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Wow! I did it!!!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Today was the day that I officially hit 20lbs lost!

This is huge for me! After I did a little research I realized I am now 4lbs under my starting weight when I joined Spark in 2011 and 20.4lbs from my “oh hell no!” weight. It took me THIS long (and a little over 20lbs gained, being diagnosed with GERD, chronic sinus infections, and OAB along with the death of my dad) to figure out what works for me.

I am proud to say the GERD is under control as are the sinus infections. The OAB…that is a forever thing but weight loss often helps it and I can feel a difference- not as many “flare ups.” Dealing with the grief of losing my dad is hard and I am still experiencing it daily but I am more motivated than ever to honor his memory by striving to get healthy on ALL levels!

So, with the scale tipping in my favor (for once lol) I went to yet another dentist’s appointment with a bit of a strut and yes…lose pants! I got two more cavities filled with no problems and spoke to her about my retainers. She tried to refit my old ones with no success. We decided game plan would be finish off all my dental work (2 more cavities to fill and DONE! YES!) and she will fit me for new retainers. I’ve no clue how much my dental insurance will cover if at all but it needs to be done. I will know once the billing department does a little research for me and gets back to me. Fingers crossed my dental insurance covers at least some!

All and all I am feeling really good! I still have a lot more to lose but it’s nice to see the scale showing all my hard work between eating the right choices and portion sizes to kickin butts in work outs! I have to say the fitbit has been a great tool and has helped a lot! Right now I am so inspired. My next goal? 10 more pounds down! Watch me I can do it!!!!!!

Hope everyone is well!

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MZKYNDLY 5/14/2013 12:08PM

    Congrats on 20 pounds down!! AND finding what works for you!!

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JEANNIE1238 5/10/2013 11:03AM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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MELIVA 5/9/2013 11:25PM

    Niiiice!

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KITTYROXX 5/9/2013 10:19PM

    Congratulations!!!

I'm sorry you lost your father. I loved reading in the past how much you adored him. When my fiance lost his father, he swore to make healthful changes as a dedication to him as well. I'm sure your dad is cheering for you whereever he is now!

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TESENISIS1 5/9/2013 3:34PM

    Awesome!!! I completely understand losing a father. My dad died in 2011 and I still miss him a lot and find that he inspires me to get healthy. I am also 20 lbs down since I left work last August and am so thankful...next goal is to get down to my wedding weight - 170. That is only 10 more pounds.

Let's get this going!!!
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BOOKWORM27S 5/9/2013 2:49PM

    Congrats!
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PRETTYPITHY 5/9/2013 2:32PM

    GERD was also a huge motivator for me, that thing is no joke! Bleh! My symptoms are all but gone 60+ pounds later! Keep up the good work.

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SWEET_CAROLYN 5/9/2013 2:22PM

    What a great job!! Keep up the fantastic work! emoticon

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VLINDER2014 5/9/2013 2:13PM

    Congrats on all you have Accomplished.. be proud of that .. you did it through adversity and prevailed.. emoticon

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ADARKARA 5/9/2013 2:07PM

    emoticon on 20 lbs down! You've been dealing with a lot lately, but in my opinion that only makes the success all the sweeter!

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