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101lbs lost and counting!


Monday, April 29, 2013

So I have now hit 101lbs lost and I thought I should probably write a blog about it and add in some pictures to document my journey so far.

I have been over weight as long as I can remember. I have tried every "diet" in the book. I always lost weight... and then always gained it back, plus more. Finally, in January 2011, I decided that I had had enough! My husband (then fiance) and I joined a gym and started making small changes in our diets. The weight started coming off pretty quickly. I found Spark People in May 2011 by accident when googling something! I am so glad I did. It is such a great resource! By my September 2011 wedding, I had lost 90lbs in 9 months. I was super excited. Then 2 weeks later, we found out I was pregnant. During my pregnancy I gained waaaay too much. 60lbs. Ugh. I gave birth to my gorgeous son May 30, 2012. After giving birth the weight came off soooo slowly. But eventually I lost the sixty I had gained plus 11 more! And that gets me to my 101lbs and counting! I still have more weight to lose and more work to do but I am so happy with my progress at this point. I can't wait to continue to my goals.

Starting weight: 350
Current weight: 249

Starting BMI: 54
Current BMI: 38

Starting Pants Size: 28
Current Size: 18


Besides these statistics I have lost tons of inches from my entire body. I have more energy, and I'm a beast in the gym. LOL. I've become a runner, which is something I thought I'd never call myself. Especially considering the fact that I couldn't run 20 feet when I started my weight loss journey.

So here are some embarassing pics from my chubbier days:





The girl in those pictures above was unhealthy, unhappy, depressed, and unmotivated. I never want to go back to that life.. it's not really living, it's just getting by.

Now here are some more recent pictures of me:




This girl is happier, healthier, and looking forward to an awesome life! I can't wait to continue my journey to better health and be a great wife, great mother, and role model for my son!
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MY9STONEJOURNEY 5/28/2013 3:37PM

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STEPHANIE302013 5/28/2013 11:17AM

    Congrats!!!

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FEB_SHOWERS16 5/28/2013 11:14AM

    Go, girl!!!!

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KLOVELYJ 5/28/2013 9:22AM

    You go girl!!! So very inspiring! Keep it up girl...you've def got this!!!
~Leena


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ADZY86 5/28/2013 9:13AM

    You look AMAZING! Wow! You've done it! Hard work pays off. I'm so impressed and inspired emoticon

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BFG1984 4/30/2013 5:20AM

    that is an amazing change! congrats...

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ALBATROSS925 4/30/2013 12:37AM

    I am so amazed by you!

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SPACEBUTTERFLY 4/29/2013 10:01PM

  You look great! Way to go!

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SCRAPBECCA 4/29/2013 9:53PM

    emoticon Way to go!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 4/29/2013 9:36PM

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!

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JMB2LOSE 4/29/2013 9:34PM

  Awesome job! I hope to tell a story like yours one day about my success. You are an inspiration. :) thanks for sharing.

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IN102WIN 4/29/2013 9:28PM

    congratulations on your success!

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JENNJO322 4/29/2013 9:28PM

  Congrats!! Keep up the great work!!!

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KERRIELYNN719 4/29/2013 9:22PM

    Wow...such an inspiration...keep it up!

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BEJOYFULL 4/29/2013 9:20PM

    You are a beautiful person. It takes a lot of determination and focus to loose all that weight. I congratulate you on your effort.

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