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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Today, I weighed in at 182. This is officially my LOWEST ADULT WEIGHT!! WOOOHOOO!!!! So what if it took over a decade to get here? The fact is I am HERE and I am here to STAY.

Anyway, losing weight has made me realize that I love my body. And to show appreciation, I want to talk about the parts of my body I love and why.

My face - I used to hate the double-chin I had and the fat cheeks. Now, my face is slimmer and smoother, leaner. My smile is more pronounced, and I love how nice I look.

My neck - I didn't realize until I started to lose weight how "flabby" my neck was! Now, I feel like a beautiful swan with an elegant, graceful neck!

My arms - I still have a long way to go on the arms, but they are nowhere near as flabby as they were. I feel stronger and more capable of living my life now that I did before.

My hands and fingers - OMG, where did these fingers come from? When did my hands look so pretty and slender?! The college ring I bought 5 years ago is loose on my ring finger - how awesome is that?!

My stomach - Another area to work on, my stomach no longer sticks out, nearly toughing the steering wheel in the car. I'm getting rid of the rolls of fat that create my muffin top (YAY!) and generally, I like the definition I am getting around my waist (I have a waist!!).

My thighs - This is one of those areas I'm really astonished about. I knew I had thick "thunder thighs" - I was starting to get a crease over my left knee from my fat! But my thighs look so skinny in jeans! And yet, I can run, walk, climb stairs without huffing and puffing.

My calves - I really haven't noticed much change in my calves, but there has been some slimming, less fat. I can wear knee-high socks without stretching them out!

I love my body and what it is becoming. I am becoming a healthier, happier individual. So what if I am not super-model thin with amazing abs and great legs? That's not what I want - I want to love my body for what it is and revel in that. And that is A-OK with me!!

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SNOW_LEOPARD_74 5/26/2013 11:02AM

    Sounds like you're getting amazing results for all the hard work and dedication you've done. Definitely things to be proud of!!

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CBAILEYC 5/24/2013 11:02AM

    Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment and pay-off for all your hard work and determination!

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BHEALTHY4ME1 5/24/2013 12:00AM

  What a wonderful blog! We should all celebrate our bodies. When I was "bigger" I had a back issue that caused me to be in great pain when I tried to walk. I feel so grateful every day when I hop out of bed & just start my day without a care. I will never be a fashion model, but I can be healthy & that suits me just fine. emoticon

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RIGEIN24 5/23/2013 11:49PM

    Awesome read. Want to know what I like? That it brings you here and allows you to bare your soul to us. How it has the power to get stronger and healthier every day so you'll be with us for years to come. It's uniqueness and beauty, which we as individuals don't always recognize in ourselves. We all need to love our bodies for sure! emoticon on your progress!

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SNOWYOGA 5/23/2013 8:32PM

    emoticon emoticon And as they say the first thing is to love ourselves (yourself)And great job with everything! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HELEN_BRU 5/23/2013 7:54PM

    Good for you! Way to go!! emoticon

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PRETTYPITHY 5/23/2013 4:42PM

    I know exactly how you feel ("I have a waist?! I HAVE A WAIST!!"). Apparently, I have ribs in my torso (not that they are visible! Just feel-able), collar bones below my neck (WTF?) and a muscle that lives inside my calf. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't believe me -- I can scarcely believe it myself. emoticon

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CAALAN23 5/23/2013 4:32PM

    Aww, I love this and yes, you are beautiful!


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CHIHUAHUAMOM2 5/23/2013 3:24PM

  Great!!! Be proud of yourself, you've done a great job!!

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