulations - I know how it feels to step over that threshold. You can do it! Keep up the great work.


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LAILATN 4/16/2013 2:45PM

    Awesome - what a mental boost to get under 200. You can so do it!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 4/16/2013 2:26PM

    Good for you! Finding hobbies that you love as much as reading (I found some!) will be key for you, like it was for me!


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SW33TINSANITY 4/16/2013 2:09PM

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PEZCATHY 4/16/2013 1:53PM

    I think you have the right mindset! And 199 is an AWESOME milestone! Every pound is an accomplishment, every "bad" food we replace with a "good" food is an accomplishment. So proud of you! Keep it up, you are doing so well!

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