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    SWEET_CAROLYN   23,858
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Today I stepped on the scale and was surprised to see the dial rest at "184". I was even HAPPIER to see the news on my Spark Homepage - according to the BMI, I am 29.8, which takes me OUT of the Obese category and into the Overweight category.

This is positively HUGE. I have been Obese (according to the BMI) probably 99% of my adult life; the only time I was not was a brief time in 2006 where I think I got as low as 183. (I doubt it lasted more than a month or two.)

I am just so excited! I've felt really great about my progress, but this one little thing, dipping into the Overweight category, makes me feel SUPER proud.

My goal is to get within the normal, healthy range, under my BMI of 25, which means less than 155 (I think - I can't remember now :P). My specific weight goal is 145 - within the normal range, but not TOO low. And now, it's a mere 39 pounds away. 39 pounds!! WOW!! I can't believe I'm over 2/3 of the way there!

Thank you to my wonderful SparkFriends (along with my family) for their unending support! You make this journey so much more fun and enjoyable :)
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ALL4BMI 5/21/2013 1:07PM

    Congratulations!

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STRONGDJ 5/19/2013 8:41AM

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You go girl!!!
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DRIEDOUT 5/18/2013 10:49PM

    It sounds funny, but I too wish that I was overweight. Taken out of context, most people would find that sentence mortifying. Those of us who've been hanging out in obese land know the difference, and it's huge. You can be overweight, and perceived as a "normal" person. Once you get into the obese territory, it is common for people to start treating you as a "fat person," as though that made us a different species. Having ranged between 102 and 235 more than once in my adult life, I'm really looking forward to "normal" overweight, and, only if I can maintain it in a healthy way, "normal" "normal" would really be cool!
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PINKPUSSYCAT62 5/17/2013 11:07PM

    Woo Hoo for you! That is so awesome! I am jealous! emoticon emoticon

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UWHK8STER 5/17/2013 12:16PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's awesome!

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SNOWYOGA 5/17/2013 11:09AM

    I'm so happy for you and you have been really done a great job! Keep going your getting even closer emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TINAJ15 5/17/2013 8:15AM

    Amazing! What a great accomplishment! Congrats! emoticon

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DRKEYEZ820 5/16/2013 4:14PM

    yay for goals coming true! its stuff like this that, keep people like me moving and on the right track! WTG on all your hard work, and success, you truly deserve this! This is YOUR TIME, and your SO WORTH IT!

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LAILATN 5/16/2013 3:23PM

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So happy for your success!

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MISSBOOBOOKITTY 5/16/2013 2:58PM

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BHEALTHY4ME1 5/16/2013 2:36PM

  Do the happy dance!! emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 5/16/2013 12:35PM

    Incredible! Huge congrats! Can't wait to post a similar blog in a few months! emoticon

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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 5/16/2013 12:23PM

    Just want you to know how proud I am! That is more than awesome - and I can't wait to get there myself - I know how huge a milestone it is!

Do a happy dance - because that is definitely an achievement worth dancing about!

Congrats, Sumay

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CBAILEYC 5/16/2013 12:18PM

    Congrats! Those are awesome numbers. Well done on your hard work paying off.
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ADARKARA 5/16/2013 12:05PM

    AWESOMMMMMMMMMME!!!! It feels GREAT, doesn't it?! I'm about 15 lbs from being in my "normal" range, and I'm so excited!

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GARHCSL 5/16/2013 12:01PM

  Congratulations. I finally got off my plateau of 3 weeks and am loosing again. It is a great feeling. Thankfully, I have a very supportive husband who is aiding and abetting me all the way. Even cooks. I hate doing the same thing over and over.
I know how happy you must be.

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