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    MARIO432   41,637
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One Year

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's hard to believe that a year has past since I've reached my goal weight. I have had some bad days but more good & I've learned there's hope in each new day & worth every minute.
The day I found Sparkpeople is the day my life changed. I believe that it has saved my life. In Sept. 2010 I was a very unhappy & unhealthy when I read an article in a woman's magazine how a woman had lost weight by going on a website.
This is me at my starting weight of 250 lbs. & only 5'2".

I love to track my food so it was fun to go on the site & see how many more calories I could eat. I took it slow - only lost 1 to 1&1/2 lb. a week. I made sure I had a snack between each meal & before I went to bed. I had been doing some aquasizing already, but I bought myself a recumbent bike. Now I'm trying to walk everyday. Exercise is fun because I can move so much better & faster. It's amazing how much more energy a person has. I'm sure there are still some of my so called "friends" who are just waiting for me to slip up & start gaining it back, but it only makes me watch even closer.
I usually have a treat a day - I don't cheat - I treat myself , as long it is in my calorie range. I love my fruit & vegetables & try to get as many as I can in a day as well as 8 or more glasses of water. My hair seems to be thicker, my skin is clear , my blood pressure is in normal range & I've been able to cut my cholesterol pill in half. The best part is the compliments & how that makes you feel so much better about yourself.
This is a picture of me today - happy & healthy at 145 lbs.

So let me tell you if I can get healthy - anyone can.
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1BEACHWALKER 5/4/2013 3:53AM

    emoticon Such an awesome transformation and the best part is you did it the right way...slow and made it a lifestyle change. Good to hear how you did it and what you are now doing to maintain...very good advice! Thanks for blogging about it, very encouraging to hear from someone who worked very hard and was and still is successful! You are looking fantastic!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EBEAMS 4/29/2013 6:44PM

    That's so awesome ... Yep, I agree ... You ARE amazing! Congrats!

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QUOOTIE 4/28/2013 9:44PM

    YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! So happy for you.

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